99th Ohio Infantry
compiled by Larry Stevens
References for this Unit
- see also Bibliography of State-Wide References
- Ohio In The War-Volume II. Whitelaw Reid. Moore, Wilstach & Baldwin. Cincinnati 1868
- Harrison Leathers Journals 1862-1865. Harrison Leathers 1834-1902. Journal entries detailing daily activities, physical and emotional condition of a soldier serving with Co. A, 99th O.V.I. Microfilm. Call# MS 575 mf. Center for Archival Collections. Bowling Green State University. Bowling Green. Ohio
- Thomas Corwin Honnell Papers. Thomas C. Honnell. 15th and 99th OVI. Civil War letters to family and friends in Shelby County, Ohio. 57 items. Call# VFM 2963. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- Steedman and His Men at Chickamauga. by Joseph T. Woods. 133 pgs. Blade Printing & Paper Co. Toledo. Ohio. 1876
- National Tribune. Lookout Mountain. Who Planted the First Flag on The Fort. William Zay. September 22, 1889
- National Tribune. Nashville Campaign. The Last Troops to Enter the City Before the Battle. William Taylor. May 22, 1890
- National Tribune. A Regimental Surgeon. His Experience During the First Six Months in the Field. Joseph T. Woods. May 9, 1901 and May 16, 1901
- National Tribune. A Cold New Year's Breakfast. Robert Martin. May 5, 1904. Stone's River
- National Tribune. The Atlanta Campaign. Extracts from a Diary -- Killing of Gen. Polk -- Death of Capt. Simonson. Henry M. Trimble. September 23, 1909
- National Tribune. Because His Name Was Jesse. Jesse S. Miller. September 30, 1915. Name of a Morgan Raider
- National Tribune. Upon Lookout's Walls. Josiah Moorhead. March 22, 1926
- National Tribune. Ohio at Lookout. J. Moorhead. July 21, 1927
- Day books-biography and related documents of the Civil War era, 1862 - 1865 / Harrison Leathers. Harrison Leathers. Helen L. Prill compiler. 76 pgs. facsims, genealogy table, map, port. 28 cm. H.L. Prill. Van Wert. Ohio. 1984. Call# 86- 1898. Historical Society Library Pamphlet Collection. University Wisconsin Madison.
- Letters Home: The Personal Side of the American Civil War by Jacob Early. Jacob Early 50th and 99th OVI. Compiled & edited by Robert A. Driver & Gloria S. Driver. 106 pgs. Published by the Authors. Roseburg. OR. 1993. Call# E525.5 99th .E24 1992. Library of Congress. Washington. DC
- Unit Bibliography. U.S. Army Military History Institute. Carlisle Barracks. PA. 1995
- A Shouting of Orders: A History of the 99th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment. by Kevin B. McCray. 648 pgs. Xlibris Corporation. 2003
Capt. Wm. Zay 99th OVI
Later Transferred to 50th OVI
Courtesy of and Copyright © L.M. Strayer Collection
HistoryOrganized August 26, 1862, under Colonel Albert Longworthy, it soon proceeded to Kentucky and took part in the defense of Louisville. After coming under the command of Colonel Peter T. Swaine, formerly of the 15th Regulars, it pursued Bragg southward and operated against John Morgan, an in December took part in the battle of Stone River. At Chickamauga it was engaged both days with considerable loss. In November, 1864, it participated in the battles of Lookout Mountain and Mission Ridge, and in May, 1864, started with Thomas' army on the Atlanta campaign, fighting at Rocky Face Ridge, Kenesaw, Atlanta, Jonesboro and Lovejoy. At Kenesaw it held a ridge against desperate assaults of the enemy, and the men fired an average of one hundred rounds. It pursued Hood northward and joined Thomas at Nashville, taking active part in the battle at that place. It followed Hood as far as Columbia, where the Regiment was consolidated with the 50th Ohio.
From Dyer's Compendium99th Regiment Infantry. Organized at Camp Lima, Allen County, Ohio, and mustered in August 26, 1862. Ordered to Lexington, Ky., August 31, thence moved to Cynthiana, Ky., September 3, thence to Covington, Ky., and to Louisville, Ky., September 17. Attached to 23rd Brigade, 5th Division, Army of the Ohio, September, 1862. 23rd Brigade, 5th Division, 2nd Corps, Army Ohio, to November, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, Left Wing 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 21st Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to June, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 23rd Army Corps, Army Ohio, June, 1864. 4th Brigade, 2nd Division, 23rd Army Corps, to August, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 23rd Army Corps, to December, 1864.
SERVICE.--Pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky October 1-15. Battle of Perryville, Ky., October 8 (Reserve). March to Nashville, Tenn., October 16-November 7, and duty there till December 26. Advance on Murfreesboro, Tenn., December 26-30. Battle of Stone's River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. Duty at Murfreesboro till June. Middle Tennessee or Tullahoma Campaign June 23-July 7. March to McMinnville, and duty there till August 16. Passage of the Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Battle of Chickamauga September 19-20. Siege of Chattanooga September 24-November 23. Reopening Tennessee River October 26-29. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Orchard Knob November 23. Lookout Mountain November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. Pigeon Hills November 26. Ringgold Gap, Taylor's Ridge, November 27. Camp at Shellmound till February, 1864. Demonstration on Dalton, Ga., February 22-27. Tunnel Hill, Buzzard's Roost Gap, and Rocky Face Ridge February 23-25. At Cleveland till May. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-September 8. Tunnel Hill May 6-7. Demonstration on Rocky Face Ridge May 8-11. Buzzard's Roost Gap May 8-9. Demonstrations on Dalton May 9-13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Near Kingston May 18-19. Near Cassville May 19. Advance on Dallas May 22-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Muddy Creek June 17. Noyes Creek June 19. Kolb's Farm June 22. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Ruff's Mills July 3-4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Decatur July 19. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Utoy Creek August 5-7. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Pursuit of Hood into Alabama October 3-26. Nashville Campaign November-December. Columbia, Duck River, November 24-27. Battle of Franklin November 30. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. Consolidated with 50th Ohio Infantry December 31, 1864. Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 80 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 256 Enlisted men by disease. Total 342.
Thanks to Dr. Richard A. Sauers for the initial research and indexing of the National Tribune articles.
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