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Timothy Haley

B-.-nj. W. Mason

Isaac N. Hobill

Alex. Carpenter

John It. Cross ,

Otway Watson

John Deckey

Joshua 31. Wells

Chas. Sinnet

Lucius Windle

Horatio N. Benjamin .

J. C. Bostwick

George W. Holmes

Francis 0. Scarth

Aquilla Tolaud

Chas. C. Hayes

oseph Swisher

Hiram C. Tipton

Edward P. Haynes

Wm. K. Hanewalt

Chas. Garman

James S. Wheelock

Cyrus G. Piatt

John S. Skeels

Jesse W. Dungan

John W. Kile

George McCrea

James It, Ladd

Theodore D. Bentley..,

Edward Grouse

Jonathan Watson

George H. Lippincott .

David H. Chatfield

George W. Brigham....

Jesse W. Dungan

James Coultis

Joseph Parker

Wm. Grove

Ambrose E. Grafton...

Wm. A 31. Davis

Timothy Haley

Isaac N. Hobill

Alex. Carpenter

Benj. W. Mason



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3Iustered out with regiment.
Slustered out with regiment.
Mustered out with regiment as Adjutant.
Mustered out with regiment.
Slustered out with regiment.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Resigned November 17, 1862.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Resigned 3Iay 14 1863.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Resigned August 5, 1863.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Resigned 3Iarch 15, 1.-63.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Killed iu action September 20, 1863.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Killed September 20, 1863.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Commission returned.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Killed June 27, 1864.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.



113th OHIO VOLUNTEER INFANTRY.



THE organization of this regiment was commenced at Camp Chase in August, 18G2.
Only seven companies were recruited there, and the regiment was ordered to Camp
Zanesville, and then to Camp Dennison, a company being added at each place.

On the 27th of December it was ordered to Louisville, where danger was expected from the
Morgan raid. The order was altogether unexpected, as the organization was incomplete ; but in
two hours after its reception the One Hundred and Thirteenth was on its way, finely equipped.
For some time after its arrival at Louisville, it encamped within the limits of the city, and
received praise for its orderly conduct and soldierly bearing. In January, 1863, it moved to
Mauldraugh's Hill, distant from Louisville about thirty miles, on the Louisville and Nashville
Railroad, but returned again the next month and embarked for Nashville. The trip occupied an
unusual length of time, and by the overcrowding of transports the regiment sustained as serious
injury as in any of the great battles in which it afterward participated. On arriving at Nashville
many of the officers and men were sent to the hospital, where they suffered greatly from malig-
nant fevers.

The regiment moved to Franklin, having been assigned to General C. C. Gilbert's division,
participated in several expeditions against the enemy, and worked almost incessantly upon an
extensive line of fortifications. The command formed the right wing of the Army of the Cum-
berland, and, joining other divisions at Triune, entered upon the Tullahoma campaign, but way



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not in an engagement. Remaining at Shelbyville until the partial reorganization of the army,
it participated in the Chattanooga campaign as a part of the Reserve Corps. After a wearisome
and trying march over the mountains, the One Hundred and Thirteenth bore a distinguished
part in the sanguinary battle of Chickamauga, being brought into action on the afternoon of the
eecond day. at the most critical point and moment. It was a bloody baptism for the regiment, as
its loss was one hundred and thirty-eight officers and men out of three hundred and eighty-two.
It fell back to Chattanooga with the army, and endured all the trials and privations of the siege.
The division, which had been designated as the Second, of the Fourteenth Corps, was detached
from its corps at the battle of Mission Ridge, and formed a part of General Sherman's force. It
formed the reserve line, and was not actively engaged; but in the subsequent pursuit of the
enemy it fought with some loss at Stuart's Creek.

The regiment moved to the relief of Knoxville, and endured all the sufferings and trials of
the campaign. The men marched without sufficient clothing, without blankets or overcoats, and
many of them without shoes ; and, after Longstreet was forced to retire — weary, ragged, and foot-
sore — they returned to Chattanooga, arriving December 21st. After a short rest the regiment waa
ordered to McAfee's Church, eight miles south, to erect winter-quarters. While thus engaged it
was sent on advance outpost-duty, on New-Year's eve, 1863-4, and being without shelter, suffered
severely during that intensely cold night. During the winter several officers were absent on
recruiting service, and, as a result of their labors, company K was formed, and the regimental
organization was completed. The monotony of the winter's campaign was broken by an occa-
sional reconnoissance, and at last the regiment moved on the Atlanta campaign, May 7, 1864.

The One Hundred and Thirteenth was at Buzzard's Gap, Resaca, and moved down the valley
of the Coosa upon Rome; thence to Dallas and New Hope Church, and on to Kenesaw Mount-
ain. In the battle of Kenesaw the regiment formed the first line of assault, s.nd consequently
lost heavily, the casualties being ten officers and one hundred and fifty-three men. In the numer-
ous engagements around Atlanta the regiment was not actively concerned, except at Peachtree
Creek, though it was always present, and almost always exposed to the fire of the sharp-shooters.
According to the diary of an officer, during one hundred and seven days of the campaign, the
regiment was under fire eighty -nine days. After the fall of Atlanta the regiment was sent to
Chattanooga, then to Huntsville and Tuscumbia, Alabama, and then back to Chattanooga. It
again marched southward, with greatly reduced ranks, over the battle-fields of the Atlanta cam-
paign, and joined Sherman in his " march to the sea." With the exception of an engagement
between four companies of the regiment and a detachment of the enemy, in which the Rebels
were severely handled, the march of the One Hundred and Thirteenth was unbroken until it
reached the defenses of Savannah. During the siege rations were very scarce, and the canebrakes
were the only forage for the stock. After the evacuation of the city the regiment camped at Sis-
ter's Ferry, on the Savannah River, and there remained for several days in mud and water. A
crossing was at length effected, and the One Hundred and Thirteenth was on South Carolina
soil. The regiment shared in all the labors of the campaign in the Carolinas, and was severely
engaged at Benton ville, fighting hand-to-hand, and during the heaviest of the battle leaping the
breastworks to repel assaults from either direction. This was the last battle of the One Hun-
dred and Thirteenth. After the surrender of Johnston it moved, via Richmond, Virginia, to
Washington City, and participated in the grand review.

The regiment proceeded to Louisville, Kentucky, where it was mustered out on the 6th of
July, 1865, and was soon after discharged at Columbus, Ohio.



One Hundred and Fourteenth Ohio Infantry.



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114th REGIMENT OHIO VOLUNTEER INFANTRY.



ROSTER, THREE YEARS' SERVICE.



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JOHN CRADLEBAUGIT...
JOHN H. KELLY

HOItATIO B. MAYNARD

John H. Kelly

John F. McKinley

)OH.N H. Kelly

John Lynch

Emanuel Gebhart

Ephraim Brown

E. French

Brood Stan ton

John C. Gill

\\M. L. Peck

H. Leovardson

A. Bean

Thos. C. Baiud

Iuiin C. Gill

I'uos. Hill

Theodore SlOWE

John Lynch

Emanuel Gebhart

James W. Clevelauii

Scott Harrison

Isaac HI. Alirahama

I 'oiii el ins Karns.

Ephraim Bro» u

lolin B. Brandt

Leonard F. Muzzy

George W. Hunt

lilbridge L. Hawk

John C. Have

John N. Brunei-

Charles E. Shultz

Isaac Bntterfield

\lleii Higler

James G. Dunhip

Henry S. Beery

Win. H. Shultz

James Daily

Joseph Bury

John Pickei ing

M. B. Radclill.

Klias Fro wnfel del -

II. 11. Eherhart

B. F. Miller

Wesley W. Spear

Joseph S. Hum mull

Charles E. Wright

John N. Brunei- ,

John C. Hays

Jesse Johnson

.Samuel Kowland

Elbridge L. Hawk

Hiram Thomas

Henry S. Beery

John D. Coiilson

Isaac Buttcrneld

Joseph Toole

Van. M. Ogle

Win. H. Shultz

Charles E. Shultz

James Duffy

James G. Dunlap

Benj. S Shirley

Allen Higler

John Pickering

M. B. Radeliff..

Joseph Bury

Aurelius B. Messmore..

Guorge L. Avery

Henry Allison

Lewis M. Earnest

Reuben L. Kowe

Alex. S. Thompson

Win. A. Studeu

James M. Davis

Noah Gebhart

John Haflbrd

W'm. A. Broun

Samuel Wagenhals

John S. Petty

Wm. Van Osten

James It. Pollock

Win. B. Millikeu

Harvey Applegate



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Resigned September 20, 1863.

Mustered out with regiment.

Resigned February 6, 1863.

I'romoted to Colonel.

Mustered out with regiment.

Promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel.

Resigned October 13, 1863.

Honorably discharged September 14, 1864.

Mustered out with regiment.

Mustered out.

Mustered out May 17, 1865,

Mustered out with regiment.

Transferred to 3d 0. V. I. November 7, 1662.

Resigned June 20, 1863.

Resigned April 15, 1863.

Transferred to 48th O. V. I.

Promoted to Surgeon.

Resigned February 2, 1863.

Mustered out with regiment.

Promoted to Major.

Promoted to Major.

Resigned March 3, 1863.

Honorably discharged July 24, 1863.

Resigned August 28, 1863.

Resigned February 6, 1863.

Promoted to Major.

Mustered out.

Resigned March 3, 1863.

Resigned April 15, 1863.

Retained in service.

Mustered out.

Resigned January 11, 1864.

Resigned December 21, 1863.

Resigned December 21, 1863.

Resigned. ,

Mustered out with regiment.

Mustered out with leginient.

Mustered out.

Mustered out.

Mustered out with regiment.

Mustered out with regiment.

Mustered out with regiment.

Transferred from 120th 0. V. I.

Mustered out with regiment.

Transferred from 120th O. V. I.

transferred from I2iith O. V. I.

Transferred from 12(lth 0. V. I.

Resigned March 1, 1863.

Promoted to Captain.

Promoted to Captain.

Discharged April 20, 1863.

Died.

Promoted to Captain.

Resigned October 23, 1863.

Promoted to Captain.

Resigned April IS, 1863.

Promoted to Captain.

Resigned February 18, 1863.

Resigned August 9, 1863.

Promoted to Captain.

Promoted to Captain.

Promoted to Captain.

Promoted to Captain.

Mustered out.

Promoted to Captain.

Promoted to Captain.

Promoted to Captain.

Promoted to Captain.

Mustered out.

Resigned 2d Lieutenant February 24, 1864.

Mustered out with regiment.

Mustered out.

Mustered out with regiment.

Mustered out.

Mustered out with regiment.

Blustered out.

Mustered out with regiment as Q. M.

Resigned July 4, 1863.

Mustered out -with regiment.

Mustered out with regiment.

Mustered out with regiment as Adjutant.

Mustered out.

Transferred from 120th 0. V. I.

Mustered out July 24. 1865.

iTransferred from 120th 0. V. I.



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Ohio in the War



RANK.


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COM. ISSUED.


REMARKS.




J. M. Bear


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Resigned February 14, 1SC3.
Killed December 28, 1802.
Resigned January 20, 1803.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Resigned January 13, 1803.
Honorably discharged August 19, 1863.
Pi omoted to 1st Lieutenant.


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Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.


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Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.


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James M. Davis

Philip M. Schurtz


Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.


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Lemuel Dyer


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Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.


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Joseph P. Van Nest



114th OHIO VOLUNTEER INFANTRY.



THE ONE HUNDKED AND FOURTEENTH OHIO was recruited in August,
1862, from the counties of Perry, Fairfield, Pickaway, Fayette, Hocking, and Vinton.
It rendezvoused at Camp Circleville, and was mustered into the United States service
September 11, 1862.

The regiment remained in Camp Circleville until the 19th of September, 1862, when it was
ordered to Marietta. Marching from Circleville it took the caijs at Chillicothe for Marietta,
arriving at the last-named place September 21, 1862, and went into camp six weeks, occupying
the time in drilling and equipping for the field. December 1, 1862, it was ordered to Memphis.

On December 20th the regiment moved on transports down the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers
to Johnston's Landing, on the Yazoo River, where it joined General Sherman's army, then about
to operate in the rear of Vicksburg. On December 26th the regiment landed near Chickasaw
Bluffs, and participated in the assault on the enemy's works on Chickasaw Bayou. It was active
during the whole of this battle, and was severely engaged on Sunday, December 28th, and Mon-
day, 29th. In one of these affairs Lieutenant Wilson, of comprfny F, was severely wounded in
the foot by a shell, causing the amputation of the foot a few days thereafter. Lieutenant Mar-
field, of company B, was killed by a sharp-shooter. The regiment lost several others killed and
wounded.

On the night of January 1, 1863, at ten A. M., the army commenced the retreat, and at sun-
rise of the 2d the entire command was on board the boats. Before the boats could be detached
from shore the Rebels fired into them, wounding one man of the regiment.



One Hundred and Foueteenth Ohio Infantry. 599

During the six days that the regiment remained on this disastrous field the men suffered
intensely from the cold and sleeting rain.

After leaving Chickasaw Bluffs the fleet of transports moved up the river, and on the morn-
ing of the 10th of January, 1863, cast anchor near Arkansas Post. The forces were landed and
preparations made for an attack on the fortifications. At ten o'clock A. M., January 11th, the
attack was commenced, and, after a brisk engagement between the National and Rebel forces, and
a heavy cannonade from the National gunboats stationed in the rear, the post was surrendered,
and the fort was occupied at two o'clock in the afternoon.

The National troops, after disposing of the material and prisoners captured, re-embarked on
the transports and sailed down the Yazoo River to Young's Point, Louisiana, where they arrived
January 23, 1863. During the stay of the regiment in this camp it suffered severely from sick-
ness and death, losing over one hundred men in the space of six weeks' time.

From the 1st of December, 1862, to the 6th of February, 1863, the regiment was commanded
by Lieutenant-Colonel H. B. Maynard, Colonel Cradlebaugh being absent in Washington City.
From the 6th of February until March, 1863, it was commanded by Lieutenant-Colonel John H.
Kelly. March 1, 1863, Colonel Cradlebaugh returned and took command.

On March 8, 1863, the One Hundred and Fourteenth moved to Milliken's Bend, Louisiana,
and went into camp, where it remained until April 5, 1S63.

On April 5, 1863, the National army, under General Grant, moved against Vicksburg. The
One Hundred and Fourteenth was in the whole of this great campaign, and participated in the
battles of Thompson's Hill, May 1, 1863; Champion Hills, May 16th; Big Black Bridge, May
17th ; and the siege of Vicksburg. In the battle at Thompson's Hill it lost several men killed
and wounded in a charge made upon the enemy about five o'clock in the evening. The enemy
was driven from the field, and two pieces of artillery, with a number of prisoners, were captured.
The Rebels were pursued until dark.

In the battle of Big Black Bridge the regiment had a number killed and wounded. Among
the killed was Lieutenant Kennedy, of company C.

In the charge at Vicksburg, May 22, 1863, Colonel Cradlebaugh was severely wounded in
the mouth, and a number of men killed and wounded. May 22, 1863, Lieutenant-Colonel Kelly
again took command of the regiment, Colonel Cradlebaugh's wound having disabled him from
duty.

On the 25th the regiment was ordered to Warrenton (ten miles below Vicksburg) to garri-
son that post. This duty was quite severe, consisting of strict guard and fatigue-duty. On July
14th the regiment was ordered back to Vicksburg, where it remained in camp until the 13th of
August. It was then sent to Carrollton, six miles above New Orleans. On September 6th it
moved by rail to Brashear City, or Berwick Bay, and remained there up to October 3d. It then
marched by way of Franklin, New Iberia, and Vermilionville, to Opelousas, Louisiana, a dis-
tance of about two hundred miles from New Orleans. Remaining at Opelousas but a few days,
the regiment marched back to New Orleans, where it arrived November 22, 1863. This cam-
paign was rather pleasant, the whole of it being made without the slightest trouble from the
enemy.

On November 28, 1863, the regiment embarked at New Orleans and sailed for Texas, land-
ing at Pass Cavallo, and going into camp at Decrow's Point, on Matagorda Peninsula, December
3, 1863. It remained on this barren sand-coast until January 14, 1864, and then moved to Mata-
gorda Island. Remaining at this place until April 18, 1864, it was ordered to Alexandria, Lou-
isiana, and arrived there April 26th. General Banks's army was met at Alexandria, where it
had fallen back after its disastrous repulse. While at Alexandria the regiment was engaged in
the affair at Graham's plantation, twelve miles out on the road.

/The National forces retreated from Alexandria May 13th, and arrived at Morganza, Louis-
iana, on the Mississippi River, May 22d. The enemy was engaged and defeated at Marksville,
and at Yellow Bayou. This campaign was very severe. Forced marches of ten days' duration,
through the stifling heat and dust, and being continually harassed by the enemy on both flank



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and rear, made it almost unendurable. As the Mississippi appeared in view the weary host sent
np a glad shout at the certainty that their troubles and fatigues had for the time ended.

Colonel Cradlebaugh did not take command of the regiment after having been wounded, but
resigned October 20, 1863. Lieutenant-Colonel John H. Kelly was promoted and commissioned
Colonel, to rank from October 20, 1863, but was not mustered, the regiment being reduced below
the minimum.

While the One Hundred and Fourteenth lay at Morganza it was concerned in several raids,
scouts, and skirmishes, but did not meet with any severe engagements. On November 21, 1864,
the regiment was ordered to the moulh of White River, Arkansas, arriving there November 26th.
While at this point the One Hundred and Twentieth Ohio was consolidated with the One Hun-
dred and Fourteenth, by which the following-named officers were rendered supernumerary, and
were honorably mustered out of the service : Captains James Duffy, William H. Shultz, John
C. Hays, John B. Brandt; First-Lieutenants M. B. Radcliff, A. B. Messmore, Benjamin S.
Shirley, Jame3 M. Davis, Alexander S. Thompson; Adjutant Lewis M. Earnest, and Surgeon
O. E. French.

On December 6, 1S64, the regiment was ordered to Morganza, Louisiana, where it arrived on
the 8th, and went into camp the next day. On the loth and 14th it was out on an expedition to
the Atchafalaya River, but did not find the enemy.

On January 8, 1865, the regiment moved to Kenna, Louisiana, where it remained until the
24th, and was then ordered to Barrancas, Florida. It remained at this camp up to May, 1865,
when, the war having virtually ended, it was sent with other forces to Texas. In July it was
ordered to Columbus, Ohio, to be paid off and mustered out.

During its term of service the One Hundred and Fourteenth marched by land and water
over ten thousand miles, performed duty in ten different States, and was engaged in eight hard
fought battles, and many skirmishes. It was successful in all except the affair at Chickasaw
Bayou. It lost in killed and wounded six officers and eighty men. The loss by disease was very
great the first year, about two hundred men having died, and quite a number discharged for
disability.

The latter part of the service of the regiment was singularly free from casualties. For
nineteen months no regimental burying occurred — an almost miraculous exception.



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