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Memphis, where it arrived on the 21st.

The regiment camped south of the city, near Fort Pickering, and performed a large amount
of fatigue duty on the Fort. On the 26th of November the brigade, with other troops, left
Memphis on a tour through Mississippi. Meantime General Denver had assumed command of
the division, and Colonel J. R. Cockerill, of the Seventieth Ohio, commanded the brigade. The
weather was very unfavorable, as it rained almost continually for ten or twelve days, making the
roads nearly impassable, and the creeks and rivers were so swollen that they could not be forded,
so that it was necessary to fell and split timber for bridges. They advanced, in spite of all obsta-
cles, as far as Coffeeville, on the Mississippi Central Railroad, where it was learned that Van
Dorn had captured Holly Springs, and the command immediately returned to that place (which
the enemy evacuated), and then moved to La Grange, Tennessee, which was reached early in Jan-
uary, 1863. The regiment remained here some time and assisted in building a fort. On the night
of the 4th of March a fire occurred in the Quartermaster's tent, and several boxes of ammunition
exploded, burning four men badly, two of whom died, and the other two recovered after a
long and painful illness. On the 7th of March the brigade moved to Moscow, and the Fifty-
Third was engaged in guard-duty and drill from day to day. After a few weeks the country was
found to be infested with marauding bands, and the Fifty-Third was mounted and succeeded in
putting an end to such annoyances. On the 9th of June, 1863, the regiment left camp, and in the
afternoon embarked on the steamer Luminary, at Memphis, and proceeded down the river to
Young's Point, arriving on the 12th. Hearing here that Joe Johnston was endeavoring to raise
the siege of Vicksburg, the regiment at once proceeded up the Yazoo to Snyder's Bluff, and dis-
embarked. The regiment remained here a few days and then moved to Oak Ridge, and on the
afternoon of July 4th, 1S63, moved against Johnston. The enemy was met at Black River, but
after a little skirmishing retired to Jackson. The Fifty-Third assisted in the capture of that city
and then returned to Black River on the 20th of July, and went into camp.

About the 1st of October the regiment embarked on transports at Vicksburg and moved to
Memphis. About the middle of October the regiment proceeded via LaGrange to Iuka, thence
to the Tennessee River, which was crossed at Eastport, then to Florence, Alabama, and then to
Trenton, Georgia. The Fifty-Third was among the first regiments to enter the town and expel
the enemy. From here the regiment moved slowly toward the Tennessee River, and on the 24th
was in position before Mission Ridge. The Fifty-Third occupied the second line, but so close
was it to the front that it was equally exposed to the enemy's fire. The next day the regiment
joined in pursuing the enemy, and on the 26th moved for Knoxville via Cleveland Junction,
thence to the Holston River, which was crossed at Morgantown, and then on as rapidly as possi-
ble to Maryville. Here information of Longstreet's retreat was received, and after a few days'
rest the regiment returned, by almost the same route that it advanced, to Chattanooga, arriving
late in December. In a few days the regiment was ordered to Scattsboro', Alabama, on the Mem-
phis and Charleston Railroad, which point was reached about the 1st of January, 1863. Here
almost every man in the regiment re-enlisted, and by the last of February the entire regiment
was on furlough in Ohio, where it remained till April, and then returned to the old camp at
Scattsboro', Alabama.

On the 1st of May the Fifty-Third moved wa Stevenson and Bridgeport to Chattanooga,
Tennessee, and about the 5th continued the march through the mountains of Northern Georgia
into Sugar Valley, where the enemy was strongly posted, but was soon dislodged. The column
then proceeded toward Resaca. and about two miles from town was halted and formed for battle,
the Fifty-Third being in the front line. On the afternoon of the 13th of May the advance was
made, the Fifty-Third being among the first to draw the enemy's fire. As soon as the enemy's
position was ascertained a charge was made and the Rebels driven from hill to hill, till night-
fall. The next day was spent in skirmishing till sunset, when a charge was ordered, the Fifty-



Fifty-Third Ohio Infantry. 323

Third rushing forward eagerly and assisting in taking the enemy's works. From this point, the
enemy having retreated, the regiment moved to Dallas, where, on the 23d, they met the enemy in
force. Skirmishing ensued until the 27th, when a general engagement took place and the enemy
was completely routed. Skirmishing again continued until the 4th of June, when the enemy
withdrew, slowly and stubbornly, to Kenesaw Mountain. The Fifty-Third skirmished day after
day till it readied the foot of the mountain, and on the night of the 26th of June moved four
miles to the right, fronting Little Kenesaw. The next day at seven o'clock A. Iff. it took its place
in the brigade, with orders to charge the enemy on Little Kenesaw. The regiment moved up in
fine order, driving the Rebels from their works, fighting hand-to-hand with clubbed muskets. It
suffered severely in the engagement, but held the works the remainder of the day under a terrific
fire of shot and shell.

On the 2d of July the regiment was moved to the extreme right flank of the army, and the
next day was ordered to make a reconnoissance to Ruff's Mills, on the Nicojack, two miles from
camp. The regiment had only just cleared the picket-line when it became engaged, and for an
hour was exposed to heavy fire of grape and schrapnel. The division moved out, and in two
hours the Rebels were driven from Nicojack Creek. The next day was spent in pursuing and
skirmishing, and that rflght Johnson withdrew from Kenesaw. Two days later the Fifty-Third
crossed the Chattahoochie and moved to the Atlanta and Augusta Railroad, at Stone Mountain,
followed the railroad to Decatur, and then, meeting the enemy, it drove the Rebel forces to
Atlanta. The regiment skirmished continually during the siege of Atlanta, and was closely
engaged at Ezra Chapel, and again on the Macon Railroad.

After the fall of Atlanta the Fifty-Third pursued Hood across the mountains of Northern
Georgia, and some distance into Alabama, and then returned to Atlanta. The regiment marched
with Sherman for Savannah, meeting with no opposition, till near Milledgeville a few militia
opposed them, but they were scattered. The regiment subsisted off the country, and relied upon
the Commissary only for sugar, coffee, and salt. On reaching the Ogeechee they moved down the
west bank till near its junction with the Canouchee, and there forced a crossing with little diffi-
culty. The Fifty-Third assisted in surprising the guard on the Gulf Railroad, in destroying
about five miles of track, and returned next day to the Ogeechee, and pushed on to Savannah.
The regiment shared in the capture of Fort McAllister, and after remaining on duty in Savan-
nah a few weeks, embarked at the mouth of the Savannah for Beaufort, South Carolina.

Early in February, 1865, the Fifty-Third started on the campaign of the Carolinas, doing no
fighting until near Columbia, but performing an immense amount of labor in destroying rail-
roads. At the North Edisto the Fifty-Third, exposed to a heavy fire, marched over low ground,
covered with water from one to four feet deep, grown up with cypress and briers, a distance of six
hundred yards, and assisted in driving the enemy from his intrenchments on the opposite bank
of the river. At the Congaree the enemy again made a stand but was soon driven from his posi-
tion. The day before entering the city of Columbia the regiment was ordered to silence a battery,
which it did effectually by approaching it unperceived, and firing volley after volley till the
horses of the battery were either killed or disabled, and the men driven from the guns. At night the
regiment retired, and joined the brigade at four A. M. next morning. On the afternoon of the
15th of July, 1865, the Fifty-Third entered Columbia. After remaining a few days and utterly
destroying everything valuable to the enemy, the command moved toward Goldsboro', North Car-
olina. At Fayetteville four days were spent in destroying a Rebel arsenal, and in laying a
pontoon bridge; and a large amount of provisions which the Rebel authorities had stored here
for supplying the army were seized and issued to the citizens.

On the 19th of March, and when within two days' march of Goldsboro', the enemy attacked
the advance of the Twentieth Corp3. The fight lasted all day, and at night the Fifty-Third was
a part of the re-enforcements ordered to them. The regiment marched all night in the mud and
darkness, and just before day came upon the beleaguered corps. After twenty-four hours' march-
ing, without sleep, the regiment was placed in position for attack, but at daylight it was found
that the enemy had retreated. After resting a day the regiment moved forward and went into



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camp at Goldsboro' on the 21st of March. The march to Raleigh was resumed on the 10th of
April, and after considerable skirmishing the regiment marched into the city on the 13th, and
camped on the north-west side, fronting the enemy.

In about ten days after the surrender of Johnston the regiment marched through Virginia to
"Washington, D. C, and participated in the grand review. Soon after the review the regiment
proceeded by railroad to Parkersburg, and thence on the steamer ''Sherman" to Louisville. In
June the division, of which the Fifty-Third was a part, was ordered to Little Rock, Arkansas.
The regiment proceeded down the Ohio and Mississippi, and up White River to Duvall's Bluff,
and then by railroad to Little Rock, where it arrived on the 4th of July.

The regiment remained here until the 11th of August, when it was mustered out and ordered
to Camp Dennison for discharge; having traveled while in the service six thousand four hundred
miles, having been engaged in sixty-seven battles and skirmishes, and having lost in action sixty
officers and men killed, and two hundred and sixty-four officers and men wounded, viz.:



ENGAGEMENTS.



Pittsburg Landing

Monterey, April 8, 1?62

Actions before Corinth, Siege of Vicksburg, Black River, Jackson, and Mission Rii

Resaca, May 13, 1S64

Dallas, May 27, 28, 29, 1S64

Kenesaw, June 27, 1864 _

Huff '8 Mills, July 3, 1S64

Atlanta, July 22, 1864

Ezra Chapel, July 28, 1864

Before Atlanta

Jonesboro'

Eort McAllister

North Edisto

Total



The misfortunes of the Fifty-Third in its first action, long influenced both its morale and its
reputation. Colonel Appier's statement (in his official report which subordinate officers wrote
and took to him for signature) was this: "Seeing an overwhelming force of the enemy overlap-
ping the regiment on either flank, I gave the order to retreat, and soon after left the regiment."
General Sherman spoke of its conduct as discreditable. The newspapers said the Fifty-Third and
Seventy-Seventh ran without firing a gun, leaving Water-house's battery to be captured ; although,
in point of fact, one section of the battery left before its supports, without firing a gun. The
officers claim for the regiment that it maintained its organization throughout both days of the
fight (which very few of Sherman's regiments did), that it never refused to obey an order, and
never made a movement without orders. Sherman praised the Fifty-Third highly the next
day in the reconnoissance (when it really saved him from capture), though, with not unusual
inconsistency, he subsequently denied it. But he took pains in his letter about Pittsburg Landing
to the United States Service Magazine, in 1864, to say: "I also take pleasure in adding, that
nearly all the new troops that at Shiloh drew from me official censure, have more than redeemed
their good name; among them that very regiment which first broke, the Fifty-Third Ohio, Colo-
nel Appier. Under another leader, Colonel Jones, it has shared every campaign and expedition
of mine since, is with me now, and can march, and bivouac, and fight as well as the best regi-
ment in this or any army. Its reputation now is equal to that of any from the State of Ohio."



FlFTY-FoUETH OHIO InFANTBY.



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ROSTER, THREE TEAKS' SERVICE.



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Cyrus W. Fi-her

Robert Williams „

Israel T. Mookk

Cyrus W. Fisher

Robert Williams

Israel T. Moore

George Kile

C. P. Brent

James Baggs

Thomas L. Harper

James Baggs

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|stepben B. Yeoman

j Kobert Williams

|Israel T. Moore

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John Bell

Edward B. Moore

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Jonathan H. Snyder

Jonathan Doty

Cornelius Sen"

Lemuel Carlisle

John W. Shockey

Andrew J. F-rguson

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Wm. H. Hunt

Thomas H. Bowdel

Silas W. Moore

Abner Haines

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James C. McCov

Granville M. White

Daniel Lepley

Jerre Hauser

Timothy J. Sullivan

Henry Kichardson

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Alfred Morris

Silas W. Potter

Daniel Taylor

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Samuel W. Ashmead....

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Luther W. Saxton

John Bell

Jonathan H. Snyder

Allied Morris

Lemuel Carlisle

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Judsou McCoy

John F. Cutler

John B. Enoch

David A. Keese

John W. Shockey

Henry B. Whetsel

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1S61 Kesigaed November 27, 1862.

1863 Honorably discharged September 29, 1863.
1&64 j Resigned September 14, 1864.

" Mustered out with regiment.
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18631 Promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel.
lativ Promoted to Lieutenant-OoloneL

" IMustered out with regiment.
1862 Resigned.
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1862 Resigned August 1, 1863.
" Promoted to Surgeon.

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'* Resigned June 8, 1863.
'• .Promoted to 3Iajor.
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'• D' -ceased May 17, 1862.
" 'Killed April 7, 1862, at ShiloU.

Resigned May 3, 1 -S.

Deceased June 5, 1»62.

Resigned January 13, 1863.

Resigned Dece-mber 11, 1862.

Honorably discharged November 1, 1862.

Resigned March 15, 1863.

Promoted to Major.

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Resigned September 16, 1864.

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Mustered out December 2, le64.

Mustered out with regiment.

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Resigned February 25, 1863.

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Norman Shelters May

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Thomas M. Darling Feb.

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John F. Cutler Aug.

Seaman M. Bander July

Andrew J. Ferguson May

Frank G. Leeds Nov.

Riley Ashmead I '

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Judson McCoy March

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Resigned August 3. 1463.
Killed at Shiloh April 6, 1S62.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Died July 15, 1862.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Resigned March 20, 1863.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
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Fifty-Fourth Ohio Infantry. 327



UTTY-FOURTH OHIO VOLUNTEER INFANTRY.



ECRUITING for this regiment began in the latter part of the summer of 1S61,
the place of rendezvous being Camp Dennison, where the regiment was organized and
drilled during the fall and winter of 1861. The men composing this command were
from the counties of Allen, Auglaize, Butler, Cuyahoga, Fayette, Greene, Hamilton, Logan, and
Preble.

On the 17th of February, 1S62, the regiment went into the field with an aggregate of eight
hundred and fifty men. The Fifty-Fourth reached Paducah, Kentucky, February 20, 1SG2, and
was assigned to a brigade in the division commanded by General Sherman. On the 6th of March
the command ascended the Tennessee River, disembarked at Pittsburg Landing, and camped near
Shiloh Church. On the 6th of April the regiment engaged in the battle of Pittsburg Landing,
its position being on the extreme left of the army; but, on the second day, it was assigned a new
position near the center of the line.

In the two days' fighting the regiment sustained a loss of one hundred and ninety-eight men
killed, wounded, and missing. On the 29th of April the regiment moved upon Corinth, skir-
mishing severely at Russell House, May 17th, and engaging in the movement upon the works at
Corinth May 31st. On the morning of the evacuation the Fifty-Fourth was among the first
organized bodies of troops to enter the town. The regimental colors were unfurled from a public
building, and the regiment was designated to perform provost-duty, the commanding officer of
the regiment being appointed commandant of the post of Corinth.

The regiment moved with the army to La Grange, Tennessee, and from there to Holly
Springs, Mississippi, and then returned to Corinth. Soon after it again marched to Holly
Springs; from there to Moscow, Tennessee, and thence to Memphis, where it arrived July 21,
1862. During the summer the regiment was engaged in several short expeditions; and on the
26th of November it moved with the army toward Jackson, Mississippi, by way of Holly Springs.
The regiment soon returned to Memphis, and with a portion of the army, under General Sher-
man, moved down the Mississippi, and went into position before the enemy's line at Chickasaw
Bayou. It was engaged in the assault on the Rebel works, December 28th and 29th, with a losa
of twenty men killed and wounded. On the 1st of January, 1S63, the regiment withdrew,
ascended the Mississippi and Arkansas Rivers, and engaged in the assault and capture of Arkan-
sas Post. The Fifty-Fourth again descended the Mississippi River and disembarked at Young's
Point, Louisiana. Here it was employed in digging a canal, and in other demonstrations con-
nected with the siege of Vicksburg. It was on a severe march among the bayous to the rear of
Vicksburg, which resulted in the rescue of the fleet of gun-boats which was about to be aban-
doned and destroyed.

On the 6th of May the regiment began its march to the rear of Vicksburg, by way of Grand
Gulf, and was engaged in the battles of Champion Hills and Big Black Bridge. It was engaged
in a general assault on the enemy's works, in the rear of Vicksburg, on the 19th and 22d of June,
losing in the two engagements forty-seven killed and wounded. It was continually employed in
skirmishing and fatigue-duty during the siege of Vicksburg, except for six days, which were
consumed in a march of observation toward Jackson, Mississippi.

After the fall of Vicksburg the Fifty-Fourth moved with the army upon Jackson, Missis-
sippi, and was constantly engaged in skirmishing from the 9th to the 14th of July. After the



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