124th Ohio Infantry

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124th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry
Active January 1, 1863, to July 9, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Engagements Tullahoma Campaign
Chickamauga Campaign
Battle of Chickamauga
Siege of Chattanooga
Battle of Missionary Ridge
Knoxville Campaign
Atlanta Campaign
Battle of Resaca
Battle of Dallas
Battle of New Hope Church
Battle of Allatoona
Battle of Kennesaw Mountain
Battle of Peachtree Creek
Siege of Atlanta
Battle of Jonesboro
Battle of Lovejoy's Station
Battle of Franklin
Battle of Nashville

The 124th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (or 124th OVI) was an infantry regiment in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Service[edit]

The 124th Ohio Infantry was organized in Cleveland, Ohio, and mustered in for three years service on January 1, 1863, under the command of Colonel Oliver Hazard Payne.

The regiment was attached to District of Western Kentucky, Department of the Ohio, to February 1863. Franklin, Tennessee, Army of Kentucky, Department of the Cumberland, to June 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, XXI Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October 1863. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, IV Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to June 1865.

The 124th Ohio Infantry mustered out of service at Nashville, Tennessee, on July 9, 1865.

Detailed service[edit]

Left Ohio for Louisville, Ky., January 1; then moved to Elizabethtown, Ky., and duty there until February 10, 1863. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., February 10, 1863; then to Franklin February 21, and duty there until June. Action at Thompson's Station, Spring Hill, March 4–5. Thompson's Station June 2. Tullahoma Campaign June 23-July 7. Camp at Manchester until August 16. Passage of the Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga Campaign August 16-September 22. At Poe's Tavern August 20-September 9. Passage of the Tennessee River September 10. Lee and Gordon's Mills September 11–13. Battle of Chickamauga September 19–20. Siege of Chattanooga, Tenn., September 24-November 23. Reopening Tennessee River October 26–29. Brown's Ferry October 27. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23–27. Orchard Knob November 23–24. Missionary Ridge November 25. March to relief of Knoxville, Tenn., November 28-December 8. Operations in eastern Tennessee until April 1864. Operations about Dandridge January 16–17. Atlanta Campaign May 1 to September 8. Demonstrations on Rocky Faced Ridge and Dalton, Ga., May 8–13. Battle of Resaca May 14–16. Adairsville May 17. 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. Pickett's Mills May 27. Operations about Marietta and against Kennesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11–14. Lost Mountain June 15–17. Assault on Kennesaw June 27. Ruff's Station July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5–17. Peachtree Creek July 19–20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25–30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy's Station September 2–6. Pursuit of Hood into Alabama October 3–26. At Athens, Ga., October 31 to November 23. March to Columbia, Tenn., November 23–24. 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. Moved to Huntsville, Ala., and duty there until March 1865. Operations in eastern Tennessee March 15-April 22. Duty at Strawberry Plains and Nashville until June.

Casualties[edit]

The regiment lost a total of 210 men during service; 7 officers and 78 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 1 officer and 124 enlisted men died of disease.

Commanders[edit]

  • Colonel Oliver Hazard Payne

Notable members[edit]

  • Corporal Franklin Carr, Company D - Medal of Honor recipient for action at the battle of Nashville, December 16, 1864

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion (Des Moines, IA: Dyer Pub. Co.), 1908. ISBN 9781171792949
  • Lewis, George W. The Campaigns of the 124th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry: With Roster and Roll of Honor (Akron, OH: The Werner Company), 1894.
  • Ohio Roster Commission. Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War on the Rebellion, 1861–1865, Compiled Under the Direction of the Roster Commission (Akron, OH: Werner Co.), 1886-1895.
  • Reid, Whitelaw. Ohio in the War: Her Statesmen, Her Generals, and Soldiers (Cincinnati, OH: Moore, Wilstach, & Baldwin), 1868. ISBN 9781154801965
Attribution
  • This article contains text from a text now in the public domain: Dyer, Frederick H. (1908). A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. Des Moines, IA: Dyer Publishing Co.

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