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89th Ohio Regiment Infantry

Online Books
89th Ohio Infantry Soldier Roster - Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, Volume 7, by Ohio Roster Commission (Joseph B. Foraker, Governor, James S. Robinson, Sec'y of State and H. A. Axline, Adjutant-General), 1886     View Entire Book

Regimental History
Eighty-ninth Infantry. Cols., John G. Marshall, Joseph D. Hatfield, Caleb H. Carlton; Lieut. -Cols., James Rowe, William H. Glenn; Majs., William Hays, John H. Jolly. This regiment was organized at Camp Dennison, Aug. 22 and 26, 1862, to serve for three years, and numbered 1,000 officers and men. Crossing the Ohio river on a pontoon bridge, the regiment went into camp 3 miles in the rear of Covington, Ky. After spending a short time in Kentucky it moved into western Virginia and in the early part of 1863 was ordered to Tennessee to join Gen. Rosecrans. After remaining at Murfreesboro until June, the regiment joined in the movement against Bragg at Tullahoma. It met with sturdy opposition from the enemy the first day out and at Hoover's gap it supported Wilder's brigade of mounted infantry in a sharp encounter, in which the enemy lost over 100 in killed and wounded. The regiment suffered terribly in this campaign from the incessant rains, which flooded the whole country and made it almost impossible to supply the army with rations. The regiment engaged in the bloody battle of Chickamauga, where on the second day it was in the hottest of the fight, holding its position until darkness began to settle like a pall upon the ground, when a division of the enemy came up in its rear, surrounded and captured it entire. The non-commissioned officers and privates were sent to Belle Isle and from there to Andersonville, where a majority of them died of starvation and exposure. Forty wounded, 20 sick and 75 well men who were not engaged in the battle, were all that were left of the 89th. Receiving recruits, the regiment soon mustered 200 men and established a respectable standing, and when the charge was made on Missionary ridge this little band went to victory in the front of the attacking column. It made a partial charge on the enemy's work at Rocky Face ridge, in which it had 2 men killed, 10 wounded and 2 captured. It was next engaged in the fight at Resaca, but without loss, and it bore its part in the almost constant fighting for four months, up to and into Atlanta. After participating in the expedition against Hood, in his mad attempt to capture Nashville, the regiment was at its post in Sherman's grand march to the sea and was present at the capture of Savannah. In the Carolina campaign it was at the crossing of the Cahawba river, when the pontoons gave way twice from the force of the swollen and raging stream ; engaged in the fights at Averasboro and Bentonville, N. C. ; and was at the surrender of Johnston. After two years and nine months' service the remnant of the 89th was mustered out at Washington, D. C, June 7, 1865.

Footnotes:
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing Company, 1908 - Volume 2

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