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(Source:  History of Shelby County, Ohio and Representative Citizens.
Evansville, Ind. - A. B. C. Hitchcock - 1913 - 913 pgs)
(Transcribed by Sharon Wick)

(Shelby Co., Ohio, Military Index)

NINETY-NINTH OHIO VOLUNTEERS INFANTRY.

    The Ninety-ninth was organized at Camp Lima, O., and mustered into service August 26, 1862.  Of this regiment two companies were raised in Allen county, two in Shelby, two in Hancock, and one each in Auglaize, Mercer, Putnam and Van Wert.
     For the regiment seventeen hundred men were recruited, but seven hundred were at once transferred to the One Hundred and Eighteenth Ohio.
     They left Camp Lima, August 31, with one thousand and twenty-one men, under orders to report at Lexington, Ky.  While en route it was learned that the enemy had taken Lexington and the regiment was ordered to Cynthiana.  After a few weeks it went to Covington and entered the fortifications at Fort Mitchell.  In September it went by steamer to Louisville, and was so disposed as to assist in the defence of the place against the threatened assault of the army under Bragg.  On the 1st of October the regiment was transferred to Colonel Stanley Matthew's Brigade, which was composed of the Fifty-first and Ninety-ninth Ohio; the Eighth and Twenty-first Kentucky, and the Thirty-fifth Indiana.  This subsequently became the Third Brigade, Third Division, Twenty-first Army Corps.  The regiment now marched in pursuit of Bragg's retreating forces as far as Wild Cat, from which place the brigade moved to Mount Vernon, and again in regular order to Somerset, Columbia, Glasgow, and Gallatin.  From this last point it was ordered to Lebanon to intercept the command of John Morgan.  The march to Lebanon and back to Silver Springs was made in one day, and Morgan's command was first dislodged, but followed the brigade on its retreat and captured about one hundred of the Union forces who were unable to keep up the rapid march of the brigade.  About twenty of these stragglers who were captured belonged to the Ninety-ninth.  After a few days' rest the regiment moved toward Nashville and took position about seven miles from that city.  Here the troops suffered greatly from sickness, and when the forward movement was ordered to Stone River the regiment could only muster three hundred and sixty-nine privates, two field officers, seven line officers, and three staff officers, who were fit for duty.  On December 26, the regiment advanced toward Murfreesboro', being under the rebel fire during part of the march.  At the battle of Stone River it formed on the extreme left of the line.  On the morning of December 31, the division crossed Stone River, but on account of the disaster on the right, was ordered back to hold the ford while the first and second brigades were sent to reinforce the corps of General McCook.  On January 1, 1863, the third division crossed the river and took a position which it held until Friday afternoon, when the rebels formed in heavy column, and doubling on the centre, drove Van Cleve's division across the river.  This division was at once reinforced and drove the rebels back, capturing all the artillery used in the attack.  Bragg commenced his retreat under cover of that night.  In this battle the Ninety-ninth lost three officers and seventeen men killed; two officers and forty-one men wounded, and one officer and twenty-nine en captured.
     After this battle the regiment took position at Murfreesboro' on the left of the line.
     On June 30, 1863, it marched to McMinnville, where it remained until the 16th of Aug., when it moved to Pikeville.
     After various marches and duties the regiment moved to Ringgold and participated in the battle of Chickamauga.  Soon afterward the Twentieth and Twenty-first Corps were consolidated, and the Ninety-ninth Regiment was transferred to the Second Brigade, First Division, Fourth Corps.  This brigade camped for a time opposite Lookout Mountain, but on the 1st of November moved to Shell Mound, where it did duty guarding and repairing the railroad from Chattanooga to Bridgeport.  On the 22d it moved up the valley, and on the 24th participated in the "battle above the clouds," being the second line of the charging column.  As the lines swept around them mountain the Second closed up on the First, until, nearing the Point, it rushed impetuously through the first line and held the advance until relieved by fresh troops after nightfall.
     The next day the regiment was engaged at Mission Ridge, occupying the extreme right of the National line.  After following the Rebels to Ringgold the regiment returned to Shell Mound, where it remained until February, 1864, when  it moved to Cleveland, Tenn., and on the 3d of May entered upon the Atlanta campaign.  It next participated in the actions of Rocky Face Ridge, Kenesaw Mountain, Pine Mountain, Atlanta, Jonesboro' and Lovejoy, in all of which engagements the regiment bore an honorable and prominent part.
     On the 28th of June it was assigned to the Fourth Brigade, Second Division, Twenty-third Corps, and on the 19th of July took possession of Decatur.  The regiment participated in the actions before Atlanta and moved to Jonesboro' and Lovejoy.  It was next assigned to the First Brigade and returned to Decatur, having lost in the Atlanta campaign thirty men killed and fifty-six wounded.  On the 1st of October the regiment started in pursuit of the command of Hood, moving to Centreville by way of Resaca, Johnsonville, and Waverly.  For a few weeks its communication was cut off, but it finally received orders by courier to march to Franklin.  AS this place was in the hands of the enemy the march was continued to Nashville.
     It next appeared in line in front of Nashville, and on the morning of the 15th of December moved against the intrenched army of Hood.  It drove the enemy from one position to another until it found them posted on a hill covered by a stone wall.  The division, without orders, charged the position, carried it, and turned the guns upon the retreating foe.  The enemy was pursued to Columbia, where this regiment was consolidated with the Fiftieth Ohio and the Ninety-ninth ceased as an organization.  The regimental colors were then sent to Sidney, until the return of Sergeant Wm. M. Van Fossen, when he took them in charge, and they are still in his possession.

FIELD AND STAFF OFFICERS
 

Name Rank Remarks
Cummins, John E. lieutenant-colonel transferred to 50th O. V. I.
Day, James major resigned, Dec., 1862
Langworthy, Albert colonel August, 1862 - Sept. 1864
LeFever, Benjamin F. major transferred to 50th O. V. I.
Morrow, James M.   chaplain
Swaine, Peter T. colonel Dec., 1864
Wood, George J. assistant-surgeon Oct., 1862
Wood, J. T. surgeon transferred to 50th O. V. I.

COMPANY H, NINETY-NINTH REGIMENT O. V. I.
 

Name Rank Remarks
Bahmer, Solomon corporal  
Beeres, Robert private Aug., 1862 - July
Bunnell, Nathan    
Burrows, Benjamin F. corporal Aug., 1862
Bushman, H. H.    
Coffin, L. S.   Aug., 1862 - July, 1865
Connell, N. F. corporal  
Craft, John   Aug., 1862 - July, 1865
DeWeese, Alfred O.    
Doemeyer, ____   Aug., 1862; died
Doesan, James R.    
Hume, James H. sergeant Aug., 1862 - Oct., 1864
Hume, Joseph D. Private Aug., 1862; died at Bowling Green, Ky. Nov., 1862
LeFevre, Morgan A. corporal Aug., 1862 - Jul., 1865
Lehman, Henry M.   enlisted Aug., 1862; discharged July, 1865
McCoshen, Jasper S. corporal  
Murphy, Samuel W. Private Aug., 1862; killed at Stone river, Jan., 1863
Quinn, Michael sergeant Aug., 1862 - Oct., 1863
Richards, Jacob W.   Aug., 1862 - June, 1865
Russell, S. L. corporal  
Senoff, John C. corporal  
Shaffer, Francis M. Private Aug., 1862 - Mar., 1863
Sharp, Benjamin M. sergeant Aug., 1862
Spence, E. G. corporal Aug., 1862
Swander, Aaron   Aug., 1862; killed at Chikasaw Mt., June 20, 1863
Swander, John W.   Aug., 1862; wounded at Stone river, and died Feb. 3, 1863
Wilson, Vincent S. sergeant Aug., 1862 - Oct., 1863
Wyman, Nathan R. captain Aug., 1862 - Feb., 1863
Yost, Elisha   Aug., 1862 - June, 1865

COMPANY C, NINETY-NINTH REGIMENT O. V. I.

Arstenstall, B. private enlisted, 1862; discharged, 1865. Dead
Austin, William private enlisted, 1862; discharged, 1863. Dead
Babcock, P. O. private enlisted, 1862. Killed, 1864
Babcock, S. D. private enlisted, 1862; discharged, 1862
Babcock, S. R. private enlisted, 1862; discharged, 1865
Baldwin, Aaron private enlisted, 1862; discharged, 1865
Bayley, Wm. E. private enlisted, 1862; dischargd, 1865
Beason, G. private enlisted, 1862. Died 1863
Beeman, ____ private enlisted, 1862; discharged, 1862. Dead
Bland, G. W. private enlisted, 1862; discharged, 1865.
Bodkin, C. private enlisted, 1862. Died, 1862
Boham, N. private enlisted, 1862; discharged, 1865
Borne, F. S. private enlisted, 1862; discharged, 1865
Brown, Davis private enlisted, 1862. Died, 1863
Brown, George private enlisted, 1862; discharged, 1865
Brown, N. D. private enlisted, 1862; discharged, 1865.
Bull, E. F. private enlisted, 1862; discharged, 1862
Camomile, John private enlisted, 1862; discharged, 1865
Cartright, Joseph private enlisted, 1862, discharged, 1863. Dead
Clary, W. S. private enlisted, 1862; discharged, 1865. Died
Clayton, David private enlisted, 1862. Died, 1863
Collins, Michael private ffienlisted, 1865; discharged, 1865. Dead
Coon, R. D. private enlisted, 1862; discharged, 1865. Dead
Cover, W. H. H. private enlisted, 1862. Died, 1863
Crawford, John private enlisted, 1862; discharged, 1865
Curl, George private enlisted, 1862; discharged, 1865
Curtis, Danie. D. private enlisted, 1862; discharged, 1864. Died
Darnell, John E. private enlisted, 1862. Died, 1863
Darst, James private enlisted, 1862; discharged, 1865
Davis, A. A. corporal enlisted, 1862; discharged, 1865, as sergeant
Davis, I. L. private  
Davis, L. private enlisted, 1862; discharged, 1864. Dead
Davis, Lean S. private enlisted, 1862; discharged, 1865, as corporal
Delap, Joseph private enlisted, 1862. Died, 1862
Denman, Martin private enlisted, 1862. Died, 1864
Duerbalt, D. private enlisted, 1862. Killed, 1863, at Stone river
Duncan, W. corporal enlisted, 1862; discharged, 1865, as sergeant
Emett, John private enlisted, 1862; discharged, 1865. Dead
Fix, John private enlisted, 1862. Died, 1863
Flesher, H. private enlisted, 1864. Killed, 1864
Flesher, W. B. private enlisted, 1862; discharged, 1865. Dead
Forest, Benjamin private enlisted, 1862; discharged, 1862. Dead
Frank, George W. private enlisted, 1862; discharged, 1862. Dead
Franklin, Wm. private enlisted, 1862. Died, 1863
Frazer, Charles O. private enlisted, 1862.  Died, 1864
Frazier, P. L. sergeant enlisted, 1862; discharged, 1865, as sergeant-major
Graham, T. W. private enlisted, 1862; Died, 1863
Hagan, James private enlisted, 1862; discharged, 1862. Dead
Hartsell, John private enlisted, 1864. Died, 1864
Hemelright, George private enlisted, 1862; discharged, 1865
Honnell, Thos. C. 1st sergeant enlisted, 1862; discharged, 1865, as captain
Humphry, A. L. private enlisted, 1862; discharged, 1865
Irvin, Frank private enlisted, 1862; discharged, 1862. Dead
Irwin, Frank private enlisted, 1862. Died, 1863
Jackson, Jesse private enlisted, 1862; discharged, 1865
Johnston, R. E. 2d lieut enlisted, 1862; discharged, 1863
King, Andrew private enlisted, 1862. Died, 1862
Kizer, Isaac N. private enlisted, 1862; discharged, 1865
Knapp, James captain enlisted, 1862; discharged, 1863. Dead
Levingston, H.   enlisted, 1862; discharged, 1865
Lewis, Jasper private enlisted, 1862; discharged, 1863. Dead
Line, George G. private enlisted, 1862; discharged, 1862. Dead
Lipencott, J. L. S. private enlisted, 1862; discharged, 1862. Dead
Lipencutt, Scot private enlisted, 1862. Died, 1863
Luckey, Frank private enlisted, 1862; discharged, 1863
Luckey, J. L. corporal enlisted, 1862; discharged, 1862
Luckey, James private enlisted, 1862. Killed, 1863, at Stone river
Mattox, Joel private enlisted, 1862. Died, 1863
McCabe, George private enlisted, 1862; discharged, 1863
McClure, James F. private enlisted, 1862; discharged, 1865
McClure, W. private enlisted, 1862. Died, 1862
McDermet, M. private enlisted, 1864; discharged, 1865
McElroy, S. sergeant enlisted, 1862.  Died, 1863, as private
McGee, Josiah private enlisted, 1862; discharged, 1863
McMullen, Charles private enlisted, 1862; discharged, 1862. Dead
Moorehead, John B. private enlisted, 1862. Died, 1863
Nutt, Poke private enlisted, 1862; discharged, 1863, as musician. Dead
Ogden, Wm. H. corporal enlisted, 1862; dischargd, 1863
Ramsay, Wm. private enlisted, 1862; discharged, 1865
Redenbo, Daniel private enlisted, 1862; discharged, 1863. Died
Redenbo, I. N. private enlisted, 1862; discharged, 1865, as corporal
Redenbo, Isaac private enlisted, 1862; discharged, 1865
Reed, Ed. corporal enlisted, 1862; discharged, 1864, as sergeant. Dead
Reed, Edward corporal enlisted, 1862; discharged, 1864, as sergeant.  Dead
Regan, M. private enlisted, 1864; discharged, 1865
Ringlespaugh, Aaron private enlisted, 1862. Died, 1863
Shafer, W. H. private enlisted, 1862; discharged, 1862. Dead
Sharp, G. W. private enlisted, 1862. Died, 1863
Shaw, Wm. H. sergeant enlisted, 1862; discharged, 1865, as first lieutenant
Silver, Samuel private enlisted, 1865; discharged, 1865, as wagon master
Simpson, W. B. private enlisted, 1862; discharged, 1865, as sergeant
Slagle, John W. private enlisted, 1862; discharged, 1863
Smith, A. private enlisted, 1862; discharged, 1865. Dead
Smith, W. F. private enlisted, 1862; discharged, 1865, as corporal.
Stevens, John W. private enlisted, 1862; discharged, 1865, as hospital steward. Dead
Stevenson, Thos. 1st lieut enlisted Aug., 1862; discharged, 1862
Stumbaugh, H. private enlisted, 1863; discharged, 1865.
Sullivan, Jerry private enlisted, 1862. Killed, 1864, at Kenesaw mountain
Sullivan, John   enlisted, 1862; discharged, 1863, as drum major
Swickard, Davis private enlisted, 1862; discharged, 1865
Thorn, M. E. sergeant enlisted, 1862; discharged, 1863, as second lieutenant. Dead
VanFossen, W. M. corporal enlisted, 1862; discharged, 1865, as first sergeant
Vorus, Julius T. private enlisted, 1862. Died, 1862
Walters, Samuel private enlisted, 1862; discharged, 1862. Dead
Wells, Robert private enlisted, 1862; discharged, 1863. Dead
Wiley, G. W. private enlisted, 1862; discharged, 1863
Wiley, James corporal enlisted, 1862; discharged, 1862, as private. Dead
Wilkinson, J. E. private enlisted, 1862; dischafged, 1865
Wilkinson, W. R. private enlisted, 1862. Killed, 1864, at Chickamauga
Williams, E. private enlisted, 1862; discharged, 1865
Williams, Ed.   enlisted, 1862; discharged, 1862. Dead
Wilson, H. private enlisted, 1862; discharged, 1865
Windle, G. W. private enlisted, 1862. Died, 1862
Wirick, Samuel S. private enlisted, 1862; discharged, 1865
Wittick, W. H. private enlisted, 1862. Died, 1862
Wolf, Fred private enlisted, 1862; discharged, 1865. Dead
Wolf, James private enlisted, 1862; discharged, 1865, as corporal. Dead
Wood, Jesse private enlisted, 1862; discharged, 1865. Dead

COMPANY K, NINETY-NINTH REGIMENT O. V. I.
 

Name Rank Remarks
Staley, Daniel Private Aug., 1862 - July, 1865
Staley, Philip Private Aug., 1862 - July, 1865
Staley, Valentine Private Aug., 1862 - July, 1865
Young, James C. Private Aug., 1862; died at Bowling Green, Ky., Nov. 27, 1862


 

Shelby County, Ohio Military
Company I, 15th Regiment O. V. I.
Company I, 20th O. V. I.
50th O. V. I.
99th O. V. I.
118th O. V. I.
Battery M - 1st Ohio Light Artillery
Miscellaneous
Neal Post
Monumental Building
Tablet Roster - At Rest
Spanish-American War - Co. L

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