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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)


    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.


Schultz, F. Maj. Sept. 1861 - July 12, 1865
Scoville, Charles W. Capt. Oct., 1864; mustered out with company
Amann, Ferdinand 1st Lieut. Sept., 1861 - Nov., 1862
Schwerer, Constantine 1st Lieut. Sept., 1861 - Nov., 1862
Hein, Joseph 1st Lieut. Nov., 1861 - Nov., 1862
Sturgis, Eben P. 1st Lieut. Nov., 1862, with company
Chase, Charles F. 1st Lieut. Mar., 1864, with company
Reckard, Frank R. 1st Lieut. Mar., 1864, with company
Eberle, Joseph 2nd Lieut. Sept., 1861; resigned Oct., 1862
Linch, John C. 2d Lieut. Oct., 1862; resigned June, 1863. Declined promotion.
Zeigler, Jacob 2d Lieut. June, 1863; mustered out with company
Sloane, Stephen 2d Lieut. May, 1864; mustered out with company
Beatty, Lee P. 2d Lieut. Sept., 1864; mustered out with company
Manning, Wm. H. 2d Lieut. May, 1865; mustered out with company
Kotzebue, Charles   promoted to 2d lieut.
Ruff, William Qtr. Master- Sgt. Dec. 13, 1864
Bodmer, Charles Qtr. Master Sept., 1861 - Dec. 13, 1864
Meier, Thomas Sergt-Major  
Schunk, Henry Sergeant Sept., 1861 - Dec. 31, 1864
Achbach, George Sergeant Sept., 1861 - Dec. 13, 1864
Eisenstein, Jacob Corporal Sept., 1861 - Dec. 13, 1864
Bruning, John Private Sept., 1861 - Dec. 13, 1864
Chrsitler, Christian Private Sept., 1861 - Dec. 13, 1864
Cigrant, Peter Private Sept., 1861 - Dec. 13, 1864
Emig, Adam Private Sept., 1861 - Dec. 13, 1864


Frantz, Otto Private  
Giegler, Gottlob    
Gotschall, John    
Heiser, John   Sept., 1861
Heiser, Joseph   Dec., 1864
Kaufle, John    
Messmar, Jacob    
Miller, Joseph Private  
Monroe, George    
Nuss, John    
Rineker, Willialm    
Rock, George    
Vesper, Daniel    
Wasserman, Christian    


Assman, Frank corporal, July 15, 1863
Badaur, Peter private, Feb. 29, 1864
Eisenstein, Frederick died Nov. 5, 1862, Nashville
Enders, Christian March 17, 1863
Foust, Henry died July 2, 1862, Corinth
Grimm, George disability, Oct. 19, 1863
Hassler, Jacob died May 14, 1862
Johnston, John W. private, July, 1864
Kemper, George died May 13, 1862, Louisville, Ky.
Mauser, Frederick died June 24, 1862
Nassber, August died Nov. 1, 1862, Nashville
Nichel, Paul died June 22, 1862
Nicholas, Theobold died Sept. 1, 1862, Nashville
Schabe, Gottlib died May 14, 1862
Weiss, John first, died May 4, 1862
Weist, John corporal, May 1, 1862
Wissenger, Conrad died Mar. 17, 1863
Wolfrom, Christian died Nov. 4, 182, Nashville
Wyatt, Thomas M. private, June, 1865


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
Neal Post
Monumental Building
Tablet Roster - At Rest
Spanish-American War - Co. L

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