FIFTY-FOURTH OHIO INFANTRY
Recruiting for this
regiment began late in the summer of 1861. It was
organized at Camp Dennison, where it remained for drill the
following fall and winter. It went into the field the
seventeenth of the following February, with an aggregate number
of eight hundred and fifty men. The first engagement was
in the battle of Pittsburgh Landing, April 6, 1861. At the
end of the two days' fighting a loss was sustained of one
hundred and ninety-eight men killed, wounded and missing.
On the twenty-ninth of April, movement was made upon
Corinth. On the morning of the evacuation, the
fifty-fourth was among the first to enter the town. It was
afterwards designated to perform provost duty, the commanding
officer of the regiment being appointed commandant of the post
During the summer there were several short expeditions.
At Chickasaw Bayou, Dec. 28th and 29th, in an assault on the
rebel works, there was a loss of twenty men killed and wounded.
The first of the year 1863 we hear of the Fifty-fourth in the
capture of Arkansas Post.
On the sixth of May the regiment began its march toward
Vicksburgh, engaging in the battles of Champion Hills and Big
Black Ridge on its way. In a general assault on the enemy's
works, on the nineteenth and twenty-second of June, it met with
a loss of forty-seven in killed and wounded men. During
the entire siege of Vicksburgh, this regiment was continually
employed in skirmishing and fatigue duty, except six days
consumed in a march of observation toward Jackson, Mississippi.
It was engaged in the battle of Missionary Ridge,
November 26th, and the following day marched to the relief of
the garrison at Knoxville, Tennessee.
The regiment was mustered into service as a veteran
organization January 22d, and at once started to Ohio on
furlough. In April it returned to camp with two hundred
recruits, and at once entered on the Atlanta campaign. It
participated in a general engagement at Resaca and Dallas, and
in a severe skirmish at New Hope Church. In the general
assault upon Kenesaw Mountain, June 27th, there was a loss of
twenty-eight killed and wounded, at Nicajack Creek thirteen
killed and wounded, and in the battle east of Atlanta, July 21st
and 22d, ninety-four killed, wounded and missing.
Following these, it was in the heavy skirmish at
Jonesborough, and acted a part in the pursuit of Hood, till the
march for Savannah was begun. Its last battle was at
Bentonville, North Carolina, March 21, 1865.
Moving by way of Richmond, the regiment arrived in
Washington city, where it took part in the grand review.
In August it was mustered out. The aggregate strength of
the regiment at that time was twenty-four officers and two
hundred and thirty-one men.
Lieutenant Colonel Robert Williams, jr.
Adjutant George W. Wilson
Captain Robert Williams, jr.
First Lieutenant Granville M. White.
Second Lieutenant John Bell.
First Sergeant David A. Rees
Sergeant Miles W. Elliott
Sergeant James M. Dimpsey
Sergeant Peter J. Gasnell
Sergeant William H. Elliott
Corporal Henry B. Neff
Corporal Carlisle Leeds
Corporal Dillon H. James
Corporal Cyrus Pattenger
Corporal Adam C. Neff
Corporal John W. Kelley
Corporal James M. Anderson
Corporal David F. Price
Musician Leonard W. Brown
Musician David R. Stephenson
Wagoner Henry Spreng
|Adams, Frank B.
Armstrong, James W.
Baker, Christian W.
Bennett, Charles K.
Boyer, Alexander W.
Breeder, John M.
Brown, Thomas J.
Carroll, Henry W.
Casselman, James M.
Clark, Andrew J.
Cochran, Albert G.
Cochran, John H.
Cochran, William G.
Cook, Christopher H.
Ford, Jackson B.
Gordon, George W.
Hale, Francis V.
|Henderson, Nathan H.
Kimball, Alonzo D.
King, Henry D.
Lowe, Allen H.
Miller, George W.
Mitchell, Nathan D.
Mitchell, Thomas J.
Moravy, William H.
Neff, John W.
Neff, Milton U.
Richard C. White
Robinson, Albert S.
Robinson, James H.
Robinson, William H.
Runyan, William H.
Smiley, William F.
Thompson, John W.
Whiteside, Franklin W.
Wilson, George W.
Wilson, William C.
|Fornshell, Henry C.
Fornshell, Lusten D.
|Hancock, Elisha M.