SIXTY-NINTH OHIO INFANTRY
The organization of
this regiment took effect early in the year 1862. April
19th it was ordered to report for duty at Nashville, Tennessee,
where it arrived five days after.
The first action was with Morgan's men near the town of
Gallatin. Here one man was killed. When Bragg's army
attempted a flank movement toward Louisville, the army attempted
a flank movement toward Louisville, the Sixty-ninth was left at
Nashville as a part of the garrison for the city. On the
thirty-first of December, the first day of the battle of Stone
River, the regiment with its brigade was engaged with the enemy,
taking position in the advance line of General George H.
Thomas' Fourteenth corps. It became involved in the
disaster on the right, and was compelled to fight its way back,
suffering severely in killed and wounded.
January 2d the Sixty-ninth was in the brilliant but
desperate charge across Stone river, in which the rebels were
driven back with heavy loss. On June 24, 1863, the
Tullahoma campaign began. It was also in the battle of
Mission Ridge, and was among the first to reach the top of the
mountain. Major J. J. Hanna, then in command,
received much commendation for his efficient and brave conduct.
The re-enlistment of the regiment and its succeeding
furlough of thirty days but gave new inspiration for work, and
on May 14th occurred the engagement with the enemy near Resaca.
Between this time and the fight at Jonesborough we read of
several engagements and many killed and wounded. This
battle caused the evacuation of Atlanta, and the National forces
occupied that city.
The regiment participated in the subsequent chase after
Hood, after which it returned to Atlanta and joined Sherman's
march to the sea. The last battle in which it had a part
occurred near Goldsborough, North Carolina, March 19, 1865.
Then came the march through Richmond, the grand review at
Washington, the transfer at Louisville, and lastly the muster
out of service, on the seventeenth of July, 1865.
Second Lieutenant Ross J. Hazletine
Sergeant William R. Windsor
Corporal William B. Bowman
Corporal William Austin
Caskey, John C.
Darland, Benjamin F.
Hahn, William Y.
Harvey, William H
Ireland, Stiles C.
Irwin, John A.
Jordan, William G.
McGill, James R.