NINETY-THIRD OHIO INFANTRY.
This regiment was
regularly organized at Camp Dayton, near Dayton, during the
latter part of the summer of 1862. It numbered, at the
beginning, thirty-nine officers and nine hundred and twenty-nine
The Ninety-third moved with the army to Nashville, and,
in December, while guarding a forage-train, was attacked by the
Rebels, and, in this, its first engagement, it lost one killed
and three wounded. Suffering severely in the battle of
Stone River, it afterwards encamped for a time south, and then
west, of Murfreesborough. Thence it is heard of at Liberty
Gap, Hoover's Gap, Tullahoma, Bellefonte, Stevenson, Lookout
Mountain, and Chickamauga. At the last place there was
some severe skirmishing on the eighteenth of September, and on
the following day orders were received to join General Thomas,
from which time, until the first of October, the Ninety-third
acted no unimportant part in the prolonged contest.
November 23d, a charge upon Orchard Knob ended with a
loss of eleven killed and forty-nine wounded. Six men were
shot down while carrying the regimental colors, and three days
after this time, in an assault on Mission Ridge, came another
loss of eight killed and twenty wounded.
The last of November the Ninety-third started for East
Tennessee. The campaign of this winter was most severe; at
one time the regiment was reduced to four officers and ninety
After much time spent in marching and countermarching,
on the third of May the regiment started on the Atlanta
campaign, with an aggregate of three hundred men. On the
way they met with numerous encounters, among others the battle
of Resaca. It was in reserve at the battle of
Jonesborough. The three following months send news of the
Ninety-third from Atlanta, Gailsville, Chattanooga, Pulaski,
Columbia, Franklin, and Nashville.
During the winter nothing of great importance occurred
until the middle of March, when the regiment left for East
Tennessee. It went to Bull's Gap, thence to Greenville,
where it arrived about the first of May. On the eighth of
June the muster-out took place, at Camp Harker, near Nashville.
The men proceeded at once to Camp Dennison, Ohio, where they
were paid, and received their discharges by the fourteenth of
Prior to the muster-out of the regiment, eight officers
and two hundred and forty-one men were discharged for
disability; four officers and two hundred and four men were
accounted for as "died of disease, wounds, and killed in
action." The surviving members have an association for
preserving the memory of olden times. But no such
association is needed to keep fresh the sufferings or the glory
of the many engagements in which the brave Ninety-third had a
part - the records of Stone River, Chickamauga, Brown's Ferry,
Orchard Knob, Mission Ridge, Resaca, Kenesaw, Atlanta,
Jonesborough, Franklin, and Nashville, are the records of a
nation that has a future, as well as a present and a past.
Captain Matthew L. Paullus
First Lieutenant Peter L. Paullus
Second Lieutenant Joseph C. Gilmore
Dennis N. Kelley
Sergeant Thomas Brennan
Sergeant Richard Fenshall
Sergeant Albert C. Sayers
Sergeant Edward Bennett
Corporal John Klinger
Corporal Theodore Johnson
Corporal John A. Paullus
Corporal Jesse P. Miran
Corporal John B. Cook
Corporal John W. Grey
Corporal John McNeely
Corporal John H. Payner
Musician George W. Miller
Musician Francis Earley
Wagoner Samuel Black
Bates, John W.
Bazzle, Milton E.
Bickle, George W.
Boner, Thomas D.
Brown, John M.
Cramer, John B.
Crothers, Samuel G.
Foster, Samuel C.
Gibbons, John H.
Hamilton, George S.
Herron, James D.
Johnson, James W.
Kindell, John A.
Kinney, George W.
Kirkpatrick, Charles A.
Laird, William H.
McCracken, Isaac S.
McMillen, John R.
Mohler, John W.
Moren, Henry B.
Murray, Thomas C.
Neal, Nathan W.
Newton, Isaac W.
Phillips, David H.
Porter, Robert C.
Pottmyer, John Q.
Price, Harvey A.
Ramsey, Joseph A.
Robbins, Hiram L.
Saylor, George A.
Spessard, John H.
Stubbs, D. W. C.
Williams, Henry C.
Witt, Horace T.
Witt, John T.
Wright, John F. C.
Captain Matthias Disher
First Lieutenant Jarvis N. Lake
Second Lieutenant William W. Aker
Joseph H. Miley
Sergeant Peter S. Likenberry
Sergeant Francis N. Austin
Sergeant Cephas C. Fetherling
Sergeant Jeremiah Oldfather
Corporal Daniel Lizer
Corporal Uriah Young
Corporal Silas Laird
Corporal Horstine Silver
Corporal Joseph E. Lesh
Corporal Joseph S. Lithiser
Corporal Fletcher W. Curtis
Corporal Isaac Renner
Drummer Washington McSherry
Bugler Marcellus M. Griff
Teamster John Smith
Albright, Philip H.
Barnes, Samuel W.
Berry, Thomas E. J.
Biggs, William E.
Brower, Theodore F.
Brown, Samuel L.
Charles, Jacob A.
Cooper, William H. H.
Crowelll, Hiram J.
Hickman, Samuel J.
Huffman, William H.
Jaqua, Samuel R.
Lorgh, Aaron B.
Myers, Samuel J.
Nelson, William B.
Oblinger, Francis M.
Patterson, John M.
Quilling, Albert C.
Reynolds, John S.
Shuorf, Isaac N.
Shuorf, John H.
Sloan, James M.
Spillman, Thomas E.
Spillman, Thomas K.
Thistler, Alfred C. P.
Thorp, Calvin T.
Tillman William A.
Webb, Marcus A.
Wellborn, John M.
White, Benjamin F.