The Civil War in the East

29th Ohio Infantry Regiment

The 29th Regiment lost 6 officers and 114 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 officer and 150 enlisted men to disease, a total of 271. It is honored by a monument at Gettysburg.

 

Timeline of the 29th Ohio Infantry Regiment

August 26, 1861

Organized at Camp Giddings, Jefferson, Ohio under Colonel Louis P. Buckley, Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Clark and Major Everson Hurlbert

December 25

Moved to Camp Chase, Ohio

December 31

Captain John S. Clemmer promted to major.

January 17, 1862

To Cumberland, Md. by rail for duty at Hampton Heights and Paw Paw Tunnel attached to 3rd Brigade, Landers' Division, Army of the Potomac. Around 55 men wereleft behind in camp sick, most with the measles. Lieutenants Grover (Company A) and Hall (Company I) resigned.

March

Attached to 3rd Brigade, Shields' 2nd Division, Banks' 5th Army Corps

March 7-15

Advance on Winchester, Va.

March 18-19

Reconnaissance to Strasburg

March 22-23

Battle of Winchester, Va.

Major Myron T. Wright was wounded.

May 12-21

March to Fredericksburg, Va. Attached to 3rd Brigade, Shields' Division, Dept. of the Rappahannock

May 25-30

Return to Front Royal

June 9

Battle of Port Republic. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps, Pope's Army of Virginia

August 9

Battle of Cedar Mountain

August 16-
September 2

Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Corps, Army Virginia

August 28-30

Guard trains during battles of Bull Run

September 6-22

Maryland Campaign attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 12th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac

September 16-17

Battle of Antietam (Reserve)

September 22

Moved to Harper's Ferry and duty at Bolivar Heights

November 9

Reconnaissance to Rippon, W. Va.

 

 

December 2-6

Reconnaissance to Winchester

December 10-14

March to Stafford Court House

December 12

Major Clemmer resigns and Captain William T. Fitch of Company A is promoted to major.

January 20-24, 1863

Burnside's second Campaign, "Mud March"

January 26

Colonel Buckley resigned due to poor health. Major Fitch is promoted to colonel.

January 28

Captain Edward Hayes of Company C is promoted to major.

February-April

At Stafford Court House

April 27-May 6

Chancellorsville Campaign

May 1-5

Battle of Chancellorsville

June 11-July 24

Gettysburg Campaign

June 19

Lieutenant Colonel Clark resigned; Major Hayes was promoted to lieutenant colonel.

July 1-3

Battle of Gettysburg

The regiment was commanded by Captain Wilber F. Stevens until he was slightly wounded on July 3. Captain Edward Hayes then took command. Stevens' name was left off the monument, possibly because Storer thought him a coward at Cedar Mountain and for leaving the field at Gettysburg with only a slight wound.

 

From the monument: "The 29th Ohio Infantry, commanded by Captain Edward Hayes, J.B. Storer Adjutant - occupied several positions in this vicinity, both in the intrenchments and in reserve, July 2 and 3, 1863. Engaged 332 - killed 7, wounded 31 - 2 mortally. Total loss 38."

July 5-24

Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap, Va.

August 29-
September 8

Detached for duty at New York during draft disturbances

September 24-October 3

Movement to Bridgeport, Ala. transferred to the Army of the Cumberland

October 26-29

Reopening Tennessee River

November 23-27

Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign

November 23-24

Battles of Lookout Mountain

November 25

Mission Ridge

November 27

Ringgold Gap, Taylor's Ridge

December 10

The Regiment reenlisted as Veterans.

December-May

Duty at Bridgeport, Ala.

January 1864

Captain Myron T. Wright of Company D promoted to major

April

Attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland

May 1-September 8

Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign

May 8-11

Demonstrations on Rocky Faced Ridge

May 8

Dug Gap or Mill Creek

May 14-15

Battle of Resaca

May 19

Near Cassville

May 25

New Hope Church

May 25-June 5

Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills

June 10-July 2

Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain

June 11-14

Pine Hill

June 15-17

Lost Mountain

June 15

Gilgal or Golgotha Church

June 17

Muddy Creek

June 19

Noyes Creek

June 22

Kolb's Farm

June 27

Assault on Kenesaw

July 4

Ruff's Station

July 5-17

Chattahoochie River

July 19-20

Peach Tree Creek

Major Myron T. Wright was wounded for the second time.

July 22-August 25

Siege of Atlanta

August 26-
September 2

Operations at Chattahoochie River Bridge

September 2-November 15

Occupation of Atlanta

October 13

Colonel Fitch discharged for wounds.

November 4

Lieutenant Colonel Hayes discharged for disability

November 9

Near Atlanta

November 15-December 10

March to the sea

December 2

Buckhead Church

December 10-21

Siege of Savannah

Major Myron T. Wright received his third, mortal wound.

January to April, 1865

Campaign of the Carolinas

January 28

Captain Jonas Schoonover of Company H was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel

February 12-13

North Edisto River, S.C.

March 19-21

Battle of Bentonville, N. C.

March 24

Occupation of Goldsboro

April 10-14

Advance on Raleigh

April 14

Occupation of Raleigh

April 26

Bennett's House. Surrender of Johnston and his army.

April 29-May 20

March to Washington, D.C., via Richmond, Va.

May 24

Grand Review

June

Moved to Louisville, Ky.

July 13, 1865

Mustered out at Louisville, Ky. under Lt. Colonel Schoonover

 

The 29th's regimental flag is on display at the Henderson Memorial Public Library in Jefferson, Ohio.