United States Regiments & Batteries > Ohio

The 82nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment lost 16 officers and 122 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 1 officer and 118 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War. It is honored by a monument at Gettysburg.

October-December Organized at Kenton, Ohio, under Colonel James Cantwell.
December 31 Mustered in
January 25 Left State for Grafton, Va. Attached to District of Cumberland, Md., Dept. of Western Virginia
March At Cumberland, Md., Dept. of the Mountains
April 1-12 Expedition to Lost River Region, Va. attached to Schenck’s Brigade, Dept. of the Mountains
May 8
Battle of McDowell
May 10-12 Franklin
May to August Operations in the Shenandoah Valley
June Atached to Milroy’s Independent Brigade, 1st Army Corps, Army of Virginia
June 8 Battle of Cross Keys
August 9
Battle of Cedar Mountain
August 16-September 2 Pope’s Campaign in Northern Virginia
August 21-23 Fords of the Rappahannock
August 22 Freeman’s Ford
August 23-25 Waterloo Bridge
August 29
Battle of Groveton

Colonel Cantwell killed. James S. Robinson becomes colonel.

August 30
Second Battle of Bull Run
September Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C. attached to Headquarters 3rd Division, 11th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac as provost guard
November 1-9 Movement to Gainesville
November 18 To Centreville
December 9-16 To Falmouth, Va.
December Detached at Headquarters 3rd Division and 11th Corps Headquarters
January At Stafford Court House
January 20-24 “Mud March”
February-April At Stafford Court House
April 27-May 6 Chancellorsville Campaign
May 1-5 Battle of Chancellorsville
May Attached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 11th Army Corps
June 11-July 24 Gettysburg Campaign
July 1-3
Battle of Gettysburg

The 82nd brought 384 men to the field, losing 17 killed, 84 wounded and 79 missing. It was commanded at Gettysburg by Colonel James S. Robinson until he was wounded on July 1. Lieutenant Colonel David Thomson took command.

From the monument:

The 82nd Ohio Infantry, arriving from Emmittsburg at noon, July 1, 1863, moved rapidly to the support of Dilger’s Battery near the Carlisle Road. At 3 p.m. change front to the right and advanced to a position 125 yards in front of this monument, where, exposed both front and flank to a severe fire, it engaged the enemy then approaching from York. After an obstinate struggle, the regiment being outflanked on both sides, withdrew to Cemetery Hill, where it remained until the close of battle.

July 5-24 Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap, Va. Attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 11th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
August-September Guard duty along Orange & Alexandria Railroad
September 24-October 3 Movement to Bridgeport, Ala. and attachment to the Army of the Cumberland
October-November Duty at Bridgeport and in Lookout Valley
October 26-29 Reopening Tennessee River
October 28-29 Battle of Wauhatchie, Tenn.
November 23-27 Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign
November 23 Orchard Knob
November 24-25 Tunnel Hill
November 25 Mission Ridge
November 26 Chickamauga Station
November 28-December 17 March to relief of Knoxville
January 1 Regiment reenlisted
April Attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
May 1-September 8 Atlanta Campaign
May 8-11 Demonstrations on Rocky Faced Ridge
May 14-15 Battle of Resaca
May 19 Cassville
May 22-25 Advance on Dallas
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 Mountain
July 4 Ruff’s Station
July 5-17 Chattahoochie River
July 19-20 Peach Tree Creek
July 22-August 25 Siege of Atlanta
August 26-September 2 Operations at Chattahoochie River Bridge
September 2-November 15 Occupation of Atlanta
October 26-29 Expedition from Atlanta to Tuckum’s Cross Roads
November 15-December 10 March to the sea
December 9 Montieth Swamp
December 10-21 Siege of Savannah
January to April Campaign of the Carolinas. Colonel Robinson was promoted to brigadier general
March 16 Taylor’s Hole Creek, Averysboro, N. C.
March 19-21 Battle of Bentonville
March 24 Occupation of Goldsboro
March 31 Consolidated with 61st Ohio Infantry. Stephen J. McGroarty become colonel of the combined regiments.
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 19 March to Washington, D.C. via Richmond, Va.
May 24 Grand Review
June 29 Moved to Louisville, Ky., and mustered out