United States Regiments & Batteries > Ohio

The 11th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment lost 4 officers and 50 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 98 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War. It is honored by a monument at Antietam.

June 20 Organized at Camp Dennison, Ohio under the command of Colonel Charles A. DeVilliers, a French officer and adventurer, and Major Augustus H. Coleman.
July 7 Ordered to the Kanawha Valley, Va. and attached to Cox’s Kanawha Brigade, West Virginia
July 17 Colonel DeVilliers was taken prisoner at Scary Creek
August 20 Action at Hawk’s Nest, Va.
August 25 Near Piggott’s Mills, Big Run
September Attached to Benham’s Brigade, District of the Kanawha, West Virginia
October 19-November 16 Operations in the Kanawha Valley and New River Reglon attached to 1st Brigade, District of the Kanawha
October 28 Colonel DeVilliers escaped from prison in Richmond and rejoined the regiment.
November 10 Gauley Bridge
November 10-11 Blake’s Farm, Cotton Mountain
December 11 Moved to Point Pleasant
January 9 Major Coleman was promoted to lieutenant colonel. Captain Lyman J. Jackson of the 32nd Ohio was appointed major in the 11th Ohio, angering many in the regiment.
March Attached to 1st Brigade, Kanawha Division West Virginia, Dept. of the Mountains
April to August Operations in the Kanawha Valley
August 23 Colonel DeVilliers was dismissed for abuse, fraud, and seizing civilian property for his own use. Lieutenant Colonel Augustus H. Coleman was promoted to colonel, but not mustered.
August 18-24 Moved to Washington, D.C.
August 25-September 2 Pope’s Campaign in Northern Virginia
August 27 Bull Run Bridge
September 6-22 Maryland Campaign. Attached to 1st Brigade, Kanawha Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
September 12 Frederick City, Md.
September 14 Battle of South Mountain
September 16-17
Battle of Antietam

The regiment was commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Augustus H. Coleman. He was killled, and Major Lyman Jackson took command.

From the monument:

This Regiment advanced in skirmish line toward the bridge over the Antietam Creek, participated in the charge which drove the enemy from the creek and advanced to this point which it held until the close of the day. Its loss was 1 officer and 3 men killed; 1 officer and 11 men wounded; 5 men missing, total 21.

From the War Department marker for Crook’s Brigade on the Antietam bayylefield:

On the evening of September 16th Crook’s Brigade formed line on the ridge east of the Antietam, and north of the Burnside Bridge.

On the morning of the 17th, preceded by the 11th Connecticut of Harland’s Brigade as skirmishers, it attempted to carry the bridge but failed. About 2 P.M., five companies of the 28th Ohio crossed the stream at a ford 250 yards north of the bridge and advanced to the rising ground east of the Sharpsburg Road. The remainder of the Brigade crossed the bridge and moved up the road about 350 yards, when the united Brigade advanced over the high ground west of the road and supported the left of Willcox’s Division. It assisted in checking A.P. Hill’s advance but, the left of the line having been turned, it was obliged to withdraw to the cover of the ridge south and east of this line. This tablet marks the center of the advance position of the Brigade.

October 8 Moved to Hagerstown, Md. then to Clarksburg and Summerville, W. Va., and duty at Summerville, attached to 1st Brigade, Kanawha Division, District of West Virginia, Dept. of the Ohio
October 31 Major Jackson resigned “due to the dissatisfaction’ in the regiment caused by his irregular appointment. Captain Philander Parmalee Lane of CompanyK was promoted to colonel and Captain Orden Street of Company C was promoted to Lietenant Colonel, both with rank to date from September 17.
November 24-30 Expedition to Cold Knob Mountain
November 26 Lewis Mill on Sinking Creek
January 24 Ordered to Nashville, Tenn.
February 22 To Carthage attached to Crook’s Brigade, Baird’s Division, Army of Kentucky, Dept. of the Cumberland
March 8 Near Carthage (2 Cos.)
March 24-25 Scout to Rome
April 13 Reconnaissance to McMinnville
June 23-July 7 Middle Tennessee or Tullahoma Campaign, attached to 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland
June 24-26 Hoover’s Gap
July-August Occupation of Middle Tennessee
August 16-September 22 Passage of Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign
September 15-18 Catlett’s Gap, Pigeon Mountain
September 19-21 Battle of Chickamauga
September 21 Rossville Gap
September 24-November 23 Siege of Chattanooga
October 26-29 Reopening Tennessee River attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 14th Army Corps
October 26 Colonel Lane resigned as his business was in need of his immediate presence. Lieutenant Colonel Ogden Street was promoted to colonel but was not mustered,
October 27 Brown’s Ferry
November 23-27 Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign
November 23-24 Orchard Knob
November 25 Mission Ridge
February 22-27 Demonstration on Dalton, Ga.
February 23-25
Tunnel Hill, Buzzard’s Roost Gap and Rocky Faced Ridge

Colonel Street was wounded.

March and April Veterans absent on furlough
May to September Atlanta Campaign
May 8-11 Demonstrations on Rocky Faced Ridge
May 14-15 Battle of Resaca
May 16 to June 10 Detached for duty as garrison at Resaca
June 10 Non-Veterans relieved for muster out and ordered to Cincinnati, Ohio
June 21 Mustered out. Veterans and Recruits organized as a Battalion and attached to 92nd Ohio Infantry