United States Regiments & Batteries > Ohio

The 25th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment lost 7 officers and 151 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 3 officers and 119 enlisted men to disease. It is honored by a monument at Gettysburg shared with the 75th Ohio Infantry.

Organized at Camp Chase, Columbus, Ohio
June 28 Mustered in under Colonel James A. Jones
July 29 Ordered to West Virginia and duty along the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad from Grafton to the Ohio River. Attached to Cheat Mountain, District West Virginia
August 21 Moved to Cheat Mountain Summit, Va.
September 11-17 Operations on Cheat Mountain
September 12 Action at Cheat Mountain
October 3-4 Greenbrier River
November 25 Duty at Huttonsville attached to Milroy’s Command, Cheat Mountain, District West Virginia
December 11-13 Expedition to Camp Baldwin
December 12
Action at Camp Allegheny, Buffalo Mountain

The regiment lost 6 killed, 54 wounded, and 6 missing

December 31 Expedition to Huntersville
January 6 Duty at Beverly, Cheat Mountain
March 17 Company D detached as 12th Ohio Battery
April 1-12 Expedition on the Seneca attached to Milroy’s Brigade, Dept. of the Mountains
April 12 Action at Monterey
April At Staunton
May 8
Battle of McDowell

The regiment lost 6 killed, 51 wounded, and 1 missing

May 26-June 10 March from Franklin to Strasburg, pursuing Jackson up the Shenandoah Valley.
June 8
Battle of Cross Keys

The regiment lost 5 killed, 40 wounded, and 5 missing

June-July Duty at Sperryville and Centreville, Va. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Corps, Army of Virginia
August 9
Battle of Cedar Mountain
August 16-September 2 Pope’s Campaign in Northern Virginia
August 22 Freeman’s Ford
August 29-30
Second Battle of Bull Run

The regiment lost 8 killed, 55 wounded, and 24 missing

September-December Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C. attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 11th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
September 25-28 Expedition from Centreville to Bristoe
December 10-16 March to Fredericksburg
January 20-24 “Mud March”
February-April At Brook’s Station
April 27-May 6 Chancellorsville Campaign
May 1-5
Battle of Chancellorsville

The regiment lost 14 killed, 107 wounded, and 31 missing

June 11-July 22 Gettysburg Campaign
July 1-3
Battle of Gettysburg

The regiment was commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Jeremiah Williams until he was captured on July 1. Captain Nathaniel J. Manning took over until he was wounded. Second Lieutenant William Maloney briefly commanded the regiment on the 2nd until Lieutenant Israel White took over for the remainder of the battle.

From the monument on Howard Avenue at Gettysburg:

Arriving at Gettysburg from Emmitsburg July 1, 1863, the 25th and 75th Ohio Infantry advanced beyond the town and, under a heavy cannonade, took position here, supporting Battery G, 4th U.S. Artillery. During July 2 and 3, they held an advanced line on East Cemetery Hill, and early July 4 led the advance into the town.

Gettysburg July 1,2,3,1863. 25th Ohio Infantry: Engaged 220. Killed 16, wounded 96, missing 71. Total loss 180. 75th Ohio Infantry: Engaged 269. Killed or mortally wounded 38, missing 86. Total loss 180.

From the monument on Wainwright Avenue:

After a severe battle in the open fields beyond Gettysburg on July 1, 1863, the 11th Corps withdrew to Cemetery Hill, and at dark on July 2 this position was held by the 25th and 75th Ohio Infantry when Early’s Confederate Division assaulted this hill and broke the Union line to the right, but was repulsed after a desperate hand-to-hand conflict.

July 5-24 Pursuit of Lee, to Manassas Gap, Va.
July 25-August 6 At Warrenton Junction
August 6-12 Moved to Folly Island, S. C., attached to 2nd Brigade, Gordon’s Division, Folly Island, S.C., 10th Army Corps, Dept. of the South
August-December Duty at Folly and Morris Islands, S.C., operating against Fort Sumpter and Charleston
January 1 Regiment reenlisted. Veterans absent on furlough for ninety days.
January Duty at Hilton Head, S. C. attched to District of Hilton Head, S.C., 10th Army Corps, Dept. of the South
April Attached to District of Hilton Head, S.C., Dept. of the South
September 25 – October 23 Cos. A, G and I at Fort Pulaski, Ga.
October Attached to 3rd Separate Brigade, Dept. of the South. New Company D organized and added to Regiment.
November 28-30 Expedition against Charleston & Savannah Railroad attached to 1st Brigade, Coast Division, Dept. of the South
November 30
Battle of Honey Hill

Major Carrington E. Randall was mortally wounded.

December 4 Coosaw River
December 6-9 Demonstration on Charleston & Savannah Railroad
December 6 Deveaux’s Neck
February 26 Occupation of Charleston attached to 3rd Separate Brigade, Hilton Head, S. C, Dept. of the South
February 28-March 10 Expedition toward Santee River attached to 1st Separate Brigade, District of Charleston, S.C., Dept. of the South
March 12-April 3 Camp at Mt. Pleasant
April 5-25 Potter’s Expedition to Camden, S.C.
April 9 Dingle’s Mills
April 15 Statesburg
April 17 Occupation of Camden
April 18 Boykins’ Mills
April 19 Denkins’ Mills and Beach Creek near Statesburg
April 28 Return to Mt. Pleasant
May 6 Moved to Charleston
May 7 To Columbia and Garrison duty there
May 25 Duty in Fairfield, Newberry, Edgefield, Lexington and Richland Counties
August Attached to 4th Separate Brigade, District of Western South Carolina, Dept. of the South
October Company D mustered out.
April At Summerville
May Duty on the Sea Islands
June 6 Ordered to Todd’s Barracks, Ohio
June 18 Mustered out