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

August 26 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 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 were left 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.
April 4 Attached to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, Department of the Shenandoah
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 Burnside’s second Campaign, “Mud March”
January 26 Colonel Buckley resigned due to poor health. Major Fitch was promoted to colonel.
January 28 Captain Edward Hayes of Company C was 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 Captain Myron T. Wright of Company D was 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 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 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.