Infantry Units: 15th Ohio Volunteer Infantry

Infantry units were recruited from all over the state. Those represented in detail here are the ones recruited primarily from northwest Ohio counties and those whose members wrote to local newspapers. More information will be added as it becomes available.

This Regiment was organized in the State of Oho at large, in September 1861 to serve three years. On the expiration of its term of service the original members (except veterans) were mustered out, and the organization, composed of veterans and recruits, retained in service until November 21, 1865, when it was mustered out in accordance with orders of the War Department.

Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:

  • Shiloh, TN, April 6-7, 1862
  • Corinth, MS (Occupation of), May 30, 1862
  • Stone River, TN, December 31, 1862-January 2, 1863
  • Liberty Gap, TN, June 25, 1863
  • Chickamauga, GA, September 19-20, 1863
  • Missionary Ridge, TN, November 25, 1863
  • Rocky Face Ridge, GA, February 25-27, 1864
  • Resaca, GA, may 13-16, 1864
  • Cassville, GA, May 19-22, 1864
  • Pickett's Mills, GA, May 27, 1864
  • Kennesaw Mountain, GA, June 9-30, 1864
  • Peachtree Creek, GA, July 20, 1864
  • Atlanta, GA (Hood's first sortie), July 22, 1864
  • Lovejoy Station, GA, September 2-6, 1864
  • Franklin, TN, November 30, 1864
  • Nashville, TN, December 1-16, 1864

Roster - Field and Staff

William Tecumseh Wilson
Chaplain Randall Ross
Samuel D. Welch (or Welsh)
Surgeon William J. Kelley

Roster - Company D

Officers

David J. Culbertson
Samuel S. Pettit
David A. Geiger
Charles J. Rodig

Non-Commissioned Officers and Enlisted Personnel

John Sheehy (Sheeley)

Roster - Company G

Officers

Peter Austva Tyler
William H. Kilmer

Non-Commissioned Officers and Enlisted Personnel

William H. Ashbrook
William S. Dumm (Dunn)

Roster - Company I

Officers

Isaac Minor Kirby

Non-Commissioned Officers and Enlisted Personnel

Thomas C. "Cant" Cory

Newspaper Articles about the Unit/Anonymous Letters

Articles:
Bucyrus Journal: October 9, 1863
Wyandot Pioneer- September 27, 1861 pg. 3, April 25, 1862 (Shiloh casualties) pg. 2,
May 2, 1862 (Shiloh casualties) pg. 2, July 11, 1862 (protest letter with many signatures) pg. 3,
October 2, 1863 (Chickamauga casualties) pg. 3, October 9, 1863 (Co. D casualties at Chickamauga) pg. 2
Wyandot Democratic Union- May 1, 1862 (Shiloh casualties) pg. 3

Letters:
"Tom," Company D. Crawford County Forum: April 26, 1861
"S.D.W." Bucyrus Journal: November 8, 1861
"C." Wyandot Democratic Union- May 9, 1861 pg. 2, May 30, 1861, pg. 1, June 13, 1861 pg. 3, June 20, 1861 pg. 3, June 27, 1861 pg. 3, July 11, 1861 (2) pg. 1
"Fat Boy," Company D, Wyandot Pioneer- April 29, 1864 pg. 2
"G. R.-er," Company D, Wyandot Pioneer- February 7, 1862 pg. 2
Unknown, Company D, Wyandot Pioneer- December 4, 1863 pg. 2