Infantry Units: 23rd 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 at Columbus, Ohio from June 1, 1861 to March 23, 1862 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 July 26, 1865, when it was mustered out in accordance with orders form the War Department.

Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:

  • Carnifax Ferry, WV, September 10, 1861
  • Clark's Hollow, WV, May 1, 1862
  • Princeton, WV, May 15-18, 1862
  • South Mountain, MD, September 14, 1862
  • Antietam, MD, Septemer 17, 1862
  • Buffington Island, Ohio (Morgan's Raid), July 19, 1863
  • Cloyd's Mountian, VA, May 9, 1864
  • New River Bridge, VA, May 10, 1864
  • Buffalo Gap, WV, June 6, 1864
  • Lexington, WV, June 10, 11, 1864
  • Buchanan, VA, June 14, 1864
  • Otter Creek, VA, June 16, 1864
  • Lynchburg, VA, June 17-18, 1864
  • Buford's Gap, VA, June 21, 1864
  • Winchester, VA, July 24, 1864
  • Berryville, VA, September 3-4, 1864
  • Opequan, VA, September 19, 1864
  • Fisher's Hill, VA, September 22, 1864
  • Cedar Creek, VA, October 19, 1864

Roster - Field and Staff

John McCurdy

Roster - Company A

James P. McIlrath

Roster - Company C

Isaac M.C. Lowe
William Noblitt
Robert F. Wert

Roster - Company G

Joseph Augustus Brown

Roster - Company H

Henry C. Cremer

Roster - Company K

Abraham A. Hunter
Dewitt Clinton Howard
Archie C. Fisk

Non-Commissioned Officers and Enlisted Personnel

Degrass S. Chapman
John C. Worcester
John M. Bonsor

Articles about the Unit/Anonymous Letters

Articles:
Elyria Independent Democrat: June 12, 1861

Letters:
"F.," Company K. Elyria Independent Democrat: May 7, 1862, May 28, 1862, October 8, 1862
"G. Wagner" Bucyrus Journal: September 25, 1863