Infantry Units: 47th 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 Camp Dennison, Ohio, August 27, 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 August 11, 1865 when it was mustered out in accordance with orders from the War Department.

Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:

  • Carnifex Ferry, WV, September 10, 1861
  • Lewisburg, WV, May 23, 1862
  • Jackson, MS, May 14-17, 1863
  • Vicksburg, MS (Siege and Assaults), May 18-July 4, 1863
  • Resaca, GA, May 13-16, 1864
  • Dallas, GA, May 25-June 4, 1864
  • Kennesaw Mountain, GA (General Assault), June 27, 1864
  • Atlanta, GA (Hood's First Sortie and Siege), July 22; July 28-September 2, 1864
  • Jonesboro, GA, August 31-September 1, 1864
  • Statesboro, GA, December 4, 1864
  • Fort McAllister, GA, December 13, 1864
  • Bentonville, NC, March 19-21, 1865

Roster - Company D

Charles W. Morris

Roster - Company I

Leverett H. Clendenin
Hanniah D. Pugh

Articles about the Unit/Anonymous Letters

Articles:
Toledo Blade- 6/4/1863

Letters:
Veteras, Company I. Ottawa Democrat- 8/15/1862
A member of Company E, 47th Ohio Infantry. Toledo Blade- 11/21/1861, 2/12/1862, 2/21/1862
"E.C.," Company E, 47th Ohio Infantry. Toledo Blade- 3/26/1862, 8/15/1863
"R." Company I, 47th Ohio Infantry. Toledo Blade- 12/6/1862
"C." Company I, 47th Ohio Infantry. Toledo Blade- 9/18/1861
"Justitia," Company E, 47th Ohio Infantry. Toledo Blade- 4/23/1862, 6/18/1862
"V.R.J. Osborn," father of soldier in 47th Ohio Infantry. Toledo Blade- 1/20/1862