Infantry Units: 48th 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 Ohio at large, from September to December 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 January 17, 1865, when it was consolidated with the 83rd Regiment Ohio Infantry.

On July 24, 1865, a Battalion of six companies was organized by the consolidation of the 83rd and 114th Regiments.

Two companies, E and F, were mustered out October 14, 1865, by reason of expiration of term of service. The remaining four companies, A, B, C, and D were retained in service until May 9, 1866, when they were mustered out in accordance with orders from the War Department.

Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:

  • Shiloh, TN, April 6-7, 1862
  • Corinth, MS, October 3-4, 1862
  • Chickasaw Bayou, MS, December 28-29, 1862
  • Arkansas Post, AR, January 11, 1863
  • Port Gibson, MS, May 1, 1863
  • Jackson, MS, May 14, 1863
  • Champion Hills, MS, May 17, 1863
  • Big Black River, MS, May 17, 1863
  • Vicksburg, MS (Siege), May 18-July 4, 1863
  • Carrion Crow Bayou, LA, November 3, 1863
  • Sabine Cross Roads, LA, April 8, 1864
  • Fort Blakeley, AL, April 9, 1864

Roster - Company F

Mustered in from October 15 to December 16, 1861 at Camp Dennison, Ohio by Virgil H. Moats, Captain 48th OVI. Mustered out October 14, 1865 at Houston, TX, by Benjamin W. Ladd, 1st Lieutenant, 48th OVI.

Virgil H. Moats
Demetrius L. Bell