Infantry Units: 57th 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 in October 1861 to serve three years; mustered in at Camp Vance, Findlay, Ohio. The original members (except veterans) were musterd out by detachments in November 1864, and the organization, composed of veterans and recruits, retained in service until August 14, 1865, when it was 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
  • Morning Sun, TN, July 1, 1862
  • Wolf Creek Bridge, MS, September 23, 1862
  • Chickasaw Bayou, MS, December 28-29, 1862
  • Arkansas Post, AR, January 11, 1863
  • Vicksburg, MS (Siege and Assaults), May 18-July 4, 1863
  • Jackson, MS, July 9-16, 1863
  • Missionary Ridge, TN, November 25, 1863
  • Snake Creek Gap, GA, May 8, 1864
  • Resaca, GA, May 13-16, 1864
  • Dallas, GA, May 25-June 4, 1864
  • Kenesaw Mountain, GA, June 9-30, 1864
  • Atlanta, GA, July 22, 1864; July 28-September 2, 1864
  • Jonesboro, GA, August 31-September 1, 1864
  • Statesboro, GA, December 4, 1864
  • Fort McAllister, GA, December 13, 1864
  • Fayetteville, NC, March 13, 1865
  • Bentonville, NC, March 19-21, 1865

Roster - Field and Staff

William Mungen
Americus V. Rice
Samuel R. Mott
Lewis Parker
Silas Bailey Walker William D. Carlin
Daniel S. Price

Roster - Company A

John McClure
George D. McClure
Thomas U. Lane

Roster - Company B

Philip Faulhaber

Roster - Company F

Officers

Daniel Gilbert

Non-Commissioned Officers and Enlisted Personnel

George W. Hall
Calvin C. Baker

Roster - Company G

Officers

James A. Wilson
Jacob R. Tussing

Non-Commissioned Officers and Enlisted Personnel

John H. McKinley
James W. Lanning

Roster - Company H

Officers

Charles L. Brown

Non-Commissioned Officers and Enlisted Personnel

William H. Grable

Roster - Company I

Officers

George P. Blystone
Alvah Stone Skilton

Articles about the Unit/Anonymous Letters

Articles:
Bucyrus Journal: July 1, 1864
Hancock Courier: January 24, 1862, February 13, 1863, February 19, 1864, May 27, 1864, July 8, 1864, February 23, 1865
Hancock Jeffersonian: January 24, 1862, June 10, 1864

Letters:
"57th". Crawford County Forum: April 24, 1863
"B.," Company B. Crawford County Forum: March 28, 1862
"M." Kalida Sentinel- 6/28/1862, 8/9/1862, 8/16/1862, 4/2/1863
"Major". Kalida Sentinel- 1/31/1863
Member. Kalida Sentinel- 7/19/1862, 12/27/1862
"Ned," Company A. Hancock Courier: February 21, 1862
"Fifty Seventh". Hancock Courier: March 14, 1862
"57th Regt." Hancock Courier: October 3, 1862
"C." Hancock Jeffersonian: September 4, 1863
"H." Hancock Courier: April 3, 1863
"P. Itanes." Hancock Courier: June 26, 1863
Unknown. Hancock Courier: September 1, 1864