Infantry Units: 63rd 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 by the consolidation of two battalions, known as the 22nd and 63rd Regiments Ohio Volunteer Infantry, at Columbus, marietta, and Chillicothe, Ohio, from August 1861 to February 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 8, 1865, when it was mustered out in accordance with orders from the War Department.

Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:

  • New Madrid, MO, March 3-13, 1862
  • Island No. 10, TN, April 8, 1862
  • Corinth, MS (Siege of), April 30, 1862
  • Iuka, MS, September 19, 1862
  • Corinth, MS, October 4, 1862
  • Resaca, GA, May 13-16, 1864
  • Dallas, GA, May 13-16, 1864
  • Kenesaw Mountain, GA, June 9-30, 1864
  • Decatur, GA, July 22, 1864
  • Atlanta, GA, July 28-September 2, 1864
  • Jonesboro, GA, September 1-2, 1864
  • Savannah, GA (Siege of), December 10-21, 1864
  • Pocotaligo, SC, January 14-16, 1865
  • River's Bridge, SC, February 3, 1865
  • Bentonville, NC, March 19-21, 1865

Roster Field and Staff

Andrew Poe