Infantry Units: 68th 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 October through 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 July 10, 1865, when it was mustered out in accordance with orders from the War Department.

Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:

  • Thompson's Hill, MS, May 1, 1863
  • Raymond, MS, May 12, 1863
  • Jackson, MS, May 14, 1863
  • Champion Hills, MS, May 16, 1863
  • Vicksburg, MS (Siege), May 18-July 4, 1863
  • Clinton and Jackson, MS, February 5, 1864
  • Kenesaw Mountain, GA (including general assault), June 9-30, 1864
  • Big Shanty, GA, June 15, 1864
  • Nickajack Creek, GA, July 2-5, 1864
  • Atlanta, GA (Hood's First Sortie), July 22, 1864
  • Atlanta, GA (Siege), July 28-September 2, 1864
  • Jonesboro, GA, August 31-September 1, 1864
  • Lovejoy Station, GA, September 2-6, 1864

Roster - Field and Staff

George E. Miller
George E. Welles
James G. Haly
Robert K. Scott
Samuel H. Steedman

Roster - Company A

Mustered in December 13, 1861 at Camp Latty, Napoleon, Ohio. Mustered out July 10, 1865 at Louisville, KY.

Samuel R. Adams
William F. Williams
Robert D. Wood

Roster - Company B

Mustered in December 24, 1861 at Camp Latty, Napoleon, Ohio. Mustered out July 10, 1865 at Louisville, KY

Sidney S. Sprague

Roster - Company C

Mustered in December 13, 1861 at Camp Latty, Napoleon, Ohio by Patrick H. Mooney, Captain 68th OVI. Mustered out July 10, 1865 at Louisville, KY, by Cyrus M. Roberts, Captain, 78th OVI.

James F. Cosgro
George W. Kniss
Patrick H. Mooney
Gilbert L. Meyers
William R. Snook

Roster - Company D

Jeremiah Hollinshead

Roster - Company F

Edward Alpheus Bigelow

Roster - Company H

Webster C. Shepard
William A. Ward

Roster - Company I

Ira M. Kelsey
Lewis Dubbs
Lyman J. Hissong
Hiram H. Poe

Roster - Company K

James H. Long
Andrew J. Long
Thomas A. Shorthill
Edwin J. Evans

Articles about the Unit/Anonymous Letters

Articles:
Press and Leader - 4/16/1863, 6/11/1863
Bryan Union Press- 4/14/1864, 8/4/1864
Defiance Democrat- 7/4/1863, 8/6/1864
Napleon Northwest- 6/17/1863, 8/19/1863
Paulding Independent- 6/18/1863, 6/25/1863
Toledo Blade- 3/10/1862, 8/2/1864, 7/14/1865
Toledo Daily Commercial- 8/2/1864, 8/10/1864

Letters:
"Sixty-Eighth Regiment". Defiance Democrat- 4/26/1862
"O.K." Paulding Independent- 2/12/1863
"Old Zeke". Paulding Independent- 11/27/1862, 12/4/1862
"Old Zeke", 68th Ohio Infantry. Toledo Blade- 10/17/1862
"Q.M.S.". Paulding Independent- 1/16/1863
"Semper Cresence". Napoleon Northwest- 10/22/1862
"Soldier Boy" Company C. Paulding Independent- 9/17/1863
Company C, 68th Ohio Infantry. Toledo Blade- 1/18/1862
"H.S." Toledo Daily Commercial- 6/29/1863
"Quince". Toledo Daily Commercial- 10/2/1863
"Tom". Toledo Daily Commercial- 9/5/1864
"Tone". Toledo Daily Commercial- 6/18/1864