Infantry Units: 72nd 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 1861 to February 1862 to serve three years. The original members (except veterans) were mustered out December 14, 1864, by reason of expiration of term of service, and the organization, composed of veterans and recruits, retained in service until September 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:

  • Crump's Landing, TN, April 4, 1862
  • Shiloh, TN, April 6-7, 1862
  • Corinth, MS (siege), April 30-May 31, 1862
  • Russell, House, MS, May 17, 1862
  • Jackson, MS, May 14, 1863
  • Vicksburg, MS, (siege and assault), May 18-July 4, 1863
  • Big Black River, MS, July 6, 1863
  • Jackson, MS, July 9-16, 1863
  • Brandon, MS, July 19, 1863
  • Hickahala Creek, MS, February 10, 1864
  • Brice's Crossroads, MS (Guntown), June 10, 1864
  • Harrisburg, MS, July 13, 1864
  • Tupelo, MS, July 14, 1864
  • Old Town Creek, MS, July 15, 1864
  • Little Harpeth, TN, December 6, 1864
  • Nashville, TN, December 15-16, 1864
  • Pursuit of Hood, December 17, 1864-January 1, 1865
  • Spanish Fort, AL, March 26-April 9, 1865

Roster - Field and Staff

Ralph Pomeroy Buckland
Orin O. England
Abraham B. Poe
Eugene Allen Rawson
John Birchard Rice
William M. Kaull
Daniel M. Harkness

Roster - Company A

Thomas W. Egbert Spencer Russell
William Weeks

Roster - Company B

John McIntyre Lemmon
Chester Averill Buckland

Roster - Company C

Frank Edgerton
Milton T. Williamson

Roster - Company D

Mustered in December 31, 1861 at Camp Chase, Ohio. Mustered out September 11, 1865 at Vicksburg, MS

Joseph M. Findley

Roster - Company E

Mustered in February 17, 1862 at Camp Chase, Ohio by John H. Bli9nn, 2nd Lieutenant, mustering officer. Mustered out September 11, 1865 at Vicksburg, MS.

John H. Blinn
Thomas A. Gorrill

Roster - Company F

Leroy Moore

Roster - Company G

William C. Bidle
Edward H. Gibbs

Articles about the Unit/Anonymous Letters

Articles:
Fremont Journal- August 8, 1862, March 4, 1864, April 22, 1864, July 29, 1864
Sandusky Democrat- January 22, 1862, January 29, 1862, April 30, 1862
Toledo Blade- 1/24/1862, 8/2/1864, 9/21/1865
Seneca Advertiser: April 18, 1862
Tiffin Weekly Tribune: April 25, 1862, May 2, 1862

Letters:
"A Spectator," Company A. Fremont Journal- April 3, 1863
"Harwood". Fremont Journal- January 29, 1864, February 19, 1864 (3), March 4, 1864 (2), April 29, 1864, May 6, 1864, June 17, 1864, March 10, 1865, March 31, 1865, May 26, 1865
"Jack Bangs". Fremont Journal - January 24, 1862
"Mr. Bangs". Fremont Journal - June 20, 1862
"Phil I. Buster". 72nd OVI. Fremont Journal - January 3, 1862
Unknown. 72nd OVI. Fremont Journal - April 25, 1862
"Billy," Company B. Sandusky Democrat- February 5, 1862
"S.," Company A. Seneca Advertiser: April 25, 1862
"K." Tiffin Weekly Tribune: April 24, 1863
"K.D." Tiffin Weekly Tribune: May 8, 1863
"M.M.H." Tiffin Weekly Tribune: November 7, 1862
"Richmond". Tiffin Weekly Tribune: May 1, 1863