Infantry Units: 82nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry

The biographical sketches here show only those members of the unit who wrote letters to their local newspapers. Information may be drawn from the unit roster, newspaper obituaries, or other biographical sources.

Roster - Company A

First Lieutenant John T. Carlin

John T. Carlin enlisted as a 19 year old Sergeant in Company A, 82nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on November 21, 1861 and was mustered into service December 18, 1861. He was promoted to Second Lieutenant to date March 16, 1862 and took over duties as brigade postmaster. He had an active service, taking part in the battles of McDowell, Cross Keys, Cedar Mountain, Freeman's Ford, and Second Bull Run. He was promoted to the rank of First Lieutenant and transferred to Company D to date August 19, 1862, but resigned his commission January 11, 1863.
Hancock Courier: May 2, 1862

Roster - Company C

Second Lieutenant Thomas H. Bushong

Thomas H. Bushong enlisted as a 19 year old Private in Company C, 82nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on November 2, 1861 and served with his regiment through the entire war, taking part in the battles of McDowell, Cross Keys, Cedar Mountain, Freeman's Ford, Second Bull Run, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wauhatchie, Lookout Mountain, and many others. Bushong was promoted to Corporal and Sergeant at unknown dates, but was wounded July 1, 1863 at the Battle of Gettysburg. He was wounded again the following spring in the Battle of Dallas, Georgia on May 25, 1864. Near the close of the war, he was promoted to First or Orderly Sergeant on April 1, 1865, also being commissioned to the rank of Second Lieutenant to date July 20, 1865, but was not mustered at that rank. He was mustered out of service July 24, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.
Hancock Courier: April 22, 1864

Roster - Company G

Second Lieutenant Daniel C. Siever

Daniel C. Siever enlisted as a 25 year old Sergeant in Company G, 82nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on November 19, 1861, mustering into service the same day. Siever served throughout the war, taking part in the battles of McDowell, Cross Keys, Cedar Mountain, Freeman's Ford, Second Bull Run, Chancellorsville, and many others. He was captured on May 2, 1863 during the rout of the 11th Corps at the Battle of Chancellorsville. He was promoted to First Sergeant on November 11, 1864, and was commissioned Second Lieutenant to date January 20, 1865 but was never mustered at that rank. He mustered out with the regiment July 24, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: May 15, 1863

Roster - Company K, 82nd OVI

Corporal John M. Myers

John M. Myers enlisted as a Private in Co. K, 82nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on January 3, 1862 and served with the regiment throughout the war, taking part in the battles of McDowell, Cross Keys, Groveton (Second Bull Run), Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg before being transferred to the western theater with 11th Corps. The regiment took part in the fighting at Wauhatchie and at Chattanooga before being incorporated into the 20th Corps and fighting in the battles of Resaca, Dallas, Peach Tree Creek, Averysboro, and Bentonville . He was promoted to Corporal November 1, 1864 and mustered out with the regiment July 24, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.
Wyandot Democratic Union: October 1, 1863 pg. 3

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