Infantry Units: 99th 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.

Field and Staff

Colonel Albert Langworthy (see also 49th Ohio Volunteer Infantry)

Articles: Hancock Courier: September 12, 1862, September 19, 1862, September 26, 1862, December 12, 1862
Hancock Jeffersonian: September 19, 1862, September 26, 1862
Letters:
Hancock Courier: September 12, 1862
Hancock Jeffersonian: September 12, 1862, September 19, 1862

Colonel Peter Tyler Swaine

Peter Tyler Swaine was born in New York and was an 1851 graduate of West Point. At the outbreak of the war, he was commissioned Captain in the 15th United States Infantry, but was appointed Colonel of the 99th Ohio following Langworthy's dismissal on September 4, 1862. Wounded at Stones River (for which he was later given a brevet promotion in the regular army to Lieutenant Colonel), he led the regiment throughout the war. He mustered out of volunteer service December 31, 1864, but served subsequently in the Regular Army until his retirement on January 21, 1895. He died May 10, 1904 in Los Angeles, California.
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: August 14, 1863

Lieutenant Colonel John E. Cummins

John E. Cummins was born April 5, 1831 in Mifflintown, Pennsylvania. He enlisted as Lieutenant Colonel of the 99th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 6, 1862 and received his commission August 26, 1862. He took part in many hard fought battles wioth the 99th Ohio, including Stones River, Chickamauga, and the Atlanta Campaign. With the consolidation of the 99th and 50th Ohio Regiments on December 31, 1864, he transferred to the 50th Ohio as Lieutenant Colonel. He resigned his commission February 16, 1865 to accept the command of the newly formed 185th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and led that regiment through the remainder of the war. He was mustered out September 26, 1865 at Lexington, Kentucky and was given a brevet promotion to Brigadier General to date November 4, 1865. After the war, he moved to Colorado and died April 9, 1875 in Denver.
Hancock Jeffersonian: September 19, 1862

Lieutenant Colonel James A. Bope

James A. Bope enlisted as a 30 year old Captain on July 23, 1862, raising Company D, 99th Ohio Volunteer Infantry and mustering into service on August 26, 1862. Bope served with the regiment as Captain through the remainder of its existence, taking part in the battles of Stones River, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Rocky Face Ridge, Resaca, Kenesaw Mountain, Atlanta, Jonesboro, and Nashville. On December 31, 1864, he was transferred to Company E, 50th Ohio during a consolidation and was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel to date April 10, 1865. He mustered out with the regiment June 26, 1865 at Salisbury, North Carolina.
Hancock Courier: December 5, 1862
Hancock Jeffersonian: May 1, 1863, May 22, 1863

Surgeon Joseph T. Woods

Joseph T. Woods enlisted as a Surgeon in the 99th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 19, 1862, receiving his commission on August 26, 1862. He remained with the regiment through the rest of the war, taking part in the battles of Stones River, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Rocky Face Ridge, Resaca, Kenesaw Mountain, Atlanta, Jonesboro, and Nashville. In December 1864, the 99th Ohio was consolidated with the 50th Ohio, Surgeon Woods mustering out with the regiment June 26, 1865 at Salisbury, North Carolina.
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: June 5, 1863
Letters: Hancock Courier: September 19, 1862
Hancock Jeffersonian: September 19, 1862, December 5, 1862

Chaplain James M. Morrow

James M. Morrow enlisted as a 44 year old Chaplain in the 99th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 26, 1862 and served with the regiment through some of the hardest fought battles of the war, specifically Stones River and Chickamauga. He died of disease February 12, 1864.
Letters: Hancock Jeffersonian: September 19, 1862, November 20, 1863, April 22, 1864, July 22, 1864
Lima Weekly Gazette: December 17, 1862, December 24, 1862, January 7, 1863, January 28, 1863 (2), February 4, 1863, May 13, 1863, May 20, 1863, June 3, 1863, July 1, 1863

Hospital Steward James W. McCracken

James W. McCracken originally enlisted as a Private in Company D, 99th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 13, 1862, but was designated Hospital Steward on August 27, 1862. He served throughout the war, including the battles of Stones River, Chickamauga, and the Atlanta Campaign before transferring to the 50th Ohio on December 31, 1864. He was mustered out of service June 26, 1865 at Salisbury, North Carolina.
Letters: Hancock Jeffersonian: August 29, 1862, September 19, 1862, October 3, 1862, December 19, 1862, November 13, 1863, December 25, 1863, March 25, 1864

Roster - Company B, 99th OVI

First Lieutenant George L. Davidson

George L. Davidson enlisted as a 25 year old Sergeant in Company B, 99th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 11, 1862, mustering into service the same day. Promoted to Second Lieutenant to date October 27, 1862 and to First Lieutenant to date January 8, 1863, he resigned his commission July 2, 1864.
Letter: Lima Weekly Gazette: April 8, 1863

Roster - Company D, 99th OVI

Captain William B. Richards

William B. Richards enlisted as 22 year old Private in Company F, 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 20, 1861, mustering into service April 27, 1861. He took part in the short summer campaign in western Virginia before returning home and mustering out of service with the regiment August 12, 1861. Richards enlisted the next summer as First Sergeant of Company D, 99th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on July 26, 1862, mustering into service August 26, 1862. He fought with the 99th Ohio throughout the war, he was promoted to Second Lieutenant to date November 26, 1862, then First Lieutenant to date November 16, 1863, and finally Captain to date November 3, 1864. Following the consolidation of the 99th and 50th Ohio regiments, he was assigned command of Company E and again commissioned Captain to date April 10, 1865. He mustered out with the regiment June 26, 1865 at Salisbury, North Carolina.
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: August 14, 1863

Corporal Samuel H. Bolton

Samuel H. Bolton enlisted as an 18 year old Private in Company D, 99th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 11, 1862, mustering into service August 26, 1862. Promoted to Corporal to date April 29, 1863, he was transferred to the U.S. Army Signal Corps on January 13, 1864. His further record is unknown.
Letters: Church Advocate- February 5, 1863, December 31, 1863

Corporal Robert P. Redick

Robert Redick enlisted as a 19 year old Private in Company D, 99th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on July 28, 1862, mustering into service August 26, 1862. He took part in several hard fought battles, and was captured at the battle of Chickamauga on September 20, 1863. Imprisoned for most of the rest of the war, he was mustered out of service June 15, 1865 at Columbus, Ohio.
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: June 23, 1865
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: September 18, 1863

Private Michael Hockenberger

Michael Hockenberger enlisted as a 20 year old Private in Company D, 99th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on July 28, 1862, and mustered into service August 26, 1862. He died of disease August 3, 1863 at the hospital in McMinnville, Tennessee and is buried at Stones River National Cemetery.
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: August 14, 1863

Private Ephraim Johnston

Ephraim Johnston enlisted as a 29 year old Private in Company D, 99th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 11, 1862 and mustered into service August 26, 1862. He took part in many hard fought contests, including Stones River and Chickamauga. He transferred to the 50th Ohio when the regiments were consolidated December 31, 1864, and mustered out June 26, 1865 at Salisbury, North Carolina.
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: August 7, 1863

Private Jackson Adam Painter

Jackson Adam Painter enlisted as a 40 year old Private in Company D, 99th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 9, 1862, mustering into service August 26, 1862. He served with the regiment for about five months before he died from disease January 20, 1863 at Nashville, Tennessee.
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: February 13, 1863

Private William Taylor

William Taylor enlisted as a 19 year old Private in Company D, 99th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 11, 1862, mustering into service August 26, 1862. He took part in the battles of Stones River, Chickamauga, and the Atlanta campaign before transferring to the 50th Ohio in December 1864.
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: July 8, 1864

Captain Oliver P. Capell

Oliver P. Capell enlisted as a 28 year old Captain in Company G, 99th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on July 12, 1862, receiving his commission August 26, 1862. He took part in the fall campaign but was severely wounded at the Battle of Stones River, and died of his wounds January 8, 1863 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
Articles: Hancock Courier: March 13, 1863
Hancock Jeffersonian: March 13, 1863

Roster - Company E, 99th OVI

Private Andrew Ice

Andrew Ice enlisted as a 26 year old Private in Company E, 99th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 25, 1862, mustering into service the same day. Transferred to Company I, 50th Ohio Volunteer Infantry when the two regiments were consolidated on December 31, 1864, he was mustered out June 26, 1865 at Salisbury, North Carolina.
Letter: Lima Weekly Gazette: September 16, 1863

Roster - Company G, 99th OVI

Captain Charles G. Barnd

Charles G. Barnd enlisted on July 10, 1862 as a 20 year old First Lieutenant in Company G, 99th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, receiving his commission August 26, 1862. He served with his company through most of the war, including the battles of Stones River, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, and the Atlanta Campaigns. He was promoted to Captain of Company G to date December 25, 1862, and resigned his commission September 27, 1864.
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: March 27, 1863
Letters: Hancock Jeffersonian: January 9, 1863, March 6, 1863, May 15, 1863, August 7, 1863

Corporal Johnston Bonham

Johnston Bonham enlisted as a 22 year old Private in Company G, 99th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 12, 1862, mustering into service August 26, 1862 having been promoted to Corporal the previous day. Bonham died of disease November 11, 1862 at Bowling Green, Kentucky.
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: December 12, 1862

Corporal Thomas Newell

Thomas Newell enlisted as a 28 year old Private in Company G, 99th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 11, 1862, mustering into service August 26, 1862. He took part in the battles of Stones River, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Rocky Face Ridge, Resaca, Kenesaw Mountain, Atlanta, Jonesboro, and Nashville. With the regiment consolidated with the 50th Ohio in December 1864, Newell transferred to Company A of that regiment. He mustered out of service June 26, 1865 at Salisbury, North Carolina with the rank of Corporal.
Letters: Hancock Courier: April 3, 1863, April 24, 1863 (2)

Private Eli Ream

Eli Ream enlisted as a 22 year old Private in Company G, 99th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on July 23, 1862, mustering into service August 26, 1862. He served with the regiment for the rest of the war, taking part in the battles of Stones River, Chickamauga, and others before transferring to the 50th Ohio in December 1864. He mustered out June 26, 1865 at Salisbury, North Carolina.
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: February 3, 1865

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