Infantry Units: 123rd 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 at Monroeville, Ohio from August-October 1862 to serve three years. It was mustered out of service June 12, 1865 in accordance with orders from the War Department.

Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:

  • Winchester, VA, June 13-15, 1863
  • New Market, VA, May 15, 1864
  • Piedmont, VA, June 5, 1864
  • Lynchburg, VA, June 17-18, 1864
  • Snicker's Ferry, VA, July 18, 1864
  • Winchester, VA, July 24, 1864
  • Berryville, VA, September 3, 1864
  • Opequan, VA, September 19, 1864
  • Fisher's Hill, VA, September 22, 1864
  • Cedar Creek, VA, October 19, 1864
  • Petersburg, VA (near Hatcher's Run), March 30-April 2, 1865
  • High Bridge, VA (near Farmville), April 6, 1865
  • Appomattox, VA, April 9, 1865

Roster - Field and Staff

William T. Wilson
John W. Chamberlain
Orrin Ferris
Horace Kellogg
James H. Williams

Roster - Company B

Officers

Henry S. Clapp
Elmer E. Husted
John F. Randolph
Frederick Christian Wickham
Caleb D. Williams

Non-Commissioned Officers and Enlisted Personnel

Enoch L. Birdseye
George A. Darke (see 8th OVI)
George J. Frith
Andros J. Gilbert
Ebenezer B. Harrison
Harris E. Smith
Warner R. Smith

Roster - Company D

Officers

Hugh Lee McKee

Non-Commissioned Officers and Enlisted Personnel

Frances M. Hart
James G. Keenan
David C. Mower

Roster - Company E

Officers

Charles H. Sowers

Roster - Company F

Martin W. Willoughby
Sergeant Samuel Hayman
Benjamin Franklin Willoughby
Josiah Paul Dry
Robert N. McConnell
Morris P.H. Oberlin
Levi Parson Willoughby

Roster - Company H

David S. Caldwell
Charles H. Riggs
Edwin H. Forester

Roster - Company I

William H. Bender
Martin Adams

Articles about the Unit/Anonymous Letters

Articles:
Norwalk Reflector: October 21, 1862, May 31, 1864
Norwalk Experiment: June 2, 1864
Wyandot Pioneer- December 25, 1863 (Second Winchester casualties) pg. 3, May 31, 1865 (return of flags) pg. 3
Seneca Advertiser: April 17, 1863, May 27, 1864
Tiffin Weekly Tribune: November 7, 1862, January 16, 1863, April 3, 1863, July 7, 1864

Letters:
"F.B." Norwalk Reflector: January 27, 1863
Unknown. Norwalk Reflector: June 9, 1863, June 16, 1863, July 28, 1863
"D.," Company B. Norwalk Reflector: April 14, 1863
"D.H.," Company B. Norwalk Reflector: January 6, 1863
"F.," Company B. Norwalk Reflector: October 28, 1862, November 4, 1862, November 25, 1862, May 12, 1863
"H.," Company B. Norwalk Reflector: July 6, 1863
"B.". Wyandot Pioneer- February 27, 1863 pg. 3
"J.M.E." Wyandot Pioneer- January 8, 1864 pg. 2
"D.H." Tiffin Weekly Tribune: April 24, 1863
"F.B." Tiffin Weekly Tribune: November 28, 1862
"H.L.M." Tiffin Weekly Tribune: October 3, 1862
"M."Tiffin Weekly Tribune: November 21, 1862, December 12, 1862, January 2, 1863, January 9, 1863, January 30, 1863
"J.M.R." Tiffin Weekly Tribune: November 6, 1863
Unknown, Company D. Tiffin Weekly Tribune: June 2, 1864
Unknown. Wyandot Democratic Union- August 4, 1864 pg. 3, November 24, 1864 pg. 2