Battle Unit Details

UNION OHIO VOLUNTEERS

97th Regiment, Ohio Infantry

Overview:

Organized at Zanesville, Ohio, September 1, 1862. Moved to Covington, Ky., September 7, thence to Louisville, Ky., September 20. Attached to 21st Brigade, 6th Division, Army of the Ohio, September, 1862. 21st Brigade, 6th Division, 2nd Corps, Army Ohio, to November, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Left Wing 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 21st Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to June, 1865.

Service:
Pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky October 1-15, 1862. Battle of Perryville, Ky., October 8 (Reserve). March to Nashville, Tenn., October 16-November 21, and duty there till December 26. Action at Kimbrough's Mill, Mill Creek, December 6. Advance on Murfreesboro December 26-30. Battle of Stone's River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. Duty at Murfreesboro till June. Reconnoissance to Nolensville and Versailles January 13-15. Expedition to McMinnville April 20-30. Middle Tennessee or Tullahoma Campaign June 23-July 7. Passage of the Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Occupation of Chattanooga, Tenn., September 9. First Regiment to enter city and assigned to duty as its garrison. Siege of Chattanooga September 24-November 23. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Orchard Knob November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. Pursuit to Graysville November 26-27. March to relief of Knoxville, Tenn., November 28-December 8. Operations in East Tennessee till April, 1864. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1 to September 8. Demonstrations on Rocky Faced Ridge and Dalton, Ga., May 8-13. Buzzard's Roost Gap May 8-9. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Adairsville May 17. Near Kingston May 18-19. Near Cassville May 19. Advance on Dallas May 22-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Ackworth June 18. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Station, Smyrna Camp Ground, July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Buckhead, Nancy's Creek, July 18. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Operations against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama September 29-November 3. Nashville Campaign November-December. Columbia, Duck River, November 24-27. Battle of Franklin November 30. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. Moved to Huntsville, Ala., and duty there till March, 1865. Operations in East Tennessee March 15-April 22. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., and duty there till June. Mustered out June 10, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 92 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 160 Enlisted men by disease. Total 254.

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