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95th Ohio Infantry Regiment

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The 95th Ohio Infantry Regiment, sometimes 95th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry (or 95th OVI) was an infantry regiment in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


The 95th Regiment, O.V.I., was organized at Camp Chase in Columbus, Ohio, and mustered in for three years' service on August 19, 1862, under the command of Colonel William Linn McMillen.[1][2][3]

The regiment was attached to Cruft's Brigade, Army of Kentucky, Department of the Ohio. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, XV Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to December 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, XVI Corps, to December 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Detachment Army of the Tennessee, Department of the Cumberland, to February 1865. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, XVI Corps, Military Division West Mississippi, to August 1865.

The 95th Regiment, O.V.I., mustered out of service at Louisville, Kentucky, on August 14, 1865.

Detailed service

The 95th' detailed service is as follows:


Moved to Lexington, Ky., August 20. Battle of Richmond, Ky., August 29–30. Regiment mostly captured. Exchanged November 20, 1862. Reorganizing at Camp Chase, Ohio, until March 1863.


Left State for Memphis, Tenn., March 25. Moved from Memphis, Tenn., to Young's Point, La., and Ducksport Landing March 29-April 1. Operations against Vicksburg, Miss., April 2-July 4. Moved to join army in rear of Vicksburg, Miss., May 2–14. Mississippi Springs May 13. Baldwyn's Ferry May 13. Jackson May 14. Siege of Vicksburg May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Expedition to Mechanicsburg May 26-June 4. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 4–10. Siege of Jackson July 10–17. Camp at Big Black until November. Expedition to Canton October 14–20. Bogue Chitto Creek October 17. Ordered to Memphis, Tenn., November 12, and guard Memphis & Charleston Railroad near that city until February 1864. Lafayette, Tenn., December 27, 1863 (detachment).


Expedition to Wyatt's, Miss., February 6–18. Coldwater Ferry February 8. Near Senatobia February 8–9. Hickahala Creek February 10. Duty at Memphis until June. Sturgis' Expedition from Memphis to Ripley April 30-May 9. Sturgis' Expedition to Guntown, Miss., June 1–13. Brice's or Tishamingo Creek, near Guntown, June 10. Davis Mills June 12. Smith's Expedition to Tupelo, Miss., July 5–21. Camargo's Cross Roads, near Harrisburg, July 13. Harrisburg, near Tupelo, July 14–15. Old Town or Tishamingo Creek July 15. Smith's Expedition to Oxford, Miss., August 1–30. Abbeville August 23. Moved to Duvall's Bluff, Ark., September 1. March through Arkansas and Missouri in pursuit of Price September 17-November 16. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., November 21-December 1. Little Harpeth December 6. Battle of Nashville December 15–16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17–28.


At Eastport, Miss., until February 1865. Moved to New Orleans, La., February 9–22, then to Mobile Point, Ala. Campaign against Mobile, Ala., and its defenses March 17-April 12. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26-April 8. Assault and capture of Fort Blakely April 9. Occupation of Mobile April 12. March to Montgomery April 13–26. Duty there and in the Departments of Alabama and Mississippi until August.


The regiment lost a total of 276 men during service; 1 officer and 58 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 2 officers and 215 enlisted men died of disease.[4]


  • Colonel William L. McMillen
  • Lieutenant Colonel Jefferson Brumback - commanded at the battle of Nashville

Notable members

See also



  • Dyer, Frederick H (1908). A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. Des Moines, IA: Dyer Pub. Co. ASIN B01BUFJ76Q. OCLC 8697590.
  • Ohio Roster Commission (1888). 87th–108th Regiments-Infantry. Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War on the Rebellion, 1861–1865. VII. Cincinnati, OH: The Ohio Valley Press. p. 814. hdl:2027/uiug.30112047586034. OCLC 633556.
  • Reid, Whitelaw (1868). The History of Her Regiments, and Other Military Organizations. Ohio in the War: Her Statesmen, Her Generals, and Soldiers. II. Cincinnati, OH: Moore, Wilstach, & Baldwin. p. 1002. ISBN 9781154801965. OCLC 11632330.
  • 95th Regiment, O.V.I. Association (1916). Roster, Surviving Members of the 95th Regiment, O.V.I., October 17, 1916. Columbus OH: 95th Regiment, O.V.I. Association. p. 12. OCLC 52920355.
  • Subcommittee on Veterans' Affairs, United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Public Welfare (1968). Edward M Kennedy, Chairman (ed.). Medal of Honor, 1863-1968 : "In the Name of the Congress of the United States". Committee print (United States. Congress), 90th Congress, 2nd session. Washington DC: U.S. Government Printing Office. pp. 1087. OCLC 1049691780.
  • "Congressional Medal of Honor Society". Congressional Medal of Honor Society. CMOHS. 2014. Retrieved 19 August 2014.
  • "Medal of Honor Recipients—sorted alphabetically". THE COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO THE VICTORIA & GEORGE CROSS. VCOnline. 2020. Retrieved 2 May 2020.

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