Ohio 45th Regiment History

REGIMENT: 45th Infantry Regiment Ohio
Date of Organization: 19 Aug 1862
Muster Date: 12 Jun 1865
Regiment State: Ohio
Regiment Type: Infantry
Regiment Number: 45th
Enlisted Died of Disease or Accident: 5
Officers Died of Disease or Accident: 1
Enlisted Killed or Mortally Wounded: 58
Enlisted Died of Disease or Accident: 275

Regimental History
OHIO
FORTY-FIFTH INFANTRY
(Three Years)
Forty-fifth Infantry. – Col. Benjamin P. Runkle; Lieut.-
Cols., Alexander S. Ramsey, Joseph Hill, George E. Ross, John
H. Humphrey; Majs., James E. Marsh, James T. Jennings. This
regiment was organized at Camp Chase Aug. 19, 1862, to serve
for three years. The day following its muster-in it went to
Kentucky, having been ordered to Cynthiana in that state, where
it remained until the advance of Gen. Kirby Smith compelled it
to fall back to Covington. About the middle of Feb., 1863, it
was mounted at Danville and performed much arduous service in
pursuit of a body of Confederate cavalry in the region lying
between Crab Orchard and Mount Sterling. At Dutton’s hill a
part of the regiment was engaged for the first time, having 1
man mortally wounded. At Monticello and Rocky gap it lost 2
men killed and several wounded -2 of the latter mortally. It
constituted a portion of the force which pursued the Confeder-
ates in the raid from the Cumberland to the Ohio at Brandenburg
and thence through Indiana and Ohio to Buffington island, where
a part of the enemy surrendered. On that occasion this regi-
ment, being in the advance and pushing the enemy hotly, had 1
man mortally and a few others slightly wounded. Returning to
the scene of more strenuous hostilities, it lost at Philadel-
phia, Tenn., 3 men killed, 4 mortally wounded, 1 of whom was an
officer, and more than 100 men captured. At the Holston river,
the following month, the regiment was suddenly overpowered by a
very spirited attack and thrown into disorder, 100 men and of-
ficers being taken prisoners, 5 killed and several wounded. In
the fighting of Nov. 18, in the siege of Knoxville, the regi-
ment lost 5 men killed and 6 mortally wounded, including the
adjutant. It was next engaged in the action at Bean’s station,
but without sustaining loss. In May, 1864, the battle of Re-
saca was fought, in which the regiment had 2 men killed and 3
mortally wounded. It afterward participated in many of the
actions of the Atlanta campaign, and then followed Hood to
Tennessee. It was mustered out June l2, 1865.
Source: The Union Army, vol. 2

Battles Fought
Fought on 27 Aug 1862 at Lexington, KY.
Fought on 31 Aug 1862 at Bryant’s Station, KY.
Fought on 27 Oct 1862 at Lexington, KY.
Fought on 15 Feb 1863.
Fought on 15 Mar 1863 at Mt. Sterling, KY.
Fought on 15 Mar 1863 at Lancaster, KY.
Fought on 30 Mar 1863 at Dutton’s Hill, KY.
Fought on 29 Apr 1863 at Somerset, KY.
Fought on 10 May 1863 at Monticello, KY.
Fought on 9 Jun 1863 at Monticello, KY.
Fought on 27 Jul 1863 at Cheshire, Gallia County, OH.
Fought on 27 Aug 1863 at Lexington, KY.
Fought on 6 Sep 1863 at Philadelphia, TN.
Fought on 7 Sep 1863 at Philadelphia, TN.
Fought on 12 Sep 1863 at Athens, TN.
Fought on 1 Oct 1863.
Fought on 10 Oct 1863.
Fought on 20 Oct 1863 at Philadelphia, TN.
Fought on 14 Nov 1863 at Rockford, TN.
Fought on 15 Nov 1863 at Philadelphia, TN.
Fought on 15 Nov 1863 at Knoxville, TN.
Fought on 15 Nov 1863 at Holston River, TN.
Fought on 17 Nov 1863 at Knoxville, TN.
Fought on 18 Nov 1863 at Knoxville, TN.
Fought on 20 Nov 1863 at Knoxville, TN.
Fought on 15 Dec 1863 at Bean’s Station, TN.
Fought on 14 May 1864 at Resaca, GA.
Fought on 27 May 1864 at New Hope Church, GA.
Fought on 27 May 1864 at Dallas, GA.
Fought on 14 Jun 1864 at Pine Mountain, GA.
Fought on 15 Jun 1864 at Kenesaw Mountain, GA.
Fought on 16 Jun 1864 at Kenesaw Mountain, GA.
Fought on 17 Jun 1864 at Lost Mountain, GA.
Fought on 26 Jun 1864 at Kenesaw Mountain, GA.
Fought on 27 Jun 1864 at Kenesaw Mountain, GA.
Fought on 28 Jun 1864 at Kenesaw Mountain, GA
.
Fought on 4 Jul 1864 at Marietta, GA.
Fought on 21 Jul 1864 at Atlanta, GA.
Fought on 1 Aug 1864 at Atlanta, GA.
Fought on 10 Aug 1864 at Atlanta, GA.
Fought on 15 Aug 1864 at Decatur, GA.
Fought on 21 Aug 1864 at Atlanta, GA.
Fought on 23 Aug 1864 at Atlanta, GA.
Fought on 24 Aug 1864 at Atlanta, GA.
Fought on 3 Sep 1864 at Lovejoy Station, GA.
Fought on 24 Sep 1864.
Fought on 14 Nov 1864 at Rockford, TN.
Fought on 26 Nov 1864 at Columbia, TN.
Fought on 30 Nov 1864 at Franklin, TN.
Fought on 5 Dec 1864 at Nashville, TN.
Fought on 16 Dec 1864 at Nashville, TN.

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