Infantry Units: 83rd 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 Camp Dennison, Ohio, in August and September 1862, to serve three years. The 48th OVI was consolidated with it January 17, 1865. The members whose termo f service would have expired previous to October 1, 1865, were mustered out July 24, 1865, in accordance with orders from the War Department and the veterans and recruits consolidated with the veterans and recruits of the 114th OVI, and formed into a Battalion of six companies, and designated 48th Battalion Ohio Infantry, whose final record is given in connection with the 48th OVI.
Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:
- Chickasaw Bayou, MS, December 28-29, 1862
- Arkansas Post, AR, January 11, 1863
- Port Gibson, MS, May 1, 1863
- Raymond, MS, May 12, 1863
- Champion Hills, MS, May 16, 1863
- Big Black River, MS, May 17, 1863
- Vicksburg, MS (Siege and 2nd Assault), May 18-July 4, 1863
- Jackson, MS, July 9-16, 1863
- Grand Coteau, LA, November 3, 1863
- Sabine Crossroads, LA, April 8, 1864
- Cane River, LA, April 23, 1864
- Gov. Moore's Plantation, LA, May 2, 1864
- Fort Blakeley, AL, April 2-9, 1865
Roster - Company A
Mustered in August 23, 1862 at Camp Denison, OH. Mustered out July 24, 1865 at Galveston, TX.
Articles about the Unit/Anonymous Letters
"T." Lima Weekly Gazette: September 24, 1862, November 19, 1862