Wednesday, August 02, 2006

My Ancestors Units

60th Ohio (Source: www.ohiocivilwar.com/cw60.html )

History: Organized for one years service in the fall of 1861, under Colonel W.H. Trimble, it went to the field in April, 1862, joining Fremont's forces in West Virginia. It afterward operated in the Shenandoah Valley, fighting at Cross Keys and Harper's Ferry. At the latter place it was obliged to surrender to overwhelming numbers. The men were paroled and soon mustered out, but again enlisted in other Regiments.

The 60th Ohio again re-organized in the spring of 1864, under Lieutenant Colonel J.N. McElroy, and joined Burnside on the Potomac. It participated in the battles of the Wilderness about Richmond, and the siege of Petersburg. The Regiment was finally mustered out July 25, 1865.

From Dyer's Compendium: 60th Regiment Infantry. Organized at Gallipolis, Ohio, and mustered in February 25, 1862. Moved to New Creek, Va., April 27-30. Served Unattached, Kanawha District, West Virginia, to April, 1862. Cluserett's Advance Brigade, Dept. of the Mountains, to June, 1862. Piatt's Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Corps, Army of Virginia, to September, 1862. Miles' Command, Harper's Ferry, W. VA., September, 1862.

SERVICE.--Duty at Franklin May 25, 1862. Pursuit of Jackson up the Shenandoah Valley June. Mt. Carmel Road, near Strasburg, June 1. Strasburg and Staunton Road June 1-2. Harrisonburg June 6. Battle of Cross Keys June 9. Moved to Strasburg June 19-22, thence to Middletown June 24, and duty there till July. At Winchester, VA., till September 2. Evacuation of Winchester September 2, and retreat to Harper's Ferry. Defense of Harper's Ferry September 11-15. Bolivar Heights September 14. Surrendered September 15. Paroled as prisoners of war September 16 and sent to Annapolis, MD.; thence to Camp Douglas, Chicago, Ill. Mustered out November 10, 1862. Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 9 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 30 Enlisted men by disease. Total 42.

60th Regiment Infantry Reorganized. Organized at Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio, February to April, 1864. Left State for Alexandria, VA., April 21, 1864. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to September, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, to July, 1865.

SERVICE.--Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River, VA., May 3-June 15, 1864. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7. Spottsylvania May 8-12. NY River May 10. Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. Ox Ford May 23-24. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Bethesda Church June 1-3. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Mine Explosion July 30, 1864. Six-Mile House, Weldon Railroad, August 18-21. Poplar Springs Church September 29-October 2. Reconnoissance on Vaughan and Squirrel Level Road October 8. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. (Co. "K" organized November and December. 1864); 9th and 10th Independent Companies Sharpshooters as Companies "G" and "H," February 25, 1865.) Fort Stedman March 25, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2. Occupation of Petersburg April 3. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Surrender of Lee and his army at Appomattox Court House April 9. Moved to Alexandria, Va., April 21-28. Duty there and at Washington, D.C., till July. Grand Review at Washington May 23. Mustered out July 28, 1865. Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 110 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 130 Enlisted men by disease. Total 243.

My G-G-G-Grandfather, Arnuah Norton, was in Co H of the Reorganixed 60th Ohio. He was captured at Six Mile House, VA and died at Salisbury, NC on November 3, 1864.

29th Texas Cavalry (Source: www.bauer.uh.edu/parks/tex/texreb1k.htm )
Organized in July 1862
Dismounted in February 1865
Surrendered on May 26, 1865
Disbanded at CampGrace, near Hempstead in May 1865
Officers:
Charles De Morse (Colonel)
Joseph A. Carroll (Major)
Otis G. Welch (Lieutenant Colonel)

Assignments and Engagements Cooper's Brigade, Roane's Division, lst Corps, Army of the West, Trans-Mississippi Department (December 1862 - January 1863) Cooper's Brigade, Steele's Cavalry Division, District of Arkansas, Trans-Mississippi Department (January-October 1863) Battle at FortGibson (May 20, 1863) Battle near Honey Springs (July 17, 1863) Cooper's Brigade, Indian Territory, Trans-Mississippi Department (October 1863-February 1864) DeMorse's Brigade, Indian Territory, Trans-Mississippi Department (February 1864) Camden Expedition (March-May 1864) Gano's Brigade, Maxey's Cavalry Division, District of Arkansas, Trans-Mississippi Department (April 1864) Battle at Poison Spring (April 18, 1864) Camden (April 23, 1864) District of the Indian Territory, Trans-Mississippi District (July 1864) Massard's Prairie, near Fort Smith [detachment] (July 27, 1864) Gano's Brigade, Cooper's (Indian) Division, District of the Indian Territory, Trans-Mississippi Department (September 1864) Cabin Creek (September 19, 1864) Gano's Brigade, Cooper's (Indian) Division, Wharton's Cavalry Corps, Trans-Mississippi Department (September 1864-February 1865) 1st (Waul's) Texas Infantry Brigade, 1st (Forney's) Texas Infantry Division, 1st Corps, Trans-Mississippi Department (February-May 1865)

My G-G-G-Uncle Thomas Morrow enlisted in this unit and came out as a Captain.

31st Texas Cavalry (Source: www.researchonline.net/txcw/txunits.htm)·
31st Cavalry Regiment was assembled at Waco, Texas, during the spring of 1862 with men from Dallas, Longview, and Greenville. The unit served in Arkansas, Missouri, and the Indian Territory, then was dismounted toward the end of 1862. Later it was ordered east of the Mississippi River and in the winter of 1863-1864 returned to the Trans-Mississippi Department and remounted. Assigned to Gano's and J.E. Harrison's Brigade, it fought at Poison Spring and Cabin Creek. The regiment reported 4 casualties of the 175 engaged at Poison Spring, and in March, 1865, there were 22 officers and 212 men present for duty. It was included in the surrender in June. The field officers were Colonels Tresevant C. Hawpe and F.J. Malone, Lieutenant Colonel G.W. Guess, and Majors Michael Looscan and WilliamW.Peak.

Mt G-G-G-Grandfather George Morrow was a 2LT in this unit.

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