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30th Ohio Infantry

 

Commanding Officers at Antietam:
  Col. Hugh Ewing
  LCol. Theodore Jones
  Maj. George H. Hildt

 

This Regiment's Chain of Command:
  Army - Army of the Potomac
  Corps - Ninth (IX) Army Corps
  Division - Kanawha Division, IX Corps
  Brigade - 1st Brigade, Kanawha Division, IX Corps


Unit history

"Organized August 28th, 1861, under Colonel John Groesbeck, who was soon succeeded by Colonel Hugh Ewing, it served in West Virginia, in detachments, until August, 1862, when it was transferred to the Army of the Potomac and participated in the battles of Centerville, South Mountain and Antietam."

Statistics

Initial Strength: not known; Killed in Action (KIA): 28; Wounded (WIA): 87; Captured (POW): 17;

Maps Showing this Unit

Battlefield Tablets for this Unit

Tablet #56: Ninth Army Corps - 15 Sep, 7 AM to 16 Sep, 3 PM
Tablet #59: Kanawha Division, Ninth Army Corps - 16 Sep, 6 PM to 17 Sep, 5 PM
Tablet #61: Ewing's Brigade, Kanawha Division - 16 Sep, 6 PM to 17 Sep, 5 PM
Tablet #122: Army of the Potomac - 17 Sep, 10 AM to 17 Sep, 6 PM
Tablet #70, cont: Ninth Army Corps - 17 Sep, 3 PM to 17 Sep, 5 PM
Tablet #70: Ninth Army Corps - 17 Sep, 7 AM to 17 Sep, 3 PM
Tablet #57: Ninth Army Corps - 17 Sep, 7 AM to 17 Sep, 5 PM

After the Antietam Campaign

"In January, 1863, the Regiment joined Grant's Army near Vicksburg, and took part in the investment of that stronghold. After the surrender it pursued Johnston to Jackson; returning went into camp at Black River. The 30th moved with Sherman to Tennessee and assaulted Mission Ridge. In January, 1864, it re-enlisted, and after a furlough to Ohio, joined Sherman's Atlanta campaign, and participated the battles of Kenesaw Mountain, Atlanta, Ezra Chapel, Jonesboro and Lovejoy's Station. It followed Sherman to the sea and took part in the successful assault on Fort McAllister, and after the fall of Savannah marched through the Carolinas on to Washington. It proceeded to Louisville in June, and to Arkansas in July, 1865, when it soon after returned to Ohio, and was mustered out August 22nd, 1865."
(from Stevens)

References & Notes

See a large bibliography and brief history of the Regiment from Larry Stevens.

We have 17 individuals in the AotW database for this unit:

 

Co. Rank Name Casualty? Details*
BPvtBaker, Alexander KIA   09/17
BPvtBeal, John A.KIA   09/17
CSgtCarter, William KIA   09/17
DPvtAllton, J. E.Died   00/00     We have some details for this person
DPvtEwens, Edward J.Died   09/21     We have some details for this person
DPvtJadwin, Isaac KIA   09/14     We have some details for this person
DPvtNoble, John MWIA   09/14     We have some details for this person
DPvtNoble, William MWIA   09/14     We have some details for this person
GPvtBarrett, Anderson WIA   09/17
GPvtScharlott, John Died   10/20     We have some details for this person
IPvtBowers, William WIA   09/17
ICorpTaylor, David KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
KPvtBarton, Charles W.MIA   09/17
KPvtMcKittrick, William KIA   09/14     We have some details for this person
F&SColEwing, Hugh Boyle        We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person
F&SMajHildt, George Henry        We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person
F&SLColJones, Theodore         We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person

 

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