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32nd Ohio Infantry

Organized: Mansfield, OH; mustered in August - September 1861
Disbanded/Mustered out: Louisville, KY 20 July 1865

 

Commanding Officer on the Antietam Campaign:
  Maj Sylvester M. Hewitt

 

This Regiment's Chain of Command:
  Corps - Middle Department (8th Army Corps)
  Division - Harpers Ferry Garrison
  Brigade - 3rd Brigade, HF Garrison


On the Antietam Campaign

The regiment served in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia into July 1862 and was then posted to Winchester, VA. They evacuated Winchester with the rest of General White's command on 2 September and and joined the garrison at Harpers Ferry. They were part of the defense and saw action on Maryland Heights 11-13 September and on Bolivar Heights on 14 and 15 September. They were captured at the surrender of Harpers Ferry on 15 September.

After the Antietam Campaign

They were paroled on 16 September and marched to Annapolis, MD, arriving on 21 September. They were then ordered to Chicago. Traveling by steamer to Baltimore and then by rail, they arrived at Camp Douglas on the 28th. Most of the troops deserted the camp but returned to duty when the regiment was exchanged in mid-January 1863 and reorganized at Cleveland.

References & Notes

Details here from the History of the Thirty-second Regiment Ohio Veteran Volunteer Infantry,1 which is online from the Internet Archive.

We have 16 individuals who were on the Maryland Campaign in the AotW database for this unit:

 

Co. Rank Name Casualty? Details*
ASgtBall, Levi KIA   09/15     We have some details for this person
APvtCameron, Alexander M.KIA   09/15     We have some details for this person
ACorpCobbs, Henry J.KIA   09/15     We have some details for this person
APvtJackson, Henry A.KIA   09/15     We have some details for this person
APvtRoe, George L.MWIA   09/15     We have some details for this person
BPvtRose, Deville MWIA   09/14     We have some details for this person
BPvtWebb, James EmmettKIA   09/14     We have some details for this person
BPvtWebster, Jeremiah DeeMWIA   09/14     We have some details for this person
DPvtRiley, William B.MWIA   09/13     We have some details for this person
EPvtAndrews, James MWIA   09/15     We have some details for this person
EPvtHuffman, Isaac B.MWIA   09/15     We have some details for this person
HCaptBreese, Samuel R.KIA   09/15     We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person
HPvtDavidson, John KIA   09/13     We have some details for this person
ISgtFuller, Hiram C.MWIA   09/15     We have some details for this person
KPvtBassett, Henry G.WIA   09/15     We have some details for this person
F&SMajHewitt, Sylvester MillerPOW   09/15     We have some details for this person

 

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Notes

1   Hays, Ebenezer Z., Editor, History of the Thirty-second Regiment Ohio Veteran Volunteer Infantry, Columbus: Cott & Evans Printers, 1896  [AotW citation 22398]