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Record Number Date ( From ) Date ( To )                                             Name ( Major )                Type ( Major )                From ( Major )        To ( Major )   Date ( Minor )       Location ( Minor )   Type ( Minor )             Comments
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                For Three Years' Service.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Dates approximate and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                movement to Camp Chase,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                OH. in the interim.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Recruitment commissioned
001              10/1/1861    2/28/1862 Fremont, OH.                                                     Organized                                                                                                                              on October 2, 1861 ?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Field and Staff with ten
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                companies of infantry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                numbering 869 ? men
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                completed and ready for the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                field as of January 21, 1862.
002              12/31/1861   2/18/1862 Camps Croghan & Chase, OH.                                       Mustered in                                                                                                                            Company K with exceptions.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Unknown arrival date and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                method. Possibly, January 18-
003            1/24/1862      1//1862     Seventy-Second Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry.               Movement                   Fremont, OH.                 Camp Chase, OH.                                                                19, 1862 ?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Camp Chase was a military
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                staging, training and later,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                prison camp in Columbus,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                OH. Five companies
004            1//1862        2/17/1862 Camp Chase, OH.                                                  Camp                                                                                                                                   received their muskets here.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Via the Little Miami Railway
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                from Columbus to Cincinnati,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                OH. and then, steamboat
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                down the Ohio River via
005              2/18/1862    2/21/1862 Seventy-Second Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry.                 Movement                   Camp Chase, OH.              Paducah, KY.                                                                   Louisville to Paducah, KY.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Attached to District of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Paducah, KY. Remainder of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                regiment armed with Enfield
006              2/22/1862     3/5/1862 Paducah, KY.                                                     Camp                                                                                                                                   rifles.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Part of 12 regiments of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                infantry, 1 regiment of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                cavalry and 3 batteries of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                artillery ? Details conflict.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Aboard steamship Baltic.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Disembarked for drill at
007               3/6/1862    3/10/1862 B.G. W.T. Sherman's Tennessee River ( Lower ).                   Nautical Expedition        Paducah, KY.                 Savannah, TN.                                                                  Savannah, TN.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Object to break
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                communications of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Charleston & Memphis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                railroad at Burnsville, MS.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Failed on account of severe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                rain and high water.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Occupation of Pittsburg
008            3/14/1862      3/17/1862   B.G. W.T. Sherman's Tennessee River ( Upper ).                 Nautical Expedition        Savannah, TN.                Yellow Creek, MS.                                                              Landing, TN.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Army of the Tennessee, Fifth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Division, Fourth Brigade, Col.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                R.P. Buckland commanding.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Engaged in drill and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                instruction with a review &
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                inspection on April 2, 1862 by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                M.G. U.S. Grant and a march
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                to Michie, TN. encountering
009              3/18/1862    4/28/1862 Camp Shiloh at Pittsburg Landing, TN.                            Camp                                                                                                                                   hostile forces on April 3, 1862.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                In a severe thunderstorm,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                South-West of the Widow
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Howell farm, 5 companies of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                the 72'nd Ohio, along with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                other Division detachments,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                discovered and engaged
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                the First Alabama Cavalry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                advancing with the
010                                                                                                                                                                                  4/4/1862         Crump's Landing, TN.     Action           Confederate Army.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Positioned due West of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Shiloh Meeting House,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Buckland's brigade resisted
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                the Confederate onslaught
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                for three hours before retiring
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                & reorganizing along Grant's
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                last defensive line.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Advancing on day two, all
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                lost ground & camps were
011            4/6/1862       4/7/1862    Shiloh, TN.                                                    Battle                                                                                                                                 recovered.




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                On May 15, 1862, under
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Orders No. 25, the regiment
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                was consolidated into the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Third Brigade, Col. Buckland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                commanding. On May 16,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1862, B.G. J.W. Denver
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                assumed command at camp
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                No. 6 and later, noted "
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                steadiness, perseverance
012    4/29/1862    5/30/1862 Corinth, MS.                                                                            Advance on and siege of                                                                                                   and patience " of events.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Cooperating with other units,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                dispositions were made to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                drive the enemy from his
013                                                                                                                                                                                                 5/17/1862   Russell's House, MS.   Action   position near Corinth, MS.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Via the Memphis &
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Charleston Railroad to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Chewalla, Pocahontas,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Grand Junction, La Grange,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                and Moscow, TN. From there,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                to Holly Springs, MS., then on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                to Memphis, TN. via common
014     6/1/1862    7/21/1862 M.G. W.T. Sherman's Southern Tennessee & Northern Mississippi Expedition.               March                      Corinth, MS.                Memphis, TN.                                                       roads.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                District of Memphis, TN., M.G.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                W.T. Sherman commanding. "
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Snug quarters and brick
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                cabins at Fort Pickering, TN. ".
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                One scout of four days in
015    7/22/1862    11/25/1862 Memphis, TN.                                                                           Duty                                                                                                                      early November, 1862.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Along the Mississippi Central
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Railroad, primarily at the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Tallahatchie River & then, on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                the South side of the river at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Hurricane Creek, MS at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Bowles' Mill. ( Now, part of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Sardis Lake ? ). Also,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                extended marching in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                neighborhood and back to
016    11/26/1862   1/14/1863 M.G. U.S. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign.                                         Operations                 Bolivar, TN.                Coffeeville, MS.                                                   Corinth, MS.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                " Endured more suffering than
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                at any other place in our
017    1/15/1863    1/30/1863 Corinth, MS.                                                                            Duty                                                                                                                      service. " - J.M. Lemmon.
018    1/31/1863    1/31/1863 On the Memphis & Charleston Railroad.                                                   Rail                       Corinth, MS.                White's Station, TN.                                               Arrived at 10 PM.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Winter quarters on the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Memphis & Charleston R.R.at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                " Fort Pecksniff ". As reported
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                on January 20, 1863 with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Division ( B.G. John E. Smith )
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                headquarters in Corinth, MS.,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                the regiment was part of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Third Brigade, Eighth Division,
019     2/1/1863    3/12/1863 White's Station, TN. ( between Memphis and Germantown, TN. ? ).                         Duty                                                                                                                      Sixteenth Army Corps.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Eleven mile march and then,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                embarked on steamer "
020   3/13/1863     3/13/1863   Break camp at " Fort Pecksniff ".                                                     March                      White's Station, TN.        Memphis, TN.                                                       Champion ".
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Originally ordered into the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Yazoo Pass Route, the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Division was halted South of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Helena, AR. at "Hell's Half
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Acre" on 3-15-1863 and later,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                diverted (after re-embarking)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                to continue down the
                                                                                                                                                                             South of Lake                                                      Mississippi River under Special
                                                                                                                                                                             Providence, LA. at                                                 Orders No. 81 dated March
021   3/14/1863     3/30/1863   B.G. J.E. Smith ( XVI-8 ) joining M.G. J.B. McPherson's Seventeenth Army Corps.       Nautical Expedition        Memphis, TN.                Transylvania LDG.                                                  22, 1863.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Debarked, ( camped and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                decamped ) and re-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                embarked aboard the " Lady
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Franklin " to the " new " canal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                ( 3 miles long ) South-East of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Duckport and in the vicinity
022    3/30/1863     4/1/1863 Join M.G. W.T. Sherman's Fifteenth Army Corps.                                          Nautical Expedition        Transylvania Landing, LA.   Young's Point, LA.                                                 of Walnut Bayou, LA.




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Joined the Fifteenth Corps as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       the Third Division, First
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Brigade, (B.G. R.P. Buckland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       commanding the brigade)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       on 4-3-1863. Engaged in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       digging and heavy details to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       construct roads to facilitate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       transportation near Walnut
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Bayou, LA. and on to
023     4/1/1863    5/1/1863 Against Vicksburg, MS. at Young's Point, LA.                                     Operations                                                                                                               Richmond, LA.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Moving along the West side
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       of the Mississippi River, the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Division arrived opposite
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Grand Gulf, MS. on May 7,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       1863 and crossed over
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       having marched 73 miles.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Continuing in a N.E.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       direction, Jackson, MS. was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       hit 60 miles later. Suffered
024   5/2/1863     5/14/1863   B.G. J.M. Tuttle ( XV-3 ) joining Grant's army in rear of Vicksburg, MS.       March                      Duckport, LA.        Jackson, MS.                                                             from a want of food.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       The Third Division, taking the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Fifteenth Corps advance,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       surprised and captured a
025                                                                                                                                                                                5/13/1863   Mississippi Springs, MS.   Action       cavalry picket.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       While considered a " reserve "
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       role, B.G. R.P. Buckland's First
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Brigade supported both
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Division artillery batteries and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       suffered 41 % of the Division's
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       casualties. The 95th Ohio had
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       the honor of being the first to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       enter the capital of
026                                                                                                                                                                                5/14/1863   Jackson, MS.               Engagement   Mississippi.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       In accordance with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       directions from Fifteenth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Corps commander M.G. W.T.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Sherman, 10 miles of railroad
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       demolition " was well
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       accomplished ". Marching
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Westward, the Big Black River
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       was crossed on May 18, 1863
027    5/15/1863   5/16/1863 B.G. R.P. Buckland ( XV-3-1 )                                                    Railroad Destruction       Jackson, MS.         Clinton, MS.                                                             and Vicksburg, MS. reached.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       North-East of the Stockade
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Redan, elaborate details
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       were made to crown the hills
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       in front of the brigade.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Anticipating a relief effort by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       the enemy, on 6-24-1863, two
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       brigades of the Third Division
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       maintained advanced
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       outposts at Little Bear Creek,
028    5/18/1863    7/4/1863 Vicksburg, MS.                                                                   Siege                                                                                                                    MS.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Deployed in line to the rear
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       of the Second Division,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Buckland's brigade with the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Seventy-Second Ohio
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       leading, attacked along the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Graveyard Road. Maintained
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       advanced pickets and
029                                                                                                                                                                                5/19/1863   Vicksburg, MS.             Assault      guards the next two days.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Positioned to the left of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Second Division, Second
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Brigade ( Col. T.K. Smith -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       54th Ohio Inf. ), the Seventy-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Second Ohio remained in a
030                                                                                                                                                                                5/22/1863   Vicksburg, MS.             Assault      supporting role.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Into the fertile Yazoo Valley,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       this party devastated the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       area to deny Confederates
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       under Joseph E. Johnston
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       collecting an army at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Canton, MS. provisions for an
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       advance across the Big Black
031    5/26/1863    6/4/1863 M.G. F.P. Blair's ( Two Divisions )                                              Expedition                 Haynes' Bluff, MS.   Mechanicsburg, MS.                                                       River.




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Bridging across the Big Black
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  River several miles North of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Bridgeport, MS., the brigade
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  lead the Division under
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  continuous skirmishing until
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  the main Bolton road was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  reached. Marched via Bolton
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  & Clinton, MS. to North-West
032   7/5/1863      7/10/1863   Jackson, MS.                                                                                          Advance                    Messinger's Ford, MS.    Jackson, MS.                                                            of town.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Initially in a reserve position,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  on July 15, 1863, the brigade
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  relieved troops of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Thirteenth Corps. Over the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  next two days, the enemies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  works were felt, engaged
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  and occupied ( after being
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  evacuated ), being among
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  the first to enter the rebel
033    7/10/1863    7/17/1863 Jackson, MS.                                                                                            Siege                                                                                                                       works.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  With Col. J.L. Geddes ( 8th
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Iowa Inf. ) commanding, the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  72'nd Ohio along with 3 other
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  regiments of infantry and a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  battery of artillery, forced the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  enemy to flee Eastward.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Occupying the town, 2 miles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  of railroad, the depot and
034                                                                                                                                                                                                               7/19/1863    Brandon Station, MS.      Action   cotton were destroyed.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  In the vicinity of Markham's,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Bear Creek ( shady place in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  the bottoms until 9-3-1863 )
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  and Oak Ridge ( open sun,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  on high ground and most
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  healthy until 10-14-1863 ),
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  MS., the Division maintained
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  vigilance along the line of
035    7/25/1863    11/6/1863 Big Black River, MS. ( various locations )                                                              Camp                                                                                                                        resistance.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  From the Black River line of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  fortifications, this movement
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  forced the enemy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  concentration in the vicinity
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  of Brownsville, MS. to retreat
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  toward Canton, MS.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Afterwards, moved via
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Clinton, Bolton, Champions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Hills, the Big Black River to
036    10/15/1863   10/20/1863 M.G. J.B. McPherson's two Division ( XV-3 & XVll-3 ) march.                                            Expedition                 Messinger's Ferry, MS.   Canton, MS.                                                             Templeton's, MS.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Advancing in line of battle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  against an enemy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  advantageously posted on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  commanding heights, two
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  divisions swept the opponent
037                                                                                                                                                                                                               10/17/1863   Bogue Chitto Creek, MS.   Action   from every point.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Division embarked on
038    11/7/1863    11/7/1863 Eight miles in the rear of Vicksburg, MS.                                                               March                      Templeton's, MS.         Vicksburg, MS.                                                          transports after arriving.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The First Brigade remained at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Memphis, TN. while the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  remaining two brigades
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  were stationed along the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Memphis & Charleston
039   11/8/1863     11/12/1863 Up the Mississippi River.                                                                              Nautical Expedition        Vicksburg, MS.           Memphis, TN.                                                            Railroad.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The Memphis & Charleston
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Railroad while in winter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  quarters until January 29,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1864 and then, the city limits
040    11/13/1863    2/5/1864 At Germantown, TN. and the Memphis, TN. area.                                                           Guard                                                                                                                       North of Memphis, TN.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Attracted the attention of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  enemy forces while B.G. W.S.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Smith's cavalry raid to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Okolona, MS. effected a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  crossing of the Tallahatchie
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  River at New Albany, MS.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Moved to Waterford, MS. and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  then, returned to Memphis,
041   2/6/1864      2/18/1864   Col. W.L. McMillen's ( XVI-1-1 & det. 1st Alabama Cavalry ) Northern Mississippi demonstration.       Expedition                 Memphis, TN.             Wyatts ( Ferry ), MS.                                                   TN. in foul weather.




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The brigade command
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          succeeded in driving back a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          picket force, securing the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ferry-boat and crossing the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Coldwater stream between
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Hernando, MS. and
042                                                                                                                                                                                                     2/8/1864    Coldwater Ferry, MS.       Affair     Senatobia, MS.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Col. W.L. McMillen's
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          reconnaissances in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          vicinity of various Hickahala
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          stream bridges and
043     2/8/1864    2/9/1864 Senatobia, MS.                                                                                  Skirmishes                                                                                                                   Senatobia itself.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Along the Tallahatchie River,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          the enemy had destroyed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          the bridge and were strongly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          posted on the opposite
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          bank, but, were driven away
044                                                                                                                                                                                                     2/13/1864   Wyatts ( Ferry ), MS.      Skirmish   from the river.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          While " veterans " of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          regiment were away on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          furlough in Ohio ( February 24
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          to April 23, 1864 ), some 100
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          others were left behind in a
045   3/16/1864    4/14/1864   Against N.B. Forrest ( C.S.A. ) in West Tennessee & Kentucky.                                 Operations                                                                                                                   supporting role.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          While returning from furlough,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          veterans drove plundering
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          cavalry under the command
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          of Abraham Buford II ( C.S.A.
046                                                                                                                                                                                                     4/14/1864   Paducah, KY.               Skirmish   ) from the city.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Proceed by rail to within 4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          miles of Moscow, TN. and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          rebuilt the bridge across the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Wolf River. Marched to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Somerville and Bolivar, TN.,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          then, Southward to Salem,
047    4/30/1864    5/9/1864 B.G. S. D. Sturgis - District of West Tennessee - Special Orders No. 7.                         Expedition                 Memphis, TN.            Ripley, MS.                                                               MS. Returned to Memphis, TN.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Prepare for another attempt
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          to deal with N.B. Forrest (
048    5/10/1864   5/30/1864 Memphis, TN.                                                                                    Duty                                                                                                                         C.S.A. ).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          In an effort to halt
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          depredations by N.B. Forrest (
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          C.S.A. ) and his cavalry, this
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          command was ordered to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          penetrate into Northern
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Mississippi and Alabama to
049   6/1/1864     6/13/1864   B.G. S. D. Sturgis'                                                                           Expedition                 Memphis, TN.            Guntown, MS.                                                              destroy " that devil ".

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Specifically ordered to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          defend the bridge back over
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          the Tishomingo Creek, the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          regiment became the rear
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          guard for the collapsing and
050                                                                                                                                                                                                     6/10/1864   Brice's Cross Roads, MS.   Battle     defeated Federal Army.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          After being abandoned by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          the commanding general
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          and cavalry, the regiment
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          suffered huge losses in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          capture by the enemy near
051                                                                                                                                                                                                     6/11/1864   Salem, MS.                 Skirmish   Ripley, MS.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Rehabilitation after the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          debacle of Brice's
052    6/14/1864   6/21/1864 Memphis, TN.                                                                                    Duty                                                                                                                         Crossroads, MS.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The brigade with a total
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          strength of 1,672 effectives (
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          one section of artillery & five
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          regiments of infantry ),
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          moved via the Memphis and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Charleston Railroad with
053   6/22/1864    6/22/1864   Col. W.L. McMillen's First Brigade, First Division, Sixteenth Army Corps ( Right Wing )       Rail                       Memphis, TN.            Grissom's Bridge, TN.                                                     overnight encampment.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Remained several days upon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          arrival at Moscow, TN. before
054    6/23/1864   6/23/1864 Col. W.L. McMillen's First Brigade, First Division, Sixteenth Army Corps ( Right Wing )         March                      Grissom's Bridge, TN.   Moscow, TN.                                                               moving on to La Grange, TN.




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Moving in a South-Easterly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      direction, laying waste to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      region, the force moved
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      toward the Mobile and Ohio
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Railroad. Fatiguing return
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      march to Memphis, TN.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      arriving as early as July, 22,
055     7/5/1864    7/25/1864 M.G. A. J. Smith's Sixteenth Army Corps ( Right Wing )                                               Expedition                 La Grange, TN.                       Tupelo, MS.                                                        1864.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      In the vicinity of Camargo's
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Cross Roads, MS., the right
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      flank of the wagon train was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      furiously assailed by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Confederate Cavalry and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      repulsed in confusion by
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      multiple units including the
056                                                                                                                                                                                                                      7/13/1864   Harrisburg, MS.       Action     regiment.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Near Tupelo, MS., the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      brigade, while subject to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      heavy artillery fire and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      moved about various
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      positions, were not brought
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      into immediate contact with
057    7/14/1864    7/15/1864 Harrisburg, MS.                                                                                      Engagement                                                                                                                         the enemy.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Being the last brigade of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      infantry to leave the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      battlefield, the cavalry rear
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      guard was driven through the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ranks by a superior force.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Reacting to this sharp attack,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      the brigade formed and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      charged to drive the enemy
058                                                                                                                                                                                                                      7/15/1864   Old Town Creek, MS.   Action     from the field.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Part of the First Division,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sixteenth Army Corps ( B.G.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      J.A. Mower ). Round trip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      railroad movement from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Memphis, TN. to La Grange,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      TN. Then, a round trip march (
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      106 miles ? ) from La Grange,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      TN. to Oxford, MS. via the
059     8/1/1864    8/30/1864 M.G. A. J. Smith's                                                                                   Expedition                 La Grange, TN.                       Oxford, MS.                                                        Tallahatchie River.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      While in bivouac, heavy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      skirmishing was heard and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      the brigade formed.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Protecting a crossroad, then
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      advancing nearly a mile, the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      brigade supported troops to
060                                                                                                                                                                                                                      8/23/1864   Abbeville, MS.        Skirmish   the front.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Special Orders No. 124, part
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      of an eleven boat flotilla up
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      the White River via Saint
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Charles, AR. Began march
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      towards Brownsville ( Lonoke
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      County ), AR. after
061   9/1/1864      9/9/1864    M.G. J.A. Mower ( XVI-1 ) reinforcing F. Steele's Department of Arkansas.                          Nautical Expedition        Memphis, TN.                         Devall's Bluff, AR.                                                disembarking.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Nineteen day overland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      march via Jacksonport, AR.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      and Poplar Bluff, MO. Over
062    9/17/1864    10/5/1864 M.G. J.A. Mower ( XVI-1 ) pursuit of Sterling Price ( C.S.A. )                                       March                      Brownsville ( Lonoke County ), AR.   Cape Girardeau, MO.                                                300 miles ?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Transported up river (
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Mississippi & Missouri ) via St.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Louis. Then, started on cars of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The Pacific R.R. for the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Lamine River bridge near
063    10/6/1864    10/18/1864 M.G. J.A. Mower ( XVI-1 ) joining M.G. A.J. Smith in the pursuit of Sterling Price ( C.S.A. )       Nautical Expedition        Cape Girardeau, MO.                  Jefferson City, MO.                                                Otterville, MO.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Via Sedalia, Lexington and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Independence, MO. ( Also,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Big Blue River and Little Santa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Fe, KS. ) Over 150 miles ?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Remained in Cass County,
064    10/19/1864   10/26/1864 Col. J.J. Woods ( XVI-1 ) continued pursuit of Sterling Price ( C.S.A. )                            March                      Lamine River Bridge, MO.             Harrisonville, MO.                                                 MO. waiting supplies.




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Enroute, in very stormy and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       cold weather, the First
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Division ( Part of Special
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Orders No. 219 ) is ordered to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       the Middle Tennessee.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Presidential election of 1864
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       occurred and the men voted
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       in the field after wading the
065    10/31/1864   11/15/1864 Transfer of Sixteenth Corps ( First & Third Divisions ) from Missouri to Tennessee.        March                      Pleasant Hill, MO.     St. Louis, MO.                                                             Osage River, MO.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Benton Barracks - refitting for
066    11/16/1864   11/22/1864 St. Louis, MO. - B.G. J. McArthur ( XVI-1 )                                                Billet                                                                                                                       winter campaigning.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Transports down the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Mississippi River to Cairo, IL.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Then, up the Ohio and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Cumberland rivers. Upon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       landing, went into camp two
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       miles West of the city
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       occupying the exterior line
067    11/23/1864   11/30/1864 M.G. A. J. Smith's Detachment Army of the Tennessee continued transfer to Tennessee.       Nautical Expedition        St. Louis, MO.         Nashville, TN.                                                             protecting Nashville.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Reconnaissance from
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Nashville, TN. with Battery " B
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       " Pennsylvania Independent
068                                                                                                                                                                                               12/6/1864   Little Harpeth ( river ), TN.   Action   Light Artillery.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Part of Col. W.L. McMillen's
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       brigade, taking a prominent
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       part in the fighting, breaking
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       the enemy lines both days.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Assisted in the capture of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       1,773 prisoners, 10 cannon &
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       caissons, 1 wagon with 2,500
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       small arms & accouterments
069    12/15/1864   12/16/1864 Nashville, TN. ( First Brigade, First Division, Detachment Army of the Tennessee. )        Battle                                                                                                                       and 4 battle flags.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Via Franklin, Columbia,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Pulaski, Lawrenceburg and
070    12/17/1864   12/28/1864 Pursuit of John Bell Hood ( C.S.A. ) toward the Tennessee River.                           March                      Brentwood Hills, TN.   Clifton, TN.                                                               Waynesboro, TN.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Transported up the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Tennessee River. Departure
071    12/29/1864    1/6/1865 Tennessee River ( Upper ).                                                                  Nautical Expedition        Clifton, TN.           Eastport, MS.                                                              date approximate.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Fatigue & guard duty - winter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       quarters. Underwent great
072     1/7/1865     2/5/1865 Eastport, MS.                                                                               Camp                                                                                                                         privations.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Embarked on steamer " City
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       of Memphis ", the entire
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       brigade was transported
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       down the Tennessee, Ohio
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       and Mississippi Rivers to
073     2/6/1865    2/14/1865 Detachment Army of the Tennessee commanded by M.G. A.J. Smith.                              Nautical Expedition        Eastport, MS.          Vicksburg, MS.                                                             Vicksburg, MS.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       First brigade encamped at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Four Mile Bridge on the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Baldwin's Ferry road. Became
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       a part of the Sixteenth Army
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Corps ( reorganized ) Military
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Division of West Mississippi on
074    2/15/1865    2/19/1865 Vicksburg, MS.                                                                              Camp                                                                                                                         Feb. 18, 1865.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Continued progress down
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       river aboard the " City of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Memphis ". Debarked at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Saint Bernard Parish, LA. on
075    2/20/1865    2/20/1865 Lower Mississippi River.                                                                    Nautical Expedition        Vicksburg, MS.         Chalmette, LA.                                                             Feb. 22, 1865.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Bivouacked in a low, wet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       and very bad camping
076   2/22/1865     2/27/1865   Chalmette, LA.                                                                            Camp                                                                                                                         ground.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Embarked on steam ship "
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Empire City ", the first brigade
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       proceeded down the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Mississippi River into the Gulf
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       of Mexico ( " very rough and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       seasickness was well nigh
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       universal. " ) to Fort Gaines,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       AL., where, the troops
077   2/28/1865     3/3/1865    Gulf of Mexico.                                                                           Nautical Expedition        Chalmette, LA.         Dauphin Island, AL.                                                        debarked and bivouacked.




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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Bivouac ( on a sand beach
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      only a few feet above the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      level of the gulf ) preparing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      for a campaign in the field.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Lived on oysters and endured
078               3/3/1865   3/18/1865 Fort Gaines, Dauphin Island, AL.                                        Camp                                                                                                                   lightning strikes.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Transport and gunboat ?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      movement up Mobile Bay,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Week's Bay ? to the mouth of
079              3/19/1865   3/19/1865 Mobile Bay and Fish River, AL.                                          Nautical Expedition        Dauphin Island, AL.     Fish River, AL.                                                     the Fish River.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sixteenth Army Corps
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      concentration at the head of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      navigation on the North
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Branch of the Fish River to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      rendezvous with M.G. E.R.S.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Canby's operations against
080              3/20/1865   3/24/1865 Dannelly's Mills, AL.                                                   Camp                                                                                                                   Mobile, AL.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      The whole command moving
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      North-West by North until
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      striking the enemy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      entrenchments South-West of
081              3/25/1865   3/27/1865 Baldwin County, AL.                                                     March                      Dannelly's Mills, AL.   Spanish Fort, AL.                                                   Spanish Fort, AL.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Investing the First Division to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      the left, the 72nd Ohio was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      primarily engaged in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      digging of saps and parallels
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      along with protecting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      working parties until the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      fortifications were
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      abandoned and evacuated
082              3/27/1865    4/8/1865 Spanish Fort, AL.                                                       Siege                                                                                                                  by the enemy.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Reserve position, supporting
083                                                                                                                                                                                   4/9/1865     Fort Blakely, AL.   Assault        the Second Division.
084                                                                                                                                                                                   4/12/1865    Mobile, AL.         Occupation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Complying with Field Orders
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      No. 9 dated 4-12-1865, the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      First Division marched in the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      order designated a distance
085             4/13/1865    4/25/1865   B.G. J. McArthur ( XVI-1 )                                            March                      Mobile, AL.             Montgomery, AL.                                                     of 180 ? miles.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      First brigade, First Division,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sixteenth Army Corps
086             4/26/1865    5/9/1865    Montgomery, AL.                                                       Duty                                                                                                                   encamped.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Complying with Field Orders
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      No. 10 dated 5-9-1865, the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      First Division marched a
087             5/10/1865    5/14/1865   B.G. J. McArthur ( XVI-1 )                                            March                      Montgomery, AL.         Selma, AL.                                                          distance of about 50 miles.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Relieved all guards of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Richard Taylor ( C.S.A. ) upon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      arrival and began
088             5/15/1865    5/15/1865   72'nd Ohio & 10th Minnesota                                           Rail                       Selma, AL.              Meridian, MS.                                                       occupation duty.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Bvt. B.G. ( from 3-13-1865 )
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      W.L. McMillen's First Brigade,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      First Division, Sixteenth Army
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Corps ( to 7-20-1865 ) duty in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      the city and posts along the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      railroads. The 72'nd Ohio at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Forest Station, MS. on the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Southern Railroad ( ending
089             5/16/1865    9/9/1865    Meridian, MS. ( Department of Mississippi after July 20, 1865 )       Garrison                                                                                                               date in question ).
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Special Orders No. 47 dated
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      September 9, 1865. Under the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      provisions of General Orders
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      No. 94, current series, War
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Department, Adjutant-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Generals Office, the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      regiment proceeded to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Columbus, OH. for final
090                                                                                                                                                                                   09/11/1865   Vicksburg, MS.      Mustered out   payment and discharge.

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         Date       Date                 Type        From ( Major ) ( Major )Date ( Minor )
Record Number ( From ) ( To ) Name ( Major ) ( Major )            To                       Location ( Minor )
056                                      March       Brownsville Cape Girardeau, C.S.A.
                                                                   ( Sterling Price ( ), AR.
         9/17/1864 10/5/1864 M.G. J.A. Mower ( XVI-1 ) pursuit of Lonoke County MO. )
060                                      Billet
         11/16/186411/22/1864St. Louis, MO. - B.G. J. McArthur ( XVI-1 )
059                                      Sixteenth Corps ( First St.Third Divisions ) from Missouri to Tennessee.
         10/31/186411/15/1864Transfer of March                    & Louis, MO.
                                                     Pleasant Hill, MO.
057                                      Nautical Expedition
                                                     Cape Girardeau, MO.City, in the
                                                                  Jefferson
         10/6/1864 10/18/1864M.G. J.A. Mower ( XVI-1 ) joining M.G. A.J. SmithMO. pursuit of Sterling Price ( C.S.A. )
058                                      March       Lamine River Bridge, MO.
                                                                  Harrisonville, MO.
         10/19/186410/26/1864Col. J.J. Woods ( XVI-1 ) continued pursuit of Sterling Price ( C.S.A. )
061                                      Nautical Expedition MO.
                                                     St. Louis, Nashville, TN.
         11/23/186411/30/1864M.G. A. J. Smith's Detachment Army of the Tennessee continued transfer to Tennessee.
062                                                                            12/6/1864 Little Harpeth ( river ), TN.
063                                      Battle
         12/15/186412/16/1864Nashville, TN. ( First Brigade, First Division, Detachment Army of the Tennessee. )
007                                      Nautical Expedition
                                                     Savannah, TN.Yellow Creek, MS.
         3/14/1862 3/17/1862 B.G. W.T. Sherman's Tennessee River ( Upper ).
009                                                                            4/4/1862 Crump's Landing, TN.
010      4/6/1862 4/7/1862 Shiloh, TN. Battle
011      4/29/1862 5/30/1862 Corinth, MS.Advance on and siege of
012                                                                            5/17/1862 Russell's House, MS.
013                                      March       Corinth, Tennessee & Northern Mississippi Expedition.
         6/1/1862 7/21/1862 M.G. W.T. Sherman's SouthernMS.       Memphis, TN.
014      7/22/1862 11/1/1862 Memphis, TN.Duty
015                                      Operations Bolivar, TN.Coffeeville, MS.
         11/2/1862 1/12/1863 M.G. U.S. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign.
016                                      Duty
         1/13/1863 3/13/1863 White's Station, TN. ( between Memphis and Germantown, TN. ? )
019                                      Operations
         4/3/1863 5/1/1863 Against Vicksburg, MS. @ Young's Point, LA.
020                                      March        ) joining Grant's
                                                                  Jackson, MS.
         5/2/1863 5/14/1863 B.G. J.M. Tuttle ( XV-3 Duckport, LA. army in rear of Vicksburg, MS.
021                                                                            5/13/1863 Mississippi Springs, MS.
022                                                                            5/14/1863 Jackson, MS.
024                                      Siege
         5/18/1863 7/4/1863 Vicksburg, MS.
025                                                                            5/19/1863 Vicksburg, MS.
026                                                                            5/22/1863 Vicksburg, MS.
027                                      Expedition Divisions ) Mechanicsburg, MS.
         5/26/1863 6/4/1863 M.G. F.P. Blair's ( Two Haynes' Bluff, MS.
028      7/5/1863 7/10/1863 Jackson, MS.                          Jackson, MS.
                                         Advance Messinger's Ford, MS.
029      7/10/1863 7/17/1863 Jackson, MS.Siege
030                                                                            7/19/1863 Brandon Station, MS.
006                                      Nautical Expedition River
                                                     Paducah, Savannah, TN.
         3/6/1862 3/10/1862 B.G. W.T. Sherman's TennesseeKY. ( Lower ).
031                                      Camp
         7/25/1863 11/6/1863 Big Black River, MS.
032                                      Expedition two Division ( XV-3 MS.
                                                                  Canton, & XVll-3 ) march.
         10/15/186310/20/1863M.G. J.B. McPherson'sMessinger's Ferry, MS.
033                                                                            10/17/1863Bogue Chitto Creek, MS.
036                                      Guard
         11/13/18632/5/1864 Memphis TN. area and @ Germantown, TN.
037                                      Expedition Memphis, TN.  Wyatts, MS. ( Wyatte )
         2/6/1864 2/18/1864 Col. W.L. McMillen's ( XVI-1-1 & det. 1st Alabama Cavalry ) Northern Mississippi demonstra
038                                                                            2/8/1864 Coldwater Ferry, MS.
039      2/8/1864 2/9/1864 Senatobia, MS.Skirmishes
040                                                                            2/13/1864 Wyatts, MS. ( Wyatte )
041                                      Operations
         3/16/1864 4/14/1864 Against N.B. Forrest ( C.S.A. ) in West Tennessee & Kentucky.
042                                                                            4/14/1864 Paducah, KY.
043                                      Expedition Memphis, TN.  Ripley, MS.
         4/30/1864 5/9/1864 B.G. S. D. Sturgis - District of West Tennessee - Special Orders No. 7.
044                                      Expedition Memphis, TN.
         6/1/1864 6/13/1864 B.G. S. D. Sturgis'                   Guntown, MS.
045                                                                            6/10/1864 Brice's Cross Roads, MS.
046                                                                            6/11/1864 Salem, MS.
049                                      Expedition La Grange, Corps ( Right
                                                                   TN.
         7/5/1864 7/25/1864 M.G. A. J. Smith's Sixteenth Army Tupelo, MS. Wing )
050                                                                            7/13/1864 Harrisburg, MS.
051                                      MS.
         7/14/1864 7/15/1864 Harrisburg, Engagement
052                                                                            7/15/1864 Old Town Creek, MS.
053                                      Expedition La Grange, Oxford, MS.
         8/1/1864 8/30/1864 M.G. A. J. Smith's                     TN.
054                                                                            8/23/1864 Abbeville, MS.
055                                      Nautical Expedition TN.
                                                     Memphis, Devall's Bluff, Department of Arkansas.
         9/1/1864 9/9/1864 M.G. J.A. Mower ( XVI-1 ) reinforcing F. Steele's AR.
017                                      Nautical Expedition M.G. Providence, LA.
                                                       ) joining Lake
         3/14/1863 3/30/1863 B.G. J.E. Smith ( XVI-8Memphis, TN. J.B. McPherson's Seventeenth Army Corps.


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018                                   March       Lake Providence, LA.
                                                             Young's Point,
      3/31/1863 4/2/1863 Join M.G. W.T. Sherman's Fifteenth Army Corps. LA.
023                                   Railroad XV-3-1 )
                                                  Jackson, Clinton, MS.
      5/15/1863 5/16/1863 B.G. R.P. Buckland (Destruction MS.
034                                   March       Big Black River, MS. MS.
      11/7/1863 11/7/1863 In the rear of Vicksburg, MS.      Vicksburg,
035                                   Nautical Expedition
                                                  Vicksburg, MS.
      11/8/1863 11/12/1863Up the Mississippi River.          Memphis, TN.
064                                   March       Brentwood Clifton, TN.
                                                             ) toward
      12/17/186412/28/1864Pursuit of John Bell Hood ( C.S.A. Hills, TN.the Tennessee River.
066   1/7/1865 2/5/1865 Eastport, MS. Camp
065                                    River ( Upper ).
                                                  Clifton,
      12/29/18641/6/1865 Tennessee Nautical ExpeditionTN.Eastport, MS.
067                                   Nautical the Tennessee
                                                  Eastport, Vicksburg, MS.
      2/6/1865 2/14/1865 Detachment Army ofExpedition MS. commanded by M.G. A.J. Smith.
068                                   Camp
      2/15/1865 2/19/1865 Vicksburg, MS.
069                                   Nautical Expedition
      2/20/1865 2/20/1865 Lower Mississippi River.           Chalmette, LA.
                                                  Vicksburg, MS.
070                                    LA.
      2/22/1865 2/27/1865 Chalmette, Camp
071                                   Nautical Expedition
      2/28/1865 2/28/1865 Gulf of Mexico.                    LA.
                                                  Chalmette, Dauphin Island, AL.
072                                   Camp
      3/1/1865 3/18/1865 Fort Gaines, Dauphin Island, AL.
073                                    and Fish River, AL.
                                                  Dauphin Fish River,
      3/19/1865 3/19/1865 Mobile Bay Nautical Expedition Island, AL. AL.
074                                   Camp
      3/20/1865 3/24/1865 Dannelly's Mills, AL.
075                                   March                  Spanish
      3/25/1865 3/27/1865 Baldwin County, AL. Dannelly's Mills, AL. Fort, AL.
076                                   Siege
      3/27/1865 4/8/1865 Spanish Fort, AL.
077                                                                       4/9/1865 Fort Blakely, AL.
078                                                                       4/12/1865 Mobile, AL.
079                                   March       Mobile, AL.Montgomery, AL.
      4/13/1865 4/25/1865 B.G. J. McArthur ( XVI-1 )
080                                   Duty
      4/26/1865 5/9/1865 Montgomery, AL.
081                                   March       Montgomery, AL. AL.
      5/10/1865 5/14/1865 B.G. J. McArthur ( XVI-1 )         Selma,
082                                   & 10th      Selma,
      5/15/1865 5/15/1865 72'nd Ohio Rail Minnesota AL. Meridian, MS.
083                                   Garrison
      5/16/1865 9/9/1865 Meridian, MS. ( Department of Mississippi after July 20, 1865 )
084                                                                       9/11/1865 Vicksburg, MS.
001   10/1/1861 2/28/1862 Fremont, OH.Organized
002                                   Mustered in
      12/31/18612/18/1862 Camps Croghan & Chase, OH.
047                                   Rail        Memphis, TN. Division, Sixteenth
                                                              First
      6/22/1864 6/22/1864 Col. W.L. McMillen's First Brigade,Grissom's Bridge, TN. Army Corps ( Right Wing )
048                                   March       Grissom's Bridge, TN.
                                                              First Division,
      6/23/1864 6/23/1864 Col. W.L. McMillen's First Brigade,Moscow, TN. Sixteenth Army Corps ( Right Wing )
004                                   Movement Camp Chase, OH. KY.
                                                             Paducah,
                          Seventy-Second Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry
003                                   Movement Fremont, Volunteer Infantry
      1/24/1862 1/24/1862 Seventy-Second Regiment Ohio OH.   Camp Chase, OH.
005             3/5/1862 Paducah, KY. Camp
008                                   Camp
      3/17/1862 4/28/1862 Camp Shiloh @ Pittsburg Landing, TN.




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           Comments
Type ( Minor )
           Nineteen day overland march via Jacksonport, AR. and Poplar Bluff, MO. Over 300 miles ?
           Benton Barracks - refitting for winter campaigning.
           While enroute, B.G. John McArthur assumes command of the First Division ( Special Orders No. 219 ) and is order
           Transported up river ( Mississippi & Missouri ) via St. Louis. Then, started on cars of The Pacific R.R. for the Lamin
           Via Sedalia, Lexington and Independence, MO. ( Also, Big Blue River and Little Santa Fe, KS. ) Over 150 miles ?
           Transports down the Mississippi River to Cairo, IL. Then, up the Ohio and Cumberland rivers. Upon landing, went in
Action     Reconnaissance from Nashville, TN. with Battery " B " Pennsylvania Independent Light Artillery.
           Part of Col. W.L. McMillen's brigade, taking a prominent part in the fighting, breaking the enemy lines both days. As
           Object to break communications of the Charleston & Memphis railroad @ Burnsville, MS. Failed on account of seve
Action     In a severe thunderstorm, South-West of the Widow Howell farm, 5 companies of the 72'nd Ohio, along with other D
           Positioned due West of the Shiloh Meeting House, Buckland's brigade resisted the Confederate onslaught for three
           On May 15, 1862, under Orders No. 25, the regiment was consolidated into the Third Brigade, Col. Buckland comm
Action     Cooperating with other units, dispositions were made to drive the enemy from his position near Corinth, MS.
           Via the Memphis & Charleston Railroad to Pocahontas, TN., Grand Junction, TN., and La Grange, TN. From there,
           District of Memphis, TN., M.G. W.T. Sherman commanding.
           Along the Mississippi Central Railroad, primarily at the Tallahatchie River & then, on the South side of the river at Hu
           Winter quarters on the Memphis & Charleston Railroad ? As reported on January 20, 1863 with Division ( B.G. John
           Joined the Fifteenth Corps as the Third Division, First Brigade, ( B.G. R.P. Buckland commanding the brigade ) on A
           Moving along the West side of the Mississippi River, the Division arrived opposite Grand Gulf, MS. on May 7, 1863
Action     The Third Division, taking the Fifteenth Corps advance, surprised and captured a cavalry picket.
Engagement While considered a " reserve " role, B.G. R.P. Buckland's First Brigade supported both Division artillery batteries an
           North-East of the Stockade Redan, elaborate details were made to crown the hills in front of the brigade. Anticipatin
Assault    Deployed in line to the rear of the Second Division, Buckland's brigade with the Seventy-Second Ohio leading, attac
Assault    Positioned to the left of the Second Division, Second Brigade ( Col. T.K. Smith - 54th Ohio Inf. ), the Seventy-Secon
           Into the fertile Yazoo Valley, this party devastated the area to deny Confederates under Joseph E. Johnston collecti
           Bridging across the Big Black River several miles North of Bridgeport, MS., the brigade lead the Division under cont
           Initially in a reserve position, on July 15, 1863, the brigade relieved troops of the Thirteenth Corps. Over the next tw
Action     With Col. J.L. Geddes ( 8th Iowa Inf. ) commanding, the 72'nd Ohio along with 3 other regiments of infantry and a b
           Part of 12 regiments of infantry, 1 regiment of cavalry and 3 batteries of artillery ? Details conflict.
           In the vicinity of Markham's and Oak Ridge, MS., the Division maintained vigilance along the line of resistance.
           From the Black River line of fortifications, this round trip movement forced the enemy concentration in the vicinity of
Action     Advancing in line of battle against an enemy advantageously posted on commanding heights, two divisions swept th
           The Memphis & Charleston Railroad while in winter quarters.
           Attracted the attention of enemy forces while B.G. W.S. Smith's cavalry raid to Okolona, MS. effected a crossing of
Affair     The brigade command succeeded in driving back a picket force, securing the ferry-boat and crossing the Coldwater
           Col. W.L. McMillen's reconnaissances in the vicinity of various Hickahala stream bridges and Senatobia itself.
Skirmish Along the Tallahatchie River, the enemy had destroyed the bridge and were strongly posted on the opposite bank, b
           While " veterans " of the regiment were away on furlough in Ohio ( late February to early April - 1864 ), some 100 ot
Skirmish While returning from furlough, veterans drove plundering cavalry under the command of Abraham Buford II ( C.S.A.
           Proceed by rail to within 4 miles of Moscow, TN. and rebuilt the bridge across the Wolf River. Marched to Somerville
           In an effort to halt depredations by N.B. Forrest ( C.S.A. ) and his cavalry, this command was ordered to penetrate i
Battle     Specifically ordered to defend the bridge back over the Tishomingo Creek, the regiment became the rear guard for
Skirmish After being abandoned by the commanding general and cavalry, the regiment suffered huge losses in capture by th
           Designed to divert Confederate attention away from M.G. Sherman's Atlanta Campaign and his supply lines. Moving
Action     In the vicinity of Camargo's Cross Roads, MS., the right flank of the wagon train was furiously assailed by Confeder
           Near Tupelo, MS., the brigade, while subject to heavy artillery fire and moved about various positions, were not brou
Action     Being the last brigade of infantry to leave the battlefield, the cavalry rear guard was driven through the ranks by a su
           Part of the First Division, Sixteenth Army Corps ( B.G. J.A. Mower ). Round trip railroad movement from Memphis, T
Skirmish While in bivouac, heavy skirmishing was heard and the brigade formed. Protecting a crossroad, then advancing nea
           Special Orders No. 124, part of an eleven boat flotilla up the White River via Saint Charles, AR. Began march towar
           Originally ordered into the Yazoo Pass Route, the Division was halted at Helena, AR. on March 15, 1863 and later d


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             To the " new " canal ( 3 miles long ) South-East of Duckport and in the vicinity of Walnut Bayou, LA.
             In accordance with directions from Fifteenth Corps commander M.G. W.T. Sherman, 10 miles of railroad demolition
             The Division embarked on transports after arriving.
             The First Brigade remained at Memphis, TN. while the remaining two brigades were stationed along the Memphis &
             Via Franklin, Columbia, Pulaski, Lawrenceburg and Waynesboro, TN.
             Fatigue & guard duty - winter quarters.
             Transported up the Tennessee River. Departure date approximate.
             Embarked on steamer " City of Memphis ", the entire brigade was transported down the Tennessee, Ohio and Miss
             First brigade encamped @ Four Mile Bridge on the Baldwin's Ferry road. Became a part of the Sixteenth Army Corp
             Continued progress down river aboard the " City of Memphis ". Debarked at Saint Bernard Parish, LA. on Feb. 22, 1
             Bivouacked in a low, wet and very bad camping ground.
             Embarked on steam ship " Empire City ", the first brigade proceeded down the Mississippi River into the Gulf of Mex
             Bivouac preparing for a campaign in the field.
             Transport and gunboat ? movement up Mobile Bay, Week's Bay ? to the mouth of the Fish River.
             Sixteenth Army Corps concentration at the head of navigation on the North Branch of the Fish River to rendezvous
             The whole command moving North-West by North until striking the enemy entrenchments South-West of Spanish F
             Investing the First Division to the left, the 72nd Ohio was primarily engaged in the digging of saps and parallels alon
Assault      Reserve position, supporting the Second Division.
Occupation
          Complying with Field Orders No. 9 dated 4-12-1865, the First Division marched in the order designated a distance o
          First brigade, First Division, Sixteenth Army Corps encamped.
          Complying with Field Orders No. 10 dated 5-9-1865, the First Division marched a distance of about 50 miles.
          Relieved all guards of Richard Taylor ( C.S.A. ) upon arrival and began occupation duty.
          Bvt. B.G. ( from 3-13-1865 ) W.L. McMillen's First Brigade, First Division, Sixteenth Army Corps ( to 7-20-1865 ) du
          Special Orders No 47 dated September 9, 1865. Under the provisions of General Orders No 94, current series, Wa
Mustered out
          For Three Years' Service. Dates approximate and movement to Camp Chase, OH. in the interim.
          Field and Staff with ten companies of infantry numbering 869 ? men completed and ready for the field as of January
          The brigade with a total strength of 1,672 effectives ( one section of artillery & five regiments of infantry ), moved via
          Remained several days upon arrival at Moscow, TN. before moving on to La Grange, TN.
          No information available. More than likely, rail from Columbus to Cincinnati, OH. and then, steamboat down the Ohi
          Unknown arrival date and method.
          Attached to District of Paducah, KY.
          Army of the Tennessee, Fifth Division, Fourth Brigade, Col. R.P. Buckland commanding. Engaged in drill and instru




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 pecial Orders No. 219 ) and is ordered to the Middle Tennessee.
ars of The Pacific R.R. for the Lamine River bridge near Otterville, MO.
  Santa Fe, KS. ) Over 150 miles ?
 berland rivers. Upon landing, went into camp two miles West of the city occupying the exterior line protecting Nashville.
ent Light Artillery.
 aking the enemy lines both days. Assisted in the capture of 1,773 prisoners, 10 cannon & caissons, 1 wagon with 2,500 small arms & accou
 sville, MS. Failed on account of severe rain and high water. Occupation of Pittsburg Landing, TN.
  of the 72'nd Ohio, along with other Division detachments, discovered and engaged the First Alabama Cavalry advancing with the Confedera
 the Confederate onslaught for three hours before retiring & reorganizing along Grant's last defensive line. Advancing on day two, all lost gro
  Third Brigade, Col. Buckland commanding. On May 16, 1862, B.G. J.W. Denver assumed command at camp No. 6 and later noted " steadi
his position near Corinth, MS.
 N., and La Grange, TN. From there, to Holly Springs, MS., then on to Memphis, TN. via common roads.

 n, on the South side of the river at Hurricane Creek, MS. ( Now, part of Sardis Lake ? ).
ary 20, 1863 with Division ( B.G. John E. Smith ) headquarters in Corinth, MS., the regiment was part of the Third Brigade, Eighth Division, Si
kland commanding the brigade ) on April 3, 1863. Engaged in heavy details to construct roads to facilitate transportation near Walnut Bayou,
 ite Grand Gulf, MS. on May 7, 1863 and crossed over having marched 73 miles. Continuing in a N.E. direction, Jackson, MS. was hit 60 mile
   a cavalry picket.
 ed both Division artillery batteries and suffered 41 % of the Division's casualties. The 95th Ohio had the honor of being the first to enter the c
 ills in front of the brigade. Anticipating a relief effort by the enemy, on June 24, 1863, two brigades of the Third Division maintained advanced
  Seventy-Second Ohio leading, attacked along the Graveyard Road. Maintained advanced pickets and guards the next two days.
 - 54th Ohio Inf. ), the Seventy-Second Ohio remained in a supporting role.
es under Joseph E. Johnston collecting an army at Canton, MS. provisions for an advance across the Big Black River.
  brigade lead the Division under continuous skirmishing until the main Bolton road was reached. Marched via Bolton & Clinton, MS. to North-
e Thirteenth Corps. Over the next two days, the enemies works were felt, engaged and occupied ( after being evacuated ).
 3 other regiments of infantry and a battery of artillery, forced the enemy to flee Eastward. Occupying the town, 2 miles of railroad, the depot a
y ? Details conflict.
nce along the line of resistance.
enemy concentration in the vicinity of Brownsville, MS. to retreat toward Canton, MS.
anding heights, two divisions swept the opponent from every point.

 Okolona, MS. effected a crossing of the Tallahatchie River at New Albany, MS. Moved to Waterford, MS. and then, returned to Memphis, TN
erry-boat and crossing the Coldwater stream between Hernando, MS. and Senatobia, MS.
m bridges and Senatobia itself.
 ongly posted on the opposite bank, but, were driven away from the river.
 y to early April - 1864 ), some 100 others were left behind in a supporting role.
mmand of Abraham Buford II ( C.S.A. ) from the city.
he Wolf River. Marched to Somerville and Bolivar, TN., then, Southward to Salem, MS. Returned to Memphis, TN.
command was ordered to penetrate into Northern Mississippi and Alabama to destroy " that devil ".
 regiment became the rear guard for the collapsing and defeated Federal Army.
suffered huge losses in capture by the enemy near Ripley, MS.
ampaign and his supply lines. Moving in a South-Easterly direction, laying waste to the region, the force moved toward the Mobile and Ohio R
n was furiously assailed by Confederate Cavalry and repulsed in confusion by multiple units including the regiment.
 bout various positions, were not brought into immediate contact with the enemy.
 was driven through the ranks by a superior force. Reacting to this sharp attack, the brigade formed and charged to drive the enemy from the
  railroad movement from Memphis, TN. to La Grange, TN. Then, a round trip march ( 106 miles ? ) from La Grange, TN. to Oxford, MS. via
 ting a crossroad, then advancing nearly a mile, the brigade supported troops to the front.
aint Charles, AR. Began march towards Brownsville ( Lonoke County ), AR. after disembarking.
a, AR. on March 15, 1863 and later diverted ( after re-embarking ) to continue down the Mississippi River under Special Orders No. 81 dated


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of Walnut Bayou, LA.
 rman, 10 miles of railroad demolition " was well accomplished ". Marching Westward, the Big Black River was crossed on May 18, 1863 and

 were stationed along the Memphis & Charleston Railroad.



down the Tennessee, Ohio and Mississippi Rivers to Vicksburg, MS.
me a part of the Sixteenth Army Corps ( reorganized ) Military Division of West Mississippi on Feb. 18, 1865.
 int Bernard Parish, LA. on Feb. 22, 1865.

 Mississippi River into the Gulf of Mexico to Fort Gaines, where the troops debarked and bivouacked.

h of the Fish River.
 nch of the Fish River to rendezvous with M.G. E.R.S. Canby's operations against Mobile, AL.
enchments South-West of Spanish Fort, AL.
he digging of saps and parallels along with protecting working parties until the fortifications were abandoned and evacuated by the enemy.


 in the order designated a distance of 180 ? miles.

 a distance of about 50 miles.

enth Army Corps ( to 7-20-1865 ) duty in the city and posts along the railroads. The 72'nd Ohio @ Forest Station, MS. on the Southern Railr
ral Orders No 94, current series, War Department, Adjutant-Generals Office, the regiment proceeded to Columbus, OH. for final payment an
OH. in the interim.
 and ready for the field as of January 21, 1862. Company K with exceptions.
ive regiments of infantry ), moved via the Memphis and Charleston Railroad with overnight encampment.

H. and then, steamboat down the Ohio River to Paducah, KY.


 manding. Engaged in drill and instruction with a review & inspection on April 2, 1862 by M.G. U.S. Grant and a march to Michie, TN. encoun




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ecting Nashville.

 agon with 2,500 small arms & accouterments and 4 battle flags.

Cavalry advancing with the Confederate Army.
  e. Advancing on day two, all lost ground & camps were recovered.
 t camp No. 6 and later noted " steadiness, perseverance and patience " of events.




 the Third Brigade, Eighth Division, Sixteenth Army Corps.
  e transportation near Walnut Bayou, LA. and on to Richmond, LA.
 rection, Jackson, MS. was hit 60 miles later. Suffered from a want of food.

 honor of being the first to enter the capital of Mississippi.
e Third Division maintained advanced outposts @ Little Bear Creek, MS.
guards the next two days.

 g Black River.
 d via Bolton & Clinton, MS. to North-West of town.
 being evacuated ).
  town, 2 miles of railroad, the depot and cotton were destroyed.




S. and then, returned to Memphis, TN.




 moved toward the Mobile and Ohio Railroad.


 charged to drive the enemy from the field.
m La Grange, TN. to Oxford, MS. via the Tallahatchie River.


 r under Special Orders No. 81 dated March 22, 1863.


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er was crossed on May 18, 1863 and Vicksburg, MS. reached.




ned and evacuated by the enemy.




st Station, MS. on the Southern Railroad ( ending date in question ).
 Columbus, OH. for final payment and discharge.




t and a march to Michie, TN. encountering hostile forces on April 3, 1862.




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