Facts and Events
Mustered into Civil War on July 1, 1861 enlisted Co. C 11th Regt O.V.I. for 3 yrs. He Participated in sixteen important battles, besides a number of minor ones. Among the great engagements were Ganley Bridge, Bull Run Bridge, Frederick, South Mountain, Anteitum, Tullahoma, Chicamauga, Look Out Mountain, Mission Ridge and Resaca. He Mustered out Distinguished Service on June 21, 1864 at Camp Dennison. |S11
"Eleventh Infantry. - (Three Years' Service.) Cols., Charles A. DeVilliers, Philander P. Lane; Lieut.-Cols., Joseph W. Frizell, AugustusH. Coleman, Ogden Street; Majs., Lyman J. Jackson, Asa Higgins. Thisregiment was organized at Camp Dennison on June 20, 1861, to serve forthree years. On July 7, it was ordered to the Kanawha valley and afterremaining on duty in West Virginia during the winter and a part of thefollowing summer it was sent to Alexandria, Va. On Aug. 27 1862, it wasordered to Manassas Junction, but upon arriving at Fairfax Station itwas found that the Confederates had taken possession of thefortifications at Manassas. The regiment then crossed Bull run, formedin line near the railroad and checked a flanking movement of the enemy.Upon the retreat of the Federal forces the regiment acted as rear-guard,its cool and determined bravery doing much toward securing the safety ofthe whole column. On Sept. 6 the regiment moved toward Maryland and sixdays later reached the Confederate picket-line in the vicinity ofFrederick City. In the engagement that ensued three attacking columnswere formed, with the 11th in the advance of the center. A charge wasordered, but the line was thrown into some confusion, and theConfederates rallied and captured 2 pieces of artillery. Gen. Cox calledto Col. Coleman: "Will the 11th recover those guns?" With a loud cheerthe regiment dashed at the Confederates, drove them from the guns, andstill pressed on cheering and charging, advancing into the city, haltingonly when the enemy was completely routed. Next morning the divisioncrossed the creek and moved toward Turner's gap in South mountain. Whenthe order came to charge the 11th moved along the edge of a strip ofwoods and by adroitness and bravery drove back a strong force of theConfederates attempting a flank movement. Again the regiment was orderedto charge across an open field on the left of the road against a forceof the enemy protected by a stone wall. They met the enemy in almost ahand-to-hand fight, in which muskets were clubbed and bayonets crossedover the low stone wall, but finally the enemy was driven from hisposition into the undergrowth. The following day, at Antietam, an orderwas received to carry the bridge at all hazards. The 11th was to leadthe storming party and while advancing steadily and determinedly Col.Coleman fell mortally wounded. The regiment wavered an instant, thenpressed on, gained the bridge, crossed it, scaled the bluffs, and drovethe Confederates from their position. In the following spring theregiment was transferred to the western field of operations and in Junewas with the division that engaged the enemy at Hoover's gap, Tenn.After the enemy was driven back it pressed on and led the advance intoManchester, capturing a number of Confederates. The regiment foughtvaliantly at Chickamauga and Lookout mountain, and in a charge atMissionary ridge captured a battle-flag and a quantity of artillery andsmall arms. It pursued the enemy toward Ringgold and after some severefighting there returned to Chattanooga. The regiment was engaged in areconnaissance toward Rocky Face ridge and advanced as far as BuzzardRoost, where the enemy was found in strong position. By some mistake the11th was ordered to charge up a steep hill held by two brigades andseveral pieces of artillery. It advanced bravely, but after heroicefforts, was compelled to fall back with a loss of one-sixth of its men.The troops then fell back to Ringgold and on March 26 the veterans ofthe regiment numbering about 200, returned to Ohio for the purpose ofrecruiting, so that when the regiment should be mustered out the nameand organization might still be continued. The regiment, remained atRinggold on garrison duty till June 10 when it proceeded to Cincinnati,where it received a hearty welcome and was mustered out at Camp Dennisonon June 21, 1864."
Fought at Cotton Hill, VA. Fought at Richmond Creek, VA. Fought on 20 August 1861 at Rich Creek, VA. Fought on 25 August 1861 at Big Run, VA. Fought on 25 September 1861 at Sewell Mountain, VA. Fought on 10 November 1861 at Cotton Hill, VA. Fought on 27 August 1862 at 2nd Bull Run, VA. Fought on 27 August 1862 at Bull Run Bridge, VA. Fought on 14 September 1862 at South Mountain, MD. Fought on 17 September 1862 at Antietam, MD. Fought on 31 December 1862 at Stones River, TN. Fought on 08 March 1863 at New Middleton, TN. Fought on 14 April 1863 at New Middleton, TN. Fought on 14 May 1863. Fought on 21 July 1863 at Murfreesboro, TN. Fought on 19 September 1863 at Chickamauga, GA. Fought on 20 September 1863 at Chickamauga, GA. Fought on 20 September 1863 at Missionary Ridge, TN. Fought on 23 September 1863 at Chattanooga, TN. Fought on 25 September 1863 at Chickamauga, GA. Fought on 25 November 1863 at Missionary Ridge, TN. Fought on 25 February 1864 at Buzzard's Roost, GA. Fought on 25 February 1864 at Rocky Face Ridge, GA. Fought on 14 May 1864 at Nashville, TN. Fought on 14 May 1864 at Resaca, GA. Fought on 22 December 1864. |S10