126th Ohio Infantry Regiment

Descendants Association

2nd Brigade (Keifer's), 3rd Division, Sixth Corps

Participants in the Breakthrough Battle at Petersburg on April 2, 1865

Fought on the present day grounds of Pamplin Historical Park


Organized at Camp Steubenville, Ohio, and mustered in September 4, 1862. Moved to Parkersburg, W.Va., September 16, 1862. Attached to Railroad Division, West Virginia, to January, 1863. Martinsburg, W. Va., 8th Army Corps, Middle Department, to March, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 8th Army Corps, to June, 1863. 3rd Brigade, French's Command, 8th Army Corps, to July, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 3rd Army Corps. Army of the Potomac, to March, 1864, 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 6th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac and Army of the Shenandoah, Middle Military Division, to June, 1865.

SERVICE.--Moved to Cumberland, Md., October 17, 1862, and to North Mountain December 12. Guard duty on Baltimore & Ohio Railroad from North Mountain to Martinsburg December 12-20, and duty at Martinsburg till June 14, 1863. Expedition to Greenland Gap April 15-22. Action at Martinsburg June 14 ( Co. "B"). Retreat to Harper's Ferry June 15-17. Guard stores to Washington , D.C. ; thence to Frederick, Md., July 1-5. Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap, Va. , July 5-24. Action at Wapping Heights , Va. , July 23. Duty in New York City during draft disturbances August 18-September 5. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Kelly's Ford November 7. Brandy Station November 8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7, 1864. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River May 3-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7. Spottsylvania May 8-12; Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient "Bloody Angle" May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 18-July 6. Jerusalem Plank Road June 22-23. Ordered to Baltimore, Md., July 6. Battle of Monocacy Junction, Md., July 9. Sheridan 's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August 7-November 28. Battle of Opequan, Winchester , September 19. Fisher's Hill September 22. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. Duty at Kernstown till December. Moved to Washington, D.C., December 3; thence to Petersburg, Va. Siege of Petersburg December 9, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Sailor's Creek April 6. Guard prisoners at Burkesville April 6-15. March to Danville April 15-27, and duty there till May 16. Moved to Richmond, Va. , May 16; thence to Washington, D.C., May 24-June 2. Corps Review June 9. Mustered out June 25, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 9 Officers and 148 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 142 Enlisted men by disease. Total 296.

Source - A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer


126th Ohio Infantry Regiment

Descendants Roll Call


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