29th Ohio Volunteer Infantry
Company G


I Brig. II Division XII Corps.
Army of the Potomac
After Action Reports
Painesville Reenactment 2011 June 18th, and 19th
Geneva, May 19th and 20th. While we were encamped at Geneva for some training and drill we were asked to participate in a parade to honor those who gave there all early in the War. Present for duty were the following, Capt. Rick Frye, 2nd Lt. Brian Horgan, 1st Sgt. Ted Dudra, Corp. Scott Derr, Privates, Bill Ankeny, Joe Clelland, Carl Corall, John Gurnish, Mark Holland, Greg Miday, and Evan Woolsteeen. On sick call were Privates, Bill Flory, Mike Kovaceich, and Rob Rock. We gladly accepted and to help recruit for our own ranks to help quell those darned secessionists. Whilst resting after the events 1 of our pickets noticed a small rebel party approaching the east end of our camp. I took immediate action to rally the Company to keep our camp and the civilian population as safe as possible. After pushing the advanced party off the field the Confederates brought forth re-enforcements and began to force us off the field. However, unknown to them was that we had a new Gatling Gun unit cover us. As we withdrew they open fire and destroyed the enemy advance, enabling us to hold the field.

​​ On Sunday after drill our advanced pickets spotted more of the enemy approaching our right flank, I deployed the full Company. After holding the field during a short skirmish the Rebels brought up more units, not having any re-enforcements and to save the rest of the Company and the civilian populous, we were force to yield the field. All the men performed with the utmost courage and honor in the light of an overwhelming superior force.

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Your Humble and Obedient Servant,
Capt. Rick Frye, Co. G 29thovi,
Commanding

Burton, May 26th and 27th. Present for Duty were, Capt. Rick Frye, 1st Sgt. Ted Dudra, Corp. Scott Derr, Privates, Bill Ankeny, Joe Clelland, Carl Corall, John Gurnish, Greg Miday, and all others accounted for or, assigned duties. After 5 days on the move we were again encamped and the men thankful to be stopped once again. Reports soon surfaced that there was Reb activity in the area. Following a late evening staff meeting on Friday evening, we learned the next morning that there were Confederates in the our vicinity. We formed the Battalions in early afternoon and started to advance on their positions but soon came under fire by artillery. Soon our own Artillery began to return fire and we were able to resume our advance. We were soon pushing them from the field and held the field by the end of the day after a highly pitched Battle.

​On Sunday afternoon we began to move to force the Rebels entirely from our area. Having to combine some units to make up for our previous days losses and no other units near us to assist, I found myself as acting deputy commander of the battalion and Lt. Dennis of the 19th IN. was in charge of the combined command. Upon pushing forward, we soon found ourselves under heavy fire from both infantry and artillery. Our lead Battalion was decimated by artillery fire and even with support we found ourselves giving the ground back we had so gallantry won the former day, thus making the two days a stale mate but compelling the Rebs to leave our area. The men once more proved their worth and training was not in vain.

Your Humble and Obedient Servant,
Capt. Rick Frye, Co. G 29thovi,
Commanding