29th Ohio GAR Reunion. Aug. 1885

29th Ohio Volunteer Infantry
Company G

I Brig. II Division XII Corps.
Army of the Potomac
29th Ohio Volunteer Infantry 

The 29th Ohio Volunteer Infantry 
​​was a volunteer infantry regiment in the Union Army ​during the American Civil War. Raised in the ​northeastern part of the state of Ohio, the 29th served ​with distinction in several battles of the ​Atlanta Campaign.

     The regiment was organized from August 14, 1861, through March 13, 1862, at Jefferson, Ohio, by famed ​statesman Joshua Reed Giddings. Mustered into the ​army to serve three years, the 29th OVI was ​comprised primarily of recruits from Ashtabula, ​Geauga, Lake, Trumbull, and Summit counties. A few men in Company C were from Crawford County, ​Pennsylvania. Col. Louis P. Buckley served as the first
​regimental commander.

     The 29th served for some time in the defenses of Winchester, Virginia, and participated in the battles of Port Republic, Cedar Mountain, Chancellorsville, ​Gettysburg, Davis' Cross Roads, New Hope Church, ​Dallas, Pine Knob, Peachtree Creek and during the Carolinas Campaign.

​On the expiration of its three-year term of service, ​the surviving original members were mustered out, ​and the organization, composed of veterans and ​recruits, remained in service until July 13, 1865,
​when it was mustered out in Louisville, Ky. 
​The men were later discharged at Camp Taylor ​near Cleveland, Oh. in accordance with orders ​from the War Department.

​The 29th OVI had a total of 1,529 members during the ​war,  540 were either killed, wounded or missing in action.

      Two decades after the Civil War, the state of Ohio erected a stone monument to the 29th Ohio Infantry on Culp's Hill on the
      Gettysburg Battlefield.
      The 29th's silk national flag is on display at the
      ​Henderson Memorial Public Library in Jefferson, Ohio.

      29th Ohio Monument Gettysburg, Pennsylvania