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 (or 29th OVI)
​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.









      History
      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.
      Be sure to check our our Timeline pages for dates and details of the campaigns and battles of the 29th OVI

      29th Ohio Monument Gettysburg, Pennsylvania