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Col. John F. DeCourcey 16th Ohio Custom Logo Lt. Col. Philip Kershner
Col. John F. DeCourcey 1861 - 1864 Lt. Col. Philip Kershner

Splendid regiment, splendid regiment, does my soul good to see such a regiment - makes my eyes water to look at them.
General Fitz Henry Warren, pointing to the 16th Ohio on parade, January 16, 1864, near Indianola, Texas. Read more in the Linn Diary.

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What's New
Recently Added! Final Day By Day entries describing the regiment's return home from war, October 6 through 31, 1864.
Recently Added! Final chapter of Cpl. Wolbach's "Camp and Field" articles added.
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painting of 16th OVI battle flag
29th Reunion Pin
29th Reunion Pin
Canton, Ohio August 3-4, 1904
Company K Reunion Ribbon
Company K Reunion Ribbon
Group Photo Company B Soldiers
Only known group photo from 16th OVI
Identified soldiers from Company B:
Sgt. Silas Corn seated second from left
Pvt. Thomas Miller standing right
John DeCourcey & Philip Kershner
Lt. Col. Philip Kershner and Col. John F. DeCourcey
Cumberland Gap, KY
Map of Cumberland Gap, June 5, 1862

Regimental Documents and Compiled Information

Company K (90-day) discharge document

Papers of Major Milton Mills

Major Milton Mills

Battles

90 Day Regiment
First Movement Into the ConfederacyMay 28, 1861
Battle of Philippi or The Philippi RacesJune 3, 1861
Three Year Regiment
Cumberland Gap CampaignSpring & Summer, 1862
Battle of TazewellAugust 6, 1862
Kanawha ExpeditionOctober 21 to November 13, 1862
Battle of Chickasaw BayouDecember 26-29, 1862
Battle of Arkansas PostJanuary 9-11, 1863
Battle of Thompson's Hill (Port Gibson)May 1, 1863
Battle of Champion's HillMay 16, 1863
Battle of Big Black River BridgeMay 17, 1863
First Assault on VicksburgMay 19, 1863
Second Assault on VicksburgMay 22, 1863
Siege of VicksburgMay 23 to July 4, 1863
Surrender of VicksburgJuly 4, 1863
Siege of JacksonJuly 10-17, 1863
Second Bayou Teche CampaignOctober 3 to November 17, 1863
The Texas Coast ExpeditionNovember 2, 1863 to April 17, 1864
Red River CampaignApril 24 to May 22, 1864
Battle of Yellow Bayou

under construction

May 18, 1864
Chickasaw Bayou Battlefield
Chickasaw Bayou Battlefield

Transportation

U.S.S. Marmora
U.S.S. Marmora transported a portion of the 16th Ohio to Memphis, Tennessee,
November 1862, on its way to the Battle of Chickasaw Bayou

Soldiers' Letters

Pvt. John McClelland Envelope
Envelope of letter from Pvt. John McClelland, Company B, to his wife in Ohio
Pvt. John McClelland Envelope
Letter from Pvt. John McClelland, Company B, to his wife in Ohio

Diaries, Notes and Letters

Diary of Maj. Milton Mills
Diary of Maj. Milton Mills

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