The 41ST OHIO VOLUNTEER INFANTRY REGIMENT, 1861-65, rendezvoused and was organized for service in the CIVIL WAR between 26 Aug. 1861 and 29 Oct. 1861, at Camp Wood in Cleveland (see: CIVIL WAR CAMPS IN CLEVELAND). The 41st was mustered into federal service on 31 Oct. 1861. Approximately 407 Cleveland men served in its ranks. Regimental commanders included William B. Hazen and AQUILA WILEY

After duty at Camp Dennison near Cincinnati, the 41st was assigned to the 15th Brigade, Army of the Ohio. The regiment distinguished itself throughout the war, earning praise as a “hardscrabble” unit known for its good soldiering. They saw action all throughout the Western Theater, including the battles of Shiloh, Corinth, Perryville, Stone’s River, Chickamauga, Franklin, and Nashville. They also participated in the Atlanta and Nashville campaigns, the latter of which saw two soldiers earn medals of honor. 

The regiment was mustered out on 27 Nov. 1865, and was discharged and paid off at Camp Chase in Columbus, OH. Losses were reported at 300, with 8 officers and 168 enlisted men dead from hostile causes and 1 officer and 153 enlisted men dead from disease. 

Unit Assignments:

15th Brigade, Army of the Ohio Dec. 1861 - Jan. 1862
15th Brigade, 4th Div., Army of the Ohio Jan.-Feb. 1862
19th Brigade, 4th Div., Army of the Ohio Feb.-Sept. 1862
19th Brigade, 4th Div., 2d Corps, Army of the Ohio Sept.-Nov. 1862
2d Brigade, 2d Div., Left Wing, 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland Nov. 1862 - Jan. 1863
2d Brigade, 2d Div., 21st Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland Jan.-Oct. 1863
2d, Brigade, 3rd Div., 4th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland Oct. 1863 - Aug. 1865
Dept. of Texas Aug.-Nov. 1865


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 Finding aid for the Aquila Wiley Papers at the Western Reserve Historical Society.


Kimberly, Robert L., and Holloway, Aphraim S. The Forty-first Ohio Veteran Volunteer Infantry. . . . (1897).


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