2 Replies Latest reply on Dec 15, 2020 9:40 AM by Jason Atkinson

    Seeking military information about Mason H Marietta

    Bobbie Shinn Newbie

      Would appreciate any help in finding out more information on my 3rd Great-Grandfather, Mason H. Marietta. He served in the Civil War for the Union, 1st Ohio Vol Infantry, Co. I. I have found that he was Mustered in on Sept. 19th, 1861 in Dayton, Ohio. Next, I find exactly 2 years later to the day, on Sept. 19th, 1863, he is documented as being captured by rebel forces while fighting at the Battle of Chickamauga, GA. The next, only and last piece of information that I have been able to verify about his military service is that, after being captured at Chickamauga, he was taken that awful Andersonville Prison in GA. The record in the Andersonville National Park System states only that he was there and he survived. That's it. That's all I know. Past that, I do not know when he actually was released from Andersonville. His general mustered out date is given as his company's out date of Apr. 13th, 1865, but Andersonville staff state that he could have left the prison any time from Apr 13th, 1865 clear through to May of 1865. I also have no idea where he was prior to Andersonville after being captured. So basically, from Sept. 19th, 1863 (capture date) to Feb. 1864 (when Andersonville first opened for prisoners), I lose track of him and from Andersonville to his discharge, no idea what happened to him.

        • Re: Seeking military information about Mason H Marietta
          Elliot Schneider Ranger



          Here is some information I'm sure it is repetitive but some maybe new too you. If you want to know what happened with the unit during the time prior to his capture, you may want to follow the units footprint.









          Company I › Marietta, Mason H. - Fold3.com


          Name:Mason H Marietta
          Enlistment Age:21
          Birth Date:abt 1840
          Enlistment Date:19 Sep 1861
          Enlistment Rank:Private
          Muster Date:19 Sep 1861
          Muster Place:Ohio
          Muster Company:I
          Muster Regiment:1st Infantry
          Muster Regiment Type:Infantry
          Muster Information:Enlisted
          Imprisonment Date:19 Sep 1863
          Imprisonment Place:Chickamauga, Georgia
          Muster Out Date:13 Apr 1865
          Muster Out Information:Mustered Out
          Side of War:Union
          Survived War?:Yes
          Was POW?:Yes




          1st Regiment Infantry (3 years)



          Organized at Camp Corwin, Dayton, Ohio, August 5 to October 30, 1861. Moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, October 31; thence to Louisville, Ky., November 5, and to West Point, Ky., November 8. Moved to Elizabethtown and Camp Nevin, Ky., November 15-16. Camp at Bacon Creek and Green River, Ky., until February, 1862. Attached to 4th Brigade, 2nd Division, Army of Ohio, to September, 1862. 4th Brigade, 2nd Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of Ohio, to November, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, Right Wing 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to September, 1864.

          SERVICE.--March to Nashville, Tenn., February 14-25, 1862. Occupation of Nashville February 25 to March 16. March to Duck River March 16-21, and to Savannah, Tenn., March 31-April 6. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss.. April 29-May 30. Duty at Corinth until June 10. Moved to Iuka, Miss., thence to Tuscumbia, Florence and Huntsville, Ala., June 10-July 5. Duty at Boulay Fork until August 30. Expedition to Tullahoma July 14-18. March to Pelham August 24, thence to Altamont August 28. Reconnaissance toward Sequatchie Valley August 29-30. March to Louisville, Ky., in pursuit of Bragg August 30-September 26. Pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky October 1-17. Lawrenceburg October 8. Dog Walk, Perryville, October 9. March to Nashville, Tenn., October 17-November 7, and duty there until December 26. Kimbrough's Mills, Mill Creek, December 6. Advance on Murfreesboro December 26-30. Battle of Stone's River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. Duty at Murfreesboro until June. Middle Tennessee (or Tullahoma) Campaign June 23-July 7. Liberty Gap June 24-27. Occupation of Middle Tennessee until August 16. Passage of the Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Battle of Chickamauga September 19-20. Siege of Chattanooga, Tenn., September 24-October 27. Reopening Tennessee River October 26-29. Brown's Ferry October 27. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Orchard Knob November 23. Mission Ridge November 24-25. March to relief of Knoxville November 28-December 8. East Tennessee Campaign December, 1863-January, 1864. Operations about Dandridge January 16-17, 1864. Operations in East Tennessee until April. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1 to July 25. Demonstration on Rocky Faced Ridge and Dalton May 8-13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Adairsville May 17. Near Kingston May 18-19. Near Cassville May 19. Advance on Dallas May 22-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Station July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-26. Ordered to the reach for muster out. Scout from Whitesides, Tenn., to Sulphur Springs September 2-5 (Detachment). Mustered out September 24 to October 14, 1864. Recruits transferred to 18th Ohio Volunteers Infantry October 31, 1864.

          Regiment lost during service 5 Officers and 116 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 130 Enlisted men by disease. Total 251.




          Hope this helps,


          Elliot Schneider

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          • Re: Seeking military information about Mason H Marietta
            Jason Atkinson Ranger

            Dear Ms. Shinn,


            Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!

            We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the series Carded Records Showing Military Service of Soldiers Who Fought in Volunteer Organizations During the American Civil War in the Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1762 - 1917 (Record Group 94). Most of the service records in this series have been made available via microfilm and through digitization of the microfilm. Unfortunately, the records for Ohio Volunteers have not been microfilmed or digitized. Additionally, the pension index card that Mr. Schneider located for you indicates that there should be a pension file for him, which also has not been digitized.


            To order records that have not already been digitized, please fill out a NATF Form 86 for the service records and a NATF Form 85 for the pension records and mail the completed forms to the addresses listed on the forms.  Please attach a copy of the pension index card that

            Mr. Schneider located for you to your pension file order. For more information see Requesting Copies of Older (pre-WWI) Military Service Records. There is a reproduction fee for this service.


            Further, we located Carded Medical Records of Volunteer Soldiers in the Mexican and Civil Wars, 1846 - 1865 in Record Group 94 that may have a file for him. We also located a 15 record series concerning Andersonville in the Records of the Commissary General of Prisoners (Record Group 249). Should you be interested in also researching his unit records, please see the blog Records Relating to Civil War Units. For more information about these records, please email the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) at Archives1reference@nara.gov


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            We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!