3rd Regiment Infantry (3 Years). Organized at Camp Dennison, near Cincinnati, Ohio, June 4, 1861. Moved to Grafton, W. Va., thence to Clarksburg, W. Va., June 20-25, 1861. Attached to 1st Brigade, Army of Occupation, West Virginia, to September, 1861. Reynolds' Command, Cheat Mountain, W. Va., to November, 861. 17th Brigade, Army of the Ohio, to December, 1861. 17th Brigade, 3rd Division, Army of the Ohio, to September, 1862. 17th Brigade, 3rd Division, 1st Corps, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862.
Strength - 500. 42 killed, 148 wounded.
Commander - John Beatty. Born near Sandusky, OH, December 16th, 1828. Established with his brother the Beatty Brothers Bank (later the First National Bank) in Cardington, OH in 1854. In April, 1861 raised a company of the 3rd Ohio Infantry, later becoming lieutenant colonel. Promoted to colonel prior to Perryville. Later promoted to brigadier general and commanded a brigade at Stones River and Chickamauga. Resigned his commission in January, 1864 to return to the banking business, allowing his brother to enter the army. Elected to Congress in 1868. Candidate for Ohio governor in 1884, and served as president of the Ohio Chickamauga and Chattanooga Military Park Commission. Died Columbus, OH, December 21st, 1914. Buried in Oakland Cemetery, Sandusky, OH.
Weapons - Two companies (flank) with Pattern 1853 Enfield (.577 caliber). Remaining companies with .69 caliber rifled muskets.