Offered is a super badge worn by John W. Ganger of Company
K, 94th Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
The hanger has “Co. K” written on it.
The drop which is attached to the hanger is in the shape of an acorn or
14th Corps symbol. Written on
the drop is “94” OHIO VOL. INF. – War 1861-5 – John W. Ganger”.
Residence was not listed; 19 years old.
Enlisted on 8/11/1862 as a Private.
On 8/24/1862 he mustered into "K" Co. OH 94th Infantry
He was Mustered Out on 6/5/1865 at Washington, DC
Sources used by Historical Data Systems, Inc.:
From Dyer's Compendium
94th Regiment Infantry. Organized at
Camp Piqua, Ohio, and mustered in August 22, 1862. Ordered to Lexington, Ky.,
August 28. Expedition to Yates' Ford, Kentucky River, August 30-September 3.
Yates' Ford August 31. Tait's Ferry, Kentucky River, September 1. Retreat to
Louisville, Ky., September 2-3. Attached to 9th Brigade, 3rd Division, Army of
the Ohio, September, 1862. 9th Brigade, 3rd Division, 1st Corps, Army of the
Ohio, to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Center 14th Army Corps,
Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 14th Army
Corps, to June, 1865.
SERVICE.--Pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky October 1-15, 1862. Battle of
Perryville, Ky., October 8. March to Nashville, Tenn., October 16-November 7,
and duty there till December 26. Advance on Murfreesboro December 26-30. Battle
of Stone's River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. Duty at
Murfreesboro till June, Middle Tennessee or Tullahoma Campaign June 23-July 7.
Hoover's Gap June 24-26. Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 16. Passage
of the Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River, and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign
August 16-September 22. Davis Cross Roads or Dug Gap September 11. Battle of
Chickamauga September 19-21. Rossville Gap September 21. Siege of Chattanooga,
Tenn., September 24-November 23. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27.
Lookout Mountain November 24-25. Mission Ridge November 25. Pea Vine Valley and
Graysville November 26. Ringgold Gap, Taylor's Ridge, November 27. Demonstrations
on Dalton, Ga., February 22-27, 1864. Tunnel Hill, Buzzard's Roost Gap and
Rocky Face Ridge February 23-25. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-September 8.
Demonstrations on Rocky Face Ridge May Buzzard's Roost Gap May 8-9. Battle of
Resaca May 14-15. Advance on Dallas May 18-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin
Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May
25-June 5. Pickett's Mills May 27. 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, Smyrna Camp Ground, July 4.
Chattahoochie River May 5-17. Buckhead, Nancy's Creek, July 18. Peach Tree
Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Utoy Creek August 5-7.
Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Near Red Oak August 29. Battle of
Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Operations against Hood in North Georgia and
North Alabama September 29-November 3. March to the sea November 15-December
10. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to
April, 1865. Near Rocky Mount, S.C., February 28. Taylor's Hole Creek,
Averysboro, N. C., March 16. Battle of Bentonville March 19-21. Occupation of
Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April
14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to
Washington, D.C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 20. Grand Review May 24.
Mustered out June 6, 1865. Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 52
Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 144 Enlisted men by
disease. Total 199.