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101st Ohio Regiment Infantry

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101st Ohio Infantry Soldier Roster - Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, Volume 7, by Ohio Roster Commission (Joseph B. Foraker, Governor, James S. Robinson, Sec'y of State and H. A. Axline, Adjutant-General), 1886     View Entire Book

Regimental History
One Hundred and First Infantry. Cols., Leander Stem, Isaac M. Kirby; Lieut.-Cols., John Franz, Moses F. Wooster, John Messer, Bedan B. McDonald; Maj., Daniel H. Fox. This regiment was organized at Camp Monroeville, Aug. 30, 1862, to serve for three years. In September, although not quite ready for field service, it was hurried by rail to Cincinnati and thence across the river to Covington, Ky., to assist in repelling a threatened raid by Kirby Smith. In October it marched with the Federal force in pursuit of Gen. Bragg, and was engaged in the battle of Perryville. In this, its first encounter with the enemy, the regiment bore itself well and bravely, meriting and receiving the praises of its brigade and division commanders, and losing several men. It then moved into Tennessee and in the spirited encounter at Nolensville in December particularly signalized itself, behaving like a veteran regiment and capturing 2 bronze field pieces. At Stone's river it was in the hottest of the fight and on the third day of the battle was one of the regiments transferred to the left, where with the bayonet it helped to turn the tide of battle. The regiment lost in this engagement 219 killed and wounded. When the Tullahoma campaign was inaugurated the regiment moved with that portion of the army that demonstrated in the direction of Liberty gap, where it was engaged with Cleburne's Confederate division for two days. It crossed Lookout mountain to the field of Chickamauga, participated in both days of that battle, displaying great coolness and gallantry, and during the heat of battle on the second day retaking a Federal battery from the enemy, fighting over the guns with clubbed muskets. It marched with the army on the Atlanta campaign and was actively engaged in the almost constant fighting of that arduous march. It moved with the army around Atlanta, fighting at Jonesboro and Lovejoy's Station and then returned to Atlanta. It followed Hood into Tennessee and was engaged in the battles of Franklin and Nashville. It was mustered out on June 12, 1865.

Footnotes:
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing Company, 1908 - Volume 2

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