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102nd Ohio Regiment Infantry

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102nd 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 Second Infantry. Col., William Given ; Lieut.- Cols., Absalom Baker, George H. Bowman, Jonas D. Elliott, John Huston; Maj., George H. Topping. This regiment was organized at Mansfield, in Aug. and Sept., 1862, to serve for three years. It moved by rail to Covington, Ky., Sept. 4, 1862, and was engaged in the defense of that city against Gen. Kirby Smith. After about two weeks of duty it was sent to Louisville, Ky., participated in the defense of that city against Gen. Bragg, and joined in the pursuit of his army on Oct. 5, 1862. The regiment started for Nashville Sept. 21, 1863, where it remained about six months. On April 26, 1864, it was transferred to Tullahoma, Tenn., where it guarded the railroad from Normandy to Decherd until June 6. It then moved across the Cumberland mountains to Bellefonte, Ala., arriving on June 10, and continued its march to Dodsonville, where it was employed on the defense of the Tennessee river from Stevenson to the foot of Seven-mile island, a distance of 50 miles. During the summer the regiment had frequent engagements with the enemy. On Sept. 22, about 400 men of the regiment were ordered to reinforce the fort at Athens, Ala., and on the 24th lost a large number of men killed and wounded, the remainder being captured and sent to Cahaba prison. After being paroled the prisoners were placed on board the ill-fated steamer Sultana, and as near as can be ascertained 70 perished in that disaster. The regiment was engaged at the siege of Decatur, Ala., Oct. 26-29, 1864. After the siege it was frequently engaged in sharp and severe skirmishes with the enemy until mustered out at Nashville, Tenn., June 30, 1865, in accordance with orders from the war department.

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

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