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Ohio Regiment Infantry
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
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|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.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2