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103rd Ohio Regiment Infantry

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103rd 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 Third Infantry. Col., John S. Casement; Lieut- Cols., James T. Sterling, Philip C. Hayes; Majs., DeWitt C. Howard, Henry S. Pickands. This regiment was organized in the state at large, in Aug. and Sept., 1862, to serve for three years. Having received arms in Cincinnati, it crossed over to Covington, where it was furnished with clothing and other necessaries for camp life and thus equipped it marched out to Fort Mitchel. Its first year of service was spent in Kentucky, but in the fall of 1863 it was ordered to eastern Tennessee, where in its first engagement, at Blue Springs, it lost 3 killed, 4 wounded, and 6 taken prisoners. During the siege of Knoxville the regiment lost about 35 in killed and wounded. In May, 1864, it formed part of Sherman's grand army and in the engagement at Resaca lost over one-third of its effective force. The regiment lost heavily during the Atlanta campaign. On May 1 its effective force numbered 450 men, but when Atlanta had fallen it could only muster 195. It followed Hood to Tennessee and had another opportunity of showing its pluck at the battle of Spring Hill. After Hood had been driven from Nashville the regiment went to North Carolina, thence to Ohio, and 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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