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108th Ohio Regiment Infantry

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108th 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 Eighth Infantry. Col., George T. Limberg; Lieut. -Cols., Carlo Piepho, Joseph Good; Majs., Frederick W. Elbreg, Jacob A. Egly, Frederick Beck, Jr. Eight companies of this regiment were organized from Aug. 21 to Dec. 19, 1862, and the remaining companies Feb. 25 and 26, 1864, at Camp Dennison, to serve for three years. Although its organization was only partially completed, in consequence of the alarm created by the Kirby Smith raid, it was hurried over the river to Covington, Ky., and while there it received additions until it numbered about 600 men. After a short season spent in Kentucky it moved into Tennessee, and at Hartsville met with a terrible disaster, being attacked by Confederates under Gen. John Morgan, and losing 46 killed, 162 wounded, while the remainder became prisoners of war. In due time the men were exchanged and the regiment took the field again. After spending the preceding winter in the vicinity of Chattanooga it entered the Atlanta campaign one almost continuous scene of marching and fighting for four months. At Resaca, for 4 hours, the regiment stood firm amid a perfect hailstorm of bullets and lost many of its brave men, redeeming on this bloody field the unfortunate affair at Hartsville. At Kennesaw mountain and all the memorable places of that march the regiment was in its proper place, battling for its conception of right. In Aug., 1864, a few companies of the regiment, then accidentally in Chattanooga, participated in the engagement in front of Dalton with the Confederate Gen. Wheeler's forces then besieging that place. A charge was ordered and executed by the regiment with such effect as to compel the Confederates to abandon the siege. The regiment joined in the "march to the sea" and in the subsequent campaign of the Carolinas, saving the day at Bentonville by a heroic resistance, the fact of which is proudly inscribed on the banner of the regiment. It was again engaged at the Neuse river, which was its last hostile meeting with the enemy, and was mustered out on June 9 and July 22, 1865.

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

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