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