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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 8, 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 Eleventh Infantry. — Col., John R. Bond
; Lieut.- Cols., Benjamin W. Johnson, Moses R. Brailey, Isaac R.
Sherwood; Maj., Thomas C. Norris. This regiment was organized at Camp
Toledo, Sept. 5 and 6, 1862, to serve for three years. It was a
northwestern Ohio regiment, having been raised in Sandusky, Lucas, Wood,
Fulton, Williams and Defiance counties. It took the field at Covington,
Ky., and remained in that state employed in various duties for the
greater part of a year. It was then ordered to East Tennessee, where it
was first engaged at Huff's ferry, losing only a few wounded, as it was
on the right flank of the brigade and partially under cover of dense
woods. At Loudon creek a brisk skirmish took place between the regiment
and the 6th S. C. sharpshooters, composing Gen. Longstreet's advance,
and in this engagement the regiment lost 4 killed and 12 wounded. In the
engagement at Campbell's station the regiment occupied the front line,
directly in front of two batteries of Confederate artillery, and was for
6 hours exposed to the shells of the enemy's concentrated fire, but lost
only 8 men killed and wounded. It passed through the siege of Knoxville,
occupying the fort on College hill, and lost 6 men killed and wounded.
After Gen. Longstreet's retreat it took part in the skirmishes at
Blain's cross-roads and Dandridge, and occupied an outpost 6 miles in
front of the city when Gen. Schofield fell back the second time on
Knoxville. In May the regiment united with the left wing of Gen.
Sherman's army to participate in the Atlanta campaign. It marched to
Tunnel Hill on May 7, and on the following day skirmished into a
position in front of Buzzard Roost gap. It had but seven companies
engaged at Resaca, but out of the number 7 men were killed and 30
wounded. In the engagement at Dallas it lost 15 men killed and wounded.
It was actively engaged in the siege of Kennesaw mountain, the battles
at Pine and Lost mountains, on the Chattahoochee river, near Nickajack
creek, at Peachtree creek, in the siege of Atlanta and the skirmishes at
Utoy creek and Lovejoy's Station. It started on the Atlanta campaign
with 380 men and of this number lost in killed and wounded 212.
Following Hood into Tennessee, it participated in the skirmishes at
Columbia and was detailed to remain in the rear to guard the forks of
Duck river while Gen. Thomas' army fell back on Franklin. In the fight
at Franklin, out of 180 men engaged the regiment lost 22 men killed on
the field and 40 wounded, many being killed by Confederate bayonets. It
was severely engaged during both days of the fighting in front of
Nashville and in a charge on the second day it captured 3 Confederate
battleflags and a large number of prisoners, losing 7 killed and 15
wounded. After pursuing Hood for some distance, the regiment was sent to
North Carolina, where it joined the army under Gen. Terry and took an
active part in the capture of Fort Anderson and in the skirmishes at
Town creek and Goldsboro. It then did garrison duty at Salisbury until
ordered home to be mustered out, the latter event occurring on June 27,
1865. The regiment numbered 1,050 when it entered the service and
received 85 recruits. Of these men 234 were discharged for disability,
disease and wounds ; 200 died of disease contracted in the service; 252
were killed in battle or died of wounds, and 401 were mustered out,
leaving 48 unaccounted for.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2