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111th Ohio Regiment Infantry

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111th 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     View Entire Book

Regimental History
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.

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

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