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115th Ohio Regiment Infantry

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115th 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 Fifteenth Infantry, Cols., Jackson A. Lucy, Thomas C. Boone; Lieut.-Cols., Asa H. Fitch, Harrington R. Hill. This regiment was organized in the counties of Portage, Stark and Columbiana in Aug. and Sept., 1862, to serve for three years. It was ordered to Cincinnati and on Oct. 9 was divided five companies left at Cincinnati, where they acted as provost guard, and five sent to Columbus to perform guard duty. In Oct., 1862, the detachment sent to Columbus was ordered to Maysville, Ky., and in December to Covington, where it performed provost duty until Oct., 1863. It was then ordered to report at Chattanooga, Tenn., and from there was sent to Murfreesboro, where a part of the regiment was mounted and sent out against Confederate guerrillas. In June, 1864, that part of the regiment not mounted was stationed in blockhouses on the line of the Nashville & Chattanooga railroad, to prevent the Confederates from destroying it. While engaged in this service the regiment had an engagement with Wheeler's forces at La Vergne. In the early part of Dec., 1864, nearly 200 members of the regiment stationed in blockhouses were captured and after being paroled were placed on the ill-fated steamer Sultana, which exploded on the Mississippi river, near Memphis, Tenn., April 27, 1865. The regiment was engaged in several actions near Murfreesboro early in Dec. 1864. The detachment stationed at Cincinnati in 1862-63 was engaged in guarding prisoners "and forwarding convalescent soldiers to their respective regiments. In July, 1863, it was called out for 5 or 6 days in pursuit of Gen. Morgan, then on his raid through Ohio. In October it was sent to the front and was assigned to the 4th division, 20th corps. The regiment was mustered out on June 22, 1865, in accordance with orders from the war department.

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

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