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116th Ohio Regiment Infantry

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116th 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 Sixteenth Infantry. Col., James Washburn; Lieut.-Cols., Thomas F. Wildes, Wilbert B. Teters ; Maj., William T. Morris. This regiment was organized at Gallipolis and Marietta in Sept. and Oct., 1862, to serve for three years. On Oct. 16 it moved to Belpre, crossed the river to Parkersburg, and was immediately transported to Clarksburg, W. Va., Its first engagement was at Moorefield, where it lost 2 or 3 men slightly wounded by fragments of shell, and about 20 were captured on the picket line. After a little scouting and foraging in the Moorefield valley, the regiment moved to Romney, where it had about 50 men captured while guarding a forage train. In June Cos. A and I participated in an engagement at Bunker Hill, and lost about half their number in killed and captured, the remainder making their escape with great difficulty. It was comparatively idle, so far as fighting was concerned, until the spring of 1864, when it started up the Shenandoah Valley under Gen. Sigel. It participated in two charges at Piedmont, losing 176 men killed and wounded, and at Lynchburg it also lost several men. The regiment fought with courage at Snicker's ferry and participated in a charge which had much to do in deciding the fortunes of the day. At the battle of Halltown it lost quite heavily and was engaged with slight loss at Berryville. It participated in the battle of the Opequan, losing 4 killed and 22 wounded, and at the battle of Fisher's hill it charged a battery in the angle of the Confederate works, receiving the enemy's fire when only 100 yards distant, but rushed in and captured the battery in the very smoke of its discharge, losing 1 man killed and 4 wounded. It participated in the general engagement at Cedar creek and remained in that vicinity until December, when it joined the Army of the James. In the spring of 1865 it was engaged almost constantly, participated in the assault on Fort Gregg and then joined in the pursuit of the Confederates. It was mustered out on June 14, 1865.

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

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