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118th Ohio Regiment Infantry

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118th 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 Eighteenth Infantry. Col., Samuel R. Mott; Lieut.-Cols., John Walkup, Thomas L. Young, Edgar Sowers; Majs., Lester Bliss, John W. Kincaid. This regiment was organized at Cincinnati and Camp Mansfield from Sept. 12 to Nov. 7, 1862, to serve for three years. It moved with other troops toward Lexington, Ky., and at Cynthiana was detached to guard the railroad. It was similarly occupied during nearly the entire first year of its service and then moved into East Tennessee, receiving its baptism of fire at the battle of Mossy creek, where it lost about 40 killed and wounded. The regiment was engaged in marching and counter-marching, with nothing of special interest occurring until the campaign of 1864, when in May it moved upon Dalton and from there advanced upon Resaca. At this place it participated in a charge upon the enemy's works and out of 300 men actually engaged it lost 116 in less than 10 minutes. After a few days' rest it engaged in the fierce battle of Dallas, bearing a gallant part. It was also engaged at Kennesaw mountain and in the final movements which occasioned the fall of Atlanta, losing in these latter operations about 75 men. At no time during the campaign, after June 1, did it number over 250 men and it was diminished at one time to 120. After the fall of Atlanta it fell back to Decatur, where it rested a short time and then joined in the pursuit of Hood. It participated in the battles of Franklin and Nashville and the pursuit of the retreating Confederates as far as Columbia. It then proceeded to North Carolina, where it participated in the capture of Fort Anderson, being the first regiment to plant its colors on the walls. It was engaged in the action at Town creek, and in the final movements against Gen. Johnston at Mosely Hall. It was mustered out on June 24, 1865.

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

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