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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 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