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122nd Ohio Regiment Infantry

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122nd 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 Twenty-second Infantry. Col., William H. Ball ; Lieut.-Cols., John M. Bushfield, Moses M. Granger, Charles M. Cornyn; Majs., Joseph Peach, John W. Ross. This regiment was organized at Zanesville from Sept. 30 to Oct. 8, 1862, to serve for three years. It left camp with an aggregate of 927 men, descended the Muskingum and encamped at Parkersburg, W. Va. It did garrison and guard duty, participating in scouts, expeditions, etc., in Virginia for several months. At Union Mills, near Winchester, in June, 1863, Cos. A and F met the advance of J. E. B. Stuart's raid on the Strasburg road, and after a brisk skirmish retired to Winchester. The next day the entire regiment was engaged and at night, with other troops, forced a way through the Confederate lines and marched to Harper's Ferry. It took part in the skirmish at Brandy Station in November and later in the month crossed the Rapidan in the Mine Run campaign. It then returned to Brandy Station and established winter quarters on the farm of J. Minor Botts. In May the regiment maintained itself well through the fight of the Wilderness, losing on the first day over 120 men. In the subsequent movements to Spottsylvania it performed its full share of skirmish and picket duty, being under fire almost every day. Arriving at Totopotomy creek, it was placed on the skirmish line and aided in capturing a line of rifle-pits from the enemy. It then moved to Cold Harbor and was engaged in a general assault on the Confederate works, taking and holding those in its front. It then crossed the Appomattox, marched to the lines in front of Petersburg, and after some heavy skirmishing obtained possession of the Weldon railroad. It marched to Reams' station, fortified, destroyed a mile or two of railroad and then returned to Petersburg. Being then sent to Maryland, one-half of the regiment fought in the battle of Monocacy. After various marches and skirmishes the regiment became engaged in the battle of the Opequan, and a few days later fought at Fisher's hill. On Oct. 19 it was again actively engaged and assisted in driving Gen. Early across Cedar creek. It was then sent to the lines before Petersburg and in March assisted in capturing and holding the Confederate picket trenches. It participated in the final assault on April 2, and marching in pursuit of the Confederates was present at Lee's surrender. The regiment was mustered out on June 26, 1865, with an aggregate of 585 men.

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

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