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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 Twenty-fourth Infantry. — Col., Oliver
H. Payne; Lieut.-Col., James Pickands; Majs., James B. Hampson, George
W. Lewis. This regiment was organized at Camp Cleveland from Aug. to
Sept., 1862, to serve for three years. In Jan., 1863, it went via
Cincinnati to Louisville, and thence to Elizabethtown, Ky., where it
made its first camp. In March it was transferred to Tennessee, went into
camp near Franklin, and during the month had frequent skirmishes with
the Confederates — one in particular, at Thompson's station, giving the
regiment a fine chance to exhibit its efficiency of movement in battle.
Nothing further of special interest occurred during the summer, but in
September the regiment was one of the large force gathered in the
vicinity of Chattanooga. In the first day's fight at Chickamauga, in
summing up the losses, it was found that 100 gallant men of the regiment
were either killed, wounded or captured, and the total loss in the
battle was 140. In the heroic charge at Missionary ridge the regiment
captured 7 pieces of artillery, 2 caissons, 80 stands of arms and a
wagon-load of ammunition, its loss being 23 killed, 4 wounded and 19
missing. After spending a dreary winter in East Tennessee, the regiment
was ready for the Atlanta campaign, first engaging the enemy at Rocky
Face ridge, where it made a charge against his works and suffered
severely. Marching and fighting it made its way to Resaca and then until
the flanking movement at Jonesboro and consequent evacuation of Atlanta.
It then followed Hood into Tennessee, participated in the battle of
Nashville and at its close joined in the pursuit of the defeated and
demoralized Confederate army. It then returned to Nashville and was
mustered out on July 9, 1865.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2