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124th Ohio Regiment Infantry

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124th 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-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.

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

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