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138th Ohio Regiment Infantry

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138th 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 Thirty-eighth Infantry. Col., Samuel S. Fisher; Lieut.-Col., Eri F. Jewett; Maj., Charles Gilpin. This regiment was organized at Camp Dennison, May 15, 1864, to serve for 100 days. It was composed of the 5th Ohio National Guard, from Licking county; the 32nd battalion, from Hardin county, and one company of the 37th battalion, from Lorain county. It proceeded at once via Baltimore & Ohio railroad, to Washington, D. C, where it arrived on May 22, and was placed in the defenses south of the Potomac, with headquarters at Fort Albany, detachments being stationed at Forts Craig and Tillinghast. On June 15 the regiment was ordered to White House landing, where it was employed in picket duty and in guarding Confederate prisoners. On June 16 it was ordered to Bermuda Hundred and proceeded on steamer to Fort Powhatan. On June 19 it arrived at Fort Spring Hill on the eastern bank of the Appomattox, opposite Point of Rocks, and was engaged in picket and fatigue duty at Point of Rocks and Broadway landing. It next moved to Cherrystone inlet and companies were distributed at various points to guard telegraph lines and to intercept blockade- runners and Confederate mail-carriers. It was mustered out on Sept. 1, 1864.

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

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