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14th Ohio Regiment Infantry (3 months)

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14th Ohio Infantry Soldier Roster - Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, Volume 1, by Ohio Roster Commission (Wm. McKinley, Jr., Governor, Samuel M. Taylor, Sec'y of State and James C. Howe, Adjutant-General), 1893     View Entire Book

Regimental History
Fourteenth Infantry. (Three Months' Service.) Col., James B. Steedman; Lieut.-Col., George P. Este; Maj., Paul Edwards. The companies composing this organization were raised in and around Toledo. Co. A was enrolled April 22, 1861 ; B, April 20, and K, April 23, at Toledo ; C, April 19, at Bryan ; D, April 23, at Defiance ; E, April 22, at Stryker ; F, April 22, at Napoleon ; G, April 22, at Antwerp ; H, April 22, at Wauseon, and I, April 22, at Waterville. On April 25, 1861, the regiment left Toledo for Camp Taylor, near Cleveland, where it was thoroughly drilled and its regimental organization completed. On May 18, Cos. A, C, D, E, F, G, H and K, and on May 20, B and I were mustered into the service of the State of Ohio, for a period of three months, to date from April 27. The second call being made by the president for 300,000 troops, this regiment was transferred to the U. S. service. On May 22, it left Camp Taylor for Columbus, where it received arms and accouterments and left the same day for Zanesville, thence to Marietta, remaining in Camp Putnam until May 27, when it left for Parkersburg, W. Va., at which place, for the first time, the regimental flag was unfurled in the enemy's country. It was double-quicked along the line of the Baltimore & Ohio railroad, the bridges of which were being destroyed by retreating Confederates. The railroad was diligently guarded to prevent further destruction. On the 29th the regiment reached Clarksburg, Va., having repaired the railroad property to that point. It left Clarksburg on June 2, by rail for Webster, and from thence marched a distance of 13 miles to Philippi, and surprised a force of 2,000 Confederate cavalry at 5 a. m., after a very disagreeable march during the night. The enemy was routed and scattered to the hills, leaving stores, arms and munitions behind. The 14th went into camp on the hills in the rear of the town of Philippi, expeditions being sent out against the guerrilla bands which infested that region. The regiment was engaged with the enemy at Philippi, Laurel hill and Carrick's ford, with a loss of 8 brave men killed and many wounded. It remained in camp on Laurel hill until July 22, when its term of service having expired, it was ordered home, arriving at Toledo July 25 and on Aug. 13, 1861, was mustered out.

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

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