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156th Ohio Regiment Infantry

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156th Ohio Infantry Soldier Roster - Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, Volume 9, 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 Fifty-sixth Infantry. Col., Caleb Marker; Lieut.- Col., William Sayler; Maj., Alben L. Whiteman. This regiment was organized May 15 to 17, 1864, at Camp Dennison, to serve for 100 days. It was composed of the 34th battalion, Ohio National Guard, from Preble county; the 80th battalion, from Mercer county; and the 81st battalion, from Auglaize county. On May 20 Cos. A, B, C, D, E, F and H proceeded to Cincinnati, where they performed guard duty. Cos. G, I and K remained at Camp Dennison on guard and patrol duty until Morgan appeared in the vicinity of Cynthiana, Ky., when they were sent to Falmouth, Ky. The seven companies remained on duty at Cincinnati until July 18, when the entire regiment was brought together at Covington and moved to Paris, Ky. It was soon ordered to Cumberland, Md., arriving on July 31, and went into camp near that city. On Aug. 1 it had an engagement with the enemy near Falck's mills, with slight loss. 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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