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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 9, 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 Fifty-ninth Infantry. — Col., Lyman J.
Jackson; Lieut.-Col., Horace D. Munson ; Maj., William S. Harlan. This
regiment was organized at Zanesville, May 9 and 10, 1864, to serve for
100 days. It was composed of the 11th regiment, Ohio National Guard,
from Muskingum county, and the 73d battalion, from Fairfield county.
Immediately after muster-in it was sent to Harper's Ferry, W. Va. It
went into camp on Maryland heights until the 17th, when it was ordered
to report to Gen. Lew Wallace and by him was assigned to Gen. Kenly's
command. Four companies were detailed on guard duty at Camp Bradford,
Baltimore, Md., where they remained during their term of service. One
company performed provost-guard duty in the city, another was detailed
at Patterson Park hospital, and the remaining companies were detailed to
guard bridges on the Philadelphia, Wilmington & Baltimore railroad.
During the Confederate invasion, 100 men from the regiment were mounted
and participated in the battle of Monocacy Junction and the skirmishes
incident thereto. On July 12 Cos. B, E, G and I, with other troops,
moved on an expedition to Pikesville against a force of the enemy. On
July 28 four companies of the regiment were stationed at Havre de Grace
in charge of the railroad at that point. On Aug. 13 the regiment was
relieved from duty, arrived at Zanesville on the 17th and was mustered
out on Aug. 22 and 24, 1864.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2