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15th Ohio Regiment Infantry (3 years)

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15th Ohio Infantry Soldier Roster - Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, Volume 2, 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
Fifteenth Infantry. (Three Years' Service.) Cols., Moses R. Dickey, William Wallace, Frank Askew; Lieut.-Cols., William F. Wilson, John McClenahan; Majs., Andrew R. Z. Dawson, Joseph N. Dubois. Concerning the 15th, the Official Army Register says: "This regiment was organized in the state of Ohio at large, in September, 1861, to serve three years. On the expiration of its term of service the original members (except veterans) were mustered out, and the organization, composed of volunteers and recruits, retained in service until Nov. 21, 1865, when it was mustered out in accordance with orders of the war department." The regiment was engaged at Shiloh, occupation of Corinth, Stone's river, Liberty gap, Chickamauga, Missionary ridge, Rocky Face ridge, Resaca, Cassville, Pickett's mills, Kennesaw mountain, Peachtree creek, Hood's First Sortie at Atlanta, Lovejoy's station, Franklin and Nashville. In its first engagement at Shiloh it lost 6 men killed and 62 wounded. In the battle of Stone's river it was heavily engaged, losing 18 killed and 89 wounded. It took a prominent part at Liberty gap, where it lost 1 officer and 7 men killed and 23 wounded. At Chickamauga it lost 1 officer and 9 men killed, 2 officers and 69 men wounded, and 40 men missing. At Nashville the regiment formed the extreme left of the line and when the order came for the left to move forward the regiment advanced rapidly, capturing a fine battery of 4 brass guns and some 30 prisoners. The 15th was among the first regiments to be mustered in, and among the last to be mustered out, having been in the service as an organization about four years and eight months, including the three months' service. Few regiments present a better record and in respect to its morale it holds an enviable position.

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

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