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161st Ohio Regiment Infantry

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161st 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 Sixty-first Infantry. Col., Oliver P. Taylor; Lieut.-Col., George S. Corner; Maj., Samuel B. Pugh. This regiment was organized at Camp Chase, May 9, 1864, to serve for 100 days. It was composed of the 70th battalion, Ohio National Guard, from Tuscarawas county; the 43d battalion, from Noble county; and one company of the 58th battalion, from Hancock county. It was immediately ordered to Cumberland, Md., where it arrived at noon on the 12th. On the 28th it moved to Martinsburg, W. Va., and on June 4 Cos. A, B, D, F and H, with other troops, were sent up the Shenandoah Valley with a supply train for Hunter's army, then supposed to be near Staunton. On reaching that place it was found that Hunter had advanced, but they linally overtook him at Lexington on the 11th. They remained with Hunter until he arrived at Lynchburg, when they were ordered back to Martinsburg. After considerable marching and guard duty the regiment fell back to Maryland heights. Early on the morning of July 6 skirmishing commenced and continued for two days, the regiment taking an active part. On Aug. 25 it was ordered to Ohio and was mustered out on Sept. 2, 1864.

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

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