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163rd Ohio Regiment Infantry

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163rd 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-third Infantry. Col., Hiram Miller; Lieut- Col., John Dempsey; Maj., Aaron S. Campbell. This regiment was organized at Camp Chase, May 12, 1864, to serve for 100 days. It was composed of the 48th regiment, Ohio National Guard, from Richland county; 72nd battalion, from Henry county; 96th battalion, from Ashland county; and the 99th battalion, from Stark county. On May 13 it proceeded to Washington, D. C, under orders from Gen. Heintzelman, commanding the Department of Ohio. It was assigned to duty with headquarters at Fort Reno, D. C, where it remained until June 8, when it was ordered to the front and proceeded in transports to White House, Va., thence to Bermuda Hundred. It reported to Gen. Butler, at Point of Rocks on June 12 and on the 14th took part in a reconnoissance on the Petersburg & Richmond railroad. On the 15th, 250 men of the regiment were engaged in a severe skirmish and on the 16th it proceeded to Wilson's landing. From that point made several reconnoissances on the west side of the James. On Aug. 29 it was relieved from duty and proceeded to Columbus, Ohio, where it was mustered out on Sept. 10, 1864, on expiration of term of service.

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

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