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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 Sixty-eighth Infantry.; — Col., Conrad
Garis ; Lieut.-Col., George W. Barrere; Maj., Emery C. Newton. This
regiment was organized at Camp Dennison, from May 12 to 19, 1864, to
serve for 100 days. It was composed of the 66th battalion, Ohio National
Guard, from Highland county ; 67th battalion, from Fayette county ; and
one company of the 35th battalion, from Clarke county. On June 9 it
proceeded to Covington, Ky., and moved down the Covington & Lexington
railroad. Co. B, with 20 men from Co. G, was detached at Falmouth to
guard the railroad bridge, and at other points companies were stationed
to protect the road. On June 10 a detachment of 300 occupied Cynthiana.
At 6 o'clock on the morning of June 11 a large force of Confederate
cavalry moved against the town, in which engagement the regiment lost 7
men killed, 18 wounded and 280 captured. That portion of the regiment
under command of Maj. Newton remained in Kentucky until July 10, when it
was ordered to Camp Dennison to join the paroled prisoners. It was then
sent to Cincinnati, where it performed guard duty until mustered out on
Sept. 8, 1864.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2