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171st Ohio Regiment Infantry

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171st 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 Seventy-first Infantry. Col., Joel F. Asper; Lieut.-Col., Heman R. Harmon; Maj., Manning A. Fowler. This regiment was organized at Sandusky, May 7, 1864, to serve for 100 days. It was composed of the 51st battalion, Ohio National Guard, from Trumbull county; 14th battalion, from Portage county; 85th battalion, from Lake county; and the 86th battalion, from Geauga county. It was ordered to Johnson's island, where it was engaged in guard and fatigue duty until June 9, when it was ordered to Covington, Ky., reporting on arrival to Gen. Hobson. It was then placed on cars and ordered to Cynthiana, but on arriving at Keller's bridge it debarked, where it was attacked by a force of Morgan's cavalry, in which engagement the regiment lost 13 killed and 54 wounded. Soon after the fight at Keller's bridge, Morgan was pressed so closely that he was compelled to parole his prisoners, who made their way to Augusta, whence they were taken on boats to Covington and then transferred to Camp Dennison, where they joined the regiment. The regiment moved from Camp Dennison to Johnson's island, where it remained until Aug. 20, 1864, when it was mustered out 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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