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