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197th Ohio Regiment Infantry

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197th Ohio Infantry Soldier Roster - Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, Volume 10, 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 Ninety-seventh Infantry. Col., Benton Halstead; Lieut.-Col., Gershom M. Barber; Maj., Robert Hill. This regiment was organized at Camp Chase from Jan. 8 to April 11, 1865, to serve for one year. On April 25 it left for Washington, D. C, and on its arrival received the tidings of the surrender of Gen. Johnston's army. The regiment was temporarily assigned to the 9th corps and on April 29 marched through Alexandria and encamped 2 miles beyond. On May 9 it was incorporated in the provisional brigade, 9th corps. Two days later the brigade broke camp, marched to Washington and embarked on cars for Dover, Del, arriving on May 5. It encamped at Camp Harrington until May 31, when it moved by rail to Havre de Grace, Md., was broken up into detachments and performed guard duty along the railroad southward to Baltimore. The regimental headquarters were removed to Fort Worthington, near Baltimore, on July 3, and at that time several companies were on duty as guards at the various forts, camps and hospitals in and around the city. The regiment reassembled at Camp Bradford, near Baltimore, and on July 31 was mustered out in accordance with orders from the war department.

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

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