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19th Ohio Regiment Infantry (3 months)

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19th Ohio Infantry Soldier Roster - Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, Volume 1, by Ohio Roster Commission (Wm. McKinley, Jr., Governor, Samuel M. Taylor, Sec'y of State and James C. Howe, Adjutant-General), 1893     View Entire Book

Regimental History
Nineteenth Infantry. (Three Months' Service.) Col., Samuel Beatty; Lieut.-Col., Eliott W. Hollingsworth ; Maj., Lewis P. Buckley. This organization was composed of recruits from several counties who were enrolled under the president's call for 75,000 troops for three months, as follows: Co. A, April 27, at Canton; B, April 27, at Youngstown; C, April 24, at Warren; D, April 25, at Morgan; E, April 24, at New Lisbon; F, April 24, at Chardon; G, April 22, at Akron; H, April 22, at Salem; I, April 27, at Ashtabula, and K, April 27, at Akron. The companies at once left their homes for Camp Taylor, Cleveland, where they remained until May 27, when they repaired by rail to Columbus and occupied Camp Jackson. Here the regimental organization was perfected by the election of field officers and on May 29 the entire regiment was mustered into the service of the State of Ohio for a period of three months. The mustering of the regiment completed, Cos. A and B were immediately equipped and sent to Bellaire, where they were on duty guarding a ferry. On June 3 they left for Glover's gap and Mannington, where they performed similar duty until June 20, when they joined the regiment at Bellaire. The next day the 19th embarked on steamers for Parkersburg, W. Va., arriving there on June 23 and was made a part of Gen. Rosecrans' brigade. On June 25 it moved by rail to Clarksburg and became a part of Gen. McClellan's "Provisional Army of West Virginia." On the 29th it left Clarksburg with the advance and made its first real march, reaching Buckhannon on July 2, and Roaring creek July 7, encamping in front of the fortified Confederate position at Rich mountain. It distinguished itself in the fight at Rich mountain by the cool and handsome manner in which it held its post against a flank attack. On July 23, its term of service having expired, it was ordered home to be mustered out, arriving at Columbus, July 27, with a loss of only 1 man, who died of disease. The last company was mustered out on Aug. 31, 1861.

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

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