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24th Ohio Regiment Infantry

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24th Ohio Infantry Soldier Roster - Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, Volume 3, 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
Twenty-fourth Infantry. Cols., Jacob Ammen, Frederick C. Jones, David J. Higgins; Lieut.-Cols., Samuel A. Gilbert; Lucien C. Buttles, Albert S. Hall, Armstead T. M. Cockerill ; Majs., Shelton Sturgess, Henry Terry, Thomas M. McClure, William B. Sturges. This regiment was organized at Camps Chase and Jackson, from May 29 to June 17, 1861, to serve for three years. It left Camp Chase for the field on July 26 and reached Cheat mountain, Va., on Aug. 14, there joining the 14th Ind., which had been on duty at this mountain pass for some weeks. At this place, on Sept. 11, in its first engagement, the 24th gave indications of that coolness and discipline for which the regiment was at a later period distinguished. Its loss was only 2 wounded. The next engagement in which it took part was at Greenbrier, where it was exposed to a heavy fire of shell, grape and canister, but stood firm and lost only 2 killed and 3 wounded. Being transferred to the western field of operations, it took part in the battle of Shiloh, not only sustaining its former reputation, but adding new laurels. The loss here was small, considering the desperate nature of the conflict, amounting only to 4 killed and 28 enlisted men wounded. It took part in most of the skirmishes between Pittsburg Landing and Corinth, and was one of the first regiments to enter the latter place. It was at the battle of Perryville, but being on the extreme right did not take part in the general engagement. Reduced by sickness, desertion and other losses to 13 officers and 340 men, it went into the battle of Stone's river, where its loss was heavy, the regiment having been assigned an important position and held it faithfully. It lost in this battle one-fourth of the entire number engaged. It was next in the affair at Woodbury, but its loss there was small. After a long rest through the spring and summer, it advanced with the army on Tullahoma and was then on duty at Manchester, Tenn., until the advance on Chattanooga. It was in the battle of Chickamauga, with a loss of a large number of men ; in the engagement at Lookout mountain ; fought at Missionary ridge, and participated in the affair at Taylor's ridge, near Ringgold. In April, 1864, the regiment was sent to Chattanooga to await orders for mustering out, and in June proceeded to Columbus, where it was mustered out on June 24, 1864.

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

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