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28th Ohio Regiment Infantry

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28th 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-eighth Infantry. Col., Augustus Moor; Lieut.-Cols., Gottfried Becker, Alexander Bohlender; Majs., Rudolph Heintz, Ernest Schache. This regiment was organized at Camp Dennison, from June 10, 1861, to March 1, 1862, to serve for three years. It moved to Point Pleasant, Va., July 31, and to Parkersburg on Aug. 10, 1861. Its first engagement was at Carnifix ferry, where it lost 3 killed and 27 wounded. It was actively engaged in the affair at Princeton the following May, and having been sent to the vicinity of Washington, D. C, was ordered to force an entrance to Frederick City and drive the Confederates out of the town, which was accomplished after a sharp contest. At the battle of South mountain the Kanawha division, which included the 28th, bore the brunt of the battle. At Antietam the regiment was the first to ford the creek above the stone bridge, and it remained in front of the 9th corps in skirmish-line all night. It lost 42 killed and wounded. The following year was spent in the district of West Virginia, and in Nov., 1863, the regiment was in the affair at Droop mountain, where the Confederates were routed. In April, 1864, the regiment was ordered to join the army of the Shenandoah and in May participated in the battle of Newmarket. It bore a prominent part in the battle of Piedmont, in which 1,300 prisoners were captured and about the same number of the enemy were killed and wounded. The 28th lost 33 killed and 105 wounded out of 484 combatants, 2 color-bearers being killed and 3 wounded in quick succession, and the regimental flag was perforated by 72 balls and pieces of shell. The term of service expiring in July, the regiment was ordered to Cincinnati, where it received a cordial welcome and was honorably discharged on July 23, 1864. The regiment lost while in the field, 2 officers killed, 7 wounded ; 90 men killed, 162 wounded, and 175 disabled by disease, making a total of 434.

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

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