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38th Ohio Regiment Infantry

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38th Ohio Infantry Soldier Roster - Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, Volume 4, 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
Thirty-eighth Infantry. Cols., Edwin D. Bradley, Edward H. Phelps, William A. Choate; Lieut.-Cols., Charles Greenwood, William Irving; Majs., Epaphras L. Barber, Andrew Newman. This regiment was organized at Defiance, from July 24, 1861, to April 12, 1862, to serve for three years, and was first ordered into active service in Kentucky. After various marches, covering a wide scope of country, it participated in the battle of Perryville and afterward in the campaign in Kentucky, until it went into camp on Rolling Fork near Lebanon. It acted a very conspicuous part in the battle of Stone's river, losing but few men, however, and after the battle went into camp near Murfreesboro, where it remained until March 13, when it joined the forces then at Triune. It marched with the Army of the Cumberland and took an active part in the Tullahoma campaign. It did not participate in the struggle on the field of Chickamauga, but it performed a task which the vicissitudes of war assigned it guarded the supply train. On Nov. 25, the division to which the 38th belonged assaulted the fortifications at the foot of Missionary ridge, then ascended the hill and carried the works. In this charge the regiment lost 7 men killed and 41 wounded. The regiment reenlisted as a veteran organization, was furloughed home, and rejoined the army at Ringgold, Ga. It took an active part in the siege of Kennesaw mountain, fortifying and skirmishing, and on July 5 reached the banks of the Chattahoochee river. At Utoy creek a portion of the regiment (Cos. A, C, and K) charged the enemy's skirmish line and was successful, but out of the 120 men who charged, 9 were killed and 42 wounded. In the charge at Jonesboro the regiment lost out of 360 men, 42 killed and 108 wounded, making a total loss of 150 men. The regiment then marched up through the Carolinas with Sherman, participated in the grand review and was mustered out at Louisville, Ky., July 12, 1865.

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

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