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41st Ohio Regiment Infantry

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41st 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
Forty-first Infantry. Cols., William B. Hazen, Aquilla Wiley; Lieut.- Cols., John J. Wiseman, George S. Mygatt, Robert L. Kimberly, Ephraim S. Holloway; Majs., John H. Williston, Ezra Dunham. This regiment was organized at Camp Wood, from Aug. 26 to Oct. 29. 1861, to serve for three years. On the expiration of its term of service the original members (except veterans) were mustered out, and the organization composed of veterans and recruits retained in service until Nov. 27, 1865, when it was mustered out in accordance with orders from the war department. The following is a list of battles, in which this regiment bore an honorable part, taken from the Official Army Register, Part V, page 116: Shiloh, Stone's river, Woodbury, Liberty gap, Tenn. ; Chickamauga, Ga. ; Brown's ferry, Chattanooga, Orchard knob, Missionary ridge, Tenn.; Rocky Face ridge, Resaca, Adairsville, Cassville, Dallas, Pickett's mills, Kennesaw mountain, Chattahoochee river, Siege of Atlanta, Lovejoy's Station, Ga. ; Franklin and Nashville, Tenn. Of 373 who entered the engagement at Shiloh, 141 were either killed or wounded in half an hour. Of 410 officers and men at Stone's river the largest number it ever took into battle 112 were killed or wounded. At the close of the fight at Orchard knob, Gen. Thomas said to Col. Wiley, who commanded the 41st in that battle: "Colonel, I want you to express to your men my thanks for their splendid conduct this afternoon. It was a gallant thing a very gallant thing." The losses of the regiment in this battle, and at Missionary ridge were severe, 115 of the regiment having fallen, most of them at Orchard knob. At Rocky Face ridge the regiment, now reduced to a battalion, was complimented for its steadiness under a galling fire, and at Resaca it gained a crest within 75 yards of the enemy's main line and effectually prevented the use of his artillery. At Dallas it lost 108 men out of 260, one company losing 20 out of 22, and another 9 out of 11. At the Chattahoochee river it lost 2 men killed and 5 wounded. From 331 men at the beginning of the Atlanta campaign the regiment dwindled to 91. Of those lost 150 fell in battle.

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

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