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Ohio Regiment Infantry
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
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|Forty- fourth Infantry. — Col., Samuel A. Gilbert;
Lieut.-Cols., H. Blair Wilson. Lysander W. Tulleys; Majs., Ackber O.
Mitchell, Alpheus S. Moore. This regiment was organized at Springfield,
from Sept. 12 to Oct. 14, 1861, to serve for three years. On Oct. 14 it
moved via Cincinnati, to Camp Piatt, W. Va., and remained in camp all
the following winter, quietly drilling. In May, 1862, with another
regiment, it penetrated as far as Dublin Depot and destroyed a portion
of the railroad track. Hearing that a large force of Confederates was
endeavoring to intercept their retreat, the two regiments withdrew to
Lewisburg, where the enemy appeared and was not only repulsed but
routed, leaving most of his dead and wounded to fall into the hands of
Union troops, together with 3 pieces of artillery and many prisoners.
Being sent to Kentucky the regiment partook in the engagement of
Dutton's hill in March, 1863, charging the Confederates and contributing
materially to their rout. In Jan., 1864, 550 men out of 600 reenlisted,
and when they again reassembled it was under the name of the 8th Ohio
cavalry, in the sketch of which organization their further history will
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2