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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-fifth Infantry. — Col. Benjamin P. Runkle;
Lieut.-Cols., Alexander S. Ramsey, Joseph Hill, George E. Ross, John H.
Humphrey; Majs., James E. Marsh, James T. Jennings. This regiment was
organized at Camp Chase, Aug. 19, 1862, to serve for three years. The
day following its muster-in it went to Kentucky, having been ordered to
Cynthiana in that state, where it remained until the advance of Gen.
Kirby Smith compelled it to fall back to Covington. About the middle of
Feb., 1863, it was mounted at Danville and performed much arduous
service in pursuit of a body of Confederate cavalry in the region lying
between Crab Orchard and Mount Sterling. At Dutton's hill a part of the
regiment was engaged for the first time, having 1 man mortally wounded.
At Monticello and Rocky gap it lost 2 men killed and several wounded — 2
of the latter mortally. It constituted a portion of the force which
pursued the Confederates in the raid from the Cumberland to the Ohio at
Brandenburg and thence through Indiana and Ohio to Buffington island,
where a part of the enemy surrendered. On that occasion this regiment,
being in the advance and pushing the enemy hotly, had 1 man mortally and
a few others slightly wounded. Returning to the scene of more strenuous
hostilities, it lost at Philadelphia, Tenn., 3 men killed, 4 mortally
wounded, 1 of whom was an officer, and more than 100 men captured. At
the Holston river, the following month, the regiment was suddenly
overpowered by a very spirited attack and thrown into disorder, 100 men
and officers being taken prisoners, 5 killed and several wounded. In the
fighting of Nov. 18, in the siege of Knoxville, the regiment lost 5 men
killed and 6 mortally wounded, including the adjutant. It was next
engaged in the action at Bean's station, but without sustaining loss. In
May, 1864, the battle of Resaca was fought, in which the regiment had 2
men killed and 3 mortally wounded. It afterward participated in many of
the actions of the Atlanta campaign, and then followed Hood to
Tennessee. It was mustered out June 12, 1865.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2