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4th Ohio Independent Company Sharpshooters

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4th Ohio Company Sharpshooters Soldier Roster - Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, Volume 1, by Ohio Roster Commission (Wm. McKinley, Jr., Governor, Samuel M. Taylor, Sec'y of State and James C. Howe, Adjutant-General), 1893     View Entire Book

Regimental History
Fourth Independent Company Sharpshooters. Capts., Jacob Flegle, Robert C. Williamson; First Lieuts., Isaiah Daughman, Henry C. Corbin, William P. Juday. This independent organization was recruited in the fall of 1862, at Goshen, Clermont county, and Camp Dennison, where it was mustered into the U. S. service on Sept. 29. It was ordered by the war department that a regiment be recruited and sent to Gen. John C. Fremont, then in command of the Army of the Missouri, and to be designated as Birge's western sharpshooters. The rigid test required previous to enrollment for this service caused so much delay that the project failed. The company was, however, assigned to the 79th Ohio infantry as Co. K. It joined the command sometime after at La Vergne Tenn., armed with Spencer rifles and was considered a great acquisition to the regiment. It was mustered out on June 9, 1865, near Washington, D. C. Upon its roll of honor are inscribed the names of 16 brave soldiers 2 killed in battle and 14 died of disease.

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

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