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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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|Fifty-first Infantry. — Cols., Stanley Matthews,
Richard W. McClain, Charles H. Wood; Lieut. -Col., David W. Marshall;
Majs., Nathaniel Hayden, John M. Frew. This regiment was organized at
Camp Meigs, near Canal Dover, from Sept. 9 to Oct. 12, 1861, to serve
for three years. On Nov. 3 it went by rail to Wellsville on the Ohio
river and was there placed on transports and taken to Louisville, Ky. It
was variously engaged at different points during the first year of its
service, but participated in its first actual engagement in the fall of
1862, when the regiment and brigade were sent out on a foraging
expedition, and at Dobson's ferry, Tenn., met and defeated Wheeler's
Confederate cavalry, who had by some means got in the rear. The regiment
lost 13 men wounded, 3 of whom subsequently died. The 51st left 32 of
its number dead on the field at Stone's river, 105 were wounded and 46
captured. The regiment lay at Murfreesboro until June 24, when it moved
on the Tullahoma campaign At Ringgold, Wheeler's Confederate cavalry was
met, defeated and driven to Tunnel Hill. In the battle of Chickamauga
the regiment lost 8 men killed, 37 men and 1 officer wounded and 30
captured. It participated in the storming of Lookout mountain and took
part in the taking of Rossville gap through Missionary ridge, its loss
in these two affairs being 1 killed and 7 wounded. It reenlisted, was
furloughed home and returned in time to enter on the Atlanta campaign.
It was engaged at Resaca and at Kennesaw mountain, at the first-named
place losing 1 officer and 10 men wounded and 1 killed, and at Kennesaw
2 officers and 10 men killed and 30 wounded. From this time until
Atlanta was taken the regiment was almost hourly engaged with the enemy.
It fought at Jonesboro and then pursued the enemy to Lovejoy's Station,
losing 10 wounded at the latter place. Then followed the battles of
Franklin and Nashville, after which the regiment was ordered to Texas,
and was there mustered out on Oct. 3, 1865.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2