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58th Ohio Regiment Infantry

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58th Ohio Infantry Soldier Roster - Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, Volume 5, 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
Fifty-eighth Infantry. Col., Valentine Bausenwein ; Lieut.-Cols., Ferdinand F. Remple, Peter Dister, Ezra P. Jackson, William S. Friesner; Maj., Andrew Gallfy. This regiment was organized at Camp Chase, from Oct. 1, 1861, to Jan. 28, 1862, to serve for three years. It remained at Camp Chase, perfecting itself in the "school of the soldier," until in Feb., 1862, when it was transported by rail to Cincinnati, and there embarked on steamers for Fort Donelson, Tenn., where it arrived on Feb. 13. Preparations were at once made to take part in the assault on the fort and after moving a short distance a furious attack was made by the enemy, but the shock was met with coolness, ending in the Confederates being hurled back into their intrenchments. Early on the morning of the 16th the regiment was marched to the center of the line, where it remained until the announcement of the surrender of the fort. It went into the battle of Shiloh on the morning of the second day's fighting and was under fire until 4 p. m., its loss being 9 killed and 43 wounded. Then came the tedious, exhausting march on Corinth, creeping with snail-like pace toward that miserable town, and after the evacuation the regiment with the rest of the army took possession. In a reconnoissance down the Mississippi on transports a Confederate steamer with 5,000 stands of arms and 2 pieces of artillery, was captured near Milliken's bend, La. In the affair at Chickasaw bluffs the regiment lost 47 per cent, of the whole number engaged. It remained in this vicinity until in January, when it reembarked on transports and sailed down the Yazoo river to its mouth; thence up the Mississippi and White rivers to Arkansas Post, where it took a prominent part in the capture of that place. In March an expedition was ordered up the Yazoo river to Deer creek, resulting in a three days' fight, in which the regiment lost a few men. In the battle of Grand Gulf the regiment lost heavily. It then joined the land forces at Vicksburg, where it remained until ordered home to be mustered out, which was consummated on Jan. 14, 1865.

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

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