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60th Ohio Regiment Infantry (3 years)

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60th Ohio Infantry (3 years) 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
Sixtieth Infantry. (Three Years' Service.) Col., James N. McElroy; Lieut.-Col, Martin P. Avery; Majs., William L. Stearns, Henry R. Stevens. Cos. A, B, C, D, E, F and I of this regiment were organized at Cleveland and Columbus in the months of Feb., March, April and May, 1864, to serve for three years. Co. K was organized in Nov. and Dec, 1864, to serve for one year. The 9th and 10th independent companies, Ohio sharpshooters, were transferred to the regiment on Feb. 24, 1865, and known as companies G and H. Upon the completion of six companies the regiment was ordered to the field in Virginia. It crossed the Rapidan and took part in the battle of the Wilderness. It led the advance of a column of two divisions in the attack at Marye's bridge over the Ny river and was specially distinguished in orders by the general commanding for the gallantry with which it crossed the stream and carried the position of the enemy. In all the actions about Spottsylvania in which the corps was engaged the regiment took an honorable part, suffering very much in that series of engagements. It also took an honorable part in the engagements at the North Anna river, Cold Harbor, the siege of Petersburg and the actions about Richmond. It was mustered out of service July 28, 1865, and the rolls show the casualties to have been 505, with but 17 missing.

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

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