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66th Ohio Regiment Infantry

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66th 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
Sixty-sixth Infantry. Col., Charles Candy; Lieut.-Cols., James H. Dye, Eugene Powell, John T. Mitchell; Majs., Charles E. Fulton, Joshua G. Palmer, Samuel H. Hedges. This regiment was organized at Camp McArthur, Urbana, in Dec, 1861, to serve for three years. It was mustered into the U. S. service numbering 850 men and from the day of muster until the day of departure for the field it received additions to the number of 130. In Jan., 1862, it proceeded to join the forces of Gen. Lander on the Baltimore & Ohio railroad, in West Virginia. Its first service was in the Shenandoah Valley campaign against Stonewall Jackson and at the battle of Port Republic it acted a conspicuous part in defending a battery of 7 guns on the left of the line. The enemy had possession of these guns three times and as many times were driven from them by the regiment, with a loss of 109 men of the 400 engaged. At Cedar mountain its loss was 87 killed and wounded of 200 in arms, and after the defeat at that place the regiment pursued its way with the corps to Antietam, being actively engaged in that battle. It also helped to repel the attack of Gen. J. E. B. Stuart upon Dumfries, where after a short and determined fight the enemy was driven off. In the battle of Chancellorsville the regiment held a position on the right of the plank road and in front of Gen. Hooker's headquarters, where the repeated attacks made upon the whole corps were repelled with coolness and courage. At Gettysburg it held a position near the right of the line. The regiment then being transferred to the Army of the Cumberland in the vicinity of Chattanooga, it participated in the battle of Ringgold, Ga., carrying the crest of the mountain and holding it against the forces on the summit. It reenlisted in Dec, 1863, and after a month of joys and pleasures, a day of leave-taking and tears, it was again on the road to the field. At Resaca it was kept well to the front, but was fortunate in having no losses beyond a few wounded. At Kennesaw mountain it acted its part and also in the important battle of Peachtree creek. After the capture of Atlanta it served with Sherman until the end, and was mustered out July 13, 1865.

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

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