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69th Ohio Regiment Infantry

Online Books
69th 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-ninth Infantry. Cols., Lewis D. Campbell, William B. Cassilly, Marshall F. Moore ; Lieut.-Cols., Charles L. Gano, George F. Elliott, Joseph H. Brigham; Majs., Eli J. Hickcox, James J. Hanna, Lewis E. Hicks. This regiment was organized in the state at large from Oct., 1861, to April, 1862, to serve for three years. In April, 1862, it received orders to report for duty at Nashville, Tenn., at which place it arrived on the 22nd. It particiapted in its first real engagement during the first day's fighting at Stone's river, where it suffered severely both in killed and wounded. On the last day of the battle it took part in the brilliant and desperate charge across the river against Breckenridge's Confederate corps, in which the enemy was driven back with heavy loss, and in this charge it captured a section of the famous Washington battery from New Orleans. The regiment participated in the battle of Missionary ridge and was among the first to reach the top of the mountain. In the following spring it veteranized, was furloughed home, and then joined Sherman's forces in May. It was engaged with the enemy at Resaca, losing 5 killed and 26 wounded. At Pumpkin Vine creek and at Dallas the enemy was again engaged and in these affairs the regiment lost 5 killed and 19 wounded. During the siege of Kennesaw mountain 2 men were killed in the regiment. At Marietta it lost 1 man killed and 7 wounded. In the affair at the crossing of the Chattahoochee river it escaped without loss, but at Peachtree creek 1 man was killed and 10 wounded. During the siege of Atlanta it lost 9 men wounded, 2 of whom subsequently died. The regiment took part in the fight at Jonesboro and lost 8 killed and 36 wounded, some of whom died in a few hours after the fight. It joined in Sherman's march to the sea and in the campaign through the Carolinas, participated in the battle at Bentonville, in which it lost 2 killed and 8 wounded. It was mustered out on July 17, 1865.

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

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