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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 5, 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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|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.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2