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71st Ohio Regiment Infantry

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71st Ohio Infantry Soldier Roster - Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, Volume 6, 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
Seventy-first Infantry, Cols., Rodney Mason, Henry K. McConnell; Lieut.-Cols., Barton S. Kyle, George W. Andrews, James H. Hart; Maj., James W. Carlin. This regiment was organized at Camp Dave Tod, Troy, Ohio, and at Paducah, Ky., from Sept., 1861, to Jan., 1862, to serve for three years. It was first engaged at the battle of Shiloh, where it lost 130 men killed and wounded. The regiment was then ordered on the Cumberland river to hold the posts of Fort Donelson and Clarksville, and the detachment at the latter place was overwhelmed by a large Confederate force on Aug. 18 and obliged to surrender. After the men were exchanged, four companies engaged and completely defeated Woodward's force at Fort Donelson. In the early part of the campaign of 1864 the regiment moved south and was engaged in some skirmishes, in all of which both officers and men behaved gallantly. It took an active and effective part in the battle of Nashville, displaying great bravery and losing one-third of its number in killed and wounded among them several valuable officers. Shortly after this battle the regiment was ordered to Texas, where it spent the following summer, being mustered out on Nov. 30, 1865.

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

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