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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 6, 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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|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.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2