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75th Ohio Regiment Infantry

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75th 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-fifth Infantry. Cols., Nathaniel C. McLean, Robert Riley, Andrew L. Harris ; Lieut.-Cols., Robert A. Constable, Charles W. Friend, Benjamin Morgan; Maj., George B. Fox. This regiment was organized at Camp John McLean from Nov. 7, 1861, to Jan. 8, 1862, to serve for three years. The original members (except veterans) were mustered out by detachments at different dates from Nov. 16, 1864, to Jan. 17, 1865, by reason of expiration of term of service, and the veterans and recruits consolidated into a battalion of two companies, which was retained in service until July 27, 1865, when it was mustered out in accordance with orders from the war department. The following is the official list of battles in which this regiment bore an honorable part, as given in the Official Army Register : Monterey, Shaw's ridge, McDowell, Franklin, Strasburg, Cross Keys, Cedar mountain, Freeman's ford, Waterloo bridge, Sulphur springs, second battle of Bull Run, Aldie, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Hagerstown, Fort Wagner, John's island, Camp Baldwin, Gainesville, Pocataligo bridge, Charleston. At Monterey the regiment displayed bravery and gave evidence of the fine discipline to which it had attained under the teachings of the officers of the regiment. At McDowell it added new laurels to its former good name under the immediate eye of Gen. Milroy, who warmly congratulated Col. McLean on the gallantry of his regiment. It lost 88 men killed and wounded. It also lost heavily at Freeman's ford, which was also true at the second Bull Run 22 killed and 93 wounded. In the short space of half an hour at Chancellorsville the regiment lost 150 men killed and wounded. It was under fire every day of the battle at Gettysburg, where out of 292 enlisted men, 63 were killed, 106 wounded and 34 captured. In the unfortunate affair at Gainesville, Fla., 14 men were killed and 32 wounded, who together with about 72 others were taken prisoners.

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

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