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76th Ohio Regiment Infantry

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76th 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-sixth Infantry. Cols., Charles R. Woods, William B. Woods; Lieut-Cols., Willard Warner, Edward Briggs; Maj., Reason C. Strong. This regiment was organized at Camp Sherman from Oct. 5, 1861, to Feb. 3, 1862, to serve for three years. It left Newark, O., and proceeding via Paducah, Ky., to Fort Donelson, took an active part in the engagement at that place. During the entire engagement at Shiloh it was exposed to the enemy's fire. It formed a part of the grand reserve during the advance on Corinth and after the evacuation moved to Memphis, marching 130 miles with wagon supplies. In August, forming a part of an expedition of observation, it moved down the Mississippi, landed at Milliken's bend, surprised the 31st La. regiment, and captured all its camp and garrison equipage. At the battle of Chickasaw bayou it was held in reserve, but at Arkansas Post the regiment charged within 100 yards of the rifie-pits, halted, opened fire and held the position for 3 hours, when the enemy surrendered. It participated in the siege of Vicksburg; then marched and skirmished in northern Alabama and Tennessee, arriving at Chattanooga in time to join in the assault on Lookout mountain ; was engaged at Missionary ridge, and at Ringgold charged up Taylor's ridge under a heavy fire, suffering a fearful loss. In one company of 20 men 8 were killed and 8 wounded, 7 being shot down while carrying the regimental colors. In Jan., 1864, about two-thirds of the regiment reenlisted as veterans and were furloughed to their homes. The regiment went away 962 strong, and returned in two years with less than 300. It returned to the field in due time and participated in the Atlanta campaign, the march to the sea, up through the Carolinas and in the last battle at Bentonville. It was mustered out on July 15, 1865. During its service the regiment lost 241 men wounded in battle, 351 died on the field or in hospitals a sad but noble record.

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

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