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77th Ohio Regiment Infantry

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77th 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-seventh Infantry. Cols., Jesse Hildebrand, William B. Mason; Lieut.-Cols., Wills De Hass, William E. Stevens; Maj., Benjamin D. Fearing. This regiment was organized at Marietta, Columbus and other places in Ohio from Sept. 28, 1861, to Jan. 5, 1862, to serve for three years. The original members (except veterans) were mustered out by companies at different dates from Dec. 10, 1864, to Jan. 3, 1865, by reason of expiration of term of service. The organization, composed of veterans and recruits, was consolidated into a battalion of six companies on Jan. 17, 1865, and retained in service until March 8, 1866, when it was mustered out in accordance with orders from the war department. The following is a list of battles in which this regiment bore an honorable part, as given in the Official Army Register: Shiloh, Falling Timber, siege of Corinth, Little Rock, Okolona, Prairie d'Ane, Marks' mills, Jenkins' ferry, Spanish Fort. So reduced was the regiment by the losses in its first engagement at Shiloh, and by sickness, details and straggling, that it numbered but a little over 200 men, with 13 officers, the loss in the battle and the subsequent affair at Falling Timber being 50 killed, 114 wounded and 56 missing total, 220. Gen. Sherman commended the conduct of the regiment in its determined and protracted struggle for the position at Shiloh church and in baffling the enemy in all his attempts to capture Taylor's battery. The regiment took part in all the active operations of Sherman's Ill. A portion of the regiment was captured at Marks' mills, and those not captured lost at Jenkins' ferry, in killed and wounded, more than half their number. Its strength at time of muster out was 365.

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

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