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