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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-eighth Infantry. — Cols., Mortimer D. Leggett,
Zachariah M. Chandler, Greenbury F. Wiles; Lieut.-Cols., Benjamin F.
Hawkes, Gilbert D. Munson; Majs., David F. Carnahan, John T. Rainey,
Israel C. Robinson. This regiment was organized in the state at large
from Oct. 24, 1861, to Jan. 16, 1862, to serve for three years. It left
by rail for Cincinnati on Feb. 11, and at that city steamers were found
on which it embarked for Fort Donelson on the Tennessee river. At
daylight on the morning of the second day at Shiloh it went into the
battle on the right and was under fire throughout the day, but with
slight loss — 1 man killed and 9 wounded. In August it was in the brisk
engagement near Bolivar, but in this affair the loss was slight. For
several months it was engaged in movements preliminary to the Vicksburg
campaign ; participated in the battle of Raymond, losing in killed and
wounded, about 80 men , was also engaged in the battle of Champion's
hill, where it lost 116 men killed and wounded; at Vicksburg it
participated in the general charge on May 22, with slight loss, and
later was sent to Bovina, where it remained until after the surrender.
In Jan., 1864, it reenlisted as a veteran regiment and after its
furlough home joined Gen. Sherman's army at Acworth, Ga. It participated
in the battle of Kennesaw mountain and at Atlanta on July 22 it lost 203
in killed and wounded. Of 13 flag and color-bearers of the regiment in
the latter engagement, all were either killed or wounded. The regiment
participated in the subsequent move-ments of the Army of the Tennessee
till the fall of Atlanta and later was with Sherman's forces on the
march to the sea. It marched up through the Carolinas, then to
Washington, and was mustered out on July 11, 1865.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2