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78th Ohio Regiment Infantry

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78th 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-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.

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

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