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7th Ohio Independent Company Sharpshooters

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7th Ohio Company Sharpshooters Soldier Roster - Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, Volume 1, by Ohio Roster Commission (Wm. McKinley, Jr., Governor, Samuel M. Taylor, Sec'y of State and James C. Howe, Adjutant-General), 1893     View Entire Book

Regimental History
Seventh Independent Company Sharpshooters. Capt., Watson C. Squire; First Lieut., William McCrory; Second Lieut., James Cox. This company, known as Sherman's body-guard, was organized in the fall of 1862 and mustered into the U. S. service on Jan. 27, 1863, at Camp Cleveland. It was on duty as sharpshooters, first under Gen. Rosecrans from March 10, until his supersedure, and then under Gen. Thomas. On May 20 the company was ordered to Gen. Sherman's headquarters, where it remained near the person of the commanding general until the close of the war with inconsiderable loss, save on a foraging expedition near Marietta, Ga., in which 8 men were captured by guerrillas and remained in Confederate prisons until the close of the war. It was with Sherman through the march to the sea, the campaign of the Carolinas and the grand review, and accompanied him to St. Louis, Mo., where it continued to serve for a short time as headquarters guard. It was then ordered home to be mustered out, which occurred July 28, 1865, at Camp Chase. The roll of honor shows that it lost 18 men during its term of service, 17 of whom died of disease and 1 was killed in action at Rossville, Ga.

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

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