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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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|Eightieth Infantry, — Cols., Ephraim R. Eckley,
Matthias H. Bartilson ; Lieut.-Cols., William Marshall, Pren Metham,
Thomas C. Morris ; Majs., Richard Lanning, David Skeeles, Henry C.
Robinson. This regiment was organized in the state at large from Oct.,
1861, to Jan., 1862, to serve for three years. In February it left Camp
Meigs with 919 men and was taken by rail to Columbus, thence by rail and
river to Paducah, Ky., where it was assigned to Gen. Pope's command and
operated with that army throughout the siege of Corinth. On May 9 it was
ordered to the support of a Missouri battery in front of Farmington and
in performing that duty was for the first time under fire. In September
it took part in the battle of Iuka and lost 45 men killed and wounded.
It took a prominent part in the battle that ensued at Corinth and lost
heavily, 80 killed and wounded. It engaged in the Vicksburg campaign,
first participating in the battle of Raymond, but at that place did not
lose any men. Two days later, at Jackson, the regiment with its brigade
had a desperate fight and in a charge lost about one-third of its number
killed and wounded. Just after the charge was ended, Gen. McPherson rode
up to the regiment, and lifting his hat, exclaimed, "God Almighty bless
the 80th Ohio !" Its loss was 90 killed and wounded. It then returned to
Vicksburg and took part in the entire siege and capture of that
Confederate stronghold. Being then transferred to eastern Tennessee, it
entered the fight at Missionary ridge and was hotly engaged until near
nightfall, losing several commissioned officers and nearly 100 men. It
reenlisted as a veteran regiment, went home for a 30 days' respite, then
returned to the front in Georgia, and in the autumn joined in the march
to the sea. In the Carolina campaign it participated in a brisk skirmish
with the enemy at the Salkahatchie river, and in the closing scenes of
the battle of Bentonville. It was mustered out on Aug. 13, 1865.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2