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80th Ohio Regiment Infantry

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80th 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
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.

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

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