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8th Ohio Independent Company Sharpshooters

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8th 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
Eighth Independent Company Sharpshooters. Capt., Charles A. Barton; First Lieut., Cyrus B. Moore; Second Lieut., David N. Long. The recruits composing this organization were enrolled on Oct. 9, 1862, at Camp Portsmouth. On Jan. 7, 1863, it was ordered by Gov. Tod to Camp Dennison, where it arrived two days later. On June 16 it was ordered to the command of Col. Wallace to suppress an insurrection of "butternuts" in Holmes county, returning June 23. On July 12, it was ordered to Cincinnati and participated with other troops in repelling Morgan's raid. It performed picket duty west of the city until July 17, and then returned to the city and performed guard duty. It was mustered into the U. S. service March 9 and Aug. 22, at Camp Dennison. On Nov. 10 it was ordered by Maj.-Gen. Grant to proceed to Chattanooga, Tenn., at which place it arrived on the 25th and was attached to a temporary organization composed of the 5th, 6th and 7th companies of Ohio sharpshooters, performing duty as headquarters guard to Maj.- Gen. Thomas. It was mustered out on July 19, 1865, at Nashville, Tenn. The company's loss during its term of service was 3 men died of disease, and 1 drowned in the Cumberland river.

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

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