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8th Ohio Regiment Infantry (3 months)

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8th Ohio Infantry 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 Infantry. (Three Months' Service.) Col. Herman G. Depuy; Lieut.-Col., Freeman E. Franklin; Maj., Henry F. Willson. The companies composing this regiment were enrolled from April 18 to 27, 1861, and arrived at Camp Taylor on April 29. They were mustered into the U. S. service from April 24 to 30 for three months, and on May 2 the regiment was ordered to Camp Dennison, where it arrived on the following day. The regimental organization was at once completed by the appointment of the field and staff officers. The officers in command at once commenced instructions in the "drill," and vigorous efforts were put forth to fit the regiment for service at the front. At once came the president's proclamation calling for 300,000 men for three years, when an effort was made to enlist the regiment for that period. To this every company responded except 1, and the new regiment of nine companies was enrolled for three years from June 5 to 25. Co. I was mustered out on expiration of term of service, Aug. 21, with the exception of 8 men who were enrolled in Co. I of the new regiment on Aug. 10, for three years. They, with recruits, made the new company and early in September joined the regiment at Grafton, Va. Those who did not enlist for three years were mustered out from Aug. 18 to 22, 1861, at Columbus.

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

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