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90th Ohio Regiment Infantry

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90th Ohio Infantry Soldier Roster - Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, Volume 7, 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
Ninetieth Infantry. Cols., Isaac N. Ross, Charles H. Rippey; Lieut.- Col., Samuel N. Yeoman; Majs., Alvah Perry, George Angle, Nicholas F. Hitchcock. This regiment was organized at Camp Circleville, Aug. 29, 1862, to serve for three years. Its aggregate strength was 38 commissioned officers and 943 men, and on the day of its organization it was on its way to Covington, Ky., where it reported to Maj.-Gen. Wright two days later. After various marches in Kentucky it approached to within 2 miles of Perryville, where the musketry of that battle was distinctly heard, but from some unaccountable cause the regiment was not permitted to engage in the conflict. At Stone's river it was first placed face to face with the enemy and it fought as coolly as if it had been on a hundred battle-fields. It lost in the first day's fighting 130 men killed, wounded and missing. The regiment remained in camp for several months in the vicinity of Murfreesboro and then was moved forward and participated in the battle of Chickamauga, losing in that engagement 88 killed, wounded and missing. It spent the greater portion of the following winter in camp at Ooltewah, Tenn., and in the spring commenced the movement on the great Atlanta campaign. For 120 days the regiment marched, fought and suffered, until it had the satisfaction of entering the city of Atlanta "fairly won." It then followed Hood into Tennessee and participated in all the brilliant fights on the way, including that of Franklin, a battle which has been pronounced one of the most bloody and desperate of the whole war. It was also in the battle before Nashville and after victory had crowned the Federal arms joined in the pursuit of the demoralized Confederates to the banks of the Tennessee river. The original members of the regiment were mustered out on June 13, 1865, and the recruits on Oct. 3, of the same year.

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

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