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95th Ohio Regiment Infantry

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95th 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
Ninety-fifth Infantry. Col., William L. McMillen; Lieut-Col., Jefferson Brumback; Majs., James M. Stewart, William R. Warnock. This regiment was organized at Camp Chase, Aug. 19, 1862, to serve for three years. The next day it received marching orders and proceeded to Lexington, Ky., and a few days later had its initial experience in the ill-fated affair at Richmond, in which the regiment lost 8 killed, 47 wounded and 600 captured. In the following November the men were exchanged and after a winter spent in reorganizing and drilling, in May, 1863, it was ordered south for the Vicksburg campaign. It remained with the besieging forces at Vicksburg, digging canals, fighting on picket lines and living in bomb-proofs, until a few days before the capture of the city. It aided in the capture of Jackson, Miss., in the operations around the Big Black river, and was at one time fortunate enough to receive Gen. Sherman's thanks for being first inside a Confederate battery of 4 guns, which it captured, with 60 Confederate gunners. It participated in Sherman's vain attempt to storm the works of Vicksburg, when many brave men were sacrificed. After the fall of Vicksburg the regiment participated in a second march on Jackson, driving out the Confederate army and finally went into winter quarters near Memphis. Early in June, 1864, it joined the expedition which undertook to strike the Mobile & Ohio railroad in the vicinity of Tupelo. At Brice's cross-roads it went in the fight with 19 commissioned officers and 300 muskets and got back to Memphis with 9 officers and about 150 men, one-half the force having been killed, wounded and captured. In July an attempt was made to retrieve the disaster and the regiment, now but a trifle over 100 strong, marched with the expedition. Engagements occurred at Harrisburg, Tupelo and Old Town creek, in which the regiment participated with some loss. It fought at the battle of Nashville, performed its part in the pursuit of Hood, and then went south and assisted in the reduction of Mobile and other forts. The regiment was mustered out on Aug. 14, 1865. Of 1,085 composing it 528 officers and men were killed in battle, or died of wounds or disease in the service.

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

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