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Ohio Regiment Infantry
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
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|Ninety-eighth Infantry. — Cols., George Webster,
Christian L. Poorman; Lieut.-Col., John S. Pearce ; Majs., James M.
Shane, David E. Roatch. This regiment was organized at Steubenville,
Aug. 20 and 21, 1862, to serve for three years. It left Camp Mingo for
Covington, Ky., where it received its arms, and then moved on to
Lexington. In October it marched on the Bardstown turnpike and took a
prominent part in the bloody battle of Perryville, losing 230 in killed
and wounded. During the next year its operations were mostly in
Tennessee. It participated in the battle of Chickamauga, going into the
engagement with 196 men and 11 officers, and lost 50 killed and wounded
and 2 taken prisoners. It next followed the Confederates up to
Graysville, Ga., where a brisk little skirmish occurred, resulting in a
loss to the regiment of 5 or 6 men killed and wounded. It was with
Sherman's army in the Atlanta campaign, participating in the engagements
at Buzzard Roost gap, Resaca, Rome, Dallas, and Kennesaw mountain,
losing in the last named battle 34 men killed and wounded. It also lost
several men in the battle of Peachtree creek, and at Jonesboro it lost
41 killed and wounded. It proceeded with Sherman's army in its march to
the sea and up through the Carolinas and took part in the fierce fight
at Bentonville, N. C. The regiment was mustered out on June 1, 1865.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2