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99th Ohio Regiment Infantry

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99th 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-ninth Infantry. Cols., Albert Longworthy, Peter T. Swaine; Lieut.-Col., John E. Cummins; Majs., James H. Day, Benjamin F. Le Fever. This regiment was organized at Lima, Aug. 22, 1862, to serve for three years. Seventeen hundred men were recruited for the regiment, but 700 were transferred to the 118th Ohio. The regiment left Camp Lima with an aggregate of 1,021 men, under orders to report at Lexington, Ky., but was later ordered to Cynthiana. Hard marches and exposure in the warmest season of the year occasioned sickness from which the regiment suffered severely, and when it moved forward to take part in the battle of Stone's river it could only muster for duty 369 men, 2 field, 7 line, and 3 staff officers. In this battle the regiment lost 20 killed, 43 wounded and 30 captured. It was engaged during both days of the battle of Chickamauga and lost 5 killed, 28 wounded and 24 missing. On Nov. 22, it moved up to Lookout valley, and two days later participated in the "battle above the clouds." On the next day it was engaged at Missionary ridge and in these two battles the regiment lost 4 killed and 12 wounded. The regiment then remained in camp at Shellmound until February, when it moved to Cleveland, Tenn., and in May started on the Atlanta campaign. Its courage and discipline were tested and not found wanting at Rocky Face ridge, Kennesaw mountain, Pine mountain, Atlanta, Jonesboro and Lovejoy's Station, indeed during the whole campaign it was under fire almost daily, but its most severe engagement was on the night of June 20, near Kennesaw mountain, where each man of the regiment fired upon an average 150 rounds of ammunition, a growth of small timber in front of the line being mown down as if by a scythe. The regiment here lost 8 men killed and 17 wounded, and in the campaign 30 killed and 56 wounded. It followed Hood into Tennessee and at the battle of Nashville lost 9 men killed and wounded. It pursued the retreating enemy as far as Columbia, where it was consolidated with the 50th Ohio, and the 99th ceased to be an organization.

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

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