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Ohio Regiment Infantry (3 months)
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
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|Eighteenth Infantry. — (Three Months' Service.) Col.,
Timothy R. Stanley; Lieut.-Col, William M. Bolles ; Maj., William H.
Bisbee. The companies composing this organization were enrolled as
follows : A, C and E, at Ironton April 22; B, April 17, at Marietta; D,
April 18, at McArthur ; F, April 22, at Gallipolis ; I, April 24, at
Jackson, and K, April 23, at Beverly. They were mustered into the state
service as follows : Co. A, May 27, to date from April 19, and K, May
26, to date from April 23, at Camp Scott, Athens ; B, May 28, to date
from April 27, and G, May 29, to date from April 22, at Parkersburg, W.
Va. : C, E and F, May 28, to date from April 22; D, May 28, to date from
April 24; H and I, May 27, to date from April 23, all for a period of
three months. Eight companies had been mustered into service when the
regiment was ordered to move to Parkersburg, W. Va., where, on May 29,
the regimental organization was perfected. The following day the
companies were sent to different points on the Baltimore & Ohio railroad
between Parkersburg and Clarksburg, and served the general government
guarding railroad property, supplying guards and escorts for supply
trains, and building a telegraph line to Rich mountain (following Gen.
McClellan's forces). This service, though important, was uneventful in
history-making. There was no assembly of the entire regiment from that
time until a few days before muster-out. The president having called in
the meantime for three-year volunteers, the regiment was promptly
transferred to the U. S. service. Its term being about to expire it was
ordered home to be mustered out, which took place on Aug. 28, 1861. It
lost 2 men, 1 having died of disease, and the other having been killed
in a railroad accident.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2