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37th Ohio Regiment Infantry

Online Books
37th Ohio Infantry Soldier Roster - Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, Volume 4, 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
Thirty-seventh Infantry. Col, Edward Siber ; Lieut.-Col., Louis Von Blessingh ; Majs., Charles Ankele, Charles Hipp. This regiment was organized at Cleveland, from Sept. 9, 1861, to March 1, 1862, to serve for three years. It moved to a point on the Kanawha river in West Virginia and spent the winter in that region. In the spring of 1862 it was engaged in some severe and unsuccessful fighting at and near Princeton, in which it lost 1 officer and 13 men killed, 2 officers and 46 men wounded, and 14 men missing. In an expedition to Wyoming Court House in August, a detachment of the regiment fell into an ambuscade and was surrounded by the enemy, but cut its way out of the difficulty with the loss of 2 killed, and 1 officer and 7 men taken prisoners. At Fayetteville and Cotton hill the regiment was also engaged, and in the retreat that followed it lost 2 men killed, 3 wounded, and 62 missing, of which latter a large portion were teamsters and train-guard. In the early part of 1863 the regiment was transferred to the West, and in the bloody but unsuccessful assaults on the enemy's works at Vicksburg and the subsequent siege of that place, it lost 19 killed and 75 wounded. After the surrender of Vicksburg the 37th participated in the expedition against Jackson and on the capture of that city the regiment performed provost-guard duty for some days. At Missionary ridge it participated in an assault on the enemy's fortified position, in which it lost 5 men killed and 36 wounded, 5 of the latter being officers. In March, 1864, three-fourths of the men reenlisted for another term of three years and at the expiration of their furlough rejoined the army and participated in the advance on Resaca, in which the regiment lost 3 killed, 2 of whom were officers, and 10 men wounded. In the engagement at Dallas and that at New Hope Church it lost 4 men wounded. On the retreat of the enemy, the 37th pursued toward Acworth, went into line of battle in front of Kennesaw mountain, and participated in the memorable and dasastrous assaults made by the Federal forces upon that stronghold, in which the enemy was compelled to fall back and abandon the position. The regiment lost 4 men killed and 19 wounded. On July 22, it held a position on the right of its division, in breastworks abandoned by the enemy on the previous night, and being flanked it lost 4 men killed, 10 wounded, and 38 were taken prisoners. In the fierce encounter at Ezra Church, where the Confederates were severely punished, the regiment was deployed as skirmishers on the extreme right, and completely frustrated an attempt of the enemy to turn the Federal right, losing 1 man killed and 5 wounded. The regiment participated in the march to the sea and up through the Carolinas, then after the grand review at Washington was sent to Arkansas and was mustered out on Aug. 7, 1865.

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

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