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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 4, 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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|Thirty-ninth Infantry. — Cols., John Groesbeck, Alfred
W. Gilbert, Edward F. Noyes, Daniel Weber; Lieut.-Cols., Henry T.
McDowell, Henry A. Babbitt; Majs., William H. Lathrop, John S. Jenkins,
George T. Rice. This regiment was organized at Camp Dennison, from Aug.
3 to 13, 1861, to serve for three years. Being fully armed and equipped,
it moved by rail to St. Louis, Mo., to join the forces organizing under
Gen. Fremont. It assisted in all the operations that resulted in the
capture of New Madrid and Island No. 10, after which it embarked on
transports and sailed down the Mississippi to within a few miles of Fort
Pillow. It held the advance of Pope's army on entering Corinth, being
one of the first regiments to occupy the place, and participated in the
sanguinary conflicts at Iuka and Corinth in September and October
following. It fought at Parker's cross-roads in December, when the force
under Forrest was met, defeated and driven across the Tennessee river.
It was one of the regiments that veteranized, and after its furlough
home, participated in the Atlanta compaign. It took part in the battle
of Resaca, the action at Dallas, then moved to Acworth, thence to Big
Shanty, pushing the Confederate army to the base of Kennesaw mountain,
where the regiment remained under constant fire until the enemy
abandoned his line and took position near the Chattahoochee river. Then
the regiment engaged in a successful assault on the enemy's works at
Nickajack creek and on July 22 assisted in repelling the attack of
Hardee's corps on the left flank of the Army of the Tennessee. This was
the most severe engagement in which the regiment participated during its
term of service, losing one-third of its number in killed and wounded.
During this campaign the regiment lost 24 men killed and 168 wounded. It
then marched to the sea and in Jan., 1865, entered upon the campaign of
the Carolinas, being engaged in the action at Rivers' bridge, and struck
the Charleston & Augusta railroad at Midway. It engaged the enemy 7
miles from Cheraw, drove him through the town and across the Great Pedee
river, and captured large quantities of ordnance and other stores. It
took part in the action at Bentonville, N. C, with a loss of 4 killed,
17 wounded and 3 missing. Then came the news of Lee's surrender, the
capitulation of Johnston, the march to Washington, the grand review, and
finally the muster-out on July 9, 1865.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2