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42nd Ohio Regiment Infantry

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42nd 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
Forty-second Infantry. Cols., James A. Garfield, Lionel A. Sheldon; Lieut.-Col., Don A. Pardee; Majs., Frederick A. Williams, William H. Williams. This regiment was organized at Camp Chase, in Sept., Oct. and Nov., 1861, to serve for three years. On Dec. 15 it moved by railroad to Cincinnati and thence by steamer up the Ohio river to Catlettsburg, Ky., where it arrived the morning of the 17th. It participated in the battle of Middle creek, Ky. ; engaged in several expeditions against guerrillas ; led the advance against the defenses of Vicksburg in December ; also led the advance at Fort Hindman, where, soon after getting fairly under fire, the enemy surrendered. It was engaged at Champion's hill and Big Black River bridge, but the loss was comparatively slight. It participated in the charges on the works at Vicksburg, the division of which it was a part holding an advanced position in the 13th corps. In these assaults the regiment lost heavily, especially on May 22. After the surrender of Vicksburg the regiment marched to Jackson, participated in the reduction of that place and then returned to Vicksburg, where it remained until ordered to the Department of the Gulf. The remainder of its term of service was spent in Louisiana and the regiment was mustered out at different dates. The regiment bears upon its banners the names of eleven battles, in which it lost 1 officer and 20 men killed, 18 officers and 325 men wounded.

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

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