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