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48th Ohio Regiment Infantry

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48th 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-eighth Infantry. Cols., Peter J. Sullivan, Job R. Parker; Lieut.-Cols., Joseph W. Lindsay, James R. Lynch; Majs., James S. Wise, Samuel G. W. Peterson. This regiment was organized from the state at large, from Sept. to Dec, 1861, to serve for three years. On the expiration of its term of service the original members (except veterans) were mustered out and the organization composed of veterans and recruits retained in service until Jan. 17, 1865, when it was consolidated with the 83d Ohio infantry. On July 24, 1865, a battalion of six companies was organized by the consolidation of the 83d and 114th regiments. Two companies, E and F, were mustered out Oct. 14, 1865, by reason of expiration of term of service, and the remaining four companies, A, B, C and D, were retained in service until May 9, 1866, when they were mustered out in accordance with orders from the war department. The following is a list of battles, in which this regiment bore an honorable part, as given in the Official Army Register, Part V, page 126: Shiloh, Tenn. ; Corinth, Chickasaw bayou, Miss. ; Arkansas Post, Ark. ; Port Gibson, Jackson, Champion's hill, Big Black river, Siege of Vicksburg, Miss. ; Carrion Crow bayou, Sabine cross-roads, La. ; Fort Blakely, Ala. The 48th lost about one-third of its members in the battle of Shiloh. In the attack upon Corinth it was among the first organized troops to enter the Confederate works. At Sabine cross-roads, then a mere remnant of its former self, it severely punished the "Crescent regiment," but in turn was overpowered and captured.

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

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