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49th Ohio Regiment Infantry

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49th 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-ninth Infantry. Col., William H. Gibson; Lieut.-Cols., Albert M. Blackman, Levi Drake, Benjamin S. Porter, Samuel F. Gray, Luther M. Strong, Joseph R. Bartlett; Maj., Milton F. Miles. This regiment was organized at Camp Noble, Tiffin, from Aug. 15. to Sept. 22, 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, was retained in service until Nov. 30, 1865, when it was mustered out in accordance with orders from the war department. The following is a list of battles, in which the regiment bore an honorable part, as given in the Official Army Register, Part V, page 128: Shiloh, Tenn.; Corinth, Miss.; Lawrenceburg, Ky. ; Stone's river, Liberty gap, Tenn. ; Chickamauga, Ga. ; Missionary ridge, Tenn. ; Rocky Face ridge, Resaca, Cassville, Pickett's mills, Kennesaw mountain, Siege of Atlanta, Lovejoy Station, Ga. ; Franklin, Columbia and Nashville, Tenn. In the battle of Shiloh the regiment twice performed the hazardous movement of changing front under fire. At Stone's river it joined in a magnificent bayonet charge, which resulted in recovering lost ground and a severe defeat to the enemy. At Liberty gap it scaled the heights in the face of a severe fire, drove the enemy from his position and compelled him to fall back to another, but equally strong position, about a mile to his rear. At Missionary ridge, with conspicuous gallantry, it was among the first to plant its colors on the summit. In the battle of Nashville it participated in several brilliant charges and suffered severely in killed and wounded. The whole number of names upon the rolls of the regiment is 1,552. Nineteen were born in Europe, 760 in Ohio, of whom 440 were from Seneca county. Eight officers and 127 privates were killed in battle, 77 were mortally wounded, 165 died from hardships or disease, 7 perished in Confederate prisons, and 616 were discharged on account of wounds or other disability.

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

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