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50th Ohio Regiment Infantry

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50th 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
Fiftieth Infantry. Cols., Jonah R. Taylor, Silas A. Strickland ; Lieut- Cols., George R. Elstner, James A. Bope, Hamilton S. Gillespie, John E. Cummins, Thomas L. P. Defries ; Majs., Thomas P. Cook, Benjamin F. Le Fever. This regiment was organized at Camp Dennison, in Aug., 1862, to serve for three years, with an aggregate of 964 men. On Sept. 1, it moved into Kentucky for the defense of Cincinnati against Kirby Smith's raid, and about the 20th of the same month it went to Louisville. In the engagement at Perryville it lost 2 officers killed, 1 mortally wounded and 162 men killed and wounded. From Feb. until Sept., 1863, it was engaged in building fortifications and constructing trestles in Tennessee. In the spring of 1864 it received orders to join Gen. Sherman's army at Kingston, Ga., and the next day after its arrival it participated in the engagement at that place. From this time until after the siege of Atlanta the regiment was in line of battle almost constantly. It shared in all the movements of the campaign, participated in the actions at Dallas, Lost mountain, Pine mountain and Atlanta, its ranks being fearfully thinned during the movement. The regiment then moved into Tennessee and skirmished three days at Columbia. It went into the battle of Franklin with an aggregate of 225 men and came out with 112. It fell back with the army to Nashville and participated in the battle at that place, losing several men. The regiment followed the retreating Confederates as far as Columbia, where it was consolidated with the 99th Ohio infantry, retaining its own name. At the time of the consolidation the regiment numbered only about 100 men. It then was sent over into the Carolinas and finally was mustered out at Salisbury, N. C, June 26, 1865.

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

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