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