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59th Ohio Regiment Infantry

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59th Ohio Infantry Soldier Roster - Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, Volume 5, 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
Fifty-ninth Infantry. Col. James P. Fyffe ; Lieut.-Cols., Farran Olmstead, William Howard, Granville A. Frambes; Maj., Robert J. Vanosdol. This regiment was organized in the state at large, from Sept. 12, 1861, to Sept. 23, 1862, to serve for three years. It was engaged with the enemy during the whole of the second day's fighting at Shiloh, losing 4 killed and 53 wounded, 5 of the latter mortally. After the battle of Shiloh the regiment moved with the army on Corinth and participated in all the skirmishes and severe marches of that approach. Being in the front line of the Federal army it was among the first to enter the town, and in the pursuit followed the enemy to a point 6 miles beyond Rienzi. It participated in the pursuit of Bragg up through Tennessee and Kentucky, then back into Tennessee, where it operated continuously until the fall of 1863, when it had the honor of opening the battle of Chickamauga, and participated in both days' fighting. It also did its full share in the battle of Missionary ridge. Immediately afterward the regiment was ordered with others to Knoxville to relieve Gen. Burnside, where, and in the vicinity of Strawberry Plains, it spent the winter, enduring terrible privations from want of clothing and rations. In the following May it was in the fight at Rocky Face ridge, losing 1 man killed and 6 wounded. It was also engaged at Resaca, Adairsville, Dallas (or New Hope Church), Kennesaw mountain, Peachtree creek, Atlanta and Jonesboro. In October orders were received to proceed to Nashville, where the regiment was mustered out on Nov. 1, 1864.

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

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