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6th, 8th, and 11th
Ohio Regiment Infantry (1 month)
6th, 8th, 11th Ohio Infantry (1 month) Soldier Roster - Official Roster
of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866,
Volume 1, by Ohio Roster Commission (Wm. McKinley, Jr., Governor, Samuel M.
Taylor, Sec'y of State and James C. Howe, Adjutant-General), 1893
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|Sixth, Eighth and Eleventh Infantry. — These three
regiments were mustered in for one month, their organization and record
being as follows : Sixth — Cols., Theodore Haffner, F. J. Mayer; Lieut-Col,
Joseph Heider; Maj., John W. Fidler. Eighth — Col, Bernhard Eith;
Lieut.-Col, Michael Hartman; Maj., Ernst Zimmerman. Eleventh — Col.,
William Floto ; Lieut.-Col, John H. Carter; Maj., M. Wesolinski.
During the month of Aug., 1862, the Confederate army under the
command of Kirby Smith invaded the State of Kentucky and marched rapidly
towards the Ohio river, with the intention of making an attack upon the
city of Cincinnati. On or about Sept. 1 the enemy had approached so near
the Ohio river, that Maj. -Gen. Lew Wallace, then in command of the U.
S. forces at Cincinnati, called out the militia of the city of
Cincinnati and on Sept. 2 declared martial law in the city. In
accordance with a general order the 6th, 8th and 11th regiments of Ohio
volunteer militia were organized. The enemy was making decided
demonstrations of attack on the fortifications in Kentucky. Maj. -Gen.
H. G. Wright, commanding the Department of Ohio, ordered all the militia
troops to the front in the State of Kentucky. They crossed the Ohio
river on the morning of Sept. 10, and marched directly to the front,
where they were placed in position near Fort Mitchell. On Friday, Sept.
12, an engagement along the left center of the line seemed imminent, the
troops being in line of battle all day, but for reasons best known to
the Confederate chief, he fell back and during the night withdrew his
entire force, so that by Saturday morning he had disappeared from the
front. All apparent danger being over, many of the troops were ordered
back to Cincinnati on the afternoon of that day. Provost guard duty was
performed until Oct. 4, when the troops were discharged from further
service. The three regiments having served the United States faithfully
and honorably during the alarm, the government, to show its appreciation
of such service, ordered an irregular muster in and out of the U. S.
service some years after, as follows: 6th regiment, mustered in Nov. 8,
1866, to date from Sept. 2, 1862; mustered out Nov. 8, 1866, to date
from Oct. 3, 1862; 8th regiment mustered in Nov. 8, 1866, to date from
Sept. 3, 1862; mustered out Nov. 8, 1866, to date from Oct. 3, 1862;
11th regiment mustered in Oct. 26, 1866, to date from Sept. 2, 1862;
mustered out Oct. 26, 1866, to date from Oct. 3, 1862. Congress in the
meantime provided for their payment.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2