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6th, 8th, and 11th Ohio Regiment Infantry (1 month)

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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     View Entire Book

Regimental History
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.

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

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