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Ohio Regiment Infantry (3 years)
Infantry Soldier Roster - Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State
of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, Volume 2, 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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|Sixth Infantry. — (Three Years' Service.) Cols.,
William K. Bosley, Nicholas L. Anderson; Lieut.-Col., Alexander C.
Christopher; Majs., Anthony O. Russell, Samuel C. Erwin, James Bense.
This regiment was organized at Camp Dennison, in June, 1861, to serve
for three years. Immediately after the muster-in and equipment, it was
ordered to western Virginia. It took part in the operations about Laurel
hill and in the subsequent pursuit of the Confederates, ending in the
affair of Carrick's ford. Being transferred to the operations in the
West, on April 5, 1862, it was in camp at Savannah, Tenn. The next
morning the battle of Shiloh opened, the regiment marched across the
country Sunday afternoon to the field and was among the first of Buell's
troops to cross the river. The crossing was effected under fire and the
6th, with two other regiments, was thrown into line just in time to
repel the last charge the Confederates made upon the Union left that
day. The 6th bore its part in all the operations before Corinth and in
the subsequent pursuit of the Confederates for 60 miles south of that
place. The following December at Stone's river, the regiment was heavily
engaged, losing out of 383 officers and men, 159 killed, wounded and
prisoners. In the battle of Chickamauga the regiment was actively
engaged, losing out of 384 officers and men, 125 killed, wounded and
missing. When active operations commenced in front of Chattanooga, the
4th corps occupied the center, the 6th Ohio being in the advance on
Orchard knob and in the charge up Missionary ridge. It then took part in
the Knoxville campaign and joined in the Atlanta movements the following
spring. On June 6, 1864, it was released from duty and ordered home to
be mustered out. The regiment arrived at Cincinnati on June 15, and
after the public reception given by the citizens, went into quarters at
Camp Dennison, where it was mustered out on June 23, with an aggregate
of 30 officers and 495 enlisted men.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2