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6th Ohio Regiment Infantry (3 years)

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6th Ohio 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     View Entire Book

Regimental History
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.

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

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