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74th Ohio Regiment Infantry

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74th Ohio Infantry Soldier Roster - Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, Volume 6, 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
Seventy-fourth Infantry. Cols., Granville Moody, Josiah Given; Lieut.-Cols., Alexander Von Schrader, Robert P. Findley; Majs., Alexander S. Ballard, Thomas C. Bell, Joseph Fisher, Cornelius McGreevey. This regiment was organized at Columbus, Enon, Xenia, Hamilton and Cincinnati from Oct. 5, 1861, to March 27, 1862, to serve for three years. It was ordered to the field in April, 1862, reported at Nashville, and went into camp near that city. It spent the summer of 1862 performing detailed duty in Tennessee, went into the battle of Stone's river on Dec. 31, 1862, and remained in it until nightfall of Jan. 3, being hotly engaged Dec. 31, and was one of the regiments selected to charge across the river on Jan. 2, against Breckenridge's Confederate corps. The regiment went into this battle with 380 effective men, of whom it lost 109 in killed and wounded, and 46 captured. On the movement toward Chattanooga in June, the regiment participated in the battles of Hoover's gap, Dug gap and Chickamauga. It also participated in the battles of Lookout mountain and Missionary ridge. A majority of the men reenlisted as veteran volunteers and after the furlough home returned to the field in April, 1864, numbering 619 men. At Buzzard Roost gap the regiment was specially engaged and in an attempt to storm that stronghold, lost 16 men killed and wounded. At Resaca it lost 9 men killed and wounded. At Kennesaw mountain it had a most arduous and perilous duty to perform, and for two weeks was under a constant fire of musketry and shells. It was also engaged at the Chattahoochee river, Peachtree creek and in front of Atlanta. At the battle of Jonesboro it made three distinct charges and lost 14 killed and 25 wounded. The aggregate loss of the regiment in this campaign was 18 killed and 88 wounded. It moved with Sherman through Georgia and up through the Carolinas, in which heavy skirmishing was encountered at Averasboro, and at Bentonville the last battle of the army was fought. It was mustered out on July 10, 1865.

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

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