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Ohio Regiment Infantry (3 months)
Ohio Infantry 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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|Eighth Infantry. — (Three Months' Service.) Col. Herman
G. Depuy; Lieut.-Col., Freeman E. Franklin; Maj., Henry F. Willson. The
companies composing this regiment were enrolled from April 18 to 27,
1861, and arrived at Camp Taylor on April 29. They were mustered into
the U. S. service from April 24 to 30 for three months, and on May 2 the
regiment was ordered to Camp Dennison, where it arrived on the following
day. The regimental organization was at once completed by the
appointment of the field and staff officers. The officers in command at
once commenced instructions in the "drill," and vigorous efforts were
put forth to fit the regiment for service at the front. At once came the
president's proclamation calling for 300,000 men for three years, when
an effort was made to enlist the regiment for that period. To this every
company responded except 1, and the new regiment of nine companies was
enrolled for three years from June 5 to 25. Co. I was mustered out on
expiration of term of service, Aug. 21, with the exception of 8 men who
were enrolled in Co. I of the new regiment on Aug. 10, for three years.
They, with recruits, made the new company and early in September joined
the regiment at Grafton, Va. Those who did not enlist for three years
were mustered out from Aug. 18 to 22, 1861, at Columbus.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2