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8th Ohio Regiment Infantry (3 years)

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8th 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
Eighth Infantry. (Three Years' Service.) Cols., Herman G. Depuy, Samuel S. Carroll ; Lieut.-Cols., Charles A. Park, Franklin Sawyer ; Maj., Albert H. Winslow. Of this regiment the Official Army Register says : "This regiment was organized at Camp Dennison, Ohio, in June, 1861, to serve three years. The original members (except veterans) were mustered out July 13, 1864, by reason of expiration of term of service, and the veterans and recruits, together with the veterans and recruits of the 4th regiment Ohio volunteer infantry, were consolidated and designated the 4th battalion Ohio infantry an organization that was formed June 26, 1864, and mustered out of the service July 12, 1865." The following list of battles includes all those in which the 8th Ohio infantry bore an honorable part: First and second battles of Romney, Winchester, Front Royal, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Bristoe Station, operations at Mine Run, Wilderness, Po river, Spottsylvania, North Anna river, Cold Harbor and Petersburg. At the battle of Winchester it participated in the charge on the enemy's right flank and the killed and wounded of the regiment amounted to over one-fourth the number engaged. In the terrible battle of Fredericksburg it formed the right wing of the forlorn hope and in killed and wounded lost 37. In the battle of Gettysburg it bore a conspicuous part, capturing 3 stands of colors and losing 102 men, killed and wounded. On June 25, 1864, its term of service having expired, the regiment was relieved from duty, being then in the trenches before Petersburg with only 72 officers and men fit for duty and returned to Ohio to be mustered out. On the route home it was frequently greeted with tokens of respect. The regiment was formally mustered out on July 13, 1864.

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

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