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Ohio Regiment Infantry
Ohio Infantry Soldier Roster - Official Roster of the Soldiers of the
State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, Volume 7, 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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|Ninety-sixth Infantry. — Col., Joseph W. Vance;
Lieut.-Col, Albert H. Brown; Majs., Charles H. McElroy, Joseph Leonard.
This regiment was organized at Camp Delaware, Aug. 19 and 22, 1862, to
serve for three years. It was consolidated into a battalion of five
companies on Nov. 18, 1864. At the time of its organization it numbered
1,014 men, rank and tile. Its first service was in Kentucky, occasioned
by the Kirby Smith raid, but in November it was sent to Mississippi,
where it took part in the first attack on Vicksburg at Chickasaw bluffs.
On Jan. 10, it landed near Arkansas Post and took an active part in the
attack upon that fort on the subsequent day, with a loss of 10 killed
and 26 wounded. It returned to Young's point, La., accompanied the army
in its flanking movement to the rear of Vicksburg, and took part in the
operations and siege of that city until its surrender. It then marched
to Jackson, Miss., and took part in the siege of that place up to its
evacuation ; then marched to Bryan's station and Dry creek, and thence
to Vicksburg. It then moved to Louisiana and in the desperate fight at
Grand Coteau lost 9 killed, 33 wounded and 68 taken prisoners. It
engaged in the battle of Sabine cross-roads, with a loss of 6 killed, 24
wounded and 26 taken prisoners, and in that terrible and ever memorable
retreat to the Mississippi river it was fighting and skirmishing most of
the way. It formed part of the forces in the siege and capture of Fort
Gaines, then moved to the rear of Fort Morgan and engaged in the siege
of that fort until it fell. It was engaged in the operations around
Mobile, taking part in the siege of Spanish Fort until its evacuation
and in the capture of the city. The regiment was mustered out on July 7,
1865, numbering at that date 427, including one company that had been
transferred to it from the 42nd regiment.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2