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Mililtary Records
Source:
History of Preble County, Ohio
with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches
H. Z. Williams & Bro., Publishers
1881

CHAPTER XIII.

PREBLE IN THE WAR OF THE REBELLION

20TH OHIO INFANTRY 93RD OHIO INFANTRY
22ND OHIO INFANTRY 112TH OHIO VOLUNTEER INFANTRY
35TH OHIO INFANTRY 191ST OHIO VOLUNTEER INFANTRY
39TH OHIO INFANTRY 5TH INDEPENDENT CO. OF SHARP-SHOOTERS
47TH OHIO INFANTRY 5TH INDEPENDENT CO SHARP SHOOTERS
50TH OHIO INFANTRY 156TH OHIO NATIONAL GUARD
54TH OHIO INFANTRY 2ND OHIO VOLUNTEER CAVALRY
69TH OHIO INFANTRY 5TH OHIO CAVALRY
73RD OHIO VOLUNTEER INFANTRY 1ST REGIMENT OHIO HEAVY ARTILLERY
75TH OHIO INFANTRY 2ND REGIMENT OHIO HEAVY ARTILLERY
81ST OHIO INFANTRY 8TH OHIO BATTERY
81ST OHIO VOLUNTEER INFANTRY 5TH REGIMENT U. S. COLORED TROOPS
86TH OHIO INFANTRY 27TH REGIMENT U. S. COLORED TROOPS
87TH OHIO INFANTRY THE SQUIRREL HUNTERS


FIFTIETH OHIO INFANTRY

     This regiment was organized at Camp Dennison, and mustered into the service August 27, 1862.  It numbered an aggregate of nine hundred and sixty-four men, gathered from the State at large.  The Fiftieth was assigned to the Thirty-fourth brigade, Tenth division, McCook's corps.  On the first of October it moved out of Louisville, and on the eighth went into the battle of Perryville.  In this engagement a loss was sustained of two officers killed and one mortally wounded, and one hundred and sixty-two men killed and wounded.
     During the army's advance on Nashville, the regiment was at Lebanon - then the base of supplies.  We afterwards hear of it in pursuit of John Morgan, and still father, in the building of Forts Boyle, Sands and McAllister.  On Christmas day, 1863, it was ordered to Knoxville, Tennessee.  The route lay eastward to Somerset, Kentucky, and thence southward, crossing the Cumberland river at Point Isabelle.  On the first day of the year 1864, movement began across the mountains.  In the severest winter weather, the men dragged the artillery and wagons over the mountains by hand, slept on the frozen ground in rain and snow without shelter, and subsisted on parched corn.  Soon after arriving at Knoxville, it received orders to join General Sherman's army at Kingston, Georgia.
     From the twenty-sixth of May until after the siege of Atlanta, the regiment was almost constantly in line of battle.  It shared in all the movements of the campaign, and participated in the actions at Pumpkin-vine Creek, Dallas, New Hope Church, Lost Mountain, Pine Mountain, Kenesaw Mountain, Culp's Farm, Nicajack Creek, Chattahoochie River, Howard House, Atlanta, and Jonesborough.  During this campaign the ranks of the regiment were sadly thinned.  Following the battle of Jonesborough, in pursuit of Hood's army, the regiment passed through Marietta, Kingston, Rome, and at last halted for a few days on the Coosa river, at Cedar Bluffs.  On the thirtieth of November it arrived at Franklin, Tennessee.  It went into the battle that followed, with two hundred and twenty-five men, and came out with one hundred and twelve.  It fell back with the army to Nashville, and in the engagements that occurred there on the fifteenth and sixteenth of December, lost several more of its men.  The regiment followed the retreating rebels as far as Columbia, Tennessee, where it was consolidated with the Ninety-ninth infantry, the name of the Fiftieth being retained.
     We now hear of the newly consolidated regiment in Clifton, Tennessee, at Fort Fisher, Wilmington, Kingston, Goldsborough, Raleigh, Greensborough, and at last in Salisbury, North Carolina, where it was mustered out on the twenty-sixth of June, 1865.  On the seventeenth of July, the regiment reached Camp Dennison, Ohio, where the men were all paid and discharged.

COMPANY C.

COMMISSIONED OFFICERS.

Captain Patrick McGrew
First Lieutenant David A. Ireland
Second Lieutenant William O'Hara

NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS.

First Sergeant Charles D. Whitridge
Sergeant Albert Hawley
Sergeant Abram V. Thompson
Sergeant Thomas M. Gray
Sergeant Samuel A. Winkle
Corporal Charles H. Richey
Corporal Thornton P. Thomas
Corporal David B. Austin
Corporal John W. Achey
Corporal Aaron M. Atren
Corporal John G. Harvey
Corporal James C. Watt
Corporal Samuel Kesler
Musician George W. Richey

PRIVATES.

Aldridge, John
Batten, William A.
Bealman, Samuel
Billy, William
Bronley, John
Carr, Philip
Cobleus, Adam
Collins, William
Colwell, Austin
Conover, George
Cook, Albert
Cook, George
Cook, Theo H.
Curry, John F.
Deardoff, David
Deardoff, John
Dunham, Andrew
Elliott, John
Fleming, Clinton A.
Fleming, Theo. P.
Foster, James M.
Garrison, Thomas
Gephart, Henry I.
Graham, Charles
Hagarman, John
Hattersley, John
Hazeltine, John T.
Hildebrand, George H.
Horton, Henry
Irwin, John F.
Jaynes, William D.
Karshmer, William L.
Kimball, James
Kincaid, Joseph
Kizer, Uris
Lee, Benton
Leeks, Daniel
Mackey, Samuel C.
Manzy, John H.
March, George
Marshall, Enos
Mauzy, James
McCawley, Matthew
Miller, Alfred .
Miller, Henry
Mills, William
Mulholland, Henry
Murray, Alfred B.
Pence, Cyrus
Pittman, James M.
Ray, Christopher
Rayburn, John
Rogers, Hugh S.
Sample, James K.
Sample, John
Severer, George W.
Simms, Andrew J.
Stephenson, Jos. D.
Sullivan, James
Tenell, Thomas M.
Tenell, William A.
Thompson, John B.
Vanzant, John
Walker, James
Werts, David
Williams, John N.
Wooston, James
 

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