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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


FIFTY-FOURTH OHIO INFANTRY

     Recruiting for this regiment began late in the summer of 1861.  It was organized at Camp Dennison, where it remained for drill the following fall and winter.  It went into the field the seventeenth of the following February, with an aggregate number of eight hundred and fifty men.  The first engagement was in the battle of Pittsburgh Landing, April 6, 1861.  At the end of the two days' fighting a loss was sustained of one hundred and ninety-eight men killed, wounded and missing.
     On the twenty-ninth of April, movement was made upon Corinth.  On the morning of the evacuation, the fifty-fourth was among the first to enter the town.  It was afterwards designated to perform provost duty, the commanding officer of the regiment being appointed commandant of the post of Corinth.
    During the summer there were several short expeditions.  At Chickasaw Bayou, Dec. 28th and 29th, in an assault on the rebel works, there was a loss of twenty men killed and wounded.  The first of the year 1863 we hear of the Fifty-fourth in the capture of Arkansas Post.
     On the sixth of May the regiment began its march toward Vicksburgh, engaging in the battles of Champion Hills and Big Black Ridge on its way. In a general assault on the enemy's works, on the nineteenth and twenty-second of June, it met with a loss of forty-seven in killed and wounded men.  During the entire siege of Vicksburgh, this regiment was continually employed in skirmishing and fatigue duty, except six days consumed in a march of observation toward Jackson, Mississippi.
     It was engaged in the battle of Missionary Ridge, November 26th, and the following day marched to the relief of the garrison at Knoxville, Tennessee.
     The regiment was mustered into service as a veteran organization January 22d, and at once started to Ohio on furlough.  In April it returned to camp with two hundred recruits, and at once entered on the Atlanta campaign.  It participated in a general engagement at Resaca and Dallas, and in a severe skirmish at New Hope Church.  In the general assault upon Kenesaw Mountain, June 27th, there was a loss of twenty-eight killed and wounded, at Nicajack Creek thirteen killed and wounded, and in the battle east of Atlanta, July 21st and 22d, ninety-four killed, wounded and missing.
     Following these, it was in the heavy skirmish at Jonesborough, and acted a part in the pursuit of Hood, till the march for Savannah was begun.  Its last battle was at Bentonville, North Carolina, March 21, 1865.
     Moving by way of Richmond, the regiment arrived in Washington city, where it took part in the grand review.  In August it was mustered out.  The aggregate strength of the regiment at that time was twenty-four officers and two hundred and thirty-one men.

COMMISSIONED OFFICERS.

Lieutenant Colonel Robert Williams, jr.
Adjutant George W. Wilson

COMPANY C.

COMMISSIONED OFFICERS.

Captain Robert Williams, jr.
First Lieutenant Granville M. White.
Second Lieutenant John Bell.

NON-COMMISSIONED OFFICERS.

First Sergeant David A. Rees
Sergeant Miles W. Elliott
Sergeant James M. Dimpsey
Sergeant Peter J. Gasnell
Sergeant William H. Elliott
Corporal Henry B. Neff
Corporal Carlisle Leeds
Corporal Dillon H. James
Corporal Cyrus Pattenger
Corporal Adam C. Neff
Corporal John W. Kelley
Corporal James M. Anderson
Corporal David F. Price
Musician Leonard W. Brown
Musician David R. Stephenson
Wagoner Henry Spreng

PRIVATES.

Adams, Frank B.
Armstrong, James W.
Athey, Elijah
Baker, Christian W.
Ballard, Cyrus
Barber, Jacob
Barber, Nicholas
Bennett, Charles K.
Bennett, Thomas
Boyer, Alexander W.
Breeder, John M.
Brown, Thomas J.
Campbell, Jacob
Carroll, Henry W.
Casselman, James M.
Cavener, James
Clark, Andrew J.
Cochran, Albert G.
Cochran, John H.
Cochran, William G.
Cook, Christopher H.
Cook, Samuel
Davin, Thomas
Ford, Jackson B.
Frazier, John
Glunt, Jesse
Glunt, John
Glunt, Samuel
Gordon, George W.
Haines, Joseph
Haines, Peter
Hale, Francis V.
Haughn, George
Hawk, John
Henderson, Nathan H.
Huffman, Joseph
Huffman, Lewis
Kimball, Alonzo D.
King, Henry D.
Lowe, Allen H.
Marshland, Henry
Miller, George W.
Mitchell, Nathan D.
Mitchell, Thomas J.
Moravy, William H.
Neff, John W.
Neff, Milton U.
Richard C. White
Robinson, Albert S.
Robinson, James H.
Robinson, William H.
Runyan, William H.
Scott, Joseph
Seas, Hiram
Smiley, Samuel
Smiley, William F.
Speilman, John
Thompson, John W.
Tipton, Joseph
Vanatta, Elias
Walker, Lyndon
Whiteside, Franklin W.
Wilson, George W.
Wilson, William C.
Wingler, James
Wingler, John
Wright, Joseph

COMPANY G.

PRIVATES.

Fornshell, Henry C.
Fornshell, Lusten D.
Hancock, Elisha M.
King, Calloway
 

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