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One Hundred and Fifteenth Ohio Infantry.



601



115tk REGIMENT OHIO VOLUNTEER INFANTRY.



EOSTBE, THREE YEARS' SERVICE.



UATK OF BAKE. COM. ISSUED



Colonel

Do

Lt. Colonel

Do

Do

Major

Do

Do

Burgeon.

Do

Ass't Surgeon

Do.

Do.

Do.

Do.

Do.

Chaplain

Do

Captain

Do

Do

Do

Do

Do

Do

Do

Do

Do

Do

Do

Do

Do

Do

Do

Do

Do

Do

Do

1st Lieutenant

Do.

Do.

Do.

Do.

Do.

Do.

Do.

Do.

Do.

Do.

Do.

Do.

Do.

Do.

Do.

Do.

Do.

Do.

Do.

Do.

Do.

Do.
2d Lieutenant

L»o.

Do.

Do.

Do.

Do.

Do.

Do.

Do.

Do.

Do.

Do.

Do.

Do.

Do.

Do.



J. A. LUCY

THOMAS CJ. BOONE....

Thomas C. Boone

Asa W. Fitch

Harrington lt. Hill...

Asa W. Fitch

Harrington R. Hill...

Lewis F. Hake

H. B. Johnson

\V. H. Jones

J. L. BuENTON

Jones Patterson

W. H. Jones

Geo. H. Barrows

S. I). Kichards

J. W. Kekd

Asbury Castle

Wm. G. March

Harrington It. Hili

Lewis F. Hake

John A. Means

Lewis McCoy

Joseph S. Harter

Alfred .1. Ware

Doming N. Lowry

Abdiel Sturgeon

lames W. McConnell ...

Win. Ramsey

Edward Buckingham ...

J. Newton Campbell

Jeremiah G. Mohler

Wm. M. MeClure

Jeremiah G. Mohler

John Eadie ,

Albert W r . Thompson ...

John Eadie

John S. Urr

John B. Irwin

W T m. M. MeClure

John S. Urr

John Eadie

John B. Irwin

Jeremiah G. Mohler

Henry C. Ellison

Arthur L. Conger

Simon Summers

Edward Buckingham ...
Albert W. Thompson....

Win. M. Hostetter

Thomas W. Saxton

George D. Harter

Hugh M. Torrence

George M. Hershey

Henry C. March

Sumner Nash

Henry H. Glosser

James M. Newell ,

Lafavette Foulks

Hugh McCagh

Seth Wright

Lewis M. Slusser

George Hallau

Wm. Pence

George L. Waterman ...

Jacob McCoy

George M. Hershey

Henry C. March

Sumner Nash

Henry H. Glosser

Hugh M. Torrence

J. Newton Campbell

James M. Newell

Lafayette Foulks

Oscar Von Kochtitzky.

Hu?h McCagh

Seth Wright

Lewis M. Slusser



Aug.
July
Aug.
July
Feb.
Sept.
Aug.
Feb.
Sept.
March
ept. 1,



April
May
Aug.
Sept.

Dec.
Aug.



23,

1,
30, ]
26,
20,
17, !
1,
1,
13,
14,
M,
15,
15,
21,
22,
23,
25,

Feb. 8,
March 2,
Aug. 26,



Aug.

Sept.



July
Aug.
Nov.
Feb.
June

Aug.



July
Aug.



Sept.



2,
6,
30,
26,
20,
22, 1
March 29, !
Sept. 22, :
22,
22,
22,
22,
22,
22,
22,
22,
22,

Feb. 11,
March 30,
Sept. 8,



Dec. 14,
Feb. 8,
(Jet. 17,
March 21,
Aug. 11,
" II.
19,



Feb.
May
June

Aug.



1",

15, ■

30,

20,

15,

14,

15,

21,

9,
10,
14,

8,

3,



Aug.
Dec.
Feb.

8
March 2
Oct. 17
Jan. 1,



S?pt. 22.

July 20,

Sept. 22,

July 20.

Feb. 8.

Sept. 22

Aug. 19,

Feb. 8

Sept. 22,

March 7,

Sept. 22
Feb.
May



1m,2
1861
1862
1864
181m
1SIS2
1 964
1865
1862
l«65
1m>2
1S63
18 3
1864



Jan.
July
Aug.
Nov.
Feb.
June

Sept.



18,1
30,
19,
26,
8,
16,
16,
22
22]
22,
22,
25,
22,
22,
22,
22,
22,



Dec.
Feb.



March 21,
Aug. 11,



1863
1S64



Feb.
May
June

Sept.



Dec. 31,

1863March 30,

" Feb. 11,

" March 30,

" Feb. 12,

1864 " 4,



Discharged July 6, 1864.
Mustered out with regiment.
Promoted to Colonel.
Resigned January 5, 1865.
Clustered out with regiment.
Promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel.
Promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel.
Mustered out as Captain May 15, 1865.
Honorably discharged February 17, 1865.
Mustered out with regiment.
Surgeon 8th O. V. I.
Resigned November 23, 1863.
Promoted to Surgeon.
Declined.

Mustered out with regiment.

Resigned August 3, 1863.

Resigned October 28, 1864.

Promoted to Major.

Promoted to Major.

Mustered out with regiment.

Mustered out with regiment.

Died of wounds August 26, 1803.

Kesigned November I, 1864.

Lost on steamer Sultana April 27, 1865.

Mustered out with regiment.

Died February 8, 1863.

Resigned March 2, 1863.

Mustered out with regiment.

Mustered out with regiment.

Mustered out with regiment.

Mustered out with regiment.

Mustered out with regimeut.

Commission returned.

Mustered out with regiment.

Lost on steamer Sultana.

Mustered out with regiment as 1st Lieutenant.

Mustered out with regiment as 1st Lieutenant.

Promoted to Captain.

Promoted to Captainy

Promoted to Captain.

Promoted to Captain.

Promoted to Captain.

Mustered out with regiment as Adjutant.

Mustered out with regiment.

Resigned March 1, 1864.

Promoted to Captain.

Promoted to Captain.

Resigned December 14, 1862.

Kesigned April 20, 1865.

Mustered out with regiment

Mustered out with regiment.

Discharged July 6, 1864.

Mustered out with regiment.

Mustered out with regiment.

Mustered out with regiment.

Mustered out with regiment.

Mustered out with regiment as 2d Lieutenant.

Mustered out with regiment as 2d Lieutenant.

Mustered out with regiment as 2d Lieutenant.

Mustered out with regiment as 2d Lieutenant.

Resigned December 8, 1862.

Discharged July 6, 1864.

Died of wounds September 19, 1S63

Resigned February 3, 1^63.

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Promoted to 1st Lieuteuant.

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Promoted to Captain.

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Resigned.

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.



602



Ohio in the War.



RANK.


NAME.


DATE OF RANK.


COM.


ISSUED.


REMARKS.


2d Lieutenant
Do.
Do.
Do.


H'-nry H. Woods


Aug.

Sept.

,<
Feb.

May

June


11, 1864
11, "
8, "
8, "
8, "
8, 1S65
23, "
2, "
16, •'
IK, "

15, "

16, "


Aug.

Sept.

Feb.

Hay

June


11, 1864
11, "
8, "
8, "
8, "
8, lS6.-<
23, "
2, "
16, "
16, "
16, "
16, "


Mustered out with regiment.
Mustered out with regiment.
Alustered out with reciment.
Mustered out January 9. 1865.
Mustered out with regiment.
Lost on steamer Sultana.
Mustered out with regiment.
Mnstered out July 5, 1865.
Mustered out with regiment as Q. ]




Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.
Do.


John C. Elv

J. Wickersham

Wm. K. Elliott


1. Serg't.


Do.
Do.







115th OHIO VOLUNTEER INFANTRY.



THIS regiment was organized at Camp Massillon, Ohio, in August, 1862, and waa
mustered into the United States service, September 18, 1862, by Captain A. E. Drake,
of the Second United States Infantry.

Under orders, it reported to Major-General Wright, at Cincinnati, October 4, 1862. On the
9th of October the regiment was divided — five companies, under command of Lieutenant-Colonel
Boone, being sent to Columbus (Camp Chase) to perform guard-duty. The remaining five
companies, under command of Colonel J. A. Lucy, remained in Cincinnati, and acted as provost-
guard.

In November, 1862, the battalion at Columbus was ordered to Maysville, Kentucky, under
command of Colonel Lucy, leaving Lieutenant-Colonel Boone in command of the battalion at
Cincinnati.

In December, 1862, the battalion at Maysville was ordered to Covington, Kentucky, where
it performed provost-duty until October, 1863. It was then relieved and ordered to report to
Major-General Kosecrans at Chattanooga, Tennessee. Reaching Murfreesboro' it was ordered to
report to the post-commander for duty. Part of the regiment was at once mounted and sent out
against the Rebel guerrillas, then infesting the country between Nashville and Tullahoma.

In June, 1864, that part of the regiment not mounted was stationed on the line of the Nash-
ville and Chattanooga Railroad, in block-houses, to prevent the guerrillas from destroying it.
August, 1864, Block-House, No. 4, in command of Sergeant Flohr, of company B, was captured
by the forces of the Rebel General Wheeler. Block-House No. 5, commanded by Lieutenant
John S. Orr, of company B, was attacked at the same time, and three men were killed and seven
wounded, out of the detachment of forty men. In this attack the Rebels were handsomely
repulsed, and failed in their desperate attempt to capture the garrison.

Shortly after the above affair company K (mounted) surprised and captured a squad of
guerrillas, and lost Sergeant Richmond killed and three men Avounded.

During Hood's advance on Nashville, in December, 1864, Block-Houses Nos. 1, 3, and 4
were assaulted by a large force of Rebels under Forrest, and their garrisons, consisting of parts
of companies C, F, and G, captured.

The garrisons of Block-Houses Nos. 5 and 6 were, by order of General Thomas, withdrawn
to Murfreesboro'. Block-House No. 7 was assaulted and surrounded by the Rebels, and for fifteen
days the garrison dared not venture outside. The garrison of Block-House No. 2, under com-



One Hundred and Fifteenth Ohio Infantry. 603

mand of Lieutenant Harter, was assaulted December 9, "1864, by the enemy, with three pieces of
rifled artillery, and a continuous fire kept up from nine o'clock in the morning until dark. Two
of the garrison were killed and five wounded. Under cover of the night the garrison withdrew
and reached Nashville in safety.

Shortly after this affair the Rebel General Buford made a desperate charge on Murfreesboro',
but after five hours of hard fighting was driven back with heavy loss. On the National side
there was one killed and three wounded. The garrison of Murfreesboro' at this time consisted of
a battalion of the One Hundred and Fifteenth Ohio, and the Fourth and Twenty-Ninth Michigan
regiments, under command of General Rousseau. /

On April 27th, 1865, the battalion of the One Hundred and Fifteenth Ohio, captured by the
Rebels at Block-Houses 1, 3, and 4, in December, 18C4, was on board the ill-fated steamer Sultana,
which exploded on the Mississippi River near Memphis, Tennessee, and Captains D. N. Lowry
and John Eadie, Lieutenant J. C. Ely, and eighty men were lost. They belonged to companies B,
C, F, and G. These unfortunate men were on their way to Columbus, Ohio, having been paroled
for that purpose.

The regiment performed garrison-duty at Murfreesboro', and guard-duty on the line of the
Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad from Nashville to Tullahoma, until the 23d of June, 1S65,
when it was mustered out of the service by Captain TV. S. Wilson, A. C. M. It received its final
discharge and pay at Cleveland, Ohio, July 7, 1S65.

The One Hundred and Fifteenth Ohio, as will be observed by its record, was not permitted
to be massed in the field at any one time. It was a reliable regiment, well-disciplined and
drilled.



Lieutenant-Colonel (afterward Colonel) Boone, while in command of the battalion stationed
at Cincinnati in 1862-3, had the charge of all prisoners, military and political, as well as the duty
of forwarding convalescent soldiers to their respective regiments. It was during this time that the
orders of General Burnside, Nos. 38 and 113, were issued, which caused considerable excitement
among the community, and resulted in bringing the civil and military authorities into conflict.
For carrying out these orders — refusing to deliver up certain deserters on a writ of habeas carpus —
a warrant for the arrest of the Colonel was issued by Judge Paddack, Probate Judge of Hamilton
County, Ohio; but the warrant could not be executed because of the guard which constantly sur-
rounded the person of the commanding officer.

In July, the same year (1863), Colonel Boone called out his battalion, for five or six days, on
the Harrison Pike, to render assistance to the cavalry in pursuit of John Morgan, then on his
unfortunate raid through Ohio. In the October following the regiment proceeded to the front,
and was assigned to the Fourth Division, Twentieth Army Corps.

The strength of the regiment when organized was nine hundred and eighty-five, and during
its term of service it received, in addition, over three hundred recruits. At muster-out it num-
bered six hundred and thirty officers and men all told.



604



Ohio in the War.



116th REGIMENT OHIO VOLUNTEER INFANTRY.



ROSTER, THREE YEARS' SERVICE.



RANK.


NAME.


UATE OF ItANK.I


COM. ISSUED.


REMARKS.


Colonel


JAMES WASHBURN


Aug.


22, 1862


Sept.


25, 1S-2


Mustered out July 5, 1S65.

Prom. Col Is6th U. V. I. and bvt. Brig. Gen.


Lt. Colonel....


1'homas IP. Wild KB




is, "


44


25, "


Do


WilbeuT B. Tet.iis


Feb.


26, 1865


Feb.


26, 1865


Mustered out with regiment.


Major

Do


\V. Thomas Mounts


Ann.


19, IS..-'


Sept.


25, 1862


Resigned August 24, 1864.


WlLBERT B. T'ETEUS


Dec.


27, 1864


Dec.


27, 1864


Promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel.


Do


John Hull


Feb.


26, 1S65


Feb.


26, 1865


Discharged as Captain.


Do


Hamilton L. Kakk


March


2'.l, ' 4


March


29, "


Mustered out with regiment as Captain.


Surgeon

Do


A. R. (Jilkiy


^ept.


4, 1862


Sept.


2.'), 1862


Deceased June 4, 1863.


Thomas J. Shannon


July


22, LSI,.",


July


22, 1863


Killed in action October 19, 1S64.


Do


Thomas 0. Smith


Dec.


u, Ian


Dec.


14, 1864


Mustered out with regiment.


Ass't Surgeon


John Q. A. Hudson


Aug.


16, l-sfc


Sept.


25, 1862


Resigned March 24, 1863.


Do.


James Johnson


44


22, "


44


25, "


Resigned February 19, 1803.


Do.


Thomas 0. Smith


"


27, 44


March


27, 1.-63


Promoted to Surgeon.


Do.


JAMES L. BlloWN


April


14, IR63


April


14, "


Resigned.


Do.


James A. Sampskli,


Ian.


4, i*a


Jan.


4, 1865 Mustered out with regiment.


Do.


James T. Mohan


Feb.


15, "


Feb.


15, "


Mustered out with regt. as Hospital Steward.


Chaplain


KBENK.zK.it W. Brady


Sept.


24, 1862


Nov.


4, 1S62


Discharged October 18, IS64.


Do


James Log in


Nov.


12, 1M.1


44


12, 1864


Mustered out with regiment.


Captain

llo


Charles W. Ridgwaj


Aug.


12, isia


Sept.


25, IS. 2


Resigued March 16, 18i3.


Kilwin Keys


44


12, "


44


25, •'


Killed Julv 19, 1864.


Do


Frederick 11. Arckouoe


"


12, "


44


25, H


Killed June 13, 1863.


Do


Win. Myers


*•


12, "


44


25, * 4


Resigned August 24, 1864.


Do


John Vail ">


"


12, "


44


25, 44


Discharged September 15, 1864.


Do


Matthew Brow i


"


12, "


44


25, "


Discharged August 7, 1*64.


Do


John C. Gjlden


44


13, "


44


25, 41


Resigned January 31, 1863.


Do


Wilbert B. Teters


41


17, "


44


25, 44


Promoted 10 Major.


Do


Edward Fuller


"


18, "


44


25, "


Resigned January 31, 1SC3.


Do


John Hull


11


IS, "


44


25, 4 '


Promoted to Major.


Do


Hamilton L. liarr


Jan.


31, 1> ■'.".


March


27, 1863


Promoted to Major.


Do


Alex. Cpcbran


"


31. "


44


27, "


Resigned February 9, 1S65.


Do


Thornton Mallory


March


Hi, "


April


29, "


Mustered out with regiment.


Do


James 1'. Maun


June


13, "


Inly


20, "


Mustered out with regiment.


Do


Win. M. Kerr


Sept.


8, 1864


S-pt.


8, 1864


Discharged November 23, 1S64.


Do


Richard Chaney


"


8, "




8, "


Honorably discharged February 1, 1865.


Do


John F. Welch


Nov.


3, "


Nov.


3, M


Mustered out with regiment.


Do


Peter Dillon


**


26, "


44


26, "


Resigned January 29, 1-65.


Do


John C. U. Cobb


Dec.


27, "


Dec.


27, "


Mustered out with regiment.


Do


Adolphus B. Frain.-


"


27, ' 4


44


27, "


Discharged as 1st Lieutenant March 2, 1865.


Do


Wilson F. Martin


Feb.


15, 186)


Feb.


15, ISfti


Mustered out with regiment.


Do


John c. Henthorn

Wm. Mostly


March


18, "
18, "


March


IS, " Mustered out with regiment.


Do


IS, "


Discharged as 2d Lieutenant March 30, 1865.


Do


John S. Manning

Samuel D. Knight

Bansom Griitiii


June


18, "

29, "
20, "
20, * 4


June


18, "

29, "
20, "
20, "


Mustered out w ith regiment as 1st Lieutenant.


Do


Mustered out with regiment


Do


Mustered out w ith regiment as 1st Lieutenant.


Do


Mustered out with regiment as 1st Lieutenant.


1st Lieutenant


Frederick I,. Ballard


S-pt.


8, IStjJ


Sept.


25, 1862


Honorably discharged February 3, 1865.


Do.


Artemus W. \\ illiams


44


3, "


44


25, "


Mustered out with regiment as R. Q. M.


Do




..


12, "
12, "


M


25, "

25, 4 '


Died November 19, 1S62.


Do.


Thornton Mallory


Promoted to Captain.


Do.


James P. Mann


44


16, "


44


25 44


Promoted to Captain.


Do.


Peter Dillon


**


12, "


44


25! "


Promoted to Captain.


Do.


Henry McKlfresh


"


12, "


44


25, "


Resigned February 7, 1863.


Do




"


13, ,l
17, "


.!


25, 44
25, "


Promoted to Captain.


Do!


Wm. Sprigg


Discharged January 15, 1864.


Do.




!.'


16, "

18, "


\\


25, "
25, 44


Promoted to Captain.


Do.




Resigned January 31, 1863.


Do.


Richard Chancy


Jan.


2, 1863


March


27, 1863


Promoted to Captain.


Do




Nov.
Jan.


19, 1863

31, 1863


Feb.


27, "
19, "


Promoted to Captain.


Do.


John F. Welch


Promoted to Captain.


Do.


John C. H. Cobb


**


34, "


March


27, '«


Promoted to Captain.


Do.


Adolphus B. Frame


44


31, "


44


27, "


Promoted to Captain.


Do.
Do.




Feb.
April
June
Feb.


27*, "

13, "

1, 1864

I, "


April

Julv

Feb.


27, "
27, "
20, 44
12, 1S64
12, "


Promoted to Captain.




Failed to report.


Do




Died Sept. 12. '64, in prison at Charleston, S. C.


Do




Honorably discharged January 11, 1865.


Do.




Promoted to Captain.


Do -


Wm Hosely


Sept.
Nov.


8, "
8, "
3, "


Sept.
Nov.


8, ' 4
8, ' 4
3, 4t


Promoted to Captain.


Do.
Do.




Promoted to Captain.




Promoted to Captain.


Do.




Dec.


26, '«

26, "

27, "
27, "


Dec.


26, 44

26, "

27, "
27, "


Promoted to Captain.


Do.


Milton A. Ellis


Detached in Signal Corps.


Do.




Promoted to Captain.


Do.


Wm. F. Biddenharn


Mustered out with regiment.


Do.




Feb.
March


10, 1865
10, "
15, "
18, "

18, "


Feb.
March


10, 1S65
10, "
15, "
IS, "
18, "


Mustered out with regiment.


Do




Resigned.


Do.




Mustered out with regiment.


Do.




Mustered out with regiment.


Do.




Mustered out with regiment.


Do.




41


18, "


44


18, "


Mustered out with reeiment.


Do.


Wm H. Bush


June


29, "
21), ,4


June


29, "
20, "


Killed in action April 3, 1865.


Do.


Jacob Wvckoff.


Mustered out with regiment as 2d Lieut.


Do.


John S. Hc-ald


Aug.


20, "
20, 4<
12, 1S62


Sejjt.


20, "
20, "
25, 1862


Mustered out with regiment as 2d Lieut.


Do.


Charles A Cline


Mustered out with regiment as 2d Lieut.


2d Lieutenant




Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.


Do.






12, "


25, "


Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.



One Hundred and Sixteenth Ohio Infantey.



605



2d Lieutenant
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Levi M. Iiuptnn

Itichard Uhiiney...-

John C. Heiitiioi-ii

Wilson F. Martin

John (J. H. (Jobh

Win. Moscly

Adolphus B. Frame....

Hezekiah Myers

John F. Welch

Hilton A. Kllis

Kansoin Griffin

Samuel J). Kuignt

Richmond 0. Kuowlus

John S. Manning

Gottleib Sheiney

Wm. V. Biddcnharn...

Will. B. Henry

Edward Mulk-m.iU

iteeae Williams

(.'has. P. Allison

Will. J. Lee

Joseph Purkeiy

Ezra L. Walker

Wm. H. Bush

John S. Heald

Ohas. A. (Jline

Jacob Wyckoff.

Man. Smith

Peter D. Wolfe

John L. Beach

Adam J. Myers

Samuel Atkinson

Francis A. Bartley ....

Benj. F. Saninions

John <J. Chick

Leauder Shane

Benj. Sheffield

Andrew W. ileutliorn



DATS Of HANK. I COM. ISSUKn.



July
Aug.



Feb.

Jan.

Xov.
Jan.
June
Feb.

Nov.

Jan.

Feb.



Jan.
June



25, :

1-',
II,

12.
13,
17,
16,
IS,
Id,



iy, ia»2

31, 16(13
13, "
2ti, 161)4
2ii, '•
12, "
12, "
16, lS'ia
16, "
10, "
la, "



20,

2(1,
20,
20,
20,
20,
2.1,
20,
20,
20,



Sept.



2.i,
25,
25,



25,



March 27, 16i»3



July

Feb.
Nov.
Jan.
Feb.



Jan.
June



2ii, \6-U



Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Declined.

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Resigned September 17, lstil.

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

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Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Mustered out as Sergeant.

Mustered out as Sergeant.

Mustered out as Sergeant.

Mustered out as Sergeant.

Mustered out as Sergeant.

Mustered out as Sergeant.

Mustered out as Sergeant.

Mustered out as Sergeant.

Mustered out as Sergeant.

Mustered out as Sergeant.

Mustered out as Sergeant.



116th OHIO VOLUNTEER INFANTRY.



THIS regiment, with the exception of two companies, B and C, which were guarding the
Marietta and Cincinnati Railroad, rendezvoused at Marietta on the 25th of August,
1862. Companies A, C, D, E, and F, were from Monroe County; companies B and G
from Meigs; companies I and K from Athens; and company II from Noble.

On the 1st of September the regiment was ordered to Parkersburg to watch the movements
of the Rebel General Jenkins. On the 6th it was ordered to Gallipolis, where it was armed
and equipped. The arms which the regiment carried to Parkersburg were intended more for
show than for use; and those which it now received were of an inferior quality, and were after-
ward exchanged for a better pattern. On the 18th and 19th of September the regiment was
mustered into the service, with the exception of two companies, F and K, which were not full.
These companies were mustered on the 28th of October, and joined the regiment at Buckhannon,
West Virginia.

On the 16th of October the regiment moved to Belpre, crossed the river to Parkersburg, and
was immediately transported to Clarksburg. The regiment arrived at Bnckhannnon on the 27th
of October, and was brigaded with the One Hundred and Tenth, One Hundred and Twenty-
Second, and One Hundred and Twenty-Third Ohio. On the 9th of November it moved to Web-
ster, passing over the battle-field of Bich Mountain, embarked on the cars, and proceeded to
New Creek. Here the measles broke out and raged violently. Within a week one-fourth of the
regiment was prostrated. Some died, others were discharged, and many were rendered unfit for
duty for a long time. On the 12th of December it left one hundred and ten men in hospital, and
moved by way of Burlington and Petersburg to Moorefield, where the One Hundred and Six-



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teenth was posted with a section of artillery. During the march the troops were much annoyed
by guerrillas. On one occasion a scouting party captured nineteen prisoners and some property.
On the 3d of January, 1863, the pickets were driven in and the enemy commenced shelling the
camp. The regiment numbered only about six hundred and fifty men, with a section of artillery ;
but they were advantageously posted and the enemy could assail only at long range. About the
middle of the afternoon troops from Petersburg moved to the assistance of the garrison at Moore-
field, and the Eebels were compelled to retire. The regiment lost two or three men slightly
wounded by fragments of shell, and about twenty were captured on the picket-line.

After a little more scouting and foraging in the Moorefield Valley, the One Hundred and
Sixteenth moved to Romney, arriving January 11th. Here it was engaged in foraging, picketing,
and drilling. On the 16th of February a forage-train guarded by about fifty men of the One
Hundred and Sixteenth was captured. The capture was occasioned by the negligence of the
officer in command of the guard, who was subsequently dismissed from the service. The regi-
ment reached Winchester on the 17th of March, and here" General Elliott was assigned to the



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