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Florence J. O'Sullivan

Carey D. Lindsey

franklin Brings

Rodney J. Hathaway

Charles E. Minor

Henry M. Wallack

George Ansel

Henry L. Aldxicb

John J. Parsons

Herman H. Hansenn

Emit Ram pa no

Henry J. Carter

Robert McMurrav

O.-ville Eddy

Louis Hebenthall

Charles Autenraith

Wm. Terry

Alfred N. Briggs

George G. Tappan

Wellington Smith

Francis L. Vosburg

Edward O. Jeffries

Andrew J. Bowman

Oscar F. Nicholas

John H. Whitehead

Thomas Wilson

Robert Davison

John R. Murray

Absalom Craig

Gardner Howe

Gustavius W. Fahrion

George Worts

George Emmersoii

Joseph Pool

Alvin W r . Howe

Henry J. Crane

Hugh Shields

Marquis E. Woodruff.

John C. Albert

Joseph Seiter

George L. Chi Ids

Louis Sliller

Gustavius W. Fahrion

Wm. Nixon

John C. Cochran

Henry Bredt

Grove L. Heaton

Thomas Ward

Florence J. O'Sullivan

Theodore J. Curtiss

George M. Ballard

JohnP. Hoffman

Elijah Whit more

Peter Bell

Franklin Briggs

George W. Parsous

Win. Kief. •

Rodnev J. Hathaway

Henry M. Wallack

James Baxter

Carev D. Lindsey

Henry L. Aldrich

John J. Parsons '.

George Ansel

Herman H. Hansenn

Emil Ram pa no

Charles E. Minor

James Shoemaker

Henry J. Carter

James E. Bruce

Robert McMurray

Orville Eddy

Wm. Sorge

Homer Sawyer

Christian Gets

George W. Baker

Joseph L. Walcott



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Promoted to Captain.

Declined promotion.

Mustered out October 16, 1864.

Mustered out November 11, 1864.

Promoted to Captain.

Killed May 10, 1864.

Promoted to Captain.

Mustered out January 17.

Killed in action August 16. 1864.

Killed October 28, 1864.

Died of wounds.

Deceased.

Promoted to Captain.

Promoted to Captain.

Mustered out September 1, 1S65.

Resigned November 27, 1865.

Never mustered.

Never mustered.

Mustered out with regiment.

Mustered out September I, 1865.

Mustered out September I, 1865.

Mustered out with regiment.

Mustered out with regiment.

Never mustered.

Mustered out September I, 1865.

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Resigned June 20, 1862.

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Resigned December 18, 1861.

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant

Resigned August 6, 1862.

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Resigned April 15, 1862.

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Void : commission revoked.

Reinstated; promoted; resigned Jan. 13,

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

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Resinned June 24. 1863.

Resigned January 28, VlM.

Resigned November 20. 1863.

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant

Resigned December 3, 1863.

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Killed July 18, 1863.

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 promotion ; never mustered.

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Declined promotion ; never mustered.

Promote, 1 to 1st Lieutenant.

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Never mustered.

Never mustered.

Mustered out with regiment

Mustered out with regiment.

Mustered out with regiment.



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392 Ohio in the Wae.



SIXTY-SEVENTH OHIO VOLUNTEER INFANTRY.



THIS regiment had its rise in the consolidation of two partly organized regiments — the
Forty-Fifth and the Sixty-Seventh. The regiment left Columbus, Ohio, for the field
January 19, 1862, going into Western Virginia, under General Lander. With the
exception of a march to Bloomrey Gap, the greater portion of the month of February was spent
at Paw Paw Tunnel. On the 5th of March the regiment moved to Winchester, General Shields
commanding the division, where skirmishing was frequent, on the picket-bine, with Ashby'a
cavalry.

On the afternoon of March 22d the regiment reported to General Banks in Winchester, and
soon engaged the enemy, driving them till past nightfall, as far south as Kearnstown. The reg-
iment lay on their arms all night, and on the next morning were the first to engage the enemy.
After the infantry fighting had been fairly opened the Sixty-Seventh was ordered to re-enforce
General Tyler's brigade ; to do which it was necessary to pass over an open field for three-fourths
of a mile, exposed to the enemy's fire. The regiment executed the movement on the double-
quick, and came into action in splendid order. The regiment lost in this action fifteen killed and
thirty-two wounded. Until the last of the next June the Sixty-Seventh endured the hardsliips
of marches up and down the valley, over the mountains and back again, from the Potomac to
Harrisonburg, from Front Royal to Fredericksburg, from Fredericksburg to Manassas, from
Manassas to Port Eepublic, and from Port Republic to Alexandria.

On the 29th of June the regiment embarked on steamer Herald and barge Delaware and
started for the James to re-enforce General McClellan. In the night of the 30th, when near the
mouth of Chesapeake Bay, in a heavy gale, the hawser by which the barge was towed parted,
leaving the barge to toss about in the trough of the sea. Men, horses, arms, and camp and gar-
rison equipage, were carried overboard and lost, and it was nearly an hour before the steamer
was able to return to the barge. At Harrison's Landing the regiment campaigned with the Army
of the Potomac till the evacuation of the Peninsula, when it went to Suffolk, Virginia, with only
three hundred men for duty out of the eight hundred and fifty which composed the regiment at
the organization. W T hile here the regiment enjoyed its first opportunity for rest and drill ; and
in the last of December was transferred to North Carolina, and then to Hilton Head, where it
arrived February 1, 1863. The regiment shared in the Charleston expedition, landing on Cole's
Island on the 2d of April. For seven months the regiment heroically endured all the hardships,
privations, and dangers of the siege, taking part in the attack on Fort Wagner, and sustaining a
heavy loss. It was at last relieved and allowed a few days' rest preparatory to an expedition
into Florida.

The regiment re-enlisted, and returned to Ohio February, 1864. At the expiration of their
furloughs the soldiers of the Sixty-Seventh returned to the field, reaching Bermuda Hundred,
Virginia, under General Butler, on the 6th of May, 1864. On the 9th of May the Sixty-Seventh
was detached to guard the right flank of the Tenth Corps, that had gone to the railroad at Chester
Station to destroy it from there to Petersburg. A section of artillery was sent with the regiment,
and they were placed on the turnpike from Richmond to Petersburg, about eleven miles from the
former place, with orders to hold the position at all hazards. During the night re-enforcernent3
arrived, and next morning the Rebels made a general attack upon them. The Sixty-Seventh
maintained its position from first to last, presenting an unbroken front to four successive charges.



Sixty-Seventh Ohio Infantry. 393

A section of our artillery, for a short time, fell into the hands of the enemy, but was recaptured
by a portion of company F. The 10th of May, 1864, will always be remembered, as a sad but
glorious day, by the Sixty-Seventh. Seventy-six officers and men were killed and wounded in
that battle.

On the 20th of May, a portion of our lines having fallen into the hands of the Rebels, the
Sixty-Seventh, with other regiments, was designated to recapture it, which they did by a charge,
in which the regiment lost sixty-nine officers and men killed and wounded. The Rebel General
W. H. S. Walker was wounded and captured, his sword passing into the hands of Colonel Voris
as a trophy. On the 16th of August four companies of the Sixty-Seventh charged the rifle-pits
of the enemy at Deep River, and at the first volley lost a third of their men ; but before the
Rebels could reload the rifle-pits were in our possession. On the 7th, 13th, 27th, and 28th of
October the regiment engaged the enemy, with a loss of over one hundred men. During the
spring, summer, and fall of 1864 the Sixty-Seventh confronted the enemy, at all times within
range of their guns ; and it is said, by officers competent to judge, that during the year it was
under fire two hundred times. No movement was without danger; firing was kept up for days,
and men wore their accouterments for weeks at a time. Out of over six hundred muskets taken
to the front in the spring, three-fifths were laid aside during the year on account of casualties.

In the spring of 1S65 the Sixty-Seventh participated in the assault on the Rebel works below
Petersburg; on the 2d of April was foremost in the charge on Fort Gregg, and at Appomattox
C. H. was in at the death, bearing her battle-flag proudly in the last fight our forces made against
the Army of Northern Virginia.

On the 5th of May the regiment reported to General Voris, commanding the District of
South Anna, Virginia, and garrisoned that portion of the State till December, 1865. In the
meantime the Sixty-Second Ohio was consolidated with the Sixty-Seventh, the latter regiment
retaining its organization. The Sixty-Seventh was mustered out of the service on the 12th of
December, 1S65, wanting but six days of having been recognized as a regiment for four years.



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68th REGIMENT OHIO VOLUNTEER INFANTRY.



EOSTER, THREE YEARS* SERVICE.



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SAMUEL II. STEEDMAN

ROBERT K. SCOTT

GEORGE E. WELLES....,

Samuel H. Steeuman

Robert K. Scott

John S. Snook

George E. Welles

Arthur C. Crockett

Robert K. Scott

John S. Snook

George E. Weli.es

Arthur C. Crockett

Robert Masters

Eugene B. Harrison

Wm. Massik

M. A. Brown

John G. Bingham

Benj. F. Berkley

S. C. Chase

David 0. Rathburne

VV. E. Catlin

Wm. Massie

L. B. Voorhees

E. C. De Forest

Martin Berkley

Lewis Y. Richards

Sidney S. Spiague

Arthur C Crockett

Patrick 11. Mooney

Edwin J. Evans

Nelson A. Skeels

Wesley W. Bowen

James J. Vorhees

Win. C. Comstock

Hi rani H. l'oe

John C. Harmon

Ahrani C. Urquhart

Jedediah C. Banks

James H. Long

James Lanuen

Robert Masters

Thomas T. Cow-en

Wm. F. Williams

Chas. Bates

Henry Welty

Samuel R. Adams

Isaac McCoy

Joseph Ice

Elias J. Ottinger ,

Jacob A. Dorsnimer ,

W. H. Doering

Milton Stout

John D. Travis ,

George \V. Kniss

ues G. Haley

Georg E. Welles ,

John C. Harmon

\bram C. Urq.ub.art ,

Leverett G. Randall ,

Jedediah C. Banks

James II. Long

Thomas II. Lambert

James Lannen

Thomas Quigley

Robert Masters

Ira M. Kelsey

Thomas T. Cowen

Andrew Jackson

Win. V. Williams

Levi CotTnian

lames Cosgro ,

Chas. Bates

Henry Welty

muel It. Adams

George W. Kniss

Lay W. Richardson

Jacob A. A>orshimer

Willoughby II. Doering....

Wm. H. Highshew

Upton Spurgeon

Wm. Gil son

Jasper H. Smith

Win. Palmer

Wm. A. Ward

Jacob Wolff



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Brigadier-General volunteers. Feb. 11, 1S65.

Brevet Brigadier General March 15, 1865.

Promoted to Colonel.

Promoted to Colonel.

Killed May 16, 1863.

Promoted to Colonel.

Mustered out with regiment as Major.

Promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel.

Promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel.

Promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel.

Promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel.

Mustered out with regiment as Captain.

Honorably discharged June 9, 1804.

Declined ; commission returned.

Returned commission.

Mustered out with regiment.

Resigned December 31, 1862.

Resigned October 31, 1862.

Declined ; commission returned.

Declined.

Promoted to Surgeon.

Declined; commission returned.

Declined; com mission returned.

Resigned September 17, 1S63.

Mustered out October 25, 1864.

Resigned July 22, 1S63.

Promoted to Major.

Mustered out.

Resigned August 9, 1863.

Killed in action July 22, 1864.

Mustered out.

Resigned December 29, 1862.

Resigned November 21, 1862.

Mustered out October 22, l.s64.

Mustered out October 22, 1864.

Declined Lieutenant-Colonel.

Declined Lieutenant-Colonel.

Honorably discharged Novembers, 1864.

Mustered out with regiment.

Promoted to Major.

Declined promotion ; commission returned.

Mustered out with regiment.

Declined promotion.

Declined promotion.

Promoted to A. A. G. volunteers April 27, '65.

Mustered out with regiment.

Mustered out with regiment.

Mustered out with regiment.

Mustered out with regiment.

Mustered out with regiment.

Mustered out with regiment.

Mustered out with regiment.

Mustered out with regiment.

Resigned October 26, 1862.

Promoted to Major.

Promoted to Captain.

Mustered out.

Mustered out.

Mustered out.

Promoted to Captain.

Declined promotion.

Mustered out.

Resigned April 1, 1862.

Promoted to Captain.

Mustered out.

Declined promotion ; mustered out.

Resigned February 24, 1863.

Promoted to Captain.

Resigned September 20, 1864.

Declined.

Mustered out.

Declined promotion.

Promoted to Captain.

Promoted to Captain.

Mustered out.

Promoted to Captain.

Promoted to Captain.

Mustered out.

Mustered out with regiment.

Mustered out with regiment.

Mustered out with regiment.

Mustered out with regiment.

Mustered out with regiment.

Mustered out with regiment.



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Elmor Y. Smutz

Joseph Hoy

Edwin J. Nasun

Thomas T. t'owun

Lewis Dubbs

John Dwyer

Andrew Jackson

James G. Haiiey

W'm. 1<\ Williams

Levi Corrman ,

George W. Kniss

James Cosgro

Jacob Bartlett

Alex. Boyd

Clias. Bates

Webster C. Sheppard.

Henry Welty

Samuel R. Adams

Robert B. Mead

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Mustered out with regiment.

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Resigned April 14, 1863.
Died March 26, 1862.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Mustered out.
Resigned February 14, 1863.
Resigned August 15, 1S62.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Killed in action.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Mustered out.
Mustered out.

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



SIXTY-EIGHTH OHIO VOLUNTEER INFANTRY.



THIS regiment commenced to rendezvous at Camp Latta, Napoleon, Henry County, on
the 21st of November, 1861. Defiance, Paulding, Williams, and Fulton Counties, each
furnished one company, and Henry County furnished the majority of the men in the
other companies. The regiment was quartered in Sibley tents and furnished with stoves, and
the men were rendered very comfortable. Rations were abundant and of an excellent quality ;
and supplies of poultry, vegetables, fruit, and cakes, from home were received frequently. All
these things made the campaign in the winter of 1861-2, in Henry County, the most pleasant
campaign through which the regiment ever passed.

On the 21st of January, 1S62, the regiment moved to Camp Chase, where it remained until
the 7th of February, when it moved to Fort Donelson, Tennessee, arriving on the 14th. The
regiment was assigned to General Charles F. Smith's division, and was constantly engaged in
skirmishing on the left of the lines during both days' operations. After the surrender the regi-
ment encamped near Dover until the 15th of March, when it moved to Metal Landing, on the
Tennessee, and from there by boat to Pittsburg Landing. The health of the regiment until thi3
time had been remarkably good ; but now bad weather, bad water, and bad rations, reduced the
regiment's strength from one thousand to less than two hundred and fifty men. The regiment
was assigned to General Lew. Wallace's division, and during the battle of Pittsburg Landing
was engaged in guarding ordnance and supply trains. Lieutenant-Colonel Scott and Captain
Richards, finding that the regiment was not likely to be engaged, went as volunteer aids to
General Thayer, and in his official report were mentioned for gallant and efficient service.
During the operations around Corinth the regiment was constantly engaged in building roads,
bridges, and intrenchments. After the evacuation the Sixty-Eighth, with the Twenty-Third
Indiana, was stationed at Bolivar, where they rebuilt the bridge across the Hatchie, and formed
the guards along the railroad for a number of miles.

The regiment participated in the battles of Iuka and Matamora, and for gallantry in the



396 Ohio in the War.

latter engagement was complimented in general orders. It closed the campaign of 1862 by
forming the advance of an expedition which attempted to penetrate the interior of Mississippi
to Vicksburg. The design was frustrated by the surrender of Holly Springs, and the regiment
returned to Memphis. Disasters in different portions of the army, and the influence of the
traitorous press North, tended to depress the spirits of the Western army, and some regiments
lost heavily by desertion; but, during this time, only one man in the Sixty-Eighth was reported
as a deserter. During the campaign in Mississippi the regiment was assigned to the Second
Brigade, Third Division, Seventeenth Army Corps, and it continued to serve with the same until
the close of the war.

The spring campaign of 1SG3 found the regiment at Lake Providence, Louisiana, where it
worked hard on the Lake Providence Canal, and in a fruitless attempt to clear a passage for boats
through Bayou Tensas. It was engaged, also, on a similar work at Walnut Bayou, in the vicinity
of Eagle Bend. About the 10th of April, 1863, the regiment moved down to Milliken's Bend,
and was for some time engaged in working on the military road toward Richmond, Louisiana.
While here Lieutenant J. C. Banks, of company C, and privates John Snyder, of company A,
Joseph Longberry and William Barnhart, of company C, volunteered to take one of the trans-
ports, a common river steamer, past the Vicksburg batteries. They accomplished their under-
taking successfully on the night of the 21st of April. On the 23d of April the regiment began
its march for the rear of Vicksburg. It marched more than seventy miles over low bottom lands,
still partly submerged, crossed innumerable bayous on bridges hastily constructed of timber from
neighboring houses and cotton-gins, and reached the Mississippi at Grand Gulf. The regiment
moved down to Bruinsburg, where it crossed the river, and by a forced march was able to par-
ticipate in the battle of Thompson's Hill, May 1, 1863. The regiment followed closely after the
retreating Rebels, and was engaged in the battles of Raymond, Jackson, May 14th, Champion
Hills, and Big Black. The regiment sustained considerable loss in all these engagements, and
especially at Champion Hills.

The regiment engaged in an attack on the Rebel works in the rear of Vicksburg on the 18th
of May, and it participated in the assault on Fort Hill on the 22d. During the early part of the
siege the regiment was almost constantly in the trenches, and it also furnished large details of
sharpshooters; but during the latter part of the siege it was placed in the Army of Observation,
near Big Black. It was on the reconnoissance toward Yazoo City, in the latter part of June,
and it participated in the engagement at Jackson on the 12th of July. After the battle it
guarded about six hundred prisoners into Vicksburg. The regiment was quartered comfortably
in the suburbs of Vicksburg until the middle of August, when it moved on an expedition to
Monroe, Louisiana, and returned with one-third of its men either in the hospital or on the sick
list. In October the regiment moved on a reconnoissance with the Seventeenth Corps, and wa6
engaged in a skirmish at Bogue Chitta Creek, and on the 5th of February, 1864, it participated in
the fight at Baker's Creek, while moving on the Meridian raid. This expedition prevented the
regiment from going North on veteran furlough as promptly as it otherwise would have gone.
It was one of the first regiments in the Seventeenth Corps to report three-fourths of its men
re-enlisted, it having done so on the 15th of December, 1863. Upon its return from the Merid-
ian raid the men were supplied with clothing, and the regiment embarked for the North, leaving
one hundred and seventy recruits at Vicksburg, who arrived just as the regiment was moving
down to the landing. The regiment arrived at Cairo on the 23d of March, and embarked on the



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