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David E. Roatch

John S. Pearce

James M. Shane

Joseph R. Mitchell

John A. N orris

Robert F. Williams

David E. Roatch

Hiram J. Craft

Henry West

T. \V. Marsailes

W. A. McCr.ACKEN

Wm. T. Sharp

Thos. N. Lewis

Wm. A. McCracken

Chas. P. Simons

0. A. Moore

Alex. Swaney

Josiah P. Crooks

James M. Shane

Joseph R. Mitchell

Moses A. Urquhart

John A. Norris

Adam Cordner

Anthony W. Butts

Hugh Ferguson

Armstrong J. Thomas

Robert F. Williams

Edward A. Parrish

James B. Jewett

Wm. C. Lockharz

A. P. Lacy

David E. Roatch

John F. Collins

Franklin W. McCauley..

Hiram J. Craft

Barnet N. Lindsay

J. P. Brisbin

James B. McLaughlin

George C, Porter

John W/ Carson

Joseph C. Patterson

Reece G. Lewis

John B. C. Sterling

Ohalkley Thomas

James McKinley

H. L. Cogsill

James B. Jewett...

Wm. P. Saunders

Samuel Martin

A. P. Lacy

Wm. McMillen

Lewis VVoodmanse

James F. Tallman

Thomas Mackey

Ellis E. Kennon

Wm. C. Lockharz

Samuel A. Rank

Franklin W. McCauley..

Duncan C. Milner

James A. Fribley

John F. Collins

Thomas J. Morgan

Barnet N. Lindsay

Alfred B. C. Davis

Fletcher McCullough

T. P. Brisbin

George C. Porter

John W. Carson

James B. McLaughlin

Thomas Sedgwick

Joseph C. Patterson

Reece G. Lewis

John B. C. Sterling

John H. Reeves

Chalkley Thomas ,

James McKinley

H. L. Cogsill ,

H. N. Carver



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Aug. 30, 1862 Killed October 8, 1S62.
Nov. 3, " Resigned June 12, 1863.
March 15, 18641 Mustered out as Lieutenant-Colonel.

Promoted to Colonel.

Promoted to Colonel.

Killed.

Resigned as Captain October 14, 1864.

Blustered out as Major.

Promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel.

Promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel.

Promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel.

Resigned as Captain October 3, 1864.

Died of wounds while Captain.

Promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel.

Resigned October 14, 1863.

Died April 23, 1864.

Mustered out witli regiment.

Honorably discharged September 14, I860.

Resigned March 10, 1863.

Promoted to Surgeon.

Mustered out with regiment.

Resigned December 6, 1863.
Revoked.

Promoted to Major.
Promoted to Major.
Honorably discharged March 1, 1864.
Promoted to Major.
Resigned January 24, 1863.
Resigned April 6, 1.S63.
Mustered out March 31, 1863.
Killed September 20, 1863.
Promoted ; died of wounds August 10, 1S64.
Honorably discharged June 15, 1864
Promoted Major of U. S. C. T.
Killed September 20, 1863.
Resigned March 28, 1S64.
Promoted to Major.
Resigned July 29, 1864.
Declined promotion.
Promoted to Major.
Mustered out witli regiment.
Transferred to Pioneer Corps.
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.
1865 Mustered out with regiment.

1862 Promoted to Captain.
Resigned April 10, 1863.
Resigned April 18, 1863.
Promoted to Captain.
Died October 27; 1862.

Resigned January 21, 1863.

Resigned February 1, 1863.

Resigned January 7, 1863.

Promoted to Captain.
" Killed Octobers, 1862.
" Declined promotion.

1863 Honorably discharged December 24, 1863.
" 'Resigned March 15. 1863.
" I Promoted to Captain.

Resigned as 2d Lieutenant Auril 18 1S63.

Promoted to Captain.

Resigned June 8, 1863.

Resigned June 10, 1m33.

Promoted to Captain.

Promoted to Captain.

Promoted to Captain.

Promoted to Captain.

Never witli regiment and never was mustered

Promoted to Captain.

1864 Promoted to Captain.
Promoted to Captain.
Killed September 1, 1864.
Promoted to Captain.
Promoted to Captain.
Promoted to Captain.
Commission returned.



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Ohio in the War.



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Jacob A. Holloway

Robert McGonagle

John IW.Brannum

John F. Oglevee ,

H. N. Carver

Zenas Shiftman

James F. Watson

John W. Simmons

John Blotter

Frank B. Fox ,

John W. McC'ollum

Jacob S. Kennedy

Joseph R. Clendening..

George McKissou

Benj. H. Hough

John Morrow

John F. Collins

James A. Fribley

Hiram J. Craft

Alfred B. C. Davis

Fletcher McCullough..

Thomas J. Morgan

George C. Porter

John W. Carson

Barnet N. Lindsay

Reece G. Lewis

J. P. Brisbin

Richard R. McGuire...

David E. Roatch

Samuel C. McKinney..

John B. C. Sterling

John II. Reeves

Win. H. Anderson

Chalkley Thomas

lames McKinley

H. L. Cogsill

Joseph C. Patterson

H. N. Carver

Jacob A. Holloway

Robert McGonagle

John M. Brannum

Zenas Shipman

James F. Watson

John F. Oglevee

John W. McC'ollum

Jacob S. Kennedy

Joseph R. Clendening..

George McKisson

Eli 0. Lewton

James A. McNary

Ezekiel W. Smith

Robert Boothe

Samuel McClintock

John S. Davis

George Mackeron

John S. Dillon

James Lavery

James L. Rogers



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Mustered out with regiment.

Mustered out with regiment.

Killed March 19, 1865.

Mustered out with regiment as Adjutant.

Mustered out with regiment as 2d Lieutenant.

Mustered out with regiment.

Captain U. S. C. T.

Discharged January 16, 1865.

Mustered out with regiment.

Quartermaster in colored regiment.

Mustered out with regiment.

Blustered out with regiment.

Mustered out with regiment.

Resigned March 28, 1S63.
Resigned January 24, ls63.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Promoted ; resigned April 18, 1865.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Died October 19, 1863.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Died June 1, 1863.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Resigned December 26, 1864.
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.
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.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.



NINETY-EIGHTH OHIO VOLUNTEER INFANTRY.



THLS regiment was organized at Camp Mingo, near Steubenville, Ohio, on the 22d of
August, 1862. It was composed for the most part of farmers' 6ons and industrious
mechanics belonging to Jefferson and the adjacent counties. It left Camp Mingo on
the 23d for Covington, Kentucky, where it received its arms, and remained till the 27th. It then
moved on to Lexington, Kentucky. Immediately on its arrival in that city it was ordered to
march to the relief of General Nelson, who was being hard pressed by the Kebels under Kirby
Smith ; but on reaching the north bank of the Kentucky Kiver it met the Eebel cavalry in pur-
suit of the defeated National troops, and by them was compelled to fall back to Lexington.
Thence it proceeded to Louisville, which it reached on the 5th of September. On the 1st of
October it marched with General A. M. McCook's column, on the Bardstown Turnpike, and
on the 8th took a prominent part in the bloody battle of Perryville. Its losses were two hundred
and thirty officers and men killed and wounded, including Colonel George Webster, of Steu*
benville, Ohio, killed early in the action. Major Pearce taken prisoner; First-Lieutenant Wm.



Ninety-Eighth Ohio Infantry. 541

McMillen, company A, and Rourk, company K, killed; and Captain Norris, company C, and
Second-Lieutenant Fribley, company K, wounded.

On the return of the army from Crab Orchard the regiment did garrison-duty for a few
weeks at Lebanon, Kentucky, whence it was ordered, with its brigade, to Columbia, in pursuit
of General John Morgan, with whose cavalry it had repeated skirmishes, which finally resulted
in driving Morgan across the Cumberland River. The Ninety-Eighth returned to Louisville,
and soon after, in company with twenty thousand other troops, sailed on transports for Nashville,
Tennessee, which it reached on the 9th of February, 1863. On the 12th it entered Franklin, and
with the aid of other Ohio regiments drove the Rebels from that place. It lay at Franklin, occu-
pying the extreme right of the forces under General Rosecrans until June, when it advanced to
Triune, thence to Shelbyville, where it went into camp. Here it became a part of the Second
Brigade, Second Division, of General Gordon Granger's Reserve Corps, and was marched to War
Trace, Tennessee, where it remained until about the 25th of August. The regiment, now under
the command of Captain M. A. Urquhart, moved up to Rossville, which it reached on the 16th
of September, and the next day made a reconnoissance, under General Steedman, as far as Ring-
gold. Returning to Rossville on the 18th, it entered the battle of Chickamauga the next day,
when it was held in reserve. On Sunday, the 20th, it moved, under command of General Steed-
man, to the extreme right, where it became fiercely engaged. On this day the regiment lost
Captains Thomas and Lochary killed, and Lieutenant Richard McGuire mortally wounded,
Captain Urquhart and Adjutant Milner severely wounded. The Ninety-Eighth went into the
engagement one hundred and ninety-six men and eleven officers, and lost five officers and forty-
five men killed and wounded, and two taken prisoners. On the morning of the 22d Lieutenant
McKinney and twelve men were captured while on outpost-duty.

The regiment was again rebrigaded and placed in the Fourteenth Army Corps, under General
Palmer. On November 25th the division was ordered to report to General Sherman at Mission
Ridge. It next followed the Rebels up to Graysville, Georgia, where a brisk little skirmish oc-
curred, resulting in a loss to the regiment of five or six men killed and wounded. On the 25th
of November the regiment, with its brigade and division, marched to the relief of Knoxville,
then besieged by the Rebels under Longstreet. But on its arrival at Marysville it received orders
to return to Chattanooga, the siege of Knoxville having been raised.

Chattanooga was reached December 24th, and the regiment went into camp at Rossville,
Georgia. It was with Sherman's army in the Atlanta campaign, participating in the engagements
at Buzzard's Roost, Resaca, Rome, Dallas, and Kenesaw Mountain. In the last-named battle it
lost Major James M. Shane killed, and thirty-three men killed and wounded. It also lost
several men in the battle of Peachtree Creek, and at Jonesboro' it lost Adjutant Reeves killed,
and forty men killed and wounded. On the 29th of September the Ninety-Eighth was ordered
in pursuit of Forrest's Rebel cavalry. It passed through Chattanooga and Huntsville, up to
Athens by rail, and thence to Florence, Alabama, having succeeded in chasing the Rebels across
the Tennessee. It returned to Chattanooga and was there placed in charge of a supply train for
the main army at Gaylesville. From this place it went to Rome, Georgia, and thence to Carters-
ville, whence it proceeded with Sherman's army in its march to the sea. The principal duty it
performed was foraging. On the 21st of December, 1S64, Savannah was captured. Here the
Ninety-Eighth remained until the 20th of January, 1865, when it marched to Sister's Ferry,
South Carolina, where it lay till the river fell so that a pontoon bridge could be laid over it.
Before the troops could march from the pontoon bridge to the main land they were compelled to
remove over sixty torpedoes which the Rebels had placed in the road. At Bentonville, North
Carolina, on the 19th of March, the regiment took part in the fierce fight at that place. In this
fight Colonel John S. Pearce, commanding the Ninety-Eighth, was severely wounded in the
shoulder, Lieutenant Brannum, company C, was killed, and a number of men were killed and
wounded. The Ninety-Eighth lay near Raleigh, North Carolina, until after the surrender of
Johnston's army. It participated in the grand review in Washington City, on the 21th of May.
On the 3d of June it was mustered out, and on the 8th paid off and discharged.



642



Ohio in the War.



99th REGIMENT OHIO VOLUNTEER INFANTRY.



ROSTER, THREE YEARS' SERVICE.



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Colonel ALBERT L ANOWORTHY

_ Do PETKR T. SWAINE

lit. Colonel John E. Cummins

•SLyor James H. Day

Do Benj. F. Lefever

Surgeon T. T. Woods

Ass t Surgeon George J. Wood....

Do. P. H. Clemens

Do. Samuel T. Storer.

Do. George Sadler

Chaplain Iames M. Morrow

Captain Charles Coegin

Do Wni. 0. Scott

O. P. Capell

James Knapp

John C. Walters...

James A. Bope

N. L. Hibbard

N. R. Wyman

John M. Hawkey...

H. B. Kellev

Charles G. Barnard

John M. Persinger.

Henry P. Holmes Tan.

Thomas C. Honnell Feb.

Harrison M. Slimy

David L. Anderson Jan.

Wm. Exlint

mm 1 Bitler April

Wm. B. Richards Nov

Charles G. Barnard July

Benj. F. Lefever | »

Thomas K. Jacobs
T. W. Stevenson....

lames Harsh

Wm. S. Kishler

Ed. King

Harrison Guy

Samuel D. Ayers Aug.

Flemmon Hall

Joseph Welch

Hiram Protzman

David L. Anderson Oct

Wm. Exline Nov

Wm. B. Richards

R. E. Johnson

A. Wallinesford ,

Edmund B. Walkup....

Fames A. Colbath

John M. Persinger

Thomas C. Honnell

Samuel Bitler

I. Morehead....

Harrison M. Sliuey

Hi'iiry P. Holmes..

George Moorehead

George L. Davidson....

Thomas J. King

Win. H. Shaw

Joseph Ragle

Jeremiah L. Goble

Wilson S. Harper

Wm. Zav

Wm. S. Williams

Daniel J. McConnell...,

Henry M. Trimble

David H. Robinson

Robert B. Drake

R. E. Johnson ,

Wm. C. Kelhy

A. Wallingsford

Wm. A. Nutt

Wm. Exline \

J. Morehead

Samuel Bitler

J. W. Patrick

George Moorehead

Moore Thorne

Henry P. Holmes

David L. Anderson....

Win. B. Richards

Joseph Tingle Feb

Jeremiah L. Goble j iU ,"

James A. Colbath Feb

Henry M. Trimble | an -'

George L. Davidson Oct

Daniel J. McConiiell j an '

Win. Zay X ov '

Wm. 8. Williams '."'"" Jan

Joshua F. Cox

David II. Robinson..
David R. Reynolds ..



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Honorably discharged September 4, 1864
Mustered out December 30, 1864.
Transferred to 50th (). V. I.
Resigned December 16, 1862.
Transferred to 50th 0. V. I
Transferred to 50th O. V. I.
Discharged October 13, 1862.
Transfered to I4th Inft. Reg. U. S. C. T.
Honorably discharged April 12, 1864.
Died February 13, 1864.

Resigned December 25, 1862.
Died Jan. 5, |63; wounded at bat. Stone River.
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Resigned February- 2, 1863

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Transferred to 50th 0. V. I.

Resigned February 13, 1863.

Resigned December 25, 1S62.

Mustered out December 31, 1864.

Resumed April 19, 1863.

Resigned September 27, 1864.

Mustered out December 31, 1864.

Mustered out December 31, 1864.

transferred to 50th 0. V I

Transferred to 50th 0. V I
Transferred to 50th O. V. I.

transferred to 50th 0. V. I

Transferred to 50th 0. V I

Transferred to 50th O. V. I. as 1st Lieutenant.

Promoted to Captain.

Promoted to Major.

Resigned February 24, JS63.

Resigned November 26, 1862.

Resigned November 16, 1862.

Died Jan. 23, '63 ; wounded at bat. Stone River

designed November 16, 1862.

Resigned December 20, 1862.

Resigned March 23, 1.S63.

Resigned January 23, 1863

Resigned October 27, 1862

Resigned December 26, 1S62.

Promoted to Captain.

Promoted to Captain.

Promoted to Captain.

Resigned January 30, 1863.

designed.

Transferred to 50th O. V. I.

Resigned June 4, 1864.

Promoted to Captain.

Promoted to Captain.

Promoted to Captain.

Transferred to 50th O. V. I.

Promoted to Captain.

Promoted to Captain.

Mustered out December 30, 1S64.

Resigned July 2, 1864.

Resigned September 15, 1864.

transferred to 50th O. v. I.

Transferred to 50th 0. V. I. [Mountain.

Died July 10, J864 ; wounded at bat. Kenesaw

Mustered out Dumber 31, 1864.

Transferred to 50th 0. V. I.

Died November 2, 1863.

Mustered out December 31, 1864.

Mustered out December 31, 1864.

Transferred to 50th 0. V. I.

Resigned December 22, 1862,

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Resigned November 26, isfi2.

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Reeigm d January 16, 1868.

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.

Resigned February 2, 1863.

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
It-sign. d March 28, 1S64.
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.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Transferred to .50th 0. V. I.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Resigned June 9, 1864.



Ninety -Ninth Ohio Infantry. 543



NINETY-NINTH OHIO VOLUNTEER INFANTRY.



THIS regiment was organized at Camp Lima, Allen County, Ohio, and was mustered
into the service on the 26th of August, 1862. Two companies were from Allen County,
two from Shelby, two from Hancock, and one each from Auglaize, Mercer, Putnam
and Van Wert. Seventeen hundred men were recruited for the regiment, but seven hundred were
transferred to the One Hundred and Eighteenth Ohio. The men were mostly stalwart, hearty
farmers. The regiment left Camp Lima on the 31st of August, with an aggregate of one thousand
and twenty-one men, under orders to report at Lexington, Kentucky. It was detained at Paris on
the 2d of September, and on the evening of the 3d, it being known that the Rebels had captured
Lexington, the Ninety-Ninth was ordered back to Cynthiana. After remaining a few weeks there
and at Butler's Station and Falmouth, it returned to Covington and took position in the fortifica-
tions at. Fort Mitchel. On the 17th of September it embarked on steamers for Louisville and
upon arriving camped for a few days at Jeffersouville, on the Indiana side of the river. It was
soon transferred to the Kentucky side, and was placed in position to assist in the defense of Lou-
isville, then threatened by Bragg's army. On the 1st of October the regiment was transferred to
Colonel Stanley Matthews's brigade, composed of the Fifty-First and Ninety-Ninth Ohio the
Eighth and Twenty-First Kentucky, and the Thirty-Fifth Indiana. This brigade subsequently
became the Third Brigade, Third Division, Twenty-First Corps. The regiment marched in pur-
suit of Bragg's retreating forces, as far as Wild Cat. Near this point the brigade was marched
five miles across the country, through almost impenetrable woods, to cut off some recruits
for Bragg's army. It arrived too late, and only succeeded in capturing twenty-five men, twelve
horses, and a few wagons. From Wild Cat the brigade marched to Mount Vernon, and thence
to Somerset, Columbia, Glasgow, and Gallatin. From Gallatin the brigade was ordered to Leba-
non to surprise John Morgan's command. It marched to Lebanon and back to Silver Springs in
one day, a distance of thirty-four miles. Morgan's cavalry ran away at first, and only a few
wagons loaded with provisions were captured; but on the return march the cavalry followed
the brigade and captured about one hundred stragglers, who were unable to keep in ranks on
account of the rapid marching. About twenty of these belonged to the Ninety-Ninth.

After a few days, rest at Silver Springs the regiment moved to Nashville, and took position
on the Murfreesboro' Pike, seven miles from the city. Hard marches and exposure in the warm-
est season of the year, occasioned sickness from which the regiment suffered severely; and when
it moved forward to take part in the battle of Stone River, could only muster for duty three hun-
dred and sixty-nine men, two field officers, seven line officers, and three staff officers. On the
morning of the 26th of December the Ninety-Ninth advanced toward Murfreesboro'. During
the march it was occasionally under fire of the Rebel artillery, but it sustained no loss. At the
battle of Stone River, the brigade occupied the extreme left of the line. On Wednesday, December
31st, the division (Van Cleves's) crossed Stone River, in the morning, but on account of the dis-
aster on the right, it was ordered back, and the First and Second Brigades were sent to re-enforce
McCook's corps, while the Third Brigade held the ford. January 1, 1S63, the division again crossed
the river, and took a position which it held until Friday afternoon. On that afternoon the Rebels
massed in heavy columns, doubled on the center, and after desperate fighting drove Van Cleves's
division across the river. It was re-enforced immediately, and drove the Rebels back, capturing



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