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72nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry - Regimental History

 


This Regiment was organized in the State of Ohio, at large, from October 1861, to February 1862, to serve three years. The original members (except veterans) were mustered out Dec 14, 1864, by reason of expiration of term of service, and the organization, composed of veterans, and recruits, retained in service until September 11, 1865, when it was mustered out in accordance with orders from the War Department.

The official list of battles, in which this Regiment bore and honorable part, is not yet published (in 1888) by the War Department, but the following list has been compiled, after careful research, during the preparation of this work:

 

Crump's Landing, TN                  Apr 4, 1862.
Shiloh, TN                           Apr 6-7, 1862.
Corinth, MS (siege of)               Apr 30 to May 31, 1862.
Russell House, MS                    May 17, 1862.
Jackson, MS                          May 14, 1863.
Vicksburg, MS  (siege of)            May 18, to Jul 4, 1863.
Vicksburg, MS (Assaults)             May 19-20, 1863.
Big Black River, MS                  Jul 6, 1863.
Jackson, MS                          Jul 9-16, 1863. 
Brandon, MS                          Jul 19, 1863.  
Hickakala Creek, MS                  Feb 10, 1864.
Brice's Cross Roads, MS  (Guntown)   Jun 10, 1864.
Harrisburg, MS                       Jul 13, 1864.
Tupelo, MS                           Jul 14, 1864.
Old Town Creek, MS                   Jul 15, 1864.
Little Harpeth, TN                   Dec 6, 1864.
Nashville, TN                        Dec 15-16, 1864.
Pursuit of Hood                      Dec 17, 1864 to Jan 1, 1865.
Spanish Fort, AL                     Mar 26 to Apr 9, 1865.

 

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