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46th Regiment OVI


The regiment was organized at Camp Worthington, near Columbus, Ohio. Three companies, A, E and K were largely made up in Van Wert and the northern part of Mercer County. It left Camp Chase for the field February 18, 1862, with 975 men and on the 22nd reported at Paducah, Kentucky. . . . The regiment . . . participated in the Grand Review, after which it went to Louisville, Kentucky, where it was mustered out of service, July 22, 1865, a term of service in which it lost 20 men captured and 705 men killed and wounded or dead of disease.

(Source: History of Van Wert County And Representative Citizens , pages 327 and 329.)


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46th Regiment OVI, Company B

Miller, William Wert
**Shaffer, Laurens B.
** Submitted by Maurice E. Miller




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