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Seventh Ohio Infantry.

Candy's Brigade — Geary's Division--Twelfth Corps.

(1) Col. Erastus B. Tyler; Bvt. Major-Gen. (2) Col. William R. Creighton (Killed). (3) Col. Samuel McClelland.

companies. killed and died of wounds. died of disease, accidents, in Prison, &c. Total Enrollment.
Officers. Men. Total. Officers. Men. Total.
Field and Staff 3 1 4 1   1 18
Company A   21 21   8 8 154
  B   13 13   7 7 117
  C 2 26 28   7 7 148
  D 1 15 16   11 11 158
  E 1 10 11   10 10 122
  F 1 13 14   9 9 138
  G   19 19 1 9 10 128
  H   15 15   10 10 139
  I 1 17 18   10 10 114
  K 1 24 25   6 6 129
Totals 10 174 184 2 87 89 1,365

184 killed == 13.4 per cent.

Total of killed and wounded, 682; died in Confederate prisons (previously included), 15.

battles. K. & M. W. battles. K. & M. W.
Scouting Party, W. Va. (1861) 1 Dumfries, Va. 1
Cross Lanes, W. Va., August 26, 1861 13 Chancellorsville, Va. 22
Kernstown, Va. 30 Gettysburg, Pa. 2
Port Republic, Va. 19 Ringgold, Ga. 25
Cedar Mountain, Va. 55 Resaca, Ga. 1
Snicker's Gap, Va. 1 New Hope Church, Ga. 6
Antietam, Md. 8    

Present, also, at Lookout Mountain, Tenn; Missionary Ridge, Tenn; Rocky Face Ridge, Ga.

notes.--One of the finest regiments in the service. It was raised in Northern Ohio, with rendezvous at Cleveland, and was composed of exceptionally good material. Its ranks included men of culture and good social position,--clergymen, students, teachers, bankers, farmers, and mechanics. They enlisted promptly at the first news of war, the regiment organizing in April for the three months service, but entering the three years service, almost to a man, when the second call for troops was made. It left the State June 26, 1861, and proceeded to West Virginia. While encamped by itself at Cross Lanes, W. Va., it was attacked by a large force under General Floyd; the regiment made an obstinate defense, but was driven from the field with a severe loss, many of the men being captured. The principal losses of the Seventh were,--at Kernstown, 20 killed, 62 wounded, and 10 missing; at Port Republic, 10 killed, 55 wounded, and 10 missing; at Cedar Mountain, 31 killed, 149 wounded, and 2 missing, out of 307 present; at Antietam, 5 killed,and 33 wounded; at Chancellorsville, 16 killed, 62 wounded, and 21 missing; and at Ringgold, Ga., 16 killed, and 58 wounded, out of 206 present. At Ringgold, Colonel Creighton, Lieutenant-Colonel Orrin J. Crane, Adjutant Baxter, and two Lieutenants were killed, while the remaining officers, with one exception, were all wounded. At Kernstown, the Seventh was in Shields's Division; General Augur commanded the division at Cedar Mountain, General Greene at Antietam, and General Geary in its subsequent battles. While on the Atlanta campaign, on June 24, 1864, the Seventh received notice that its enlistment had expired, and was ordered home. The recruits were transferred to the Fifth Ohio.


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