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The 66th Ohio was among the first to accept the proposal of the National Government for a reenlistment, and was the first Ohio regiment to return to the State on the thirty days “veteran furlough” granted to all the “veteran volunteer” regiments. The largest number of reenlistments--534--occurred in the 39th Ohio, Colonel Edward F. Noyes. The next highest were:

Regiment. Reenlistments. Regiment. Reenlistments. Regiment. Reenlistments.
63d Ohio 455 17th Ohio 366 14th Ohio 322
44th Ohio (8th Cavalry) 453 36th Ohio 364 70th Ohio 332
27th Ohio 437 38th Ohio 360 74th Ohio 321
43d Ohio 436 2d Ohio Cavalry 358 49th Ohio 314
53d Ohio 380 69th Ohio 348 71st Ohio 313

In some of these regiments nearly every effective man reenlisted, and these reenlistments, together with the recruits, enabled many of the veteran regiments to preserve their organizations through the war.

Of the distinguished generals in the Union Armies, a remarkably large number came from Ohio. Generals Sheridan, Rosecrans, Sherman, Griffin, Hunt, McPherson, Mitchel, Gillmore, McDowell, Custer, Weitzel,

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