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[496] Kautz, William S. Smith, Crook, Stanley, Brooks, Leggett, the McCooks, Fuller, Steedman, Force, Banning, Ewing, Cox, Willich, Chas. R. Woods, Lytle, Garrard, Van Derveer, Beatty, Tyler, Harker, Opdycke, Carroll, and other noted officers, were born in Ohio, and appointed from that State, either to West Point or to some volunteer command. General McClellan's first service in the war was as the Major-General of the Ohio volunteers, and Generals Grant and Buell were born in the State.

The 102d Ohio lost 70 men killed by the explosion of the steamer Sultana, on the Mississippi River, April 27, 1865; and the 115th Ohio lost 83 killed in the same accident.

Ohio regiments had the honor of furnishing the twenty-two soldiers who captured a locomotive and made the famous railroad raid along the line of the Atlanta & Chattanooga Railroad, in April, 1862. It was a daring deed, and without an equal in its thrilling story of danger, intrepidity, heroic suffering, and death.1 The men who were detailed to carry out this wild romance were chosen from the 2d, 21st, and 33d Ohio Infantry.

The 2d Ohio Cavalry was the leading regiment, in point of loss, in the mounted service of the State. General Kautz was at one time Colonel of this regiment. Its service was a varied one, fighting in the Indian

1 Daring and Danger: by the Rev. William Pittinger (2d Ohio).

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