72 Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry
The Seventy Second was organized in Fremont, Sandusky County, Ohio fromOctober through December 1861. It left for Camp Chase on January24, 1862 with 900 men. On Feburary 17, 1862 it was mustered in at Columbus,Ohio and was ordered to Paducah, Kentucky where it placed underthe command of General William Tecumseh Sherman.
The regiment was assigned to a brigade under Colonel Ralph P. Bucklandand boarded the steamer Baltic which disembarked them at PittsburgLanding and later they encamped near Shiloh Church. On April6 through the 7 it was constantly in the front lines of the battle namedafter this small edifice. This was its first major battle that the regimentwas engaged in and the begining of a long history that would not end untilit was mustered out on September 11, 1865 at Vicksburg, Mississippi.
Its losses were 60 in battle and 238 by disease.
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