Tuesday, October 6, 2015

The 10th Ohio Volunteer Infanty

View of Squire Bottom House from 10th Ohio's position
10th Regiment Infantry (3 Years). Organized at Camp Dennison, Ohio, June 3, 1861. Left State for West Virginia June 24, and duty at Grafton, Clarksburg and Buckhannon till August. Attached to 2nd Brigade, Army of Occupation, W. Va., to September: 1861. Benham's Brigade, Kanawha Division, West Virginia, to October, 1861. 1st Brigade, Kanawha Division West Virginia, to November, 1861. 17th Brigade, Army Ohio, to December, 1861. 17th Brigade, 3rd Division, Army Ohio, to September, 1862. 17th Brigade, 3rd Division, 1st Corps, Army Ohio, to November, 1862.

Strength - 528 men. 60 killed, 169 wounded, 8 missing. 

Commander - Joseph W. Burke (Lieutenant Colonel). Joseph Walter Burke was a Union soldier during the Civil War who served in the 10th Ohio as a Major, Lieutenant Colonel, and Colonel. He commanded the reserve brigade of the Army of the Cumberland and was brevetted Brigadier General, U.S. Volunteers. Burke was born in County Mayo, Ireland, and took part in the revolt of 1848 despite the fact he had four brothers in the British Army. 

Weapons - .69 caliber smoothbore muskets and .577 Enfield rifled muskets.

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