I Belong to the 116th: A Narrative of the 116th Ohio Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War
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I Belong to the 116th: A Narrative of the 116th Ohio Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War. Gerald Earley. Softcover, 2004, 5½x8½, paper, index, 318 pp.
Composed of yeomen from the "butternut" portion of Ohio, the 116th Ohio Volunteer Infantry fought with distinction in some of the fiercest battles of the Civil War. Colonel James Washburn acknowledged the unit's distinguished combat record during an address following the Battle of Cedar Creek in October 1864: "You have made for your regiment a name and a fame that will outlive you all, and to which your children and your children's children will point with pride in the years of the future." The 116th was present at Appomattox when General Lee surrendered to ensure that they could, in their own words, "hand down to generations to come, this glorious Union of ours."
E2529 ISBN: 0-7884-2529-3