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28th Ohio Infantry

"Second German"
Organized: Cincinnati, OH; mustered in 7/6/1861
Disbanded/Mustered out: 7/23/1864

 

Commanding Officer at Antietam:
  LCol. Gottfried Becker

 

This Regiment's Chain of Command:
  Army - Army of the Potomac
  Corps - Ninth (IX) Army Corps
  Division - Kanawha Division, IX Corps
  Brigade - 2nd Brigade, Kanawha Division, IX Corps


Unit history

Recruited mostly in Cincinnati/Hamilton County, they were organized at Camp Dennison by Colonel Augustus Moor, the 28th Ohio Infantry was also known as the 2nd German Ohio Regiment. The unit operated in West Virginia and fought at Carnifex Ferry and other action nearby. They were transferred to the Army of the Potomac with the Kanawha Division for action at South Mountain and Antietam. Returning to West Virginia they participated at Lewisburg and other actions. The 28th then moved to the Army of the Shenandoah and was on the 1864 Shenandoah campaign fighting at New Market and Piedmont.

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Battlefield Tablets for this Unit

Tablet #56: Ninth Army Corps - 15 Sep, 7 AM to 16 Sep, 3 PM
Tablet #59: Kanawha Division, Ninth Army Corps - 16 Sep, 6 PM to 17 Sep, 5 PM
Tablet #60: Crook's Brigade, Kanawha Division - 16 Sep, 6 PM to 17 Sep, 5 PM
Tablet #62: Willcox's Division, Ninth Army Corps - 16 Sep, 9 PM to 18 Sep, 6 PM
Tablet #122: Army of the Potomac - 17 Sep, 10 AM to 17 Sep, 6 PM
Tablet #99: Willcox's Division, Ninth Army Corps - 17 Sep, 2 PM to 18 Sep, 9 AM
Tablet #70, cont: Ninth Army Corps - 17 Sep, 3 PM to 17 Sep, 5 PM
Tablet #70: Ninth Army Corps - 17 Sep, 7 AM to 17 Sep, 3 PM
Tablet #57: Ninth Army Corps - 17 Sep, 7 AM to 17 Sep, 5 PM

We have 3 individuals in the AotW database for this unit:

 

Co. Rank Name Casualty? Details*
ELtAmrein, John WIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
EPvtSchuehler, Heinrich David        We have some details for this person
F&SLColBecker, Gottfried         We have some details for this person

 

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