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90 Day Regiment - April through August, 1861
16th Ohio Presented Relic From Ft. Sumter May 16, 1861
16th Ohio First to Cross Into Confederacy May 28, 1861
First Amputation of Civil War by 16th Ohio Surgeon June 3, 1861
16th Ohio in First Land Battle of Civil War in work
First Confederate Flag of Civil War Captured by 16th Ohio in work
Three Year Regiment - September, 1861 through October, 1864
Pvt. Samuel Gordon Accidentally Killed On First Day Of Enlistment October 2, 1861
Two Privates Capture A Colonel At Tazewell But Fate Was Not Kind August 6, 1862
Execution of a Murderer September 21, 1862
Approach of Grant's Troops Announced at Southern Ball in Vicksburg December 24, 1862
Pvt. Henry Smyser buries brother, Jacob, at Young's Point, Louisiana January 19, 1863
Admiral Porter's Ironclad hoax idea originated by 16th Ohio soldier February 25, 1863
Post-War
Tragic Death of 16th Ohio Veteran Once Listed as a Deserter December 27, 1902
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