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16th Ohio Volunteer Infantry
Where was the regiment on
Monday, September 29, 1862

The 16th Ohio, with elements of Morgan's 7th Division, moved out from their campsite northeast of West Liberty at the Mt. Sterling road, at daybreak. They marched 12 miles and camped in a wooded area.

Again, it should be noted that with such a large force, various elements of the Division were spread around at different points along the way. Sometimes Brigades or one or two regiments may be several miles from other units and often "leap frogged" each other. Additionally, sometimes units would have to stop and wait for several hours as other units in front of them had to clear the many roadblocks and hazards placed in the road in front of them by the Rebels.

To illustrate some of the many trials and ordeals encountered by the troops, this story is told by Pvt. Mason of the 42nd Ohio:

On the evening of the 29th, a foraging party of twenty-one men belonging to Spears' Brigade was captured, with some horses and cattle. Spears sent out a detachment and recaptured the lost cattle, and a number of others which the Rebels were trying to drive away.

* Some information and italicized text, above, taken from The Forty-Second Ohio Infantry - A History of the Organization and Services of That Regiment In the War of the Rebellion, 1876 - F. H. Mason, late Private of Company A - Cobb, Andrews & Co., Publishers.

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