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Ohio contributed more troops per capita to the Civil War than any other


Ohio contributed more troops per capita to the Civil War than any other Union state.

Ohio’s population rapidly rose to such heights in the 1900s that it was the third most populated state by the time the American Civil War broke out in 1861.   

Ohio, being a free state, was quick to join the side of the Union in the fight against the Confederate States of America.

They did more than joining the fight, though. Ohio contributed 320,000 men to the war effort, the highest per capita of all the Union states.

Fortunately for Ohio, there were no major conflicts fought within the state.

Moved to Louisville, Ky., February 10, 1862; thence to Nashville, Tenn., February 27. March to Savannah, Tenn., March 18-April 6, 1862. Battle of Shiloh, April 6–7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Pursuit to Booneville May 31-June 10. Movement to Athens, Ala., June 10–30, and duty there until August. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., August 19. Siege of Nashville September to November. Repulse of Forest's attack on Edgefield November 5. Advance on Murfreesboro, Tenn., December 26–30. Battle of Stones River December 30–31, 1862 and January 1–3, 1863. Duty at Murfreesboro until June. Tullahoma Campaign June 23-July 7. Hoover's Gap June 24–26. Occupation of middle Tennessee until August 16. Passage of Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga Campaign August 16-September 22. Davis Cross Roads or Dug Gap September 11. Battle of Chickamauga, September 19–21. Siege of Chattanooga, September 24-November 23. Battle of Chattanooga, November 23–25; Missionary Ridge, November 24–25. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., December 2, and duty there until August 1864. Battery veteranized January 4, 1864. March to relief of Fort Donelson, Tenn., March 3–12. Spring Hill March 9. Rutherford Creek March 10. Duck River March 11. Ordered to join army in the field August 1864. Rousseau's pursuit of Wheeler September 1–8. Lavergne September 1. Franklin September 2. Campbellsville September 5. Expedition after Forest. Pulaski September 26–27. Nashville Campaign November–December. Columbia, Duck River, November 24–27. Spring Hill November 29. Battle of Franklin November 30. Battle of Nashville December 15–16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17–28. Rutherford Creek December 19. At Huntsville, Ala., until March 1865. Expedition to Bull's Gap and operations in eastern Tennessee March 20-April 5. Duty at Nashville until June. Moved to New Orleans, June 16.

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