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Philetus Alden
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- quebecoise
 Added: Jul. 2, 2015
Philetus Alden enlisted in Company H., 92nd Ohio Infantry Regiment on August 8, 1862 at Camp Marrietta, Marrietta, Ohio, at age 32 for three years service.92nd REGIMENT OHIO VOLUNTEER INFANTRYThe Ninety-second was organized at Marietta in August and September, 1862. K H. Yan Vorhes was commissioned colonel and B. D. Fearing lieutenant-colonel. All the officers were men of experience and courage, and the soldiers were a choice body.The first service was performed before the regiment had been mustered, three companies, A, B and D, being ordered to garrison Gallipolis while the rebels were driving Lightburn out of the Kanawha Valley, and while there made two expeditions into Virginia. The regiment was soon after mustered, numbering 949, rank and file. October 7 it was ordered to Point Pleasant, Va., and soon after to the Kanawha valley, where it took part in the expedition that drove the rebels out of the valley. In January, 1863, it moved from the Kanawha to Nashville, and there, with Crook's brigade, was ordered to Carthage, Tenn., Feb. 17. Crowded upon miserable transports and many of the men compelled to sleep in the hold, many sickened and died upon the way. After fruitlessly chasing Morgan the regiments joined the army at Murfreesboro^ June 24; at Hoover's Gap it took part in its first important engagement.September the 19th and* 20th the Ninety-second was in the heat of the fight at Chickamauga, forming a part of the rear guard that helped to save the army. On the 19th Colonel Fearing was wounded and carried from the field, and on the same day Captains Putnam and Brown and Lieutenant Okey were severely wounded. Captain Brown's wounds proved mortal. During the siege of Chattanooga the Ninety-second endured great sufferings and trials, participating in several important movements. At Mission Ridge it was in the fight, behaving most bravely and losing many men. After ending the pursuit of the retreating enemy, the Ninety-second returned to Chattanooga, where it remained on active duty until February 22, 1804, when it was ordered with its brigade (Turchins) to Dallas, Ga. At Rocky Face Gap there was a fierce struggle with, the enemy in which the regiment lost heavily. Going into camp at Ringgold Gap, the Ninety-second with its division did outpost duty until the opening of the spring campaign. May 7 it moved to Buzzard's Roost, Ga., and thence toward Resaca, which it reached on the 16th, encountering some sharp skirmishing. Following the retreating rebels south of the Etowah, the regiment and brigade returned and rejoined the division near Dallas, Ga., where it performed guard duty until June 11. A few days later saw the enemy driven from their last line of works on the north side of Kenesaw Mountain, and June 19 and 20 the regiment took an active part in forcing the enemy from the valley. July 3 the regiment pursued the enemy through Marietta, Ga., forcing him from a position near that place, and taking an active part later in compelling him to abandon all territory north of the Chattahoochee. In the Atlanta campaign the regiment sustained its reputation for gallantry and bravery, sharing in the glory gained by the Fourteenth Army Corps at Jonesboro, and the arduous marches in pursuit of Hood. It participated in the " march to the sea," the campaign in the Carolinas, and finally returned north to Washington, where May 24, 1865, it participated in the grand review. June 19, 1865, it was mustered out at" Columbus, Ohio, having won an illustrious name as a "fighting regiment."Philetus mustered out of service with Company H., on June 10, 1865
- Roger Waller
 Added: Nov. 10, 2014

- Member#47194125
 Added: Dec. 24, 2013
an Alden descendant
- Melva "Jo" Wright
 Added: Jul. 16, 2013

- Warrengirl
 Added: Jul. 2, 2011

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