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The 75th OVI at Barlow's Knoll Battlefield Site (Gettysburg) on July 2nd, 2008 for the First Modern 145th Anniversary Descendants Reunion
Site Under Construction for what will be the Original Unit's History Resource Pages: www.historicalfacts.75thovi.net
A 75th OVI Hosting Event coming in November 2016: www.battleofbowlegscreek.75thovi.net
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Company Email: Headquarters@75thovi.net
Commander: Capt. Barry King
2nd in Command: 1st Sgt. Evan Phillips
3rd in Command: 2nd Sgt. Dan Sharits
Location: Florida Statewide - but mostly in the Orlando area.
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Original Unit History: Seventy-fifth Infantry. - Cols., Nathaniel C. McLean, Robert Riley, Andrew L. Harris ; Lieut.-Cols., Robert A. Constable, Charles W. Friend, Benjamin Morgan; Maj., George B. Fox. This regiment was organized at Camp John McLean from Nov. 7, 1861, to Jan. 8, 1862, to serve for three years.
The original members (except veterans) were mustered out by detachments at different dates from Nov. 16, 1864, to Jan. 17, 1865, by reason of expiration of term of service, and the veterans and recruits consolidated into a battalion of two companies, which was retained in service until July 27, 1865, when it was mustered out in accordance with orders from the war department.
The following is the official list of battles in which this regiment bore an honorable part, as given in the Official Army Register:
1861-2 Department of the Mountains (Major General John C. Fremont)
1862 Army of Virginia (Major General John Pope)
Second Battle of Bull Run
1862-3 Army of the Potomac (Major General Joseph Hooker)
Gettysburg (Major General George G. Meade)
1864-5 Department of the South (Brigadier General Quincy A. Gillmore)
Gainesville (Major General J. G. Foster)
At Monterey the regiment displayed bravery and gave evidence of the fine discipline to which it had attained under the teachings of the officers of the regiment.
At McDowell it added new laurels to its former good name under the immediate eye of Gen. Milroy, who warmly congratulated Col. McLean on the gallantry of his regiment. It lost 88 men killed and wounded.
It also lost heavily at Freeman's ford...
...Also true at the second Bull Run - 22 killed and 93 wounded.
In the short space of half an hour at Chancellorsville the regiment lost 150 men killed and wounded.
It was under fire every day of the battle at Gettysburg, where out of 292 enlisted men, 63 were killed, 106 wounded and 34 captured.
In the unfortunate affair at Gainesville, Fla., 14 men were killed and 32 wounded, who together with about 72 others were taken prisoners.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing Company, 1908 - Volume 2