125th Ohio Volunteer Infantry

Organized in October, 1862, under Colonel Emerson Opdycke, in January, 1863, it moved to Louisville, Ky., and then to Nashville. The Regiment was actively engaged in skirmishing and long marches in Tennessee, until the battle of Chickamauga, where it took a conspicuous and honorable part, fighting desperately against overwhelming numbers. It again participated in the battle of Missionary Ridge, and joined in the pursuit of Bragg. In December it went to the relief of Knoxville. Returning in the spring of 1864, to Northern Georgia, it joined Sherman in the Atlanta campaign, fighting its way to Jonesboro. It followed Hood north to Nashville, taking part in the battle of  Franklin and the pursuit south. The Regiment remained in Northern Alabama and Tennessee until June 1865, when it moved to New Orleans and then to Texas, where it  mustered out September 25, 1865. This Regiment gained a high reputation for its fighting qualities under the lead of the brave Colonel Opdycke.