Wednesday, March 1, 2017, Breakfast Speaker Announce
Speaker begins at 9:00 am
Please join us for coffee and donuts while you listen to a presentation led by Martin Stewart, the author of Redemption: The 71st Ohio Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War.
Formed in late 1861 in West Central Ohio, the 71st OVI’s first experience in battle was at Shiloh, Tennessee where they were falsely accused of running from the enemy.
Performing tedious garrison duty in Clarksville, Fort Donaldson, Fort Heiman, Gallatin, Elk River, and other middle Tennessee outposts for over two years, the Regiment endured bad weather, disease, Confederate guerrillas, a hostile populace, and occasionally the indifference of their own officers.
Their involvement at Atlanta, Spring Hill, Franklin and their key roll at the Battle of Nashville in December of 1864 redeemed the Regiment’s reputation and their service became a lifelong source of pride for the veterans of the 71st Ohio Volunteer Infantry.