Infantry Units: 57th Ohio Volunteer Infantry

The biographical sketches here show only those members of the unit who wrote letters to their local newspapers. Information may be drawn from the unit roster, newspaper obituaries, or other biographical sources.

Field and Staff

Colonel Valentine Bausenwein

Valentine Bausenwein enlisted as a 32 year old Major in the forming 58th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on September 21, 1861, but was soon promoted to Colonel of the largely German regiment on October 1, 1861. Taking part in battles at Fort Donelson, Shiloh, and Corinth, Bausenwein was discharged on August 11, 1862.
Hancock Courier: March 7, 1862
Seneca Advertiser: March 7, 1862

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