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E.S. ~ Ephraim Shellenberger ~ ring made from coin silver and gold. The ring is stamped Co. E 82nd O.V.V.I. 20th A.C.

included with the ring is a huge stack of records documenting his service

Wounded at Gettysburg ~ Deployed as skirmishes supporting Dilger and Wheelers batteries ,trying to hold Doles Brigade back. Shellenberger was wounded , probably during the retreat to Cemetery Hill. Shellenberger was in support of Dilgers Battery L 1st Ohio Light Artillery . Dilger won the Medal of Honor for action at Chancellorsville. Bruce Cattons , Glory Road describes Dilgers action at both Chancellorsville and Gettysburg.

listed as wounded at Atlanta

Ephraim Shellenberger
Residence was not listed; 18 years old. Enlisted on 2/25/1862 as a Private.
On 2/25/1862 he mustered into "D" Co. OH 61st Infantry

He was transferred out on 3/31/1865 (Veteran)
On 3/31/1865 he transferred into "E" Co. OH 82nd Infantry
Promotions: * 1st Sergt * Corpl 12/9/1862 * Sergt 11/1/1863

Sixty-first Infantry. - Cols., Newton W. Schleich, Stephen J. McGroarty; Lieut.-Cols., Henry B. Hunter, William H. H. Brown; Maj., David C. Beckett: This regiment was organized in the state at large in March, April and May, 1862, to serve for three years. It left for the field in western Virginia on May 27, and at Freeman's ford had its first fight with the enemy -a part of Longstreet's corps. It took part in the second battle of Bull Run and covered the retreat of the Federal forces on the Centerville turnpike toward Washington. In the battle it lost 25 men killed and wounded. At Stafford Court House it established winter quarters and remained there until April, 1863. It was engaged throughout the entire battle of Chancellorsville and lost 4 officers wounded, besides a large number of men wounded and 5 killed. At Gettysburg it opened the battle, being thrown out as skirmishers, and was so roughly handled that it was compelled to fall back to Cemetery hill. In this action the regiment lost heavily in killed, wounded and prisoners. In September it was transported to the Army of the Cumberland and was engaged in a fierce fight at Wauhatchie, Tenn., defeating and driving the Confederates across Lookout creek. In this fight 3 were killed and a number wounded. It was in the assault on Missionary ridge moving round to the extreme left of the Federal lines to prevent a flanking movement on the part of the enemy. In March, 1864, it re-enlisted, was furloughed home, and then returned for the Atlanta campaign. It participated in the bloody action at Resaca, losing several men, and performed its part nobly during all of the succeeding campaign. The regiment lay at Atlanta until it started with Gen. Sher- man's army on its "march to the sea." It then marched up through the Carolinas' and at Goldsboro, N. C., on March 31, 1865, was consolidated with the 82nd Ohio, the combined regiment taking the name of the latter organization.
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