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Emerson Opdycke Daguerreotype
Description: General Emerson Opdycke, a native of Trumbull County, enlisted as a private in the 41st Ohio Volunteer Infantry (O.V.I.) and was quickly promoted to captain. At the Battle of Shiloh, Opdycke, despite being wounded, picked up the regiment's fallen flag and led a charge that halted the Confederate advance. Governor David Tod ordered Opdycke home, promoted him to colonel and asked him to recruit and command the 125th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. The regiment was organized in October 1862. Throughout the rest of the war, this unit was known for its courage and tenacity, earning the name "Opdycke's Tigers." This daguerreotype with case measures 3.5" by 6.5" (8.89 by 16.51 cm). View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: Om1448_1149161_001
Subjects: Military Ohio; 41st Ohio Volunteer Infantry (O.V.I.); 125th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (O.V.I.); Civil War; Soldiers
Places: Trumbull County (Ohio)