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CIVIL WAR 164TH OHIO INFANTRY 1907 25TH ANNUAL GAR REUNION RIBBON CEDAR POINT
164th Regiment, Ohio Infantry (National Guard)
Organized at Camp Taylor, Cleveland, Ohio, and mustered in May 11, 1864. Left State for Washington, D. C., May 14. Attached to 1st Brigade, DeRussy's Division, 22nd Army Corps, and assigned to duty on south side of the Potomac as garrison at Forts Smith, Strong, Bennett, Hagerty and other Forts and Batteries till August. Repulse of Early's attack on Washington July 11-12. Mustered out August 27, 1864.
Regiment lost during service 18 Enlisted men by disease.
PRESIDENT ABRAHAM LINCOLN
Address to the 164th Ohio Regiment
August 18, 1864
District of Columbia
SOLDIERS:--You are about to return to your homes and your friends, after having, as I learn, performed in camp a comparatively short term of duty in this great contest. I am greatly obliged to you, and to all who have come forward at the call of their country. I wish it might be more generally and universally understood what the country is now engaged in. We have, as all will agree, a free government, where every man has a right to be equal with every other man. In this great struggle, this form of government and every form of human right is endangered if our enemies succeed. There is more involved in this contest than is realized by every one. There is involved in this struggle, the question whether your children and my children shall enjoy the privileges we have enjoyed. I say this, in order to impress upon you, if you are not already so impressed, that no small matter should divert us from our great purpose.
There may be some inequalities in the practical application of our system. It is fair that each man shall pay taxes in exact proportion to the value of his property; but if we should wait, before collecting a tax, to adjust the taxes upon each man in exact proportion with every other man, we should never collect any tax at all. There may be mistakes made sometimes; and things may be done wrong, while the officers of the Government do all they can to prevent mistakes. But I beg of you, as citizens of this great Republic, not to let your minds be carried off from the great work we have before us. This struggle is too large for you to be diverted from it by any small matter. When you return to your homes, rise up to the height of a generation of men worthy of a free government, and we will carry out the great work we have commenced. I return to you my sincere thanks, soldiers, for the honor you have done me this afternoon.
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