consenting to write the history of the organization, and the
marches, skirmishes, battles and deeds of our brave old
regiment, at this date, is I know, accepting an undertaking
from which anyone might well shrink; and yet to
preserve on record the dear old story, the task has been
It is not expected that this book will be of interest
to the general reader; to those only who participated in, or
followed with loving eyes, its fortunes, will the dry
details, which must necessarily often enter into its
composition, be interesting, and without apology to the
officers and men, of the 123rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry, this
book is offered as a true record of their soldier life.
C. M. KEYES
Sandusky, Ohio, July 1874.