Infantry - 161st Ohio to 195th Ohio

This Regiment was organized at Camp Chase, OH May 9, 1864 to serve 100 days. It was composed of the 70th Battalion, Ohio National Guard, from Tuscarawas County; 43rd Battalion, Ohio National Guard, from Noble County; and one company of the 58th Battalion, Ohio National Guard, from Hancock County. The Regiment was immediately ordered to Cumberland, Maryland, where it arrived at noon on the 12th. On the 28th, the Regiment moved to Martinsburg, West Virginia, and on the 4th of June Companies A, B, D, F, and H, with other troops were sent up the Shenandoah Valley with a supply-train for Hunter's Army, then supposed to be near Staunton. On reaching that place it was found that General Hunter had advanced, but they finally overtook him at Lexington, on the 11th. They remained with the Regiment until it arrived at Lynchburg, when, having turned over the supplies, they were ordered back to Martinsburg. After considerable marching and guard-duty the Regiment fell back to Maryland Heights. Early on the morning of the 6th of July skirmishing commenced, and continued for two days, the 161st taking an active part. On the 25th of August, it was ordered to Ohio, and mustered out September 2, 1864, on expiration of term of service.

Roster - Company I, 161st OVI

Lieutenant Thomas C. Winders

Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: May 20, 1864

Chaplain Jacob B. Dunn

Jacob D. Dunn enlisted as a 40 year old private in Company I, 161st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on May 2, 1864, and was promoted to Chaplain to date May 27, 1864. The regiment served in garrison duty around Cumberland and Harper's Ferry before mustering out of service September 2, 1864.
Hancock Jeffersonian: May 20, 1864, June 10, 1864

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This Regiment was organized at Camp Chase, OH May 12, 1864 to serve 100 days. It was composed of the 48th Regiment, Ohio National Guard, from Richland County; 72nd Battalion, Ohio National Guard, from Henry County;; 96th Battalion, Ohio National Guard, from Stark County. On the 13th of May the Regiment proceeded to Washington City [Washington, DC] under orders from General Heintzelman, commanding the Department of Ohio. It was assigned to duty with headquarters at Fort Reno, DC, where it remained until the 8th of June, when it was ordered to the front, and proceeded in transports to White House, VA, and thence to Bermuda Hundred. It reported to General Butler, at Point of Rocks, on the 12th of June, and on the 14th took part in a reconnaissance on the Petersburg and Richmond Railroad. Two hundred and fifty men of the 163rd were engaged in a severe skirmish on the 15th, and on the 16th it proceeded to Wilson's Landing, and from that point made several reconnaissances to the west side of the James. On the 29th of August, the Regiment was relieved from duty, and proceeded to Columbus, Ohio and was mustered out September 10, 1864, on expiration of term of service.

Roster - Company G

Second Lieutenant Henry E. Corey

Enlisted, age 26 on May 2, 1864 to serve 100 days; mustered out with company September 10, 1864
Toledo Daily Commercial- 6/22/1864

R.B. Morrow

No record in state roster.
Defiance Democrat- 6/18/1864

Articles about the Unit/Anonymous Letters

Letters:
"Bayard" Company G. Toledo Daily Commercial- 6/20/1864

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This Regiment was organized at Camp Cleveland, Ohio, May 11, 1864 to serve 100 days. It was composed of the 49th Regiment, Ohio National Guard from Seneca County and the 54th Battalion, Ohio National Guard, from Summit County. On the 14th of May, the Regiment left Cleveland, and proceeding via Dunkirk, Elmira, Harrisburg, and Baltimore, reached Washington City on the 17th. It took position in the defenses on the south side of the Potomac, and during its 100 days' service garrisoned Forts Smith, Strong, Bennett, Haggarty, and other forts. At the expiration of its term of enlistment, the Regiment returned to Cleveland, via Baltimore, Harrisburg, and Pittsburgh, and was mustered out August 27, 1864, on expiration of term of service.

Roster - Company A, 164th OVI

Captain Nelson L. Brewer

Nelson L. Brewer enlisted as a 31 year old Captain in Company A, 164th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on May 2, 1864, mustering into service May 11, 1864. He was mustered out August 27, 1864 at Cleveland, Ohio.
Letters: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: June 2, 1864, June 9, 1864, June 30, 1864, July 21, 1864

Private Enos Sell

Enos Sell enlisted as a 35 year old Private in Company A, 164th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on May 2, 1864, mustering into service May 11, 1864. He died of disease June 1, 1864 at Fort Strong, Virginia.
Resolution: Seneca Advertiser: June 24, 1864

Roster - Company E, 164th OVI

Private Daniel Frederick

Daniel Frederick enlisted as a 41 year old Private in Company E, 164th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on May 2, 1864, mustering into service May 11, 1864. He died of disease July 17, 1864 at Fort Strong, Virginia and is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
Obituary: Seneca Advertiser: July 29, 1864
Tiffin Weekly Tribune: July 28, 1864

Roster - Company G, 164th OVI

First Sergeant Isaac Seitz

Isaac Seitz enlisted as a 34 year old First Sergeant of Company G, 164th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on May 2, 1864, mustering into service May 11, 1864. He was mustered out August 27, 1864 at Cleveland, Ohio.
Letter: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: June 9, 1864, July 21, 1864

Private William J. Wilson

William J. Wilson enlisted as a 19 year old Private in Company G, 164th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on May 2, 1864, mustering into service May 11, 1864. He died of disease June 19, 1864 at Fort Strong, Virginia.
Resolution: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: July 21, 1864

Roster - Company I, 164th OVI

Private Milton E. Baker

Milton E. Baker enlisted as a 20 year old Private in Co. H, 95th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 6, 1862, mustering into service August 19, 1862. He was discharged for disability January 10, 1863 at Columbus, Ohio. On May 2, 1864, he enlisted as a Private in Company I, 164th Ohio Volunteer Infantry and was mustered into service May 11, 1864. Baker was mustered out August 27, 1864 at Cleveland, Ohio.
Poem: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: May 5, 1864

Roster - Company K, 164th OVI

Private William T. Brown

William T. Brown enlisted as a 32 year old Private in Company K, 164th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on May 2, 1864, mustering into service May 11, 1864. He died of disease June 18, 1864 at Fort Strong Hospital near Washington, D.C.
Resolution: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: July 21, 1864

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Tiffin Weekly Tribune: August 25, 1864

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This Regiment was organized at Camp Cleveland, Ohio, May 13 and 15, 1864, to serve one hundred days. It was composed of the 59th Battalion, Ohio National Guard, from Holmes County; 63rd Regiment, Ohio National Guard, from Huron County; and one company of the 52nd Battalion, Ohio National Guard, from Wayne County. Immediately after muster-in, the regiment proceeded to Virginia, and was placed on duty in Forts Richardson, Barnard, Reynolds, Ward, and Worth, with headquarters at Fort Richardson. The Regiment returned to Ohio and was mustered out September 9, 1864, on expiration of its term of service.

Roster - Company H

John E. LaBarre

This Regiment was organized at Camp Chase, Ohio, from the 13th to the 15th of May, 1864, to serve one hundred days. It was composed of the Fiftieth Battalion, Ohio National Guard, from Sandusky County, and the Fifty-second Battalion, Ohio National Guard from Wayne County. On the 19th of May the Regiment proceeded to Washington, DC, and upon its arrival was ordered on garrison duty in Fort Ethan Allen, where it remained during its term of service. It participated in the defeat of Early's attack on Washington, DC. The 169th returned to Ohio, and was mustered out September 4, 1864, on expiration of term of service.

Roster - Company F, 169th OVI

Wagoner Henry Walter Imler

Henry W. Imler was born January 15 1832 in Imler, Bedford Co., Pennsylvania to Jacob and Barbara (Walter) Imler. He enlisted as a 36 year old Wagoner in Co. F, 169th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on May 2, 1864, and was mustered into service May 15, 1864. He served with the regiment for its full 100 days service and was mustered out September 4, 1864 at Cleveland, Ohio. Following his service in the 169th Ohio, he enlisted as a Private in Co. E, 186th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on February 10, 1865, mustering into service February 27, 1865. The regiment performed garrison duties in Tennessee before mustering out of service September 18, 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee. He was later a member of Eugene A. Rawson Post, G.A.R.

He married Elizabeth Fickes and had five children. He died January 19, 1899 in Fremont, Ohio and is buried in Oakwood Cemetery.
Letter: Fremont Journal- July 1, 1864

Articles about the Unit/Anonymous Letters

Articles:
Toledo Blade- 2/21/1865

Letters:
"B." Fremont Journal- June 10, 1864, July 1, 1864
"National Guard". Fremont Journal- May 13, 1864, June 3, 1864

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This Regiment was organized at Camp Dennison, Ohio in October 1864 to serve one year. It was ordered to Columbia, TN, where it performed post and garrison duty in the town, and was also engaged in guarding the Tennessee and Alabama Railroad. In the advance of Hood one of the Regiment's outposts was captured, south of Columbia, while the remainder of the Regiment fell back to Franklin, and took part in the battle at that place on November 30, 1864. The Regiment then fell back to Nashville, and took position in Fort Negley, where it remained during the battle, and on the 25th of December was again ordered to Columbia, and engaged in the usual garrison duties, and in guarding the railroad bridges. It was mustered out June 27, 1865 in accordance with orders from the War Department.

Roster - Company I

Mustered in October 8, 1864 at Camp Chase, Ohio by W. P. Richardson, Colonel 25th OVI. Mustered out June 27, 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee by Philip Reefy, Captain 19th OVI, and ACM, 3rd Division, 4th Army Corps.

Roster - Company I, 175th OVI

First Lieutenant William Rummell

William Rummell was commissioned as a 29 year old Second Lieutenant on October 8, 1864 in Co. I, 175th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. The regiment proceeded south to Tennessee, guarding bridges and blockhouses along the railroad south from Nashville on the Tennessee & Alabama Railroad. The regiment was heavily engaged at Franklin and retreated to Nashville but took no further part in the fighting. Rummell was in command of the company from November 17, 1864 to June 1865, and was promoted to First Lieutenant to date June 6, 1865 but was never mustered at that rank. He was mustered out with the regiment on June 27, 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee.


Wyandot Democratic Union- May 11, 1865, pg. 3

This Regiment was organized at Camp Chase, OH September 26, 1864 to serve one year, and was at once dispatched by rail and river, to Nashville, with orders to report to Major General George H. Thomas for duty. The Regiment remained in Nashville some two weeks, performing guard duty, when it was sent to Tullahoma, Tennessee, where it composed part of the post command. The post at Tullahoma was evacuated in the winter of 1864 and the 178th was sent to Murfreesboro, where it remained during the siege. After the defeat of General Hood's army, at Nashville, the 178th was ordered to North Carolina. It landed at Morehead City, NC, with the 23rd Army Corps, and a few days thereafter participated in a skirmish with the enemy at Wise's Fork. After the surrender of Johnston's army, the Regiment was ordered to Charlotte, North Carolina, where it performed garrison duty, until mustered out of service June 29, 1865, in accordance with orders from the War Department.

Roster - Company D, 178th OVI

Private Melvin A. Emmons

Melvin A. Emmons enlisted as a 21 year old Private in Company D, 178th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 25, 1864, mustering into service September 23, 1864. He was mustered out June 29, 1865 at Charlotte, North Carolina.
Letter: Elyria Independent Democrat: February 15, 1865

Roster - Company G, 178th OVI

Private Harvey M. Clark

Harvey M. Clark enlisted as a 25 year old Private in Company G, 178th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, mustering into service September 23, 1864. The regiment was stationed in middle Tennessee through early 1865, when it was ordered east to North Carolina. Clark died of disease February 25, 1865 at Washington, D.C. and is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: April 7, 1865

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Article:
Elyria Independent Democrat: October 4, 1864

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This Regiment was organized at Camp Chase, Ohio in September 1864 to serve one year. It moved to Nashville, Tennessee, arriving on the 8th of October, and was placed on duty at that post. It was assigned to the Second Brigade, Fourth Division, Twentieth Army Corps, and was present at the Battle of Nashville December 15 and 16, 1864. The 179th remained on duty until the 17th of June, 1865, when it was mustered out in accordance with orders from the War Department.

Articles about the Unit/Anonymous Letters

Articles:
Bucyrus Journal: April 29, 1865

Letters:
"S.S.," Company B. Bucyrus Journal: November 5, 1864

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Infantry units were recruited from all over the state. Those represented in detail here are the ones recruited primarily from northwest Ohio counties and those whose members wrote to local newspapers. More information will be added as it becomes available.

This Regiment was organized at Camp Chase, Ohio in September-October 1864 to serve one year. It left Camp Chase on October 15 for Nashville, TN and from Nashville was ordered to Decherd, TN. The Regiment remained at Decherd for the most part of three months, and was used as guard to the Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad. On January 6, 1865, the Regiment was ordered to Nashville and after remaining there a few days was ordered to guard a train of wagons bound for Eastport, MS. It went as far as Columbia, where it was met by an order to return to Nashville, and from there was ordered to Washington City. The Regiment reached Washington City January 31, 1865 and was placed in Camp Stoneman near that city. After remaining about three weeks in camp it was ordered to Fort Fisher. On reaching the mouth of Cape Fear River, the fall of Fort Fisher was announced, rendering its services unnecessary. The Regiment was then taken to Newbern, where it joined a force under General J. D. Cox, to open railway communication with Goldsboro and General Sherman's Army. At Kinston, NC on March 8-10, 1865, the Regiment had an engagement with the forces under Generals Bragg and Hoke, in which the Regiment lost a number of killed and wounded. From Kinston, the Regiment marched to Goldsboro, arriving there March 21, 1865. It remained here until April 9, and then marched with Sherman's Army to Raleigh, NC, where it performed garrison duty until the surrender of Johnston's Army. The Regiment then moved to Greensboro and from there to Charlotte, where it remained as the city garrison until July 12, 1865, when it was mustered out in accordance with orders from the War Department.

Articles about the Unit/Anonymous Letters

Letters:
"Newt". Lima Weekly Gazette: November 2, 1864
"J.W.W." Wyandot Pioneer- January 18, 1865 pg. 3
Tiffin Weekly Tribune: November 3, 1864

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This Regiment was organized in the State of Ohio at large from August 4-October 27, 1864 to serve one year. On November 1st, the Regiment was ordered to move to Nashville, TN and on November 6th, joined General Sherman's forces at that place. The 182nd took part in the Battle of Nashville, where it remained performing guard and provost duty until July 7, 1865, when it was mustered out in accordance with orders from the War Department.

Roster - Field and Staff

Field and Staff

Colonel Lewis Butler

Enlisted 10/4/1861 as Captain of Company I, 67th OVI, mustered in 10/4/1861, promoted to Major 1/13/1863, promoted to Colonel of 182nd Ohio Infantry 10/10/1864, mustered out with regiment 7/7/1865
Perrysburg Journal--8/19/1863
Toledo Daily Commercial- 11/11/1864, 1/28/1865

Chaplain N.S. Page

Toledo Daily Commercial- 9/16/1864, 10/22/1864Articles about the Unit/Anonymous Letters

Article:
Toledo Daily Commercial- 10/25/1864

Letter:
"Typo". Toledo Daily Commercial- 12/31/1864

This Regiment was organized at Camp Chase, Ohio, in February 1865 to serve one year. Immediately after muster-in, the Regiment was ordered to Nashville, TN, where it remained for a short time doing garrison duty. From Nashville, it proceeded to Chattanooga, thence to Bridgeport, AL, which place it reached about March 21, and was engaged in protecting an important railroad bridge over the Tennessee River. It also guarded the track of the railroad between Bridgeport and Chattanooga, a distance of about thirty miles. On July 25, the 184th was ordered to Edgefield for garrison duty, and remained at that place until it was mustered out of service, September 20, 1865, at Nashville, TN.

Roster - Field and Staff

At this writing, no correspondence from officers or enlisted personnel of the 184th OVI has been identified.

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Articles:
Toledo Blade- 2/21/1865

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This Regiment was organized at Camp Chase, Ohio, February 25, 1865 to serve one year. The Regiment left Camp Chase on the 27th of February under orders to report to General Thomas at Nashville, but was detained in Louisville by General Palmer, who applied to General Thomas and obtained permission to retain the Regiment in Kentucky. Regimental Headquarters were established at Eminence, KY, and the companies were scattered through the State from Owensboro to Cumberland Gap. Cumberland Gap was guarded for several months by four companies of the Regiment. Mt. Sterling was garrisoned by two companies, together with a detachment of the 53rd Kentucky, all under the command of Major Benjamin, of the 185th Ohio. Shelbyville, LaGrange, Greensburg, and several other towns were garrisoned at times by companies of the Regiment. On the 26th of September, the Regiment was mustered out at Lexington, KY, in accordance with orders from the War Department.

Roster - Company K

Mustered in February 25, 1865 at Camp Chase, OH. Mustered out September 26, 1865 at Lexington, KY.

Roster - Company K

Second Lieutenant Silas D. Stearns

Enlisted 2/26/1865 as 2nd Lieutenant, mustered out 9/26/1865 at Lexington, Kentucky
Perrysburg Journal- 3/22/1865, 4/19/1865, 9/12/1865

D.A. Avery

Perrysburg Journal- 5/10/1865

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This Regiment was organized at Camp Chase, Ohio in February 1865 to serve one year. It left Camp Chase on the 2nd of March for Nashville, Tennessee. On the 8th of March, the Regiment left Nashville for Murfreesboro, arriving on the 10th. The destination of the Regiment was Cleveland, Tennessee, where it went into camp. On the 2nd of May, the Regiment moved from Cleveland to Dalton, where it remained but a few days, moving from this place to Chattanooga, Tennessee. On the 20th of July, the 186th was relieved from duty at Chattanooga and ordered to Nashville. It was mustered out September 18, 1865, in accordance with orders from the War Department.

Roster - Company C

Roster - Company C, 186th OVIFirst Lieutenant Orlando H. Barker

Orlando H. Barker enlisted as a 24 year old Private in Company I, 4th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 5, 1861, mustering into service the same day. Promoted to Corporal August 8, 1861, he was mustered out June 21, 1864.

Later in the war, he was commissioned First Lieutenant of Company C, 186th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on February 26, 1865. Barker was mustered out September 18, 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee.
Letter: Bucyrus Journal: April 8, 1865

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This Regiment was organized at Camp Chase, Ohio, March 2-4, 1865 to serve one year. On March 4, the Regiment received orders to report to General Thomas at Nashville, TN, where it arrived on the 9th. It was assigned to duty under Brigadier Genera Van Cleve, and ordered to Murfreesboro, TN, where it remained two months, and was then ordered to Nashville, TN, where it remained until September 21, 1865, when it was\ mustered out in accordance with orders from the War Department.

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Article:
Toledo Daily Commercial- 3/8/1865

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This Regiment was organized at Toledo, Camp Chase, Cincinnati, Marietta, Hillsboro, and Dayton, Ohio from January 12 to March 6, 1865 to serve one year. The regiment left Camp Chase on the 7th of March for Huntsville, Alabama, and arrived there on the 17th. Immediately on its arrival seven companies were stationed at various points on the Memphis and Charleston Railroad, between Stevenson and Decatur, and were engaged in guarding bridges and building stockades. One company was posted at Whitesburg, one at Claysville and Guntersville, on the Tennessee River, and one remained at Huntsville. One the 20th of June the regiment was concentrated at Huntsville, and performed post-duty until September 25th, when it was ordered to Nashville, and there was mustered out. Immediately after muster-out the regiment proceeded to Camp Chase, Ohio, where it was paid and discharged on the 7th of October 1865.

Roster - Field and Staff

Field and Staff

Colonel Henry D. Kingsbury

Enlisted, age 47 on March 6, 1865 to serve one year. Brevet Brigadier General March 10, 1865; mustered out with Regiment September 28, 1865
Toledo Daily Commercial- 5/9/1865

Articles about the Unit/Anonymous Letters

Articles:
Toledo Daily Commercial- 3/8/1865

Letters:
"Radix," 189th Ohio Infantry. Toledo Blade- 3/28/1865, 4/8/1865, 5/18/1865, 6/19/1865, 7/25/1865, 8/3/1865, 9/11/1865, 9/22/1865
"File Closer", Company G. Perrysburg Journal- 4/12/1865, 4/26/1865, 5/10/1865, 5/24/1865, 6/28/1865, 8/8/1865, 8/29/1865, 9/26/1865

Other Writers

"Waters," visiting 189th Ohio Infantry. Toledo Blade- 9/26/1865

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This Regiment was organized in the State of Ohio at large, in January and February 1865 to serve one year. The Regiment left Columbus, Ohio on the day of its organization under orders to proceed to Winchester, Virginia and report to Major General Hancock, then organizing the First Army Corps at that place. At Harper's Ferry, the Regiment was halted, by command of General Hancock, and ordered to report to General John R. Brooke, and assigned to the Second Brigade, Second Division, Army of the Shenandoah. Its only service was garrison duty in the valley, marching as far south as Winchester, where it remained until August 27, 1865, when it was mustered out in accordance with orders from the War Department.

Roster - Company H, 191st OVI

First Lieutenant James R. Jolley

James R. Jolley enlisted as a 20 year old Corporal in Company H, 32nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 19, 1861, mustering into service the same day. Promoted to Sergeant during his service, he was discharged for disability October 24, 1862 at camp Douglas, Chicago, Illinois. Returning to Lima, he started work as a newspaper editor on the Lima Weekly Gazette and went into partnership with Cornelius Parmenter on January 1, 1864. Near the end of the war, he enlisted as First Lieutenant of Company H, 191st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on March 8, 1865, mustering into service the same day. He was mustered out August 27, 1865 at Winchester, Virginia.
Letters: Lima Weekly Gazette: April 5, 1865, May 3, 1865

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This Regiment was organized at Camp Chase, Ohio from March 14 to 20, 1865, to serve one year. The Regiment arrived at Harper's Ferry on the 25th of March 1865, and after doing garrison duty there a few days went into camp, near Winchester, VA, with the troops of General Hancock. While in this camp, news of Lee's surrender was received and the Regiment was ordered to Alexandria, VA, where it performed provost and guard duty until December 18, 1865, when it was mustered out in accordance with orders from the War Department.

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Resolution: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: June 1, 1865

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