The late Charles I. Switzer was an emeritus administrator and professor of English at Eastern Illinois University.
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When his captain was killed during the Battle of Perryville, John Calvin Hartzell was made commander of Company H, 105th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He led his men during the Battle of Chickamauga, the siege of Chattanooga, and the Battle of Missionary Ridge.
"[A] feeling of ecstasy, born of the roar of battle and the smell of burnt powder, takes hold of you, and each man feels invincible, and in such a state of mind danger and death have no terrors."
Capt. John Calvin Hartzell, Company H, 105th Ohio Volunteer Infantry