117th Ohio Infantry

compiled by Larry Stevens

References for this Unit

Hawley Photo
Colonel Chauncey G. Hawley


117th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, eight companies, 796 men, Lt. Colonel Chauncey G. Hawley commanding, organized at Camp Portsmouth September 15, 1862; served in Eastern Kentucky until May, 1863, then returned to Cincinnati for reorganization and became the First Ohio Heavy Artillery.

From: The Military History of Ohio. by H.H. Hardesty

From Dyer's Compendium

117th Regiment Infantry. Organized at Portsmouth, Ohio, September 15, 1862. Ordered to Kentucky October 2. Camp at Ashland, Ky., till January, 1863. Attached to District of Eastern Kentucky, Dept. of the Ohio. Moved to Paintsville, Ky., January, 1863; thence to Covington via Peach Orchard, Louisia and Catlettsburg, February. Duty at Covington till May. Designation of Regiment changed to 1st Ohio Heavy Artillery May 2, 1863 (which see).

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