159th Ohio Infantry

compiled by Larry Stevens

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A Ohio National Guard Unit, it was organized May 11, 1864, for 100 days service. Under Colonel Lyman J. Jackson, it moved at once to Harper's Ferry. The Regiment reported to General Lew Wallace and was assigned to the defenses of Baltimore. Part of the Regiment was mounted and fought at Monocacy. It returned to Ohio in August and was mustered out August 24, 1864.

From Dyer's Compendium

159th Regiment Infantry. Organized at Zanesville, Ohio, and mustered in May 9, 1864. Left State for Harper's Ferry, W. Va.; May 9. Assigned to 3rd Separate Brigade, 8th Army Corps, Middle Department. At Maryland Heights till May 17. Guard duty in the Defences of Baltimore, Md., and guarding bridges along Philadelphia, Wilmington & Baltimore Railroad by Detachments till July. Battle of Monocacy Junction, Md., July 9. Expedition to Parkesville July 12. Companies "B," "E," "G" and "I" guard railroad at Havre de Grace July 28 to August 13. Ordered home August 13, and mustered out August 24, 1864. Regiment lost 10 Enlisted men by disease during service.

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