160th Ohio Infantry

compiled by Larry Stevens

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Originally a Ohio National Guard unit, it organized May 12, 1864, under Colonel Cyrus Reasoner, for one hundred days service. It proceeded to Virginia, where it guarded trains and skirmished with Mosby's guerrillas. It continued in active service in the Shenandoah Valley during its whole term of service, marching and countermarching and fighting with the enemy. The Regiment returned to Ohio and was mustered out September 7, 1864.

From Dyer's Compendium

160th Regiment Infantry. Organized at Zanesville and mustered in May 12, 1864. Left State for Harper's Ferry, W. Va., May 12. Detached for duty guarding supply train at Martinsburg. Assigned to Reserve Division, Dept. of West Virginia, May 25. Moved to Woodstock, W. Va. Detached and moved to Martinsburg in charge of supply trains. Newtown May 29-30. Skirmish at Middletown June 7. Operations in the Shenandoah Valley in charge of wagon trains till July. Operations about Harper's Ferry July 4-7. Maryland Heights July 6-7. Duty in the trenches about Harper's Ferry till August 25. Ordered home and mustered out September 7, 1864. Regiment lost during service 1 Enlisted man killed and 1 Officer and 14 Enlisted men by disease. Total 16.

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