170th Ohio Infantry

compiled by Larry Stevens

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Organized May 13, 1864, as a Ohio National Guard unit, for one hundred days service, under Colonel Miles J. Saunders, it proceeded to Washington City and did garrison duty until July, it then joined the forces in the defense of Maryland Heights. The Regiment remained in active field service the remainder of its term, marching and fighting against Lee, and with Sheridan in the Shenandoah Valley. It lost four killed and nineteen wounded in one engagement. The Regiment was mustered out September 10, 1864.

From Dyer's Compendium

170th Regiment Infantry. Organized at Bellaire, Ohio, and mustered in May 13, 1864. Left State for Washington, D.C., May 17. Attached to 2nd Brigade, Haskins' Division, 22nd Army Corps, to July, 1864, and assigned to duty as garrison at Forts Simmons, Barnard, Mansfield, Gaines and Battery Vermont, Defences of Washington, till July 4. Moved to Sandy Hook, Md., July 4, and duty in the Defences of Maryland Heights till July 15. Attached to Reserve Division, Dept. of West Virginia. Operations in the Shenandoah Valley July 15-August 24. Expedition to Snicker's Ford July 17-18. Rocky Ford July 18. Battle of Kernstown, Winchester, July 24. Martinsburg July 25. Moved to Frederick, Md., July 30; thence guard supply trains to Harper's Ferry and duty there till August 24. Mustered out September 10, 1864. Regiment lost during service 4 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 19 Enlisted men by disease. Total 24.

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