171st Ohio Infantry
compiled by Larry Stevens
References for this Unit
- see also Bibliography of State-Wide References
- Ohio In The War-Volume II. Whitelaw Reid. Moore, Wilstach & Baldwin. Cincinnati 1868
- Unit Bibliography. U.S. Army Military History Institute. Carlisle Barracks. PA. 1995
- 171st Ohio Infantry Regiment Records, 1864. 171st OVI. 0.2 linear ft. 2 volumes. Roster book, clothing and ordnance book of Company K commanded by Capt. Peter Hitchcock. Call# MS. 1673. Western Reserve Historical Society. Cleveland. Ohio
- Spencer G. Frary Diary 1864. Corporal Spencer George Frary. Co. I. 171st OVI. 0.2 linear ft. 1 volume. Call# Ms. 3079. Western Reserve Historical Society. Cleveland. Ohio
- An Account of the Encounter of the 171st Ohio Infantry With Confederate Forces Under Command of Gen. Morgan and Their Return to Johnson's Island, 1863-1864. Corporal Spencer George Frary. Co. I. 171st OVI. Call# MSS v.f. F. Western Reserve Historical Society. Cleveland. Ohio
- Owen Jones Collection. Owen R. Jones. Company F 171st OVI. 3 Boxes. Diaries and papers of Jones spanning 1863-1917. Includes Diary of service with 171st OVI. Mahoning Valley Historical Society. Youngstown. Ohio
- Genealogical Data on Wilson and related families, [ca.1600]-1957. By Charles Atwood Wilson. 1.0 cu. ft. 2 boxes. Includes Civil War letters and muster rolls of Austin W. Wilson, First Lieutenant of Company D, 171st Regiment, Ohio National Guard 1862-1864. Inventory containing additional information is filed as FCS/.W747c. Minnesota Historical Society. St. Paul. Minnesota
HistoryOrganized May 7, 1864, as a Ohio National Guard unit, under Colonel Joel F. Asper, for one hundred days service. It proceeded to Johnson's Island, where it engaged in guard and fatigue duty. In June it moved to Kentucky, where it was surrounded and outnumbered by Morgan's command. After a desperate engagement the Regiment was obliged to surrender, with a loss of thirteen killed and fifty-four wounded. They were soon after paroled and returned to Johnson's Island. The Regiment was mustered out August 20, 1864.
From Dyer's Compendium171st Regiment Infantry. Organized at Sandusky, Ohio, and mustered in May 7, 1864. On guard and fatigue duty at Johnson's Island till June 8. Moved to Covington, Ky., thence to Cynthiana, Ky. Attached to General Hobson's Command, District of Kentucky, Dept. of the Ohio. Action at Kellar's Bridge. Ky., near Cynthiana, Ky., June 11. Cynthiana, Ky., June 12. Regiment captured. Paroled June 13 and ordered to Camp Dennison, Ohio. Duty there and at Johnson's Island, Ohio, till August. Mustered out August 20, 1864. Regiment lost during service 17 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 15 Enlisted men by disease. Total 32.
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