173rd Ohio Infantry

compiled by Larry Stevens

References for this Unit

Joseph C. Coffmann
2nd Lt. Co. C. 173rd OVI


Organized for one years service, September 18, 1864, in Gallipolis, Gallia county. Colonel John H. Hurd immediately moved it to Nashville, where it performed guard duty until Hood's invasion, when it took an active part in the trenches and in support of batteries. The regiment remained in Tennessee until the expiration of its term of service and was mustered out June 28, 1865.

From Dyer's Compendium

173rd Regiment Infantry. Organized at Gallipolis, Ohio, and mustered in September 18, 1864. Left State for Nashville, Tenn., September 18, arriving there October 1. Attached to Post and Defences of Nashville, Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland, to March, 1865. 3rd Sub-District, District of Middle Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland, to June, 1865.
SERVICE.--Assigned to guard duty at Nashville, Tenn., till February, 1865. Occupation of Nashville during Hood's investment December 1-15, 1864. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Guarding prisoners at Nashville till February, 1865. Moved to Columbia, Tenn., February 15. Duty there and at Johnsonville till June 20. Moved to Nashville June 20, and there mustered out June 26. Disbanded at Camp Dennison, Ohio, July 5, 1865. Regiment lost during service 108 Enlisted men by disease.

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