175th Ohio Infantry

compiled by Larry Stevens

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Organized for one years service October 11, 1864, under Colonel Daniel W. McCoy, it proceeded at once to Nashville. During Hood's invasion it performed garrison duty at Columbia, Tennessee. One of the Regiment's outposts was captured, after strong resistance, by Hood's troops. At Franklin the Regiment made a bayonet charge, driving the enemy before it. Its loss in this engagement was 161. It occupied Fort Negley during the battle of Nashville, and afterwards guarded the Railroad near Columbia. The Regiment was finally mustered out July 13, 1865.

From Dyer's Compendium

175th Regiment Infantry. Organized at Camp Dennison, Ohio, and mustered in October 11, 1864. Left State for Nashville, Tenn., October 11; thence moved to Columbia, Tenn., October 20, and assigned to post and garrison duty there, also guarding Tennessee & Alabama Railroad till November 24. Attached to 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 23rd Army Corps, Army of the Ohio, to December, 1864. Post of Columbia, Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland, to March, 1865. 2nd Sub-District, District of Middle Tennessee, to June, 1865.
SERVICE.--Nashville Campaign November 24-December 28. Columbia, Duck River, November 24-27. Battle of Franklin November 30. Occupation of Nashville during Hood's investment December 1-15. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Occupation of Fort Negley till December 25. Ordered to Columbia, Tenn., December 25, and garrison duty there till June, 1865. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., June 23. Mustered out June 27, 1865. Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 15 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 106 Enlisted men by disease. Total 124.

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