177th Ohio Infantry

compiled by Larry Stevens

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Organized for one years service during the month of October, 1864, under Colonel Arthur T. Wilcox, it reported to General Thomas at Nashville, and performed garrison duty at Tullahoma until Hood's invasion. In December it occupied Murfreesboro and upon one occasion charged the works of a portion of Hood's army, capturing two guns and 200 prisoners. In February, 1865, it was transferred to North Carolina and engaged the enemy in several battles. At Town Creek it captured a Rebel command with a stand of colors and many prisoners. The Regiment soon joined Sherman's army at Goldsboro, where it remained until June 24th. It was finally discharged July 7, 1865. This Regiment's short term of service was very actively employed in many battles and marches.

From Dyer's Compendium

177th Regiment Infantry. Organized at Camp Cleveland, Ohio, and mustered in October 9, 1864. Ordered to Nashville, Tenn.; thence to Tullahoma, Tenn., and garrison duty there under General Milroy till November 30. Ordered to Murfreesboro, Tenn., November 30, arriving there December 2. Attached to Defences Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad, Dept. of the Cumberland, to January, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 23rd Army Corps, Army of the Ohio, and Dept. of North Carolina, to June, 1865.
SERVICE.--Siege of Murfreesboro December 5-12, 1864. Wilkinson's Pike, near Murfreesboro, December 7. Near Murfreesboro December 13-14. Ordered to Clifton, Tenn., and duty there till January 16, 1865. Movement to Washington, D.C., thence to Fort Fisher, N. C., January 16-February 7. Operations against Hoke February 11-14. Near Sugar Loaf Battery February 11. Fort Anderson February 18-19. Town Creek February 19-20. Capture of Wilmington February 22. Campaign of the Carolinas March 1-April 26. Advance on Goldsboro March 6-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 21, Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. Duty at Raleigh and Greensboro till June. Mustered out at Greensboro, N. C., June 24 and discharged July 7, 1865. Regiment lost during service 2 Enlisted men killed and 82 Enlisted men by disease. Total 84.

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