178th 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
- Activities of a Lifetime. Joseph A. Munk. 221 pgs. Times Mirror Press. Los Angeles. CA. 1924. Army related pages 35-65. Library of Congress. Washington. DC
- Unit Bibliography. U.S. Army Military History Institute. Carlisle Barracks. PA. 1995
- Colors of the 178th O.V.I. Painting and Original Photo. Fight for the Colors. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio. 2000
HistoryOrganized in October, 1863, for one years service, under Colonel Joab A. Stafford, it proceeded to Nashville, reporting to General Thomas. The Regiment guarded the Railroad during Hood's invasion, and took part in several skirmishes. In January, 1865, it moved to Washington City, then by water to Fort Fisher, and participated in several engagements with the enemy in North Carolina. It joined Sherman at Goldsboro, and was mustered out July 7, 1865.
From Dyer's Compendium178th Regiment Infantry. Organized at Camp Chase, Ohio, and mustered in September 26, 1864. Left State for Nashville, Tenn., October 8. Attached to Defences Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad, Dept. of the Cumberland, to January, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 23rd Army Corps, Army of the Ohio, and Dept. of North Carolina, to June, 1865.
SERVICE.--Duty at Nashville, Tenn., till October 22, 1864. and at Tullahoma, Tenn., till November 30. Moved to Murfreesboro, Tenn., November 30-December 2. Siege of Murfreesboro December 5-12. Wilkinson's Cross Roads, near Murfreesboro, "The Cedars," December 7. Wilkinson's Pike, near Murfreesboro, December 13-14. Ordered to Clifton, Tenn., and duty there till January 16, 1865. Movement to Washington, D.C., January 16-29, and to Fort Fisher, N. C., February 21-23; to Morehead City February 24, thence to New Berne February 25. Campaign of the Carolinas March 1-April 26. Advance on Kinston and Goldsboro March 6-21. Battle of Wise's Forks March 8-10. Occupation of Kinston March 14. 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 Charlotte, N. C., till June. Mustered out June 29, 1865. Regiment lost during service 2 Enlisted men killed and 66 Enlisted men by disease. Total 68.
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