Infantry Units: 102nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry
Infantry units were recruited from all over the state. Those represented in detail here are the ones recruited primarily from northwest Ohio counties and those whose members wrote to local newspapers. More information will be added as it becomes available.
This Regiment was organized at Mansfield, Ohio, in August and September 1862, to serve three years. It moved by rail to Covington, Kentucky September 4, 1862, and was engaged in the defense of that city against General Kirby Smith. After about two weeks of duty, it was sent to Louisville, Kentucky, and participiated in the defense of that city against General Bragg, and joined in the pursuit of his army October 5, 1862. The Regiment started for nashville September 31, 1863, where it remained about six months. On the 26th of April, 1864, the Regiment was transferred to Tullahoma, Tennessee, where it guarded the railroad from Normandy to Decherd until the 6th of June. The Regiment then moved across the Cumberland Mountains to Bellefonte, Alabama, arriving on the 10th of June, continuing its march to Dodsonville, where it was employed on the defense of the line of the Tennessee River from Stevenson to the foot of Seven Mile Island, a distance of fifty miles. During the summer, the Regiment had frequent engagements with the enemy. On the 23rd of September about four hundred men of the Regiment were ordered to re-enforce the fort at Athens, Alamaba, and on the 24th lost a large number of men killed and wounded, the remainder being captureed and sent to Cahaba Prison. After being paroled, the prisoners were placed on board the ill-fated steamer Sultana, and as near as can be ascertained, seventy perished in that disaster. The Regiment was engaged at the siege of Decatur, Alabama october 26-29, 1864. After the siege it was frequently engaged in sharp and severe skirmishes with the enemy. It was mustered out June 30, 1865, at Nashville, Tennessee in accordance with orders from the War Department.