Infantry Units: 118th 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 Cincinnati and Camp Mansfield, Ohio from September 12 to November 7, 1862, to serve three years. It was mustered out of service June 24, 1865 in accordance with orders from the War Department.

Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:

  • Mossy Creek, TN, December 29, 1863
  • Rocky Face Ridge, GA, May 5-9, 1864
  • Resaca, GA, May 13-16, 1864
  • Dallas, GA, May 25-June 4, 1864
  • Kenesaw Mountain, GA, June 9-30, 1864
  • Atlanta, GA (Siege), July 28-September 2, 1864
  • Waynesboro, GA, November 30, 1864
  • Nashville, TN, December 15-16, 1865
  • Fort Anderson, NC, February 18, 1865
  • Town Creek, NC, February 20, 1865
  • Mosely Hall, NC, April 9, 1865

Roster - Field and Staff

John Boggs
Josiah Gallup

Roster - Company C

Anthony Bowsher

Roster - Company D

Daniel Barfell
Benjamin Franklin Post

Roster - Company E

Elliott S. McMichael

Roster - Company G

Franklin W. Nigh
William Seifried
Joseph Smart

Roster - Company H

John Buchanan

Roster - Company I

Martin L. Higgins

Articles about the Unit/Anonymous Letters

Articles:
Lima Weekly Gazette: January 27, 1864, June 1, 1864, June 22, 1864
Toledo Blade- 12/7/1864
Hancock Courier: December 15, 1864

Letters:
"Artemus". Lima Weekly Gazette: December 10, 1862
"R." Lima Weekly Gazette: March 18, 1863
"118th". Kalida Sentinel- 9/13/1862, 12/6/1862
"C.D." Hancock Jeffersonian: December 19, 1862
"S.W." Hancock Jeffersonian: January 2, 1863
Unknown. Hancock Jeffersonian: July 31, 1863
Unknown, Company G. Hancock Courier: January 16, 1863, February 5, 1864