Infantry Units: 178th 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 Camp Chase, OH September 26, 1864 to serve one year, and was at once dispatched by rail and river, to Nashville, with orders to report to Major General George H. Thomas for duty. The Regiment remained in Nashville some two weeks, performing guard duty, when it was sent to Tullahoma, Tennessee, where it composed part of the post command. The post at Tullahoma was evacuated in the winter of 1864 and the 178th was sent to Murfreesboro, where it remained during the siege. After the defeat of General Hood's army, at Nashville, the 178th was ordered to North Carolina. It landed at Morehead City, NC, with the 23rd Army Corps, and a few days thereafter participated in a skirmish with the enemy at Wise's Fork. After the surrender of Johnston's army, the Regiment was ordered to Charlotte, North Carolina, where it performed garrison duty, until mustered out of service June 29, 1865, in accordance with orders from the War Department.

Roster - Company D

Melvin A. Emmons

Roster - Company G

Harvey M. Clark

Articles about the Unit/Anonymous Letters

Elyria Independent Democrat: October 4, 1864