Infantry Units: 179th 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, Ohio in September 1864 to serve one year. It moved to Nashville, Tennessee, arriving on the 8th of October, and was placed on duty at that post. It was assigned to the Second Brigade, Fourth Division, Twentieth Army Corps, and was present at the Battle of Nashville December 15 and 16, 1864. The 179th remained on duty until the 17th of June, 1865, when it was mustered out in accordance with orders from the War Department.

Articles about the Unit/Anonymous Letters

Articles:
Bucyrus Journal: April 29, 1865

Letters:
"S.S.," Company B. Bucyrus Journal: November 5, 1864

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