118th Ohio Infantry

compiled by Larry Stevens

References for this Unit

Photo
David Brenneman Co.A 118th OVI
Transferred to 1st Battalion, Engineers
23rd Army Corps in July 1863
Courtesy of Marcus McLemore

History

One Hundred and Eighteenth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, 908 men, Samuel E. Mott colonel, mustered in at Cincinnati in September, 1862; served in Kentucky until August, 1863, then moved into Eastern Tennessee; engaged in Eastern Tennessee until the Atlanta campaign, for six months living on half and quarter rations, without sugar or coffee, with corn counted out by the kernel, and salt by the grain; took part in the Atlanta campaign and then fell back into Tennessee and pursued Hood into Alabama; transferred to North Carolina in January, 1865; joined Sherman's army in the March; mustered out at Salisbury, North Carolina, June 24, 1865, 530 men, Edgar Sowers colonel.

From: The Military History of Ohio. by H.H. Hardesty

From Dyer's Compendium

118th Regiment Infantry. Organized at Lima, Cincinnati and Camp Mansfield, Ohio, August and September, 1862. Ordered to Kentucky and assigned to duty as guard along Kentucky Central Railroad from Buston's Station to Paris, Ky., September, 1862, to August, 1863. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Army of Kentucky, Dept. of the Ohio, September to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Army of Kentucky, November, 1862. District of Central Kentucky, Dept. of the Ohio, to June, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 23rd Army Corps, Dept. of the Ohio, to July, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 23rd Army Corps, to August, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 23rd Army Corps, to April, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 23rd Army Corps, Army of the Ohio, to February, 1865, and Dept. of North Carolina to June, 1865.
SERVICE.--Skirmish at Paris, Ky., July 29, 1863 (Detachment). Burnside's Campaign in East Tennessee August 16-October 17, 1863. Duty at Kingston till December 6. Action at Kingston November 24, and near Kingston December 4. Moved to Nashville December 5; thence march to Blain's Cross Roads and Mossy Creek. Action at Mossy Creek December 29. Operations in East Tennessee December, 1863, to April, 1864. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1 to September 8. Demonstrations on Dalton May 9-13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Advance on Dallas May 18-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Muddy Creek June 17. Noyes Creek June 19. Kolb's Farm June 22. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Decatur July 19. Howard House July 20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Utoy Creek August 5-7. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1 (Reserve). Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Operations against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama September 29-November 3. Nashville Campaign November-December. Columbia, Duck River, November 24-27. Battle of Franklin November 30. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. At Clifton, Tenn., till January 16, 1865. Movement to Washington, D.C., thence to Fort Fisher, N. C., January 16-February 9. Operations against Hoke February 11-14. Fort Anderson February 18-19. Town Creek February 19-20. Capture of Wilmington February 22. Campaign of the Carolinas March 1-April 26. Advance on 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, Greensboro and Salisbury till June. Mustered out June 24, 1865. Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 55 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 127 Enlisted men by disease. Total 184.

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