159th Ohio Infantry
compiled by Larry Stevens
References for this Unit
- see also Bibliography of State-Wide References
- Ohio In The War-Volume II. Whitelaw Reid. Moore, Wilstach & Baldwin. Cincinnati 1868
- Proceedings of the First Re-union, of the 159th Regiment, O.V.I., Held at Zanesville, Ohio, August 18, 1892. Constitution and By-laws of the Regimental Association, and Roster of Surviving Members. Regimental Association. 15 pgs. Zanesville. Ohio. 1892? Call # Stacks PA Box 468 15. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- Unit Bibliography. U.S. Army Military History Institute. Carlisle Barracks. PA. 1995
- One Hundred Days' Service - The Civil War Diary of Samuel McCoy Bell. Samuel McCoy Bell. Co D. 159th OVI. Introduction by Brian A. Williams. 41 pgs. Softcover. Ann Arbor. Michigan. 1995
HistoryA Ohio National Guard Unit, it was organized May 11, 1864, for 100 days service. Under Colonel Lyman J. Jackson, it moved at once to Harper's Ferry. The Regiment reported to General Lew Wallace and was assigned to the defenses of Baltimore. Part of the Regiment was mounted and fought at Monocacy. It returned to Ohio in August and was mustered out August 24, 1864.
From Dyer's Compendium159th Regiment Infantry. Organized at Zanesville, Ohio, and mustered in May 9, 1864. Left State for Harper's Ferry, W. Va.; May 9. Assigned to 3rd Separate Brigade, 8th Army Corps, Middle Department. At Maryland Heights till May 17. Guard duty in the Defences of Baltimore, Md., and guarding bridges along Philadelphia, Wilmington & Baltimore Railroad by Detachments till July. Battle of Monocacy Junction, Md., July 9. Expedition to Parkesville July 12. Companies "B," "E," "G" and "I" guard railroad at Havre de Grace July 28 to August 13. Ordered home August 13, and mustered out August 24, 1864. Regiment lost 10 Enlisted men by disease during service.
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