174th 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
- History of the 174th O.V.I. Address delivered by Gen. J.S. Jones at the reunion of the 174th O.V.I., August 30, 1894, at Marysville, Ohio. 35 pgs. Marysville Journal Print. 1894. OHi
- History of Jerome Township. Union County, Ohio. by W.L. Curry. Press of Edward T. Miller Co. Columbus. Ohio. 1913. Contains a history of the 174th OVI on pgs 145-147.
- Unit Bibliography. U.S. Army Military History Institute. Carlisle Barracks. PA. 1995
HistoryOrganized September 21, 1864, under Colonel John S. Jones, for one years service, it proceeded to Tennessee, where it performed garrison duty during Hood's invasion. The Regiment participated in the battle of Overall's Creek, losing forty six men; and again in the battle of the Cedars, where it captured two cannon, a stand of colors and 200 prisoners. In January, 1865, it moved to Washington City, and in February to North Carolina, where it participated in the battle at Kingston, with a loss of twenty nine men. The Regiment joined Sherman's army at Goldsboro, and was mustered out June 28, 1865.
From Dyer's Compendium174th Regiment Infantry. Organized at Camp Chase, Ohio, August 16 to September 21, 1864. Mustered in September 21, 1864. Left State for Nashville, Tenn., September 23, arriving there September 26. Moved to Murfreesboro, Tenn., and duty in the Defences of that city till October 27. Attached to Post of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland, to October, 1864. District of North Alabama, Dept. of the Cumberland, to December, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 23rd Army Corps, Army of the Ohio, to February, 1865, and Dept. of North Carolina to June, 1865.
SERVICE.--Moved from Murfreesboro to Decatur, Ala., October 27. Defence of Decatur October 27-29. Moved to Elk River October 29. (4 Cos. Detached at Athens, Ala.). Returned to Decatur November 1 and duty there till November 25. Moved to Murfreesboro November 25. Action at Overall's Creek December 4. Siege of Murfreesboro December 5-12. Wilkinson's Pike, near Murfreesboro, December 7. Ordered to Clifton, Tenn., and duty there till January 17, 1865. Movement to Washington, D.C., January 17-29, and duty there till February 21. Moved to Fort Fisher, N. C., February 21-23, to Morehead City February 24, and to New Berne February 25. Advance on Kinston and Goldsboro March 6-21. Battle of Wise's Forks March 8-10. Occupation of Kinston March 14, and of 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 and Charlotte, N. C., till June. Mustered out at Charlotte, N. C., June 28, 1865. Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 21 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 94 Enlisted men by disease. Total 117.
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