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170th Ohio Regiment Infantry

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170th Ohio Infantry Soldier Roster - Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, Volume 9, by Ohio Roster Commission (Joseph B. Foraker, Governor, James S. Robinson, Sec'y of State and H. A. Axline, Adjutant-General), 1886     View Entire Book

Regimental History
One Hundred and Seventieth Infantry. Cols., Miles J. Saunders, Lewis Lewton; Lieut.-Col., Arthur Higgins ; Maj., Milton W. Junkins. This regiment was organized at Bellaire, May 13 and 14, 1864, to serve for 100 days. It was composed of the 74th battalion, Ohio National Guard, from Belmont county, and the 78th battalion, from Harrison county. It immediately proceeded to Washington, D. C, and upon its arrival was assigned to duty in Forts Simmons, Mansfield, Bayard, Gaines and Battery Vermont. On the night of July 4 it left the defenses at Washington and proceeded to Sandy Hook, Md., to join the forces assembled in the defense of Maryland heights. It remained in the vicinity of Maryland heights until July 15, when it was attached to the 2nd brigade, 1st division, Army of West Virginia, and during the remainder of its term participated in the movements and engagements of that army. While lying at Cedar creek it was detached and ordered to Harper's Ferry as escort to a supply train. It remained at Harper's Ferry until Aug. 24, when transportation to Ohio was furnished. It arrived at Columbus on Aug. 27 and was mustered out on Sept. 10, 1864.

Footnotes:
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing Company, 1908 - Volume 2

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