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Ohio Regiment Infantry
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
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|One Hundred and Seventy-seventh Infantry. — Col.,
Arthur T. Wilcox; Lieut.-Col., William H. Zimmerman; Maj., Ernst J.
Kreiger. This regiment was organized at Camp Cleveland from Sept. 23 to
Oct. 4, 1864, to serve for one year. Immediately after its organization
it proceeded to Nashville, Tenn., via Indianapolis and Louisville. The
day after its arrival it was ordered to Tullahoma and constituted a part
of the garrison at that place under Gen. Milroy. It remained at
Tullahoma until Hood's invasion, when it was ordered to Murfreesboro,
where it arrived on Dec. 2. On Dec. 7, Milroy's command, including the
regiment, charged the works and drove the Confederates back, capturing 2
pieces of artillery and over 200 prisoners. A few days after this, while
on a foraging expedition, the regiment had an engagement with the enemy,
in which it lost several wounded. After Hood had been driven from
Tennessee the regiment was ordered to Clifton. About the middle of Jan.,
1865, it embarked at Clifton, proceeded down the Tennessee and up the
Ohio to Cincinnati, where it took the railroad for Washington, D. C.
From there it moved to Annapolis, Md., and embarked on a vessel for
North Carolina, arriving at Fort Fisher on Feb. 7. It was engaged in two
attacks on the enemy's works from the Cape Fear river to the coast, and
crossed the river and participated in the flank movement which compelled
the Confederates to evacuate Fort Anderson. It next engaged the enemy at
Town creek, charging in the rear and capturing the entire command. The
next morning it arrived opposite Wilmington, where it remained about a
week, then joined Gen. Cox at Kinston and proceeded to Goldsboro, where
it joined Sherman's army. After the surrender of Gen. Johnston the
regiment was sent to Greensboro, N. C., where it was mustered out on
June 24, 1865, in accordance with orders from the war department.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2