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118th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry

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Three Years' Service
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    This Regiment was organized at Cincinnati and Camp Mansfield, O., from September 12 to November 7, 1862, to serve three years. It was mustered out of service June 24, 1865, in accordance with orders from the War Department.

    The official list of battles in which this Regiment bore an honorable part is not yet published by the War Department, but the following list has been compiled after careful research during the preparation of this work.

MOSSY CREEK, TENN., DECEMBER 29, 1863
ROCKY FACE RIDGE, GA., MAY 5-9, 1864
RESACA, GA., MAY 13-16, 1864
DALLAS, GA., MAY 25 to JUNE 4, 1864
KENESAW MOUNTAIN, GA., JUNE 9-30, 1864
KENESAW MOUNTAIN, GA., (General Assault) JUNE 27, 1864
ATLANTA, GA., (Siege of) JULY 28 TO SEPTEMBER 2, 1864
WAYNESBORO, GA., NOVEMBER 27-29, 1864
FRANKLIN, TENN., NOVEMBER 30, 1864
NASHVILLE, TENN., DECEMBER 15, 16, 1864
FORT ANDERSON, N.C., FEBRUARY 18, 1865
TOWN CREEK, N.C., FEBRUARY 20, 1865
MOSELY HALL, N.C., APRIL 9, 1865

 


118th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry

field and staff

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Mustered in Sept. 17, 1862, at Cincinnati, O., by C. O. Howard, Captain 18th Infantry, U. S. A. Mustered out June 24, 1865, at Salisbry, N. C., by B. F. Briscoe, Captain and A. C. M. 2d Division, 23d Army Corps
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Names Rank Age Date of Entering Service Period of Service Remarks
Samuel R. Mott Colonel 43 September 3, 1861 3 yrs Promoted from Captain Co. C, 31st O.V.I., October 5, 1862; resigned February 10, 1864
John Walkup Lt. Colonel 51 September 5, 1862 3 yrs Resigned April 17, 1863
Thomas L Young Lt. Colonel --- August 22, 1862 3 yrs Promoted from Major April 17, 1863; to Colonel April 11, 1864, but not mustered; discharged September 14, 1864, on Surgeon's certificate of disability; brevet Brig. General February 15, 1865
Edgar Sowers Lt. Colonel 30 August 13, 1862 3 yrs Promoted to Major from Captain Co. I October 12, 1864; to Lieut. Colonel January 6, 1865; to Colonel June 20, 1865, but not mustered; brevet Brig. General to date February 13, 1865; mustered out with regiment June 24, 1865
Lester Bliss Major --- August 25, 1862 3 yrs Promoted from Regt. Quartermaster April 17, 1863; to Lieut. Colonel April 11, 1864, but not mustered; discharged July 1, 1864, on Surgeon's certificate of disability
John W Kincaid Major 36 July 18, 1862 3 yrs Promoted from Captain Co. K,  January 6, 1865; mustered out with regiment June 24, 1865
William H Phillips Surgeon 37 August 19, 1862 3 yrs Resigned May 8, 1864
William M Beach Surgeon 33 June 9, 1864 3 yrs Mustered out with regiment June 24, 1865
Harrison A Bodman Asst Surgeon 47 August 27, 1862 3 yrs Resigned December 5, 1862
William B Shaffer Asst Surgeon 26 September 1, 1862 3 yrs Resigned February 3, 1864
Nathan S Richardson Asst Surgeon --- December 26, 1862 3 yrs Promoted to Surgeon, 13th O.V.C., October 20, 1864
John E Patterson Asst Surgeon 31 April 28, 1864 3 yrs Mustered out with regiment June 24, 1865
Josiah Gallup Adjutant --- September 13, 1862 3 yrs Resigned March 31, 1863
David L Williams Adjutant 26 August 15, 1862 3 yrs Appointed from 1st Lieutenant Co. F, March 31, 1863; resigned October 25, 1863
James M Russell Adjutant 25 August 22, 1862 3 yrs Appointed from 1st Lieutenant Co. D, November 1, 1863; discharged November 22, 1864 on Surgeon's certificate of disability
Joel C Lloyd Adjutant 24 August 13, 1862 3 yrs Appointed from 1st Lieutenant Co. E, January 1, 1865; mustered out with regiment June 24, 1865
Charles P Washburn R.Q.M. 26 April 17, 1863 3 yrs Promoted to Captain Co. E, October 12, 1864;
declined ---; mustered out with regiment June 24, 1865
John Boggs Chaplain --- October 7, 1862 3 yrs Resigned December 10, 1863
George M Thompson Sergeant Major 20 August 15, 1862 3 yrs Promoted from Corporal Co. I, January 25, 1863; to 2d Lieutenant Co. K, February 1, 1864
Hezekiah S Ailes Sergeant Major 22 August 18, 1862 3 yrs Promoted from Sergeant Co. I, September 1, 1864; mustered out with regiment June 24, 1865
Rollin C Curtis Q.M.S. 21 August 3, 1862 3 yrs Promoted to 2d Lieutenant Co. A, December 5, 1862
Thomas H Jones Q.M.S. 28 August 21, 1862 3 yrs Promoted from Corporal Co. F, January 1, 1863; to 1st Lieutenant January 6, 1865; declined ---; mustered out with regiment June 24, 1865
Charles Kemmer Com. Ser. 50 August 22, 1862 3 yrs Promoted from Private Co. F, September 15, 1862; to 1st Lieutenant January 6, 1865, but not mustered; transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps January 15, 1865
William F Cary Com. Ser. 23 August 22, 1862 3 yrs Promoted from Corporal Co. C, January 15, 1865; mustered out with regiment June 24, 1865
John R Beaty Hos. St'd. 28 August 3, 1862 3 yrs Discharged February 13, 1864, on Surgeon's certificate of disability
John R Ashton Hos. St'd. 32 August 22, 1862 3 yrs Promoted from Private Co. I, May 1, 1864; mustered out with regiment June 24, 1865

118th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry

Companies (Roster Lists)

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A     B    C    D    E     F    G    H    I     K
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Transcribed from Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866. Volume VIII. 110th-140th Regiments--Infantry. Compiled under Directions of the Roster Commission: Joseph B Foraker, Governor, James S Robinson, Sec'y of State, H A Axline, Adjutant-General. 1888. Cincinnati (Ohio): The Ohio Valley Press.


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