117th Ohio Infantry

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117th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry
Active September 15, 1862, to May 2, 1863
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry

The 117th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (or 117th OVI) was an infantry regiment in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


The 117th Ohio Infantry was organized at Portsmouth, Ohio, and eight companies mustered in September 15, 1862, for three years service under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Chauncey G. Hawley.

The regiment was attached to District of Eastern Kentucky, Department of the Ohio.

The 117th Ohio Infantry ceased to exist when it was changed to 1st Ohio Heavy Artillery on May 2, 1863.

Detailed service[edit]

Ordered to Kentucky October 2. Camp at Ashland, Kentucky, until January 1863. Moved to Paintsville, Kentucky, January 1863; then to Covington, Kentucky, via Peach Orchard, Louisa, and Catlettsburg, February 1863. Duty at Covington until May.


  • Lieutenant Colonel Chauncey G. Hawley

See also[edit]


  • Dyer, Frederick Henry. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion (Des Moines, IA: Dyer Pub. Co.), 1908.
  • Miller, Hillborn C. History of the First Ohio Heavy Artillery (First Organized as the 117th Ohio Volunteer Infantry) (S.l.: s.n.), 1966.
  • Ohio Roster Commission. Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War on the Rebellion, 1861–1865, Compiled Under the Direction of the Roster Commission (Akron, OH: Werner Co.), 1886-1895.
  • Reid, Whitelaw. Ohio in the War: Her Statesmen, Her Generals, and Soldiers (Cincinnati, OH: Moore, Wilstach, & Baldwin), 1868. ISBN 9781154801965
  • This article contains text from a text now in the public domain: Dyer, Frederick H. (1908). A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. Des Moines, IA: Dyer Publishing Co.

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