173rd Ohio Infantry

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173rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry
ActiveSeptember 18, 1864, to July 5, 1865
CountryUnited States
EngagementsBattle of Nashville

The 173rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry (or 173rd OVI) was an infantry regiment in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


The 173rd Ohio Infantry was organized in Gallipolis, Ohio, and mustered in for one year service on September 18, 1864, under the command of Colonel John R. Hurd.

The regiment was attached to Post and Defenses of Nashville, Tennessee, Department of the Cumberland, to March 1865. 3rd Sub-District, District of Middle Tennessee, Department of the Cumberland, to June 1865.

The 173rd Ohio Infantry mustered out of service July 12, 1865, at Nashville, Tennessee, and was discharged at Camp Dennison near Cincinnati, Ohio, on July 5, 1865.

Detailed service[edit]

Left Ohio for Nashville, Tenn., September 18, arriving there October 1. Assigned to guard duty at Nashville, Tenn., until February 1865. Occupation of Nashville during Hood's investment December 1–15, 1864. Battle of Nashville December 15–16. Guarding prisoners at Nashville until February 1865. Moved to Columbia, Tenn., February 15. Duty there and at Johnsonville until June 20. Moved to Nashville June 20, and there mustered out June 26. Disbanded at Camp Dennison, Ohio, July 5, 1865.


The regiment lost a total of 108 enlisted men during service, all due to disease.


  • Colonel John Ricker Hurd

See also[edit]


  • Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion (Des Moines, IA: Dyer Pub. Co.), 1908.
  • 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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