176th Ohio Infantry

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176th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry
Active August 10, 1864, to June 18, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Engagements Battle of Nashville

The 176th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (or 176th OVI) was an infantry regiment in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


The 176th Ohio Infantry was organized at Camp Chase in Columbus, Ohio August 10 through September 21, 1864, and mustered in for one year service on September 21, 1864, under the command of Colonel Edwin Cooley Mason.

The regiment was attached to Post and Defenses of Nashville, Department of the Cumberland, to December 1864. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, XX Corps, Department of the Cumberland, to March 1865. District of Nashville, Tennessee, Department of the Cumberland, to June 1865.

The 176th Ohio Infantry mustered out of service June 18, 1865, at Nashville, Tennessee.

Detailed service[edit]

Left Ohio for Nashville, Tennessee, September 21. Served provost and guard duty at Nashville, September 1864 to June 1865. Battle of Nashville December 15–16, 1864.


The regiment lost a total of 102 enlisted men during service, all due to disease.


  • Colonel Edwin Cooley Mason
  • Lieutenant Colonel William B. Nesbitt - commanded at the battle of Nashville

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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