179th Ohio Infantry

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179th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry
Active September 29, 1864, to June 18, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Engagements Battle of Nashville

The 179th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (or 179th OVI) was an infantry regiment in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


The 179th Ohio Infantry was organized at Camp Chase in Columbus, Ohio, and mustered in for one year service on September 29, 1864, under the command of Colonel Harley H. Sage.

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

The 179th Ohio Infantry mustered out of service June 18, 1865, at Nashville, Tennessee.

Detailed service[edit]

Ordered to Nashville, Tennessee, arriving there October 8. Engaged in post and garrison duty at Nashville, Tenn., October 1864 to June 1865. Battle of Nashville December 15–16, 1864.


The regiment lost a total of 80 enlisted men during service, all due to disease.


  • Colonel Harley H. Sage

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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