182nd Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry

Also Known As: One Hundred Eighty-second Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry

Updated: January 17, 2011

In the American Civil War, Ohio provided the federal government with 260 regiments of men, including infantry, artillery, and cavalry units. Ohioans also served in several other regiments from other states, most notably from Kentucky, West Virginia, and Massachusetts, as well as in federal units.

In the American Civil War, Ohio provided the federal government with 260 regiments of men, including infantry, artillery, and cavalry units. Ohioans also served in several other regiments from other states, most notably from Kentucky, West Virginia, and Massachusetts, as well as in federal units. Almost 330,000 Ohio men, including 5,092 African Americans, served in the Union military during the conflict.

Infantry regiments formed in Ohio became known as regiments of Ohio Volunteer Infantry. From August 4, 1864 to October 27 or 28, 1864, the 182nd Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry mustered into service. The regiment's first five companies mustered in at Camp Toledo in Toledo, Ohio. These companies then traveled by train to Camp Chase in Columbus, Ohio, where five additional companies joined the regiment. The men in the regiment were to serve a one-year term of enlistment.

On November 1, 1864, authorities dispatched the 182nd Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry to Nashville, Tennessee. The regiment arrived at Nashville on November 6, 1864, where it joined Major General George Thomas's Army of the Cumberland in the Military Division of the Mississippi and the Department of the Ohio. The 182nd's men spent the next several weeks drilling and training in Nashville. The soldiers also participated in guard duty. On December 15, 1864, Union forces, including the Army of the Ohio and the Army of the Cumberland, attacked Confederate General John Bell Hood's Army of Tennessee as the Southerners approached Nashville. The 182nd Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry performed admirably at this battle and lost no men killed, although Confederates wounded several of the regiment's soldiers. While most Union forces pursued the retreating Southerners, military officials ordered the 182nd Regiment to remain at Nashville, performing garrison and provost-marshal duties until July 7, 1865. On this date, the 182nd Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry mustered out of service. The regiment returned to Camp Chase in Columbus, and authorities discharged the soldiers on July 13, 1865.

During its time of service, the 182nd Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry lost no men on the battlefield. Many troopers, however, were wounded, especially at the Battle of Nashville, and an additional sixty-one soldiers succumbed to disease or accidents.

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