Infantry Units: 180th Ohio Volunteer Infantry
Infantry units were recruited from all over the state. Those represented in detail here are the ones recruited primarily from northwest Ohio counties and those whose members wrote to local newspapers. More information will be added as it becomes available.
This Regiment was organized at Camp Chase, Ohio in September-October 1864 to serve one year. It left Camp Chase on October 15 for Nashville, TN and from Nashville was ordered to Decherd, TN. The Regiment remained at Decherd for the most part of three months, and was used as guard to the Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad. On January 6, 1865, the Regiment was ordered to Nashville and after remaining there a few days was ordered to guard a train of wagons bound for Eastport, MS. It went as far as Columbia, where it was met by an order to return to Nashville, and from there was ordered to Washington City. The Regiment reached Washington City January 31, 1865 and was placed in Camp Stoneman near that city. After remaining about three weeks in camp it was ordered to Fort Fisher. On reaching the mouth of Cape Fear River, the fall of Fort Fisher was announced, rendering its services unnecessary. The Regiment was then taken to Newbern, where it joined a force under General J. D. Cox, to open railway communication with Goldsboro and General Sherman's Army. At Kinston, NC on March 8-10, 1865, the Regiment had an engagement with the forces under Generals Bragg and Hoke, in which the Regiment lost a number of killed and wounded. From Kinston, the Regiment marched to Goldsboro, arriving there March 21, 1865. It remained here until April 9, and then marched with Sherman's Army to Raleigh, NC, where it performed garrison duty until the surrender of Johnston's Army. The Regiment then moved to Greensboro and from there to Charlotte, where it remained as the city garrison until July 12, 1865, when it was mustered out in accordance with orders from the War Department.
Articles about the Unit/Anonymous Letters
"Newt". Lima Weekly Gazette: November 2, 1864
"J.W.W." Wyandot Pioneer- January 18, 1865 pg. 3
Tiffin Weekly Tribune: November 3, 1864