184th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry

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

Updated: January 14, 2011

Infantry regiments formed in Ohio became known as regiments of Ohio Volunteer Infantry. On February 21, 1865, the 184th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry organized at Camp Chase in Columbus, Ohio. The men in the regiment were to serve a one-year term of enlistment.

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. On February 21, 1865, the 184th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry organized at Camp Chase in Columbus, Ohio. The men in the regiment were to serve a one-year term of enlistment.

Upon the regiment’s formation, authorities immediately dispatched the 184th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry to Nashville, Tennessee, where it became part of the Military Division of the Mississippi. Serving on garrison duty, these men remained in Nashville only briefly, before officials dispatched them to Chattanooga, Tennessee and then to Bridgeport, Alabama. The 184th arrived in Bridgeport on March 21, 1865 and proceeded to guard an important railroad bridge over the Tennessee River as well as approximately thirty miles of railroad track between Bridgeport and Chattanooga. While guarding the line, the soldiers of the 184th Regiment engaged in numerous skirmishes with Confederate cavalry and guerrillas. On July 25, 1865, the regiment moved to Edgefield, Alabama, where its members performed garrison duty. The 184th Regiment remained at Edgefield until September 20, 1865, when military officials mustered the regiment out of service. The 184th’s soldiers returned to Camp Chase in Columbus, where authorities discharged the men on September 27, 1865.

Unfortunately for the soldiers, the Civil War ended approximately seven weeks after the regiment’s formation on February 21, 1865, preventing the soldiers of the 184th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry from seeing any major combat in the American Civil War. The regiment did have one man killed and several more wounded in skirmishes while at Bridgeport, Alabama. The 184th also lost fifty-nine men, including one officer, due to disease or accidents. Despite not engaging in major combat as the 184th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, a sizable number of the regiment’s enlisted men had served in other regiments of Ohio Volunteer Infantry earlier in the war.

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