243 O.V.I. Identification Badge, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, 177th Regiment, Co. H. Exceptional untouched Wartime silver identification badge engraved “John S. Lee, Co H., 177th O.V.I.” Back “T” pin; approximately 1”x1-1/8”.
Born: Orland, Indiana
Resident: West Richfield, Ohio
18 years old; blue eyes; dark hair; 5’ – 8”
Records included: Service, Pension and Regimental History– 40 pages
Age 18, Mustered in Camp Cleveland, OH: August 29, 1864 for 1 year; mustered-out with company Greensboro, NC June 24, 1865.
Siege of Murfreesboro, TN – December 5 – 12, 1864
Fort Fisher, NC – January 16 – February 7, 1865.
Capture of Wilmington, NC – February 22, 1865
Campaign of the Carolinas – March 1 – April 26, 1865
Advance on Goldsboro, NC – March 6 – 21, 1865
Advance on Raleigh - April 10 – 14, 1865
Occupation of Raleigh - April 10, 1865
Surrender of Johnson and his Army
Organized for one year service during the month of October, 1864, under Colonel Arthur T. Wilcox, it reported to General Thomas at Nashville, and performed garrison duty at Tullahoma until Hood's invasion. In December it occupied Murfreesboro and upon one occasion charged the works of a portion of Hood's army, capturing two guns and 200 prisoners. In February, 1865, it was transferred to North Carolina and engaged the enemy in several battles. At Town Creek it captured a Rebel command with a stand of colors and many prisoners. The Regiment soon joined Sherman's army at Goldsboro, where it remained until June 24th. It was finally discharged July 7, 1865. This Regiment's short term of service was very actively employed in many battles and marches.
Regiment lost during service 2 Enlisted men killed and 82 Enlisted men by disease.
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