CIVIL War Ohio Veteran Medal 78th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (ovi) Soldier Gar
Engraved Ohio Civikl War Veteran Medal - engraved Eli W. Medal is missing the ribbon and the pin clasp on the reverse. Coulson enlisted 11/26/1861 and was mustered out at Louisville Kentucky 7/11/1865 having been promoted to corporal 11/1/1864. Some of the engagements of the 78th include Shiloh, Vicksburg, and the Atlanta Campaign.. UNCONDITIONALLY GUARANTEED TO BE ORIGINAL. PLEASE SEE MY OTHER AUCTIONS FOR A WIDE VARIETY OF OTHER GAR AND CIVIL WAR ITEMS. This regiment was organ- ized in the state at large from Oct. 16, 1862, to serve for three years. It left by rail for Cincinnati on Feb. 11, and at that city steamers were found on which it embarked for Fort Donelson on the Tennessee river. At daylight on the morning of the second day at Shiloh it went into the battle on the right and was under fire throughout the day, but with slight loss - 1 man killed and 9 wounded. In August it was in the brisk engagement near Bolivar, but in this affair the loss was slight. For several months it was engaged in movements preliminary to the Vicksburg campaign; participated in the battle of Raymond, losing in killed and wounded, about 80 men; was also engaged in the battle of Champion's hill, where it lost 116 men killed and wounded; at Vicksburg it par- ticipated in the general charge on May 22, with slight loss, and later was sent to Bovina, where it remained until after the surrender. 1864, it re-enlisted as a veteran regiment and after its furlough home joined Gen. Sherman's army at Acworth, Ga. It participated in the battle of Kennesaw moun- tain and at Atlanta on July 22 it lost 203 in killed and wounded. Of 13 flag and color-bearers of the regiment in the latter engagement, all were either killed or wounded. The regiment participated in the subsequent movements of the Army of the Tennessee till the fall of Atlanta and later was with Sherman's forces on the march to the sea. It marched up through the Carolinas, then to Washington, and was mustered out on July 11, 1865. The item "CIVIL WAR OHIO VETERAN MEDAL 78TH OHIO VOLUNTEER INFANTRY (OVI) SOLDIER GAR" is in sale since Sunday, August 14, 2016.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Civil War Veterans' Items". The seller is "the-rooster" and is located in CLEVELAND OHIO.
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