McCoy, Amasa A.

Farmer, Civil War Veteran

Death: August 10, 1873
Burial: Vienna Township Cemetery, Vienna, Trumbull County, Ohio
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Military Service: Private, 177th Regiment, Company D, Ohio Volunteer Infantry

Amasa A. McCoy enlisted as an 18-year-old Private in September 1864, and was mustered out of service at Greensboro, North Carolina, on June 24, 1865. The 177th Ohio Volunteer Infantry was organized at Camp Cleveland, and saw action in Tennessee and North Carolina. In the 1870 Census McCoy, then 24 years old, is listed as a farmer, married to his 18-year-old wife Mary.

Regimental History, 177th Ohio Volunteer Infantry

Overview: Organized at Camp Cleveland, Ohio, and mustered in October 9, 1864. Ordered to Nashville, Tenn.; thence to Tullahoma, Tenn., and garrison duty there under General Milroy till November 30. Ordered to Murfreesboro, Tenn., November 30, arriving there December 2. Attached to Defences Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad, Dept. of the Cumberland, to January, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 23rd Army Corps, Army of the Ohio, and Dept. of North Carolina, to June, 1865.

Service: Siege of Murfreesboro December 5-12, 1864. Wilkinson's Pike, near Murfreesboro, December 7. Near Murfreesboro December 13-14. Ordered to Clifton, Tenn., and duty there till January 16, 1865. Movement to Washington, D. C., thence to Fort Fisher, N. C., January 16-February 7. Operations against Hoke February 11-14. Near Sugar Leaf Battery February 11. Fort Anderson February 18-19. Town Creek February 19-20. Capture of Wilmington February 22. Campaign of the Carolinas March 1-April 26. Advance on Goldsboro March 6-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 21. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. Duty at Raleigh and Greensboro till June. Mustered out at Greensboro, N. C., June 24 and discharged July 7, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 2 Enlisted men killed and 82 Enlisted men by disease. Total 84.


Read more about the 177th Regiment at the Ohio Civil War Central Encyclopedia.

Updated 8/13/2020