128th Ohio Infantry

compiled by Larry Stevens

References for this Unit

Pvt. Jerry Overholser Co I 128th OVI
Johnson's Island
Courtesy of and Copyright © L.M. Strayer Collection


The 128th Ohio was occupied in guard duty within the borders of the state of Ohio. It was organized in 1862, under Colonel Charles W. Hill, as a three year Regiment. It served mainly at Johnson's Island, guarding Rebel prisoners. Portions of the of the Regiment formed detachments in 1862 that chased Rebel troops in West Virginia. It helped in the construction of defenses of Sandusky Bay and maintained a high level of readiness for emergencies and service, wherever needed. Soon after the surrender of the rebel armies the Regiment was sent to Columbus and mustered out at Camp Chase on July 10th, 1865.

From Dyer's Compendium

128th Regiment Infantry. Organized at Columbus and Johnson's Island, Ohio, December, 1863, to January, 1864. Moved from Columbus to Sandusky, Ohio, January, 1864. Guard duty at Sandusky and at Johnson's Island, Sandusky Bay, till July, 1865. Moved to Camp Chase, Ohio, July 10, and mustered out July 17, 1865. Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 63 Enlisted men by disease. Total 64.

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