135th Ohio Infantry

compiled by Larry Stevens

References for this Unit


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Originally a Ohio National Guard unit, (the Fifth Ohio National Guard, from Licking County and the Thirty-second Battalion Ohio National Guard, from Hardin County. From: Ohio Roster books), this Regiment was organized for 100 days service by Colonel Andrew Legg. Mustered on May 11, 1864, it proceeded to Martinsburg, and guarded the B. & O. Railroad. At North Mountain a portion of the Regiment, after contending against an overwhelming force for five hours, was captured and sent mostly to Andersonville Prison. Only about one half lived to return. The remainder of the Regiment after severe service about Harper's Ferry returned to Ohio and was mustered out September 1, 1864. A large portion of this Regiment went out from Licking county.


Colonel Andrew Legg 135th OVI
Captain Co E 12th Ohio Inf., enlisted on June 26th, 1861
Commissioned as Colonel of the 135th Ohio on May 11th, 1864

From Dyer's Compendium

135th Regiment Infantry. Organized at Camp Chase, Ohio, and mustered in May 11, 1864. Left State for Cumberland, Md., May 11. Assigned to duty as railroad guard on Baltimore Railroad at North Mountain, Opequan Station and Martinsburg till July 3. Operations about Harper's Ferry July 4-7. Guard duty at Maryland Heights till September. Actions at Maryland Heights July 3-7. Mustered out September 1, 1864. Regiment lost during service 7 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 66 Enlisted men by disease. Total 73.

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