139th Ohio Infantry
compiled by Larry Stevens
References for this Unit
- see also Bibliography of State-Wide References
- Ohio In The War-Volume II. Whitelaw Reid. Moore, Wilstach & Baldwin. Cincinnati 1868
- National Tribune. Poor Fellows. They Fared Better in a Union Prison than in the Ranks of their Own Army. C.A. Howe. July 12, 1894
- Unit Bibliography. U.S. Army Military History Institute. Carlisle Barracks. PA. 1995
HistoryOriginally a Ohio National Guard unit, it organized May 11, 1864, for 100 days service, under Colonel J. Lloyd Wayne, Jr. and moved to Washington City. It performed garrison duty in the Capitol city. It June it was placed on duty at Point Lookout, Md., in guarding Rebel prisoners, and remained until mustered out August 26, 1864.
From Dyer's Compendium139th Regiment Infantry. Organized at Camp Chase, Ohio, and mustered in May 11, 1864. Left State for Washington, D.C., May 20; thence moved to Point Lookout, Md., June 1, and assigned to duty there as Prison Guard till August 22. Mustered out August 26, 1864. Regiment lost during service 14 Enlisted men by disease.
Thanks to Dr. Richard A. Sauers for the initial research and indexing of the National Tribune articles.
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