142nd 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
- Unit Bibliography. U.S. Army Military History Institute. Carlisle Barracks. PA. 1995
- 142nd OVI Page. by Grace-Marie Moore Hackwell. 1997
- Diary of Oliver Fleming Murphy, Company I, 142nd O.V.I.. Oliver Fleming Murphy. pgs. 77-83. Ohio Civil War Genealogy Journal. Volume II. Number 2. Summer. 1998. Ohio Genealogical Society. Mansfield
HistoryOrganized as a Ohio National Guard unit, May 12th, 1864, for one hundred days service, under Colonel William C. Cooper, it at once proceeded to Martinsburg, Virginia, and then to Washington City. The Regiment was assigned to duty at Fort Lyon, and in June was ordered to the front guarding supply trains through the Wilderness; it reached the trenches in front of Petersburg. Here the Regiment performed arduous duty, under fire, until August 19th, when it was ordered to Ohio and was mustered out September 2d, 1864.
From Dyer's Compendium142nd Regiment Infantry. Organized at Camp Chase. Ohio, and mustered in September 13, 1864. Moved to Martinsburg, W. Va., May 14; thence to Washington, D.C., May 19. Duty at Fort Lyons till June 3. Attached to 2nd Brigade, De-Russy's Division, 22nd Army Corps. Embarked at Alexandria. Va., for White House, Va., June 7. Duty guarding supply trains through the Wilderness near Cold Harbor June 9-14. Moved to Point of Rocks, Va., and duty there till August 19. Ordered home and mustered out September 2, 1864. Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 42 Enlisted men by disease. Total 43.
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