145th Ohio Infantry

compiled by Larry Stevens

References for this Unit


Organized as a Ohio National Guard unit, for one hundred days service, May 10, 1864, under Colonel Henry C. Ashwell, it immediately proceeded to Washington, where it performed garrison duty during its term of enlistment. In July, when Early threatened Washington, the Regiment was constantly under arms. It was mustered out August 23, 1864. The Colonel was buried as Henry Clay Ashwill at Highland Cemetery in Ottawa, Franklin Co. Kansas. He died 26th June 1924. He was born 27 October 1839. He was married to Minerva Jane Perry on 21 December 1861 in Delaware, Delaware County Ohio. His will was probated ( probate # 0096 ) as Henry C. Ashwill in Franklin Co. Kansas.

From Dyer's Compendium

145th Regiment Infantry. Organized at Camp Chase, Ohio, and mustered in May 12, 1864. Left State for Washington, D.C., May 12. Attached to 1st Brigade, DeRussy's Division, 22nd Army Corps, and assigned to garrison duty at Forts Whipple, Woodbury, Chase, Tillinghast and Albany, Defences of Washington, south of Potomac, till August. Repulse of Early's attack on Washington July 11-12. Mustered out August 20, 1864. Lost during service 10 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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