156th 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
- Sarah J. Green Papers. Letters, 1863-1864, to Sarah J. Green, Montezuma, O., from her husband, Sgt. Thomas Green, Co. I, 156th O.V.I., and her brothers, Isaac W. Preston, 5th Ind. Battery O.V.L.A., and William Preston, Co. A, 71st O.V.I. 21 items. Call# VFM 1451. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- Unit Bibliography. U.S. Army Military History Institute. Carlisle Barracks. PA. 1995
- Confederate Retaliation; McCausland’s 1864 Raid. by Fritz Haselberger. 257 pgs. Burd Street Press. Shippensburg. Pa. 2000
Corporal Benjamin M. Fornshell
Company E 156th OVI
Courtesy of and Copyright © L.M. Strayer Collection
HistoryOriginally an Ohio National Guard unit, it organized May 4, 1864, for one hundred days service, under Colonel Caleb Marker. On the 20th it moved to Kentucky and performed garrison and patrol duty. In July it moved to Cumberland, Md. On the 1st of August it engaged the enemy near Folck's Mills, with slight loss. After this engagement it remained on duty at Cumberland until mustered out September 1, 1864.
From Dyer's Compendium156th Regiment Infantry. Organized at Camp Dennison, Ohio, and mustered in May 15, 1864. Companies "A," "B," "C," "D," "E," "F" and "H" moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, May 20 and engaged in guard and patrol duty in and about that city till July 18. Companies "G," "I" and "K" on guard and patrol duty at Camp Dennison till July; moved to Falmouth, Ky.. thence to Covington and rejoin Regiment July 18. Moved to Cumberland, Md., July 28 and assigned to General Kelly's Command, Dept. of West Virginia. Duty at Cumberland till August 28. Action near Folck's Mills, Cumberland, August 1. Mustered out September 1, 1864. Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 22 Enlisted men by disease. Total 23.
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