162nd Ohio Infantry

compiled by Larry Stevens

References for this Unit

James W. Mottice Co.I
Courtesy of Marcus McLemore


Originally a Ohio National Guard Unit it was organized under Colonel Ephraim Ball for 100 days service. Forming in May, 1864, it moved into Kentucky to repel John Hunt Morgan. Two companies were mounted and the Regiment did post duty at Covington and other points until the expiration of its term of service. It was mustered out September 4, 1864.

From Dyer's Compendium

162nd Regiment Infantry. Organized at Camp Chase, Ohio, and mustered in May 20, 1864. Companies "A," "C," "F" and "K" on duty at Tod Barracks, Columbus, Ohio, till September 4. Companies "B," "D," "E," "G," "H" and "I" moved to Covington, Ky., June 11. Expedition to Carrollton, Ky., in search of Moses Webster's men. Duty at Carrollton and Covington, Ky., recruiting for the 117th United States Colored Troops and arresting prominent Rebels till September. Mustered out at Camp Chase, Ohio, September 4, 1864. Regiment lost during service 20 Enlisted men by disease.

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