164th Ohio Infantry

compiled by Larry Stevens

References for this Unit

Lt. Col. Augustus S. Bement
164th OVI formerly Capt. Co. B. 55th OVI
Courtesy of and Copyright © Brad Pruden Collection

History

Organized May 11, 1864, under Colonel John C. Lee, as a Ohio National Guard unit, for one hundred days service, it moved by rail to Washington City. The Regiment did efficient garrison duty on the Potomac during its term of service and was mustered out August 27, 1864.

From Dyer's Compendium

164th Regiment Infantry. Organized at Camp Taylor, Cleveland, Ohio, and mustered in May 11, 1864. Left State for Washington, D.C., May 14. Attached to 1st Brigade, DeRussy's Division, 22nd Army Corps, and assigned to duty on south side of the Potomac as garrison at Forts Smith, Strong, Bennett, Hagerty and other Forts and Batteries till August. Repulse of Early's attack on Washington July 11-12. Mustered out August 27, 1864. Regiment lost during service 18 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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