166th 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
- Diary Of a Union Soldier. Lawrence W. Leyenberger Co. A. 166th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. 36 pgs. Transcribed by Don & Jeanne Hiler. Rainbowend Press. Plover. WI. 2001
HistoryMustered in at Camp Taylor, May 15th, 1864, 960 men, Colonel Harrison G. Blake; the Ohio National Guard unit was ordered to Virginia, and on guard duty at Forts Richardson, Barnard, Reynolds, Ward and Worth, with headquarters at Richardson; under arms during Early's raid; after this, sickness prevailed in the regiment to an alarming extent; mustered out at Camp Taylor, 960 men, Colonel Blake commanding.
From: The Military History of Ohio. by H.H. Hardesty
From Dyer's Compendium166th Regiment Infantry. Organized at Camp Cleveland, Ohio, and mustered in May 13, 1864. Left State for Washington, D.C., May 15. Attached to 2nd Brigade, DeRussy's Division, 22nd Army Corps, to July, 1864. 3rd Brigade, DeRussy's Division, 22nd Army Corps, to August, 1864. Assigned to duty as garrison at Forts Richardson, Barnard, Reynolds, Ward and Worth (Headquarters at Fort Richardson), Defences of Washington south of the Potomac, till September. Repulse of Early's attack on Washington July 11-12. Mustered out September 9, 1864. Regiment lost during service 39 Enlisted men by disease.
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