168th Ohio Infantry

compiled by Larry Stevens

References for this Unit


Originally the 66th and 67th Ohio National Guard Units, it was organized May 19, 1864, for 100 days service. Colonel Conrad Garis moved it to Kentucky where it guarded railroads. On the 11th of June, at Cynthiana, a large force of Morgan's Rebel cavalry surrounded this Regiment and after a severe fight, and the ammunition being exhausted, the command was captured with a loss of 25 killed and wounded and 280 prisoners. The men after being robbed were paroled and returned home. The remainder of the Regiment remained in active service and was discharged September 6, 1864.

From Dyer's Compendium

168th Regiment Infantry. Organized at Camp Dennison, Ohio, and mustered in May 19, 1864. Moved to Covington, Ky., May 19. Detachments stationed at Falmouth and Cynthiana guarding railroad and bridges. Operations against Morgan May 31-June 20. Action at Cynthiana June 9 (Detachment captured). Keller's Bridge, near Cynthiana, June 11. Duty in Kentucky till July 10. Moved to Camp Dennison July 11. Guard duty there and at Cincinnati, Ohio, till September 8. Mustered out September 8, 1864. Regiment lost during service 11 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 8 Enlisted men by disease. Total 19.

Thanks to Dr. Richard A. Sauers for the initial research and indexing of the National Tribune articles.

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