197th Ohio Infantry

compiled by Larry Stevens

References for this Unit

Ebenezer Hannaford 6th OVI-197th OVI
Taken as a Member of the 197th OVI
Courtesy of and Copyright © L.M. Strayer Collection


Organized April 12, 1865, for one years service, under Colonel Benton Halsted, it was the last Ohio Regiment organized. Its members were mostly veterans who had served in old Regiments. It served on garrison duty near Washington City until May 5th, when it moved to Dover, Delaware, and performed guard duty on the Railroad to Baltimore. The Regiment was mustered out July 31, 1865.

From Dyer's Compendium

197th Regiment Infantry. Organized at Camp Chase, Ohio, and mustered in March 28, 1865. Left State for Washington, D.C., April 25. Assigned to a Provisional Brigade, 9th Army Corps. Duty at Washington and Alexandria till May 11. Moved to Dover, Del., and duty at Camp Harrington till May 31. Attached to 3rd Separate Brigade, 8th Army Corps, Middle Department, to May, 1865. Moved to Havre de Grace May 31, and assigned to duty as guard on line of the Philadelphia, Wilmington & Baltimore Railroad by Detachments till July. Moved to Baltimore, Md., July 3, and duty as guards at camps and hospitals around that city till July 31. Mustered out July 31, 1865. Regiment lost during service 18 Enlisted men by disease.

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