88th Ohio Infantry

compiled by Larry Stevens

References for this Unit

Sylvester Benedict
Co. K. 88th OVI
Courtesy of and Copyright © L.M. Strayer Collection


Organized in July, 1862, and mustered in October 27, 1862, under Colonel George W. Neff, it was placed on duty at Camp Chase, Columbus, Ohio. When Kirby Smith threatened Cincinnati the 88th moved to Covington; but soon returned to Camp Chase. A detachment served in West Virginia and Maryland, but returned to operate against John Morgan. In October, 1863, the Regiment was ordered on duty in Cincinnati, but again returned to Camp Chase, where it remained until mustered out July 3, 1865. This was a complete and well drilled organization and if given a chance would have done good service in the field.

From Dyer's Compendium

88th Regiment Infantry. "lst Battalion Governor's Guard." Organized at Camp Chase, Ohio, and mustered in October 27, 1862. Duty at Camp Chase till October, 1863, and at Cincinnati till December 20, 1863. Duty at Camp Chase till July, 1865. Mustered out July 3, 1865. Lost by disease 80 men.

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