140th Ohio Infantry

compiled by Larry Stevens

References for this Unit


Mustered into the service at Gallipolis, in 1864, as a Ohio National Guard unit, 858 men, Robert B. Wilson colonel; on guard and garrison duty in West Virginia along the Kanawha and Gauley rivers, with headquarters at Charleston, Kanawha county; mustered out at Gallipolis, September 3rd, 855 men, Colonel Wilson commanding.

From: The Military History of Ohio. by H.H. Hardesty

From Dyer's Compendium

140th Regiment Infantry. Organized at Gallipolis, Ohio, and mustered in May 10, 1864. Left State for Charleston, W. Va., May 10. Assigned to duty as garrison at Charleston and on guard duty along Kanawha and Gauley Rivers till September. Mustered out September 3, 1864. Lost 2 by disease.

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

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