142nd Ohio Infantry

compiled by Larry Stevens

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Organized as a Ohio National Guard unit, May 12th, 1864, for one hundred days service, under Colonel William C. Cooper, it at once proceeded to Martinsburg, Virginia, and then to Washington City. The Regiment was assigned to duty at Fort Lyon, and in June was ordered to the front guarding supply trains through the Wilderness; it reached the trenches in front of Petersburg. Here the Regiment performed arduous duty, under fire, until August 19th, when it was ordered to Ohio and was mustered out September 2d, 1864.

From Dyer's Compendium

142nd Regiment Infantry. Organized at Camp Chase. Ohio, and mustered in September 13, 1864. Moved to Martinsburg, W. Va., May 14; thence to Washington, D.C., May 19. Duty at Fort Lyons till June 3. Attached to 2nd Brigade, De-Russy's Division, 22nd Army Corps. Embarked at Alexandria. Va., for White House, Va., June 7. Duty guarding supply trains through the Wilderness near Cold Harbor June 9-14. Moved to Point of Rocks, Va., and duty there till August 19. Ordered home and mustered out September 2, 1864. Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 42 Enlisted men by disease. Total 43.

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