144th Ohio Infantry

compiled by Larry Stevens

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Mustered in at Camp Chase, May 11th, 1864, as a Ohio National Guard unit with 834 men, Colonel Samuel H. Hunt, reported at Baltimore and assigned to guarding fortifications in Maryland and Delaware; May 18th moved to meet Early's invasion - Companies B, G, and I in Monocacy Junction battle, losing fifty killed, wounded and captured; July 13th returned to Washington, then into Virginia; attacked while guarding a train near Berryville, by Moseby's command, loss five killed, six wounded, sixty captured; mustered out at Camp Chase, August 31st, about 700 men, Colonel Hunt commanding; of its captured many starved to death in Andersonville and other prisons.

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

From Dyer's Compendium

144th Regiment Infantry. Organized at Camp Chase, Ohio, and mustered in May 11, 1864. Left State for Baltimore, Md., May 11. Companies assigned to duty as follows: "G" and "K" in the Defences of Baltimore; "B" at Camp Parole, Annapolis, Md.; "E" at Wilmington, Del.; "I" at Fort Dix, Relay House. Balance of Regiment at Fort McHenry. Attached to 1st Separate Brigade, 8th Army Corps, Middle Department. Regiment relieved from duty at Baltimore and moved to Relay House. Battle of Monocacy Junction, Md., July 9. Moved to Washington, D.C., July 13. Advance to Winchester and Snicker's Gap July 14-20. Attached to Kenley's Independent Brigade, 8th Army Corps. Operations in Shenandoah Valley July 20 to August 13. Repulse of attack by Moseby at Berryville August 13. Guard duty near Berryville till August 20. Ordered home and mustered out August 31, 1864. Regiment lost during service 10 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 53 Enlisted men by disease. Total 63.

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