156th Ohio Infantry

compiled by Larry Stevens

References for this Unit

Corporal Benjamin M. Fornshell 
Company E 156th OVI
Courtesy of and Copyright © L.M. Strayer Collection


Originally an Ohio National Guard unit, it organized May 4, 1864, for one hundred days service, under Colonel Caleb Marker. On the 20th it moved to Kentucky and performed garrison and patrol duty. In July it moved to Cumberland, Md. On the 1st of August it engaged the enemy near Folck's Mills, with slight loss. After this engagement it remained on duty at Cumberland until mustered out September 1, 1864.

From Dyer's Compendium

156th Regiment Infantry. Organized at Camp Dennison, Ohio, and mustered in May 15, 1864. Companies "A," "B," "C," "D," "E," "F" and "H" moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, May 20 and engaged in guard and patrol duty in and about that city till July 18. Companies "G," "I" and "K" on guard and patrol duty at Camp Dennison till July; moved to Falmouth, Ky.. thence to Covington and rejoin Regiment July 18. Moved to Cumberland, Md., July 28 and assigned to General Kelly's Command, Dept. of West Virginia. Duty at Cumberland till August 28. Action near Folck's Mills, Cumberland, August 1. Mustered out September 1, 1864. Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 22 Enlisted men by disease. Total 23.

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