163rd Ohio Infantry

compiled by Larry Stevens

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Organized May 12, 1864, under Colonel Hiram Miller, as a Ohio National Guard unit, for one years service, it moved at once to Washington City, where it remained on garrison duty until June, and then moved to White House and Bermuda Hundred. The Regiment engaged in skirmishing on the James River, and assisted in building Fort Pocahontas. It returned to Ohio in August and was mustered out September 10, 1864.

From Dyer's Compendium

163rd Regiment Infantry. Regiment organized at Camp Chase, Ohio, and mustered in May 12, 1864. Moved to Washington, D.C., May 13. Assigned to 1st Brigade, Haskins' Division, 22nd Army Corps, to June, 1864. Duty in the Defences of Washington, D.C., Headquarters at Fort Reno, till June 8. Moved to Bermuda Hundred, Va., June 8-12. Attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 10th Army Corps, Army of the James. Reconnoissance on the Petersburg & Richmond Railroad June 14-15. Skirmish on Petersburg and Richmond Turnpike June 15-16. Moved to Wilson's Landing June 16. Fatigue duty building Fort Pocahontas and scouting on west side of the James River till August. Ordered to Columbus, Ohio, August 29, and mustered out September 10, 1864. Regiment lost during service 29 Enlisted men by disease.

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