165th Ohio Infantry

compiled by Larry Stevens

References for this Unit


Originally part of the 10th Ohio National Guard this 100 day unit formed under Colonel Alex. Rohlander. There were but eight companies in the command. It was mustered and placed on duty at Camp Dennison, where it remained until the 20th of May, 1864, and was then transferred to Johnson's Island, Ohio, to guard Rebel prisoners. On the 25th of June it was ordered to Kentucky, and remained there until August 8th, and was then ordered to Cumberland, Maryland. It remained in Maryland and Virginia until the 27th of August, 1864, and then returned to Camp Dennison, and was mustered out, its term of service having expired. Its duties at the several places where it served were guard mounting and garrison duty in general. The battalion was raised in Cincinnati, and was officered principally by Cincinnati men.

From: Ohio in the War...by Whitelaw Reid

From Dyer's Compendium

165th Regiment Infantry. Organized at Camp Dennison, Ohio, and mustered in May 14, 1864. Duty at Camp Dennison till May 20. Moved to Johnson's Island, Sandusky Bay, Ohio, May 20, and duty there till June 25. Moved to Kentucky June 25, and duty there till August. Moved to Cumberland, Md., August 8, and duty in Maryland and Virginia till August 27. Mustered out August 31, 1864. Lost 2 Enlisted men by disease during service.

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