185th Ohio Infantry
compiled by Larry Stevens
References for this Unit
- see also Bibliography of State-Wide References
- Ohio In The War-Volume II. Whitelaw Reid. Moore, Wilstach & Baldwin. Cincinnati 1868
- National Tribune. A Queer Company. Ohio Boys who Followed Washington's Example. M.D. Rodocker. May 16, 1889
- Unit Bibliography. U.S. Army Military History Institute. Carlisle Barracks. PA. 1995
- April 1865 - Confederate Surrender at Mt. Sterling. by Marlitta H. Perkins. Major Horatio N. Benjamin, 185th OVI was involved in the surrender negotiations between the remnants of John Hunt Morgan's old command, led by Col. Henry L. Giltner, and US Brig. Gen. Hobson. This event took place in late April 1865 at Mt. Sterling, KY.
HistoryOrganized February 26, 1865, for one years service, under Colonel John E. Cummins, it performed garrison duty in Kentucky until after the close of the war, and was mustered out September 26, 1865.
From Dyer's Compendium185th Regiment Infantry. Organized at Camp Chase, Ohio, and mustered in February 25, 1865. Left State under orders for Nashville, Tenn., February 27. Detained at Louisville, Ky., and assigned to guard duty at various points in Kentucky from Owensboro to Cumberland Gap, with Headquarters at Eminence, till September. 1865. Skirmish in Bath County, Ky., March 26. Garrisoned Mr. Sterling, Shelbyville, LaGrange, Greensboro, Cumberland Gap, etc. Mustered out at Lexington, Ky., September 26, 1865. Regiment lost during service 35 Enlisted men by disease.
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