188th Ohio Infantry

compiled by Larry Stevens

References for this Unit


The One Hundred and Eighty Eighth was organized at Camp Chase, Ohio, on the 4th of March, 1865, and the same day received orders to report to General Thomas at Nashville, where it arrived on the 9th. The regiment, organized by Colonel Jacob E. Taylor, was assigned to duty under Brigadier General Van Cleve, and ordered to Murfreesboro', Tennessee, where it remained two months, and then ordered to Tullahoma. Here it remained two more months, under very strict discipline, and was then ordered to Nashville, where it remained on duty until it was ordered to be mustered out. On the 21st of September the muster out was completed, and the next day the regiment started for Camp Chase, where it arrived on the 24th, and was paid and discharged on the 28th of September, 1865.

From Dyer's Compendium

188th Regiment Infantry. Organized at Camp Chase, Ohio, and mustered in March 4, 1865. Left State for Nashville, Tenn., March 4. Attached to 1st Brigade, Defences Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad, Dept. of the Cumberland, to April, 1865. 1st Brigade, 1st Sub-District, District of Middle Tennessee, to September, 1865.
SERVICE.--Provost duty at Murfreesboro, Tenn., till May, 1865. At Tullahoma, Tenn., till July, and at Nashville, Tenn., till September, 1865. Mustered out at Nashville, Tenn., September 21, 1865. Regiment lost during service 45 Enlisted men by disease.

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