87th Ohio Infantry

compiled by Larry Stevens

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Organized in June, 1862, for three months service by Colonel H.B. Banning, it moved to Baltimore. In July it reported to Harper's Ferry and was stationed on Bolivar Heights. Remaining at that place its term of service expired. Jackson's Rebel army had invested the place and the 87th was surrendered with the other Union forces. When the circumstances were known, the men were released from their paroles and mustered out of the service, at Camp Chase, September 20, 1862.

From Dyer's Compendium

87th Regiment Infantry. Organized at Columbus, Ohio (Camp Chase), for three months' service June 10, 1862. Left State for Baltimore, Md., June 12, and duty in the defences of that city till July 28. Attached to Railroad Brigade, 8th Army Corps, Middle Department. Ordered to Harper's Ferry, W. Va., July 28, and attached to Miles' Command. Garrison duty in the Defences of Bolivar Heights till September. Skirmishes at Berlin and Point of Hooks, Md., September 4-5 (Detachment). Defence of Harper's Ferry September 12-15. Surrender of Harper's Ferry September 15. Paroled September 16 and sent to Annapolis, Md. Mustered out at Camp Chase, Columbus, Ohio, September 20, 1862. Regiment lost during service 1 Enlisted man killed and 5 Enlisted men by disease.

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