Infantry Units: 128th Ohio Volunteer Infantry

Infantry units were recruited from all over the state. Those represented in detail here are the ones recruited primarily from northwest Ohio counties and those whose members wrote to local newspapers. More information will be added as it becomes available.

This Regiment was organized at Columbus, Johnson's Island, and Camp Cleveland, OH, from December 7, 1861 to January 8, 1864, to serve three years. Companies A, B, C, and D were originally known as Hoffman's Battalion, and were transferred to this regiment January 5, 1864.

The 128th was principally engaged in guarding Rebel prisoners at Johnson's Island Ohio, but had frequently furnished detachments for service elsewhere, including a short but active campaign in pursuit of Rebel troops in West Virginia i n 1862.

The original members of Companies A and B were mustered out January 20, and Februarya 28, 1865, by reason of expiration of term of service. The Regiment was mustered out July 13, 1865, in accordance with orders from the War Department.

Roster - Field and Staff

Mustered in February 29, 1864 at Johnson's island, Ohio. Previous to the organization of this Regiment, it was composed of four companies and known as Hoffman's Battalion, which was organized in the latter part of 1861 and transferred to this Regiment January 5, 1864. Mustered out July 13, 1865 at Camp Chase, OH.

Charles W. Hill
J.R. Kemp

Roster - Company D, 128th OVI

Thomas C. Ingersoll

Articles about the Unit/Anonymous Letters

Articles:
Lima Weekly Gazette: November 23, 1864

Letters:
"A Soldier". Fremont Journal - August 8, 1862
"An enlisted man," 128th Ohio Infantry. Toledo Blade- 3/7/1865
"M.," 128th Ohio Infantry. Toledo Blade- 3/7/1864, 4/22/1864, 8/26/1864, 7/12/1865
"M." Company G. Toledo Daily Commercial- 1/26/1864