Infantry Units: 169th 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 Camp Chase, Ohio, from the 13th to the 15th of May, 1864, to serve one hundred days. It was composed of the Fiftieth Battalion, Ohio National Guard, from Sandusky County, and the Fifty-second Battalion, Ohio National Guard from Wayne County. On the 19th of May the Regiment proceeded to Washington, DC, and upon its arrival was ordered on garrison duty in Fort Ethan Allen, where it remained during its term of service. It participated in the defeat of Early's attack on Washington, DC. The 169th returned to Ohio, and was mustered out September 4, 1864, on expiration of term of service.
Roster - Company F, 169th OVI
Articles about the Unit/Anonymous Letters
Toledo Blade- 2/21/1865
"B." Fremont Journal- June 10, 1864, July 1, 1864
"National Guard". Fremont Journal- May 13, 1864, June 3, 1864