Infantry Units: 185th 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, February 25, 1865 to serve one year. The Regiment left Camp Chase on the 27th of February under orders to report to General Thomas at Nashville, but was detained in Louisville by General Palmer, who applied to General Thomas and obtained permission to retain the Regiment in Kentucky. Regimental Headquarters were established at Eminence, KY, and the companies were scattered through the State from Owensboro to Cumberland Gap. Cumberland Gap was guarded for several months by four companies of the Regiment. Mt. Sterling was garrisioned by two companies, together with a detachment of the 53rd Kentucky, all under the command of Major Benjamin, of the 185th Ohio. Shelbyville, LaGrange, Greensburg, and several other towns were garrisoned at times by companies of the Regiment. On the 26th of September, the Regiment was mustered out at Lexington, KY, in accordance with orders from the War Department.

Roster - Company K

Mustered in February 25, 1865 at Camp Chase, OH. Mustered out September 26, 1865 at Lexington, KY.

Silas D. Stearns
D.A. Avery