Infantry Units: 186th Ohio Volunteer Infantry

The biographical sketches here show only those members of the unit who wrote letters to their local newspapers. Information may be drawn from the unit roster, newspaper obituaries, or other biographical sources.

Roster - Company C, 186th OVI

First Lieutenant Orlando H. Barker

Orlando H. Barker enlisted as a 24 year old Private in Company I, 4th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 5, 1861, mustering into service the same day. Promoted to Corporal August 8, 1861, he was mustered out June 21, 1864.

Later in the war, he was commissioned First Lieutenant of Company C, 186th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on February 26, 1865. Barker was mustered out September 18, 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee.
Letter: Bucyrus Journal: April 8, 1865

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