142nd Ohio Infantry

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142nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry
Active May 13, 1864, to September 2, 1864
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry

The 142nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry (or 142nd OVI) was an infantry regiment in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


The 142nd Ohio Infantry was organized at Camp Chase in Columbus, Ohio, and mustered in May 13, 1864, for 100 days service under the command of Colonel William Craig Cooper.

The regiment moved to Martinsburg, West Virginia, May 14; then to Washington, D.C., May 19. Duty at Fort Lyon until June 3. Attached to 2nd Brigade, DeRussy's Division, XXII Corps. Embarked at Alexandria, Virginia, for White House, Va., June 7. Duty guarding supply trains through the Wilderness near Cold Harbor June 9–14. Moved to Point of Rocks, Virginia, and duty there until August 19.

The 142nd Ohio Infantry mustered out of service September 2, 1864, at Camp Chase.

Ohio National Guard[edit]

Over 35,000 Ohio National Guardsmen were federalized and organized into regiments for 100 days service in May 1864. Shipped to the Eastern Theater, they were designed to be placed in "safe" rear areas to protect railroads and supply points, thereby freeing regular troops for Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant’s push on the Confederate capital of Richmond, Virginia. As events transpired, many units found themselves in combat, stationed in the path of Confederate Gen. Jubal Early’s veteran Army of the Valley during its famed Valley Campaigns of 1864. Ohio Guard units met the battle-tested foe head on and helped blunt the Confederate offensive thereby saving Washington, D.C. from capture. Ohio National Guard units participated in the battles of Monacacy, Fort Stevens, Harpers Ferry, and in the siege of Petersburg.


The regiment lost 43 men during service; 1 officer and 42 all due to disease.


  • Colonel William Craig Cooper

Notable members[edit]

See also[edit]


  • Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion (Des Moines, IA: Dyer Pub. Co.), 1908.
  • Ohio Roster Commission. Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War on the Rebellion, 1861–1865, Compiled Under the Direction of the Roster Commission (Akron, OH: Werner Co.), 1886-1895.
  • Reid, Whitelaw. Ohio in the War: Her Statesmen, Her Generals, and Soldiers (Cincinnati, OH: Moore, Wilstach, & Baldwin), 1868. ISBN 9781154801965
  • This article contains text from a text now in the public domain: Dyer, Frederick H. (1908). A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. Des Moines, IA: Dyer Publishing Co.

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