150th Ohio Infantry

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150th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry
Active May 5, 1864, to August 23, 1864
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Engagements Battle of Fort Stevens

The 150th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (or 150th OVI) was an infantry regiment in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Service[edit]

The 150th Ohio Infantry was organized at Camp Taylor near Cleveland, Ohio, and mustered in May 5, 1864, for 100 days service under the command of Colonel William H. Hayward.

The regiment left Ohio for Washington, D.C., May 7, and was assigned to garrison duty at Fort Lincoln, Fort Saratoga, Fort Thayer, Fort Bunker Hill, Fort Slocum, Fort Totten, and Fort Stevens, Defenses of Washington, until August. It was attached to 1st Brigade, Haskins' Division, XXII Corps, to July. 2nd Brigade, Haskins' Division, XXII Corps, to August. Engaged in the repulse of Early's attack on Washington, D.C., July 11–12.

The 150th Ohio Infantry mustered out of service August 23, 1864.

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.

Casualties[edit]

The regiment lost 12 enlisted men during service; 2 men killed and 10 men due to disease.

Commanders[edit]

  • Colonel William H. Hayward

Notable members[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Cannon, James Calkins. Record of Service of Company K, 150th O.V.I., 1864 (S.l.: s.n.), 1903. ISBN 9781116518726
  • Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion (Des Moines, IA: Dyer Pub. Co.), 1908.
  • Gleason, William John. Historical Sketch of the 150th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry: Delivered at the 5th Annual Reunion, Scenic Park, Rocky River, July 12th, 1899 (S.l.: s.n.), 1899.
  • 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
Attribution
  • 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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