88th Ohio Infantry

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88th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry
Active July 1862 to July 3, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry

The 88th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (or 88th OVI) was an infantry regiment in the Union Army during the American Civil War. It was initially known as the "1st Battalion Governor's Guard".


The 88th Ohio Infantry was organized at Camp Chase in Columbus, Ohio in July 1862 and mustered in on October 27, 1862 for three years service under Colonel George Washington Neff.

When Edmund Kirby Smith threatened Cincinnati, Ohio in September 1862, the 88th moved to Covington, Kentucky, but soon returned to Camp Chase. A detachment then served in western Virginia and Maryland, but returned to Ohio to operate against John Hunt Morgan. The regiment served guard duty at Camp Chase until October 1863, and served at Cincinnati, Ohio until December 20, 1863. It then returned to Columbus to serve guard duty at Camp Chase until July 1865.

The 88th Ohio mustered out of the service at Camp Chase on July 3, 1865.


The regiment lost a total of 80 enlisted men, all due to disease.


  • Colonel George Washington Neff

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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 9781166503925
  • 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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