Unit History – 1st Ohio Infantry (3 Months)

13 03 2022

Col., Alexander McD. McCook; Lieut. -Col., Edwin A. Parrot; Maj., John G. Hughes. This regiment was organized at Columbus, April 18, 1861, in response to the call of the president, dated April 15, for volunteers to serve ” three months.” It was composed of companies from different parts of the state as follows: Co. A, Lancaster Guards; B, Lafayette Guards ; C, Dayton Light Guards; D, Montgomery Guards of Dayton ; E, Cleveland Grays, and F, Hibernian Guards of Cleveland ; G, Portsmouth Guards; H, Zanesville Guards ; I, Mansfield Guards, and K, Jackson Guards of Hamilton. Most of these were prominent militia organizations of the state. The regiment was ordered to Washington, D. C., at once and left Columbus on the morning of April 19, 1861. It was mustered into service April 29, 1861, at Lancaster, Pa., and on its arrival at Washington early in May was assigned to Gen. Schenck’s brigade of Gen. Tyler’s division. It was actively engaged in the battle of Vienna, Va., with a loss of 9 killed and 2 wounded, and in the first battle of Bull Run, with a loss of 3 killed, 2 wounded and 2 missing. The regiment was mustered out on expiration of term of service from Aug. 1 to 16, 1861.

From The Union Army, p. 353


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