Unit History – 2nd Ohio Infantry (3 Months)

13 03 2022

Col., Lewis Wilson; Lieut.-Col., Rodney Mason; Maj., Augustus C. Parry. This regiment was organized at Columbus, April 18, 1861, in response to the call of the president for volunteers to serve for three months. It was composed of companies enrolled from different parts of the state as follows: Co. A, Rover Guards; D, Zouave Guards, and E, Lafayette Guards, of Cincinnati; B, Columbus Videttes ; C, Columbus Fencibles; F, Springfield Zouaves ; G and K, from Pickaway county; H, from Steubenville; I, Covington Blues, of Miami county. Most of these were former militia organizations of the state. The regiment was ordered to Washington at once and left Columbus on the morning of April 19, 1861, but was delayed on its way several days. It was mustered into service April 29, 1861, at Lancaster, Pa., and on its arrival in Washington early in May was assigned to Gen. Schenck’s brigade of Gen. Tyler’s division, then a part of the force in defense of the capital. It was engaged in the first battle of Bull Run, Va., losing 2 men killed, 4 wounded, 8 captured and I missing. The regiment was mustered out on expiration of term of service, July 31, 1861.

From The Union Army, Vo. 2, pp. 353-354


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