Infantry Units: 85th Ohio Volunteer Infantry
(3 months service)
Infantry units were recruited from all over the state. Those represented in detail here are the ones recruited primarily from northwest Ohio counties and those whose members wrote to local newspapers. More information will be added as it becomes available.
This Regiment was organized in the State of Ohio at large in May and June 1862 to serve three months, and was retained at Camp Chase, Ohio to aid in guarding the large number of Rebel prisoners in confinement at that place. Zinn's Battalion moved to Kentucky and participated in operations against Morgan July, 1862, then moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, and participated in the operations for the defense of that city against Kirby Smith's threatened attack during August and September. The Regiment was mustered out September 23 and 27, 1862 by reason of expiration of term of service.
Roster - Company K
Mustered in June 10, 1862 at Camp Chase, Ohio by Albert B. Dod, Captain, 15th Infantry, U.S.A. Mustered out September 23, 1862 at Camp Chase, Ohio by Charles C. Goddard, Captain, 17th Infantry, U.S.A.