Infantry Units: 88th Ohio Volunteer Infantry
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 originally composed of a battalion of four companies, organized at Camp Chase, Ohio, from September 24 to October 27, 1862, to serve three years, as designated "1st Battalion Governor's Guards."
Six new companies were organized at Camp Chase, Ohio, from July 24 to August 3, 1863, to serve three years, and consolidated with this battalion and designated 88th Ohio Volunteers. It was mustered out of service July 3, 1865, in accordance with orders from the War Department.
This Regiment was principally engaged in guarding Rebel prisoners at Camp Chase, Ohio. It was also engaged in the pursuit of the Morgan raiders and the suppression of the Holmes County rebellion, in July 1863.