Infantry Units: 135th 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 organized at Camp Chase, Ohio, May 11, 1864 to serve one hundred days. It was comprised of the Fifth Ohio National Guard, from Licking County, and the 32nd Battalion Ohio National Guard from Hardin county. The Regiment started on the day of its organization for Cumberland, Maryland. It was soon ordered to Martinsburg and the companies were distributed along the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad at Kearneysville, North Mountain, Van Clevesville, and Opequan Station, with headquarters at Martinsburg. The companies at North Mountain were surrounded by the enemy, and after about three hours of hard fighting were compelled to surrender. The Regiment encamped near Maryland Heights until the 6th day of July, when it moved to John Brown's Schoolhouse at which place it was engaged in a skirmish. After this, the Regiment was placed on the Heights, to guard the artillery, and remained on duty there until it was ordered to be mustered out. It arrived at Camp Chase, Ohio, on the 28th day of August and was mustered out September 1, 1864, on expiration of term of service.
Roster - Company K, 13tth OVI
Articles about the Unit/Anonymous Letters
"Company K,". Elyria Independent Democrat: June 15, 1864
"Typo," Company K. Elyria Independent Democrat: May 25, 1864, June 15, 1864, July 20, 1864, August 3, 1864