Infantry Units: 189th 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 Toledo, Camp Chase, Cincinnati, Marietta, Hillsboro, and Dayton, Ohio from January 12 to March 6, 1865 to serve one year. The regiment left Camp Chase on the 7th of March for Huntsville, Alabama, and arrived there on the 17th. Immediately on its arrival seven companies were stationed at various points on the Memphis and Charleston Railroad, between Stevenson and Decatur, and were engaged in guarding bridges and building stockades. One company was posted at Whitesburg, one at Claysville and Guntersville, on the Tennessee River, and one remained at Huntsville. One the 20th of June the regiment was concentrated at Huntsville, and performed post-duty until September 25th, when it was ordered to Nashville, and there was mustered out. Immediately after muster-out the regiment proceeded to Camp Chase, Ohio, where it was paid and discharged on the 7th of October 1865.
Roster - Field and Staff
Articles about the Unit/Anonymous Letters
Toledo Daily Commercial- 3/8/1865
"Radix," 189th Ohio Infantry. Toledo Blade- 3/28/1865, 4/8/1865, 5/18/1865, 6/19/1865, 7/25/1865, 8/3/1865, 9/11/1865, 9/22/1865
"File Closer", Company G. Perrysburg Journal- 4/12/1865, 4/26/1865, 5/10/1865, 5/24/1865, 6/28/1865, 8/8/1865, 8/29/1865, 9/26/1865
"Waters," visiting 189th Ohio Infantry. Toledo Blade- 9/26/1865