198th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry (198th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry)

Also Known As: One Hundred Nineth-Eighth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry

Updated: January 14, 2011

In the American Civil War, Ohio provided the federal government with 260 regiments of men, including infantry, artillery, and cavalry units. Ohioans also served in several other regiments from other states, most notably from Kentucky, West Virginia, and Massachusetts, as well as in federal units.

In the American Civil War, Ohio provided the federal government with 260 regiments of men, including infantry, artillery, and cavalry units. Ohioans also served in several other regiments from other states, most notably from Kentucky, West Virginia, and Massachusetts, as well as in federal units. Almost 330,000 Ohio men, including 5,092 African Americans, served in the Union military during the conflict.

Infantry regiments formed in Ohio became known as regiments of Ohio Volunteer Infantry. The 198th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry began to be formed in April 1865 at Camp Chase in Columbus, Ohio. Authorities began to form regimental companies on April 17, 1865 and stopped the process on April 27, 1865. The regiment failed to muster enough men to complete formation. Only enough men reported for duty to form eight companies, while most regiments consisted of ten companies. Military authorities dismissed the men who reported for duty on May 8, 1865, allowing the soldiers to return home. Despite never completing formation, the regiment did have two men die from disease contracted while at Camp Chase. The Civil War ended in April 1865, and the 198th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, if formed, would not have aided in the Confederacy’s demise.

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