87th Ohio InfantryOrganized: Camp Chase; mustered in 06/10/1862
Disbanded/Mustered out: Camp Chase, Columbus, OH 09/20/1862
|Commanding Officer: |
Col Henry B. Banning
|This Regiment's Chain of Command: |
Corps - Middle Department (8th Army Corps)
Division - Harpers Ferry Garrison
Brigade - 4th Brigade, HF Garrison
History of the Unit:
A three-month regiment, they were at Baltimore until July 28, when they were ordered to the garrison at Harpers Ferry, chiefly at Bolivar Heights.
In the Antietam Campaign:
They skirmished with the first Confederates across the Potomac at Berlin and Point of Rocks (Maryland) on the 4th and 5th September, then returned to the defenses at Harpers Ferry. They surrendered with the garrison of Harper's Ferry on 15 September, though their term of service had expired. They were paroled on the 16th to Annapolis, and mustered out at Camp Chase, Columbus, Ohio, on the 20th.
References, Sources, and other Notes:
Service data from Dyer.1
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1 Dyer, Frederick H., A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, Des Moines, Iowa: The Dyer Publishing Co., 1908 [AotW citation 493]« Search for Another Unit