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87th Ohio Infantry

Organized: Camp Chase; mustered in 06/10/1862
Disbanded/Mustered out: Camp Chase, Columbus, OH 09/20/1862

 

Commanding Officer at Antietam:
  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


Unit history

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.

On 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 & Notes

Service data from Dyer.1

We have 3 individuals in the AotW database for this unit:

 

Co. Rank Name Casualty? Details*
DCaptHerrick, John FrankPOW   09/15     We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person
DPvtMiller, John R.Died   09/19     We have some details for this person
F&SColBanning, Henry Blackstone        We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person

 

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Notes

1   Dyer, Frederick H., A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, Des Moines, Iowa: The Dyer Publishing Co., 1908  [AotW citation 493]