87th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry (Three Months Service)

Also Known As: Eighty-Seventh Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry

Updated: July 11, 2015

The 87th Ohio Volunteer Infantry was organized at Camp Chase in Columbus, Ohio on June 10, 1862. Including recruits from nearly all of Ohio's eighty-eight counties, this regiment was to serve for a period of three months.

The 87th Ohio Volunteer Infantry was organized at Camp Chase in Columbus, Ohio on June 10, 1862. Including recruits from nearly all of Ohio's eighty-eight counties, this regiment was to serve for a period of three months.

Despite the regiment's short term of service, it did see military action in the American Civil War. On June 12, 1862, the 87th Ohio Volunteer Infantry received orders to report to Baltimore, Maryland. The regiment arrived in Baltimore on June 15, 1862, and spent the next several weeks in a camp north of the city, receiving military training under Colonel Henry B. Banning, the 87th Ohio Volunteer Infantry's commanding officer.

In late July 1862, the 87th Ohio Volunteer Infantry reported for duty at Harper's Ferry, Virginia to defend this city from an anticipated Confederate attack. Stationed on Bolivar Heights, overlooking the city, Confederate forces under Thomas Jonathan Jackson captured Harper's Ferry and the 87th Ohio Volunteer Infantry in late August and early September 1862. Confederate officials paroled the Northern soldiers, and after a brief stay in Annapolis, Maryland, the 87th Ohio Volunteer Infantry returned to Camp Chase in Columbus, where the regiment was mustered out of service between October 1 and 4, 1862, due to the termination of its three months of service.

87th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry

Ohioans Who Served:

Rank

Name

Date of Rank

Commission Issued

Colonel

Henry B. Banning

June 27, 1862

June 25, 1862

Lt. Colonel

John Faskin

June 17, 1862

June 17, 1862

Major

Samuel L. Leffingwell

June 26, 1862

June 30, 1862

Surgeon

Robert N. Barr

June 23, 1862

June 23, 1862

Asst. Surgeon

Orlando C. Miller

June 23, 1862

June 23, 1862

Chaplain

George D. Oviatt

June 30, 1862

June 30, 1862

Captain

Henry H. Otis

June 10, 1862

June 17, 1862

Captain

Charles Calkins

June 12, 1862

June 17, 1862

Captain

John L. Straughn

June 12, 1862

June 17, 1862

Captain

Samuel Huber

June 12, 1862

June 17, 1862

Captain

David H. Moore

June 9, 1862

June 30, 1862

Captain

Edward K. Allen

June 10, 1862

June 30, 1862

Captain

John F. Herrick

June 11, 1862

June 30, 1862

Captain

Jacob L. McVey

June 12, 1862

June 30, 1862

Captain

Vernum Ganson

June 25, 1862

June 30, 1862

Captain

Thomas F. Cooper

June 25, 1862

June 30, 1862

1st Lieutenant

William T. Johnson

June 10, 1862

June 17, 1862

1st Lieutenant

Thomas J. McDowell

June 12, 1862

June 17, 1862

1st Lieutenant

Robert Shearer

June 12, 1862

June 17, 1862

1st Lieutenant

Philip Ford

June 12, 1862

June 17, 1862

1st Lieutenant

Edward S. Aleshire

June 9, 1862

June 30, 1862

1st Lieutenant

Andrew D. McClure

June 10, 1862

June 30, 1862

1st Lieutenant

George W. Pease

June 11, 1862

June 30, 1862

1st Lieutenant

William A. Gage

June 12, 1862

June 30, 1862

1st Lieutenant

John S. Orr

June 13, 1862

June 30, 1862

1st Lieutenant

George W. Branham

June 25, 1862

June 30, 1862

1st Lieutenant

Jacob L'Hommedieu

June 23, 1862

June 30, 1862

1st Lieutenant

A. Bailes Carter

June 23, 1862

June 30, 1862

2nd Lieutenant

James H. Landis

June 10, 1862

June 17, 1862

2nd Lieutenant

George W. Johnson

June 12, 1862

June 17, 1862

2nd Lieutenant

Daniel Wilson

June 12, 1862

June 17, 1862

2nd Lieutenant

Christopher Keary

June 12, 1862

June 17, 1862

2nd Lieutenant

Josiah H. Jenkins

June 9, 1862

June 30, 1862

2nd Lieutenant

Paulding B. Silvis

June 10, 1862

June 30, 1862

2nd Lieutenant

Wallace A. Pinney

June 11, 1862

June 30, 1862

2nd Lieutenant

James Evans

June 12, 1862

June 30, 1862

2nd Lieutenant

Martin H. Hamblin

June 13, 1862

June 30, 1862

2nd Lieutenant

Charles Mitchiner, Jr.

June 25, 1862

June 30, 1862

 

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