Dennison Guards (1862)

Updated: May 19, 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.

Units formed in Ohio served for varying lengths of time, averaging one hundred days to three years. From May to August 1862, officials recruited an independent company of infantry known as the Dennison Guards, named after Camp Dennison. The men enlisted at Camp Dennison, near Cincinnati, Ohio. for three years of service. The company performed guard duty at Camp Dennison and helped to defend Cincinnati during the siege of Cincinnati. Although the unit mustered in for three years of service, authorities discharged the Dennison Guards from military duty on January 24, 1863. The company saw no combat.

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