Ohio 88th Infantry Regiment

Regimental History
OHIO
EIGHTY-EIGHTH INFANTRY
(Three Years)

Eighty-eighth Infantry. -Col., George W. Neff; Lieut.-
Col., Edwin L. Webber; Majs., Peter Zinn, John W. Skiles. This
regiment was originally composed of a battalion of four compa-
nies, organized at Camp Chase from Sept. 24 to Oct. 27, 1862,
to serve for three years’ and designated – “First Battalion
Governor’s Guards.” Six new companies, organized at Camp Chase
from July 24 to Aug. 3, 1863 to serve for three years, were
consolidated with this battalion and designated the 88th Ohio
infantry. The regiment was mustered out of service on July 3,
1865, in accordance with orders from the war department. This
regiment was principally engaged in guarding Confederate pris-
oners at Camp Chase. It was also engaged in the pursuit of the
Morgan raiders and the suppression of the Holmes county rebel-
lion in July, 1863.

Source: The Union Army, vol. 2

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