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107TH OHIO VOLUNTEER INFANTRY REGIMENT

107TH OHIO VOLUNTEER INFANTRY REGIMENT

The 107TH OHIO VOLUNTEER INFANTRY REGIMENT, 1862-65, was composed largely of immigrant Germans from Cleveland and Cuyahoga County. It was organized at Camp Cleveland (see CIVIL WAR CAMPS IN CLEVELAND) in the summer of 1862 and mustered into federal service on 9 Sept. The regiment was transferred to Covington, KY, serving there until October. After a short period of duty at Delaware, OH, it was sent to Washington, DC, and assigned to the 2d Brigade, 3d Div., 11th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, in October. It served with this unit until December. The 107th was then assigned to the following units: 2d Brigade, 1st Div., 11th Army Corps (Dec. 1862-July 1863); 1st Brigade, 1st Div., 11th Army Corps (July-Aug. 1863); 1st Brigade, Gordon's Div., 10th Army Corps, Dept. of the South (Aug. 1863-Jan. 1864); 2d Brigade, Gordon's Div., 10th Army Corps (Jan.-Feb. 1864); 1st Brigade, Ames' Div., District of Florida, Dept. of the South (Feb.-Apr. 1864); District of Florida (Apr.-Oct. 1864); 4th Separate Brigade, District of Florida, Dept. of the South (Oct. 1864); 1st Brigade, Coast Div., Dept. of the South (Nov. 1864); 4th Separate Brigade, Dept. of the South (Dec. 1864-Jan. 1865); 1st Separate Brigade, Northern District, Dept. of the South (Jan.-Mar. 1865); and 1st Separate Brigade, District of Charleston, Dept. of the South (Mar.-July 1865). The regiment participated in the Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg campaigns of the CIVIL WAR and assisted in the destruction of the Charleston & Savannah Railroad. The 107th was mustered out at Charleston, SC, on 10 July 1865 and its men discharged and paid off at Camp Cleveland shortly thereafter. The unit lost 57 men to hostile causes and 76 to disease.


Smith, Jacob. Camps and Campaigns of the 107th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry from August 1862 to July 1865 (ca. 1910).