The 60TH OHIO VOLUNTEER INFANTRY REGIMENT (Reorganized), 1864-65, was a CIVIL WAR regiment composed of a number of men from Cleveland and Cuyahoga County. This unit should not be confused with the 60th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, which served 1 year in 1862. 

The reorganized 60th Regiment was mustered at Cleveland and Columbus, OH, between February-April, 1864. The regiment participated in Ulysses S. Grant’s Overland Campaign, and saw action at the battles of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, and Cold Harbor, among others. They were also active in the James River Campaign and siege of Petersburg, where they fought in the battle of the Crater, and Private John Wageman earned the Medal of Honor.

Present at the surrender of Lee and his army at Appomattox Court House, the regiment finished the war manning the defences around Washington, D.C. They were also part of the Grand Review of the Armies, a celebration of the ending of the war on 23 May 1865. 

The 60th was mustered out in the District of Columbia on 28 July 1865, and its men discharged and paid off at Camp Chase, Columbus, OH. The unit lost 3 officers and 110 men to hostile causes and 130 enlisted men to disease.

Unit Assignments:

2d Brigade, 3d Div., 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac Apr.-Sept. 1864
2d Brigade, 1st Div., 9th Army Corps Sept. 1864 - July 1865


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