Ohio Civil War Facts


Ohio provided 313,180 of her sons for the war effort which translates to 8.2% (ranked 3rd out of 44 states and territories) of the total men who served on both sides of the conflict. There were a total of 0 raids, skirmishes and battles in the state. Ohio had 5 Union P.O.W. Camps at Camp Chase (Columbus), Camp Dennison, McLean Barracks (Cincinnati), Johnson's Island, Ohio State Penitentiary

The Armies

Union - 43 States and Territories
Soldiers (White) recruited 304,814
Sailors/Marines (White) 3,274
Colored Troops 5,092
Total number of men recruited 313,180
% of Union Army 11.2%
% of state's population 13.4%
Overall rank 3
Regiments of foreign-born soldiers
Battery: German
I, 1st Light Artillery, 4th, 8th, 20th
3rd Cavalry: German
Infantry: German
9th, 28th, 37th, 47th(half), 58th(half), 74th(half), 106th, 107th, 108th, 165th
Infantry: Irish
8th(Co. B), 10th, 61st(2 companies)
Union Army Deaths
Killed/Mortally Wounded 11,588
Disease 19,365
Disease in Prison 2,356
Accidents/Drowning 1,168
Killed After Capture 13
Murdered 23
Suicide 34
Sunstroke 24
Military Execution 6
Executed By Enemy 9
Known/Not Classified 118
Unknown 771
Total 35,475
State Military Units
Artillery 4 regiments
29 batteries
3 companies
Cavalry 14 regiments
5 companies
3 battalions
1 squadron
Infantry 229 regiments
2 battalions
3 companies
Sharpshooters 1 battalion
4 companies
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