87th Ohio Infantry

The 87th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (or 87th OVI) was an infantry regiment in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

87th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry
ActiveJune 10, 1862, to September 20, 1862
CountryUnited States
EngagementsBattle of Harpers Ferry


The 87th Ohio Infantry was organized at Camp Chase in Columbus, Ohio and mustered in on June 10, 1862, for three months service under Colonel Henry Blackstone Banning.

The regiment left Ohio for Baltimore, Maryland, June 12, and performed duty in the defenses of that city until July 28. Attached to Railroad Brigade, VIII Corps, Middle Department. Ordered to Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, July 28, and attached to Miles' Command. Garrison duty in the defenses of Bolivar Heights until September. Skirmishes at Berlin [now Brunswick] and Point of Rocks, Maryland, September 4–5 (detachment).[1] Defense of Harpers Ferry September 12–15. Surrender of Harpers Ferry September 15. Paroled September 16 and sent to Annapolis, Maryland.

The 87th Ohio mustered out of the service at Camp Chase on September 20, 1862.


The regiment lost a total of 6 enlisted men, 1 killed and 5 due to disease.


  • Colonel Henry B. Banning

Notable members

See also


  1. Carman, Ezra A.The Maryland Campaign of September 1862, ed. Thomas G. Clemens. (New York: Savas Beatie) 2010, pp. 212-213.
  • Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion (Des Moines, IA: Dyer Pub. Co.), 1908.
  • Ohio Roster Commission. Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War on the Rebellion, 18611865, Compiled Under the Direction of the Roster Commission (Akron, OH: Werner Co.), 1886–1895.
  • Reid, Whitelaw. Ohio in the War: Her Statesmen, Her Generals, and Soldiers (Cincinnati, OH: Moore, Wilstach, & Baldwin), 1868. ISBN 9781166503925
  • Carman, Ezra A. The Maryland Campaign of September 1862, ed. by Thomas G. Clemens. (New York, NY: Savas Beatie), 2010. ISBN 978-1-932714-81-4
  • This article contains text from a text now in the public domain: Dyer, Frederick H. (1908). A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. Des Moines, IA: Dyer Publishing Co.
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