The companies composing this organization were raised in and around Toledo, Ohio. Company A was enrolled April 22,1861, Company B April 20, 1861 and Company K April 23, 1861, at Toledo, Ohio; Company C April 19, 1861, at Bryan, Ohio; Company D April 23, 1861, at Defiance, Ohio; Company E April 22, 1961, at Stryker, Ohio; Company F April 22, 1861, at Napoleon, Ohio; Company G April 22, 1861, at Antwerp, Ohio; Company H April 22, 1861, at Wauseon, Ohio, and Company I April 22, 1861, at Waterville, Ohio.
On April 25, 1861, the Regiment left Toledo for Camp Taylor, near Cleveland, Ohio, where it was thoroughly drilled and its Regimental organization completed.
On May 22, 1861,the Regiment left Camp Taylor, Cleveland, O., for Columbus, where it received arms and accoutrements and left the same day for Zanesville, thence to Marietta, remaining in Camp Putnam until May 27, when it left for Parkersburgh, W.Va., at which place,for the first time, the Regimental flag was unfurled in the enemy’s country. It was doubled-quicked along the line of the B. & O. R.R., the bridges of which were being destroyed by retreating Rebels. The railroad was diligently guarded to prevent further destruction. On the 29th it reached Clarksburg, Va., having repaired the railroad property to that point. It left Clarksburg on June 2, by rail for Webster, and from thence marched a distance of 13 miles to Philippi and surprised a force of 2,000 rebel cavalry at 5a.m., after a very disagreeable march during the night. The enemy were routed; they scattered to the hills, leaving stores, arms and munitions behind them.
It went into camp on the hills in the rear of the town of Philippi, expeditions being sent out against the guerrilla bands which infested the region. It was engaged before the enemy at Philippi June 3, Laurel Hill July 8, and Carrick’s Ford July 14, with a loss of eight brave men killed and many wounded. It remained in camp on Laurel Hull until July 22, when its term of service having expired, it was ordered home, arriving at Toledo July 25, 1861, and on August 13, 1861, was mustered out of the United States’ service by John C. Robinson, Captain 5th Infantry, USA Mustering Officer.
Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, Vol. 1. Akron: The Werner Company, 1893.