116th Regiment, Ohio Infantry
The 116th Regiment was organized at Marietta and Gallipolis, Ohio, and mustered in September 18, 1862 (Companies "F" and "K" mustered in October 28, 1861, and joined Regiment at Buckhannon, West Virginia). The regiment had duty at Richmond, Virginia until June and mustered out June 14, 1865. Companies "F" and "K" consolidated with 62nd Regiment, Ohio Infantry.
For more information about this Regiment and its history, see:
- Larry Stevens' Ohio in the Civil War web page for the 116th Ohio Infantry.
- The Civil War Archive section, 116th Regiment Infantry, (accessed 5 September 2012).
- The Wikipedia article on the 116th Ohio Infantry
- Ohio Civil War Central, 116th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, (accessed 31 October 2016).
Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin
Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived, though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first. AG is Adjutant General.
Field and Staff Officers Roster
The above information about counties is from Record of the One Hundred and Sixteenth Regiment, Ohio Infantry Volunteers in the War of the Rebellion, by Thomas F. Wildes, (Sandusky, Ohio: I.F. Mack and Bro., 1884), page 14. Digital book on Internet Archvies.
- 116th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Civil War Index, which includes history, battles, and roster with name, rank, age, date entered service, period of service and remarks.
- Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘Ohio in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
- Ohio in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Ohio, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- Dalzell, James McCormick. Private Dalzell : his autobiography, poems and comic war papers : sketch of John Gray, Washington's last soldier, etc. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993), FHL fiche 6118268
- Wildes, Thomas Francis. Record of the One Hundred and Sixteenth Regiment, Ohio Infantry Volunteers in the War of the Rebellion. ( Washington [District of Columbia] : Filmed by the Library of Congress Photoduplication Service, 1988) FHL Film 1550156 and (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993) FHL Fiche 6118269 Digital book at Internet Archives.
- National Park Service. War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed November 2010)