118th Regiment, Ohio Infantry

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Brief History

The 118th Regiment was organized at Lima, Cincinnati and Camp Mansfield, Ohio, August and September, 1862. It had duty at Raleigh, Greensboro and Salisbury until June and mustered out June 24, 1865. [1]
For more information about this Regiment and its history, see:


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.

Company A - Many men from Allen County. See Company Roster

Company B - Many men from Hardin County.[2] See Company Roster

Company C - Many men from Mercer County.[3] See Company Roster

Company D - Many men from Columbiana County[4] - See Company Roster

Company E - Many men from Columbiana County[4] - See Company Roster

Company F - Many men from Van Wert County. See Company Roster

Company G - Many men from Hancock County[5] - seeRoster

Company H - Many men from Hancock County and Hardin County[2]- see Roster - See CompanyRoster

Company I - Many men from Shelby County[6] - See Company Roster

Company K - many men from Hancock County[7] - see Roster

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,517 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Other Sources

  • 118th 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.

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
  2. 2.0 2.1 The History of Hardin County Ohio (Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co. 1883) p. 407.
  3. Bronsart H. Gilberg, History of Mercer County, Ohio (Rockford, Ohio: Rockford Press 196?). 
  4. 4.0 4.1 [1]History of Salem and the immediate vicinity
  5. History of Hancock County, Ohio
  6. A.B.C. Hitchcock, History of Shelby County, Ohio and Representative Citizens (Evansville, Indiana: Unigraphic, 1973).
  7. [2]The History of Hancock County, Ohio