21st Regiment, Ohio Infantry (3 months, 1861)

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21st Regiment, Ohio Infantry (3 months, 1861)


Brief History

The 21st Regiment, Ohio Infantry (3 months, 1861) mustered in April 27, 1861 at Camp Taylor, Cleveland, Tennessee.  They were mustered out August 12, 1861. [1]

For more information on the history of this unit, 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 Findlay, Hancock County

Company B - Many men from Ottawa County, Wood County, and Putnam County

Company C - Many men from Ottawa County, Wood County, and Putnam County

Company D - Many men from Ottawa County, Wood County, and Putnam County

Company E - Many men from Ottawa County, Wood County, and Putnam County

Company F - Many men from Findlay, Hancock County

Company G - Many men from Findlay, Hancock County and Morrow County[2]

Company H - Many men from Ottawa County, Wood County, and Putnam County

Company I - Many men from Ottawa County, Wood County, and Putnam County

Company K - Many men from Ottawa County, Wood County, and Putnam County

The above information about the counties is from History of the 21st Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, by S. S. Canfield, (Toledo, Ohio: Vrooman, Anderson and Bateman, 1893), p. 14. Internet Archive.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 460 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Other Sources

  • 21st Ohio Regiment Infantry (3 months), 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. A J Baughman, History of Morrow County Ohio, (Chicago-New York: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1911), page 128. - Internet Archives