26th Regiment, Ohio Infantry

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26th Regiment, Ohio Infantry


Brief History

The 26th Regiment, Ohio Infantry mustered in June 8-July 24, 1861 at Camp Chase, Columbus, Ohio. They were mustered out October 21, 1865 at San Antonio and Victoria. [1]

For more information on the history of 26th Ohio Infantry see the following:

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 -  see Roster

Company B -  Many men from Highland County,[2] Lucas County[3] and [4] see Roster

Company C -  Many men from Morrow County[5] and Delaware County.[6] see Roster

Company D -  Many men from Morgan County.[7] see Roster

Company E -  many men from Morrow County;[8] see Roster

Company F - Many men from Noble County[9] and Guernsey County[10] see Roster

Company G - see Roster  - Many men from Mahoning County[11] and Lucas County[12]

Company H - Many men from Champaign County[13] - see Roster

Company I -   Many men from Scioto County[14] see Roster

Company K - many men from Madison County. [15] and Lucas County[16]and Licking County[17] see Roster

The above Company rosters are from Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, vol. III, 21st-36th Regiments-Infantry, (Cincinnati, Ohio Valley Pub., 1886), pages 230-262.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,938 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Other Sources

  • 26th Ohio Regiment 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.
  • Hill, Jeffrey A. The 26th Ohio Veteran Volunteer Infantry : the Groundhog Regiment. (Bloomington, Indiana : AuthorHouse, c2010), FHL book 977.1 M2hj
  • Kelly, Welden. A historic sketch, lest we forget Company "E," 26th Ohio Infantry in the war for the Union, 1861-1865. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993, FHL fiche 6118174 and (Columbus, Ohio : Ohio Historical Society, 1988), FHL film 1688764 Item 6

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
  2. History of Ross and Highland Counties, Ohio (Cleveland, Ohio: Williams Bros, 1880). p. 103
  3. Clark Waggoner , Editor, History of the City of Toledo and Lucas County, Ohio, (New York and Toledo: Munsell and Company, Publishers, 1888), page165. - Internet Archives
  4. Rev. Henry Bushnell, A.m., The History of Granville Licking Ohio, (Columbus, Ohio: Press of Hann & Adain, 1889), page 329. - Internet Archives
  5. A J Baughman, History of Morrow County Ohio, (Chicago-New York: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1911), page 135. - Internet Archives
  6. Ray E. Buckingham, Delaware County Then and Now: an informal history (Ohio: Historybook, 1976) p. 214.
  7. Charles Robertson, History of Morgan County Ohio, with portraits and biographical sketches of some of its pioneers and prominent men (Chicago: L.H. Watkins & Co, 1886).
  8. Kelly, Weldon. A Historic Sketch Lest We Forget Company "E" 26th Ohio Infantry. Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993, Microfiche of original published: [Osborn, Mo. : s.n., 1909], page 3. Digital version: FamilySearch. FHL fiche 6118174
  9. Noble County Historical Society, History of Noble County, Ohio: with portraits and biographical sketches of some of the pioneers and prominent men (Evansville, Indiana: Unigraphic, 1975).
  10. William G. Wolfe, Stories of Guernsey County, Ohio: history of an average Ohio county (Cambridge, Ohio: W. G. Wolfe, 1943) p. 276.
  11. [1]fckLRHistory of trumbull and Mahoning Counties page 128
  12. Clark Waggoner , Editor, History of the City of Toledo and Lucas County, Ohio, (New York and Toledo: Munsell and Company, Publishers, 1888), page 167. - Internet Archives
  13. Evan P. Middleton, History of Champaign County, Ohio: its people, industries and institutions (Indianapolis: B.F. Bowen 1917). 
  14. Nelson W. Evans, A History of Scioto County, Ohio: together with a pioneer record of Southern Ohio (Portsmouth, Ohio: Nelson W. Evans, 1903).
  15. The History of Madison County, Ohio. page 498
  16. Clark Waggoner , Editor, History of the City of Toledo and Lucas County, Ohio, (New York and Toledo: Munsell and Company, Publishers, 1888), page 169. - Internet Archives
  17. Rev. Henry Bushnell, A.m., The History of Granville Licking Ohio, (Columbus, Ohio: Press of Hann & Adain, 1889), page 329. - Internet Archives