38th Regiment, Ohio Infantry

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38th Regiment, Ohio Infantry


Brief History

The 38th Regiment, Ohio Infantry mustered in September 1, 1861 at Defiance, Ohio.  They were mustered out July 12, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky. [1]

For more information on the history of 38th 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 Official Roster.

Company B - Many men from Henry County[2] - see Official Roster., see another Roster

Company C - see Official Roster.

Company D - Many men from Defiance County - see Official Roster., see another Roster

Company E - Many men fromDefiance County - see Official Roster., see another Roster

Company F - Many men from Paulding County[3] - see Official Roster.

Company G - Many men from Defiance County - see Official Roster, see another Roster

Company H - see Official Roster.

Company I - see Official Roster.

Company K - see Official Roster.


The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 2,856 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Other Sources

  • 38th 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.

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
  2. Lewis Cass Aldrich, History of Henry and Fulton Counties, Ohio (Swanton, Ohio: Fulton Chapter, Ohio Genealogical Society 1985).
  3. O Morrow and F W Bashore, Historical Atlas of Paulding County Ohio, (Madison, Wisconsin: The Western Publishing Company 1892), page 25. Internet Archive