46th Regiment, Ohio Infantry

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46th Regiment, Ohio Infantry


Brief History

The 46th Regiment, Ohio Infantry mustered in October 16, 1861, to January 28, 1862 at Worthington, Franklin County, Ohio.  They were mustered out July 22, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky. [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 - Some men from Van Wert County[2]. see Company Roster

Company B - Many men from Franklin County.[3] - see Company Roster

Company C - Many men from Fairfield County [4] and Franklin County.[3] - see Company Roster

Company D - see Company Roster

Company E - see Company Roster

Company F - Many men from Fairfield County [5] - see Company Roster

Company G - Many men from Franklin County[3] and Licking County[6]- see Company Roster

Company H - Many men from Franklin County.[7] - see Company Roster

Company I - see Company Roster

Company K - Many men from Van Wert County[2]. see Company Roster

Fairfield County information from online site Fairfield County in the Civil War

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,931 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Other Sources

  • 46th 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.
  • Bering, John A. History of the Forty-Eighth Ohio Vet. Vol. Inf. : giving a complete account of the regiment from its organization at Camp Dennison, O. in October, 1861 to the close of the war and its final muster out, May 10, 1866 : including all its marches, camps, battles, battle-scenes, skirmishes, sieges ... Also, an account of ... the escape and re-capture of Major J.A. Bering and Lieut. W.J. Strofe (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993)  FHL Fiche 6118204
  • Worthington, T. (Thomas). Brief history of the 46th Ohio Volunteers. (Columbus, Ohio: Ohio Historical Society, 1988) FHL Film 1688766 Item 7and (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993) FHL Fiche 6118200 and Colonel T. Worthington's brief record of his civil and military service during the Civil War (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993) FHL Fiche 6118201 and Ballads of the rebellion : with a sketch of his service in the Civil War, and evidence of treachery by Union commanders at Shiloh : only to be obtained by a court-martial, after all efforts for an inquiry had failed, August, 1862. FHL fiche 6118199 and Shiloh, or, the Tennessee campaign of 1862 : written especially for the Army of the Tennessee in 1862. FHL fiche 6118202 (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993),

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
  2. 2.0 2.1 History of Van Wert and Mercer Counties, Ohio: with illustrations and biographical sketches of some of its prominent men and pioneers (Mt. Vernon, Indiana: Windmill Publications, 1991). 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 William Brothers, History of Franklin and Pickaway Counties, Ohio (Indiana: Unigraphic, 1974). p. 119.
  4. [1]fckLRHistory of Fairfield County, Ohio page 401
  5. [2]fckLRHistory of Fairfield County, Ohio page 401
  6. E. M. P. Brister, Centennial history of the City of Newark and Licking County, Ohio (Defiance, Ohio: Hubbard Company for the Licking County Genealogical Society, 1982). p. 214.
  7. William Brothers, History of Franklin and Pickaway Counties, Ohio (Indiana: Unigraphic, 1974). p. 121.