47th Regiment, Ohio Infantry

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Brief History

The 47th Regiment, Ohio Infantry mustered in August 13, 1861 at Camp Dennison, Ohio.  They were mustered out August 11, 1865 at Little Rock, Arkansas.[1] The regiment was also kown as the Wilstach Regiment after Charles F. Wilstach who was a major influence in the organization of the regiment.[2]

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.

County listing from Steve Ward's Buckeyes All, Part II Revised, is given on Larry Stevens' Ohio in the Civil War web page, 47th Ohio Infantry.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 2,634 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Company A - Captain S. L. Hunter -  see Company Roster

Company B - Captain William H. Ward - see Company Roster

Company C - Captain Alexander Froelich, a company of Germans - see Company Roster

Company D - Captain John Wallace - Many men from Preble County[3] - see Company Roster

Company E - Captain Allen S. Bundy - see Company Roster

Company F - Captain Thomas T. Taylor - see Company Roster

Company G - Captain Valentine Rapp, a company of Germans - see Company Roster

Company H - Captain Charles N. Helmerich, a company of Germans - see Company Roster

Company I -  Captain H. D Pugh - Many men from Lucas County[4] and Fulton County[5]- see Company Roster 

Company K - Captain Frederick Hesser, a company of Germans - see Company Roster

The names of captains from p. 15 and  which companies had Germans, p. 17 of A history of the Forty-seventh Regiment, Ohio veteran volunteer infantry, by Joseph A. Saunier, Regimental historian.[6]

Other Sources

  • 47th 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.
  • Saunier, Joseph A. A history of the Forty-seventh Regiment, Ohio veteran volunteer infantry, Second brigade, Second division, Fifteenth Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee (Washington [District of Columbia] : Filmed by the Library of Congress Photoduplication Service, 1988) FHL Film 1550150 Digital version on Internet Archive.
  • Taylor, Thomas A. A sketch of the operations of the Forty-Seventh Ohio Volunteer Infantry from May 3rd, 1864 to September 8th, 1864. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993), FHL fiche 6118203

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
  2. Joseph A. Saunier, A history of the Forty-seventh Regiment, Ohio veteran volunteer infantry, Second brigade, Second division, Fifteenth Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, (Hillsboro, Ohio : Lyle Print. Co., 1903?), p. 9. Digital version at Internet Archive. Also on FHL film 1550150.
  3. R. E. Lowry, History of Preble County, Ohio, her people, industries and institutions : with biographical sketches of representative citizens and genealogical records of old families (Indianapolis: B. F. Bowen, 1915).
  4. Clark Waggoner, Editor, History of the City of Toledo and Lucas County, Ohio, (New York and Toledo:Munsell and Company, Publishers, 1888), page 173. - Internet Archives
  5. Thomas Mikesell, The County of Fulton: a history of Fulton County, Ohio, from the earliest days (Evansville, Indiana: Whipporwill Publications, 1905). p. 78.
  6. Joseph A. Saunier, A history of the Forty-seventh Regiment, Ohio veteran volunteer infantry, Second brigade, Second division, Fifteenth Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, (Hillsboro, Ohio : Lyle Print. Co., 1903?), p. 15, 17. Digital version at Internet Archive. Also on FHL film 1550150.