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48th Regiment, Ohio Infantry

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

The 48th Regiment, Ohio Infantry mustered in December, 1861 at Camp Dennison, Ohio.  They were mustered out July 24, 1865 at Galveston, Texas.  [1]

For more information on the history of this unit, see:

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin[edit | edit source]

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.

Commisioned Officers - See Roster

Company A -  Many men from Highland County[2] - See Company Roster 

Company B - Many men from Delaware County[2] - See Company Roster

Company C - Many men from Highland County[3] - See Company Roster

Company D - Many men from Clinton County[4] - See Company Roster

Company E - Many men from Miami County[5] - See Company Roster

Company F - Many men from Defiance County[5] -  See Roster - See Company Roster

Company G - Many men from Brown County[5] - See Company Roster

Company H - Made with men from the other companies that had over 82 men[5] - See Company Roster

Company I - Made with men from the other companies that had over 82 men[5] - See Company Roster

Company K - Many men from Cincinnati, Hamilton County[5] - See Company Roster

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,670 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Other Sources[edit | edit source]

  • 48th 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.
  • Bering, John A. History of the Forty-Eighth Ohio Veteran Volunteer Infantry : 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, bivouacs, picketing, foraging and scouting, with its capture, prison life and exchange ; embracing also an account of the escape and re-capture of Major J. A. Bering and Lieut. W. J. Strofe, and the closing events of the war in the trans-Mississippi dept. (Hillsboro, Ohio : Highland News Office, 1880), FHL book 977.1 M2be and (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993), FHL fiche 6118204 
  • Geer, J. J. (John James). Beyond the lines, or, A Yankee prisoner loose in Dixie. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993), FHL fiche 6118205

References[edit | edit source]

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
  2. 2.0 2.1 John A. Bering and Thomas Montgomery, History of the Forty-Eighth Ohio Vet. Vol. Inf., (Hillsboro, Ohio: Highland news Office, 1880), p. 9. Digital version on Internet Archives.
  3. John A. Bering and Thomas Montgomery, History of the Forty-Eighth Ohio Vet. Vol. Inf., (Hillsboro, Ohio: Highland news Office, 1880), p. 2-3, 9. Digital version on Internet Archives.
  4. John A. Bering and Thomas Montgomery, History of the Forty-Eighth Ohio Vet. Vol. Inf., (Hillsboro, Ohio: Highland news Office, 1880), p. 9-10. Digital version on Internet Archives.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 John A. Bering and Thomas Montgomery, History of the Forty-Eighth Ohio Vet. Vol. Inf., (Hillsboro, Ohio: Highland news Office, 1880), p. 10. Digital version on Internet Archives.