61st Regiment, Ohio Infantry
The 61st Regiment, Ohio Infantry mustered in April 23, 1862 at Camp Chase, Columbus, Ohio. They were consolidated with 82nd Ohio Infantry March 31, 1865. 
For more information on the history of this unit, see:
- The Civil War Archive section, 61st Regiment Infantry, (accessed 30 August 2012)
- Larry Stevens' Ohio in the Civil War, 61st Ohio Infantry
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 - Many men were recruited from
Company D - Many men from Cuyahoga County
Company F -
Company I - Some men from Franklin County.
- 61st 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.
- Wallace, Frederick Stephen. The Sixty-first Ohio Volunteers, 1861-1865. (Columbus, Ohio : Ohio Historical Society, 1988), FHL film 1688767 Item 6 and (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993), FHL fiche 6118215
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
- fckLRHistory of Fairfield County, Ohio page 400
- William Brothers, History of Franklin and Pickaway Counties, Ohio (Indiana: Unigraphic, 1974). p. 124.
- fckLRHistory of Cuyahoga County Ohio page 121
- The History of Clinton County, Ohio (Chicago: W. H. Beers & Co, 1882) p. 456
- A. A. Graham, History of Fairfield and Perry Counties, Ohio: Their past and present (Chicago: W. H. Beers & Co. 1883).
- C. Richard Michael, Belmont County and the Civil War (St. Clairsville, Ohio: Cumberland Trail Genealogical Society, 2009).