65th Regiment, Ohio Infantry

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65th Regiment, Ohio Infantry


Brief History

The 65th Regiment, Ohio Infantry mustered in October 3 to November 14, 1861 at Mansfield, Ohio.  They were mustered out November 30, 1865. [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 - Captain Alexander Cassil - Many men fromKnox County[2]

Company B - Captain Henry Camp - many men from Stark County and Columbiana County[3]

Company C - Captain Edward L. Austin

Company D - Captain John C. Baxter - Many men from Morrow County[4]

Company E - Captain Horation N. Whitbeck - Many men from Cuyahoga County[5]

Company F - Captain Richard M. Voorhis - Many men from Knox County[6]

Company G - Captain Orlow Smith - Many men from Erie County.[7]

Company H - Captain Samuel C. Brown - Many men from Columbiana County[8]

Company I - Captain Jacob Christofel - many men from Cuyahoga County[9]

Company K - Captain Joshua S. Preble - many men from Hancock County[10] - see Roster

Names of captains are from The Story of the Sherman Brigade.[11]

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 2,151 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Other Sources

  • 65th 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.
  • Hinman, Wilbur F. The story of the Sherman Brigade : the camp, the march, the bivouac, the battle and how "the boys" lived and died during four years of active field service. (Washington [District of Columbia] : Library of Congress, Photoduplication Service, 1981), FHL film 1491119

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
  2. N N Hill, Jr, History of Knox County Ohio, (Mt Vernon, Ohio, A A Graham and Co, Publishers, 1881), page 314.- Internet Archives
  3. Wilbur F. Hinman, The Story of the Sherman Brigade, (s.l.: Wilbur Hinman, 1897), page 41. Internet Archive.
  4. A J Baughman, History of Morrow County Ohio,(Chicago - New York:The Lewis Publishing Coompany, 1911),page148. - Internet Archives
  5. [1]fckLRHistory of Cuyahoga County Ohio page 122
  6. N N Hill, Jr, History of Knox County Ohio, (Mt Vernon, Ohio, A A Graham and Co, Publishers, 1881), page 315.- Internet Archives
  7. Lewis Cass Aldrich, History of Erie County, Ohio: with illus. and biographical sketches of some of its prominent men and pioneers (D. Mason, 1889) p. 152.
  8. History of Columbiana County, Ohio: with illustrations and biographical sketches of some of its prominent men and pioneers (Philadelphia: D.W. Ensign, 1879).
  9. [2]fckLRHistory of Cuyahoga County Ohio page 123
  10. The History of Hancock County, Ohio
  11. Wilbur F. Hinman, The Story of the Sherman Brigade, (s.l.: Wilbur Hinman, 1897), page 46. Internet Archive.