79th Regiment, Ohio Infantry

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Brief History

The 79th Regiment, Ohio Infantry mustered in August, 1862 at Camp Dennison, Ohio.  They were mustered out June 9, 1865 at Washington, District of Columbia.[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.
Four Companies (currently unknown) mostly came from Clinton County[2] Four from Warren County[3]

Company A -

Company B -

Company C - Many men from Clermont County[4]

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,631 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Other Sources

  • 79th 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


  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
  2. The History of Clinton County, Ohio (Chicago: W. H. Beers & Co, 1882) p. 459.
  3. A. Parsons Stevens, The Military History of Ohio: Warren County Edition (Bethesda, Maryland: University Publications of America, 1993).
  4. Byron Williams, History of Clermont and Brown Counties, Ohio: from the earliest historical times down to the present, (Tucson, Arizona: Filmed by W.C. Cox Co., 1974), page 427. Digital version on FamilySearch