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The 20th Regiment, Ohio Infantry mustered in August 19 to September 21, 1861 at Columbus, Ohio.&nbsp; They were mustered out July 18, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky. <ref>National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], (accessed 6 December 2010).</ref>  
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The 20th Regiment, Ohio Infantry mustered in August 19 to September 21, 1861 at Columbus, Ohio.&nbsp; They were mustered out July 18, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky. <ref>National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], (accessed 6 December 2010).</ref>
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For more information on the history of 20th Ohio Infantry see the following:
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    * The wikipedia article, 20th Ohio Infantry (accessed 12 October 2011)
  
 
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Brief History

The 20th Regiment, Ohio Infantry mustered in August 19 to September 21, 1861 at Columbus, Ohio.  They were mustered out July 18, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky. [1]

For more information on the history of 20th Ohio Infantry see the following:
   * The wikipedia article, 20th Ohio Infantry (accessed 12 October 2011) 


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.

Companies by County:

Three Years Service:
Company A - Many men from Mt. Vernon, Knox County and Morrow County.
Company B - Many men from Shelby County.
Company C - Many men from Fayette County.
Company D - Many men from Delaware County.
Company E - Many men from Chesterville, Morrow County and Frederickton, Knox County.
Company F - Many men from Shelby County.
Company G - Many men from Fredericktown, Knox County and Delaware County.
Company H - Many men from Knox and Trumbull Counties.
Company I - Many men from Mahoning and Monroe Counties.
Company K - Many men from Sidney, Shelby County.

County listing from Steve Ward's Buckeyes All, Part II Revised, as given on Larry Stevens' web page, 20th Ohio Infantry. (accessed on April 4, 2011)


Other Sources

  • 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.

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).