20th Regiment, Ohio Infantry (3 months, 1861)
The 20th Regiment, Ohio Infantry (3 months, 1861) mustered in April and May, 1861 at Columbus, Ohio. They were mustered out August 23, 1861. 
For more information on the history of this unit, see:
- Larry Stevens' Ohio in the Civil War, 20th Ohio Infantry
The Civil War Archive section, 20th Regiment Infantry (3 months), (accessed 29 August 2012).
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 - Also know as Nichols Guards - Many men from Lima, Allen County
Company B - Also know as University Rifles - Many men from Lima, Miami University, Oxford,and Butler County
Company C - Also know as Eaton National Guards - Many men from Lima Eaton, Preble County
Company D - Also know as Eaton National Guards - Many men from Lima, Allen County and Eaton, Preble County
Company E - Many men from St. Mary's, Auglaize County
Company F - Many men from Lima, Allen County
Company G - Many men from Morrow County
Company H - Many men from Sidney, Shelby County
Company I - Many men from Jefferson County
Company K - Many men from Columbus, Franklin County
County listing from Steve Ward's Buckeyes All , Part II Revised, is given on Larry Stevens' Ohio in the Civil War web page, 20th Ohio Infantry .
- 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.
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).