31st Regiment, Ohio Infantry
Brief History[edit | edit source]
The 31st Regiment, Ohio Infantry mustered in August 4, 1861 at Camp Chase, Columbus, Ohio. They were mustered out July 20, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky. 
For more information on the history of 31st Ohio Infantry see the following:
- Larry Stevens' Ohio in the Civil War, 31st Ohio Infantry
- The Civil War Archive section, 31st Regiment Infantry, (accessed 30 August 2012).
- The wikipedia article, 31st Ohio Infantry (accessed 16 October 2011)
Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin[edit | edit source]
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 - see Roster
Company B - see Roster
Company H - see Roster
Company I - see Roster
Other Sources[edit | edit source]
- 31st 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.
- McNeil, Samuel A. Personal recollections of service in the Army of the Cumberland and Sherman's Army : from August 17, 1861 to July 20, 1865. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993), FHL fiche 6118178 and (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1994), FHL fiche 6118642
- Putnam, John H. A journalistic history of the Thirty-First Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, with its lights and shadows. Volume I, embracing the first year of its' existence. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993) FHL Fiche 6118179
References[edit | edit source]
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
- E. M. P. Brister, Centennial history of the City of Newark and Licking County, Ohio (Defiance, Ohio: Hubbard Company for the Licking County Genealogical Society, 1982). p. 214
- Clement Luther Martzolff, History of Perry County, (New Lexington, Ohio: Ward and Weiland, 1902), p. 126. Digital version on Internet Archive and FamilySearch books. FHL book 977.159 H2m and film 897280 item 2
- A J Baughman, History of Morrow County Ohio, (Chicago-New York: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1911), page 138. - Internet Archives
- The History of Union County, Ohio, containing a history of the county its townships, towns ... military record, (Chicago: W.H. Beers: 1883), part IV, page 446. Digital version: Internet Archive, accessed 4 December 2012.
- Grace Hildy Croft, The History of Clark County, Ohio (Evansville, Indiana: Unigraphic 1972).