40th Regiment, Ohio Infantry

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United States Gotoarrow.png  U.S. Military Gotoarrow.png  Ohio Gotoarrow.png   Ohio Military Gotoarrow.png  Ohio in the Civil War Gotoarrow.png40th Regiment, Ohio Infantry

Brief History

The 40th Regiment, Ohio Infantry mustered in December 7, 1861 at Camp Chase, Columbus, Ohio.  Veterans and Recruits consolidated with 51st Ohio Infantry December 10, 1864. [1]


For more information on the history of 40th Ohio Infantry see the following:


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:
Company A - Many men from West Jefferson, Madison County.  See Roster.
Company B - Many men from Wilmington, Clinton County.  See Roster.
Company C - Many men from London, Madison County. Formerly the "Eagle Guards" of Co. C, 17th Ohio Infantry, three months service.  See Roster.
Company D - Many men from London, Madison County.  Also known as the "Buffenburgh Boys".  See Roster.
Company E - Many men from Versailles, Darke County.  See Roster.
Company F - Many men came from a mix of counties. See Roster.
Company G - Many men from Darke County.  SeeRoster.
Company H - Many men from Belmont, Guernsey and Jefferson Counties.  See Roster.
Company I - Many men from Belmont, Darke and Jefferson Counties.  See Roster.
Company K - Many men from Mercer County.  See Roster.

County listing from Steve Ward's Buckeyes All, Part II Revised, as given on Larry Stevens' web page, 40th Ohio Infantry. (accessed on April 7, 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).