57th Regiment, Ohio Infantry

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Brief History

The 57th Regiment, Ohio Infantry mustered in September 16, 1861 at Camp Vance, Findlay, Ohio.  They were mustered out August 14, 1865 at Rock, Arkansas. [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.

Company A - Many men from Putnam County

Company B - many men from Hancock County, Seneca County, and Wood County

Company C - many men from Sandusky County,[2] Auglaize County, and Mercer County. See county history roster.

Company F - many men from Sandusky County.[2] See county history roster.

Company H - many men from Sandusky County.[2] See county history roster.

Company K - many men from Logan County and Sandusky County

A county listing from Steve Ward's Buckeyes All, Part III Revised, is given on Larry Stevens' Ohio in the Civil War web page, 57th Ohio Infantry.

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).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Homer Everett...[et al.], History of Sandusky County, Ohio: with Portraits and Biographies of Prominent Citizens and Pioneers, (Cleveland, Ohio: H. Z. William, 1882).