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Brief History

The 101st Regiment was organized at Monroeville, Ohio, August 30, 1862.  At the end of the war, it moved to Nashville, Tennessee and had duty there till June. The Regiment mustered out June 12, 1865[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 Huron County[2] Erie County[3]

Company B - Many men from Huron and Erie County[3]

Company C - many men from Crawford County[4]

Company D - Many men from Huron County[2] Erie County[3]

Company E - Many men from Crawford County[4]

Company F - Many men from Wyandot County [5] See early roster and later roster.

Company G - Many men from Huron and Erie Counties[3]

Company H - Men from Seneca County[6]

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,675 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Other Sources

  • 101st Regiment, Ohio 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.
  • Day, L. W. (Lewis W.). Story of the One hundred and first Ohio Infantry, a memorial volume. (Washington [District of Columbia] : Filmed by the Library of Congress Photoduplication Service, 1975), FHL film 1491089
  • Green, Charles R. (Charles Ransley). The part we took in the Great Rebellion, or Some history 50 years after. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993), FHL fiche 6118252  and Volunteer service in Army of Cumberland. : Pt. first. History of the volunteers from Clarksfield, Huron Co., Ohio, in the 101st O. V. I. ... Pt. second. List of the volunteers from Wakeman, O., the whole war. And their history since ... Pt. third. Sergeant. (Salt Lake City : Digitized by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 2008), FHL digitized version
  • Schmutz, George S.History of the 102d Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry. (Washington [District of Columbia] : Filmed by the Library of Congress Photo duplication Service, 1988) FHL Film 1550208
  • Strong, Benjamin Thomas. 3 years or during the War : Sergeant Benj. T. Strong's biography, reminiscenes of his service in Co. A, 101st O. V. I., Gen'l Davis' Division, Army of the Cumberland. Prefaced by his short story of the battle of Chickamauga, Casualties of Company A. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993), FHL fiche 6118253
  • United States. Army. Ohio Infantry Regiment, 101st (1862-1865). Roster and historical sketch of the 101st Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993) FHL Fiche 6118250 and Story of the One Hundred and First Ohio Infantry : a memorial volume. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993), FHL fiche 6118251

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 20 November 2011).
  2. 2.0 2.1 Green, Charles R., Volunteer Service in Army of Cumberland, Part First, (Olathe, Kansas: C.R. Green, 1913-14), page 8.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 [1]fckLRHistory of the Fire lands, comprising Huron and Erie page 73
  4. 4.0 4.1 [2]fckLRHistory of Crawford County, Ohio, page 502
  5. History of Wyandot County, (Chicago: Leggett, Conaway and Co., 1884), page 457. Internet Archive.
  6. [3]fckLRHistory of Seneca County, Ohio page 340

 

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