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Brief History

117th Regiment, Ohio Infantry was organized at Portsmouth, Ohio, September 15, 1862. On May 2, 1863, the designation of Regiment changed to 1st Ohio Heavy Artillery.[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 Jackson County and Scioto County

Company B - many men from Jackson County and Ross County

Company C - many men from Pike County, Scioto_County,_Ohio and Jackson County

Company D - many men from Scioto County

Company E - many men from Adams County

Company F - many men from Scioto County and Adams County

Company G - many men from Gallia County

Company H - many men from Adams County, Scioto County and Jackson County

Company I - many men from Morgan County

Company K -

Company L - many men from Hancock County

Company M - many men from Erie County, Sandusky County and Huron County.

County information is from First O.V.H.A. Company "M", [First Ohio Volunteer Heavy Artillery], (Toledo, Ohio: 1914), page 6-7 and 14. Internet Archive.

Other Sources

  • 117th Regiment, Ohio Infantry.  1st Ohio Heavy Artillery was mustered into the U. S. service as the 117th Ohio infantry at Camp Portsmouth, in Sept., 1862, for three years, its eight companies aggregating 796 men. 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).<br>
  • 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. <br>
  • 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. <br>
  • 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. <br>

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).

 

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