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Brief History

The 140th Regiment, Ohio Infantry (National Guard) was organized at Gallipolis, Ohio, and mustered in May 10, 1864.  They were on guard duty along Kenewha and Gauley Rivers till September and mustered out September 3, 1864.[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 - See Company Roster

Company B - See Company Roster

Company C - See Company Roster

Company D - See Company Roster

Company E - See Company Roster

Company F - See Company Roster

Company G - See Company Roster

Company H - See Company Roster

Company I- See Company Roster

Company K - Many men from Fairfield County[2] and Pickaway County - See County Roster

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,030 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Other Sources

  • 140th Regiment, Ohio Infantry (National Guard), 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.

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
  2. [1]fckLRHistory of Fairfield County, Ohio page 401

 

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