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Brief History

The 4th Regiment, Ohio Infantry (3 months, 1861) was mustered in April 25, 1861 at Camp Jackson, Columbus, Ohio. It mustered out July 24, 1861 at Camp Dennison, Ohio.[1]  Most of the men re-enlisted for three years or during the war and stayed in the three year regiment with the same name, 4th Regiment, Ohio Infantry.[2]

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.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 543 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Company A - Knox County Guards - Raised at Mount Vernon, Knox County[3]

Company B - Union Guards - Raised in Mount Vernon, Knox County[4]

Company C - Delaware Guards - Raised in Delaware County[4]

Company D - Raised in Kenton, Hardin County[5]

Company E - Given Guards - Organized at Wooster, Wayne County[5]

Company F -Canton Zouaves - Many men from Canton, Stark County[6]

Company G -Raised in Kenton, Hardin County[5]

Company H - Organized at Marion, Marion County[6]

Company I -Olentangy Guards - Raised in Delaware County[4]

Company K - Organized at Marion, Marion County[6]

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. William Kepler, History of the three months and three years service from April 16th, 1861 to June 22d, 1864, of the Fourth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry in the War for the Union, (Cleveland, Ohio : Leader Print. Co., 1886), page 27. Digital version on Internet Archive. Also on FHL fiche 6118140
  3. William Kepler, History of the three months and three years service from April 16th, 1861 to June 22d, 1864, of the Fourth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry in the War for the Union, (Cleveland, Ohio : Leader Print. Co., 1886), page 19. Digital version on Internet Archive. Also on FHL fiche 6118140
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 William Kepler, History of the three months and three years service from April 16th, 1861 to June 22d, 1864, of the Fourth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry in the War for the Union, (Cleveland, Ohio : Leader Print. Co., 1886), page 20. Digital version on Internet Archive. Also on FHL fiche 6118140
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 William Kepler, History of the three months and three years service from April 16th, 1861 to June 22d, 1864, of the Fourth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry in the War for the Union, (Cleveland, Ohio : Leader Print. Co., 1886), page 21. Digital version on Internet Archive. Also on FHL fiche 6118140
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 William Kepler, History of the three months and three years service from April 16th, 1861 to June 22d, 1864, of the Fourth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry in the War for the Union, (Cleveland, Ohio : Leader Print. Co., 1886), page 22. Digital version on Internet Archive. Also on FHL fiche 6118140

 

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