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Brief History

The 7th Regiment, Ohio Infantry mustered in June 16, 1861 at Camp Dennison, Ohio.  They were mustered out July 6, 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.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 2761 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Company A - (Zouave Light Guards) - Captain O.J. Crane and Captain Creighton - many men from Cleveland, Cuyahoga County[2]

Company B - (Sprague Zouave Cadets) - Captain De Villiers and Captain James T. Sterling - many men from Cleveland, Cuyahoga County[2], Mahoning County and Trumbull County[3]

Company C - (Monroe Rifles) - Captain Giles W. Shurtliff - many men from Oberlin, Lorain County[2]. See Roster.[4] - many men from Cuyahoga County[5]

Company D - (Painesville Union Guards) - Captain John N. Dyer - many men from  Lake County[2] Cuyahoga County[5]

Company E - (Huron Infantry) - Captain John W. Sprague - many men from Huron, Erie County[2]

Company F - (Franklin Rifles) - Captain D. B. Clayton and Captain Morris - many men from Geauga County and Lake County[6]

Company G - (Tyler Guards) - Captain F. A. Seymour - many men from Ravenna, Portage County[2]

Company H - (Company A of Warren) - Captain Joel F. Asper - many men from Geauga County and Lake County[7] Cuyahoga County[5] Trumbull County and Mahoning County[3]

Company I - (Union Guards) - Captain W. R. Sterling- many men from Youngstown, Mahoning County.[2]

Company K - (National Guards) - Captain Wiseman and Captain John F. Schutte - many men from Cleveland, Cuyahoga County[2]

The information about the captains is from The Seventh Regiment: A Record, by Major George L. Wood, (New York: James Miller, 1865), page 23, Internet Archive, and Lawrence Wilson, comp., Itinerary of the Seventh Ohio Volunteer Infantry, 1861-1864, (New York and Washington, Neale Publishing, 1907), page 27-28. Internet Archive.

Other Sources

  • 7th Ohio Regiment Infantry (3 years), 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.
  • Books/Monographs/Book on Film. Civil War regimental histories. (Columbus, Ohio : Ohio Historical Society, 1988) FHL Film 2428215
  • Sterling, James T. Personal experiences of the early days of 1861 : a paper read before the Michigan Commandery of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the U.S. at Detroit, March 3d, 1892. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993), FHL fiche 6118144
  • United States. Army. Ohio Infantry Regiment, 7th (1861-1865). Rooster record : official organ Seventh Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry Association. (Columbus, Ohio : Ohio Historical Society, 1988), FHL film 1688771 Item 1
  • Wilder, Theodore. The history of Company C, Seventh Regiment, O. V. I. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993), FHL fiche 6118145  and (Washington [District of Columbia] : Filmed by the Library of Congress Photoduplication Service, 1988), FHL film 1550158 
  • Wilson, Lawrence. Itinerary of the Seventh Ohio Volunteer Infantry, 1861-1864, with roster, portraits, and biographies. (Washington [District of Columbia] : Filmed by the Library of Congress Photoduplication Service, 1988) FHL Film 1486453, Film 1688770 Item 2, Film 1550597 and The history of Company C, Seventh Regiment, O. V. I. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993) FHL Fiche 6118145  FHL Film 1550158

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Lawrence Wilson, comp., Itinerary of the Seventh Ohio Volunteer Infantry, 1861-1864, (New York and Washington, Neale Publishing, 1907), page 27-28. Internet Archive.
  3. 3.0 3.1 [1]fckLRHistory of Trumbull and Mahoning Histories page 120
  4. History of Lorain County, Ohio: with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of Some of its Prominent Men and Pioneers, (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Williams Bros., 1879), pages 90-92. Internet Archive.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 [2]fckLRThe History of Cuyahoga County, Ohio, page 91
  6. Albert G. Riddle, History of Geauga and Lake Counties, Ohio: with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of its Pioneers and Most Prominent Men, (Evansville, Indiana: Unigraphic, 1973), page 49.
  7. Albert G. Riddle, History of Geauga and Lake Counties, Ohio: with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of its Pioneers and Most Prominent Men, (Evansville, Indiana: Unigraphic, 1973), page 48.

 

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