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Brief History

The 86th Regiment, Ohio Infantry (6 months, 1863-4) mustered in July 17, 1863 at Camp Cleveland, Ohio.  They were mustered out February 10, 1864 at Cleveland, Ohio. [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.

Field and Staff Roster, page 105

Company A - many men from Mahoning County[2]; see Roster, pages 106-109

Company B - many men from Union County; see Roster, pages 110-113 and another Roster[3]

Company C - many men from several counties; see Roster, pages 114-117

Company D - many men from Wood County and Wayne County; see Roster, pages 118-121

Company E - many men from Williams County and Defiance County; see Roster, pages 122-125

Company F - many men from Fulton County and Wood County; see Roster, pages 126-129

Company G - many men from Medina County, Trumbull County[4], and Wayne County; see Roster, pages 130-133

Company H - many men from Fulton County; see Roster, pages 134-137

Company I - many men from Seneca County and Williams County; see Roster, pages 138-140

Company K - many men from Butler County and Ross County; and Crawford County:[5]see Roster, pages 141-144

The above information about companies, counties and rosters is from History of The Eighty-Sixth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, by Joseph Nelson Ashburn, (Cleveland, Ohio: A.S. Gilman Printing Co., 1909). Internet Archive.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 825 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

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
  • Ashburn, Joseph Nelson, History of The Eighty-Sixth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, (Cleveland, Ohio: A.S. Gilman Printing Co., 1909).

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
  2. [1] History of trumbull and Mahoning Counties page 136
  3. The History of Union County, Ohio, containing a history of the county its townships, towns ... military record, (Chicago: W.H. Beers: 1883), part IV, page 493. Digital version: Internet Archive, accessed 4 December 2012.
  4. [2] History of trumbull and Mahoning Counties page 136
  5. [3]fckLRHistory of Crawford County Ohio, page 501

 

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