171st Regiment, Ohio Infantry (National Guard)

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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.<br>  
 
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.<br>  
  
Company A - <br>  
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Company A - Many men from Trumbull County<ref name="Mahoning">[http://archive.org/stream/historyoftrumbul01will#page/152/mode/1up]
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''History of Trumbull and Mahoning Counties''
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page 152</ref><br>  
  
Company B - <br>  
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Company B - Many men from Trumbull County<ref name="Mahoning">[http://archive.org/stream/historyoftrumbul01will#page/152/mode/1up]
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''History of Trumbull and Mahoning Counties'' page 153</ref><br>  
  
Company C - <br>  
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Company C - Many men from Trumbull County<ref name="Mahoning">[http://archive.org/stream/historyoftrumbul01will#page/152/mode/1up]
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''History of Trumbull and Mahoning Counties''
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page 153</ref><br>  
  
Company D - <br>  
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Company D - Many men from Trumbull County<ref name="Mahoning">[http://archive.org/stream/historyoftrumbul01will#page/152/mode/1up]
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''History of Trumbull and Mahoning Counties''
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page 153</ref><br>  
  
 
Company E - Many men from [[Geauga County, Ohio|Geauga County]] and [[Lake County, Ohio|Lake County]]<ref>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. Reprint of original published: Philadelphia: Williams Bros., 1878), page 53. {{FHL|95700|item|disp=FHL Q book 977.133 H2wiL}}</ref> <br>  
 
Company E - Many men from [[Geauga County, Ohio|Geauga County]] and [[Lake County, Ohio|Lake County]]<ref>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. Reprint of original published: Philadelphia: Williams Bros., 1878), page 53. {{FHL|95700|item|disp=FHL Q book 977.133 H2wiL}}</ref> <br>  
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Company F - <br>  
  
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Company G - Many men from Trumbull County<br>  
  
Company H - <br>  
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Company H - Many men from Trumbull County<ref name="mahoning">[http://archive.org/stream/historyoftrumbul01will#page/152/mode/1up]
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''History of Trumbull and Mahoning Counties''  page 154</ref><br>  
  
Company I - <br>  
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Company I - Many men from Trumbull County<ref name="Mahoning">[http://archive.org/stream/historyoftrumbul01will#page/152/mode/1up]
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''History of Trumbull and Mahoning Counties'' page 154</ref><br>  
  
Company K - Many men from [[Geauga County, Ohio|Geauga County]] and [[Lake County, Ohio|Lake County]]<ref>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. Reprint of original published: Philadelphia: Williams Bros., 1878), page 53. {{FHL|95700|item|disp=FHL Q book 977.133 H2wiL}}</ref><br>
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Company K - Many men from [[Geauga County, Ohio|Geauga County]] and [[Lake County, Ohio|Lake County]]<ref>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. Reprint of original published: Philadelphia: Williams Bros., 1878), page 53. {{FHL|95700|item|disp=FHL Q book 977.133 H2wiL}}</ref><br>  
  
 
The [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database] lists 1,060 men on its roster for this unit. [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm?submitted=1&SDunitCode=UOH0171RIN Roster].
 
The [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database] lists 1,060 men on its roster for this unit. [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm?submitted=1&SDunitCode=UOH0171RIN Roster].

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United States   Gotoarrow.png   U.S. Military   Gotoarrow.png   Ohio   Gotoarrow.png   Ohio Military   Gotoarrow.png   Ohio in the Civil War   Gotoarrow.png Ohio Civil War Union Units 166th through 200th Gotoarrow.png   171st Regiment, Ohio Infantry (National Guard)

Contents

Brief History

The 171st Regiment, Ohio Infantry (National Guard) was organized at Sandusky, Ohio, and mustered in May 7, 1864. They were ordered to Camp Dennison, Ohio. Duty there and at Johnson's Island, Ohio, till August. They were mustered out August 20, 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 - Many men from Trumbull County[2]

Company B - Many men from Trumbull County[2]

Company C - Many men from Trumbull County[2]

Company D - Many men from Trumbull County[2]

Company E - Many men from Geauga County and Lake County[3]

Company F -

Company G - Many men from Trumbull County

Company H - Many men from Trumbull County[4]

Company I - Many men from Trumbull County[2]

Company K - Many men from Geauga County and Lake County[5]

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,060 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, published books, etc.

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 [1] History of Trumbull and Mahoning Counties page 152
  3. 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. Reprint of original published: Philadelphia: Williams Bros., 1878), page 53. FHL Q book 977.133 H2wiL
  4. [2] History of Trumbull and Mahoning Counties page 154
  5. 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. Reprint of original published: Philadelphia: Williams Bros., 1878), page 53. FHL Q book 977.133 H2wiL