197th Regiment, Ohio Infantry

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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>  
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Company A - Many men from Mahoning County<ref name="Mahoning">[http://archive.org/stream/historyoftrumbul01will#page/155/mode/1up]
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''History of Trumbull and Mahoning Counties'' page 156</ref>
  
 
Company C - many men from Crawford County<ref name="Crawford">[http://archive.org/stream/cu31924012523464#page/n520/mode/1up]fckLR''History of Crawford County, Ohio, page 507''</ref>  
 
Company C - many men from Crawford County<ref name="Crawford">[http://archive.org/stream/cu31924012523464#page/n520/mode/1up]fckLR''History of Crawford County, Ohio, page 507''</ref>  
  
Company F - Many men from Cuyahoga County<ref name="Cuyahoga">[http://archive.org/stream/cu31924010461790#page/n180/mode/1up]
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Company F - Many men from Cuyahoga County<ref name="Cuyahoga">[http://archive.org/stream/cu31924010461790#page/n180/mode/1up]fckLR''History of Cuyahoga County, Ohio'' page 160</ref>  
''History of Cuyahoga County, Ohio'' page 160</ref>
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Company K -  
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Company K -Many men from Mahoning County<ref name="Mahoning">[http://archive.org/stream/historyoftrumbul01will#page/155/mode/1up]
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''History of Trumbull and Mahoning Counties'' page 156</ref><br>
  
 
County listing from Steve Ward's ''Buckeyes All'', Part V Revised, is given on Larry Stevens' Ohio in the Civil War web page, [http://ohiocivilwar.com/cw197.html 197th Ohio Infantry]. <br>  
 
County listing from Steve Ward's ''Buckeyes All'', Part V Revised, is given on Larry Stevens' Ohio in the Civil War web page, [http://ohiocivilwar.com/cw197.html 197th Ohio Infantry]. <br>  

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Brief History


The 197th Regiment, Ohio Infantry was organized at Camp Chase, Ohio, and mustered in March 28, 1865.  They moved to Baltimore, Maryland, July 3, and had duty as guards at camps and hospitals around that city till July 31. They were mustered out July 31, 1865.[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 Mahoning County[2]

Company C - many men from Crawford County[3]

Company F - Many men from Cuyahoga County[4]

Company K -Many men from Mahoning County[2]

County listing from Steve Ward's Buckeyes All, Part V Revised, is given on Larry Stevens' Ohio in the Civil War web page, 197th Ohio Infantry.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,578 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 [1] History of Trumbull and Mahoning Counties page 156
  3. [2]fckLRHistory of Crawford County, Ohio, page 507
  4. [3]fckLRHistory of Cuyahoga County, Ohio page 160