42nd 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.  
 
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.  
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Company A - Many men from Portage County<ref name="Portage">[http://archive.org/stream/historyofportage00warn#page/382/mode/1up]
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''History of Portage County Ohio'' page</ref>
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Company F - Many men from Portage County<ref name="Portage">[http://archive.org/stream/historyofportage00warn#page/382/mode/1up]
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''History of Portage County'' page 383</ref>
  
 
Company G - Many men from Cuyahoga County<ref name="Cuyahoga">[http://archive.org/stream/cu31924010461790#page/n136/mode/1up]fckLR''History of Cuyahoga County, Ohio'' page 115</ref>  
 
Company G - Many men from Cuyahoga County<ref name="Cuyahoga">[http://archive.org/stream/cu31924010461790#page/n136/mode/1up]fckLR''History of Cuyahoga County, Ohio'' page 115</ref>  
  
County listing from Steve Ward's ''Buckeyes All'', Part II Revised, is given on Larry Stevens' Ohio in the Civil War web page, [http://ohiocivilwar.com/cw42.html 42nd Ohio Infantry].<br>
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County listing from Steve Ward's ''Buckeyes All'', Part II Revised, is given on Larry Stevens' Ohio in the Civil War web page, [http://ohiocivilwar.com/cw42.html 42nd Ohio Infantry].<br>  
  
 
The [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database] lists 1,761 men on its roster for this unit. [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm?submitted=1&SDunitCode=UOH0042RI Roster].
 
The [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database] lists 1,761 men on its roster for this unit. [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm?submitted=1&SDunitCode=UOH0042RI Roster].

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Gotoarrow.png   Ohio Civil War Union Units 23rd through 65th   United States Gotoarrow.png  U.S. Military Gotoarrow.png  Ohio Gotoarrow.png   Ohio Military Gotoarrow.png  Ohio in the Civil War Gotoarrow.png42nd Regiment, Ohio Infantry

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Brief History

The 42nd Regiment, Ohio Infantry mustered in September to November, 1861 at Camp Chase, Columbus, Ohio. They were mustered out as follows: Companies "A," "B," "C" and "D" mustered out September 30, 1864. Companies "E" and "F" mustered out November 25, 1864, and Companies "G," "H," "I" and "K" mustered out December 2, 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 Portage County[2]

Company F - Many men from Portage County[2]

Company G - Many men from Cuyahoga County[3]

County listing from Steve Ward's Buckeyes All, Part II Revised, is given on Larry Stevens' Ohio in the Civil War web page, 42nd Ohio Infantry.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,761 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.
  • Mason, F. H. (Frank Holcomb). The Forty-second Ohio infantry, a history of the organization of that re giment in the war of the rebellion : with biographical sketches of its field officers and a full roster of the regiment. ( Washington [District of Columbia] : Filmed by the Library of Congress Photoduplication Service, 1971) FHL Film 1491094

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
  2. 2.0 2.1 [1] History of Portage County Ohio page
  3. [2]fckLRHistory of Cuyahoga County, Ohio page 115