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Brief History

 The 5th Regiment, Ohio Infantry mustered in June 20, 1861 at Camp Dennison, Ohio.  They were mustered out July 26, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky. [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 3585 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Company A - Captain Jacob A. Remley - many men from Cincinnati, Cuyahoga County[2]

Company B - Captain Robert L. Kilpatrick - Cuyahoga County[2]

Company C -

Company D -

Company E -

Company F -

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

Company H -

Company I -

Company K -


County listing from Steve Ward's Buckeyes All , Part I Revised, is given on Larry Stevens' Ohio in the Civil War web page, 5th Ohio Infantry .

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 John M. Paver, What I saw from 1861 to 1864 : personal recollections of John M. Paver, 1st Lieutenant, Company C and R. Q. M., 5th Ohio Vol. Infantry, (Indianapolis: Scott-Miller Co., 1906), page 16. Internet Archive.
  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 48. FHL Q book 977.133 H2wiL

 

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