71st 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 C - Many men from Miami County
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Company E - Many men from Miami County
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Company F - Many men from Miami County
  
 
This regiment was recruited mainly in [[Auglaize County, Ohio|Auglaize County]], [[Mercer County, Ohio|Mercer County]] and [[Miami County, Ohio|Miami County]].<ref>History of Western Ohio, page 532</ref>  
 
This regiment was recruited mainly in [[Auglaize County, Ohio|Auglaize County]], [[Mercer County, Ohio|Mercer County]] and [[Miami County, Ohio|Miami County]].<ref>History of Western Ohio, page 532</ref>  
  
County listing from Steve Ward's ''Buckeyes All,'' Part III Revised, is given on Larry Stevens' Ohio in the Civil War web page, [http://ohiocivilwar.com/cw71.html 71st Ohio Infantry]. <br>
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County listing from Steve Ward's ''Buckeyes All,'' Part III Revised, is given on Larry Stevens' Ohio in the Civil War web page, [http://ohiocivilwar.com/cw71.html 71st Ohio Infantry]. <br>  
  
 
The [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database] lists 2,285 men on its roster for this unit. [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm?submitted=1&SDunitCode=UOH0071RI Roster].
 
The [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database] lists 2,285 men on its roster for this unit. [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm?submitted=1&SDunitCode=UOH0071RI Roster].

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Contents

Brief History

The 71st Regiment, Ohio Infantry mustered in September, 1861, to January, 1862 at Camp Todd, Troy, Ohio.  They were mustered out November 30, 1865 at San Antonio, Texas.[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 C - Many men from Miami County

Company E - Many men from Miami County

Company F - Many men from Miami County

This regiment was recruited mainly in Auglaize County, Mercer County and Miami County.[2]

County listing from Steve Ward's Buckeyes All, Part III Revised, is given on Larry Stevens' Ohio in the Civil War web page, 71st Ohio Infantry.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 2,285 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

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
  2. History of Western Ohio, page 532