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Brief History

The 7th Regiment, Ohio Infantry (3 months, 1861) mustered in April 22-25, 1861 at Cleveland, Ohio.  They were mustered out July 24, 1861 at Camp Dennison, Ohio. [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 493 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Company A - (Zouave Light Guards) - Captain O.J. Crane and Captain Creighton - many men from Cleveland, Cuyahoga County[2]

Company B - (Sprague Zouave Cadets) - Captain De Villiers and Captain James T. Sterling - many men from Cleveland, Cuyahoga County[2]

Company C - (Monroe Rifles) - Captain Giles W. Shurtliff - many men from Oberlin, Lorain County[2]

Company D - (Painesville Union Guards) - Captain John N. Dyer - many men from  Lake County[2]

Company E - (Huron Infantry) - Captain John W. Sprague - many men from Huron, Erie County[2]

Company F - (Franklin Rifles) - Captain D. B. Clayton and Captain Morris - many men from Geauga County and Lake County[3]

Company G - (Tyler Guards) - Captain F. A. Seymour - many men from Ravenna, Portage County[2]

Company H - (Company A of Warren) - Captain Joel F. Asper - many men from Geauga County and Lake County[4]

Company I - (Union Guards) - Captain W. R. Sterling- many men from Youngstown, Mahoning County.[2]

Company K - (National Guards) - Captain Wiseman and Captain John F. Schutte - many men from Cleveland, Cuyahoga County[2]

The information about the captains is from The Seventh Regiment: A Record, by Major George L. Wood, (New York: James Miller, 1865), page 23, Internet Archive, and Lawrence Wilson, comp., Itinerary of the Seventh Ohio Volunteer Infantry, 1861-1864, (New York and Washington, Neale Publishing, 1907), page 27-28. Internet Archive.

Three Months Service listing from Synonyms of Organizations in the Volunteer Service of the United States During the Years 1861, '62, '63, '64, '65, by John T. Fallon. Adjutant General's Office. Washington. D.C. 1885 given on Larry Stevens' Ohio in the Civil War web page, 7th 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 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Lawrence Wilson, comp., Itinerary of the Seventh Ohio Volunteer Infantry, 1861-1864, (New York and Washington, Neale Publishing, 1907), page 27-28. 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), page 49.
  4. 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), page 48.

 

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