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The 98th Regiment, Ohio Infantry was organized at Steubenville, Ohio, August 20, 1862. It marched to Washington, D. C. April 29 to May 19 and was mustered out June 1, 1865.
For more information on the history of this unit, see:
- The Civil War Archive section, 98th Regiment Infantry, (accessed 5 September 2012).
The Wikipedia article, 98th Ohio Infantry, gives a brief history of the unit, including places served, battles fought, and commanders.
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.
County listing from Steven H, Ward's Buckeyes All, Part V, Revised is shown on Larry Steven's Ohio in the Civil War web page for the 98th Ohio Infantry
- References for the 98th Ohio Infantry, compiled by Larry Stevens, gives a list of print and Internet sources with information about the 98th Regiment.
- 98th Ohio Infantry, in Wikipedia, gives a brief history of the unit, including names of commanders.
- 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
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