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Brief History

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[1].

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.

Companies by County:

Company A - many men from Jefferson County
Company B - many men from Belmont County
Company C - many men from Harrison County
Company D - many men from Jefferson County
Company E - many men from Belmont County
Company F - many men from Harrison County
Company G - many men from Belmont County
Company H - many men from Carroll County
Company I - many men from Carroll County
Company K - many men from Tuscarawas County

County listing from Steven H, Ward's Buckeyes All, Part V, Revised as shown on Larry Steven's web page for the 98th Ohio Infantry (accessed 16 December 2010).

Other Sources

  • 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

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 20 November 2011).

 

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