99th 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.  
 
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.  
  
This regiment has two companies from [[Allen_County,_Ohio|Allen County]], two from [[Shelby_County,_Ohio|Shelby County]], two from [[Hancock_County,_Ohio|Hancock County]], one each from [[Auglaize_County,_Ohio|Auglaize County]], [[Mercer_County,_Ohio|Mercer County]], [[Putnam_County,_Ohio|Putnam County]] and [[Van_Wert_County,_Ohio|Van Wert County]].<ref>History of Western Ohio and Auglaize County, page 533.</ref>
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This regiment has two companies from [[Allen County, Ohio|Allen County]], two from [[Shelby County, Ohio|Shelby County]], two from [[Hancock County, Ohio|Hancock County]], one each from [[Auglaize County, Ohio|Auglaize County]], [[Mercer County, Ohio|Mercer County]], [[Putnam County, Ohio|Putnam County]] and [[Van Wert County, Ohio|Van Wert County]].<ref>History of Western Ohio and Auglaize County, page 533.</ref>  
  
 
County listing from Steve Ward's ''Buckeyes All,'' Part V, Revised, is on Larry Stevens' Ohio in the Civil War web site for the [http://www.ohiocivilwar.com/cw99.html 99th Ohio Infantry] <br>
 
County listing from Steve Ward's ''Buckeyes All,'' Part V, Revised, is on Larry Stevens' Ohio in the Civil War web site for the [http://www.ohiocivilwar.com/cw99.html 99th Ohio Infantry] <br>

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Contents

Brief History

The 99th Regiment was organized at Camp Lima, Allen County, Ohio, and mustered in August 26, 1862. It was consolidated with 50th Ohio Infantry December 31, 1864[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 D - many men from Hancock County[2]

Company G - many men from Hancock County[2]

This regiment has two companies from Allen County, two from Shelby County, two from Hancock County, one each from Auglaize County, Mercer County, Putnam County and Van Wert County.[3]

County listing from Steve Ward's Buckeyes All, Part V, Revised, is on Larry Stevens' Ohio in the Civil War web site for the 99th 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

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 20 November 2011).
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  3. History of Western Ohio and Auglaize County, page 533.