123rd Regiment, Ohio Infantry

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Brief History

The 123rd Regiment was organized at Monroeville, Ohio, and mustered in September 24, 1862.  It had duty in the Department of Virginia until June and mustered out June 12, 1865. [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 A - Many men from Wyandot County. See Roster and roster of Wyandot men - See Company Roster

Company B - Many men from Huron County. See Roster - See Company Roster

Company C - Many men from Huron County. See Roster - See Company Roster

Company D - Many men from Seneca County. See Roster - See Company Roster

Company E - Many men from Huron County. See Roster - See Company Roster

Company F - Many men from Wyandot County. See Roster and roster of Wyandot men

Company G - Many men from Erie County. See Roster

Company H - Many men from Crawford County.[2] See Roster - See Company Roster

Company I - Many men from Seneca County. See Roster.and some from Hancock County - See Roster - See Company Roster

Company K - Many men from  Erie County and Seneca County. See Roster - See Company Roster

The above information is from The Military History of the 123d Regiment of Ohio Volunteer Infantry, edited by Charles M. Keyes (see above), pages 6-25. Digital version on Internet Archive.


The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,837 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, published books, etc.
  • 123rd Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Civil War Index, which includes history, battles, and roster with name, rank, age, date entered service, period of service and remarks.
  • Caldwell, David S. Incidents of war and Southern prison life. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993), FHL fiche 6118272
  • Clapp, Henry S. Sketches of army life in the sixties, and, "The mansion by the spring" : a Civil War story of the Shenandoah. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1994), FHL fiche 6118607
  • Keyes, Charles M., ed.  The Military History of the 123d Regiment of Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Sandusky, Ohio: Register Steam Press, 1874. 196 p. Google Books. FHL Collection fiche 6118273 (3 fiche) and (Washington [District of Columbia] : Filmed by the Library of Congress Photo duplication Service, 1987) FHL Film 1550151.
  • Snyder, Edwin.  Adventures and misadventures, civil and military, of a Union veteran of the Civil War. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993) FHL Fiche 6118274

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
  2. [1]fckLRHistory of Crawford County, Ohio, page 503