124th Regiment, Ohio Infantry

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Brief History

The 124th Regiment, Ohio Infantry was organized at Cleveland, Ohio, and mustered in January 1, 1863.  They had duty at Strawberry Plains and Nashville till June. They were mustered out June 16, 1865.[1]

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.

Field and Staff Roster. pages 217-219

Company A -  Many men from Cuyahoga County[2]mustered in at Camp Cleveland; see Roster, pages 219-225 - See Company Roster

Company B - Many men from Medina County; see Roster, pages 225-230 - See Company Roster

Company C - Many men from Cuyahoga County[3]; see Roster, pages 230-237 - See Company Roster

Company D - Many men from Henry County; see Roster, pages 237-243, Cuyahoga County[4] - See Company Roster

Company E - Many men from Lorain County; see Roster, pages 244-249, Cuyahoga County[5] - See Company Roster

Company F - Many men from northern parts of Ohio; see Roster, pages 249-253 Cuyahoga County[6] - See Company Roster

Company G - Many men from Cincinnati, Hamilton County; see Roster, pages 254-258, Cuyahoga County[7]See Company Roster

Company H - Many men from Cleveland, Cuyahoga County[8]; see Roster, pages 258-264 - See Company Roster

Company I - Many men from Cincinnati, Hamilton County; see Roster, pages 264-269 Cuyahoga County[9] - See Company Roster

Company K - Many men from many areas; see Roster, pages 269-273 Many men from Cuyahoga County[10] - See Company Roster

Unassigned Recruits, see Roster, pages 273-274 

The rosters and the above information about the counties is from Campaigns of the 124th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, with Roster and Roll of Honor, by G.W. Lewis, (Akron, Ohio: Werner Co., n. d.), pages 12-14. Internet Archive.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 2,170 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Other Sources

  • 124th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Civil War Index, which includes history, battles, and roster with name, rank, age, date entered service, period of service and remarks.
  • 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.
  • Lewis, G. W. (George W.)The campaigns of the 124th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry with roster and roll of honor. (Washington [District of Columbia]. Digital copy: Internet Archive. Filmed by the Library of Congress Photo duplication Service, 1988) FHL Film 1550155 and (Bethesda, Maryland: University Publications of America, c1993) FHL Fiche 6118275. Digital version on Internet Archive.
  • Smith, Frank W. Smith's "knapsack" of facts and figures, '61 to '65. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993), FHL fiche 6118276

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
  2. [1]fckLRHistory of Cuyahoga County Ohio page 142
  3. [2]fckLRHistory of Cuyahoga County Ohio page 143
  4. [3]fckLRHistory of Cuyahoga County Ohio page 144
  5. [4]fckLRHistory of Cuyahoga County Ohio Page 144
  6. [5]fckLRHistory of Cuyahoga County Ohio page 144
  7. [6]fckLRHistory of Cuyahoga County Ohio page 145
  8. [7]fckLRHistory of Cuyahoga County Ohio page 145
  9. [8]fckLRHistory of Cuyahoga County Ohio page 145
  10. [9]fckLRHistory of Cuyahoga County Ohio page 145