168th Regiment, Ohio Infantry (National Guard)

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Brief History

The 168th Regiment, Ohio Infantry (National Guard) was organized at Camp Dennison, Ohio, and mustered in May 19, 1864. They were mustered out to Camp Dennison July 11. Guard duty there and at Cincinnati, Ohio, till September 8. They were mustered out September 8, 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.

Field and Staff Officers - See Roster

Company A - Many men were from Highland County [2] - See Roster

Company B - Many men were from Highland County [3] - See Roster

Company C - Many men were from Fayette County and Highland County[4] - See Roster

Company D - Many men were from Fayette County[5] - See Roster

Company E - Many men were from Fayette County and Highland County[4] - See Roster

Company F - Many men were from Fayette County[5] - See Roster

Company G - Many men were from Fayette County[5] - See Roster

Company H - Many men were  from Highland County [2] - See Roster

Company I - Many men were from Fayette County[5] - See Roster

Company K - Many men were from Clark County[6] and  Fayette County[5] - See Roster


County listing from Steve Ward's Buckeyes All, Part V Revised, is given on Larry Stevens' Ohio in the Civil War web page, 168th Ohio Infantry.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,109 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Other Sources

  • 168th Regiment, Ohio Infantry (National Guard), 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.

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
  2. 2.0 2.1 [1]fckLRHistory of Highland County, Ohio page 143
  3. [2]fckLRHistory of Highland County Ohio page 143
  4. 4.0 4.1 Internet Archive. Official roster of the soldiers of the state of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866. pp 385-399.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 [3]fckLRHistory of Fayette County Ohio page 191
  6. Civil War Units of Clark County