22nd Regiment, Ohio Infantry (3 months, 1861)

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Brief History

The 22nd Regiment, Ohio Infantry (3 months, 1861) mustered in April and May, 1861 at Camp Jackson, Columbus, Ohio.   They were mustered out August 19, 1861 at Athens, Ohio. This 3 month volunteer unit saw no significant engagements but were involved in a few small skirmishes with the enemy. A railroad accident killed 4 men and disabled 14 others. Otherwise, this unit had no deaths and only 2 wounded.  Many of these soldiers reenlisted in other units once their term of service expired. [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.

Companies by County:

Three Months Service:
Company A - Ross County, Captain Gilmore; Recruited at Chillicothe, Ross County; 16 Apr 1861 - see Roster. [2][3]

Company B - Athens County, Captain Guthrie; Recruited at Athens, Athens County; 21 Apr 1861 - see Roster. [2][3]

Company C - Ross County, Captain Robinson; Recruited at Chillicothe, Ross County; 21 Apr 1861 - see Roster. [2][3]

Company D - Scioto County, Captain Appler; Recruited at Portsmouth, Scioto County; 17 to 22 Apr 1861 - see Roster. [2][3]

Company E - Clermont County, Captain Penn; Recruited at Batavia, Clermont County; 23 Apr 1861 - see Roster. [2][3]

Company F - Fayette County, Captain Bell; Recruited at City of Washington Court House, Fayette County; 20 Apr 1861 - see Roster. [2][3]

Company G - Scioto County, Captain Turley; Recruited at Portsmouth, Scioto County; 4 to 12 May 1861 - see Roster. [2][3]

Company H - Athens County, Captain Pickett; Recruited at Athens, Athens County; 13 Apr 1861 to 1 May 1861 - see Roster. [2][3]

Company I - Clermont County, Captain Olmstead; Recruited at Felicity, Clermont County (near Brown County); 24 Apr 1861 - see Roster. [2][3]

Company K - Highland County, Captain Payne; Recruited at Greenfield located at the corners of Ross, Fayette, and Highland Counties; 26 Apr 1861 - see Roster. [2][3]

The above Company rosters and recruiting locations and dates are from Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, vol. I, (Akron, Werner co., 1893), pages 443-460. Internet Archive.


The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 445 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Other Sources

  • 22nd Ohio Regiment Infantry (3 months), 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 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, vol. I, (Akron, Werner co., 1893), pages 443-460. Internet Archive. Web. 30 Oct 2015.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 3.9 "Chapter X. The Military History of Scioto County From 1812 To 1865: Portsmouth Rifles." History of Lower Scioto Valley, Ohio, Together with Sketches of Its Cities, Villages and Townships, Educational, Religious, Civil, Military, and Political History, Portraits of Prominent Persons, and Biographies of Representative Citizens. Chicago: Inter-state, 1884. USGenWenArchives. Web. 30 Oct 2015.