50th Regiment, Ohio Infantry

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Brief History

The 50th Regiment, Ohio Infantry mustered in August 27, 1862 at Camp Dennison, Ohio. They were mustered out June 26, 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 - Some men from Hancock County.[2] see Company Roster

Company B - Some men from Shelby County[3] - see Company Roster

Company C - Many men from Preble County[4] - see Company Roster

Company D - see Company Roster

Company E - Many men from Highland County[5] - see Company Roster

Company F - Many men from Belmont County[6] - see Company Roster

Company G - Many men from Clermont County[7] - see Company Roster

Company H - Many men from Shelby County[3] - see Company Roster

Company I - see Company Roster

Company K - Many men from Clermont County[8] - see Company Roster

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 2,230 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Other Sources

  • 50th Ohio Regiment 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.
  • Winters, Erastus. Serving Uncle Sam in the Fiftieth Ohio (Columbus, Ohio : Ohio Historical Society, 1988), FHL film 1688767 Item 2 and In the 50th Ohio serving Uncle Sam : memoirs of one who wore the blue ... (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993), FHL fiche 6118206 


  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
  2. Jacob A. Spaythe, History of Hancock county, Ohio (1903) p. 235.
  3. 3.0 3.1 A.B.C. Hitchcock, History of Shelby County, Ohio and Representative Citizens (Evansville, Indiana: Unigraphic, 1973).
  4. R. E. Lowry, History of Preble County, Ohio, her people, industries and institutions : with biographical sketches of representative citizens and genealogical records of old families (Indianapolis: B. F. Bowen, 1915).
  5. J. W. Klise, History of Highland County Ohio, (Madison, Wisconsin : Northwestern Historical Association, 1902), page 142, Internet Archive. FHL 934865 Item 3
  6. C. Richard Michael, Belmont County and the Civil War (St. Clairsville, Ohio: Cumberland Trail Genealogical Society 2009).
  7. Byron Williams, History of Clermont and Brown Counties, Ohio: from the earliest historical times down to the present, (Tucson, Arizona: Filmed by W.C. Cox Co., 1974), page 427. Digital version on FamilySearch.
  8. History of Clermont County, Ohio: with illustrations and biographical sketches of its prominent men and pioneers (Philadelphia: L. H. Everts, 1880).