102nd Regiment, Ohio Infantry

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Brief History

The 102nd Regiment was organized at Mansfield, Ohio, and mustered in August 18, 1862. On May 23, 1865, it moved to Decatur, Alabama and had duty there until June 30. The regiment mustered out June 30, 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.


County listing from History of the 102d Regiment, O.V.I.. Published and compiled by George S. Schmutz, is shown on Larry Stevens' Ohio in the Civil War web site for the 102nd Ohio Infantry.


The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,708 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Other Sources

  • Schmutz, Geo. S., comp. History of the 102d Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, (Cincinnati, Ohio: G.S. Schmutz, 1907). FHL film 1550208
  • 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.
  • Hayes, Philip Cornelius.  Journal-history of the hundred and third Ohio Volunteer Infantry. (Columbus, Ohio : Ohio Historical Society, 1988) FHL Film 1688774 Item 2
  • Schmutz, George S. History of the 102d Regiment, O. V. I. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993) FHL Fiche 6118254

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).