107th Regiment, Ohio Infantry
The 107th Regiment was organized at Camp Taylor, Cleveland, Ohio and mustered in September 9, 1862. The regiment had provost duty at Georgetown and at Charleston until July. It mustered out July 10, 1865. Recruits transferred to the 25th Regiment, Ohio Infantry.
For more information on the history of this unit, see:
- The Civil War Archive section, 107th Regiment Infantry, (accessed 5 September 2012).
- Larry Stevens' Ohio in the Civil War web site for the 107th Ohio Infantry
- The Wikipedia article on the 107th Regiment has good historical information about the regiment.
- The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History has a good short history of the 107th Regiment.
Companies in this Regiment with 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 or regiment recruited in his county first.
According to the Encyclopedia of Cleveland History, the 107th Regiment "was composed largely of immigrant Germans from Cleveland and Cuyahoga County." Cleveland is a major city in Cuyahoga County, Ohio.
County listing from Steve Ward's Buckeyes All, Part V, Revised, is on Larry Stevens' Ohio in the Civil War web site for the 107th Ohio Infantry
- 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.
- Smith, Jacob.Camps and campaigns of the 107th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry : from August, 1862 to July, 1865. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993) FHL Fiche 6118260
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 December 2011).