42nd Regiment, Ohio Infantry
The 42nd Regiment, Ohio Infantry mustered in September to November, 1861 at Camp Chase, Columbus, Ohio. They were mustered out as follows: Companies "A," "B," "C" and "D" mustered out September 30, 1864. Companies "E" and "F" mustered out November 25, 1864, and Companies "G," "H," "I" and "K" mustered out December 2, 1864. 
For more information on the history of this unit, see:
- The Civil War Archive section, 42nd Regiment Infantry, (accessed 30 August 2012).
- Larry Stevens' Ohio in the Civil War, 42nd Ohio Infantry
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 - Many men from Portage County
Company F - Many men from Portage County
Company G - Many men from Cuyahoga County
County listing from Steve Ward's Buckeyes All, Part II Revised, is given on Larry Stevens' Ohio in the Civil War web page, 42nd 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.
- Mason, F. H. (Frank Holcomb). The Forty-second Ohio infantry, a history of the organization of that re giment in the war of the rebellion : with biographical sketches of its field officers and a full roster of the regiment. ( Washington [District of Columbia] : Filmed by the Library of Congress Photoduplication Service, 1971) FHL Film 1491094