54th Regiment, Ohio Infantry

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United States Gotoarrow.png  U.S. Military Gotoarrow.png  Ohio Gotoarrow.png   Ohio Military Gotoarrow.png  Ohio in the Civil War Gotoarrow.png   Ohio Civil War Union Units 23rd through 65th   Gotoarrow.png54th Regiment, Ohio Infantry

Brief History

The 54th Regiment, Ohio Infantry mustered in October, 1861 at Camp Dennison, Ohio.  They were mustered out August 15, 1865 at Little Rock, Arkansas. [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 - Many men from Fayette County[2]

Company B -

Company C - Many men from Fayette County[2]

Company D -

Company E -

Company F -

Company G -

Company H - Many men from Geauga County, Lake County[3], and Cuyahoga County[4]

Company I - Many men from Fayette County[2]

Company K - Many men from Union County[5]. See Roster.


The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 2,270 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Other Sources

  • 54th Regiment, Ohio 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.

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 [1]fckLRHistory of Fayette County, Ohio page 183 Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Fayette" defined multiple times with different content Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Fayette" defined multiple times with different content
  3. Albert G. Riddle, History of Geauga and Lake Counties, Ohio: with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of its Pioneers and Most Prominent Men, (Evansville, Indiana: Unigraphic, 1973. Reprint of original published: Philadelphia: Williams Bros., 1878), page 51. FHL Q book 977.133 H2wiL
  4. [2]fckLRHistory of Cuyahoga County Ohio page117
  5. The History of Union County, Ohio, containing a history of the county its townships, towns ... military record, (Chicago: W.H. Beers: 1883), part IV, page 446. Digital version: Internet Archive, accessed 4 December 2012.