Primary Source Materials
Government Records (Archives of State, County,
General of Ohio Records, State
- Not indexed. Records series
contain a variety of source materials such
as ledgers, muster rolls, telegrams, and
correspondence. Most concern the Civil War,
but there are also series relating to the
Ohio National Guard, the Spanish American
War, and World War I.
Census, Special Veteran's (1890)
- Census of surviving Union veterans of
the Civil War or their widows, listing service
information, any service-connected disability,
and current address. Index available for
these counties only: Gallia, Highland, Hocking,
Jackson, Lawrence, Pike, Ross, Scioto, Vinton.
Microfilm roll# GR603-619
Graves Registration File
- Includes most veterans buried in Ohio,
regardless of state of service, through
1967. May include date and place of birth
and death, cause of death, and next of kin.
Surnames are listed alphabetically.
Microfilm roll# GR3146-3252.
- Military rosters cover the Revolutionary
War through World War I. Information contained
is limited to unit, rank, age, length of
service, and brief comments regarding service.
Civil War rosters contain a list of battles
in which individual regiments participated.
The rosters are indexed, or are in alphabetical
order by surname. Search the full text of
of Ohio Soldiers in the War of 1812.
Muster In and Muster Out Rolls
- Not indexed. Civil War and Spanish-American
War, arranged by regiment.
The Civil War Collection
- This manuscript collection consists of
46 individual collections available on 26
rolls of microfilm. The bulk of the material
dates from 1861 to 1865, and recounts the
experiences of both Union and Confederate
soldiers. An inventory is available.
World War II Round Table
- "Despite the numerous archival sources
of primary information about World War II,
it is evident that the "common folk" who
fought in that war are grossly under-represented.
The objective of the Columbus World War
II Round Table is to have participants,
enlisted personnel and junior officers,
develop first-person accounts about some
specific combat action from World War II."
Copies of over 90 accounts, organized by
theater, are held at OHS.
General Manuscript Collections
- The manuscript catalog contains numerous
entries for primary material on Ohio regiments
and individual soldiers. These collections
include such items as letters, journals,
and diaries. Inventories are available for
the larger collections.
Photographs of Ohio Battle Flags
- 481 photographs of regimental colors,
national colors, and guidons from the Mexican
War, Civil War, Spanish American War, and
World Wars I and II.
List of Officers of the Army
of the United States from 1770 to 1900,
William H. Powell (New York, 1900).
- Compiled from official records and includes
a list of Union army, and state militia
officers commissioned in 1861-1865.
The Military History of Ohio,
H. H. Hardesty (New York, 1886-87).
- An overview of the participation of Ohio
units in the Indian Wars, the War of 1812,
the Mexican War, and the Civil War. Each
volume contains general information on the
Civil War regiments from that county, along
with histories of the county's G.A.R. and
ladies' auxiliary posts.
Volumes were published for the following
Allen, Ashland, Clark, Clinton, Columbiana,
Coshocton, Crawford, Darke, Delaware,
Franklin, Fulton, Geauga, Hardin, Knox,
Lawrence, Licking, Logan, Marion, Medina,
Miami, Morgan, Morrow, Ross, Stark, Summit,
Union, Van Wert, Vinton, Wyandot.
Ohio in the War, Whitelaw
Reid (New York, 1868).
- Volume 2 contains a brief history (1
to 6 pages) of each Ohio military unit in
the Civil War. Regiments are listed in numerical
order by type of military unit.
Published Regimental Histories
- May be found in the printed materials
catalog under the subject headings:
UNITED STATES--HISTORY--CIVIL WAR--REGIMENTAL
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