191st Regiment, Ohio Infantry

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

The 191st Regiment, Ohio Infantry was organized at Camp Chase, Ohio, January and February, 1865.  They had operations in the Shenandoah Valley in vicinity of Winchester, Stevenson's Depot and Jordan's Springs, April to August.  They were mustered out August 27, and discharged September 5, 1865.[1]

For more information on the history of this unit, see:


Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin[edit | edit source]

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 Columbiana County[2]

Company B

Company C - Many men from Franklin County[3]

Company D - Many men were from Adams County[4]

Company E

Company F

Company G

Company H

Company I

Company K


The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 2,540 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Other Sources[edit | edit source]

  • 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, 1861-1865 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[edit | edit source]

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
  2. History of Columbiana County, Ohio: with illustrations and biographical sketches of some of its prominent men and pioneers (Philadelphia: D.W. Ensign & Co, 1879).
  3. William Brothers, History of Franklin and Pickaway Counties, Ohio (Indiana: Unigraphic, 1974). p. 144.
  4. Nelson W. Evans and Emmons B. Stivers, History of Adams County, p. 356. https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/2568501