98th Regiment, Ohio Infantry

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

The 98th Regiment, Ohio Infantry was organized at Steubenville, Ohio, August 20, 1862. It marched to Washington, D. C. April 29 to May 19 and was mustered out June 1, 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

Company B - Many men from Belmont County[2]

Company C

Company D - Many men from Jefferson County[3]

Company E - Many men from Belmont County[2]

Company F - many men from Franklin County[4]

Company G

Company H

Company I

Company K - Many men from Tuscarawas County[5]

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,598 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
  • 98th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Civil War Index, which includes history, battles, and roster with name, rank, age, date entered service, period of service and remarks.
  • 98th Ohio Infantry, in Wikipedia, gives a brief history of the unit, including names of commanders.
  • Branum, J. M. (John Marshall). Letters of Lieut. J. M. Branum from the 98th Ohio Vol. Inf. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993), FHL fiche 6118249

References[edit | edit source]

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 20 November 2011).
  2. 2.0 2.1 C. Richard Michael, Belmont County and the Civil War (St. Clairsville, Ohio: Cumberland Trail Genealogical Society, 2009).
  3. J.A. Caldwell, History of Belmont and Jefferson Counties, Ohio (Wheeling, W.Va: Historical Publ. Co., 1880). p. 454
  4. William Brothers, History of Franklin and Pickaway Counties, Ohio (Indiana: Unigraphic, 1974). p. 131.
  5. The History of Tuscarawas County, Ohio (Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co, 1881).