118th Regiment, Ohio Infantry
Brief History[edit | edit source]
The 118th Regiment was organized at Lima, Cincinnati and Camp Mansfield, Ohio, August and September, 1862. It had duty at Raleigh, Greensboro and Salisbury until June and mustered out June 24, 1865. 
For more information about this Regiment and its history, see:
- Larry Stevens' Ohio in the Civil War web page for the 118th Ohio Infantry.
- The Civil War Archive section, 118th Regiment Infantry, (accessed 5 September 2012).
- The Wikipedia article on the 118th Ohio Infantry includes a short history of the battles fought by this regiment, movements, and source information.
- Ohio Civil War Central, 118th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, (accessed 31 October 2016).
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. See Regiment Roster.
Company A - Many men from Allen County. See Company Roster
Company F - Many men from Van Wert County. See Company Roster
Other Sources[edit | edit source]
- 118th 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[edit | edit source]
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
- The History of Hardin County Ohio (Chicago: Warner, Beers & Co. 1883) p. 407.
- Bronsart H. Gilberg, History of Mercer County, Ohio (Rockford, Ohio: Rockford Press 196?).
- History of Salem and the immediate vicinity
- History of Hancock County, Ohio
- A.B.C. Hitchcock, History of Shelby County, Ohio and Representative Citizens (Evansville, Indiana: Unigraphic, 1973).
- The History of Hancock County, Ohio