122nd Regiment, Ohio Infantry

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

The 122nd Regiment, Ohio Infantry was organized at Zanesville, Ohio, September 30, 1862. Company "C" October 3, Company "G" October 5, Company "F" October 6 and Companies "I" and "K" October 8, 1862.  They were mustered out to Washington, District of Columbia, May 24-June 1. Mustered out June 26, 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 Guernsey County.[2] See Company Roster

Company B - Many men from Muskingum County.[3] See Company Roster

Company C - Many men from Morgan County.[4] See Company Roster

Company D - Many men from Coshocton County.[5] See Company Roster

Company E - Many men from Muskingum County.[3] See Company Roster

Company F - Many men from Muskingum County. See Company Roster

Company G - Many men from Coshocton County.[6] See Company Roster

Company H - Many men from Guernsey County.[2] See Company Roster

Company I - Many men from Guernsey County and Muskingum County. See Company Roster

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,975 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Other Sources[edit | edit source]

  • 122nd 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.
  • Bristol, Frank Milton; McCabe, Charles Cardwell. The life of Chaplain McCabe, bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993.) FHL Fiche 6118270 and (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1973), FHL film 940401 Item 5
  • Granger, Moses Moorhead. The official war record of the 122nd Regiment of Ohio Volunteer Infantry from October 8, 1862 to June 26, 1865. ( Columbus, Ohio : Ohio Historical Society, 1988) FHL Fiche 1688775 Item 4 and (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993) FHL Fiche 6118271

References[edit | edit source]

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
  2. 2.0 2.1 William G. Wolfe, Stories of Guernsey County, Ohio: history of an average Ohio county (Cambridge, Ohio: W. G. Wolfe, 1943) p. 278.
  3. 3.0 3.1 J. F. Everhart, History of Muskingum County, Ohio: with illustrations and biographical sketches of prominent men and pioneers (Evansville, Indiana: Unigraphic, 1974).
  4. Charles Robertson, History of Morgan County Ohio, with portraits and biographical sketches of some of its pioneers and prominent men (Chicago: L.H. Watkins & Co, 1886).
  5. William J. Banner, Centennial History of Coshocton County, Ohio (Chicago: S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.,1909) p.174. 
  6. William J. Banner, Centennial History of Coshocton County, Ohio (Chicago: S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.,1909) p.178.