126th Regiment, Ohio Infantry

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

The 126th Regiment, Ohio Infantry was organized at Camp Steubenville, Ohio, and mustered in September 4, 1862. They were sent to Washington, District of Columbia, May 24-June 2.  They were mustered out June 25, 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.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,920 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Company A - Recruited in Harrison County[2] - See Company Roster

Company B - Recruited in Belmont County[2] - See Company Roster

Company C - Recruited in Harrison County[2] - See Company Roster

Company D - Recruited in Jefferson County[2] - See Company Roster

Company E - Recruited in Tuscarawas County[2] - See Company Roster

Company F - Recruited in Carroll County[2] - See Company Roster

Company G - Recruited in Tuscarawas County[2] - See Company Roster

Company H - Recruited in Harrison County[2] - See Company Roster

Company I - Recruited in Fairfield County[2] - See Company Roster 

Company K - Recruited in Perry County[3] - See Company Roster


Concise History of the One Hundred and Twenty-Sixth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, from the date of Organization to the end of the Rebellion.[2]

Other Sources[edit | edit source]

  • 126th 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.
  • Gilson, John H.  Concise history of the One Hundred and Twenty-Sixth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry : from the date of organization to the end of the rebellion : with a complete roster of each company, from date of muster : battles and skirmishes participated in, lists of the killed, wounded and missing and other incidents of the camp and field. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993) FHL Fiche 6118279 and (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1978), FHL film 1036154 Item 4

References[edit | edit source]

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.9 John H. Gilson, Concise History of the One Hundred and Twenty-Sixth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry : from the Date of Organization to the End of the Rebellion : with a Complete Roster of Each Company, from Date of Muster, (Salem, Ohio : Walton, 1883), page 7. Digital version on Internet Archive. Also on FHL fiche 6118279
  3. Clement Luther Martzolff, History of Perry County, (New Lexington, Ohio: Ward and Weiland, 1902), p. 127. Digital version on Internet Archive and FamilySearch books. FHL book 977.159 H2m and film 897280 item 2. Also John H. Gilson, Concise history of the One Hundred and Twenty-Sixth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry : from the date of organization to the end of the rebellion : with a complete roster of each company, from date of muster, (Salem, Ohio : Walton, 1883), page 7. Digital version on Internet Archive. Also on FHL fiche 6118279