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99th Regiment, Ohio Infantry

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Brief History[edit | edit source]

The 99th Regiment was organized at Camp Lima, Allen County, Ohio, and mustered in August 26, 1862. It was consolidated with 50th Ohio Infantry December 31, 1864[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 Van Wert County[2]

Company B - many men from Hancock County[3] - see Roster

Company C - Many men from Shelby County[4]

Company D - many men from Hancock County[5] - see Roster

Company E

Company F

Company G - many men from Hancock County[6] - see Roster

Company H - Many men from Shelby County[4]

Company I

Company K - Many men from Auglaize County[7]

This regiment has two companies from Allen County, one each from Mercer County, and Putnam County.[7]

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,544 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Other Sources[edit | edit source]

  • 99th 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.
  • Early, Jacob. Letters home : the personal side of the American Civil War. (Roseburg, Oregon : R.A. Driver, c1992), FHL book 921.73 Ea76L.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 20 November 2011).
  2. History of Van Wert and Mercer Counties, Ohio: with illustrations and biographical sketches of some of its prominent men and pioneers (Mt. Vernon, Indiana: Windmill Publications, 1991). 
  3. [1]The History of Hancock County, Ohio.
  4. 4.0 4.1 A.B.C. Hitchcock, History of Shelby County, Ohio and Representative Citizens (Evansville, Indiana: Unigraphic, 1973).
  5. The History of Hancock County
  6. [2]fckLRThe History of Hancock County, Ohio
  7. 7.0 7.1 History of Western Ohio and Auglaize County, page 533.