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=== Confederate Records === === Union Records === ==== Union Service Records ====
The index to the federal service records of Union volunteers from Ohio is:
*''Index to Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Ohio'' United States. Adjutant General's Office.<ref> ''Index to Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations from the State of Ohio''. Washington, D.C.: National Archives, 1965. (On 122 Family History Library films beginning with 882214.) </ref>
 
=== Pension Records ===
==== Union Pension Records ====
The actual service and pension records are available only at the National Archives. To order a copy of the original records, use NATF Form 80, which is available from the National Archives, at the nearest federal office building or [http://aad.archives.gov/aad/ online]
==== Federal Pensions ====
Names and residences of persons receiving federal pensions in 1883 can be found in:
*''Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866'' <ref>''Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866''. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1959. (On 17 Family History Library films beginning with 195467.) </ref>The files were compiled by the Works Progress Administration in 1938.
===== Rolls of Honor =====
A published roster is also available in:
*''Ohio in the War: Her Statesmen, Her Generals, and Soldiers'' <ref name="reid">Reid, Whitelaw. ''Ohio in the War: Her Statesmen, Her Generals, and Soldiers''. Two Volumes. New York, NY: Moore, Wilstach and Baldwin, 1868. (Family History Library book 977.1 H2re; fiche 6051205.)</ref>
 
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=== Soldiers Homes ===
==== '''National Old Soldier Homes ===='''
For records of national old soldier homes, including the one in Dayton, Ohio, which served Ohio and nearby states, see:
*''Registers of Veterans at National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1937'' <ref>United States. Veterans Administration. ''Registers of Veterans at National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1937''. Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1988. (On 282 FHL films [55 films beginning with 1547608, for the Dayton, Ohio home].) </ref>Includes general indexes for each of the 12 homes, but some individual volumes are indexed separately. These may list a soldier's name, date and place of enlistment, rank, military unit, length of service, date and place of discharge, place of birth, age, physical description, religion, occupation, previous residence, marital status, nearest relative, pension, home admission and discharge dates, disability, death date, or cause of death. Though most were Civil War soldiers, veterans of other wars were included.
==== '''State Soldiers' Home ===='''
*Located in Sandusky; ''Ohio Veterans Home (Sandusky, Ohio). Veterans Home Records, 1889-1995.'' <ref>''Ohio Veterans Home (Sandusky, Ohio). Veterans Home Records, 1889-1995.'' Bowling Green, Ohio: Center for Archival Collection, Bowling Green State Univ., 1995. (On six Family History Library films beginning with 2026851.) </ref>[http://dvs.ohio.gov/OhioVeteransHome/Sandusky/tabid/120/Default.aspx Sandusky] and [http://dvs.ohio.gov/OhioVeteransHome/Georgetown/tabid/122/Default.aspx Georgetown]
==== '''Soldiers' and Sailors' Orphans' Home ===='''
The Ohio Soldiers' and Sailors' Orphans' Home-Ohio Veterans' Children's Home closed. All records (social, medical, and education) were sent to the Ohio Department of Education in Columbus, Ohio.<br>
*Ohio Veterans' Children's Home. 1995. ''Ohio Soldiers' &amp; Sailors' Orphans' Home, Ohio Veterans' Children's Home, Student Records, 1869-1995. (''Xenia, OH: Ohio Veterans' Children's Home, Records Dept.). Student records include date of birth, date of admission, county of origin, and notations regarding whether records on file contain social service records, medical records, education records, and/or admission card only. [http://tinyurl.com/4lxe2h2 Libraries with book]
==== Cemetery Records ====
United States Colored Troops [http://www.usctohio.org/ (USCT) Buried in Ohio].
[http://www.afrigeneas.com/forum-militaryarchive/index.cgi/md/read/id/2116/sbj/usct-burials-shelby-county-ohio/ USCT&nbsp;Burials ]in Shelby County, Ohio
=== Other Sources === ==== Internet Sites ====
*[http://www.civilwar.nps.gov/cwss/ Civil War Soldiers &amp; Sailors System] has the information listed above and may have additional historical information.&nbsp;Searches can be made by name of a soldier or sailor. Information about cemeteries battles, prisoners, medals of honor and national parks is also included.
*[http://www.ohiohistorycentral.org Ohio History Central], by the Ohio Historical Society, an online encyclopedia of Ohio history.
==== Books Other Sources ==== '''Books'''
*''Ohio Civil War Genealogy Journal.'' <ref>''Ohio Civil War Genealogy Journal.'' Mansfield, Ohio: Ohio Genealogical Society, 1997. (Family History Library book 977.1 M25oc.) </ref>This publication is devoted exclusively to Ohio and Ohioans in the Civil War.
 
*Dee, Christine, ed. ''Ohio's War: The Civil War in Documents''. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2007.
 
*Leeke, Richard. ''A Hundred Days to Richmond: Ohio's "Hundred Days" Men in the Civil War''. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1999.
 
*McPherson, James M. ''Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era''. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1988.
 
*Reid, Whitelaw. ''Ohio in the War: Her Statesmen, Generals and Soldiers''. Cincinnati, OH: Clarke, 1895. {{FHL|678500|item}} Volume 1 on fiche 6118088 (12 fiche); Volume 2 on fiche 6118089 (11 fiche)
 
*Roseboom, Eugene H. ''The Civil War Era: 1850-1873''. Columbus: Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society, 1944.
 
*Stevens, A. Parsons. ''The Military History of Ohio: its Border Annals, its Part in the Indian wars, in the War of 1812, in the Mexican War, and in the War of the Rebellion: Giving a Roster of Ohio's Rank and File ... in the War of the Rebellion, Regimental Histories, with Histories of its G.A.R. and Ladies' Auxillary Posts, and Camps of Sons of Veterans''. New York: H. H. Hardesty, 1886, c1885. 316 p. {{FHL|678564|item}} fiche 6118091 (6 fiche)
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