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Ohio in the Civil War

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=== Union Records ===
==== Union Service Records ====
==== Union Pension Records ====
'''Civil War Pension Index Cards''' - An {{RecordSearch|1471019|Index to Pension Applications}} of veterans who served in the US Army between 1861-1917 is available on FamilySearch. Each card gives the soldier’s name, application and certificate numbers, state of enlistment, and might include rank and death information. The majority of the records are of Civil War veterans, but the collection also includes records for veterans of the Spanish-American War, the Philippine Insurrection, the Indian Wars, and World War I. For more information see [[Union Pension Records|Union Pension Records]].
 <br>The index to the Union pension records for all states is:
*''Pension Index File, Alphabetical'' <ref>United States. Veterans Administration. ''Pension Index File, Alphabetical''. Washington, D.C.: Veterans Administration, Publications Service, 1953. (On 544 Family History Library films beginning with 540757.) </ref>
 <br>Names and residences of persons receiving federal pensions in 1883 can be found in:
*''Index to Ohio Pensioners of 1883.'' <ref>Phillips, W. Louis. ''Index to Ohio Pensioners of 1883.'' Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, 1987. (Family History Library book 977.1 M2ph; fiche 6087608.)</ref> This includes veterans of the Civil War and the War of 1812 or their widows.
=== 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>[ Sandusky] and [ 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>
=== Other Sources ===
*''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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