Organizations in Ohio During the Civil War

195th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry
In the American Civil War, Ohio provided the federal government with 260 regiments of men, including infantry, artillery, and cavalry units. Ohioans also served in several other regiments from other states, most notably from Kentucky, West Virginia, and Massachusetts, as well as in federal units. Continue Reading »
196th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry
In the American Civil War, Ohio provided the federal government with 260 regiments of men, including infantry, artillery, and cavalry units. Ohioans also served in several other regiments from other states, most notably from Kentucky, West Virginia, and Massachusetts, as well as in federal units. Continue Reading »
197th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry
In the American Civil War, Ohio provided the federal government with 260 regiments of men, including infantry, artillery, and cavalry units. Ohioans also served in several other regiments from other states, most notably from Kentucky, West Virginia, and Massachusetts, as well as in federal units. Continue Reading »
198th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry
In the American Civil War, Ohio provided the federal government with 260 regiments of men, including infantry, artillery, and cavalry units. Ohioans also served in several other regiments from other states, most notably from Kentucky, West Virginia, and Massachusetts, as well as in federal units. Continue Reading »
American Civil War Military Units
During the American Civil War, essentially four basic types of military units fought in the conflict. These units consisted of cavalry units, infantry units, artillery units, and men on naval vessels. Ohioans served in all four types of units, providing the federal government with more than 260 different regiments of men among these four types of military units. Continue Reading »
Carrington Guards
With the American Civil War's outbreak, neither the North nor the South had sufficient military forces to conduct a war. Both the United States of America and the Confederate States of America, at first, relied upon volunteers either to form or to bolster their respective militaries. Continue Reading »
Hoffman Battalion
During the American Civil War, originally known as the Hoffman Battalion, the 128th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry was formed between January 8 and January 15, 1864 at Johnson’s Island, near Sandusky, Ohio, and Camp Taylor, near Cleveland, Ohio. Continue Reading »
Ohio Volunteer Infantry
Historically, British colonies utilized militia forces to defend themselves from attacks by Native Americans and other powers. Once Americans secured their independence in the American Revolution, the new states continued to rely primarily on the militia for military defense. Continue Reading »
Order of American Knights
Numerous Northerners opposed the Civil War. Most opponents usually utilized peaceful forms of protest to object to the war and referred to themselves as Peace Democrats, while their opponents nicknamed them Copperheads after the venomous snake. There were numerous reasons why the Peace Democrats opposed the Union war effort. Continue Reading »

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