93rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry Research Guide

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Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, United States
Chickamauga, Walker, Georgia, United States
Springfield, Clark, Ohio, United States
Year range
1860 - 1936

The 93rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry materials held at Dayton Metro Library

The 93rd was formed in Dayton, Ohio on 20 August 1862 under Col. Charles Anderson. The 93rd was composed mainly of men from the Dayton/Springfield area (in Companies A – K) and was immediately dispatched to Bowling Green, Kentucky. They mustered out 8 June 1865. During this time they encamped and engaged in battles in Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, & Alabama.

Bambakidis, Elli. Col. Hiram Strong : Special Papers Available in Local History Room. A finding aid and descriptive catalog of materials held in the Col. Hiram Strong collection in the Dayton Collection at the Dayton Metro Library. Contains transcripts of his correspondence and covers the period 1862-1863. Strong was a prominent lawyer in Dayton, Ohio, who served in the Civil War in the 93rd OVI, Company F. Finding Guide is available at Main and branches. The manuscript collection itself is at Main. Finding guide call number B S9233B 2002. Manuscript collection number M S 012.

Civil War Minutes. Includes a segment on Oscar Jackson who fought in another Ohio Regiment that worked with the 93rd. Experience the Civil War in twenty 4- to 8- minute segments featuring never before seen photographs, artifacts and hundreds of rare paintings and engravings. Learn about the lives of the soldiers through their handwritten letters home and find out what life was like from the perspective of the average foot soldier. DVD and VHS 973.78 C585.

Dalton, Carol Lynn. An index to Charles Ferguson Sullivan's papers. Manuscript in the Local History Room. Index Dayton 977.173 S949SA.

Dayton Obituary Index [database]. Search under keyword “93rd” or an individual soldier’s name. This is an index only. The microfilm containing the obituary can be requested at the Main library. http://www.daytonmetrolibrary.org/research-a-databases/history-a-genealogy/resources/hobits.

National Park Service. Civil War Soldiers & Sailors System [database]. Search for men by name or look at a list of regiments. http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/

Helmer, Stephen Holland. Diary. Transcriptions of the Diary of Stephen Holland Helmer, 93rd OVI, with Footnotes by Transcriber, Paul D. Cameruci, 4169 Melgrove Avenue, Dayton, Ohio 45416-1410. Company I, 93rd O.V.I. The original document can be found at the US Army Military History Institute, Carlisle Barracks, Pa. Call number pending.

Hewett, Janet B. The Roster of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865. Tells in which unit which soldier served. Gen R 973.741 R839.

Hewett, Janet B. The Roster of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865. Gen R 973.742 R839 1995.

Hewett, Janet B. Supplement to the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies. Part II – Record of Events, Volume 54. Ohio Inf. (77th – 103rd). Specifically states names of officers, where each unit was stationed when, company commanders, in which battles they were engaged, and muster out dates. Gen R 973.7 U581, pages 450-477. Also available as National Archive roll M594-Roll #157.

Left for Dead : Based on the Diary of Oscar Jackson 63rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Based on The Colonel's Diary by Oscar Johnson. The story of an Ohio schoolteacher who formed his own company and was engaged in some of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War -- only to be shot in the face and left for dead. 5 circulating copies at branches. DVD. ACTION LEFT L495.

Local History Files “Civil War” & “Civil War 93rd Regiment, O. V. I.”. Local History Room.

Newspaper Clipping Files “Civil War”, “Monuments – Soldiers Monument” & “Soldiers”. Includes general information, obituaries, selections from diaries, and reunion information as reported in the local newspapers. Local History Room. Finding Guide Dayton 071.717I38.

93rd Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry. http://mysite.verizon.net/williamgschmidt/93rdovi/index.htm

93rd Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry Reunion Association Meeting Minutes 1866-1936. Local History Room. Original ledger and scanned CD-ROM. Pending cataloging.

Ohio in the Civil War. http://www.ohiocivilwar.com/

Question & Answer file. Files on “Monument – NCR Rock”, “Fair, George”, and “Fair, Private”. Local History Room.

Smith, Samuel B. Autobiography of Samuel B. Smith. Typewritten manuscript. Autobiography of Samuel B. Smith. The author, brother of J. McLain Smith and father of Fowler Smith, gives a brief history of his ancestors, general autobiographical facts, and an account of many of his experiences as Captain of Company K,93rd Regiment, O.V.I., during the campaign in Kentucky and Tennessee. Dayton B S65971.

United States. War Department. War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies. Regimental histories as told by official reports. Many officers are mentioned here. Start your search by using the General Index. The General Index will tell the researcher which series and volume to search (but not page number). Look in the back of the individual volumes for the page numbers. Gen R 973.7 U58.

Wilberding, Merle Francis. 150 Years of Cool Law. Includes information on Col. Hiram Strong, a leader of the 93rd. Dayton 977.17304092 W6640 2003.

A selection of Dayton Daily News articles mentioning the 93rd.

“Civil War Camp Re-Enactors to Bring History to Life” 29 September 1995, B1.

“Civil War Reunion Register Digitalized, Saved on CD”. 15 February 2004, B1.

“Day the Soldier’s Monument Was Dedicated”. 9 November 1930.

“Established Firm Celebrates Cool Milestone”. 17 November 2003, D1.

“Fair Crowd Not Too Upset with No-Show”. 31 May 1991, A3.

“Memoirs Capture 1884 Dedication”. 27 May 1991, A1.

“Miamisburg Group Seeks Names of Veterans Who Served in All Wars”. 19 February 2004, Z8-7.

“1993 Parade Lineup”. 1 September 1993, Neighbors 15.

“Remembering Those Who Served”. 4 July 1994, A1.

A Dayton Journal Herald article mentioning the 93rd. “Rock Erected”. 24 February 1984.

A Miamisburg Bulletin article mentioning the 93rd. A copy of this article is in the “Civil War 93rd Regiment, O. V. I” Local History Room file. “Re-union of the 93rd Regt.” 9 June 1876. This includes a poem about the 93rd.

Library of Congress Subject Heading for the 93rd is: United States. Army. Ohio Infantry Regiment, 93rd (1862-1865)

See also Subject Heading: Chickamauga, Battle of, Ga., 1863, [or other battles they waged such as Missionary Ridge]

See also materials on Private George Washington Fair – the model for the Dayton Soldiers’ Monument on Main Street.

See also materials on Ohio Governor Charles Anderson who was the commander of the 93rd.

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