Updates

Several dozen new names or corrected information has been added to the Soldiers Data. Currently, I am cross-checking the 1883 Census of Pensioners for Trumbull County against the data.

I am often asked where, oh where I have come up with all of this information? I started over 18 years ago! Some of the sources used have been 1890 Veterans Census, 1883 Census of Pensioners, various published county and township histories, Hardesty’s Military History of Ohio, Trumbull County edition, cemetery records, Grand Army of the Republic records – particularly from the state of Kansas, the 1863 Draft Registration records, the Western Reserve Chronicle during the war years, as well as other newspapers, regimental histories, soldier memoirs, unit rosters, pension indexes, and other sources too numerous to list. I am especially glad for the many tips and inquiries from other researchers who have graciously shared information with me. This has been extremely helpful with the many men who were born in Trumbull County but moved prior to the war and served in other states.

I am also asked exactly who qualified for inclusion in this list. I have listed any Civil War Veteran who at some point in their lives have been proven to have resided in Trumbull County. This includes those born in Trumbull, those who resided and enlisted in Trumbull, and those who moved to Trumbull after the war. Many names have been shuffled on and off the list; particularly names mentioned in the newspaper as serving from a township bordering another county when census and land records have determined that the soldier never resided in Trumbull County. Similarly, there are veterans buried in Trumbull County who never lived here. If they in fact resided in a bordering community, they are not listed.

If you have information you would like to share or a correction to suggest, please contact me!

Civil War Trust news

The Civil War Trust, with a long and successful history of preserving America’s Civil War battlefields and historic sites from commercial development, has re-imaged itself as the American Battlefield Trust. After several years of straying into helping preserve Revolutionary War and War of 1812 lands, they have made it official by expanding their mission. A recent mailing from them stated that they were not abandoning their original mission – to save and preserve Civil War related sites. Hopefully, they will continue to do an exemplary job with that end goal and this expansion is a gathering of other organizations with focus on properties important in different eras of U.S. military history. Read about their new name and game plan here: https://www.battlefields.org/