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11TH MILITARY DISTRICT OF OHIO

11TH MILITARY DISTRICT OF OHIO

The 11TH MILITARY DISTRICT OF OHIO, headquartered in Cleveland, was one of 11 recruiting districts established throughout the state by proclamation of Governor David Tod on 8 July 1862. The districts were established to coordinate the recruitment of CIVIL WAR soldiers. Twenty-two regiments, totaling over 30,000 men, were to be created in the state. Each district had to recruit only from within its boundaries. The 11th District included Cuyahoga, Lorain, Medina, Mahoning, Trumbull, Geauga, Lake, and Ashtabula counties. Of the 4 regiments raised in the district, two, the 103RD OHIO VOLUNTEER INFANTRY and the 124TH VOLUNTEER INFANTRY, consisted largely of Clevelanders and were trained at Camp Cleveland (see CIVIL WAR CAMPS).


Harper, Robert S. Ohio Handbook of the Civil War (1961).