In the Kent State course, LIS 61095: Research & Reference Methods for Local History and Genealogy, our project was to put together a website detailing the lives of four Civil War soldiers from a chosen regiment as well as list information on their community and unit’s history. I came to enjoy this project so much, that I chose to continue it after the course was completed.

The unit I chose was the 4th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Company C from Delaware County, OH. I obtained a domain to house this project based on the nickname of my chosen unit, the Delaware Guards. You can follow along with the project and learn about the soldiers that fought in this unit at The site is still fairly sparse at this point in time, but I intend to add more to it as time goes on.

(Pictured above is the 1910 Census featuring James Crawford, Captain of the 4th OVI.)