Infantry - 101st Ohio to 151st Ohio

This Regiment was organized at Camp Monroeville, Ohio, August 30, 1862, to serve three years. It was mustered out of service June 12, 1865, in accordance with orders from the War Department.

Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:

  • Perrysville, KY, October 8, 1862
  • Nolensville, TN, December 26, 1862
  • Stone River, TN, December 31, 1862-January 2, 1863
  • Tullahoma Campaign, June 23-30, 1863
  • Liberty Gap, TN, June 25-27, 1863
  • Chickamauga, GA, September 19-20, 1863
  • Rocky Face Ridge, GA, May 5-11, 1864
  • Resaca, GA, May 13-16, 1864
  • Kingston, GA, May 18, 1864
  • Dallas, GA, May 25-June 4, 1864
  • Kennesaw Mountain, GA (including Assault), June 9-30, 1864
  • Chattahoochee River, GA, July 6-10, 1864
  • Atlanta, GA (Siege), July 28-September 2, 1864
  • Jonesboro, GA, August 31-September 1, 1864
  • Lovejoy Station, GA, September 2-6, 1864
  • Franklin, TN, November 30, 1864
  • Nashville, TN, December 15-16, 1864

Field and Staff

Colonel Leander Stem

Articles:Bucyrus Journal: January 16, 1863, February 13, 1863
Tiffin Weekly Tribune: January 9, 1863, February 6, 1863

Colonel Isaac M. Kirby

(See also 15th Ohio Volunteer Infantry for biographical and service information)
Letter: Bucyrus Journal: October 23, 1863
Wyandot Pioneer- October 16, 1863 pg. 2, July 22, 1864 pg. 2, November 25, 1864 pg. 2
Wyandot Democratic Union- January 22, 1863 pg. 3 (2), January 29, 1863 pg. 2, February 12, 1863 pg. 1
Letters: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: January 30, 1863 (2)

Lieutenant Colonel John Franz

John Franz enlisted as a 50 year old Lieutenant Colonel of the 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 9, 1862, mustering into service August 30, 1862. He was discharged for disability October 14, 1862.
Letter: Crawford County Forum: September 19, 1862

Major John N. Latimer, Company D

John M. Latimer, Jr. enlisted as a 23 year old Second Lieutenant of Company D, 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on July 15, 1862, mustering into service August 30, 1862. Following action at the Battle of Stones River, he was commissioned Captain to date January 28, 1863 and was later commissioned Major to date May 30, 1865, but was never mustered at that rank. Latimer was mustered out June 12, 1865 at Camp Harker, Tennessee.
Letter: Norwalk Reflector: February 3, 1863

Quartermaster George E. Seney

George E. Seney enlisted as a 32 year old Quartermaster of the 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on July 28, 1862, mustering into service August 30, 1862. He was promoted to Captain to date March 19, 1864, but declined the promotion and resigned his commission November 22, 1864.
Letter: Norwalk Experiment: October 15, 1863

Surgeon Thomas M. Cook

Thomas M. Cook enlisted as a 45 year old Surgeon in the 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 12, 1862, mustering into service August 30, 1862. He was mustered out June 12, 1865 at Camp Harker, Tennessee.
Letter: Norwalk Reflector: May 19, 1863

Lieutenant Colonel Bedan B. McDonald

Bedan B. McDonald enlisted as a 32 year old Captain of Company C, 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on July 23, 1862, mustering into service August 30, 1862. Promoted to Major to date December 26, 1862, he was captured September 19, 1863 at the Battle of Chickamauga and imprisoned at Libby Prison in Richmond. Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel upon his release (dated February 18, 1864), he was wounded in action November 30, 1864 at the Battle of Franklin. McDonald was mustered out June 12, 1865 at Camp Harker, Tennessee.
Letters: Bucyrus Journal: December 4, 1863, December 11, 1863

Chaplain Oliver Kennedy

Oliver Kennedy was commissioned Chaplain of the 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on September 4, 1862, mustering into service the same day. He resigned November 17, 1863.
Letters: Bucyrus Journal: September 19, 1862, October 17, 1862, January 23, 1863, March 27, 1863, October 9, 1863

Hospital Steward Samuel Thomas Weirick

Samuel T. Weirick enlisted as a 19 year old Private in Company I, 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 11, 1862, mustering into service August 30, 1862. Designated regimental hospital steward, he was discharged for disability January 22, 1863 at Nashville, Tennessee.
Letter: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: January 16, 1863

Roster - Company B, 101st OVI

Captain Jay C. Butler

Enlisted 7/22/1862 as a Private, promoted to Sergeant 8/30/1862, promoted to 2nd Lieutenant 1/25/1863, promoted to 1st Lieutenant 3/19/1864, wounded 12/15/1865 at the Battle of Nashville, promoted to Captain 2/10/1865, mustered out with regiment 6/12/1865 at Camp Harker, TN.
Toledo Blade- 9/29/1863

Private Francis L. Pease

Francis L. "Frank" Pease enlisted as a 29 year old Private in Company B, 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 5, 1862, mustering into service August 30, 1862. He was transferred to the 148th Company, 2nd Battalion, Veterans Reserve Corps on April 6, 1864 and was mustered out June 30, 1865.
Letter: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: October 17, 1862

Roster - Company C, 101st OVI

Captain Leonard D. Smith

Leonard D. Smith enlisted as a 20 year old First Lieutenant and regiment Adjutant of the 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 4, 1862, mustering into service August 30, 1862. He was promoted to Captain of Company C to date December 26, 1862, and was mustered out June 12, 1865 at Camp Harker, Tennessee.
Letter: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: July 31, 1863

Captain James M. Roberts

James M. Roberts was born in 1835 and enlisted as a 27 year old Private in Company C, 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 15, 1862, mustering into service August 30, 1862. Roberts was promoted to Second Lieutenant to date December 31, 1862, and to First Lieutenant to date March 19, 1864, and finally to the rank of Captain to date February 10, 1865 at transferred to command of Company K. He was mustered out June 12, 1865 at Camp Harker, Tennessee and died in 1886. He is buried at Anaheim Cemetery, Orange Co., California.
Letter: Bucyrus Journal: December 4, 1863

Sergeant Gilbert M. Newell

Gilbert M. Newell enlisted as a 33 year old Private in Company C, 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 7, 1862, mustering into service August 30, 1862. He was promoted to Corporal January 9, 1863, and to Sergeant March 15, 1865 before mustering out June 12, 1865 at Camp Harker, Tennessee.
Letters: Bucyrus Journal: February 6, 1863, March 20, 1863

Sergeant William H. Williams

William H. Williams enlisted as a 20 year old Private in Company C, 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 7, 1862, mustering into service August 30, 1862. Promoted to Sergeant January 9, 1863, he died of disease April 24, 1863 at Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
Letter: Bucyrus Journal: February 6, 1863
Obituary: Bucyrus Journal: May 8, 1863

Corporal Alvin Poundstone

Alvin Poundstone enlisted as a 20 year old Private in Company C, 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 4, 1862, mustering into service August 30, 1862. He was promoted to Corporal August 29, 1862 but was reduced to Private on January 31, 1863 at his own request. He was promoted to Hospital Steward to date November 28, 1863, and transferred into the U.S. Army.
Letters: Bucyrus Journal: January 9, 1863, May 15, 1863

Private Jacob B. Myers

Jacob B. Myers enlisted as a 22 year old Private in Company C, 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 7, 1862, mustering into service August 30, 1862. He died of disease December 7, 1862 at Bowling Green, Kentucky and is buried at Nashville National Cemetery.
Resolution: Bucyrus Journal: January 2, 1863

Private William Allen Sowers

William A. Sowers enlisted as a 20 year old Private in Company C, 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 9, 1862, mustering into service August 30, 1862. He died of disease August 6, 1863 at Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
Obituary: Bucyrus Journal: September 4, 1863

Private Jasper N. Taylor

Jasper N. Taylor enlisted as a 25 year old Private in Company C, 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 6, 1862, mustering into service August 30, 1862. He was transferred to the Veterans Reserve Corps December 15, 1863 at Louisville, Kentucky.
Letters: Bucyrus Journal: June 26, 1863
Crawford County Forum: July 3, 1863

Roster - Company D, 101st OVI

Captain Ira B. Read, Companies D and E

Ira B. Read enlisted as a 21 year old Sergeant in Company D, 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 9, 1862, mustering into service August 30, 1862. He was commissioned First Lieutenant to date January 28, 1863 and was later promoted to Captain of Company E to date March 19, 1864. He mustered out June 12, 1865 at Camp Harker, Tennessee.
Letter: Norwalk Reflector: October 5, 1863

Sergeant Charles H. Mead, Company D

Charles H. Mead enlisted as a 19 year old Private in Company D, 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 11, 1862, mustering into service August 30, 1862. He was promoted to Sergeant on March 1, 1864 before transferring to Co. F, 1st Veteran Volunteer Engineers on July 27, 1864. In that organization, he was promoted to Sergeant Major to date July 9, 1865 and was mustered out September 26, 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee.
Letters: Norwalk Experiment: September 15, 1862, October 6, 1862

Corporal Justus N. Brown, Company D

Justus N. Brown enlisted as an 18 year old Corporal in Company D, 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on July 29, 1862, mustering into service August 9, 1862. He was mustered out June 21, 1865 at Cleveland, Ohio.
Letters: Norwalk Reflector: September 16, 1862, September 23, 1862, September 30, 1862, October 14, 1862, November 4, 1862, December 2, 1862, April 14, 1863, May 5, 1863, June 23, 1863, July 28, 1863, January 26, 1864

Roster - Company E, 101st OVI

Captain William Clark Parsons

William C. Parsons enlisted as a 37 year old Captain in Company E, 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on July 24, 1862, mustering into service August 30, 1862. He died of disease November 3, 1862 at Louisville, Kentucky.
Obituary: Bucyrus Journal: November 14, 1862
Crawford County Forum: November 14, 1862
Resolution: Bucyrus Journal: November 28, 1862

Captain Lyman Parcher

Lyman Parcher enlisted as a 27 year old First Lieutenant in Company E, 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on July 24, 1862, mustering into service August 30, 1862. Promoted to the rank of Captain to date November 15, 1862, he resigned his commission February 26, 1863. He later enlisted as Captain of Company B, 179th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 24, 1864, mustering into service September 28, 1864. He was mustered out June 17, 1865.
Letters: Bucyrus Journal: January 30, 1863, February 13, 1863

First Lieutenant Charles McGraw

Charles McGraw enlisted as a 20 year old First Sergeant in Company E, 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on July 23, 1862, mustering into service August 30, 1862. Promoted to Second Lieutenant to date November 15, 1862 and to First Lieutenant to date February 26, 1863, he was killed in action September 19, 1863 at the Battle of Chickamauga. The following letter from Colonel Isaac M. Kirby gives the circumstances of his demise.
Letter: Bucyrus Journal: October 23, 1863

First Lieutenant William R. Davis

William R. Davis enlisted as a 27 year old Corporal in Company E, 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 15, 1862, mustering into service August 30, 1862. Promoted to Commissary Sergeant March 25, 1863, he was later commissioned (but not mustered) Second Lieutenant to date May 9, 1864. He was promoted to First Lieutenant to date July 30, 1864 and transferred to Company K, mustering out June 12, 1865 at Camp Harker, Tennessee.
Letter: Bucyrus Journal: April 17, 1863

Sergeant John H. Smalley

John H. Smalley enlisted as a 31 year old Corporal in Company E, 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 2, 1862, mustering into service August 30, 1862. Promoted to Sergeant, he died of disease January 27, 1863 at Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
Obituary: Bucyrus Journal: March 6, 1863

Corporal James Halliwell

James Halliwell enlisted as a 21 year old Private in Company E, 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 6, 1862, mustering into service August 30, 1862. Promoted to Corporal March 1, 1864, he was wounded in action December 15, 1864 at the Battle of Nashville. Halliwell died of his wounds January 3, 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee.
Obituary: Bucyrus Journal: January 14, 1865

Corporal George S. McKee

George S. McKee enlisted as a 21 year old Private in Company E, 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 14, 1862, mustering into service August 30, 1862. Promoted to Corporal January 1, 1865, he was mustered out June 12, 1865 at Camp Harker, Tennessee.
Letters: Bucyrus Journal: April 17, 1863, May 29, 1863

Roster - Company F, 101st OVI

Captain George Washington Hale

George Washington Hale was born March 25, 1833 and enlisted as the First Sergeant of Co. F, 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 9, 1862, mustering into service August 30, 1862. He took part in the battle of Stones River and was commissioned Second Lieutenant to date December 23, 1862. He was again promoted to First Lieutenant to date February 17, 1863 before being wounded and captured September 19, 1863 at the Battle of Chickamauga. He was imprisoned for 18 months in Libby and Columbia prisons, escaping three times but being recaptured each time. He was promoted to Captain to date November 3, 1864. He mustered out June 12, 1865 at Camp Harker, Nashville, Tennessee. He died December 6, 1921 and is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Upper Sandusky, Ohio.
Wyandot Pioneer- November 20, 1863 pg. 3

Corporal William Halliwell

William Halliwell enlisted as a 32 year old Private in Company F, 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 9, 1862, mustering into service August 30, 1862. Promoted to Corporal February 17, 1863, he was discharged May 18, 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee.
Letter: Bucyrus Journal: July 3, 1863

Sergeant Claudius N. Martin

Claudius N. Martin was born March 12, 1843 in Shenandoah Valley, Virginia and enlisted as a Corporal in Co. F, 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 9, 1862, mustering in August 30, 1862. He was promoted to Sergeant February 17, 1863 and took part in the battles of Stones River, Liberty Gap, Chickamauga, Rocky Face Ridge, Jonesboro, Franklin, and Nashville before mustering out with the regiment June 12, 1865 at Camp Harker, Nashville, Tennessee.
Wyandot Pioneer- August 7, 1863 pg. 2

Roster - Company G, 101st OVI

Private Squire Abbott

Squire Abbott enlisted as a 25 year old Private in Company G, 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 7, 1862, mustering into service August 30, 1862. Captured December 31, 1862 at the Battle of Stones River, he was soon paroled and was mustered out June 9, 1865 at Columbus, Ohio.
Letter: Bucyrus Journal: September 3, 1864

Roster - Company H, 101st OVI

Captain Jesse Shriver

Jesse Shriver enlisted as a 43 year old Captain of Company H, 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on July 29, 1862, mustering into service August 1, 1862. He was discharged for disability on September 8, 1863 at Columbus, Ohio.
Letter: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: January 23, 1863

Sergeant George W. Vandenberg

George W. Vandenberg enlisted as a 23 year old Sergeant in Company H, 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 7, 1862, mustering into service August 30, 1862. Accidentally wounded June 29, 1863, he died of his injuries July 3, 1863 at Manchester, Tennessee. This letter, written by Captain Leonard D. Smith, explains the circumstances of his demise.
Letter: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: July 31, 1863

Sergeant Austin W. Miller

Austin W. Miller enlisted as a 23 year old Sergeant in Company H, 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 10, 1862, mustering into service the same day. Promoted to First Sergeant June 30, 1863, he was mustered out June 12, 1865 at Camp Harker, Tennessee.
Letter: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: January 16, 1863

Private George W. Stephens

George W. Stephens enlisted as a 24 year old Private in Company H, 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 11, 1862, mustering into service August 30, 1862. Captured September 19, 1863 at the Battle of Chickamauga, he died of disease August 12, 1864 while a prisoner of war at Andersonville, Georgia. He is buried in the national cemetery there.
Letters: Seneca Advertiser: May 29, 1863, July 31, 1863
Tiffin Weekly Tribune: September 11, 1863

Private George W. Whitmore (Whitmire)

George W. Whitmore enlisted as a 20 year old Private in Company H, 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 7, 1862, mustering into service August 30, 1862. He died of disease February 16, 1863 at Bowling Green, Kentucky.
Obituary: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: March 13, 1863

Roster - Company I, 101st OVI

Second Lieutenant Isaac P. Rule

Isaac P. Rule enlisted as a 25 year old First Sergeant in Company I, 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 12, 1862, mustering into service August 30, 1862. Promoted to Second Lieutenant to date January 25, 1863, he was wounded in action September 19, 1863 and died of his wounds the following day. The letter listed below describes his demise.
Letter: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: November 6, 1863

Corporal Samuel F. Arndt

Samuel F. Arndt enlisted as an 18 year old Corporal in Company I, 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 9, 1862, mustering into service August 30, 1862. Wounded December 31, 1862 at the Battle of Stones River, he died of his wounds in a field hospital January 2, 1863. The following article describes his service and demise.
Article: Seneca Advertiser: January 23, 1863

Roster - Company K, 101st OVI

Captain Milton N. Ebersole

Milton N. Ebersole was born July 4, 1839 to Peter and Elizabeth (Fisher) Ebersole. Hailing from Fostoria, Ohio, he was commissioned First Lieutenant of Co. K, 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 2, 1862, and was mustered into service August 30, 1862. He was promoted to Captain to date January 21, 1863, but was wounded in action June 27, 1864 in the assault on Kennesaw Mountain. He died of his wounds July 12, 1864 at Chattanooga, Tennessee. He was originally buried in Chattanooga National Cemetery, but is now buried in Old Sheller Cemetery, in Fostoria, Ohio.
Letter: Fremont Journal- February 5, 1864

First Sergeant Samuel Strayer

Samuel Strayer enlisted as a 30 year old First Sergeant of Company K, 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 14, 1862, mustering into service August 30, 1862. Strayer was wounded in the right arm and captured December 31, 1862 at the Battle of Stones River. He died while a prisoner of war January 9, 1863 at Atlanta, Georgia.
Article: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: April 3, 1863

Private Luke A. Long

Luke A. Long enlisted as a 19 year old Private in Company K, 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 14, 1862, mustering into service August 30, 1862. Wounded September 19, 1863 at the Battle of Chickamauga, he died of his wounds September 22, 1863.
Letter: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: July 31, 1863

Articles about the Unit/Anonymous Letters

Articles:
Bucyrus Journal: August 29, 1862, September 12, 1862, October 17, 1862, January 30, 1863, June 5, 1863, October 9, 1863
Toledo Blade- 10/5/1863
Norwalk Reflector: January 20, 1863
Norwalk Experiment: January 22, 1863
Wyandot Pioneer- January 23, 1863 (report on Stones River) pg. 2, October 16, 1863 (Chickamauga casualties) pg. 2
Wyandot Democratic Union- January 22, 1863 (report on Stones River) pg. 2
Seneca Advertiser: January 23, 1863 (2), February 6, 1863, February 13, 1863, May 27, 1864, July 8, 1864, July 29, 1864, December 16, 1864
Tiffin Weekly Tribune: January 23, 1863, July 7, 1864

Letters:
"I." Norwalk Reflector: May 3, 1864, July 19, 1864
Member, Company K. Ottawa Democrat- 6/12/1863
"Charlie," Company H. Tiffin Weekly Tribune: January 23, 1863
"M." Tiffin Weekly Tribune: March 6, 1863
"W.P." Tiffin Weekly Tribune: December 24, 1863

Websites

This Regiment was organized at Mansfield, Ohio, in August and September 1862, to serve three years. It moved by rail to Covington, Kentucky September 4, 1862, and was engaged in the defense of that city against General Kirby Smith. After about two weeks of duty, it was sent to Louisville, Kentucky, and participated in the defense of that city against General Bragg, and joined in the pursuit of his army October 5, 1862. The Regiment started for Nashville September 31, 1863, where it remained about six months. On the 26th of April, 1864, the Regiment was transferred to Tullahoma, Tennessee, where it guarded the railroad from Normandy to Decherd until the 6th of June. The Regiment then moved across the Cumberland Mountains to Bellefonte, Alabama, arriving on the 10th of June, continuing its march to Dodsonville, where it was employed on the defense of the line of the Tennessee River from Stevenson to the foot of Seven Mile Island, a distance of fifty miles. During the summer, the Regiment had frequent engagements with the enemy. On the 23rd of September about four hundred men of the Regiment were ordered to re-enforce the fort at Athens, Alabama, and on the 24th lost a large number of men killed and wounded, the remainder being captured and sent to Cahaba Prison. After being paroled, the prisoners were placed on board the ill-fated steamer Sultana, and as near as can be ascertained, seventy perished in that disaster. The Regiment was engaged at the siege of Decatur, Alabama October 26-29, 1864. After the siege it was frequently engaged in sharp and severe skirmishes with the enemy. It was mustered out June 30, 1865, at Nashville, Tennessee in accordance with orders from the War Department.

Roster - Company D, 102nd OVI

Private Daniel L. Swank

Daniel L. Swank enlisted as a 21 year old Private in Company D, 102nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 11, 1862, and mustered into service September 6, 1862. During Swank's term of service, the 102nd Ohio was largely engaged in garrison and railroad guard duties in Tennessee. Swank was promoted to Corporal on August 1, 1863, but was reduced to the ranks on May 17, 1864. He died of disease January 7, 1865 at New Albany general hospital and is buried at the national cemetery there.
Hancock Jeffersonian: August 14, 1863

Roster - Company H, 102nd OVI

Private John Duffey

John Duffey enlisted as a 41 year old Private in Company H, 102nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 6, 1862, mustering into service September 6, 1862. He was mustered out May 14, 1865 at Huntsville, Alabama.
Letter: Church Advocate- May 11, 1865

Websites

This Regiment was organized in the State of Ohio at large, in August and September 1862, to serve for three years. It was mustered out of service June 12, 1865, in accordance with orders from the War Department.

Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:

  • Blue Springs, TN, October 5, 1863
  • Knoxville, TN (Siege), November 17-December 4, 1863
  • Dandridge, TN, January 16-18, 1864
  • Resaca, GA, May 13-16, 1864
  • Kenesaw Mountain, GA, June 9-30, 1864
  • Atlanta, GA (Siege), July 28-September 2, 1864
  • Spring Hill, TN, November 29, 1864

Field and Staff

Major DeWitt Clinton Howard

For full biography, see also 23rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry)
Letters: Elyria Independent Democrat: November 19, 1862, April 22, 1863, October 7, 1863, December 2, 1863, December 9, 1863, December 16, 1863, January 20, 1864, August 3, 1864

Surgeon Luther D. Griswold

Luther D. Griswold enlisted as a 53 year old Surgeon in the 103rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 19, 1862, mustering into service on September 18, 1862. He resigned his commission to date August 1, 1864.
Letter: Elyria Independent Democrat: October 8, 1862, April 1, 1863, June 1, 1864, June 22, 1864

First Sergeant Newton L. Cotton

Newton L. Cotton enlisted as a 32 year old Corporal in Company F, 103rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 6, 1862, mustering into service September 8, 1862. Promoted to Sergeant February 9, 1863 and to First Sergeant September 14, 1864, he was mustered out June 12, 1865 at Raleigh, North Carolina.
Letter: Elyria Independent Democrat: August 24, 1864

Quartermaster Clark W. Quirk

Clark W. Quirk enlisted as a 21 year old Corporal in Company H, 103rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 5, 1862, mustering into service September 8, 1862, being designated Quartermaster Sergeant that same day. He was commissioned First Lieutenant and made regimental Quartermaster to date July 21, 1863. He mustered out June 12, 1865 at Raleigh, North Carolina.
Letter: Elyria Independent Democrat: May 20, 1863

Roster - Company H, 103rd OVI

Second Lieutenant William T. Chapman

William T. Chapman enlisted as a 29 year old Sergeant in Company H, 103rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 4, 1862, mustering into service September 8, 1862. Promoted to First Sergeant on March 10, 1863, he was commissioned Second Lieutenant June 8, 1863. He was discharged for disability February 23, 1864.
Letters: Elyria Independent Democrat: October 8, 1862, October 22, 1862, November 5, 1862, November 12, 1862, November 26, 1862, December 3, 1862, December 31, 1862, January 14, 1863, February 18, 1863, March 11, 1863, March 25, 1863, April 8, 1863, April 22, 1863, May 6, 1863, May 20, 1863, June 3, 1863, June 24, 1863, July 8, 1863, July 15, 1863, August 12, 1863, January 27, 1864, February 17, 1864, March 2, 1864, March 23, 1864

Private Francis S. Towner

Frank Towner enlisted as a 26 year old Private in Company H, 103rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on March 17, 1864, mustering into service the same day. He was killed in action August 6, 1864 near Atlanta, Georgia.
Letter: Elyria Independent Democrat: July 27, 1864

Articles about the Unit/Anonymous Letters

Articles:
Elyria Independent Democrat: August 6, 1862, June 1, 1864

Letters:
"Ben". Elyria Independent Democrat: August 24, 1864, November 23, 1864, March 29, 1865
"B.F.N." Elyria Independent Democrat: July 20, 1864
"C." Elyria Independent Democrat: August 17, 1864
John V. Vale. Elyria Independent Democrat: November 11, 1863

Websites

This Regiment was organized at Camp Massillon, Ohio August 30, 1862 to serve three years. It was mustered out of service June 17, 1865 in accordance with orders from the War Department.

Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:

  • Covington, KY, September 10, 1862
  • Danville, KY, March 24, 1863
  • Knoxville, TN (Siege), November 17-December 4, 1863
  • Dallas, GA, May 25-June 4, 1864
  • Kennesaw Mountain, GA, June 9-30, 1864
  • Pine Mountain, GA, June 14, 1864
  • Lost Mountain, GA, June 16, 1864
  • Atlanta, GA (Siege), July 28-September 2, 1864
  • Utoy Creek, GA, August 5-6, 1864
  • Columbia, TN, November 24-29, 1864
  • Franklin, TN, November 30, 1864
  • Nashville, TN, December 15-16, 1864
  • Fort Anderson, NC, February 18, 1865
  • Town Creek, NC, February 20, 1865

Roster - Company B

William J. Nelson
Thomas Hart Benton Correll

Roster - Company E

Devies, Bennywell L.

Articles about the Unit/Anonymous Letters

Letters:
Officer, 104th Ohio Infantry. Toledo Blade- 8/18/1864

This Regiment was organized at Camp Cleveland, Ohio September 9, 1862 to serve three years. It was mustered out of service July 10, 1865, in accordance with orders from the War Department.

Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:

  • Chancellorsville, VA May 1-4, 1863
  • Gettysburg, PA, July 1-3, 1863
  • Hagerstown, MD, July 11, 1863
  • John's Island, SC, July 5-7, 1864
  • Deveau Neck, SC, December 6-9, 1864; December 29, 1864
  • Enterprise, FL, February 5, 1865
  • Sumpterville, SC, March 23, 1865
  • Swift Creek, SC, April 19, 1865

Roster - Company B, 107th OVI

Fernando C. Suhrer

Roster - Company E, 107th OVI

John W. Puchta

Roster - Company K, 107th OVI

John Roedel

Articles about the Unit/Anonymous Letters

Articles:
Elyria Independent Democrat: September 10, 1862

Letters:
"J.W.P." Napoleon Northwest- 11/25/1863

This Regiment was organized at Camp Piqua, Ohio, October 3, 1862, to serve three years. It was mustered out of service June 25, 1865, in accordance with orders from the War Department.

Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:

  • Union Mills, VA (Winchester), June 13, 1863
  • Winchester Heights, VA, June 14, 1863
  • Stevenson's Depot, VA, June 15, 1863
  • Wapping Heights, VA, July 23, 1863
  • Brandy Station, VA, November 8, 1863
  • Mine Run or Orange Grove, VA, November 27, 1863
  • Wilderness, VA May 5-7, 1864
  • Spottsylvania Courthouse, VA, May 9-12, 1864
  • Ny River, VA, May 14, 1864
  • Cold Harbor, VA, June 1-12, 1864
  • Petersburg, VA, June 22-23, 1864
  • Reams' Station, VA June 29, 1864
  • Monocacy, MD, July 9, 1864
  • Snicker's Gap, Charleston, Halltown, and Smithfield, VA, August 1864
  • Opequan, VA, September 19, 1864
  • Fisher's Hill, VA, September 22, 1864
  • Cedar Creek, VA, October 19, 1864
  • Cedar Springs, VA, November 12, 1864
  • Petersburg, VA, March 25, 1865
  • Petersburg, VA (assault), April 2, 1865
  • Jettersville, VA, April 5, 1865
  • Sailors' Creek, VA, April 6, 1865
  • Appomattox, VA, April 9, 1865

Roster - Company K

Private Jeremiah Pool

Jeremiah Pool enlisted as a 28 year old Private in Company K, 110th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on March 10, 1863 but was captured with much of the regiment just a few months later at Winchester, Virginia (June 15, 1863). Based on his letter, he evidently was detached from the regiment for some time in Baltimore but died of disease while a POW at Richmond on March 21, 1864.
Letter: Hancock Courier: October 2, 1863

Articles about the Unit/Anonymous Letters

Articles:
Darke County Democrat- October 14, 1862

Websites

This Regiment was organized at Camp Toledo, Ohio September 5-6, 1862, to serve three years. It was mustered out of service Juen 27, 1865, in accordance with orders from the War Department.

Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:

  • Huff's Ferry, TN, November 14, 1863
  • Loudon Creek, Tn, November 15, 1863
  • Lenoir, TN, November 15, 1863
  • Campbell Station, TN, November 16, 1863
  • Knoxville, TN (Siege), November 17-December 4, 1863
  • Blain's Crossroads, TN, December 16, 1863
  • Dandridge, TN, January 16-17, 1864
  • Buzzard Roost Gap, GA, May 8, 1864
  • Dalton, GA, May 9, 1864
  • Resaca, GA, May 13-16, 1864
  • Dallas, GA, May 25-June 4, 1864
  • Kenesaw Mountain, GA, June 9-30, 1864
  • Pine Mountain, GA, June 14, 1864
  • Lost Mountain, GA, June 16, 1864
  • Nickajack Creek, GA, July 2-5, 1864
  • Chattahoochee River, GA, July 6-10, 1864
  • Peach Tree Creek, GA, July 20, 1864
  • Atlanta, GA (Siege), July 28-September 2, 1864
  • Utoy Creek, GA, August 5-6, 1864
  • Lovejoy Station, GA, August 31-September 1, 1864
  • Columbia, TN, November 24-28, 1864
  • Franklin, TN, November 30, 1864
  • Nashville, TN, December 15-16, 1864
  • Fort Anderson, NC, February 18, 1865
  • Town Creek, NC, February 20, 1865
  • Goldsboro, NC, March 21, 1865

Roster - Field and Staff, 111th OVI

Brevet Brigadier General Moses Randolph Brailey

General Brailey was born November 2, 1816 to Gideon and Anna (Green) Brailey in Eaton, Canadaigua Co., New York. He married Sarah Jane Maxon April 21, 1837 in New York, and soon moved west, arriving in Norwalk in 1837. Completing his law studies in 1846, he moved west again to Fulton County, Ohio around 1857 and served as prosecuting attorney for Fulton County from 1858-1862.

He originally enlisted as a 44 year old, being commissioned Captain of Co. I, 38th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 21, 1861. He served with the regiment briefly, and was wounded at the Battle of Mill Springs, Kentucky in January 1862, causing him to resign his commission February 9, 1862. He later served as a Captain of the 3 months 85th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, mustering in June 10, 1862 as Captain of Company G. He was mustered out September 23, 1862 at Camp Chase, Columbus, Ohio and immediately enlisted in the forming 111th Ohio, his commission dating to August 28, 1862. He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel to date February 1, 1863, and was discharged for disability following the fall campaign of 1863, his discharge occurring December 29, 1863. At the end of the war, Colonel Brailey was given Brevet promotions to Colonel and Brigadier General, both dating to March 13, 1865. Brailey's brevet promotions to Colonel and Brigadier General were for meritorious services rendered at the Battle of Mill Springs, Kentucky while he was with the 38th Ohio.

General Brailey served as Comptroller of the Ohio Treasury from 1865 to 1871. He died January 17, 1888 in Swanton, Ohio. The small town of Brailey, Ohio is named for him.

Biography from the History of Fulton Co., Ohio:

"General Brailey was a native of Canandaigua County. N. Y., where he was born November 2, 1817. After completing his public school education at Buffalo, N. Y., he removed to Norwalk, Ohio where he engaged in farming and the lumber business. Here he was elected a justice of the peace, the beginning of his highly successful public career. He studied law under the tutorship of Hon. E. M. Stone of Norwalk, and was admitted to the bar in 1846, and for eleven years practiced his profession in that city. In 1852 he was elected prosecuting attorney of Huron county and two years later reelected.

In 1857 he removed to Fulton County, where he continued the practice of law, and where he was twice elected to the office of prosecuting attorney, in 1858 and 1860. Before the expiration of the second term the Civil War broke out. Resigning his office, he tendered his services to his country, though considerably past the age of military duty. His first enlistment was early in 1861, for a period of three months. At the expiration of that term he promptly re-enlisted on August 21, and was mustered into the service as captain of Company I of the 38th Ohio volunteer infantry. Having been wounded in a skirmish near Spring Mill, Ky., he was discharged in March, 1862. On May following he again entered the service as captain of Company G, of the 85th Ohio regiment, and on August 22, was transferred to the 111th Infantry, with the rank of major and was put in command of the regiment. Major Brailey participated in the battles of Kentucky and East Tennessee, and in January, 1863, was promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel. For gallantry on the field of battle he was subsequently promoted to brevet colonel in the regular army and brigadier general of volunteers. By reason of impaired health, occasioned principally by his former wounds, he was obliged to leave the service receiving an honorable discharge during the winter of 1863-64.

As he was averse to engaging in the pursuits of civil life while the war continued, he at the solicitation of Governor Brough, accepted the office of paymaster, a position that he held until the close of the war. In 1865 he was elected comptroller of the treasurer for the State of Ohio and re-elected three years later, serving in that capacity until 1871. Meanwhile he had been elected a member of the Board of Soldiers' Claims for his State. In 1876 he returned to Fulton County and resumed the peaceful pursuits of private life, enjoying the privacy of the farm and the practice of law at Swanton."

Letter: Fremont Journal-February 27, 1863
Toledo Blade- 3/21/1863

Adjutant Henry T. Bissell

Enlisted age 28 on august 22, 1862 to serve three years; appointed Sergeant Major September 1, 1862; promoted to 2nd Lieutenant Co. H November 17, 1862; 1st Lieutenant and Adjutant February 12, 1863; died September 9, 1863 at Louisville, KY
Toledo Blade- 11/28/1862, 3/21/1863, 5/11/1863, 6/20/1863, 7/28/1863, 9/11/1863
Toledo Daily Commercial- 7/17/1863

Surgeon Lyman A. Brewer

Enlisted 8/9/1862 as a Surgeon, promoted to Brigade Surgeon 9/6/1862, mustered out 6/27/1865 at Salisbury, NC.
Toledo Blade- 10/2/1862, 12/19/1864

Chaplain Ambrose Hollington

Enlisted, age 30, September 6, 1862 to serve three years; discharged September 24, 1864 on Surgeon's certificate of disability
Toledo Daily Commercial- 6/13/1864

Adjutant Isaac Ruth Sherwood

Born 8/13/1835 in Stanford, Duchess Co., New York. Died 10/15/1925 in Toledo, Lucas Co., Ohio. Photo online at www.civilwardata.com. Enlisted, age 27 on August 20, 1862 in the 14th OVI to serve three years; appointed 1st Lieutenant and Adjutant September 6, 1862; promoted to Major February 1, 1863; Lt. Colonel January 1, 1864; Colonel September 8, 1864, but not mustered; brevet Brigadier General February 27, 1865; mustered out with regiment June 27, 1865
(Bryan) Press and Leader - 10/2/1862, 10/23/1862, 10/30/1862
Perrysburg Journal- 8/3/1864, 12/15/1865
Toledo Blade- 3/21/1863, 11/3/1863
Toledo Daily Commercial- 11/4/1863, 5/30/1864, 12/8/1864
Williams County Leader- 5/2/1861, 5/9/1861, 5/16/1861, 5/23/1861, 6/6/1861 (2), 6/13/1861 (2), 6/20/1861 (2), 6/27/1861, 7/4/1861, 7/11/1861, 7/18/1861, 8/1/1861 (2)

Adjutant Wesley S. Thurstin

Enlisted as 1st Sergeant of Company K 8/12/1862, promoted Adjutant 9/10/1863, to Captain of Company D 5/31/1865, mustered out 6/27/1865 at Salisbury, North Carolina
Perrysburg Journal- 3/16/1864 Toledo Daily Commercial- 5/31/1864, 6/25/1864, 11/22/1864

Roster - Company A, 111th OVI

Second Lieutenant Orin Phineas Frary

Orin P. Frary was born March 10, 1832 in Ballville, Sandusky Co., Ohio to Phineas and Nancy (Cochran) Frary. He went west to California during the Gold Rush, arriving in 1851 and staying for a year and a half. He moved back to Ohio where he married March Jane Smith October 10, 1853 in Fremont, Ohio, having town children. He was commissioned a 30 year old Second Lieutenant in Co. A, 111th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on July 12, 1862, and was mustered in the same date. He participated with his regiment on guard and garrison duties in Kentucky before resigning his commission March 9, 1863.

Following his return from the army, he moved west to Dakota Territory where he worked as a cattle dealer, returning to Lansing, Michigan and back to Dakota Territory several times. In applying for his pension, he revealed an incredible story: "In December, 1884, I was caught out in a Blizzard 50 miles east of here near Pine Ridge agency; got lost; was out five days and four nights without fire or food with the thermometer at 35 below zero. I froze the toes on one foot so bad the bone was froze; had to have one toe amputated, and the heal of the other foot was froze so bad that the flesh all had to be cut off but it did not injure the bone. My feet are very tender from the affects and can't stand the cold. I also can't stand it to walk much with this and the rupture it nearly disables me from all labor."

He died December 1, 1917 in Lansing, Michigan.
Letter: Fremont Journal- December 19, 1862

Roster - Company B, 111th OVI

Captain Thomas C. Norris

Enlisted 7/25/1862 as Captain, promoted to Major 1/1/1864, promoted to Lt. Col. 9/8/.1864, mustered out with regiment 6/27/1865 at Salisbury, North Carolina
Perrysburg Journal- 1/13/1864

Corporal John S. Richards

Enlisted 8/6/1862 as a Private, promoted to Corporal 9/5/1862, captured 11/16/1863 at Lenoir, Tennessee, paroled, captured and paroled 11/23/1864, returned to duty 5/7/1865, mustered out 6/27/1865 at Salisbury, North Carolina
Perrysburg Journal- 9/7/1864

Roster - Company C, 111th OVI

Corporal James C. Thomas

Enlisted, age 19 on August 14, 1862 to serve three years; appointed Corporal date unknown; promoted to Com. Sergeant, June 13, 1865
Bryan Union Press- 7/14/1864

Roster - Company D, 111th OVI

Sergeant Paul J. Brown

Paul Brown enlisted as a 24 year old Private in Co. D, 111th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 8, 1862 and was soon promoted to Sergeant on August 27, 1862. He was discharged for disability May 20, 1863.
Letter: Fremont Journal- May 1, 1863

Roster - Company F, 111th OVI

Corporal John E. Hayes

Enlisted, age 44, August 13, 1862 to serve three years; appointed August 25, 1862; discharged February 28, 1863 at Bowling Green, KY
Defiance Democrat- 3/21/1863

Musician Samuel S. Hughes

Enlisted, age 25 on August 13, 1862, to serve three years; promoted to Hospital Steward May 1, 1864; mustered out with regiment June 27, 1865
Press and Leader - 10/16/1862, 6/4/1863
Bryan Union Press- 11/12/1863

Roster - Company G, 111th OVI

Captain Henry Jackson McCord

Henry J. McCord was born in Erie Co., Ohio in 1827. He traveled west as one of the 49ers, seeking gold in California. He was commissioned Captain of Co. G, 111th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 15, 1862 and served in this capacity for the rest of war, taking part in campaigns in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Georgia. He was mustered out June 27, 1865 at Salisbury, North Carolina.

Glory! Glory! Glory! The Civil War Diaries of Henry Jackson McCord, was privately published in 2002 in Fairfax, Virginia.
Letters: Fremont Journal- October 30, 1863, January 29, 1864, July 1, 1864

Private Hermanus "Herman" Ickes

Hermanus Ickes was born May 27, 1843 in Bedford Co., Pennsylvania to Michael and Hannah (Ow) Ickes. He enlisted as a 20 year old Private in Co. G, 11th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 19, 1862 and served with the regiment through the rest of the war, participating in the Knoxville, Atlanta, Franklin, and Nashville campaigns. He was mustered out May 23, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.

He married twice; first to Lucy J. Lemon in 1865 and later to Mary L. Hileman in 1884, having five children in total. He died October 30, 1917 at the Soldiers and Sailors' Home in Sandusky, Ohio and is buried at Smith Cemetery in Sandusky Co., Ohio.
Letter: Fremont Journal- March 27, 1863

Roster - Company H, 111th OVI

Captain Patrick H. Dowling

Enlisted 8/12/1862 as 1st Lieutenant of Company H, promoted to Captain 6/15/1863 and transferred to Company C, mustered out with regiment 6/27/1865 at Salisbury, NC.
Toledo Blade- 12/24/1863

Corporal Adolphus J. Tebrau

Enlisted, age 18 on August 12, 1862 to serve three years; transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps, from which mustered out June 17, 1865 at Louisville, KY as Corporal
Toledo Daily Commercial- 5/23/1863

Roster - Company I, 111th OVI

1st Lieutenant Daniel W. Poe

Enlisted 8/14/1862 as 1st Lieutenant, resigned commission 3/18/1864
Perrysburg Journal- 10/8/1862

Articles about the Unit/Anonymous Letters

Articles:
Bryan Union Press-3/26/1863, 7/14/1864
Defiance Democrat- 9/13/1862, 9/20/1862, 5/28/1864
Fremont Journal - September 19, 1862, May 27, 1864, May 19, 1865, July 21, 1865
Toledo Blade- 9/12/1862, 12/14/1863, 12/7/1864, 3/23/1865, 5/8/1865
Toledo Daily Commercial- 1/21/1863, 1/20/1864, 1/30/1864, 5/24/1864, 7/20/1864, 7/26/1864, 3/23/1865

Letters:
Unknown, Company A. Fremont Journal- May 1, 1863
"Ballville". Fremont Journal- February 6, 1863, March 6, 1863
"Sorrin". Perrysburg Journal- 10/22/1862
"Wise One". Perrysburg Journal- 10/29/1862
"Observer". Perrysburg Journal- 6/10/1863
"Q.M." Perrysburg Journal- 7/22/1863
"Typo". Perrysburg Journal- 3/2/1864
"D.," 111th Ohio Infantry. Toledo Blade- 9/3/1864
"Radix," 111th Ohio Infantry. Toledo Blade- 3/6/1863, 4/22/1863
"Leumas" Company F. Toledo Daily Commercial- 5/23/1863, 7/25/1863, 11/23/1863, 12/28/1863, 12/10/1864
"C.S." Company H. Toledo Daily Commercial- 4/15/1864
"Typo" Company H. Toledo Daily Commercial- 3/5/1863, 3/12/1863, 3/19/1863, 3/31/1863, 8/24/1863, 9/5/1863, 9/7/1863 (2), 9/16/1863, 9/29/1863 (2), 10/16/1863 (2), 2/24/1864, 2/26/1864, 2/27/1864, 3/2/1864, 3/3/1864, 3/4/1864, 1/8/1865, 1/25/1865, 1/27/1865, 1/28/1865
Member. Toledo Daily Commercial- 8/12/1863
"E.M.S." Toledo Daily Commercial- 5/14/1863
"K.M.S.". Toledo Daily Commercial- 5/21/1863
"Lunis". Toledo Daily Commercial- 1/2/1865
"Spencer". Toledo Daily Commercial- 5/5/1863
"T." Toledo Daily Commercial- 4/1/1863

Websites

This Regiment, with the exception of companies I and K, was organized at Camps Chase and Zanesville, Ohio from October 10-December 12, 1862. Company I, formerly a company of the 109th OVI, was organized at Camp Dennison, Ohio December 1, 1862, and Company K at Urbana and Columbus, Ohio from December 8, 1863-March 31,1864, all to serve three years. It was mustered out of service July 6, 1865, in accordance with orders from the War Department.

Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:

  • Chickamauga, GA, September 19-20, 1863
  • Knoxville, TN (siege), November 17-December 4, 1863
  • Rocky Face Ridge, GA, May 5-9, 1864
  • Resaca, GA, May 13-16, 1864
  • Dallas, GA, May 25-June 4, 1864
  • Kennesaw Mountain, GA (including general assault), June 9-30, 1864
  • Peach Tree Creek, GA, July 19-20, 1864
  • Jonesboro, GA, August 31-September 1, 1864
  • Savannah, GA (Siege), December 10-21, 1864
  • Averysboro, NC, March 16, 1865
  • Bentonville, NC, March 19-21, 1865

Roster - Field and Staff

At this writing, no correspondence from members of the 113th OVI has been identified.

Articles about the Unit/Anonymous Letters

Articles:
Toledo Blade- 12/7/1864

Websites

This Regiment was organized at Gallipolis and Marietta, Ohio in September and October 1862, to serve three years. It was mustered out of service June 14, 1865 in accordance with orders from the War Department.

Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:

  • Moorefield, VA, January 3, 1863
  • Romney, VA, February 16, 1863
  • Bunker Hill, VA, June 13, 1863
  • Winchester, VA, June 14-15, 1863
  • Piedmont, VA (Mt. Crawford), June 5, 1864
  • Lynchburg, VA, June 17-18, 1864
  • Snicker's Ferry, VA, July 18, 1864
  • Winchester, VA, July 24, 1864
  • Halltown, VA, August 26-27, 1864
  • Berryville, VA, September 3-4, 1864
  • Opequan, VA, September 19, 1864
  • Fisher's Hill, VA (Woodstock), September 22, 1864
  • Cedar Creek, VA (Middletown), October 19, 1864
  • Fort Gregg, VA (Petersburg), April 2, 1865
  • High Bridge, VA, April 6, 1865
  • Appomattox Courthouse, VA, April 8-9, 1865

Roster Field and Staff

Assistant Surgeon Josiah L. Brown

Josiah L. Brown enlisted as an assistant Surgeon in the 116th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 14, 1863, mustering into service the same day. He was captured June 15, 1863 in the Second Battle of Winchester, and was returned December 18, 1863. He resigned his commission October 28, 1864.
Letter: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: February 11, 1864

Websites

This regiment was organized at Cincinnati and Camp Mansfield, Ohio from September 12 to November 7, 1862, to serve three years. It was mustered out of service June 24, 1865 in accordance with orders from the War Department.

Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:

  • Mossy Creek, TN, December 29, 1863
  • Rocky Face Ridge, GA, May 5-9, 1864
  • Resaca, GA, May 13-16, 1864
  • Dallas, GA, May 25-June 4, 1864
  • Kenesaw Mountain, GA, June 9-30, 1864
  • Atlanta, GA (Siege), July 28-September 2, 1864
  • Waynesboro, GA, November 30, 1864
  • Nashville, TN, December 15-16, 1865
  • Fort Anderson, NC, February 18, 1865
  • Town Creek, NC, February 20, 1865
  • Mosely Hall, NC, April 9, 1865

Field and Staff

Chaplain John Boggs

John Boggs enlisted as Chaplain of the 118th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on October 7, 1862, mustering into service the same day. He resigned his post December 10, 1863.
Letter: Lima Weekly Gazette: October 14, 1863

Adjutant Josiah Gallup

Enlisted, on September 13, 1862 to serve three years. Resigned March 3, 1863
Kalida Sentinel- 12/27/1862

Roster - Company D, 118th OVI

First Lieutenant Anthony Bowsher

Anthony Bowsher was born July 8, 1837 to Henry and Margaret (Dickens) Bowsher in Bowsherville, Ohio. He enlisted as a 24 year old First Sergeant of Co. C, 118th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 12, 1862 and was mustered into service September 15, 1862. He served with the regiment throughout the war, taking part in the battles of Mossy Creek, Resaca, Kenesaw Mountain, Atlanta, and Nashville before the regiment was sent to North Carolina, where it took part in the assault on Fort Anderson. Bowsher was promoted to First Lieutenant to date January 23, 1865, and transferred to Co. D. He was discharged May 26, 1865. He died August 25, 1871 and is buried in Old Mission Cemetery, Wyandot Co., Ohio.
Wyandot Democratic Union: May 7, 1863 pg. 3

Sergeant Daniel Barfell

Enlisted, age 20, August 11, 1862 to serve three years; died February 11, 1864 at Knoxville, TN
Kalida Sentinel- 1/17/1863

Corporal Benjamin Franklin Post

Benjamin F. Post enlisted as a 24 year old Private in Company D, 118th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 11, 1862, mustering into service September 12, 1862. Promoted to Corporal during his service, he was mustered out May 25, 1865 at Knoxville, Tennessee.
Letter: Bucyrus Journal: June 19, 1863

Roster - Company E, 118th OVI

Corporal Elliott S. McMichael

Elliott S. McMichael enlisted as a 29 year old Corporal in Company E, 118th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 20, 1862, mustering into service September 12, 1862. He was discharged for disability on July 8, 1864 at Cleveland, Ohio.
Letters: Church Advocate- March 5, 1863, May 7, 1863, September 24, 1863

Roster - Company G, 118th OVI

Sergeant Franklin W. Nigh

Franklin W. Nigh enlisted as a 25 year old Sergeant in Company G, 118th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 18, 1862, mustering into service September 13, 1862. He served with the regiment for about two years until he died of disease October 5, 1864 in an Atlanta, Georgia hospital.
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: November 25, 1864

Private William Seifried

William Seifried enlisted as a 28 year old Private in Company G, 118th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 26, 1862, and mustered into service September 13, 1862. The regiment spent much of its service guarding railroads in Kentucky, but took part in the Atlanta campaign and the battles of Franklin and Nashville. He mustered out of service May 22, 1865 at Camp Dennison, Ohio.
Hancock Jeffersonian: August 28, 1863
Church Advocate: November 27, 1862, January 8, 1863, January 29, 1863, February 12, 1863, February 26, 1863, May 14, 1863, February 4, 1864, March 17, 1864

Private Joseph Smart

Joseph Smart enlisted as a 26 year old private in Company G, 118th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 22, 1862, mustering into service September 13, 1862. He served with the regiment through its entire service, mustering out June 5, 1865 at Columbus, Ohio.
Hancock Jeffersonian: August 5, 1864

Roster - Company H, 118th OVI

Captain John Buchanan

Enlisted, age 36, august 16, 1862 to serve three years; resigned December 16, 1862
Kalida Sentinel- 10/18/1862, 11/29/1862, 12/27/1862

Roster - Company I, 118th OVI

First Lieutenant Martin L. Higgins

Martin L. Higgins enlisted as a 31 year old First Lieutenant in Company I, 118th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on July 23, 1862 and received his commission September 13, 1862. During Higgins' service, the 118th Ohio was engaged in guarding the railroad in northern Kentucky. He remained with the regiment for only a few months before resigning his commission March 24, 1863. He later enlisted as a substitute Private in Company G, 23rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry, mustering in February 21, 1865 and being discharged May 1, 1865.
Hancock Jeffersonian: September 26, 1862

Articles about the Unit/Anonymous Letters

Articles:
Lima Weekly Gazette: January 27, 1864, June 1, 1864, June 22, 1864
Toledo Blade- 12/7/1864
Hancock Courier: December 15, 1864

Letters:
"Artemus". Lima Weekly Gazette: December 10, 1862
"R." Lima Weekly Gazette: March 18, 1863
"118th". Kalida Sentinel- 9/13/1862, 12/6/1862
"C.D." Hancock Jeffersonian: December 19, 1862
"S.W." Hancock Jeffersonian: January 2, 1863
Unknown. Hancock Jeffersonian: July 31, 1863
Unknown, Company G. Hancock Courier: January 16, 1863, February 5, 1864

Websites

This Regiment was organized at Mansfield, Ohio from the 7th to the 17th of October 1862 to serve three years. It was consolidated with the 114th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry November 27, 1864. It was mustered out of service July 31, 1865 in accordance with orders from the War Department, and the recruits transferred to the 48th Battalion Ohio Infantry.

Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:

  • Chickasaw Bayou, MS, December 28-29, 1862
  • Arkansas Post, AR, January 11, 1863
  • Thompson's Hill, MS (Port Gibson), May 1, 1863
  • Vicksburg, MS (Siege), May 18-July 4, 1863
  • Big Black River, MS, May 17, 1863
  • Jackson MS, July 9-16, 1863
  • Transport "City Belle" (near Snaggy Point, Red River, LA), May 3, 1864

Roster - Company D

Private John Weaver

John Weaver enlisted as a 42 year old Private in Company D, 120th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on September 22, 1862, mustering into service October 15, 1862. He took part in the siege of Vicksburg but was soon there after discharged for disability, dating September 27, 1863 at New Orleans, Louisiana.
Hancock Courier: March 27, 1863

Websites

This Regiment was organized at Monroeville, Ohio from August-October 1862 to serve three years. It was mustered out of service June 12, 1865 in accordance with orders from the War Department.

Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:

  • Winchester, VA, June 13-15, 1863
  • New Market, VA, May 15, 1864
  • Piedmont, VA, June 5, 1864
  • Lynchburg, VA, June 17-18, 1864
  • Snicker's Ferry, VA, July 18, 1864
  • Winchester, VA, July 24, 1864
  • Berryville, VA, September 3, 1864
  • Opequan, VA, September 19, 1864
  • Fisher's Hill, VA, September 22, 1864
  • Cedar Creek, VA, October 19, 1864
  • Petersburg, VA (near Hatcher's Run), March 30-April 2, 1865
  • High Bridge, VA (near Farmville), April 6, 1865
  • Appomattox, VA, April 9, 1865

Field and Staff

Colonel William T. Wilson

(see 15th Ohio Volunteer Infantry for biographical and service information)
Norwalk Reflector: December 22, 1863
Wyandot Pioneer- February 27, 1863 pg. 3, October 23, 1863 pg. 2, November 13, 1863 pg. 3, November 20, 1863 pg. 2, December 4, 1863 pg. 2, December 18, 1863 pg. 2, January 29, 1864 pg. 2, June 24, 1864 pg. 2

Lieutenant Colonel Horace Kellogg, Company D

Horace Kellogg enlisted as a 34 year old Captain in Company D, 123rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on September 16, 1862, mustering into service September 24, 1862. He was promoted to Major to date March 6, 1863 and was wounded in action June 15, 1863 at the Second Battle of Winchester. He was later promoted to Lieutenant Colonel to date December 14, 1864 and was mustered out June 12, 1865 at Camp Chase, Ohio.
Letter: Norwalk Reflector: November 3, 1863

Surgeon Orrin Ferris

Dr. Orrin Ferris was born February 2, 1817 in Shalersville, Portage Co., Ohio to Charles and Mary (Card) Ferris. Dr. Ferris married Oliver Flower on June 2, 1843 in Upper Sandusky, Ohio and had one son with her. Following her death, he married Mary Hirschill December 20, 1858 and had one daughter.

He served as the regimental surgeon for the 15th Ohio Volunteer Infantry for about the first year of the war. He enlisted and was commissioned April 27, 1861 and mustered out August 30, 1861 at Columbus, Ohio. He reenlisted in the 15th Ohio on September 20, 1861 and served with the regiment until failing health forced him to resign effective March 15, 1862. He enlisted once again as surgeon in the 123rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on September 4, 1862, and was mustered into service September 4, 1862. He resigned his commission November 10, 1864. He died May 8, 1876 and is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery in Upper Sandusky, Wyandot Co., Ohio.
Wyandot Pioneer- March 6, 1863 pg. 3, August 7, 1863 (with casualty list for Second Winchester) pg. 2, May 27, 1864 (with casualty list for New Market) pg. 2
Wyandot Democratic Union- May 26, 1864 (with casualty list for New Market) pg. 3

Assistant Surgeon James H. Williams

Dr. James H. Williams enlisted as an assistant surgeon on September 4, 1862 and was given his commission on September 16, 1862. He remained with the regiment through its capture at Winchester in June 1863 and resigned his commission January 25, 1864.
Wyandot Democratic Union- December 18, 1862, pg. 1, January 29, 1863 pg. 2, September 10, 1863 pg. 1

Roster - Company A, 123rd OVI

Major John W. Chamberlain

John W. Chamberlain enlisted as the Captain of Co. A, 123rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 12, 1862 and was mustered into service September 24, 1862. He was captured June 15, 1863 at the Second Battle of Winchester along with most of the regiment. He endured many months of captivity at Libby Prison in Richmond before being released in March 1864. He spent several months at home in Wyandot County before returning to the field and leading Company A through the rest of the war. He was given a brevet promotion to Major to date December 30, 1864 but never mustered at that rank. He mustered out with the regiment June 12, 1865 at Camp Chase, Columbus, Ohio.
Wyandot Pioneer- November 28, 1862 pg. 3, December 12, 1862 pg. 3, January 2, 1863 pg. 2, January 30, 1863 pg. 1, March 6, 1863 pg. 2, April 3, 1863 pg. 2, July 15, 1864 (2) pgs.1 and 2, July 29, 1864 pg. 2, September 2, 1864 pg. 1, October 7, 1864 pg. 3
"A History of Prison Life in Libby"- Pt. 1 April 22, 1864 pg. 1, Pt. 2 May 13, 1864 pg. 1, Pt. 3 June 3, 1864 pg. 1, Pt. 4 June 10, 1864 pg. 1, Pt. 5 July 1, 1864 pg. 1, Pt. 6 July 8, 1864 pg. 1

Roster - Company B, 123rd OVI

Captain Henry S. Clapp, Company B

Henry S. Clapp enlisted as a 20 year old Private in Company B, 123rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 18, 1862, mustering into service September 24, 1862. Promoted to Corporal on August 18, 1863, he was discharged for promotion to Second Lieutenant in the 19th U.S. Colored Troops to date August 11, 1864. He was promoted to First Lieutenant March 1, 1866 and was awarded a brevet promotion to Captain to date March 13, 1866. He mustered out at an unknown date.
Letters: Norwalk Reflector: June 30, 1863, July 6, 1863

Captain John F. Randolph

John F. Randolph recruited Co. B, 123rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry and enlisted August 16, 1862, receiving his commission as First Lieutenant to date September 24, 1862 when he mustered into service. He was promoted to Captain to date March 6, 1863 and was captured at the Second Battle of Winchester on June 15, 1863, being imprisoned at Libby Prison for several months. Following more than a year of confinement at Macon and Columbia prisons, he escaped November 28, 1864 from Columbia, South Carolina. Following his return to the 123rd Ohio in 1864, he took part in the battles of new Market, Cool Springs, Third Winchester, Fisher's Hill, and Cedar Creek before being wounded at the battle of High Bridge on April 6, 1865. He was mustered out with the regiment June 12, 1865 at Camp Chase, Columbus, Ohio.
Norwalk Reflector: August 11, 1863
Wyandot Pioneer- October 23, 1863 pg. 2

Adjutant Elmer E. Husted, Company B

Elmer E. Husted enlisted as a 25 year old Private in Company B, 123rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 16, 1862, mustering into service September 24, 1862 at which time he was appointed Quartermaster Sergeant. He was commissioned Second Lieutenant to date January 31, 1863 and transferred to Company B. Husted was captured June 15, 1863 at the Second Battle of Winchester and exchanged September 1, 1863. He was promoted to First Lieutenant and designated regimental Adjutant to date December 9, 1864, and was mustered out June 12, 1865 at Camp Chase, Ohio.
Letter: Norwalk Reflector: July 21, 1863, November 3, 1863, July 19, 1864, August 9, 1864, October 18, 1864, May 2, 1865

First Lieutenant Frederick Christian Wickham, Company B

Frederick C. Wickham enlisted as a 20 year old Private in Company B, 123rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 18, 1862, mustering into service September 24, 1862 when he was appointed regimental commissary sergeant. Wickham was captured twice during his service- the first occurring June 15, 1863 at the Second Battle of Winchester and the second time September 4, 1864 near Berryville, Virginia. Commissioned but not mustered to First Lieutenant to date May 3, 1865, he was mustered out June 12, 1865 at Camp Chase, Ohio.
Letters: Norwalk Reflector: November 11, 1862, March 17, 1863, March 31, 1863, April 7, 1863, May 5, 1863, May 17, 1864, May 31, 1864

First Lieutenant Caleb D. Williams, Company B

Caleb D. Williams enlisted as a 30 year old Second Lieutenant in Company B, 123rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 16, 1862, mustering into service September 24, 1863. Promoted to First Lieutenant to date March 6, 1863, he was killed in action July 18, 1864 at Snicker's Ferry, Virginia.
Letter: Norwalk Reflector: July 6, 1863

First Sergeant George J. Frith, Company B

George J. Frith enlisted as a 30 year old First Sergeant of Company B, 123rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 16, 1862, mustering into service September 24, 1862. Wounded in action June 15, 1863 at the Second Battle of Winchester, he died of his wounds June 20, 1863.
Letter: Norwalk Reflector: February 17, 1863

Sergeant Harris E. Smith, Company B

Harris E. Smith enlisted as a 23 year old Sergeant in Company B, 123rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 18, 1862, mustering into service September 24, 1862. Wounded and captured June 15, 1863 at the Second Battle of Winchester, he was discharged January 6, 1865 at accept a promotion to First Lieutenant in the 13th U.S. Colored Troops. He was mustered out November 18, 1865.
Letters: Norwalk Reflector: October 28, 1862, December 2, 1862, January 27, 1863, February 3, 1863, March 24, 1863, March 31, 1863, December 22, 1863

Corporal Enoch L. Birdseye, Company B

Enoch L. Birdseye enlisted as a 20 year old Private in Company B, 123rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 21, 1862, mustering into service September 24, 1862. Promoted to Corporal March 1, 1864, he was mustered out June 12, 1865 at Camp Chase, Ohio.
Letter: Norwalk Experiment: June 25, 1863

Corporal Andros J. Gilbert, Company B

Andros J. Gilbert enlisted as a 19 year old Private in Company B, 123rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 19, 1862, mustering into service September 24, 1862. Wounded and captured June 15, 1863 at the Second Battle of Winchester, he was promoted to Corporal January 1, 1865 and mustered out June 12, 1865 at Camp Chase, Ohio.
Letter: Norwalk Reflector: April 25, 1865

Private Ebenezer B. Harrison, Company B

Ebenezer B. Harrison enlisted as a 29 year old Private on August 18, 1862, mustering into service September 24, 1862. Captured June 15, 1863 at the Second Battle of Winchester, he was mustered out June 12, 1865 at Camp Chase, Ohio.
Letter: Norwalk Reflector: January 13, 1863, May 16, 1865.

Private Warner R. Smith, Company B

Warner R. Smith enlisted as a 22 year old Private in Company B, 123rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 18, 1862, mustering into service September 24, 1862. Captured June 15, 1863 at the Second Battle of Winchester, he was mustered out June 12, 1865 at Camp Chase, Ohio.
Letter: Norwalk Experiment: February 12, 1863

Roster - Company D, 123rd OVI

Captain Hugh Lee McKee

Hugh Lee McKee enlisted as a 33 year old First Lieutenant in Company D, 123rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 11, 1862, mustering into service September 24, 1862. He was commissioned Captain and commissary of subsistence on May 4, 1863, entering service in the U.S. Army commissary department. He resigned his commission June 29, 1865 and died the following day.
Letters: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: October 3, 1862, October 24, 1862

Sergeant Francis M. Hart

Francis M. Hart enlisted as a 20 year old Private in Company D, 123rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 20, 1862, mustering into service September 24, 1862. Promoted to Corporal April 27, 1863, he was wounded in action July 18, 1864 at the Battle of Snicker's Ferry. Promoted again to Sergeant on May 25, 1865, he was mustered out June 28, 1865.
Letters: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: December 5, 1862, December 26, 1862

Private James G. Keenan

James G. Keenan enlisted as a 20 year old Private in Company D, 123rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 19, 1862, mustering into service September 24, 1862. Wounded and captured at the Battle of New Market on May 15, 1864, he was mustered out June 12, 1865 at Camp Chase, Ohio.
Poem: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: December 5, 1862

Private David C. Mower

David C. Mower enlisted as a 23 year old Private in Company D, 123rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 22, 1862, mustering into service September 24, 1862. Severely wounded in the right arm May 15, 1864 at the Battle of New Market, the wound being so severe as to require amputation, he was discharged for his wounds February 11, 1865 at Camp Holly, Virginia.
Letter: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: December 1, 1864

Roster - Company E, 123rd OVI

First Lieutenant Charles H. Sowers, Company E

Charles H. Sowers enlisted as a 26 year old Sergeant in Company E, 123rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 9, 1862, mustering into service September 29, 1862. He was promoted to First Sergeant December 10, 1862, and was commissioned Second Lieutenant to date February 15, 1863. Captured June 15, 1863 at the Second Battle of Winchester, he was confined at Macon and Columbia prisons. Following his exchange, he was promoted to First Lieutenant to date December 9, 1864 and mustered out June 12, 1865 at Camp Chase, Ohio.
Letter: Norwalk Reflector: July 5, 1864

Roster - Company F, 123rd OVI

First Lieutenant Martin W. Willoughby

Martin W. Willoughby enlisted as 22 year old Corporal in Co. G, 15th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 20, 1861 and was mustered into service April 27, 1861. He served throughout the summer campaign in western Virginia before mustering out at the expiration of the regiment's term of service on August 28, 1861. The following summer, he was instrumental in recruiting Co. F, 123rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry, enlisting August 17, 1862 and was named First Sergeant when the regiment mustered into service September 24, 1862. He was promoted to Second Lieutenant to date December 12, 1862 and was captured along with most of the regiment at the Second Battle of Winchester, Virginia June 15, 1863. He was paroled July 19, 1863 and returned to the regiment December 2, 1863, later participating in the battles of New Market, Cool Springs, Third Winchester, Fisher's Hill, and Cedar Creek before taking part in the Appomattox campaign in April 1865. He was promoted to First Lieutenant to date December 9, 1864 and mustered out with the regiment June 12, 1865 at camp Chase, Columbus, Ohio.
Wyandot Pioneer- April 23, 1863 pg. 2

Sergeant Samuel Hayman

Samuel Hayman was born in 1832 and enlisted in Co. F, 123dr Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 17, 1862 and was mustered into service September 24, 1862, being named Sergeant that same day. He was captured along with most of the regiment at the Second Battle of Winchester, Virginia June 15, 1863 and was paroled July 19, 1863. He returned to the regiment November 2, 1863 and participated in the battles of New Market, Cool Springs, Third Winchester, Fisher's Hill, and Cedar Creek before taking part in the Appomattox campaign in April 1865. He mustered out with the regiment June 12, 1865 at Camp Chase, Columbus, Ohio and died July 3, 1869. He was buried at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Wyandot Co., Ohio.
Wyandot Pioneer- May 1, 1863 pg. 1

Sergeant Benjamin Franklin Willoughby

Benjamin Franklin Willoughby was born May 16, 1841 to Tarlington B. and Diana (Caldwell) Willoughby in Harrison Co., Ohio. He served as a Private in Co. G, 15th Ohio Volunteer Infantry at the war's beginning, enlisting April 20, 1861, mustering into service on April 27, 1861 and serving through the summer's campaign in western Virginia. He was mustered out with the regiment August 28, 1861. The next summer, he enlisted on August 21, 1862 in Co. F, 123rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry as a Corporal and was mustered into service September 24, 1862. He was promoted to Sergeant to date April 5, 1863 and was captured with most of the regiment June 15, 1863 at the Second Battle of Winchester, Virginia. He was paroled July 19, 1863 and returned to the regiment on October 2, 1863; afterwards he participated in the battles of New Market, Cool Springs, Third Winchester, Fisher's Hill, and Cedar Creek before taking part in the Appomattox campaign in April 1865. He was mustered out with the regiment June 12, 1865 at Camp Chase, Columbus, Ohio. He married Miranda Debolt in 1866, but died August 1, 1873 and is buried in Old Mission Cemetery, Wyandot Co., Ohio.
Wyandot Pioneer- April 3, 1863 pg. 2
Wyandot Democratic Union: February 12, 1863 pg. 2

Corporal Josiah Paul Dry

Josiah P. Dry was born May 4, 1840 and enlisted as a Corporal in Co. F, 123rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry and was mustered into service on September 24, 1862. He was captured along with most of the regiment at the Second Battle of Winchester June 15, 1863 and was paroled August 2, 1863. He reenlisted in the regiment November 6, 1863 and served with it through the remainder of the war, taking part in the battles of New Market, Cool Springs, Third Winchester, Fisher's Hill, and Cedar Creek. He was mustered out with the regiment June 12, 1865 at Camp Chase, Columbus, Ohio. He died September 17, 1895 and is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery in Upper Sandusky, Wyandot Co., Ohio.
Wyandot Pioneer- January 16, 1863 pg. 2, February 20, 1863 pg. 2, May 15, 1863 pg. 1, September 11, 1863 pg. 2, November 25, 1864 pg. 2

Private Robert N. McConnell

Robert N. McConnell was born April 29, 1843 and enlisted as a Private in Co. F, 123rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 22, 1862, mustering into service September 24, 1863. While serving as a hospital attendant, he was captured at the Second Battle of Winchester June 15, 1863 and paroled July 5, 1863; later, he was discharged for disability October 24, 1863 at Camp Chase, Columbus, Ohio. The next summer he served as assistant surgeon of the 133rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry, mustering in May 2, 1864 and mustering out August 20, 1864, having spent the majority of his service in the Bermuda Hundred area. He died June 6, 1917 and is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Upper Sandusky, Wyandot Co., Ohio.
Wyandot Pioneer- July 17, 1863 pg. 3

Private Morris P.H. Oberlin

Morris P.H. Oberlin was born in 1818 and enlisted August 19, 1862 as a Private in Co. F, 123rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He was captured along with most of the regiment on June 15, 1863 at the Second Battle of Winchester, Virginia but was paroled on July 19, 1863. He returned to the regiment on October 2, 1863 and served with it for the duration of the war, taking part in the battles of New Market, Cool Springs, Third Winchester, Fisher's Hill and Cedar Creek. He was mustered out with the regiment June 12, 1865 at Camp Chase, Columbus, Ohio and died in 1890, being buried at St. Peters Catholic Cemetery in Wyandot Co., Ohio.
Wyandot Pioneer- March 6, 1863 pg. 3, April 3, 1863 pg. 2

Private Levi Parson Willoughby

Levi Parson Willoughby was born January 20, 1832 to Tarlington B. and Diana (Caldwell) Willoughby in Dohrman Twp., Harrison Co., Ohio. Moving to Wyandot Co. with his family around 1847He joined the first company from Wyandot County to go to war when he joined Co. C, 15th Ohio Volunteer Infantry April 23, 1861, and was mustered in April 27, 1861. He served with the regiment through the summer campaign and was mustered out August 28, 1861. He joined the army again when he enlisted as a Private in Co. F, 123rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on March 30, 1864. He took part in the several battles of the Shenandoah Valley campaign and was captured at the battle of High Bridge, Virginia April 6, 1865. He was mustered out June 14, 1865 at Annapolis, Maryland. Levi was noted for his poems and songs.

He first married Sarah Jane Gibson on January 9, 1853, but was married a second time to Lavina Elizabeth Smith with whom he had 10 children. He died April 28, 1898 and is buried in Old Mission Cemetery, Wyandot Co., Ohio.
Poem "The Battle of Cedar Creek". Wyandot Democratic Union- January 5, 1865 pg. 1

Roster - Company H, 123rd OVI

Captain David S. Caldwell

David S. Caldwell enlisted as a 1st Lieutenant at age 41 on August 16 1862, and was promoted to Captain on February 3, 1863. He was captured at the Second Battle of Winchester, [West] Virginia, June 15, 1863. He escaped from Libby Prison through a tunnel, February 9, 1864 and rejoined the regiment on March 30, 1864. He mustered out July 24, 1864 by order of the War Department.
Letters: Bucyrus Journal: March 13, 1863, June 19, 1863

Biography from the History of Wyandot County (1884)
Rev. David S. Caldwell was born in Washington County, Md., December 22, 1820. He is a son of William and Susanna (Curfman) Calwell, the former a native of Cumberland County, Penn., the latter of Frederick County, Md. He was reared to manhood in Hagerstown, Md., and was there educated. In 1848, he removed to Seneca County, Ohio, and entered the ministry of the United Brethren Church, with which he was connected from 1857 to 1883. Since the latter date, he has been connected with the Tiffin classes of the Ohio Synod of the Reformed church and is at present date [1884] pastor of the congregation at Berwick, Seneca County and Zion’s Bloom, Hancock County. He labored in Upper Sandusky during the years 1865, 1866 and 1867, and was four years Presiding Elder of the United Brethren Church, taking up his abode in Nevada in April, 1882. Mr. Caldwell was mustered into the service at Monroeville, September 24, 1862, and recruited Company H, One Hundred and Twenty-third Ohio Volunteer Infantry, being commissioned First Lieutenant September 24, 1862, and promoted to Captain in the following February 1863. As one of the casualties of war, he became a prisoner June 15, 1863, in a three days’ engagement with rebel forces of Gen. Ewell’s corps at Winchester, W. Va.; was taken to Richmond, and after eight months’ confinement in Libby Prison he, with others to the number of over 100, escaped by means of a tunnel from said prison February 9, 1864, and with fifty-seven of the 100 succeeded in reaching the Union lines, the balance being re-captured and re-imprisoned. Mr. C., as a result of the fortunes of war, is very much broken in constitution, but is still engaged in the ministry upon the before-mentioned charge to the extent of his ability. He was married, August 8, 1843, to Sarah Creager, four children blessing this union, viz. Susan J., Henry C., Sarah J., and Laura B. Mrs. Caldwell passed away June 1, 1859, and Mr. C. was re-married, September 20, 1860, to Sarah J. Doyle, four children being born to this union, namely, James E., Angie M., Blanch D., and Alpha O. Rev. Caldwell is held in high esteem by the people of his community, both as a citizen and a public minister.

Captain Charles H. Riggs

Charles H. Riggs enlisted as a 26 year old Captain of Company G, 123rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 9, 1862, mustering into service August 22, 1862. He was captured June 15, 1863 during the Second Battle of Winchester and died of disease while a prisoner of war September 15, 1864 at Charleston, South Carolina.
Resolution: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: October 20, 1864

Private Edwin H. Forester

Edwin H. Forester enlisted as an 18 year old Private in Company G, 123rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 9, 1862, mustering into service September 24, 1862. He was mustered out June 22, 1865 at Baltimore, Maryland.
Letter: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: June 26, 1863

Roster - Company I, 123rd OVI

Captain William H. Bender

William H. Bender enlisted as a 28 year old First Lieutenant in Company I, 123rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 18, 1862, mustering into service August 24, 1862. He was promoted to Captain to date February 12, 1863, but was wounded and captured June 15, 1863 at the Second Battle of Winchester. He died of disease while a prisoner of war October 8, 1864 at Columbia, South Carolina.
Resolution: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: April 6, 1865

Corporal Martin Adams

Martin Adams enlisted as a 33 year old Corporal in Company I, 123rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 22, 1862, mustering into service August 24, 1862. Wounded and captured June 15, 1863 at the Second Battle of Winchester, he was paroled and officially exchanged October 15, 1863. Promoted to Sergeant to date July 1, 1864, he was mustered out June 12, 1865 at Camp Chase, Columbus, Ohio.
Letter: Seneca Advertiser: July 31, 1863

Articles about the Unit/Anonymous Letters

Articles:
Norwalk Reflector: October 21, 1862, May 31, 1864
Norwalk Experiment: June 2, 1864
Wyandot Pioneer- December 25, 1863 (Second Winchester casualties) pg. 3, May 31, 1865 (return of flags) pg. 3
Seneca Advertiser: April 17, 1863, May 27, 1864
Tiffin Weekly Tribune: November 7, 1862, January 16, 1863, April 3, 1863, July 7, 1864

Letters:
"F.B." Norwalk Reflector: January 27, 1863
Unknown. Norwalk Reflector: June 9, 1863, June 16, 1863, July 28, 1863
"D.," Company B. Norwalk Reflector: April 14, 1863
"D.H.," Company B. Norwalk Reflector: January 6, 1863
"F.," Company B. Norwalk Reflector: October 28, 1862, November 4, 1862, November 25, 1862, May 12, 1863
"H.," Company B. Norwalk Reflector: July 6, 1863
"B.". Wyandot Pioneer- February 27, 1863 pg. 3
"J.M.E." Wyandot Pioneer- January 8, 1864 pg. 2
"D.H." Tiffin Weekly Tribune: April 24, 1863
"F.B." Tiffin Weekly Tribune: November 28, 1862
"H.L.M." Tiffin Weekly Tribune: October 3, 1862
"M." Tiffin Weekly Tribune: November 21, 1862, December 12, 1862, January 2, 1863, January 9, 1863, January 30, 1863
"J.M.R." Tiffin Weekly Tribune: November 6, 1863
Unknown, Company D. Tiffin Weekly Tribune: June 2, 1864
Unknown. Wyandot Democratic Union- August 4, 1864 pg. 3, November 24, 1864 pg. 2

Websites

This Regiment was organized at Camp Cleveland, Ohio from August to September 1862 to serve three years. It was mustered out of service July 9, 1865 in accordance with orders from the War Department.

Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:

  • Thompson's Station, TN, March 4-5, 1863
  • Chickamauga, GA, September 19-20, 1863
  • Lookout Mountain, TN, November 24, 1863
  • Missionary Ridge, TN, November 25, 1863
  • Rocky Face Ridge, GA, May 5-9, 1864
  • Resaca, GA, May 13-16, 1864
  • Pickett's Mills, GA, May 27, 1864
  • Brown's Ferry, TN, October 27, 1864
  • Nashville, TN, December 15-16, 1864

Roster - Company E

William Thomas McDowell

Roster - Company G

James Brennan

This Regiment was organized at Columbus and Camp Cleveland, Ohio, from September 16, 1862 to December 5, 1863, to serve three years. Company A was mustered out of service June 8, Company B June 20, and the remaining companies September 25, 1865, in accordance with orders from the War Department.

Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:

  • Franklin, TN, March 9, 1863
  • Chickamauga, GA, September 19-20, 1863
  • Missionary Ridge, TN, November 25, 1863
  • Dandridge, TN, January 16-17, 1864
  • Rocky Face Ridge, GA, May 5-9, 1864
  • Resaca, GA, May 13-16, 1864
  • Adairsville, GA, May 17-18, 1864
  • New Hope Church, GA, May 27, 1864
  • Kenesaw Mountain, GA, June 9-30, 1864
  • Big Shanty, GA, June 18, 1864
  • Peach Tree Creek, GA, July 20, 1864
  • Atlanta, GA (Siege), July 28-September 2, 1864
  • Jonesboro, GA, August 31-September 1, 1864
  • Lovejoy Station, GA, September 2-6, 1864
  • Spring Hill, TN, November 29, 1864
  • Franklin, TN, November 30, 1864
  • Nashville, TN, December 15-16, 1864

Articles about the Unit/Anonymous Letters

Letter:
"Miles". Elyria Independent Democrat: December 31, 1862

Websites

This Regiment was organized at Camp Steubenville, OH from September 4 to October 11, 1862 to serve three years. It was mustered out of service June 25, 1865, in accordance with orders from the War Department.

Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:

  • Martinsburg, WV, June 14, 1863
  • Wapping Heights, VA, July 23, 1864
  • Culpepper Courthouse, VA, October 11, 1863
  • Bristow Station, VA, October 14, 1863
  • Bealton & Rappahannock Bridge, VA, October 24, 1863
  • Kelley's Ford, VA, November 7, 1863
  • Locust Grove, VA, November 27, 1863
  • Mine Run, VA, November 26-28, 1863
  • Wilderness, VA, May 5-7, 1864
  • Alsop's Farm, VA, May 8, 1864
  • Spottsylvania, VA, May 8-18, 1864
  • North Anna River, VA, May 23, 1864
  • Tolopotomy Creek, VA, May 23, 1864
  • Cold Harbor, VA, June 1-12, 1864
  • Bermuda Hundred, VA, June 18, 1864
  • Weldon Railroad, VA, June 22-23, 1864
  • Monocacy, MD, July 9, 1864
  • Snicker's Ferry, VA, July 18, 1864
  • Charlestown, WV, August 2, 1864
  • Smithfield, VA, August 29, 1864
  • Opequan, VA, September 19, 1864
  • Flint Hill, VA, September 21, 1864
  • Fisher's Hill, VA, September 22, 1864
  • Cedar Creek, VA, October 19, 1864
  • Petersburg, VA, March 25, 1865
  • Petersburg, VA, April 2, 1865

Roster - Company E

Mustered in September 4, 1862 at Camp Steubenville, OH. Mustered out June 25, 1865 at Washington DC.

Private John P. Kuhn

Enlisted, age 22 on September 3, 1862 to serve three years; wounded and captured November 27, 1863 at Battle of Mine Run, VA; discharged May 29, 1865 at York, PA for wounds received in action
Bryan Union Press- 5/12/1864

Websites

This Regiment was organized at Columbus, Johnson's Island, and Camp Cleveland, OH, from December 7, 1861 to January 8, 1864, to serve three years. Companies A, B, C, and D were originally known as Hoffman's Battalion, and were transferred to this regiment January 5, 1864.

The 128th was principally engaged in guarding Rebel prisoners at Johnson's Island Ohio, but had frequently furnished detachments for service elsewhere, including a short but active campaign in pursuit of Rebel troops in West Virginia i n 1862.

The original members of Companies A and B were mustered out January 20, and February 28, 1865, by reason of expiration of term of service. The Regiment was mustered out July 13, 1865, in accordance with orders from the War Department.

Roster - Field and Staff

Mustered in February 29, 1864 at Johnson's island, Ohio. Previous to the organization of this Regiment, it was composed of four companies and known as Hoffman's Battalion, which was organized in the latter part of 1861 and transferred to this Regiment January 5, 1864. Mustered out July 13, 1865 at Camp Chase, OH.

Field and Staff

Brevet Major General Charles W. Hill

Appointed Colonel of 128th Ohio Infantry 12/25/1863, promoted to Brevet Major General 3/13/1865, mustered out with regiment 7/13/1865. Toledo Blade- 1/14/1865, 3/8/1865

Acting Surgeon J.R. Kemp

Press and Leader - 4/16/1863

Roster - Company D, 128th OVI

Private Thomas C. Ingersoll

Thomas C. Ingersoll enlisted as a 21 year old Private in Company D, 128th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on September 10, 1862, mustering into service September 16, 1862. He was mustered out June 8, 1865 at Johnson's Island, Ohio.
Letter: Elyria Independent Democrat: March 2, 1864

Articles about the Unit/Anonymous Letters

Articles:
Lima Weekly Gazette: November 23, 1864

Letters:
"A Soldier". Fremont Journal - August 8, 1862
"An enlisted man," 128th Ohio Infantry. Toledo Blade- 3/7/1865
"M.," 128th Ohio Infantry. Toledo Blade- 3/7/1864, 4/22/1864, 8/26/1864, 7/12/1865
"M." Company G. Toledo Daily Commercial- 1/26/1864

Websites

This Regiment was organized at Johnson's Island, Ohio, from May 13-31, 1864, to serve one hundred days. It was composed of the First Regiment Ohio National Guard from Lucas county and the 75th Battalion Ohio National Guard from Fulton County. The Regiment left Toledo May 12, 1864 to report to Brigadier General Hill, at Sandusky, for consolidation and muster-in. It moved to Johnson's Island, and was engaged in guarding Rebel prisoners. On the 4th of June the Regiment took the cars for Washington City. It remained there three days and then embarked on the transport George Weems, and reported to General Butler, at Bermuda Hundred, from which place it was ordered to Point of Rocks. The time was occupied in drilling, digging rifle-pits, and picketing the lines, until the 21st of June when it marched to Deep Bottom. On the 11th of August it marched to Bermuda Hundred, and proceeded on transports to Fort Powhatan, where it was ordered to be mustered out. It was mustered out at Toledo, Ohio, September 22, 1864 on expiration of term of service.

Roster - Field and Staff, 130th OVI

Chaplain James W. Alderman

Enlisted 5/2/1864 as Chaplain, mustered out 9/22/1864 at Toledo, OH
Toledo Blade- 6/29/1864

Roster - Company B, 130th OVI

First Sergeant Don A. Pease

Enlisted, age 36 on May 2, 1864 to serve 100 days. Mustered out with company September 22, 1864
Toledo Daily Commercial- 7/22/1864, 7/23/1864, 7/25/1864, 7/26/1864, 7/27/1864, 8/13/1864, 8/15/1864, 8/16/1864, 9/8/1864

Roster - Company C, 130th OVI

Private Francis L. Nichols

Enlisted, age 45, on May 2, 1864 to serve 100 days. Mustered out with company September 22, 1864
Toledo Daily Commercial- 8/27/1864

Sergeant Ralph H. Waggoner, "Dolphus,"

Enlisted as a Corporal 5/2/1864 in Company C, 130th OVI, mustered in 5/13/1864, promoted to sergeant 7/19/1864, mustered out with regiment 9/22/1864 at Toledo, Ohio.
Toledo Blade- 5/16/1864, 6/21/1864, 6/23/1864, 6/28/1864, 7/1/1864, 7/7/1864, 7/12/1864, 7/16/1864, 7/22/1864, 7/26/1864, 8/9/1864, 8/12/1864, 8/16/1864, 8/23/1864, 8/29/1864, 9/2/1864, 9/5/1864, 9/12/1864, 9/16/1864

Articles about the Unit/Anonymous Letters

Articles:
Toledo Blade- 5/12/1864
Toledo Daily Commercial- 6/14/1864, 9/13/1864

Letters:
"H." observer. Toledo Daily Commercial- 6/17/1864

Websites

This Regiment was organized at Camp Chase, Ohio, May 6, 1864, to serve one hundred days. It was composed of two companies of the 58th Battalion, Ohio National Guard, from Hancock County, and two companies of the 76th Battalion, Ohio National Guard, from Franklin County, with the 3rd Ohio National Guard from Franklin County. After muster-in, the Regiment was immediately ordered to Parkersburg, West Virginia, where it arrived on the 8th of May, and from this place it was ordered to New Creek, from which place it proceeded to Washington City, Jun 7, and was ordered to Bermuda Hundred, where it arrived on June 12. On the 16th of June, the First Division of the First Brigade, to which this Regiment was assigned, was ordered to destroy the Richmond and Petersburg Railroad. The 133rd was assigned to the support of a battery, which opened a cannonade on the enemy, and with other troops, succeeded in holding the Rebels in check for five hours. On the 17th of July the Regiment embarked at Point of Rocks and proceeded to Fort Powhatan. Here it was employed on work on the fortifications and in repairing telegraph lines. On the 10th of August the Regiment proceeded to Washington City, thence to Camp Chase, Ohio, where it was mustered out August 20, 1864 on expiration of term of service.

Roster - Company A, 130th OVI

Sergeant John W. H. Morrison

John W.H. Morrison enlisted as a 26 year old Sergeant in Company A, 133rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on May 2, 1864, mustering into service May 6, 1864. He served with the regiment during its term around Washington and Bermuda Hundred. He mustered out of service August 20, 1864 at Camp Chase, Columbus, Ohio.
Hancock Jeffersonian: June 10, 1864

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This Regiment was organized at Camp Chase, Ohio, May 11, 1864 to serve one hundred days. It was comprised of the Fifth Ohio National Guard, from Licking County, and the 32nd Battalion Ohio National Guard from Hardin county. The Regiment started on the day of its organization for Cumberland, Maryland. It was soon ordered to Martinsburg and the companies were distributed along the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad at Kearneysville, North Mountain, Van Clevesville, and Opequan Station, with headquarters at Martinsburg. The companies at North Mountain were surrounded by the enemy, and after about three hours of hard fighting were compelled to surrender. The Regiment encamped near Maryland Heights until the 6th day of July, when it moved to John Brown's Schoolhouse at which place it was engaged in a skirmish. After this, the Regiment was placed on the Heights, to guard the artillery, and remained on duty there until it was ordered to be mustered out. It arrived at Camp Chase, Ohio, on the 28th day of August and was mustered out September 1, 1864, on expiration of term of service.

Roster - Company K, 135th OVI

Private Oscar N. Bush

Oscar N. Bush enlisted as a 16 year old Private in Company K, 135th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on May 2, 1864, mustering into service May 11, 1864. He died of disease August 3, 1864 at Baltimore, Maryland and is buried at Louden Park Cemetery in Baltimore. The following letter from Chaplain S.R. Boyce gives the circumstances of his demise.
Letter: Elyria Independent Democrat: August 17, 1864

Private Elbert H. Brush

Elbert H. Brush enlisted as a 18 year old Private in Company K, 135th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on May 2, 1864, mustering into service May 11, 1864. He was mustered out September 1, 1864 at Camp Chase, Columbus, Ohio.
Letter: Elyria Independent Democrat: June 22, 1864

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"Company K,". Elyria Independent Democrat: June 15, 1864
"Typo," Company K. Elyria Independent Democrat: May 25, 1864, June 15, 1864, July 20, 1864, August 3, 1864

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This Regiment was organized at Camp Chase, Ohio May 13, 1864, to serve 100 days. It was composed of the 22nd Battalion, Ohio National Guard, from Knox County, 68th Battalion, Ohio National Guard, from Williams County, and a part of the 69th Battalion, Ohio National Guard, from Coshocton County. On the 14th of May the Regiment left Columbus, Ohio for Martinsburg, WV, where it remained, drilling, until the 19th of May, when it left for Washington City. From Washington, it marched to Fort Lyon. The Regiment remained at Fort Lyon until the 5th of June, when orders were received to report to General Albercombie at White House Landing. The Regiment took steamer at Alexandria on the 7th of June and arrived at White House on the 9th, but was immediately sent to guard a supply train through the Wilderness to General Grant's front, near Cold Harbor. The Regiment was then ordered to report at Bermuda Hundred, but without being permitted to land, it was conveyed, on transports, to Point of Rocks. On the 19th of August, the Regiment received orders to repair to Washington City, and thence to Camp Chase, Ohio, where it mustered out September 2, 1864 on expiration of term of service.

Roster - Company D, 142nd OVI

Second Lieutenant George W. Anderson

Enlisted, age 26 on May 2, 1864 to serve 100 days; mustered out with company September 2, 1864
Bryan Union Press- 7/7/1864

Private Clark J. Dewitt

Enlisted age 23 on May 2, 1864 to serve 100 days; mustered out with company September 2, 1864
Bryan Union Press- 6/16/1864, 7/21/1864

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This Regiment was organized at Camp Chase, Ohio, May 11, 1864, to serve 100 days. It was composed of the 64th Battalion, Ohio National Guard, from Wood County, and the 19th Battalion, Ohio National Guard from Wyandot County. The Regiment was ordered to report, without delay, to General Wallace at Baltimore. Upon its arrival in that city, Companies G and K were detached for duty in the fortifications, and the remainder of the regiment reported to General Morris, at Fort McHenry, and from there Company E was ordered to Wilmington, Delaware; Company B to Camp Parole, near Annapolis; and Company I to Fort Dix, at the Relay House. On the 18th of May the Regiment was relieved from duty at Fort McHenry, and ordered to the Relay House. Companies B, G, and I, were in the engagement at Monocacy Junction, losing in killed, wounded and prisoners about fifty men. On the 13th day of July the Regiment was ordered to Washington and from there moved toward Winchester. It halted at Snicker's Gap, and was moved back toward Washington, but it was soon again faced toward the Shenandoah Valley, moving via Harper's Ferry. On the 13th of August a portion of the 144th, while guarding a train near Berryville, Virginia, was attacked by Moseby's command with two pieces of artillery. The detachment lost five killed, six wounded, and sixty captured. The Regiment was mustered out August 24 and 31, 1864 on expiration of term of service.

Field and Staff

Adjutant Jonathan Ayres

Jonathan Ayres was born in Beaver County, Pennsylvania on March 12, 1822 to Dr. Isaac and Eliza (Coulter) Ayres and moved with them from Pennsylvania to Richland County, Ohio where he came of age. He moved to Upper Sandusky in 1846 and spent the remainder of his life in that town. He laid out the town of Nevada, Wyandot County, Ohio in October 1852 with George Garrett and afterwards became active in the dry goods business until about 1864.

He married Jennie Harris of Detroit, Michigan on April 10, 1856. He had to sell off his stock and business when he was called to service in May 1864. He was commissioned adjutant of the 144th Ohio and during his service he participated in the battle of Monocacy and as second in command at Berryville, where he was instrumental in rallying portions of the regiment. Adjutant Ayres continued in the Ohio National Guard service until he was mustered out on March 1, 1866 as a lieutenant colonel.

"Mr. Ayres was a man of high sense of honor. He had his convictions and was always frank in giving expression to them, even at times when it was very unpopular to do so. He could not act the hypocrite. On the temperance question he held intense views. He had seen much of the evils resulting from the sale and use of intoxicating liquors, hence his decided convictions, and he practiced what he professed. He was a man of industry and tireless energy. He was honest and a true friend." Adjutant Ayres died from the complications of long-standing rheumatism on November 2, 1889 and is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Crane Township, Wyandot County, Ohio.
Wyandot Pioneer- May 27, 1864 pg. 2, June 3, 1864 pg. 2

Chaplain Jacob G. Baughman

Chaplain Jacob G. Baughman was born May 17, 1832. He mustered in as a private in Co. D on May 2, 1864, and was promoted to chaplain of the 144th Ohio on May 12, 1864, being honorably discharged on August 31, 1864 with the regiment. He died at the Ohio Soldier's and Sailor's Home in Sandusky, Ohio on June 23, 1897 and is buried in that cemetery.
Article. Wyandot Pioneer- July 8, 1864 pg. 2

Roster - Company A, 144th OVI

Captain Henry H. Ragon

(see 55th Ohio Volunteer Infantry for biographical and service information)

Private Otho J. Powell

Otho J. Powell enlisted as a Private in Co. A, 144th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on May 2, 1864 and served with that unit throughout his 100 days of service. Following his mustering out on September 2, 1864, he edited the Wyandot Pioneer with Louis A. Brunner.
Wyandot Democratic Union- May 26, 1864, pg. 1, June 16, 1864 pg. 1, July 7, 1864 pg. 1

Roster - Company F, 144th OVI

Captain Asher Cook

Enlisted 4/27/1861 as Captain of Company C, 21st OVI; mustered out 8/12/1861 at Columbus, OH; later mustered in, age 42, Company F, 144th Ohio, on May 2, 1864 to serve 100 days; mustered out 8/24/1864
Perrysburg Journal- 5/9/1861, 10/8/1862, 7/20/1864, 7/27/1864

Private Henry S. Chapin

Mustered in, age 29, on May 2, 1864, mustered out August 24, 1864.
Perrysburg Journal- 5/18/1864, 5/25/1864, 6/1/1864, 6/8/1864, 6/15/1864, 6/22/1864, 6/29/1864, 7/6/1864, 7/25/1864, 8/3/1864, 8/10/18654, 8/17/1864

Roster - Company G, 144th OVI

Private William A. Butler

William A. Butler mustered into Co. G, 144th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on May 2, 1864 and took part in the battle of Monocacy before mustering out August 31, 1864.
Wyandot Pioneer- August 5, 1864 pg. 1

Roster - Company H, 144th OVI

Captain James A. Gibson

James A. Gibson was born about 1823. During the Civil War, he raised Co. H of the 144th Ohio and was elected its captain in May 1864. He was stationed at Fort Dix until the time of Early's raid and then spent the remainder of his service pursuing Rebels in the Shenandoah Valley, including the engagement at Berryville. He was mustered out with his company on August 31, 1864.
Wyandot Pioneer- July 8, 1864, pg. 2

First Lieutenant James Steele Leith

James S. Leith was born on March 6, 1838 in Wyandot County, Ohio to George W. and Margaret P. (Steele) Leith, the father being a native of Ohio and the mother a native of Pennsylvania. The couple were married in Seneca County and moved to Antrim Township, Wyandot County in 1837 and lived there for 30 years. In 1867, the parents of J.S. Leith moved to Nevada, Wyandot County, Ohio where the mother died in 1868 and the father in 1883. George and Margaret Leith had ten children, five of whom survived them: James S., Mary, Martha S., Jessie, and Josie. George Leith served as associate judge from 1845 to 1852 for Wyandot County.

Leith lived with his parents until 1861. On September 29, 1861, he married Melissa M. Pease and had one daughter, Maggie E. After Melissa's death in 1866 he did not remarry. Leith enlisted as first lieutenant in Co. H, 144th O.V.I. on May 2, 1864 serving 100 days before being honorably discharged with the company on August 31, 1864 at Columbus, Ohio.

He resumed farming after the war until 1866 when he engaged in the dry goods trade in Nevada. He remained there two years, selling his stock and entering the wholesale dry goods establishment of Lathrop & Luddington of New York City and remained with the firm until it became insolvent in December 1869. He sold agricultural implements during the seasons of 1871 and 1872 and was one of the incorporators of the Nevada Deposit Bank, selling his stock in 1877. He was appointed railway postal clerk in 1875 and held the position for the Pennsylvania Railroad for nearly 30 years. Lieutenant Leith's daughter married Edward Williams and died shortly after her marriage. In politics, Mr. Leith followed the Republican Party and was a member of the Leith Post G.A.R. at Nevada. Lieutenant Leith died from the effects of pneumonia on May 18, 1911 in Nevada and is buried in Nevada Cemetery, Eden Township, Wyandot County, Ohio.
Wyandot Pioneer- July 8, 1864, pg. 2

Second Lieutenant Andrew R. Ingerson

Lieutenant Andrew R. Ingerson was born on April 10, 1827 and married Eliza J. McCauley on February 28, 1853 in Wyandot County. He first served in Co.G 49th Ohio, mustering in September 5, 1861 as a corporal and served with that unit in Kentucky and Tennessee until he was mustered out due to disability May 18, 1862. He then returned home and recuperated, then was commissioned second lieutenant of Co. A, 123rd Ohio on August 12, 1862. The regiment left Ohio in October 1862 and was stationed in West Virginia, mostly at Romney being attached to the Railroad Division of West Virginia. He resigned his commission on February 12, 1863 on account of physical disability, no doubt from exposure in the harsh winter. He was called up with the Ohio National Guard and was again commissioned a second lieutenant in Co. H, 144th Ohio on May 2, 1864 and honorably discharged on August 31, 1864 with the company. He died at Sycamore, Wyandot County, Ohio on November 30, 1875 and is buried in Old Sycamore Cemetery.
Wyandot Pioneer- July 8, 1864, pg. 2

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Member, Company F. Toledo Daily Commercial- 7/20/1864

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This Regiment was organized at Camp Chase, Ohio, May 13, 1864, to serve 100 days. It was composed of the 53rd Regiment, Ohio National Guard, from Allen County, and the 57th Battalion, Ohio National Guard from Hocking County. On the 14th of May the Regiment left Camp Chase for Washington, DC, via Ohio Central and Baltimore Railroads. It reached Washington on the 21st of May and reported to General Augur. The regiment was first stationed at Forst Sumner, Mansfield, and Simmons. During the active operations of the Rebels against Washington, on the 11th and 12th of July, the larger part of the Regiment was under fire. Several of the companies were in forts which were engaged in the battle. companies C and G were at Fort Stevens, Company I at Battery Smeade, and Company K at Fort Kearney. On the 17th of August orders were received to concentrate the Regiment at Fort Simmons. From this place the Regiment moved, via Baltimore and Pittsburgh, to Camp Chase, where it arrived on the 23rd. It was mustered out August 27, 1864, on expiration of its term of service.

Field and Staff, 151st OVI

Hospital Steward James H. Biteman

James H. Biteman enlisted as a 23 year old Private in Company D, 151st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on May 2, 1864, mustering into service May 13, 1864. Detailed as hospital steward, he was mustered out August 27, 1864 at Camp Chase, Ohio. He enlisted the following April as assistant surgeon of the 19th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, mustering into service April 8, 1865. He died of disease September 25, 1865 at San Antonio, Texas and is buried there.
Letter: Lima Weekly Gazette: June 8, 1864

Roster - Company F, 151st OVI

Captain Isaac W. Patrick

Isaac W. Patrick enlisted as a 25 year old Private in Company E, 99th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 6, 1862, mustering into service on August 26, 1862. Elected Second Lieutenant on August 27, 1862, he resigned his commission February 2, 1863. With the call up of the 100 days men in May 1864, he enlisted as Captain of Company F, 151st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on May 2, 1864, mustering into service May 13, 1864. Patrick mustered out August 27, 1864 at Camp Chase, Ohio.

With the end of the war in sight, he enlisted as Captain of Company B, 192nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on March 9, 1865, mustering into service the same day. He mustered out September 1, 1865 at Winchester, Virginia.
Letter: Lima Weekly Gazette: June 1, 1864

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"Mac". Lima Weekly Gazette: June 29, 1864

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