Infantry - 1st Ohio to 49th Ohio

This Regiment was organized at Dayton, Ohio from August 5 to October 30, 1861, to serve for three years. the original members (except veterans) were mustered out September 24, 1864 by reason of expiration of term of service, and the veterans and recruits were transferred to the 18th Veteran Regiment Ohio Infantry, October 31, 1864.

Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:

  • Shiloh, TN, April 7, 1862
  • Stone River, TN, December 31, 1862
  • Liberty Gap, TN, June 25, 1863
  • Chickamauga, GA, September 19-20, 1863
  • Orchard Knob, TN, September 23, 1863
  • Lookout Mountain, TN, November 24, 1863
  • Missionary Ridge, TN, November 25, 1863
  • Buzzard Roost, GA, May 8, 1864
  • Resaca, GA, May 14, 1864
  • Adairsville, GA, May 17, 1864
  • Burnt Hickory, GA, May 27, 1864
  • Kenesaw Mountain, GA, June 17, 1864
  • Chattahoochee River, GA, July 6, 1864

Articles about the Unit/Anonymous Letters

"E. Durs," Company H. Hancock Jeffersonian: November 7, 1862

Websites

This Regiment was organized at Camp Dennison, Ohio, from July 17 to September 20, 1861, to serve for three years. The original members (except veterans) were mustered out October 10, 1864, by reason of expiration of term of service, and the veterans and recruits were transferred to the 18th Veteran Infantry Regiment, October 31, 1864.

Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:

  • West Liberty, KY, October 23, 1861
  • Piketown, KY, November 9, 1861
  • Bridgeport, AL, April 29, 1862
  • Perryville, KY, October 8, 1862
  • Stone River, TN, December 31, 1862
  • Rosecrans' Campaign from Murphreesboro to Tullahoma, TN, June 23-30, 1863
  • Chickamauga, GA, September 19-20, 1863
  • Lookout Mountain, TN, November 24, 1863
  • Missionary Ridge, TN, November 27, 1863
  • Ringgold, GA, November 27, 1863
  • Buzzard Roost and Tunnel Hill, Rocky Face Ridge, GA, February 25-27, 1864
  • Resaca, GA, May 13-16, 1864
  • Peach Tree Creek, GA, July 20, 1864

Roster - Field and Staff

Lieutenant Colonel Rodney Mason

Enlisted 4/17/1861 as Lieutenant Colonel, mustered out 7/31/1861 at Columbus, OH.
Toledo Blade- 8/28/1862

Articles about the Unit/Anonymous Letters

Charles Moyer. Lima Weekly Gazette: May 1, 1861

Websites

This Regiment was organized at Camp Dennison, Ohio, June 20, 1861 to serve three years. It was mustered out June 21, 1864 by reason of expiration of term of service.

Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:

  • Middle Creek Fork, WV, July 6, 1861
  • Rich Mountain, WV, July 11, 1861
  • Elkwater, WV, September 11, 1861
  • Bridgeport, AL, April 29, 1862
  • Perryville, KY, October 8, 1862
  • Stone River, TN, December 31, 1862
  • Sand Mountain, AL, April 30, 1863
  • Black Warrior Creek, AL, May 1,1863
  • Blount's Farm, AL, May 2, 1863

Roster - Field and Staff

Surgeon Robert E. McMeens

Robert E. McMeens enlisted as a 30 year old Surgeon in the 3rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 19, 1861, mustering into service April 27, 1861. He reenlisted with the regiment for three years' service on June 12, 1861, but died of disease October 30, 1862. The following letter from Dr. George G. Shumard, gives some of the details of his service and demise.
Letter: Seneca Advertiser: December 12, 1862

Websites

This Regiment was organized at Camp Dennison, Ohio, from June 1861 to serve three years. The original members (except veterans) were mustered out June 21, 1864, by reason of expiration of term of service, and the veterans and recruits, together with the veterans and recruits of the 8th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, were consolidated and designated the Fourth Battalion Ohio Infantry. This organization was formed, as stated, June 26, 1864, and was mustered out July 12, 1865, in accordance with orders from the War Department.

Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:

  • Rich Mountain, WV, July 11, 1861
  • Romney, WV, September 23, 1861 and October 26, 1861
  • Winchester, VA, March 23, 1862
  • Front Royal, VA, May 30, 1862
  • Port Republic, VA, June 9, 1862
  • Antietam, MD, September 17, 1862
  • Fredericksburg, VA, December 13, 1862
  • Chancellorsville, VA, May 1-4, 1863
  • Gettysburg, PA, July 1-3, 1863
  • Bristoe Station, VA, October 14, 1863
  • Mine Run, VA, November 26-28, 1863
  • Wilderness, VA, May 5-7, 1864
  • Po River, VA, May 10, 1864
  • Spottsylvania, VA, May 8-18, 1864
  • North Anna River, VA, May 23-27, 1864
  • Tocopotomy, VA, May 29-31, 1864
  • Cold Harbor, VA, June 1-12, 1864
  • Petersburg, VA, June 15-19, 1864
  • Deep Bottom Run, VA, August 14-18, 1864
  • Reams' Station, VA, August 25, 1864

Roster - Company D, 4th OVI

John C. Rose

John C. Rose, [Delaware Township, Hancock County], enlisted April, 1861, in Co. D, 4th O. V. I., for three months; re-enlisted when the regiment was re-organized, for three years; died at his home while on furlough, Jan 27, 1863, of chronic diarrhea.
Obituary--Hancock Jeffersonian, Feb 6, 1866

Roster - Company G, 4th OVI

Sergeant John W.F. Williams

John W.F. Williams enlisted as a 22 year old Corporal in Company G, 4th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 4, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He participated in the battles of Rich Mountain, Romney, Kernstown, Port Republic, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg, where he received his promotion to Sergeant to date July 1, 1863. Choosing not to reenlist as a veteran, he participated in the opening engagements of Grant's Overland campaign in May 1864 before mustering out of service June 21, 1864.
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian- July 1, 1864
Letters: Hancock Jeffersonian- August 9, 1861, August 16, 1861, November 1, 1861, November 8, 1861, December 20, 1861, October 31, 1862, November 21, 1862, March 6, 1863, May 22, 1863, November 6, 1863, February 12, 1864

Private Joseph F. Morrison

Joseph F. Morrison enlisted as a 25 year old Private in Company G, 4th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 3, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He took part in the west Virginia campaign under McClellan as well as the battles of Romney, Kernstown, and Port Republic. Morrison died of disease November 5, 1862 at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Hancock Jeffersonian: February 2, 1861

Thomas D. Morrison

Thomas D. Morrison of Williamstown, enlisted Oct. 16th, 1861, in Co. G, 4th O.V.I.,-wounded at Morton's Ford, Va., February 6th, 1864. Again wounded and taken prisoner at the battle of Ream's Station in front of Petersburg, Va., August 25th, 1864, but a few days before his third year of service expired, died of starvation at Salisbury N.C., March 25th.
Obituary--Hancock Jeffersonian, Feb 2, 1866

Roster - Company H, 4th OVI

Private Levi Bair

Levi Bair enlisted as a 37 year old Private in Company H, 4th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 18, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was mustered out June 14, 1861 for three years' service; his further record is unclear.
Letter: Bucyrus Journal: March 27, 1863

Articles about the Unit/Anonymous Letters

Articles:
Bucyrus Journal: March 6, 1863

Letters
"D.H.," Company E. Tiffin Weekly Tribune: May 19, 1864
"Old Typo". Tiffin Weekly Tribune: December 31, 1863

Websites

This Regiment was organized at Camp Dennison, Ohio, in June 1861 to serve three years. It was mustered out July 23, 1864, by reason of expiration of term of service.

Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:

  • Laurel Hill, WV, July 8, 1861
  • Shiloh, TN, April 6-7, 1862
  • Corinth, MS (Siege of), April 30, 1862
  • Stone River, TN, December 31, 1862-January 2, 1863
  • Chickamauga, GA, September 19-20, 1863
  • Brown's Ferry, TN, October 27, 1863
  • Orchard Knob, TN, November 23, 1863
  • Missionary Ridge, TN, November 25, 1863

Roster - Field and Staff

Josiah W. Slanker

Josiah W. Slanker enlisted as a 26 year old Private in Company A, 6th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 18, 1861, mustering into service the same day. On August 27, 1861, he was promoted to Commissary Sergeant. His record is unclear after that.
Letter: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: March 14, 1862

Roster - Company B

Non-Commissioned Officers and Enlisted Personnel

Thomas M. Carr

Enlisted 6/8/1861, promoted to Corporal 12/8/1861, promoted to Sgt. 2/20/1863, mustered out 6/23/1864.
Perrysburg Journal--11/7/1861

Roster - Company E

Non-Commissioned Officers and Enlisted Personnel

James "Frank" Graham

Enlisted 6/18/1861 as Sergeant, mustered in 6/18/1861, promoted to Sergeant Major 11/29/1862, wounded 12/31/1862 at Battle of Stones River, TN, promoted to 2nd Lieutenant of Company E, 1/10/1863, promoted to 1st Lieutenant 4/10/1864, mustered out 6/23/1864.
Toledo Blade- 3/7/1862

Websites

This Regiment was organized at Cleveland and Camp Dennison, Ohio in June 1861, to serve three years. It was mustered out in June 1864 by reason of expiration of term of service and the veterans and recruits transferred to the Fifth Regiment Ohio Infantry.

Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:

  • Cross Lanes, WV, August 26, 1861
  • Winchester, VA, March 23, 1862
  • Port Republic, VA, June 9, 1862
  • Cedar Mountain, VA, August 9, 1862
  • Antietam, MD, September 17, 1862
  • Dumfries, VA, December 27, 1862
  • Chancellorsville, VA, May 1-4, 1863
  • Gettysburg, PA, July 1-3, 1863
  • Lookout Mountain, TN, November 24, 1863
  • Missionary Ridge, TN, November 25, 1863
  • Ringgold, GA, November 27, 1863
  • Rocky Face, GA, May 5-9, 1864
  • Resaca, GA, May 13-16, 1864

Field and Staff, 7th OVI

Chaplain Frederick Thomas Brown

Ohio-born Frederick Thomas Brown enlisted as Chaplain of the 7th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 25, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He mustered out of the three months' service June 7, 1861 and reenlisted for three years June 21, 1861. He resigned his post November 15, 1861 but later enlisted as a hospital Chaplain July 1, 1862, again resigning his post January 24, 1863.
Letter: Elyria Independent Democrat: September 11, 1861

Musician William Henry Park, Regimental Band

William Henry Park enlisted as a 28 year old Musician in the regimental band of the 7th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on May 25, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was mustered out October 12, 1861. Letter: Elyria Independent Democrat: July 10, 1861

Company B, 7th OVI

Private Jacob E. Hime

Jacob E. Hime enlisted as a 26 year old Private in Company B, 7th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 20, 1861, mustering into service the same day. Wounded at both Cedar Mountain (August 9, 1862) and Ringgold (November 27, 1863), he was mustered out July 6, 1864
Letter: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: May 9, 1862

Private Alonzo C. Jones

Alonzo C. Jones enlisted as a 27 year old Private in Company B, 7th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 22, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He reenlisted for three years' service on June 13, 1861, but his further record is unclear.
Letters: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: August 2, 1861, September 20, 1861, October 4, 1861, December 20, 1861, January 10, 1862

Company C, 7th OVI

Martin M. Andrews

Martin M. Andrews enlisted as a 22 year old Private in Company C, 7th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 25, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He mustered into three years' service on June 20, 1861. He was wounded in action August 9, 1862 at the Battle of Cedar Mountain and was promoted to First Sergeant for his actions that day. He mustered out with the regiment July 6, 1864.
The following spring, he was commissioned First Lieutenant an designated regimental Adjutant of the 185th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, enlisting on February 24, 1865. He was promoted to Captain on September 18, 1865 but was not mustered at that rank; he was mustered out September 26, 1865.
Letter: Elyria Independent Democrat: January 6, 1864

John James "Jim" Evers

Enlisted 4/24/1861 in Co. C, 13th Ohio Infantry, mustered out 6/20/1861, enlisted 6/20/1861 in Co. C, 7th Ohio Infantry, promoted to Corporal 11/20/1861, killed in action 8/9/1862 at the Battle of Cedar Mountain, Virginia.
Wood County Independent- 4/9/1862, 7/9/1862
Perrysburg Journal-- 5/23/1861, 7/18/1861, 7/25/1861.

Selden Allen Day

Enlisted 6/20/1861, promoted to corporal, sergeant, hospital steward 2/4/1863, discharged 5/22/1864, commissioned 4/7/1864 in 5th U.S. Artillery as 2nd Lt., promoted to Brevet 1st Lieutenant for actions at Cold Harbor, Virginia 6/3/1864, promoted to Brevet Captain 3/13/1865, subsequent service in U.S. Army until 7/22/1902, retiring as Lieutenant Colonel.
Perrysburg Journal--4/3/1862, 11/17/1865

John Gardner

John Gardner enlisted as a 21 year old Private in Company C, 7th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 20, 1861, mustering into service the same day. Promoted to Sergeant May 1, 1863, he was wounded in action November 27, 1863 at Ringgold, Georgia, and died of his wounds December 19, 1863 at Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Letter: Elyria Independent Democrat: April 9, 1862, May 27, 1863, January 6, 1864

Owen Hicks

Owen Hicks was born in Blair Co., Pennsylvania and enlisted as a 20 year old Private in Co. C, 7th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 20, 1862. He served with the regiment through the Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Chattanooga, and Atlanta campaigns before being transferred to Co. B, 5th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on October 31, 1864. He was promoted to First Sergeant June 6, 1865 and mustered out July 26, 1865.
Letter: Fremont Journal- March 11, 1864

David J. Thompson

David J. Thompson enlisted as a 24 year old Private in Company C, 7th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 25, 1861, mustering into service the same day. The regiment spent most of its time drilling at Camp Dennison before Lincoln's second call for 300,000 troops for three years convinced most of the regiment to reorganize as a three years' service regiment. Thompson accordingly reenlisted June 20, 1861 and served his entire three year enlistment, taking part in the battle of Cross Lanes, Kernstown, Port Republic, Cedar Mountain, Second Bull Run, Antietam, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg before transferring to the western theater. Here, he participated in the raising of the siege of Chattanooga, and the bloody assault on Rocky Face Ridge and Resaca. Thompson was mustered out with the regiment June 25, 1864 at Columbus, Ohio. The next spring, he was commissioned Quartermaster of the newly formed 191st Ohio Volunteer Infantry, mustering into service March 9, 1865. The 191st Ohio spent its brief service on garrison duty at Winchester, Virginia, where Thompson had fought in the Battle of Kernstown in 1862. He was mustered out of service with his regiment August 27, 1865 at Winchester, Virginia.
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: July 12, 1861

Company E, 7th OVI

Edward W. Billings

Enlisted as a private 6/20/1861, mustered in 6/20/1861, mustered out with regiment 7/6/1864.
Toledo Herald and Times- 10/26/1861

John Wilson Sprague

Enlisted 4/25/1861 as Captain of Company E, 7th OVI, recommissioned Captain 6/17/1861, captured 8/8/1861 at Birch River, VA, exchanged 1/5/1862, promoted 1/23/1862 to Colonel of 63rd Ohio Infantry, won Medal of Honor 7/22/1864 at Decatur, GA for defeating a large force of the enemy and saving the wagons of his corps, promoted to Brigadier General 7/30/1864, resigned commission 11/15/1864, promoted 3/13/1865 to Brevet Major General. Born 4/4/1817 in White Creek, Washington Co., NY, died 12/24/1893 in Tacoma, WA.
Elyria Independent Democrat: October 23, 1861
Norwalk Reflector: December 17, 1861
Toledo Blade- 9/5/1861, 10/16/1861, 12/12/1861, 1/15/1862, 1/21/1862

1st Lieutenant Ralph Lockwood

Enlisted 4/25/1861 as 1st Lieutenant, discharged for re-enlistment 6/17/1861, enlisted as 2nd Lieutenant 6/17/1861, promoted to 1st Lieutenant of Company A 11/25/1861, discharged 11/10/1862.
Toledo Blade- 9/16/1861

Arthur T. Wilcox

Enlisted 4/23/1861 in Company E, 7th Ohio Infantry (3 months) as 2nd Lieutenant, discharged for promotion 6/17/1861. Enlisted 6/17/1861 as 1st Lieutenant, mustered in 6/17/1861, captured 8/26/1861 at Cross Lanes, VA, promoted 7/9/1862 to Captain and transferred to Company D, transferred to Company E 3/10/1863, mustered out 7/6/1864. Enlisted 9/23/1864 as Colonel of 177th Ohio Infantry, mustered out 6/24/1865 at Greensboro, NC.
Toledo Blade- 7/8/1862

Non-Commissioned Officers and Enlisted Personnel

Edward W. Billings

Newspaper Articles about the Unit/Anonymous Letters

Articles:
Elyria Independent Democrat: September 11, 1861, August 20, 1862
Norwalk Reflector: April 15, 1862, June 24, 1862
Toledo Blade- 10/7/1861

Letter:
"W.J." Norwalk Reflector: August 27, 1861
Member, 7th Ohio Infantry. Toledo Blade- 1/18/1862

Websites

This Regiment was organized at Camp Dennison, Ohio, in June 1861 to serve three years. the original members (except veterans) were mustered out July 13, 1864, by reason of expiration of term of service, and the veterans and recruits, together with the veterans and recruits of the 4th OVI were consolidated and designated the Fourth Battalion Ohio Infantry--an organization that was formed June 26, 1864, and mustered out of the service July 12, 1865.

Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:

  • Romney, WV, September 23, 1861
  • Romney, WV (second battle), October 26, 1861
  • Winchester, VA, March 23, 1862
  • Front Royal, VA, May 30, 1862
  • Antietam, MD, September 17, 1862
  • Fredericksburg, VA, December 13, 1862
  • Chancellorsville, VA, May 1-4, 1863
  • Gettysburg, PA, July 1-3, 1863
  • Bristoe Station, VA, October 14, 1863
  • Mine Run, VA (operations at), November 26-28, 1863
  • Wilderness, VA, May 5-7, 1864
  • Po River, VA, May 10, 1864
  • Spottsylvania, VA, May 8-18, 1864
  • North Anna River, VA, May 23-27, 1864
  • Cold Harbor, VA, June 1-12, 1864
  • Petersburg, VA, June 15-19, 1864

Field and Staff

Lieutenant Colonel Charles A. Park

Charles A. Park enlisted as a 28 year old First Lieutenant in Company H, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 20, 1861, mustering into service April 30, 1861. He was promoted to regimental Adjutant to date May 5, 1861, and reenlisted for three years' service on June 10, 1861. Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel to date July 8, 1861, he resigned his commission November 4, 1862.
Letter: Elyria Independent Democrat: August 7, 1861

Lieutenant Colonel Franklin Sawyer

Franklin Sawyer was born July 13, 1825 in Auburn, Crawford Co., Ohio and enlisted as a 35 year old Captain in Company D, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 20, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He reenlisted for three years' service on June 18, 1861, and was promoted to Major July 8, 1861. He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel to date November 25, 1861 and mustered out at that rank July 13, 1864. Sawyer was wounded July 1, 1863 at the Battle of Gettysburg and was awarded a brevet promotion to Brigadier General to date March 13, 1865. He died August 22, 1892 in Norwalk, Ohio.

Norwalk Reflector: June 4, 1861, July 30, 1861, August 20, 1861, September 10, 1861, March 25, 1862, April 8, 1862, April 29, 1862, May 6, 1862, June 3, 1862, July 1, 1862, July 22, 1862, September 2, 1862, September 30, 1862, December 16, 1862, January 6, 1863, July 14, 1863, August 11, 1863, September 15, 1863, November 3, 1863, June 7, 1864
Toledo Blade- 7/14/1863
Tiffin Weekly Tribune: July 24, 1863

Lieutenant Colonel Freeman E. Franklin

(see also 34th Ohio Volunteer Infantry)
Freeman E. Franklin enlisted as a 37 year old captain of Company A, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 22, 1861, mustering into service April 27, 1861. He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel on May 4, 1861, and mustered out August 24, 1861. Commissioned Major in the 34th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 2, 1861, he was mustered into service September 2, 1861. He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel to date May 14, 1862 and to Colonel to date July 18, 1863. He was mustered out September 17, 1864.
Letters: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: May 3, 1861 (2), June 21, 1861
Tiffin Weekly Tribune: January 3, 1862, April 4, 1862, October 3, 1862, October 2, 1863

Adjutant Joseph R. Swigert

Joseph R. Swigert enlisted as a 22 year old Corporal in Company C, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 22, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was commissioned First Lieutenant and designated regimental Adjutant to date July 6, 1861 and served in that role until November 1, 1862. He was then transferred to Company G but was on detached service on General Nathan Kimball's staff. He was awarded a brevet promotion to Major to date November 13, 1863 and was mustered out July 13, 1864.
Letters: Bucyrus Journal- August 2, 1861, November 8, 1861

Major Albert H. Winslow

Albert H. Winslow enlisted as a 33 year old Captain of Company A, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 4, 1861, mustering into service the same day. Promoted to Major to date November 25, 1861, he mustered out July 13, 1864
Letter: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: December 6, 1861

Sergeant Major Wilson S. Parker

Wilson S. Parker enlisted as a 19 year old Private in Company D, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 29, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was promoted to Sergeant at an unknown date and to Sergeant Major to date December 20, 1862. He was mustered out July 13, 1864.
Letter: Seneca Advertiser: January 9, 1863
Norwalk Reflector: April 7, 1863, June 9, 1863, September 22, 1863, December 31, 1863
Norwalk Experiment: November 25, 1861, February 3, 1862, February 24, 1862, March 17, 1862, July 28, 1862, January 1, 1863

Surgeon Thomas Bright

?Thomas McEbright? Enlisted on November 27, 1861, age unknown, as a surgeon, to serve for three years. He resigned January 6, 1863.
Letter: Elyria Independent Democrat: January 29, 1862

Captain Ezra Westcote Clark

(see also 34th Ohio Volunteer Infantry)
Ezra Westcote Clark enlisted as a 22 year First Sergeant of Company A, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 22, 1861, mustering into service April 26, 1861. Promoted to the rank of Captain to date May 6, 1861, he was mustered out August 18, 1861 at Columbus, Ohio.

He was appointed Adjutant of the newly formed 34th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, "Piatt's Zouaves," on August 17, 1861, serving in that capacity for several years. He was promoted to the rank of Captain to date February 29, 1864 and commissioned into the U.S. Adjutant General Dept. He served in this capacity for the remainder of his service, obtaining a brevet promotion to the rank of Major to date May 11, 1865, before mustering out October 30, 1865.
Letters: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: May 3, 1861 (2), May 10, 1861 (2), May 17, 1861, May 24, 1861 (2)
Tiffin Weekly Tribune: October 25, 1861

Roster - Company A, 8th OVI

Captain Benjamin F. Ogle

Benjamin F. Ogle was commissioned a 32 year old First Lieutenant of Company A, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 22, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He mustered out of the three months' service and reenlisted for three years on June 4, 1861. Promoted to Captain to date November 25, 1861, he resigned his commission November 27, 1862.
Letters: Seneca Advertiser: August 2, 1861
Tiffin Weekly Tribune: November 8, 1861, November 22, 1861, January 10, 1862, February 7, 1862, April 11, 1862, October 10, 1862

First Lieutenant Charles W. Barnes

Charles W. Barnes enlisted as a 20 year old Second Lieutenant in Company A, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 22, 1861, mustering into service the same day. Reenlisting for three years' service on June 4, 1861, he was promoted to First Lieutenant to date February 6, 1862 and transferred to Company D. He was killed in action September 17, 1862 at the Battle of Antietam.
Article: Seneca Advertiser: October 24, 1862
Tiffin Weekly Tribune: October 24, 1862
Letters: Seneca Advertiser: October 18, 1861
Tiffin Weekly Tribune: October 18, 1861

First Lieutenant William D. Wetherell

William D. Wetherell enlisted as a 21 year old Sergeant in Company E, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 24, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He reenlisted for three years' service on June 25, 1861, and was promoted to First Sergeant August 28, 1861. He was commissioned Second Lieutenant to date March 11, 1862, and to First Lieutenant to date October 17, 1862. He was transferred to Company A on February 23, 1863 and was mustered out July 13, 1864.
Letter: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: October 23, 1863

Second Lieutenant John N. Travis

John N. Travis enlisted as a 22 year old Private in Company A, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 22, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He reenlisted for three years' service on May 28, 1861 and was promoted to Corporal. Commissioned Second Lieutenant to date November 7, 1862, he was mustered out July 13, 1864. He later was commissioned Second Lieutenant in the 2nd veteran Volunteers Infantry on February 20, 1865, being promoted to First Lieutenant to date September 26, 1865. He served with this regiment until mustered out March 16, 1866. He served in the Army again from January 22, 1867 to August 11, 1868. He received a brevet promotion to First Lieutenant to date March 2, 1867 for services at the Battle of Gettysburg.
Letter: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: December 20, 1861, March 7, 1862, January 2, 1863

Sergeant Peter J. Hosler

Peter J. Hosler enlisted as a 28 year old Corporal in Company A, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 2, 1861, mustering into service the same day. Promoted to Sergeant January 17, 1863, he was mustered out July 13, 1864.
Letter: Seneca Advertiser: February 20, 1863

Sergeant Edward Jones

Edward Jones enlisted as a 21 year old Private in Company A, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on May 28, 1861, mustering into service the same day. Wounded in the head July 3, 1863 at the Battle of Gettysburg, he died of his wounds February 28, 1864 at Camp Dennison, Ohio. The following letter from an unknown comrade pays tribute to Jones.
Letter: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: March 31, 1864

Sergeant Samuel S. Kissinger

(also 65th New York Volunteer Infantry)
Samuel S. Kissinger enlisted as a 24 year old Sergeant in Company A, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 22, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was discharged to join Co. K, 65th New York Volunteer Infantry to date May 20, 1861. He enlisted as a Sergeant in Company K, 65th New York on August 3, 1861, mustering into service the same day.

Kissinger served with the regiment through the entire war, rising successively in rank to First Sergeant (September 1, 1864), Second Lieutenant (September 1, 1864), First Lieutenant of Company E (September 10, 1864), and finally to the rank of Captain of Company K (May 11, 1865). Having reenlisted as a veteran on January 5, 1864, he was mustered out July 17, 1865 at Hall's Hill, Virginia.
Letters: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: April 26, 1861

Corporal Samuel F. Poorman

Samuel F. Poorman enlisted as a 21 year old Corporal in Company A, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 22, 1861, mustering into service the same day. Many members of the 8th Ohio desiring to enlist as a three years' regiment, Poorman was mustered out May 28, 1861 to enlist in the three years' regiment. On June 1, 1862, he was appointed hospital steward and transferred to the U.S. Regular Army.
Letters: Seneca Advertiser: May 3, 1861, May 17, 1861, May 31, 1861
Tiffin Weekly Tribune: August 9, 1861

Private Andrew H. Byers

Andrew H. Byers enlisted as a 30 year old Private in Company A, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on May 28, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was discharged for disability January 17, 1862. He later served as Captain of Company D, 86th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, being commissioned May 26, 1862 and mustered out September 25, 1862 at Camp Chase, Columbus, Ohio.
Letters: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: May 31, 1861, June 14, 1861

Private John W. Canary (Carney)

John W. Canary enlisted as a 19 year old Private in Company A, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 22, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was mustered out May 28, 1861 to enlist in the regiment for three years' service. He was mustered out July 13, 1864.
Letter: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: April 26, 1861

Private Fernando N. Colwell

Fernando N. Colwell enlisted as a 21 year old Private in Company A, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 22, 1861, mustering into service the same day. Reenlisting of three years' service on May 28, 1861, he was mustered out July 13, 1864.
Letters: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: June 28, 1861, July 12, 1861, August 23, 1861

Private William L. Myers

William L. Myers enlisted as a 20 year old Private in Company A, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 2, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was discharged on a surgeon's certificate of disability on January 17, 1862.
Letter: Seneca Advertiser: July 26, 1861
Tiffin Weekly Tribune: October 25, 1861

Private Edward T. Naylor

Edward T. Naylor enlisted as a 19 year old Private in Company A, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 22, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He reenlisted for three years' service on May 28, 1861 and was mustered out July 13, 1864.
Letter: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: July 28, 1861

Private Rufus M. Norton

Rufus M. Norton enlisted as a 21 year old Private in Company A, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 24, 1861, mustering into service the same day. On June 5, 1861, he reenlisted in the three years' organization of the 8th Ohio, serving until he was mustered out July 13, 1864.
Letter: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: May 15, 1863

Roster - Company C, 8th OVI

Captain Francis W. Butterfield, Company C

Francis W. Butterfield enlisted as a 30 year old Captain in Company C, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 20, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He reenlisted for three years' service on June 5, 1861, and mustered out with the regiment July 13, 1864. On March 10, 1865, he was commissioned Colonel of the 192nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry and was mustered out of service September 1, 1865 at Winchester, Virginia.
Letters: Bucyrus Journal- May 24, 1861, November 1, 1861 (2), November 15, 1861, November 22, 1861, January 31, 1862, March 14, 1862, April 4, 1862 (2), May 30, 1862, July 18, 1862, January 2, 1863, February 27, 1863, March 13, 1863, April 3, 1863, April 24, 1863, May 1, 1863, May 22, 1863, June 12, 1863, January 15, 1864, February 19, 1864, May 6, 1864

Captain David Lewis, Companies C and G

David Lewis enlisted as a 23 year old Second Lieutenant in Co. C, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 23, 1861 and continued with the three years' organization, mustering in June 5, 1861, which date also saw his promotion to First Lieutenant. Promoted to regimental Adjutant to date November 1, 1862, he served in that capacity only briefly before being promoted to the rank of Captain to date January 15, 1863, and transferring to the command of Company G. He was wounded in action May 6, 1864 at the Battle of the Wilderness, and mustered out July 13, 1864.
Letters: Bucyrus Journal- January 31, 1862, April 4, 1862, May 30, 1862, October 10, 1862, January 30, 1863
Fremont Journal- May 27, 1864

First Lieutenant Enoch W. Merriman, Company C

Enoch W. Merriman enlisted as a 30 year old First Lieutenant in Company C, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 20, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He chose not to enlist for three years' service and was mustered out August 18, 1861 at Columbus, Ohio.
Letter: Bucyrus Journal- May 3, 1861

Sergeant Major Eugene Ewing Henthorn, Company C

Eugene E. Henthorn enlisted as a 21 year old Private in Company C, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 15, 1861, mustering into service the same day. Promoted first to Sergeant then to Sergeant Major to date August 3, 1862, he was killed in action December 13, 1862 at the Battle of Fredericksburg.
Letters: Bucyrus Journal- July 26, 1861, March 28, 1862 (2)

Corporal Alexander Crosson, Company C

Alexander Crosson enlisted as a 44 year old Corporal in Company C, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 1, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was discharged for disability on October 6, 1861.
Letters: Bucyrus Journal: July 5, 1861, October 11, 1861

Corporal William Kerr, Company C

William Kerr enlisted as a 23 year old Private in Company C, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 15, 1861, mustering into service the same day. Promoted to Corporal February 1, 1862, he was killed in action March 23, 1862 at the Battle of Kernstown.
Obituary: Bucyrus Journal: September 12, 1862

Corporal Samuel Myers, Company C

Samuel Myers enlisted as a 23 year old Private in Company C, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 1, 1861, mustering into service the same day. Promoted to Corporal January 1, 1862, he was mustered out July 13, 1864.
Letters: Bucyrus Journal- October 11, 1861

Private Cornelius Albertson, Company C

Cornelius Albertson enlisted as a 30 year old Private in Company C, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 1, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was mustered out July 13, 1864. On February 25, 1865, he enlisted as a Private in Company C, 197th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, mustering into service April 1, 1865. Promoted to Corporal on April 3, 1865, he was mustered out July 31, 1865 at Camp Bradford, Baltimore, Maryland.
Letter: Bucyrus Journal: October 3, 1862

Private Jacob Couts, Company C

Jacob Couts enlisted as a 20 year old Private in Company C, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 1, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He transferred to the 6th U.S. Cavalry on October 23, 1862.
Letter: Bucyrus Journal: October 3, 1862

Private Matthew R. DuBois, Company C

Matthew R. DuBois enlisted as a 25 year old Private in Company C, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 22, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He died December 24, 1862 at Falmouth, Virginia. The following letter, from his company commander Captain Francis W. Butterfield, gives the circumstances of his demise.
Letter: Bucyrus Journal: January 2, 1863

Private Thomas Lomason, Company C

Thomas Lomason enlisted as a 22 year old Private in Company C, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 22, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was transferred the Veterans Reserve Corps on November 19, 1863.
Letter: Crawford County Forum: April 11, 1862

Private John Martin, Companies D and C

John Martin enlisted as an 18 year old Private in Company D, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 15, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He transferred to Company C on June 25, 1861and enlisted in the 6th U.S. Cavalry on October 23, 1862.
Letter: Crawford County Forum: September 13, 1861

Roster - Company D, 8th OVI

Captain Daniel C. Daggett, Company D

Daniel C. Daggett enlisted as a 33 year old Second Lieutenant in Company D, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 20, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He mustered out on June 18, 1861 to enlist in the three years' service and was promoted to Captain to date July 9, 1861. He resigned his commission June 27, 1862.
Letter: Norwalk Experiment: October 14, 1861

Corporal George A. Darke, Company D

(Also a member of 123rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry)
George A. Darke enlisted as a 22 year old Corporal in Company D, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 29, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was mustered out August 18, 1861 at Columbus, Ohio.
Later in the war, he enlisted as a Sergeant in Company B, 123rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 21, 1862, mustering into service September 24, 1862. Captured June 15, 1863 at the Second Battle of Winchester, he was discharged for promotion to Second Lieutenant in the 37th U.S. Colored Troops on January 15, 1865. Promoted to First Lieutenant to date January 12, 1866, he was mustered out February 11, 1867.
Letters: Norwalk Reflector: May 7, 1861, May 14, 1861
Norwalk Reflector: November 17, 1863, March 8, 1864, October 18, 1864

Private Henry W. Crosby, Company D

Henry W. Crosby enlisted as a 19 year old Private in Company D, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 29, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was mustered out August 18, 1861 at Columbus, Ohio.
Letter: Norwalk Reflector: May 21, 1861

Private Samuel T.A. Van Sciver, Company D

Samuel T.A. Van Sciver enlisted as a 33 year old Private in Company D, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 29, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was mustered out August 18, 1861 at Columbus, Ohio.
Letter: Norwalk Experiment: May 13, 1861

Roster - Company E, 8th OVI

Captain James E. Gregg

Enlisted 6/17/1861 as Captain, served 1863-1864 as Division Inspector, mustered out with company 7/13/1864.
Toledo Blade- 10/18/1861

Roster - Company F, 8th OVI

First Lieutenant Charles M. Fouke

Charles enlisted April 24, 1861 in Fremont, Ohio as a First Lieutenant in Co. F, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry and was mustered out of the 3 months organization on June 5, 1861, reenlisting immediately as a 3 years volunteer. He served with the regiment through the Peninsula, Second Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, and Chancellorsville campaigns before his discharge, which occurred June 7, 1863 in Washington, D.C. He married Amelia Vandercook February 1, 1858 in Fremont, Ohio.
Letters: Fremont Journal- May 9, 1861, July 19, 1861, August 2, 1861, July 18, 1862, August 1, 1862

First Lieutenant Henry A. Farmer

Henry A. Farmer enlisted as a 23 year old First Sergeant in Company F, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 5, 1861. He was promoted to Second Lieutenant of Company A on February 6, 1862, serving in that capacity through the Peninsula, Antietam, and campaigns before transferring back to Company F November 29, 1862. He was promoted to First Lieutenant to date January 7, 1863, and served with the regiment through the hard fought campaigns of 1863 and 1864 before mustered out July 13, 1864.
Letter: Fremont Journal- December 6, 1861
Letter: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: July 3, 1863

Sergeant Michael F. Halderman

Michael Halderman enlisted as a 21 year old Private in Co. F, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 24, 1861 and was mustered out into the three years' service on June 5, 1861. He served with the 8th Ohio throughout the war, being promoted to Corporal and then Sergeant before mustering out July 13, 1864. He later served in Co. K, 29th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, being drafted October 14, 1864. He was promoted to Corporal January 1, 1865, and to Sergeant June 7, 1865 before mustered out of service July 13, 1865.
Letter: Fremont Journal- July 18, 1862

Private Jacob A. Lemmon

Jacob Lemon enlisted as a 44 year old Private in Co. F, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry at Washington, Ohio on October 5, 1862. He took part in the Chancellorsville and Gettysburg campaigns before he was killed in action November 27, 1863 at Mine Run, Virginia. He is buried at Fredericksburg National Cemetery.
Letter: Fremont Journal- May 1, 1863

Private DeWitt C. Lloyd

DeWitt C. Lloyd enlisted as a 21 year old Private in Company F, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 5, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was promoted to Corporal during his service and was discharged December 29, 1862.
Letter: Sandusky Democrat- November 6, 1861

Private Samuel Paden

Samuel Paden enlisted as a 23 year old Private in Co. F, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 5, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was transferred to the 4th Ohio Battalion on June 24, 1864.
Letter: Sandusky Democrat- November 6, 1861

Roster - Company G, 8th OVI

Private Nathaniel G. Foster

Nathaniel G. Foster enlisted as a 21 year old Private in Company G, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 24, 1861, mustering into service. He mustered out with many members of his company on June 5, 1861 to reenlist as three years' volunteers. He was mustered out July 13, 1864
Letter: Sandusky Democrat- October 9, 1861

Roster - Company H, 8th OVI

First Lieutenant Elijah Hayden

Elijah Hayden enlisted as a 32 year old Corporal in Company H, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 20, 1861, mustering into service April 30, 1861. He reenlisted for three years' service on June 24, 1861 and was promoted to Sergeant the same day. He was commissioned Second Lieutenant March 11, 1862 and to First Lieutenant to date April 26, 1862. He was killed in action July 3, 1863 at the Battle of Gettysburg.
Letter: Elyria Independent Democrat: September 11, 1861, August 27, 1862, October 1, 1862

First Lieutenant Stephen Strange

Stephen Strange enlisted as a 29 year old Private in Company H, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 20, 1861, mustering into service April 30, 1861. He reenlisted for three years' service on June 5, 1861 and was commissioned Second Lieutenant. He was wounded in action July 2, 1863 at the Battle of Gettysburg, and again May 6, 1864 at the Battle of the Wilderness. Promoted to First Lieutenant to date March 3, 1864, he was mustered out July 13, 1864.
Letters: Elyria Independent Democrat: September 2, 1863, February 17, 1864

First Sergeant Albert D. West

Albert D. West enlisted as a 19 year old Private in Company H, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 20, 1861, mustering into service April 30, 1861. He reenlisted for three years service on June 24, 1861 and was promoted to Sergeant the same day. He was promoted to First Sergeant in early 1862 and was killed in action September 17, 1862 at the Battle of Antietam. The following letter gives the circumstances of his demise.
Letter: Elyria Independent Democrat: October 1, 1862

Sergeant Alonzo O. Packerd

Alonzo O. Packerd enlisted as a 25 year old Sergeant in Company H, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 20, 1861, mustering into service April 30, 1861. He was mustered out August 22, 1861.
Letter: Elyria Independent Democrat: May 29, 1861

Sergeant Thaddeus S. Potter

Thaddeus S. Potter enlisted as a 23 year old Corporal in Company H, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 24, 1861, mustering into service the same day. Promoted to the rank of Sergeant during his service, he mustered out with the regiment July 13, 1864.
Letters: Elyria Independent Democrat: September 30, 1863, February 24, 1864

Private William H. Clough

William H. Clough enlisted as a 30 year old Private in Company H, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 20, 1861, mustering into service April 30, 1861. He reenlisted for three years' service on June 24, 1861. Clough was mustered out July 13, 1864.
Letter: Elyria Independent Democrat: August 5, 1863

Roster - Company I, 8th OVI

Major Azor Howitt Nickerson

Azor Howitt Nickerson was born in Ohio and enlisted as a 23 year old Second Lieutenant of Company I, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 30, 1861, mustering into service the same day. Promoted to First Lieutenant to date April 29, 1862 and to Captain January 20, 1863, Nickerson was dangerously wounded July 3, 1863 at the Battle of Gettysburg. He recovered and transferred to the Veterans' Reserve Corps on November 12, 1863. Awarded a brevet promotion to Major to date March 13, 1865, he was mustered out of volunteer service April 19, 1866 but served in the regular Army until November 15, 1883.
Letters: Elyria Independent Democrat: September 11, 1861, September 18, 1861, September 25, 1861, October 16, 1861, October 30, 1861, November 6, 1861, January 1, 1862, January 22, 1862, February 26, 1862, April 16, 1862, July 9, 1862, July 23, 1862, July 30, 1862, August 6, 1862, August 13, 1862, August 27, 1862, September 3, 1862, September 10, 1862, September 17, 1862, September 24, 1862, January 7, 1863, January 14, 1863, January 28, 1863, February 4, 1863, March 4, 1863, April 1, 1863, May 20, 1863, June 24, 1863, July 1, 1863, November 18, 1863, November 25, 1863, May 25, 1864

Captain Elizur G. Johnson

Elizur G. Johnson enlisted as a 24 year old First Lieutenant in Company I, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 20, 1861, mustering into service April 24, 1861. Promoted to Captain on May 5, 1861, and was mustered out August 21, 1861.
Letters: Elyria Independent Democrat: May 1, 1861, May 15, 1861, May 22, 1861, June 12, 1861, June 26, 1861

First Lieutenant Lewis Breckenridge

Lewis Breckenridge enlisted as a 28 year old Second Lieutenant in Company I, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 20, 1861, mustering into service April 24, 1861. Promoted to First Lieutenant on May 5, 1861, he was mustered out August 21, 1861.
Letter: Elyria Independent Democrat: May 15, 1861

First Lieutenant David R. Wallace

David R. Wallace enlisted as a 30 year old First Sergeant in Company I, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 10, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was commissioned Second Lieutenant to date April 29, 1862 and to First Lieutenant to date January 20, 1863. He was dismissed.
Article: Elyria Independent Democrat: May 27, 1863
Letters: Elyria Independent Democrat: July 2, 1862, July 30, 1862

Sergeant Ransom E. Braman

Letter:Elyria Independent Democrat: July 15, 1863

Sergeant Edgar H. Irish

Edgar H. Irish enlisted as a 21 year old Private in Company I, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 10, 1861, mustering into service the same date. Promoted to Sergeant during his service, he was transferred to Co. A, 4th Ohio Battalion on August 1, 1864 before mustering out September 10, 1864.
Letter: Elyria Independent Democrat: July 15, 1863, January 13, 1864, March 9, 1864

Corporal Lucien Abbott

Lucien Abbott enlisted as a 25 year old Corporal in Company I, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 10, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was transferred to Co. A, 4th Ohio Battalion on July 13, 1864, but his further record is unclear.
Letters: Elyria Independent Democrat: July 15, 1863, May 25, 1864

Corporal Henry Julius Hart

Henry J. Hart enlisted as a 19 year old Private in Company I, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 10, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was promoted to Corporal in 1862 and was discharged September 15, 1863.
Letter: Elyria Independent Democrat: September 3, 1862, December 10, 1862, December 31, 1862, March 18, 1863, July 15, 1863

Corporal Horace R. Pond

Horace R. Pond enlisted as a 19 year old Corporal in Company I, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 10, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was discharged for disability on November 30, 1862.
Letter: Elyria Independent Democrat: March 5, 1862

Corporal Horace W. Snow

Horace W. Snow enlisted as an 18 year old Corporal in Company I, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 10, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was discharged December 16, 1862.
Letter: Elyria Independent Democrat: June 4, 1862

Private John C. Biggs

John C. Biggs enlisted as a 22 year old Private in Company I, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 20, 1861, mustering into service April 24, 1861. He mustered out August 10, 1861 and reenlisted for three years' service with the same company that day. Wounded in action July 3, 1863 at the Battle of Gettysburg, he was transferred to the Veterans Reserve Corps January 12, 1864.
Letter: Elyria Independent Democrat: October 9, 1861, January 29, 1862, March 19, 1862, May 21, 1862

Newspaper Articles about the Unit/Anonymous Letters

Articles:
The Lorain Eagle: May 6, 1861
Elyria Independent Democrat: April 24, 1861, May 1, 1861, July 29, 1863
Norwalk Reflector: April 30, 1861, April 15, 1862, September 30, 1862, December 30, 1862, May 26, 1863
Norwalk Experiment: April 29, 1861
Bucyrus Journal: April 26, 1861, April 11, 1862, April 25, 1862, September 26, 1862, October 3, 1862, December 26, 1862 (2), March 6, 1863, April 3, 1863
Crawford County Forum: April 26, 1861
Fremont Journal- September 26, 1862, October 3, 1862, December 26, 1862, April 10, 1863, July 17, 1863, May 20, 1864
Sandusky Democrat- April 2, 1862
Seneca Advertiser: April 26, 1861, May 24, 1861, July 5, 1861, September 26, 1862, January 2, 1863, July 17, 1863, December 11, 1863, May 20, 1864
Tiffin Weekly Tribune: April 26, 1861, April 4, 1862, May 23, 1862, October 3, 1862, November 14, 1862, December 12, 1862, March 6, 1863, July 7, 1864
Toledo Blade- September 27, 1862, July 15, 1863, May 17, 1864

Letters
"F.," Company I. Elyria Independent Democrat: April 2, 1862
"Q.P.Z.," Company I. Elyria Independent Democrat: February 26, 1862
"C.L.," Company D. Norwalk Experiment: April 14, 1864
Unknown. Norwalk Reflector: October 8, 1861
"Camp Fire". Fremont Sentinel- July 23, 1862
"John," Company F. Fremont Journal-June 7, 1861 (3), June 21, 1861 (2)
Unknown, Company F. Fremont Journal- June 28, 1861
"B.," Company A. Tiffin Weekly Tribune: May 10, 1861, June 14, 1861, July 12, 1861
"D.E.R.," Company A. Tiffin Weekly Tribune: March 13, 1863
"Frank," Company A. Tiffin Weekly Tribune: October 17, 1862
"Fred," Company A. Seneca Advertiser: July 5, 1861
Unknown, Company A. Tiffin Weekly Tribune: September 13, 1861, March 31, 1864
"Culpepper". Tiffin Weekly Tribune: February 25, 1864
"K.J." Tiffin Weekly Tribune: February 18, 1864
"M." Tiffin Weekly Tribune: October 30, 1863, February 4, 1864
"A Soldier". Crawford County Forum: October 18, 1861
Unknown. Bucyrus Journal: April 18, 1862, July 4, 1862

Websites

 

This Regiment was organized at Camp Dennison, Ohio, from June 20, 1861 to September 3, 1862, to serve three years. The original members (except veterans) were mustered out in June 1864 by reason of expiration of term of service, and the veterans and recruits consolidated into a Battalion, and retained in service until June 11, 1865, when it was mustered out in accordance with orders from the War Department.

Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:

  • Hawk's Nest, WV, August 20, 1861
  • Gauley Bridge, WV, November 10, 1861
  • Princeton, WV, May 15-18, 1862
  • Bull Run Bridge, VA, August 27, 1862
  • Frederick, MD, September 12, 1862
  • South Mountain, MD, September 14, 1862
  • Antietam, MD, September 17, 1862
  • Hoover's Gap, TN, June 25, 1863
  • Tullahoma, TN, July 1, 1863
  • Chickamauga, GA, September 19-20, 1863
  • Lookout Mountain, TN, November 24, 1863
  • Missionary Ridge, TN, November 25, 1863
  • Ringgold, GA, November 27, 1863
  • Buzzard Roost, GA, February 25, 1864
  • Resaca, GA, May 14, 1864

Company A, 11th OVI

Captain Calvin J. Childs

Enlisted 4/15/1861 as Captain, mustered out 6/14/1861, enlisted 6/14/1861 as Captain, resigned commission 5/7/1862.
Perrysburg Journal--10/31/1861

Company D, 11th OVI

Private William C. Philo

Enlisted 6/20/1861, mustered out 6/21/1864.
Perrysburg Journal--5/6/1863

Company F, 11th OVI

Private Elijah H. Eyer

Elijah H. Eyer enlisted as a 27 year old Private in Company F, 11th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 18, 1861, mustering into service April 26, 1861. He reenlisted for three years' service on June 20, 1861, and mustered out June 20, 1864.
Letters: Darke County Democrat- November 6, 1861, November 20, 1861, November 27, 1861, March 26, 1862, April 16, 1862, May 7, 1862, June 11, 1862, July 2, 1862, July 30, 1862, August 20, 1862, November 26, 1862, December 17, 1862, December 31, 1862

Articles about the Unit/Anonymous Letters

Articles:
Darke County Democrat- May 22, 1861

Letters:
"C.," Company K. Darke County Democrat- May 8, 1861, May 22, 1861, June 12, 1861, June 19, 1861
"Greenville". Darke County Democrat- May 8, 1861 (2)
"Ye Soldier Boy". Darke County Democrat- May 22, 1861

Websites

This Regiment was organized at Camp Dennison, Ohio from June 19 to 29, 1861 to serve three years. It was mustered out July 11, 1864, by reason of expiration of term of service, and the veterans and recruits transferred to the 23rd OVI.

Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:

  • Scary Creek, WV, July 17, 1861
  • Gauly Bridge, WV, August 25, 1861
  • Carnifax Ferry, WV, September 10, 1861
  • Bull Run Bridge, VA, August 27, 1862
  • Frederick, MD, September 12, 1862
  • South Mountain, MD, September 14, 1862
  • Antietam, MD, September 17, 1862
  • Fayetteville, WV, May 17-20, 1863
  • Meadow Bluff, WV, December 12, 1863
  • Cloyd's Mountain, VA, May 9-10, 1864
  • Lynchburg, VA, June 17-18, 1864

Roster - Company C, 12th OVI

Orange Eugene Bushon

Orange Eugene Bushon enlisted in the latter part of February, 1864, in Co. C, 12th O.V.I., was killed at the battle of Dallas, Ga., May 27th, 1864. Age 17 years.
Obituary--Hancock Jeffersonian, Feb 2, 1866

Articles about the Unit/Anonymous Letters

"R.W." Wyandot Pioneer- February 20, 1863 pg. 1

Websites

This Regiment was organized at Camp Dennison, Ohio from June 12-26, 1861, to serve three years. The original members (except veterans) were mustered out June 26, 1864, by reason of expiration of term of service, and the organization, composed of veterans and recruits, retained in the service until December 5, 1865, when it was mustered out in accordance with orders from the War Department.

Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:

  • Shiloh, TN, April 6-7, 1862
  • Corinth, MS (Occupation of), May 30, 1862
  • Stone River, TN, December 31, 1862-January 2, 1863
  • Liberty Gap, TN, June 25, 1863
  • Chickamauga, GA, September 19-20, 1863
  • Missionary Ridge, TN, November 25, 1863
  • Rocky Face Ridge, GA, February 25-27, 1864
  • Cassville, GA, May 19-22, 1864
  • Dallas, GA, May 25-June 4, 1864
  • Pickett's Mills, GA, May 27, 1864
  • Kennesaw Mountain, GA, June 9-30, 1864
  • Atlanta, GA (Hood's first sortie), July 22, 1864
  • Lovejoy Station, GA, September 2-6, 1864
  • Franklin, TN, November 30, 1864
  • Nashville, TN, December 1-16, 1864

Roster - Field and Staff

Musician Josiah Chance

Enlisted 7/2/1861 as Musician, discharged 9/3/1862, enlisted 12/17/1863 as a Bugler in the 7th Ohio Cavalry, discharged 9/13/1864 for promotion, promoted to Captain in 127th United States Colored Troops 9/13/1864, mustered out 10/20/1865, subsequent service in U.S. Army until death in 1885.
Perrysburg Journal--5/7/1862

Roster - Company E

Sergeant William Harrison Coon, Company E

William Harrison Coon enlisted as a 35 year old Corporal in Company E, 13th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 11, 1861, mustering into service June 26, 1861. Promoted to Sergeant during his service, he was mustered out June 15, 1864.
Letter: Lima Weekly Gazette: January 29, 1862

Articles about the Unit/Anonymous Letters

William McConnell. Bucyrus Journal: September 11, 1863

Websites

This Regiment was organized at Toledo, Ohio from August 14-September 5, 1861, to serve three years. On the expiration of term of service the original members (except veterans) were mustered out and the organization, composed of veterans and recruits, retained in the service until July 11, 1865, when it was mustered out in accordance with orders from the War Department.

Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:

  • Wild Cat, KY, October 21, 1861
  • Mill Springs, KY, January 19-20, 1862
  • Shiloh, TN, April 6-7, 1862
  • Corinth, MS (Siege of), April 30, 1862
  • Hoover's Gap, TN, June 27, 1863
  • Chickamauga, GA, September 19-20, 1863
  • Missionary Ridge, TN, November 25, 1863
  • Ringgold, GA, November 27, 1863
  • Dalton, GA, May 9, 1864
  • Resaca, GA, May 13-16, 1864
  • Kennesaw Mountain, GA, June 9-30, 1864
  • Utoy Creek, GA, August 5-7, 1864
  • Jonesboro, GA, September 1, 1864
  • Goldsboro, NC, march 21, 1865

Field and Staff

Major General James B. Steedman

Enlisted 4/25/1861 as Colonel of 14th Ohio Infantry, mustered out 8/13/1861 at Toledo, OH. Re-enlisted 8/16/1861 as Colonel of 14th Ohio Infantry, promoted to Brigadier General 7/17/1862, promoted to Major General 4/20/1864, resigned commission 7/19/1866. Born 4/29/1817 in Northumberland Co., PA, died 10/18/1883 in Toledo, OH.
Toledo Blade- 1/31/1863
Toledo Herald and Times- 4/25/1861, 4/26/1861, 6/13/1861

Samuel S. Read, "Erie", Secretary to Major General James B. Steedman

Toledo Blade- 1/18/1864, 1/20/1864, 1/29/1864, 2/1/1864, 2/2/1864, 2/10/1864, 2/16/1864, 2/27/1864, 3/2/1864, 3/4/1864, 3/9/1864, 3/14/1864, 3/18/1864, 3/30/1864, 4/18/1864, 5/3/1864, 5/14/1864, 5/17/1864, 5/24/1864, 6/4/1864, 6/11/1864, 6/21/1864, 7/13/1864, 7/23/1864, 8/2/1864, 8/12/1864, 9/21/1864, 10/22/1864, 10/26/1864, 11/19/1864, 11/22/1864, 11/30/1864, 1/5/1865, 1/7/1865, 1/12/1865, 1/20/1865, 2/3/1865, 3/15/1865, 3/20/1865, 3/31/1865, 4/13/1865, 4/26/1865

Lieutenant Colonel Henry Dennison Kingsbury

Enlisted 4/25/1861 as 1st Lieutenant and Quartermaster, mustered in 4/27/1861, mustered out 8/13/1861 at Toledo, Oh, enlisted 8/17/1861 as Captain of Company A, 14th Ohio Infantry, promoted to Major 7/17/1862, promoted to Lieutenant Colonel 12/27/1862, mustered out 11/8/1864. Enlisted 3/6/1865 as Colonel of 189th Ohio Infantry, promoted to Brevet Brigadier General 3/10/1865, mustered out with regiment 9/28/1865 at Nashville, TN. Born in 1818 in Massachusetts, died 1/21/1904 at Toledo, OH
Toledo Blade- 6/5/1861, 9/16/1863, 5/8/1865
Toledo Daily Commercial- 8/10/1863

Captain (Major) John W. Wilson

Enlisted 4/23/1861 as a Musician in Company D, 14th Ohio Infantry, mustered out 8/13/1861 at Toledo, OH. Re-enlisted 8/28/1861 as Captain of Company E, 14th Ohio Infantry, promoted to Major 1/20/1863, wounded 9/1/1864 at the Battle of Jonesboro, died of wounds 10/3/1864 at Marietta, Georgia.
Defiance Democrat- 6/13/1861, 10/26/1861, 11/9/1861, 11/16/1861, 12/21/1861, 1/25/1862, 2/8/1862, 8/2/1862, 8/9/1862, 12/27/1862, 3/7/1863, 3/21/1863
Toledo Blade- 10/30/1863

Chaplain Edwin B. Raffensberger, "E.B.R."

Enlisted 9/17/1861 as Chaplain, mustered in 9/17/1861, resigned commission 2/24/1863.
Toledo Blade- 10/25/1861, 10/26/1861, 10/29/1861, 11/2/1861, 11/8/1861, 11/13/1861, 12/21/1861, 1/28/1862
Toledo Herald and Times- 10/26/1861

Surgeon Waldo C. Daniels

Enlisted 4/25/1861 as Assistant Surgeon, mustered out 8/13/1861 at Toledo, OH. Re-enlisted as Surgeon 8/16/1861, resigned commission 11/7/1862. Re-commissioned as assistant surgeon into U.S. Volunteer Medical Staff 9/9/1863, promoted to Surgeon 6/30/1864, promoted to Brevet Lieutenant Colonel 3/23/1865, mustered out 8/5/1865.
Toledo Blade- 5/8/1862
Toledo Herald and Times- 6/14/1861

Surgeon George E. Sloat

George E. Sloat enlisted as a 37 year old Assistant Surgeon of the 14th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on September 9, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was promoted to Surgeon to date November 7, 1862, and was mustered out November 3, 1863.
Toledo Blade- 9/17/1864
Elyria Independent Democrat: November 6, 1861, November 20, 1861, December 11, 1861, January 29, 1862, February 5, 1862, July 23, 1862, August 20, 1862, September 24, 1862, November 19, 1862, December 10, 1862, January 21, 1863, January 25, 1865, February 15, 1865, February 22, 1865, April 26, 1865

Captain Ezra B. Kirk, Regimental Quartermaster

Enlisted as Quartermaster with rank of Lieutenant 8/15/1861, promoted to Captain 2/8/1864, mustered out with regiment 7/11/1865.
Toledo Blade- 1/27/1863

Quartermaster Sergeant Saunders M. Huyck

Williams County Leader- 12/5/1861, 1/16/1862

Company A, 14th OVI

Captain Seth B. Moe

Enlisted 4/22/1861 as Captain, mustered in 4/27/1861, mustered out 8/13/1861 at Toledo, OH. Re-enlisted 8/21/1861 as Adjutant, promoted to Captain and Assistant Adjutant General on Gen. Steedman's staff 8/8/1862, discharge not given.
Toledo Blade- 5/7/1861, 6/7/1861, 6/11/1861, 12/5/1863

Captain Joseph B. Newton

Enlisted 8/21/1861 as a Corporal in Company A, promoted to Sergeant Major 2/23/1862, promoted to 2nd Lieutenant 11/2/1862 and transferred to Company B, promoted to 1st Lieutenant 2/5/1863 and transferred to Company H, promoted to Adjutant 8/25/1863, promoted to Captain 11/18/1864 and transferred to Company A, mustered out with regiment 7/11/1865.
Toledo Blade- 2/20/1862, 2/25/1862, 3/1/1862, 3/15/1862, 3/25/1862, 3/26/1862, 4/2/1862, 4/8/1862, 4/17/1862, 5/8/1862, 5/14/1862, 5/28/1862, 5/30/1862, 6/10/1862, 6/18/1862, 6/26/1862, 11/24/1862, 1/14/1863, 9/22/1863, 10/2/1863, 10/5/1863, 2/4/1863, 2/10/1864, 2/16/1864, 2/25/1864, 3/21/1864

Private Robert H. Bliven

Enlisted 4/22/1861 as a Private in Company A, 14th Ohio Infantry, mustered out 8/13/1861 at Toledo, OH, enlisted as quartermaster sergeant 9/16/1861 of 3rd Ohio Cavalry, mustered in 12/11/1861, mustered out 12/15/1862 at Columbus, OH.
Toledo Blade- 6/4/1861, 6/20/1861
Toledo Herald and Times- 6/11/1861

Private Lyman A. Carpenter

Lyman A. Carpenter enlisted as a 20 year old Private in Company H, 14th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on September 5, 1861, mustering into service the same day. Severely wounded in the left forearm September 19, 1863 at the Battle of Chickamauga, he was discharged for wounds February 15, 1864.
Letter: Norwalk Reflector: April 7, 1863

Private William H. Coalwell

Enlisted 1/11/1864 as a Private, wounded in action 9/1/1864 at the Battle of Jonesboro, discharged for disability 6/21/1865 at Camp Cleveland, OH.
Toledo Blade- 9/21/1864

Corporal Henry Roemer

Record not in state roster
Toledo Herald and Times- 5/31/1861

Sergeant James B. Smith

Enlisted 8/17/1861 as a Sergeant, promoted to hospital steward 7/1/1862, died of disease 6/23/1863 at Nashville, Tennessee.
Perrysburg Journal--3/6/1862, 4/17/1862

Private George Duncan Forsyth

Enlisted 4/22/1861 as a private, mustered in 4/27/1861, mustered out with regiment 8/13/1861 at Toledo, Ohio.
Toledo Herald and Times- 6/12/1861

Private William A. Snyder

Enlisted 4/22/1861 as a private, mustered in 4/27/1861, mustered out with the regiment 8/13/1861 at Toledo, Ohio.
Toledo Herald and Times- 6/3/1861, 6/12/1861

Private Albert V. Wilder

Enlisted 4/22/1861 as a private, mustered in 4/27/1861, mustered out with the regiment 8/13/1861 at Toledo, Ohio.
Toledo Herald and Times- 6/4/1861, 6/12/1861

Company B, 14th OVI

Private John L. Clark

Enlisted 4/20/1861 as a private, mustered in 4/27/1861, mustered out with the regiment 8/13/1861 at Toledo, Ohio.
Toledo Herald and Times- 6/20/1861

Sergeant James W. Cooley

James Cooley enlisted as a 20 year Corporal in Co. B, 14th Ohio Volunteer Infantry and served with the regiment throughout the war. He reenlisted as a veteran and was promoted to Sergeant December 30, 1863.
Letter: Fremont Journal- October 25, 1861

Corporal Augustus C. May

Enlisted 8/18/1861 as a private, mustered in 8/18/1861, captured at unknown date, promoted to Corporal 12/15/1863, reenlisted in 1864, mustered out with regiment 7/11/1865.
Toledo Herald and Times- 10/12/1861, 11/2/1861
Toledo Daily Commercial- 2/17/1863, 5/13/1863, 10/17/1863

Company C, 14th OVI

Corporal Michael M. Goulden

Enlisted 9/18/1861 as a Corporal, mustered in 9/18/1861, reenlisted in 1864, mustered out with regiment 7/11/1865. Listed on detached duty with Dept. Headquarters.
Toledo Herald and Times- 10/11/1861, 10/16/1861, 10/25/1861, 10/31/1861, 11/8/1861, 11/23/1861, 12/30/1861

Sergeant Henry G. Neubert

Enlisted as a Private 8/14/1861, promoted to Corporal, Sergeant, and 1st Sergeant at unknown dates, promoted to 2nd Lieutenant 8/14/1862 of Company K, promoted to 1st Lieutenant 1/20/1863, promoted to Captain 11/18/1864 of Company C, transferred to Company K 1/1/1865, mustered out with regiment 7/16/1865.
Napoleon North-West- 4/2/1862
Toledo Blade- 6/30/1864, 7/23/1864, 9/16/1864, 3/24/186
Toledo Herald and Times- 6/3/1861
Toledo Daily Commercial- 12/31/1864
Williams County Leader- 4/3/1862

Captain John J. Clark

Enlisted 8/28/1861 as 1st Lieutenant of Company C, promoted to Captain 11/1/1862 and transferred to Company C, mustered out 3/29/1865.
Toledo Blade- 10/15/1863
Toledo Daily Commercial- 8/31/1863

1st Lieutenant William B. Steedman

Enlisted 9/4/1861 as 2nd Lieutenant of Company D, promoted 12/21/1862 to 1st Lieutenant, transferred to Company C 6/4/1863, detached to Major General Steedman's staff 7/12/1864, mustered out with regiment 7/11/1865.
Toledo Blade- 12/11/1863

Private Isaac Ruth Sherwood

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)

Company D, 14th OVI

Captain Oscar N. Gunn

Enlisted 4/22/1861 as a Private in Company F, 14th Ohio Infantry, mustered out 8/13/1861 at Toledo, OH. Re-enlisted 9/5/1861 as a Sergeant in Company I, promoted to 1st Sergeant, promoted to 2nd Lieutenant 12/20/1862 and transferred to Company D, promoted to 1st Lieutenant 11/18/1864, promoted to Captain 1/6/1865, mustered out with regiment 7/11/1865. Toledo Blade- 11/12/1863

Captain Sidney S. Sprague

Defiance Democrat- 5/11/1861, 5/25/1861, 6/13/1861

Sergeant Elijah Karnes

Defiance Democrat- 6/29/1861

First Sergeant Joseph Reynolds

Joseph Reynolds enlisted as a 41 year old First Sergeant in Company D, 14th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on September 4, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He served with the regiment throughout the war, including the battles of Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, the Atlanta Campaign, and the marches to the sea and through the Carolinas. He mustered out July 11, 1865.
Hancock Jeffersonian- April 24, 1863

Sergeant William N. Rogers

Defiance Democrat- 6/29/1861

Company E, 14th OVI

1st Lieutenant Marshall Davis

Enlisted 8/21/1861 as Sergeant Major, promoted to 2nd Lieutenant of Company E 9/12/1861, promoted to 1st Lieutenant 3/15/1862 and transferred to Company A, promoted to Captain 11/18/1864 and transferred to Company E, mustered out with regiment 7/11/1865.
Toledo Blade- 9/29/1863

Captain David A. Gleason

Defiance Democrat- 5/9/1863

Sergeant Wallace Moats

Defiance Democrat- 3/1/1862, 3/28/1863
Napoleon North-West- 4/1/1863

Private Phillip M. Rath

Defiance Democrat- 5/30/1863

Company F, 14th OVI

Captain John A. Chase

Enlisted 8/28/1861 as Captain, mustered out 9/13/1864. Re-enlisted 10/8/1864 as Lieutenant Colonel of the 182nd Ohio Infantry, mustered out with regiment 7/7/1865.

Toledo Blade- 10/15/1863

Second Lieutenant Josiah Johnson

Commissioned 8/21/1861 as Second Lieutenant, mustered in 9/18/1861, resigned commission 10/7/1862.
Toledo Herald and Times- 11/15/1861

Company G, 14th OVI

Captain John S. Snook

Paulding Independent- 5/30/1861

Private Fielding S. Cable

Paulding Independent- 5/9/1861, 6/6/1861, 6/20/1861 (2), 6/27/1861 (2), 7/4/1861, 8/1/1861

Private Henry A. Brown

Paulding Independent- 4/16/1863

First Sergeant George W. Eckles

Paulding Independent- 4/16/1863

Captain William H. Eckles

Paulding Independent- 4/9/1863, 7/23/1863, 8/6/1863, 10/22/1863

Private Benjamin B. Jackson

Paulding Independent- 2/26/1863

Corporal Thomas B. Harris

Enlisted 8/26/1861 as a Private, promoted to Corporal 10/1/1861, mustered out 9/12/1864 at Atlanta, GA.
Toledo Blade- 3/18/1863

Company I, 14th OVI

Private Jonathan Wood

Enlisted 9/5/1861 as a private in Company I, aged 62 years, mustered in 9/5/1861, transferred to Company A 11/1/1862, discharged for disability 1/4/1864 at Chattanooga, TN
Toledo Blade- 11/13/1861, 6/26/1862

Company K, 14th OVI

Captain George W. Kirk

Commissioned 4/23/1861 as Captain, mustered in 4/27/1861, mustered out with the regiment 8/13/1861 at Toledo, Ohio.
Toledo Herald and Times- 6/15/1861

Captain Noah W. Ogan, Company K

Noah W. Ogan enlisted as a 38 year old Captain of Company K, 14th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 25, 1861, mustering into service the same day. Wounded in action September 1, 1864 at the Battle of Jonesboro, he was mustered out September 22, 1864. While recuperating in a hospital at Rough and Ready, Georgia, he was captured October 19, 1864 and was imprisoned at Macon and Columbia prisons.

Letters: Lima Weekly Gazette: November 11, 1863

Corporal George W. Harding

Enlisted 4/23/1861 as a Corporal, mustered in 4/27/1861, mustered out with the regiment 8/13/1861 at Toledo, Ohio.
Toledo Herald and Times- 6/15/1861

J. A. McKee

Article: Hancock Courier- April 24, 1863

Articles about the Unit/Anonymous Letters

Articles:
Defiance Democrat- 4/27/1861, 10/10/1863
Lima Weekly Gazette: October 7, 1863
Napoleon North-West- 9/30/1863
Paulding Independent- 4/25/1861, 8/1/1861, 10/8/1863
Tiffin Weekly Tribune: March 27, 1863
Toledo Blade- 4/25/1861, 5/6/1861, 5/20/1861, 6/8/1861, 7/25/1861, 7/26/1861, 9/25/1861, 9/27/1861, 1/10/1862, 5/6/1862, 11/20/1863, 12/16/1863, 1/5/1864, 1/6/1864, 1/7/1864, 2/15/1864, 7/20/1864, 8/11/1864, 8/17/1864, 9/26/1864, 10/1/1864, 7/15/1865
Toledo Herald and Times- 04/26/1861, 05/24/1861, 07/18/1861, 07/26/1861, 08/20/1861
Toledo Daily Commercial- 10/6/1863, 1/4/1864, 1/6/1864, 8/15/1864, 8/20/1864, 9/15/1864, 9/26/1864, 10/7/1864
Williams County Leader- 4/9/1863

Letters:
Unknown. Elyria Independent Democrat: June 24, 1863
"B.," Company B, Toledo Blade- 6/6/1861
"B." Lima Weekly Gazette- October 9, 1861, November 6, 1861, November 20, 1861
"F.," Toledo Blade- 6/26/1863
"Fourteenth," Toledo Blade- 1/24/1863
"J.G.K.", Toledo Blade- 6/6/1862
"Lieutenant," Toledo Blade- 6/28/1861
"Private," Toledo Blade- 5/22/1861
"W.M.W.," had son in 14th Ohio Infantry, Toledo Blade- 3/30/1863, 4/3/1863
"Member," Toledo Herald and Times- 5/8/1861
"N.," Toledo Herald and Times- 5/23/1861
"Sumter," Toledo Herald and Times- 5/10/1861, 5/14/1861
"A.M.," Toledo Herald and Times- 5/6/1861
"O.M. Pax", Toledo Herald and Times- 6/7/1861
"James," Company A, Toledo Herald and Times- 6/14/1861
"Member, Company K" Toledo Herald and Times- 5/1/1861
"Drum Head", Toledo Daily Commercial- 3/17/1863, 7/21/1863, 12/11/1863, 3/1/1864
"S.S. Smith" Williams County Leader- 5/16/1861
Corporal J.M.L. (3 months) (Williams County) Union Press- 3/28/1862
Member Williams County Leader- 5/30/1861
"Occasional", Williams County Leader- 5/22/1862

Websites

This Regiment was organized in the State of Oho at large, in September 1861 to serve three years. On the expiration of its term of service the original members (except veterans) were mustered out, and the organization, composed of veterans and recruits, retained in service until November 21, 1865, when it was mustered out in accordance with orders of the War Department.

Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:

  • Shiloh, TN, April 6-7, 1862
  • Corinth, MS (Occupation of), May 30, 1862
  • Stone River, TN, December 31, 1862-January 2, 1863
  • Liberty Gap, TN, June 25, 1863
  • Chickamauga, GA, September 19-20, 1863
  • Missionary Ridge, TN, November 25, 1863
  • Rocky Face Ridge, GA, February 25-27, 1864
  • Resaca, GA, may 13-16, 1864
  • Cassville, GA, May 19-22, 1864
  • Pickett's Mills, GA, May 27, 1864
  • Kennesaw Mountain, GA, June 9-30, 1864
  • Peachtree Creek, GA, July 20, 1864
  • Atlanta, GA (Hood's first sortie), July 22, 1864
  • Lovejoy Station, GA, September 2-6, 1864
  • Franklin, TN, November 30, 1864
  • Nashville, TN, December 1-16, 1864
Field and Staff

Captain William Tecumseh Wilson

(see also 15th Ohio Volunteer Infantry 1861-1865, 123rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry)
William Tecumseh Wilson was born October 6, 1823 in Huntingdon Co., Pennsylvania. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he was editor and publisher of the Wyandot Pioneer. He enlisted in what became Company C of the 15th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 23, 1861 and raised the company in Upper Sandusky. He was elected Captain and commissioned on April 27, 1861, serving with the regiment throughout the summer campaigns of 1861. Interestingly, while he was away in the field, his wife Lou ran the newspaper. He returned home and was mustered out to date August 28, 1861. He actively recruited the new 15th Ohio and was commissioned Lieutenant Colonel of that regiment to date August 6, 1861.

He served with the 15th Ohio throughout 1862 in the Kentucky and Tennessee campaigns when he was discharged for promotion to Colonel of the new 123rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on September 26, 1862. While in command of his regiment, Wilson and most of his men were captured on June 15, 1863 in the Second Battle of Winchester. He languished for several months in Libby Prison until he was paroled March 18, 1864 and formally exchanged May 28, 1864. He rejoined the 123rd Ohio in the field and led it through the summer campaigns of 1864, including battles at Snicker's Gap, Third Winchester, Fisher's Hill, and Cedar Creek before transferring to the Petersburg area in the winter of 1864. The 123rd took part in siege of Petersburg and was captured at the battle of Farmville or High Bridge on April 6, 1865. With the surrender of Lee's army at Appomattox, the regiment was freed from captivity.

Following the war, Wilson was given a brevet promotion of Brigadier General to date March 13, 1865 for meritorious services during the war. He returned to Ohio and died June 5, 1905 in Columbus, Franklin Co., Ohio.
Articles: Wyandot Pioneer- July 19, 1861 pg. 3
Wyandot Democratic Union- July 18, 1861 pg. 3
Letters: Wyandot Pioneer- July 12, 1861 pgs. 1-2, July 19, 1861 pg. 1; November 15, 1861 pg. 2, May 9, 1862 pg. 2, May 16, 1862 pg. 2
Wyandot Democratic Union- November 14, 1861 pg. 3
Norwalk Reflector: December 22, 1863

 

Roster Continued

Surgeon William J. Kelley

Dr. Kelley was commissioned Assistant Surgeon of the 15th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on July 13, 1862, and served with the regiment through most of the war including the Stones River, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, and Atlanta campaigns. He was promoted to Surgeon on September 26, 1864 but resigned his commission on September 30, 1864.
Letter: Fremont Journal- November 7, 1862

Chaplain Randall Ross

Randall Ross enlisted as a 43 year old Corporal in Co. I, 62nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on October 16, 1861 and was mustered into service the same day. He served with the 62nd through the battles of Kernstown and the summer campaign of 1862 before he was promoted to Chaplain of the 15th Ohio to date July 6, 1863. He joined the command around Chattanooga and served with the regiment through the rest of the war, mustering out November 21, 1865. He is buried in Cass Co., Missouri.
Wyandot Pioneer- June 10, 1864 (with casualty lists of Rocky Face Ridge and Buzzard's Roost Gap and pg. 2, June 24, 1864 (with casualty list of Pickett's Mill) pg. 2

Musician Samuel D. Welch (also listed as Welsh)

Samuel D. Welch enlisted as a 31 year old musician in the 15th Ohio Volunteer Infantry September 17, 1861 and was discharged along with the rest of the regimental band on January 8, 1862 due to a War Department order requiring the discharge of all regimental bands, in part as a cost cutting measure.
Wyandot Pioneer- December 27, 1861 pg. 2

Company D, 15th OVI

Captain David J. Culbertson

David J. Culbertson enlisted as a 47 year old First Lieutenant of Co. I, 15th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 20, 1861 and mustered into service April 27, 1861. He served with the regiment through the summer campaign in western Virginia and mustered out August 28, 1861. He helped recruit Co. D for the new 15th Ohio and was elected First Lieutenant, mustering into service September 12, 1861. He served in that capacity until after the battle of Shiloh, when, with the resignation of Captain Kirby, he was promoted to captain to date May 4, 1862. His date and method of discharge are not given in the state roster.
Wyandot Democratic Union- April 24, 1862 pg. 3

Captain Samuel S. Pettit

Samuel S. Pettit enlisted as a 28 year old and was immediately promoted to First Sergeant upon his enlistment September 11, 1861 in Co. D of the 15th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Following his good conduct at Shiloh and the resignation of Captain Isaac M. Kirby, he was promoted to Second Lieutenant to date April 30, 1862. Pettit led Co. D throughout the Kentucky and Stones River campaigns and was promoted to First Lieutenant to date March 18, 1863, which was followed shortly thereafter by his promotion to Captain to date April 6, 1863. He was discharged for disability on April 29, 1864.
Articles: Wyandot Democratic Union- August 25, 1864 pg. 3
Letters: Wyandot Pioneer- November 15, 1861 pg. 2, November 29, 1861 pg. 2, January 24, 1862 pg. 2, February 14, 1862 pg. 2, April 4, 1862 pg. 2, June 13, 1862 pg. 2, November 14, 1862 pg. 3, February 6, 1863, pg. 1, March 6, 1863 pg. 2, May 8, 1863 pg. 2, July 24, 1863 pg. 2, October 9, 1863, pg. 2, January 15, 1864 pg. 2

First Lieutenant David A. Geiger

David A. Geiger was born in 1842 and enlisted as a Private in Co. I, 15th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 20, 1861 and was appointed Sergeant when he mustered into service on April 27, 1861. He was appointed First Sergeant May 20, 1861 and served with the regiment through the summer campaign in Virginia in 1861, mustering out with the regiment August 28, 1861. Upon returning home, he actively helped to recruit the new 15th Ohio and was appointed Sergeant Major when he reenlisted September 23, 1861. He served with the regiment through the battles of Shiloh, Corinth, and Perryville before being promoted to Second Lieutenant of Company D to date November 28, 1862. He was with the company through the battle of Stones River and led it at Chickamauga. He was promoted to First Lieutenant in 1864 but his discharge date is not given in the state roster. Following the war, he moved to Akron for a few years before finally moving to Ravenna, Portage Co., Ohio where he died in 1896. He is buried in Maple Grove Cemetery. He married Hattie Shurtz and had two daughters and one son
Wyandot Pioneer- October 23, 1863 pg. 2, June 10, 1864

First Lieutenant Charles J. Rodig

Charles J. Rodig was born December 10, 1820 and enlisted as a Private in Co. I, 15th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 20, 1861 and was mustered into service April 27, 1861. He took part in the summer campaign in western Virginia and was mustered out with the regiment August 28, 1861. He soon reenlisted in the 15th Ohio, serving as the regimental Hospital Steward until he was discharged for disability on May 1, 1862. He was commissioned Second Lieutenant of the 15th Ohio on November 2, 1863 and served with the regiment through the Atlanta campaign, being promoted to First Lieutenant to date August 11, 1864. He fought at Franklin before being killed in action December 16, 1864 in the Battle of Nashville. He was originally buried at the National Cemetery in Nashville but also has a stone (and may be buried there) at the Chandler Cemetery, Wyandot Co., Ohio.
Wyandot Pioneer- June 10, 1864 pg. 2

First Sergeant John Sheehy (Sheeley)

John Sheehy enlisted as a 27 year old Corporal in Co. D, 15th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on September 11, 1861and took part in the battle of Shiloh and in the Kentucky campaign before being captured at the battle of Stones River, December 31, 1862. He returned to the regiment on January 21, 1863 and served with the company for the rest of the war, gaining promotion to Sergeant (October 12, 1863) following the battle of Chickamauga. He reenlisted as a veteran and took part in the battles of Missionary Ridge, Resaca, Pickett's Mills, Kennesaw Mountain, Peach Tree Creek, and Nashville. He was promoted to First Sergeant February 10, 1865 and was discharged September 24, 1865.
Wyandot Democratic Union- August 18, 1864, pg. 3

Company G, 15th OVI

Captain Peter Austva Tyler

(also 81st Ohio Volunteer Infantry)
Peter A. Tyler was born in 1813 and was a resident of McCutchenville long before the organization of Wyandot County. A lawyer by profession, in 1852 he moved to the county seat at Upper Sandusky, where he continued to reside until his death. He was elected to the state assembly as representative for Wyandot and Hardin Counties, serving in the 51st General Assembly from 1854-1856.

He enlisted at 48 years of age on April 20, 1861 in what became Co. G, 15th Ohio Volunteer Infantry and was elected Captain and commissioned to date April 27, 1861. He served with the company throughout the summer campaign in Virginia before returning home at the expiration of three months service. He was mustered out August 28, 1861 and promptly set about recruiting what became Co. D, 81st Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Tyler served with distinction at the battles of Shiloh and Corinth in 1862.

A pro-war Democrat, Tyler became disenchanted with the direction of the war and by February 1863, his public letters to the Wyandot Democratic Union had become sufficiently disloyal in sentiment that they were forwarded to the War Department. Following a short investigation, Tyler was dismissed for conduct unbecoming an officer and dismissed to date February 20, 1863.

Following his dismissal, he returned to Wyandot County and was elected Mayor of Upper Sandusky in the October 1863 elections. He took office and served in that capacity until an unfortunate instance in Bucyrus led to his early demise. While on business in Bucyrus in April 1864, Tyler was accosted by a man (the man attacked him for political reasons the Democratic Union claimed) who then shot him, the effects from which he died June 15, 1864 and was buried in Old Mission Cemetery, Wyandot Co., Ohio.
Letter: Crawford County Forum: March 13, 1863
Resolution: Bucyrus Journal: March 20, 1863
Wyandot Pioneer- May 2, 1861 pg. 3 (2 letters)
Wyandot Democratic Union- May 2, 1861 pg. 2, May 30, 1861 pg. 1, June 13, 1861 pg. 3, June 27, 1861 pg. 3, July 11, 1861 pg. 3, July 18, 1861 pg. 3
Articles: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: March 20, 1863, April 24, 1863
Letter: Seneca Advertiser: January 2, 1863
This letter from Captain Overmyer of Company G, 81st OVI, gives his (mostly negative) experiences in camp with Captain Tyler. Letter: Lima Weekly Gazette: June 3, 1863

First Lieutenant William H. Kilmer

William H. Kilmer enlisted as a 37 year old First Lieutenant on April 20, 1861 in Co. G, 15th Ohio Volunteer Infantry and was mustered into service April 27, 1861. He served through the summer campaign in western Virginia and was mustered out August 28, 1861. He briefly served as First Lieutenant of Runyan's Co., Harlan's Cavalry, mustering in September 1, 1861 and resigning his commission October 28, 1861. Afterward, he enlisted as First Sergeant of Co. K, 61st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on January 6, 1862 and was mustered into service April 8, 1862. He was promoted to First Lieutenant to date May 1, 1862 and transferred to the 45th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (this was a commission given for recruiting purposes) but never served actively with the regiment. He enlisted for the final time as a Private in Co. F, 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 9, 1862. He was promoted to First Lieutenant to date October 14, 1862 and was wounded December 31, 1862 at the Battle of Stones River. Shortly thereafter, he was promoted to Captain to date January 28, 1863 but was killed in action September 19, 1863 at the Battle of Chickamauga.
Wyandot Democratic Union- June 13, 1861, pg. 1

Private William H. Ashbrook

(see also service with 55th Ohio Volunteer Infantry)
William H. Ashbrook enlisted as a 25 year old Private in Co. G, 15th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 1, 1861 and served with the regiment during the summer campaign in western Virginia before mustering out August 28, 1861. He quickly reenlisted as a Sergeant in Co. F, 55th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on September 15, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was discharged for disability February 22, 1862.
Wyandot Democratic Union- June 13, 1861 pg. 3

Private William S. Dumm (Dunn)

William S. Dumm was born January 23, 1840 and enlisted a Private in Co. G, 15th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 1, 1861 and served with the regiment through the summer campaign in Virginia before mustering out August 28, 1861. He reenlisted as a Private in Co. F, 55th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 9, 1862 but was discharged for disability on April 16, 1863 at Brook's Station, Virginia
Wyandot Democratic Union- July 25, 1861 pg. 3

Company I, 15th OVI

Captain Isaac Minor Kirby

(see also 15th Ohio Volunteer Infantry 1861-1865, and 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry)
Isaac Minor Kirby was born February 10, 1835 in Columbus, Franklin Co., Ohio to Judge M.H. Kirby, a prominent early resident of Wyandot County. He raised what became Co. I, 15th Ohio Volunteer Infantry and was the first to sign on its rolls April 20, 1861. He was elected Captain and commissioned to date April 27, 1861. He served with the regiment throughout the 1861 Virginia campaign and returned home to be mustered out August 28, 1861. He immediately set to work and recruited what became Company D of the new 15th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He was commissioned Captain September 12, 1861 and served with the 15th Ohio until shortly after the battle of Shiloh, where Kirby commanded the regiment in the absence of Colonel Moses Dickey and Lieutenant Colonel William T. Wilson. His health shattered by constant exposure in the field, Kirby was compelled to resign his commission on May 2, 1862.

Kirby had been home only two months when the local military committee selected him to command Wyandot County's new company in the forming 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Kirby accepted command of Company F and was recommissioned Captain to date July 30, 1862. The regiment shortly thereafter set out for the seat of war in Kentucky, being lightly engaged at the battle of Perryville on October 8, 1862. Kirby was promoted to Major to date October 14, 1862 and led the regiment through the vicious fighting at the battle of Stones River on December 31, 1862. For his gallantry in action (and the deaths of both Colonel Leander Stem and Moses Wooster), Kirby was promoted to Colonel to date December 26, 1862. He led his regiment through the Tullahoma Campaign, particularly distinguishing himself at Liberty Gap. He missed the battle of Chickamauga but rejoined the command the day after the battle.

In the Atlanta campaign of 1864, Kirby was given command of the First Brigade, First Division, 4th Army Corps and led that brigade through the remainder of the war, including battles at Franklin and Nashville. He was wounded five times June 27, 1864 at the battle of Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia. Kirby was given a brevet promotion of Brigadier General to date January 12, 1865 for meritorious services rendered throughout the war. He was mustered out with the 101st Ohio on June 12, 1865.

After the war, Kirby returned to Wyandot County where he was active in local Republican politics and veterans affairs. He died May 30, 1917 in Upper Sandusky, Wyandot Co., Ohio where he is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Wyandot Pioneer- May 2, 1861 pg. 3, May 9, 1861 pg. 3, July 19, 1861 pg. 3, July 26, 1861 pg. 3
December 27, 1861 pg. 2
Wyandot Democratic Union- May 2, 1861 pg. 2, May 9, 1861, pg. 2, June 6, 1861 (3) pg. 3, June 27, 1861 (2) pg. 3, July 4, 1861 (2) pg.3, July 11, 1861 (3) pg. 3, July 18, 1861 pg. 3, July 25, 1861 pg. 3; November 14, 1861 pg. 3, December 26, 1861 pg. 3, April 24, 1862 (2) pg. 3

Sergeant Thomas C. "Cant." Cory, Company I

Thomas C. Cory enlisted as a 23 year old Corporal in Company I, 15th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on September 7, 1861, mustering into service the same day. Promoted to Sergeant on June 6, 1863, he was wounded three times in three months: first May 27, 1864 at the Battle of Pickett's Mill, second June 17, 1864 at the Battle of Pine Knob, and third July 20, 1864 at the Battle of Peach Tree Creek. He was discharged for his wounds February 14, 1865.
Letters: Crawford County Forum: October 11, 1861, November 8, 1861, November 29, 1861, December 20, 1861, March 21, 1862, April 18, 1862, June 27, 1862 (2), August 29, 1862

Newspaper Articles about the Unit/Anonymous Letters

Articles:
Bucyrus Journal: October 9, 1863
Wyandot Pioneer- September 27, 1861 pg. 3, April 25, 1862 (Shiloh casualties) pg. 2,
May 2, 1862 (Shiloh casualties) pg. 2, July 11, 1862 (protest letter with many signatures) pg. 3,
October 2, 1863 (Chickamauga casualties) pg. 3, October 9, 1863 (Co. D casualties at Chickamauga) pg. 2
Wyandot Democratic Union- May 1, 1862 (Shiloh casualties) pg. 3

Letters:
"Tom," Company D. Crawford County Forum: April 26, 1861
"S.D.W." Bucyrus Journal: November 8, 1861
"C." Wyandot Democratic Union- May 9, 1861 pg. 2, May 30, 1861, pg. 1, June 13, 1861 pg. 3, June 20, 1861 pg. 3, June 27, 1861 pg. 3, July 11, 1861 (2) pg. 1
"Fat Boy," Company D, Wyandot Pioneer- April 29, 1864 pg. 2
"G. R.-er," Company D, Wyandot Pioneer- February 7, 1862 pg. 2
Unknown, Company D, Wyandot Pioneer- December 4, 1863 pg. 2

and pg. 2, June 24, 1864 (with casualty list of Pickett's Mill) pg. 2

Musician Samuel D. Welch (also listed as Welsh)

Samuel D. Welch enlisted as a 31 year old musician in the 15th Ohio Volunteer Infantry September 17, 1861 and was discharged along with the rest of the regimental band on January 8, 1862 due to a War Department order requiring the discharge of all regimental bands, in part as a cost cutting measure.
Wyandot Pioneer- December 27, 1861 pg. 2

Company D, 15th OVI

Captain David J. Culbertson

David J. Culbertson enlisted as a 47 year old First Lieutenant of Co. I, 15th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 20, 1861 and mustered into service April 27, 1861. He served with the regiment through the summer campaign in western Virginia and mustered out August 28, 1861. He helped recruit Co. D for the new 15th Ohio and was elected First Lieutenant, mustering into service September 12, 1861. He served in that capacity until after the battle of Shiloh, when, with the resignation of Captain Kirby, he was promoted to captain to date May 4, 1862. His date and method of discharge are not given in the state roster.
Wyandot Democratic Union- April 24, 1862 pg. 3

Captain Samuel S. Pettit

Samuel S. Pettit enlisted as a 28 year old and was immediately promoted to First Sergeant upon his enlistment September 11, 1861 in Co. D of the 15th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Following his good conduct at Shiloh and the resignation of Captain Isaac M. Kirby, he was promoted to Second Lieutenant to date April 30, 1862. Pettit led Co. D throughout the Kentucky and Stones River campaigns and was promoted to First Lieutenant to date March 18, 1863, which was followed shortly thereafter by his promotion to Captain to date April 6, 1863. He was discharged for disability on April 29, 1864.
Articles: Wyandot Democratic Union- August 25, 1864 pg. 3
Letters: Wyandot Pioneer- November 15, 1861 pg. 2, November 29, 1861 pg. 2, January 24, 1862 pg. 2, February 14, 1862 pg. 2, April 4, 1862 pg. 2, June 13, 1862 pg. 2, November 14, 1862 pg. 3, February 6, 1863, pg. 1, March 6, 1863 pg. 2, May 8, 1863 pg. 2, July 24, 1863 pg. 2, October 9, 1863, pg. 2, January 15, 1864 pg. 2

First Lieutenant David A. Geiger

David A. Geiger was born in 1842 and enlisted as a Private in Co. I, 15th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 20, 1861 and was appointed Sergeant when he mustered into service on April 27, 1861. He was appointed First Sergeant May 20, 1861 and served with the regiment through the summer campaign in Virginia in 1861, mustering out with the regiment August 28, 1861. Upon returning home, he actively helped to recruit the new 15th Ohio and was appointed Sergeant Major when he reenlisted September 23, 1861. He served with the regiment through the battles of Shiloh, Corinth, and Perryville before being promoted to Second Lieutenant of Company D to date November 28, 1862. He was with the company through the battle of Stones River and led it at Chickamauga. He was promoted to First Lieutenant in 1864 but his discharge date is not given in the state roster. Following the war, he moved to Akron for a few years before finally moving to Ravenna, Portage Co., Ohio where he died in 1896. He is buried in Maple Grove Cemetery. He married Hattie Shurtz and had two daughters and one son
Wyandot Pioneer- October 23, 1863 pg. 2, June 10, 1864

First Lieutenant Charles J. Rodig

Charles J. Rodig was born December 10, 1820 and enlisted as a Private in Co. I, 15th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 20, 1861 and was mustered into service April 27, 1861. He took part in the summer campaign in western Virginia and was mustered out with the regiment August 28, 1861. He soon reenlisted in the 15th Ohio, serving as the regimental Hospital Steward until he was discharged for disability on May 1, 1862. He was commissioned Second Lieutenant of the 15th Ohio on November 2, 1863 and served with the regiment through the Atlanta campaign, being promoted to First Lieutenant to date August 11, 1864. He fought at Franklin before being killed in action December 16, 1864 in the Battle of Nashville. He was originally buried at the National Cemetery in Nashville but also has a stone (and may be buried there) at the Chandler Cemetery, Wyandot Co., Ohio.
Wyandot Pioneer- June 10, 1864 pg. 2

First Sergeant John Sheehy (Sheeley)

John Sheehy enlisted as a 27 year old Corporal in Co. D, 15th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on September 11, 1861and took part in the battle of Shiloh and in the Kentucky campaign before being captured at the battle of Stones River, December 31, 1862. He returned to the regiment on January 21, 1863 and served with the company for the rest of the war, gaining promotion to Sergeant (October 12, 1863) following the battle of Chickamauga. He reenlisted as a veteran and took part in the battles of Missionary Ridge, Resaca, Pickett's Mills, Kennesaw Mountain, Peach Tree Creek, and Nashville. He was promoted to First Sergeant February 10, 1865 and was discharged September 24, 1865.
Wyandot Democratic Union- August 18, 1864, pg. 3

Company G, 15th OVI

Captain Peter Austva Tyler

(also 81st Ohio Volunteer Infantry)
Peter A. Tyler was born in 1813 and was a resident of McCutchenville long before the organization of Wyandot County. A lawyer by profession, in 1852 he moved to the county seat at Upper Sandusky, where he continued to reside until his death. He was elected to the state assembly as representative for Wyandot and Hardin Counties, serving in the 51st General Assembly from 1854-1856.

He enlisted at 48 years of age on April 20, 1861 in what became Co. G, 15th Ohio Volunteer Infantry and was elected Captain and commissioned to date April 27, 1861. He served with the company throughout the summer campaign in Virginia before returning home at the expiration of three months service. He was mustered out August 28, 1861 and promptly set about recruiting what became Co. D, 81st Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Tyler served with distinction at the battles of Shiloh and Corinth in 1862.

A pro-war Democrat, Tyler became disenchanted with the direction of the war and by February 1863, his public letters to the Wyandot Democratic Union had become sufficiently disloyal in sentiment that they were forwarded to the War Department. Following a short investigation, Tyler was dismissed for conduct unbecoming an officer and dismissed to date February 20, 1863.

Following his dismissal, he returned to Wyandot County and was elected Mayor of Upper Sandusky in the October 1863 elections. He took office and served in that capacity until an unfortunate instance in Bucyrus led to his early demise. While on business in Bucyrus in April 1864, Tyler was accosted by a man (the man attacked him for political reasons the Democratic Union claimed) who then shot him, the effects from which he died June 15, 1864 and was buried in Old Mission Cemetery, Wyandot Co., Ohio.
Letter: Crawford County Forum: March 13, 1863
Resolution: Bucyrus Journal: March 20, 1863
Wyandot Pioneer- May 2, 1861 pg. 3 (2 letters)
Wyandot Democratic Union- May 2, 1861 pg. 2, May 30, 1861 pg. 1, June 13, 1861 pg. 3, June 27, 1861 pg. 3, July 11, 1861 pg. 3, July 18, 1861 pg. 3
Articles: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: March 20, 1863, April 24, 1863
Letter: Seneca Advertiser: January 2, 1863
This letter from Captain Overmyer of Company G, 81st OVI, gives his (mostly negative) experiences in camp with Captain Tyler. Letter: Lima Weekly Gazette: June 3, 1863

First Lieutenant William H. Kilmer

William H. Kilmer enlisted as a 37 year old First Lieutenant on April 20, 1861 in Co. G, 15th Ohio Volunteer Infantry and was mustered into service April 27, 1861. He served through the summer campaign in western Virginia and was mustered out August 28, 1861. He briefly served as First Lieutenant of Runyan's Co., Harlan's Cavalry, mustering in September 1, 1861 and resigning his commission October 28, 1861. Afterward, he enlisted as First Sergeant of Co. K, 61st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on January 6, 1862 and was mustered into service April 8, 1862. He was promoted to First Lieutenant to date May 1, 1862 and transferred to the 45th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (this was a commission given for recruiting purposes) but never served actively with the regiment. He enlisted for the final time as a Private in Co. F, 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 9, 1862. He was promoted to First Lieutenant to date October 14, 1862 and was wounded December 31, 1862 at the Battle of Stones River. Shortly thereafter, he was promoted to Captain to date January 28, 1863 but was killed in action September 19, 1863 at the Battle of Chickamauga.
Wyandot Democratic Union- June 13, 1861, pg. 1

Private William H. Ashbrook

(see also service with 55th Ohio Volunteer Infantry)
William H. Ashbrook enlisted as a 25 year old Private in Co. G, 15th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 1, 1861 and served with the regiment during the summer campaign in western Virginia before mustering out August 28, 1861. He quickly reenlisted as a Sergeant in Co. F, 55th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on September 15, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was discharged for disability February 22, 1862.
Wyandot Democratic Union- June 13, 1861 pg. 3

Private William S. Dumm (Dunn)

William S. Dumm was born January 23, 1840 and enlisted a Private in Co. G, 15th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 1, 1861 and served with the regiment through the summer campaign in Virginia before mustering out August 28, 1861. He reenlisted as a Private in Co. F, 55th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 9, 1862 but was discharged for disability on April 16, 1863 at Brook's Station, Virginia
Wyandot Democratic Union- July 25, 1861 pg. 3

Company I, 15th OVI

Captain Isaac Minor Kirby

(see also 15th Ohio Volunteer Infantry 1861-1865, and 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry)
Isaac Minor Kirby was born February 10, 1835 in Columbus, Franklin Co., Ohio to Judge M.H. Kirby, a prominent early resident of Wyandot County. He raised what became Co. I, 15th Ohio Volunteer Infantry and was the first to sign on its rolls April 20, 1861. He was elected Captain and commissioned to date April 27, 1861. He served with the regiment throughout the 1861 Virginia campaign and returned home to be mustered out August 28, 1861. He immediately set to work and recruited what became Company D of the new 15th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He was commissioned Captain September 12, 1861 and served with the 15th Ohio until shortly after the battle of Shiloh, where Kirby commanded the regiment in the absence of Colonel Moses Dickey and Lieutenant Colonel William T. Wilson. His health shattered by constant exposure in the field, Kirby was compelled to resign his commission on May 2, 1862.

Kirby had been home only two months when the local military committee selected him to command Wyandot County's new company in the forming 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Kirby accepted command of Company F and was recommissioned Captain to date July 30, 1862. The regiment shortly thereafter set out for the seat of war in Kentucky, being lightly engaged at the battle of Perryville on October 8, 1862. Kirby was promoted to Major to date October 14, 1862 and led the regiment through the vicious fighting at the battle of Stones River on December 31, 1862. For his gallantry in action (and the deaths of both Colonel Leander Stem and Moses Wooster), Kirby was promoted to Colonel to date December 26, 1862. He led his regiment through the Tullahoma Campaign, particularly distinguishing himself at Liberty Gap. He missed the battle of Chickamauga but rejoined the command the day after the battle.

In the Atlanta campaign of 1864, Kirby was given command of the First Brigade, First Division, 4th Army Corps and led that brigade through the remainder of the war, including battles at Franklin and Nashville. He was wounded five times June 27, 1864 at the battle of Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia. Kirby was given a brevet promotion of Brigadier General to date January 12, 1865 for meritorious services rendered throughout the war. He was mustered out with the 101st Ohio on June 12, 1865.

After the war, Kirby returned to Wyandot County where he was active in local Republican politics and veterans affairs. He died May 30, 1917 in Upper Sandusky, Wyandot Co., Ohio where he is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Wyandot Pioneer- May 2, 1861 pg. 3, May 9, 1861 pg. 3, July 19, 1861 pg. 3, July 26, 1861 pg. 3
December 27, 1861 pg. 2
Wyandot Democratic Union- May 2, 1861 pg. 2, May 9, 1861, pg. 2, June 6, 1861 (3) pg. 3, June 27, 1861 (2) pg. 3, July 4, 1861 (2) pg.3, July 11, 1861 (3) pg. 3, July 18, 1861 pg. 3, July 25, 1861 pg. 3; November 14, 1861 pg. 3, December 26, 1861 pg. 3, April 24, 1862 (2) pg. 3

Sergeant Thomas C. "Cant." Cory, Company I

Thomas C. Cory enlisted as a 23 year old Corporal in Company I, 15th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on September 7, 1861, mustering into service the same day. Promoted to Sergeant on June 6, 1863, he was wounded three times in three months: first May 27, 1864 at the Battle of Pickett's Mill, second June 17, 1864 at the Battle of Pine Knob, and third July 20, 1864 at the Battle of Peach Tree Creek. He was discharged for his wounds February 14, 1865.
Letters: Crawford County Forum: October 11, 1861, November 8, 1861, November 29, 1861, December 20, 1861, March 21, 1862, April 18, 1862, June 27, 1862 (2), August 29, 1862

Websites

This Regiment was organized at Camp Chase, Wooster and Zanesville, Ohio, from September 23 to December 2, 1861, to serve three years. It was mustered out October 31, 1864, by reason of expiration of term of service.

Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:

  • Cumberland Gap, TN, April 28, 1862
  • Tazewell, TN, August 6, 1862
  • Chickasaw Bayou, MS, December 28-29, 1862
  • Fort Hindman, AR (Arkansas Post), January 11, 1863
  • Port Gibson, MS (Thompson's Hill), May 1, 1863
  • Champion Hills, MS, May 16, 1863
  • Big Black River, MS, May 17, 1863
  • Vicksburg, MS, May 18-July 4, 1863
  • Jackson, MS, July 9-16, 1863
  • Alexandria, LA, April 26, 1864
  • Mansura, LA (Red River Expedition), May 14-16, 1864

Roster - Company G, 16th OVI

Private John H. Thompson, Company G

John H. Thompson enlisted as a 37 year old Private in Company G, 16th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on November 4, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was mustered out October 31, 1864.
Letters: Church Advocate- February 5, 1863, May 28, 1863

Roster - Company I, 16th OVI

Private Cyrus B. Anderson

Enlisted, age 24, on October 7, 1861 to serve three years; mustered out with company, October 31, 1864
Kalida Sentinel- 3/5/1863

Captain George Upton Harn

George Upton Harn enlisted as a 41 year old Captain in Company I, 16th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on December 1, 1861. He was killed in action December 29, 1862 during the Battle of Chickasaw Bayou, Mississippi and is buried at Vicksburg National Cemetery.
Article: Church Advocate- June 23, 1864
Obituary: Church Advocate- January 29, 1863
Letters: Church Advocate- May 8, 1862, July 31, 1862, August 7, 1862

Websites

This Regiment was organized at Camp Dennison, Ohio in September 1861, to serve three years. On the expiration of its term of service, the original members (except veterans) were mustered out, and the organization, composed of veterans and recruits, retained in the service until July 16, 1865, when it was mustered out in accordance with orders from the War Department.

Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:

  • Wild Cat, KY, October 21, 1861
  • Corinth, MS (Siege of), April 30-May 30, 1862
  • Stone River, TN, December 31, 1862-January 2, 1863
  • Tullahoma Campaign, TN, June 23-30, 1863
  • Hoover's Gap, TN, June 25, 1863
  • Chickamauga, GA, September 19-20, 1863
  • Orchard Knob, TN, November 23, 1863
  • Lookout Mountain, TN, November 23, 1863
  • Missionary Ridge, TN, November 25, 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, June 9-30, 1864
  • Chattahoochee River, GA, July 9, 1864
  • Peachtree Creek, GA, July 20, 1864
  • Jonesboro, GA, August 31-September 1, 1864
  • Bentonville, NC, March 19-21, 1865

Roster - Company B, 17th OVI

Captain James W. Stinchcomb

James W. Stinchcomb was born in February 1822 in Thorn Twp., Perry Co., Ohio to George and Ann (Wiseman) Stinchcomb. He served two terms as county prosecutor of Fairfield Co., residing in Lancaster. He recruited the second company to leave Fairfield County, Co. B, 17th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, enlisting on April 22, 1861. He was elected Captain and mustered into service April 27, 1861, serving with the regiment through the summer campaign in western Virginia before returning home and mustering out August 15, 1861 at Camp Goddard, Zanesville, Ohio. He recruited a new company for the 17th Ohio Volunteer Infantry and was recommissioned Captain on September 11, 1861. He took part in the fight at Wild Cat, Kentucky and led his company of 70 men into the Confederate lines at Corinth, Mississippi in May 1862, holding an exposed position for over two hours before withdrawing. Shortly thereafter, he was detached to serve on the brigade staff. At the Battle of Stones River, he was slightly wounded in his side on January 2, 1863 while leading a party of skirmishers on a reconnaissance to probe the Confederate position. He was wounded again on January 10, 1863 near Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He was court-martialed on March 30, 1863 for arresting a non-commissioned officer without cause, but was found innocent of the charge. He continued to serve on the brigade staff until his resignation on May 2, 1864. The letter cited here was widely republished in Republican newspapers throughout Ohio.

Following the war, James moved to Juniata, Adams Co., Nebraska where he lived the rest of his life. He was married twice; first to Sophronia Louisa Shaw on August 10, 1847 to which five children were born, and secondly to Amanda McKee on April 25, 1875 in Morrow Co., Ohio to which one son was born. He died December 18, 1878 in Juniata and is buried at Kenesaw Cemetery there.

His obituary from the Juniata Herald describes an active life:

"The dreaded but expected messenger came on Wednesday-afternoon, Dec. 18, 1878, and from the mortal tenement bore away the immortal spirit of Major J. W. Stinchcomb. For several months, his friends had marked the serious impairment of his health; but not until recently would the Major acknowledge that the symptoms were necessarily alarming; and even to the last he fought bravely the terrible and universal enemy before whose power all shall sooner or later lay down their lives.

Major Stinchcomb was born in the county of Perry, Ohio, in the month of February, 1822, and was therefore in the 57th year of his age. For some years he practiced law in Lancaster, Ohio. Hearing the call "To arms!" he enlisted in the 17th Ohio regiment as a private, but soon, by his bravery and devotion to his country's service, earned, and was promoted to the position of Major. He served upwards of three years in the army, in Gen. Steadman's division, and was faithful and efficient in the discharge of his duty as a soldier.

Returning from the field of battle to his native state, rejoicing in the assured integrity and perpetuity of the grand old Union that he was ready to die for, he entered the editorial arena, and edited, for a couple of years, a paper at Athens, Ohio. Subsequently, he removed to Nebraska, settling at Plattsmouth, where he resumed his practice in the legal profession, which became quite extensive; and he numbered among his clients such men as Mr. Todd, the late greenback candidate for governor. From the law he returned to journalism, accepting a position on the Lincoln State Journal, which he filled with marked ability. He finally retired from this pursuit and entered upon farm life at Kennesaw. Still, his pen refused to be quiet, and his contributions frequently found their way into the public journals, our own among them. His articles were always gladly received, and read with avidity; for the Major held a trenchant, instructive pen, and he never wrote without saying something. In the last county seat contest he spent several days at Juniata, contributing to these columns a series of articles full of good sense and sound logic, and assuming certain legal positions from which the rivals of Juniata in vain sought to dislodge him. These articles doubtless had an appreciable effect upon the result of that memorable contest.

Major Stinchcomb was emphatically a man of opinions. These were not hastily and inconsiderably formed; but arrived at as the result of studious examination and intelligent analysis, they were fixed, and he was not to be swerved from them, while at all times he had the courage to assert, and the ability to defend them. He possessed a large fund of information, on a wide variety of topics, and could therefore conversationally interest the man of broadest culture, while without effort he could adapt himself to the capacity of prattling infancy.

Politically, Major Stinchcomb had in early life imbibed the strong-meat principles of Jeffersonian and Jacksonian democracy, and for years he acted with the democratic party. The war against and for the Union effected a change in his associations and his sympathies, and he became a republican, with liberal tendencies, supporting Horace Greeley for the presidency, in 1872. He had full faith in the patriotism and political integrity of President Hayes, and felt assured that the events of the near future would vindicate the wisdom of the president's policy.

But he is gone. All will miss him--greatly and sorrowfully miss him. All will draw the mantle of charity over his foibles and his errors--for without these he was not. As his end drew near, his sufferings were great, caused by the lungs difficulty that ate away his life. Yet, as an attendant assures us, his end was peaceful, and his mind unclouded to the last. He leaves a wife and five children, a daughter and four sons, the youngest a mere babe. The funeral services occurred on Friday, and the remains were followed to their last resting place, on the family homestead, by a large procession of neighbors and friends. The bereaved ones have the unstinted sympathy and condolences of a wide circle of acquaintances.

On the second day of Chickamauga, after the disastrous rout and disorganization of most of the Federal army, many of the Perry and Fairfield boys, members of the 17th and 31st Ohio, kept together, as well as they could, and when orders were given by General Thomas, commander of the army of the Cumberland, to which they belonged, to form a second line of battle, and throw up temporary breast-works, they joined heartily in the movement. Captain J. W. Stinchcomb, born and brought up in Thorn township, Perry County, but in command of a Fairfield County company, was very active and conspicuous in the formation of this famous second line of battle. So much so, in fact, that he is mentioned by General Thomas in the official report of the battle. His loud hoarse voice was heard above the din, rallying the scattered soldiers, and his stalwart form almost tottered beneath an incredible load of rails. A private soldier of the 31st Ohio facetiously remarked that he "never had the most distant idea how many rails were a load for a man, until he saw 'Jim' Stinchcomb in the business at Chickamauga."


Paulding Independent- 1/17/1863
Toledo Blade- 2/10/1863
Wyandot Pioneer- February 13, 1863 pg. 1
Hancock Jeffersonian- June 3, 1864

Websites

This Regiment was organized at Columbus, Ohio from August 19-September 21, 1861, to serve three years. On the expiration of its term of service, the original members (except veterans) were mustered out and the organization, composed of veterans and recruits, retained in the service until July 15, 1865, when it was mustered out in accordance with orders from the War Department.

Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:

  • Fort Donelson, TN, February 14-16, 1862
  • Shiloh, TN, April 6-7, 1862
  • Bolivar, TN, August 30, 1862
  • Iuka, MS, September 19-20, 1862
  • Big Hatchie River, MS, October 5, 1862
  • Hankinson's Ferry, MS, May 3, 1863
  • Raymond, MS, May 12, 1863
  • Champion Hills, MS, May 16, 1863
  • Vicksburg, MS, May 19, 1863
  • Jackson, MS (Siege of), July 9-16, 1863
  • Baker's Creek, MS (Meridian Expedition), February 4, 1864
  • Kenesaw Mountain, GA, June 17, 1864
  • Nickajack Creek, GA, July 2-5, 1864
  • Atlanta, GA (Hood's first sortie), July 22, 1864
  • Jonesboro, GA, August 31-September 1, 1864
  • Lovejoy Station, GA, September 2-6, 1864
  • Savannah, GA (Siege of), December 10-21, 1864
  • Pocotaligo, SC, January 14-16, 1865
  • Orangeburg, SC, February 12, 1865
  • Columbia, SC, February 16-17, 1865
  • Cheraw, SC, March 2-3, 1865
  • Bentonville, NC, March 19, 1865
  • Goldsboro, NC, March 21, 1865

Roster - Field and Staff

Major Charles N. Lamison

Charles N. Lamison enlisted as a 35 year old Captain of Co. F, 20th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 27, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was promoted to Major to date to date May 23, 1861 but his further record is unclear.
Letter: Allen County Democrat: July 31, 1861

Roster - Company A, 20th OVI

Captain Mathias H. Nichols

Mathias H. Nichols enlisted as a 35 year old Captain of Company A, 20th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 20, 1861, mustering into service April 27, 1861. He was mustered out August 29, 1861.
Letter: Lima Weekly Gazette: May 15, 1861

First Lieutenant Charles M. Hughes

Charles M. Hughes enlisted as a 28 year old First Lieutenant in Company A, 20th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 20, 1861, mustering into service April 27, 1861. He was mustered out August 29, 1861.

After returning home, Hughes raised Company H, 81st Ohio Volunteer Infantry, enlisting as its Captain on September 3, 1861 and mustering into service the same day. He was discharged September 3, 1862.
Letter: Lima Weekly Gazette: June 19, 1861

Second Lieutenant Thomas J. Hustler

Thomas J. Hustler enlisted as a 29 year old Second Lieutenant in Company A, 20th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 20, 1861, mustering into service April 21, 1861. He mustered out August 29, 1861.
Letter: Lima Weekly Gazette: May 22, 1861

Roster - Company B, 20th OVI

Private Henry H. Sander

Enlisted, age 20, August 18, 1861 to serve 3 years; appointed Corporal February 13, 1865; mustered out with company, July 15, 1865; veteran
Letter: Bryan Union Press 12/24/1863

Roster - Company E, 20th OVI

Corporal Charles K. Walker

Charles K. Walker enlisted as a 23 year old Private in Company E, 20th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on September 4, 1861, mustering into service September 21, 1861. Promoted to Corporal during his service, he was discharged for disability August 16, 1862.
Letter: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: February 28, 1862

Private John G. Spahr

John G. Spahr was drafted as a 43 year old Private into Company G, 20th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on October 8, 1862, mustering into service the same day. He was mustered out July 15, 1865.
Letter: Bucyrus Journal: May 1, 1863

Articles about the Unit/Anonymous Letters

Articles:

Lima Weekly Gazette: April 24, 1861 (2)
Bryan Press and Leader -4/16/1863

Letters:

"T.K.J.," Company A. Lima Weekly Gazette: May 1, 1861
"A Private," Company F. Lima Weekly Gazette: May 22, 1861, June 5, 1861, June 26, 1861, July 3, 1861

Websites

This Regiment was organized at Findlay, Ohio, September 19, 1861, to serve three years. On the expiration of its term of service, the original members (except veterans) were mustered out, and the organization, composed of veterans and recruits, retained in service until July 25, 1865, when it was mustered out in accordance with orders from the War Department.

Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:

  • Try Mountain, KY, November 9, 1861
  • Bowling Green, KY, February 15, 1862
  • Huntsville, AL, April 11, 1862
  • Bridgeport, AL, April 15, 1862
  • La Vergne, TN, October 7, 1862
  • Nashville, TN, November 5, 1862
  • Stone River, TN, December 31, 1862-January 2, 1863
  • Tullahoma Campaign, TN, June 23-30, 1863
  • Dug Gap, GA, September 11, 1863
  • Chickamauga, GA, September 19-20, 1863
  • Missionary Ridge, TN, November 25, 1863
  • Buzzard Roost, GA, May 8, 1864
  • Resaca, GA, May 13-16, 1864
  • New Hope Church, GA, May 28, 1864
  • Kenesaw Mountain, GA, June 9-30, 1864
  • Vining Station, GA, July 2-5, 1864
  • Chattahoochee River, GA, July 6-10, 1864
  • Peachtree Creek, GA, July 2-5, 1864
  • Atlanta, GA (Hood's 1st Sortie), July 22, 1864
  • Jonesboro, GA, September 1, 1864
  • Savannah, GA (Siege of), December 10-21, 1864
  • Averysboro, NC, March 16, 1865
  • Bentonville, NC, March 19-21, 1865

Roster - Field and Staff

Mustered in September 19, 1861 at Findlay, Ohio by E. Morgan Wood, Captain, 15th Infantry USA. Mustered out July 25, 1865 at Louisville, KY by George H. Tracy, Captain 15th Infantry, USA.

Field and Staff

Colonel Jesse S. Norton

Jesse S. Norton enlisted as the 35 year old Colonel of the 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry, enlisting on April 27, 1861 and receiving his commission May 15, 1861. During the summer campaign of 1861, Colonel Norton was seriously wounded in the hip and captured July 17, 1861 at the Battle of Scarey Creek in western Virginia. Detained by the Confederates only briefly, then paroled, he returned home to recover and mustered out with the regiment August 12, 1861. He was retained as Colonel of the 21st Ohio for three years' service. He led the regiment through the summer of 1862, where in northern Alabama, a number of problems came home to roost for him. In the first place, he had never been formally exchanged since his capture in July 1861, so his leadership of the 21st Ohio was in direct violation of his parole. In the second instance, his departing divisional commander Brigadier General Ormsby M. Mitchel discovered him at a clambake with well-known Alabama secessionists. Combined with an accusation of stealing then selling government horses for personal profit, Norton spent the next several months shuttling between his home in Perrysburg, Ohio and the capitals of Columbus and Washington, D.C. trying to clear his name. Meeting indifferent success, he resigned his commission to date December 20, 1862.
Hancock Jeffersonian: August 9, 1861
Toledo Blade- Letter: 2/6/1862
Wood County Independent-4/9/1862
Perrysburg Journal--9/5/1861, 9/19/1861, 3/13/1862

Colonel Arnold McMahan

Enlisted 4/25/1861 as 1st Lt., mustered out 8/12/1861, enlisted 9/19/1861 as Captain of Company C, promoted to Major 6/14/1863, wounded and captured 9/20/1863 at Battle of Chickamauga, returned to duty 3/1/1864, promoted to Lieutenant Colonel 2/29/1864, promoted to Brevet Colonel 3/13/1865, mustered out with regiment 7/25/1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.
Toledo Blade- 11/15/1861
Toledo Herald and Times- 11/2/1861
Wood County Independent-4/2/1862
Perrysburg Journal--5/2/1861, 7/18/1861, 10/10/1861, 9/30/1863, 3/30/1864, 7/12/1865, 8/1/1865

Lieutenant Colonel James M. Neibling

James M. Neibling, better known as "Colonel Jim" or "Big Jim" among his soldiers, enlisted as Lieutenant Colonel of the 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry as a 36 year old Findlay, Ohio resident on April 27, 1861. His commission dates to May 15, 1861. After serving with the regiment through the summer campaign of 1861, he mustered out with the regiment at Columbus August 12, 1861. He reenlisted the three years 21st Ohio on September 19, 1861, serving as Lieutenant Colonel until Colonel Norton's resignation elevated him to the rank of Colonel to date December 20, 1862. He led the regiment through Stones River, but missed out at Chickamauga. He led the regiment briefly during the Atlanta campaign before poor health relegated him to recruiting duties in Ohio. He resigned his commission December 6, 1864.
Articles: Hancock Courier- October 24, 1862, June 5, 1863, June 12, 1863
Hancock Jeffersonian- June 5, 1863
Letters: Hancock Courier- July 12, 1861, August 16, 1861, November 29, 1861, December 27, 1861, March 14, 1862, November 28, 1862, April 1, 1864
Hancock Jeffersonian- July 19, 1861, July 26, 1861, August 9, 1861

Lieutenant Colonel Dwella M. Stoughton

Dwella M. Stoughton enlisted as a 28 year old First Lieutenant in Company A, 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 19, 1861, and served with the regiment through the summer campaign in western Virginia before mustering out August 12, 1861 at Columbus, Ohio. A promising young attorney, he raised Company A for three years' service and was commissioned its Captain on September 19, 1861. Leading his company through the campaigns in Kentucky and Tennessee, he was promoted to the rank of Major to date October 3, 1862. Following the battles around Nashville in September and October 1862, Stoughton was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel to date December 20, 1862 and took part in the Battle of Stones River. While leading his regiment at the Battle of Chickamauga, he was severely wounded in the left arm early in the action of September 20, 1863 and went to the rear. He appeared to be recovering from his wound when illness overtook him, causing his death on November 19, 1863 at Chattanooga, Tennessee. The body was transported home and buried in Maple Grove Cemetery in Findlay, Ohio.
Articles: Hancock Courier- November 27, 1863
Hancock Jeffersonian: November 27, 1863
Letters: Hancock Jeffersonian: February 28, 1862, February 27, 1863

Major George F. Walker

George F. Walker enlisted as a 26 year old Captain in Company F, 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 20, 1861, mustering into service April 23, 1861. He took part in the summer's campaign in western Virginia before returning home and mustering out with the regiment August 12, 1861 at Columbus, Ohio. He raised Company B, 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry for three years' service, and received his commission as Captain September 19, 1861. Promoted to the rank of Major to date December 20, 1862, he was noted for his gallantry at the Battle of Stones River. He resigned his commission June 14, 1863.
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian- July 3, 1863
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian- February 27, 1863

Quartermaster Robert S. Mungen

Robert S. Mungen enlisted as a 36 year old Quartermaster in the 21st Ohio, mustering into service September 19, 1861 for three years service. During Mungen's term, he took part in the Battles of Lavergne, Stones River, Chickamauga, Pickett's Mill, Chattahoochee Bridge, and Jonesboro before mustering out of service September 18, 1864.
Letters: Hancock Courier- January 30, 1863, October 2, 1863
Hancock Jeffersonian- October 2, 1863

Hospital Steward William M. Detweiler

William M. Detweiler enlisted as 29 year old Private in Company D, 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 26, 1861, mustering into service September 19, 1861. He was selected Hospital Steward March 25, 1862, and served in this role for the rest of his term of service. He mustered out September 18, 1864.
Hancock Jeffersonian: June 3, 1864

Roster - Company A, 21st OVI

Captain James A. Wilson

(see also 57th Ohio Volunteer Infantry)

James A. Wilson raised Company A, 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry in the opening days of the Civil War, enlisting as a 38 year old Captain on April 19, 1861, mustering into service April 27, 1861 at Columbus, Ohio. He served with the regiment throughout the summer campaign of 1861 before mustering out with the regiment August 12, 1861 at Columbus, Ohio. The letters listed below were actually written by his wife who accompanied him during this campaign.
Following his return from service with the 21st Ohio, he raised Company G, 57th Ohio Volunteer Infantry and was commissioned Captain of this company October 25, 1861, his commission dating January 4, 1862. He served with the regiment through most of the war, taking part in the battles of Shiloh, Corinth, Chickasaw Bayou, Arkansas Post, the siege of Vicksburg, Missionary Ridge, Resaca, Atlanta, and the march to the sea before mustering out of service April 12, 1865.
Hancock Courier- July 26, 1861, April 25, 1862, April 17, 1863, July 10, 1863, June 3, 1864, July 21, 1864
Hancock Jeffersonian: April 17, 1863, July 29, 1864 (2)

First Lieutenant Daniel A. Richards

Daniel A. Richards enlisted as a 23 year old Private in Company A, 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 19, 1861, mustering into service April 27, 1861 at Columbus, Ohio. He served with the regiment through the summer campaign in western Virginia before returning home for his mustering out August 12, 1861 at Columbus, Ohio. He quickly reenlisted as a Sergeant in the same company on August 28, 1861, mustering into service September 19, 1861, having been designated First or Orderly Sergeant for the company on September 14, 1861. Following a year's service in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Alabama, Richards was commissioned Second Lieutenant to date November 18, 1862. Taking part in the Battles of Stones River and Chickamauga, he was again promoted to First Lieutenant to date February 29, 1864. He took part in the Atlanta campaign before being discharged January 31, 1865.
Hancock Courier- October 30, 1863
Hancock Jeffersonian- October 30, 1863

First Sergeant John H. Morrell

John H. Morrell enlisted as a 20 year old Private in Company A, 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 28, 1861, mustering into service September 19, 1861. He took part in many of the hard fought battles of the 21st, including Stones River and Chickamauga. He was promoted to First Sergeant in 1864 and was wounded in the face July 9, 1864 during the storming of Chattahoochee Bridge. He died of his wounds the next day.
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian- July 22, 1864
Letters: Hancock Jeffersonian- November 15, 1861, March 20, 1863, June 5, 1863, September 25, 1863, November 6, 1863, April 22, 1864, June 24, 1864

Sergeant William Didway

William Didway enlisted as a 19 year old Private in Company A, 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 19, 1861, mustering into service April 27, 1861. He took part in the summer's campaign in western Virginia before returning home to muster out with the regiment August 12, 1861. He reenlisted as a Corporal in Company A on August 28, 1861, and mustered into service. Promoted to the rank of Sergeant during his field service, he was captured September 20, 1863 at the battle of Chickamauga. Imprisoned for more than a year, he was mustered out December 7, 1864 by order of the War Department.
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian- November 11, 1864
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian- October 30, 1863

Sergeant John Ward

John Ward enlisted as a 26 year old Private in Company D, 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 26, 1861, mustering into service the next day. He took part in the summer's campaign in western Virginia and returned home to muster out with the regiment August 12, 1861. He quickly reenlisted in the 21st Ohio, entering Company A as a Private and serving with the regiment through the entire war. He was promoted to Corporal January 5, 1864, and again to Sergeant March 1, 1865. He mustered out with the regiment July 25, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.
Hancock Jeffersonian- April 1, 1864

Corporal James B. Morrison

James B. Morrison enlisted as an 18 year old Private in Company A, 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 19, 1861, mustering into service April 27, 1861. He served with the regiment through the summer's campaign, and mustered out with the regiment August 12, 1861 at Columbus, Ohio. He reenlisted as a Corporal in Company A on August 28, 1861 and mustered into service September 19, 1861. Wounded in the head at the battle of Stones River, Morrison was sent home to recover. He reenlisted in 1864, and served with the regiment through the rest of the war, mustering out with the regiment July 25, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.
Hancock Jeffersonian- April 10, 1863

Private Michael J. A'Herne

Michael J. A'Herne enlisted as a 23 year old Private in Company A, 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 19, 1861 at Findlay, Ohio, mustering into service April 27, 1861 at Columbus, Ohio. He served with the regiment through the summer campaign of 1861 before mustering out August 12, 1861 at Columbus. The following year, he enlisted as a Private in Company G, 87th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, enlisted May 27, 1862 and mustering into service June 3, 1862. The regiment spent its service in the vicinity of Harper's Ferry, Virginia where it was among the forces surrendered to Stonewall Jackson on September 16, 1862. The regiment's three month term of enlistment already being up, the Confederates paroled the men of the regiment. A'Herne was mustered out October 3, 1862.
Hancock Courier: June 14, 1861, July 5, 1861

Private David Beard

David Beard enlisted as a 23 year old Private in Company A, 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 28, 1861, mustering into service September 19, 1861. He served throughout the war and took part in most of the battles of the regiment. Following his reenlistment in 1864, he fought throughout the Atlanta campaign and mustered out with the regiment July 25, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian- May 8, 1863

Erastus T. Biggs

Erastus T. Biggs, of Findlay tp., was killed at the battle of Stone River, Dec. 30th, 1862. Age, 21 years He was a member of Co. A. 21st regiment, enlisting August 28th, 1862.
--Obituary: Hancock Jeffersonian, Jan 12, 1866

Wesley Bradford

Wesley Bradford, a member of Co. A, 21st regiment, enlisted August 28th, 1861, and was killed September 23d, 1863. Age 33 years.
--Obituary, Hancock Jeffersonian, Jan 12, 1866

Joseph Camp

Joseph Camp, [Company A, 21st OVI], Biglick township, Hancock County, enlisted August 28, 1861; was captured at the battle of Stone River and taken to Andersonville prison; he died in Sept. 1864, just as he was released from prison.
--Obituary, Hancock Jeffersonian, Jan 12, 1866

Hugh M. Clark

Hugh M. Clark, of Liberty tp., enlisted August 11th, 1861, in Co. A, 21st regiment; was taken prisoner at Chickamauga, Sept. 20th, 1863; died at Andersonville Oct. 28th, 1864 of starvation and scurvy.
--Obituary, Hancock Jeffersonian,

Private Eli H. Dukes

Eli H. Dukes enlisted as a 20 year old Private in Company A, 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 28, 1861, mustering into service September 19, 1861. He served with the regiment for three years, taking part in several battles, and was mustered out September 23, 1864.
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian- October 9, 1863

Private Reuben Daniel Fabun

Reuben Daniel Fabun enlisted as a 31 year old Private in Company A, 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 28, 1861, mustering into service September 19, 1861. Fabun fought at the battles of Stones River and Chickamauga, where he was wounded and was sent home on furlough. He mustered out September 23, 1864.
Hancock Jeffersonian- April 17, 1863

Jonathan Fellers

Jonathan Fellers, of Findlay tp., enlisted August, 28th, 1861, in Co. A, 21st regiment. Re-enlisted, as a veteran, in the same regiment, December 31st, 1863; was wounded at Goldsboro in September and died from the effects of his wound, October 2d, 1864. Age 23 years, 6 months and 17 days.
--Obituary, Hancock Jeffersonian, Mar 30, 1866

Private Thomas Fitzgibbon

Thomas Fitzgibbon enlisted as a 20 year old Private in Company A, 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 19, 1861, mustering into service April 27, 1861 at Columbus, Ohio. He served with the regiment through the summer campaign in western Virginia before returning home for his mustering out August 12, 1861 at Columbus, Ohio. He reenlisted with the same company for three years' service on August 28, 1861, mustering into service September 19, 1861. He participated in the battles of Lavergne and Stones River before he was killed in action on September 20, 1863 at the Battle of Chickamauga. Fitzgibbon was killed in action September 20, 1863 at the Battle of Chickamauga. The letter listed below, written by his company commander Second Lieutenant Daniel A. Richards, describes the circumstances of his death. He is buried in Chattanooga National Cemetery.

"Thomas Fitzgibbon, Co. A, 21st regiment, enlisted August 28th, 1861, and was killed at the battle of Chickamauga, on the 20th of September 1863. His age was 23."
--Obituary: Hancock Jeffersonian- Jan 12, 1866
Hancock Courier- October 30, 1863
Hancock Jeffersonian: July 26, 1861

Absalom E. Kleckner

Absalom E. Kleckner, Company A, 21st OVI, Biglick Township, Hancock county, enlisted August 28, 1861; was killed at the battle of Stone River Dec. 31, 1863 aged about 23 years
--Obituary, Hancock Jeffersonian, Feb 23, 1866

Tilden Kleckner

Tilden Kleckner, Company A, 21st OVI, Biglick Township, Hancock County; was wounded at the battle of Chickamauga September 20, 1863, and died soon after, aged 20 years.
--Obituary, Hancock Jeffersonian, Feb 23, 1866

John C. Leonard

John C. Leonard, of Biglick tp., enlisted in company A, 21st reg't, August 28, 1861, was captured at Chickamauga, and died at Andersonville June 11, 1864, aged 22 years and 8 months.
--Obituary, Hancock Jeffersonian, Feb 23, 1866

Private David S. Rosenberger

David S. Rosenberger enlisted as a 21 year old Private in Company A, 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 28, 1861, mustering into service September 19, 1861. He was killed in action September 20, 1863 at the Battle of Chickamauga, as related by the letter below by Sergeant John H. Morrell (see above).

David S. Rosenberger, of Washington tp., enlisted August 31st, 1861, in Co. A, 21st regiment, and was killed at the battle of Chickamauga, Sept. 23d, 1863. Age 23 years and 13 days.
--Obituary: Hancock Jeffersonian, Feb 2, 1866

Article: Hancock Jeffersonian- November 6, 1863

Harrison Stackhouse

Harrison Stackhouse enlisted in Co. A, 21st regiment, August 28th, 1861. He was wounded at the battle of Chickamauga on the 19th of September 1863, and died on the 22d. Age 19 years.
--Obituary, Hancock Jeffersonian, Jan 12, 1866

Daniel S. Swartz

Daniel S. Swartz, Liberty tp., enlisted in Co. A, 21st regiment, September 1st, 1861. Was killed at the battle of Murfreesboro. Aged 21 years and 2 months.
--Obituary, Hancock Jeffersonian, Mar 9, 1866

Walter Thomas

Walter Thomas, of Marion tp., enlisted in Co. A, 21st reg't, February, 18th, 1864, died at Columbus, Ohio, June 28th, 1864, of chronic diarrhea. Aged 16 years, 4 months and 20 days.
--Obituary, Hancock Jeffersonian, Apr 20, 1866

Joseph Twining

Joseph Twining, Biglick tp., enlisted in Co. A, 21st regiment, August 31st, 1861, and was wounded at the battle of Stone River, Jan. 2d, 1863, on the right shoulder, and was taken to Nashville, Tenn., and died in the hospital from the effects of the wound on the 25th of the same month. -Aged 20 years, 3 months and 45 days.
--Obituary, Hancock Jeffersonian, Mar 9, 1866

Jesse Ward

Jesse Ward, of Findlay tp., enlisted in Co. A, 21st regiment Sep. 11th, 1862, and died at Louisville, Ky., April 21st, 1864, of chronic diarrhea. Age 46 years.
--Obituary, Hancock Jeffersonian, Mar 9, 1866

Private George Washington Watson

George Washington Watson enlisted as a 21 year old private in Company A, 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 28, 1861, mustering into service September 19, 1861. He served with the regiment through the Kentucky and Stones River Campaigns before he was captured (with a large portion of the regiment) on September 20, 1863 at the Battle of Chickamauga. Imprisoned at Andersonville, he died of disease there August 8, 1864 and is buried in Andersonville National Cemetery.
Article: Hancock Courier- June 12, 1863
Letters: Hancock Courier- October 18, 1861, November 8, 1861, May 30, 1862
Hancock Jeffersonian- September 12, 1862

Augustus Williamson

Augustus C. Williamson, enlisted in Co. A, 21st regiment, Feb. 15th, 1864. Died March 23rd, 1864, at Chattanooga, Tenn., of Measles. - Age 17 years and 24 days.
--Obituary, Hancock Jeffersonian, Mar 23, 1866

Hospital Steward Thomas Ray Morrison

Thomas R. Morrison enlisted as a 25 year old Private on April 19, 1861 in Company A, 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry at Findlay, Ohio and was mustered into service April 27, 1861 at Columbus, Ohio. He was promoted to Hospital Steward on June 1, 1861, serving in that capacity through the summer campaign in the western Virginia mountains until his mustering out with the regiment August 12, 1861 at Columbus, Ohio.
Following his return home, he later enlisted as a Private in Company D, 99th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, serving with that regiment in Tennessee until his discharge for disability at Cincinnati, Ohio to date November 18, 1863. His final service in the war was as First Lieutenant of Company A, 198th Ohio, being commissioned to date April 17, 1865 and mustered out May 8, 1865 at Camp Bradford, Baltimore, Maryland.
Hancock Courier: May 31, 1861, June 28, 1861
Hancock Jeffersonian: May 31, 1861 (2), June 14, 1861

Roster - Company B, 21st OVI

Sergeant Washington Swank

Washington Swank enlisted as a 23 year old Corporal in Company B, 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 22, 1861, mustering into service September 19, 1861. He served with the regiment throughout the war, including the battles of Stones River and Chickamauga, where he was wounded and captured but was soon thereafter paroled. Reenlisting for the duration of the war, he was promoted to Sergeant March 4, 1864. Swank served with the regiment through the rest of the war and mustered out July 25, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian- March 6, 1863

Corporal Jacob F. Oman

Jacob F. Oman enlisted as a 21 year old private in Company A, 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 19, 1861, mustering into service April 27, 1861. He took part in the summer's campaign in western Virginia before returning home and mustering out with the regiment August 12, 1861 at Columbus, Ohio. He reenlisted as a Private in Company B, 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 22, 1861, mustering into service September 19, 1861. He took part in the Battles of Stones River (after which he was promoted to Corporal) and Chickamauga, where he was captured. His fate is unclear.
Hancock Jeffersonian: March 13, 1863

Francis C. Arnold

Francis C. Arnold was killed at the battle of Stone River, Dec. 31st, 1862. He was shot through the left breast, as our army was being forced back and was never found. He enlisted in Co. B, 21st regiment, August 22nd, 1861.
--Obituary, Hancock Jeffersonian, Jan 12, 1866

Private John L. Bibler

John L. Bibler enlisted as a 20 year old Private on August 25, 1862, mustering into service the same day. Serving through the rest of the war with the regiment, he took part in the battles of Stones River, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Vining's Station, Jonesboro, and the marches to the sea and through the Carolinas. He was discharged June 5, 1865 at Washington, D.C.
Hancock Jeffersonian: May 8, 1863

Amos K. Bond

Amos K. Bond, of Eagle tp., enlisted in Co. B, 21st regiment, January 31st, 1864; died at Loudon, Tenn., April 10th, 1864, of measles. Age 19 years, 4 months and 21 days.
Obituary, Hancock Jeffersonian, May 4, 1866

George Ferguson

George Ferguson, of Jackson tp., enlisted in Co. B, 21st regiment, September, 1861. Shot through the right breast and arm, near Atlanta, July 9th, 1864, and lived but a few minutes. Aged 26 years, 2 months and 18 days.
--Obituary, Hancock Jeffersonian, Feb 9, 1866

Private Henry P. Fox

Henry P. Fox enlisted as an 18 year old private in Company B, 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 22, 1861, mustering into service September 19, 1861. He was killed in action September 20, 1863 at the battle of Chickamauga.
Hancock Jeffersonian: August 21, 1863

Jacob Rentz

Jacob F. Rentz, of Liberty tp., enlisted in Co. B, 21st regiment, September 22d, 1861. Badly wounded at Chickamauga, September 20th, 1863, and died in the hospital in Nashville, from the effect of his wound, October 7th following. Aged 23 years, 3 months and 22 days.
--Obituary, Hancock Jeffersonian, Feb 16, 1866

Frederick Rundio

Frederick Rundio enlisted in Co. B, 21st regiment, September, 1861 and was killed near Atlanta, July 9th, 1864. Age, 21 years.
--Obituary, Hancock Jeffersonian, Feb 2, 1866

Franklin Swank

Franklin Swank, of Jackson tp., enlisted in Co. B, 21st regiment, in October 1861, and was wounded at the battle of Chickamauga, September 20th, 1863. The ball entered the right shoulder, passed through the right lung, cutting off two ribs and lodged in the left hip. It was extracted by a rebel surgeon. He was sent back under a flag of truce to the field hospital at Chattanooga, and died November 17th, 1863. Aged 17 years, 9 months, and 28 days.
--Obituary, Hancock Jeffersonian, Feb 9, 1866

Roster - Company C, 21st OVI

Captain Asher Cook

(See 144th OVI)

Second Lieutenant Leonard B. Blinn

(see also Co. A, 100th Ohio Infantry)
Perrysburg Journal--6/6/1861

Captain Daniel Lewis

Daniel Lewis enlisted as a 31 year old Quartermaster Sergeant in the 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on September 19, 1861, and was soon promoted to Second Lieutenant in Company A of that regiment to date February 8, 1862. He was again promoted to First Lieutenant on November 18, 1862 and took part in the battles of Stones River and Chickamauga before receiving his final promotion to the rank of Captain, with a transfer to the command of Company C to date February 29, 1864. Captain Lewis had a number of difficulties in his command of Company C as detailed by Lieutenant Colonel Arnold McMahan, his men evidently regarding him as something of a coward. As a horrified McMahan witnessed, to combat this, Lewis took increasingly dangerous chances in the field, exposing himself at nearly every opportunity until he was shot down and killed July 21, 1864 in the trenches in front of Atlanta, Georgia. He is buried in Marietta National Cemetery.
Letter: Hancock Courier- May 6, 1864

Sergeant James P. Averill

Enlisted 4/25/1861 as Sergeant, mustered out with regiment 8/12/1861 at Columbus, Ohio. Re-enlisted as 1st Sergeant of Company F, 144th Ohio Infantry 5/2/1864, mustered out with company 8/24/1864.
Perrysburg Journal--6/13/1861, 6/27/1861

Corporal Francis H. Thompson

Enlisted 4/25/1861 as Corporal. Mustered out with regiment 8/12/1861 at Columbus, Ohio.
Perrysburg Journal--5/30/1861

First Sergeant Ara C. Spafford

Enlisted 9/19/1861 as 1st Sergeant, promoted to 2nd Lieutenant 10/3/1862, captured 9/20/1863 at the Battle of Chickamauga, died of yellow fever 10/14/1864 as prisoner at Columbia, South Carolina.
Perrysburg Journal--10/17/1861, 11/14/1861, 1/4/1865.

Private Henry H. Houston

Enlisted 8/9/1861 as Private, promoted to Corporal 4/1/1865, mustered out with regiment 7/25/1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.
Perrysburg Journal--10/7/1863, 10/21/1863, 11/4/1863

Private George Scheets

Enlisted 8/29/1861 as Private, promoted to Quartermaster Sergeant 3/1/1863, promoted to 1st Lieutenant and Adjutant 2/10/1865, mustered out with regiment 7/25/1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.
Perrysburg Journal--10/24/1861

Roster - Company D, 21st OVI

William Hibbet

William Hibbet, of Findlay tp., enlisted in Co. D, 21st regiment, September 22d, 1861. Captured at the battle of Chickamauga September 20th, 1863, and put in Libbey Prison; taken from there to Danville and then to Andersonville, where he was starved to death. He died August 16th, 1864, ages 27 years, 6 months, 9 days.
--Obituary, Hancock Jeffersonian, Feb 9, 1866

Private John C. Lindsay

John C. Lindsay enlisted as a 26 year old Private in Company D, 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 26, 1861, mustering into service September 19, 1861. He fought at Stones River but was captured September 20, 1863 at the battle of Chickamauga. He died of disease July 20, 1864 while a prisoner of war at Andersonville Prison Camp. He is buried in the national cemetery there.
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: July 10, 1863

Roster - Company E, 21st OVI

Captain James P. Arrants

James P. Arrants (Arrantes) enlisted as a 22 year old Second Lieutenant in Company K, 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 24, 1861, receiving his commission the next day. He served through the summer campaign in Virginia before mustering out with the regiment August 12, 1861 at Columbus, Ohio. He set to work raising a company for three years service and was awarded with a promotion to Captain in Company E, 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry at Findlay, Ohio on September 19, 1861 He served with the company through the winter campaign in Kentucky before resigning his commission on April 9, 1862 due to poor health. He died at home in Defiance, Ohio soon afterwards.
Article: Hancock Courier: May 16, 1862

Captain Lewis E. Brewster

Enlisted, age 24 on September 19, 1861 to serve three years; promoted from 1st Lieutenant April 9, 1862; resigned May 13, 1863
Defiance Democrat- 1/25/1862, 4/12/1862, 6/7/1862, 1/17/1863

Second Lieutenant Samuel F. Cheney

Enlisted, age 29 on September 19, 1861 to serve three years; promoted from 2nd Lieutenant April 9, 1862; to Captain Company B February 29, 1864
Defiance Democrat- 10/26/1861

Walter Burns

Walter Burns, of Findlay tp., was a member of company E, 21st regiment. He captured a fine blooded mare, valued at $25,000, belonging to Howell Cobb, and was taken a short time after, while riding her and murdered in cold blood.
--Obituary, Hancock Jeffersonian, Mar 23, 1866

Private James A. Dixon

James A. Dixon enlisted as a 21 year old Private in Company E, 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 20, 1861, mustering into service April 27, 1861 at Columbus, Ohio. He served with the regiment through the summer campaign of 1861 and mustered out August 12, 1861 at Columbus. He quickly set to working raising Company A, 57th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, enlisting as First Sergeant September 2, 1861. Promotion soon followed as he was commissioned Second Lieutenant to February 8, 1862, then First Lieutenant to date April 26, 1863, and finally to Captain to date February 10, 1865. Reenlisting as a veteran in 1864, Captain Dixon took part in the battles of Shiloh, Chickasaw Bayou, Arkansas Post, the siege of Vicksburg, Missionary Ridge, Resaca, Dallas, Atlanta (July 22, 1864), Statesboro, Fort McAllister, and the march through the Carolinas. He was mustered out April 9, 1865.
Hancock Courier: June 21, 1861

Roster - Company F, 21st OVI

Captain Henry Harvey Alban

Henry H. Alban enlisted as a 29 year old First Sergeant in Company A, 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 21, 1861, but was designated Commissary Sergeant on April 27, 1861. He served through the summer campaign of 1861 before returning home and mustering out with the regiment August 12, 1861. Alban quickly took the lead in recruiting Company F, 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry for three years' service, receiving his commission as Captain September 19, 1861. He led his company through the battles of Stones River and Chickamauga, where he was captured. Detained in several prisons throughout the South, he was paroled in February 1865 and discharged March 8, 1865 in pitiable condition. He wrote an eight part series entitled "Prison Life in the South" (listed below) about his experiences.
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian- March 3, 1865
Letters: Hancock Jeffersonian- September 5, 1862, May 1, 1863
"Prison Life in the South": Hancock Jeffersonian- April 28, 1865, May 5, 1865, May 12, 1865, May 19, 1865, May 26, 1865, June 2, 1865, June 9, 1865, June 16, 1865

Captain Jacob L. Keller

Jacob L. Keller enlisted as a 27 year old First Lieutenant in Company F, 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on September 15, 1861, mustering into service September 19, 1861. Keller served with the regiment throughout the war, was wounded and sent home for a time after the battle of Chickamauga, but took part in the Atlanta campaign and the marches to the sea and through the Carolinas. He was promoted to the rank of Captain to date May 11, 1865 and transferred to the command of Company A, he mustered out with the regiment July 25, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.
Hancock Jeffersonian: July 22, 1864

First Lieutenant Alexander A. Monroe

Alexander A. Monroe enlisted as a 26 year old Sergeant in Company A, 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 26, 1861. He was soon promoted to First Sergeant to date May 27, 1861, and served in the brief summer campaign before the regiment mustered out August 12, 1861 at Columbus, Ohio. Monroe set to work to raise Company F for three years service, and was commissioned Second Lieutenant September 19, 1861. He took part in the campaigns in Kentucky and Tennessee, the occupation of northern Alabama in the summer of 1862, and the operations around Nashville, Tennessee. He was promoted to First Lieutenant to date December 5, 1862 and transferred to Company B. He resigned his commission May 2, 1863. Later that summer, he enlisted on August 21, 1863 as the Captain of Company G, 12th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, receiving his commission September 26, 1863. The 12th Ohio Cavalry fought in small actions throughout Kentucky and southwestern Virginia, including actions at Mt. Sterling, Cynthiana, and Saltville. Monroe was discharged December 8, 1864 at Louisville, Kentucky for a promotion to Major of the 122nd United States Colored Troops. He mustered out of service January 17, 1866.
Hancock Jeffersonian: December 12, 1862

First Lieutenant (Sergeant) John H. Bolton

John H. Bolton enlisted as a 22 year old Sergeant in Company F, 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on September 6, 1861, mustering into service on September 19, 1861. He took part in all of the engagements of the 21st Ohio, including Stones' River, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Chattahoochee Bridge, Jonesboro, the March to the Sea and the March through the Carolinas. Reenlisting as a veteran in 1864, he was commissioned First Lieutenant of Company I to date May 18, 1865. He mustered out with the regiment July 25, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian- March 13, 1863
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian- November 8, 1861

Sergeant Wilson W. Brown

Wilson W. Brown was born December 25, 1837 in Logan Co., Ohio, and enlisted as a 23 year old Sergeant September 6, 1861 at Findlay, Ohio in Company F, 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry, mustering into service September 19, 1861. Chosen for his abilities as a locomotive engineer, he took part in Andrews' Raid in April 1862. Captured by the Confederates, he was imprisoned for most of 1862 before being exchanged. Brown was awarded a Medal of Honor for his actions during the raid, which are detailed in the article listed below. He returned to his company in early 1863 and was wounded at the Battle of Chickamauga. He was discharged May 15, 1864 and died February 25, 1916 at Toledo, Ohio. He is buried in New Belleville Ridge Cemetery near Dowling, Wood Co., Ohio.
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: February 6, 1863

Corporal David Stokes

David Stokes enlisted September 6, 1861 as a 28 year old Corporal in Company F, 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry, mustering into service September 19, 1861. Severely wounded in the leg and chest December 31, 1862 at the Battle of Stones River, he died of his wounds the following day. His name is often spelled Stokes.

"David P. Stoker, of Findlay tp., enlisted in company F, 21st regiment, September 5th, 1861. Was shot through the left lung at the battle Stone River, December 31st, 1862, and died January 11th, 1863. Age 32 years and 11 days."
Obituary: Hancock Jeffersonian, Feb 23, 1866
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: January 30, 1863

Private Christopher S. Bolton

Christopher S. Bolton enlisted as a Private in Company F, 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry in September 1861, mustering into service September 19, 1861. He remained with the regiment until he was detailed to the U.S. Signal Corps in January of February 1862. A prolific writer, Bolton wrote a detailed series of letters regarding his experiences as a member of the Signal Corps with the Army of the Cumberland. He was mustered out sometime in September 1864.
Letters: Church Advocate--October 17, 1861, October 24, 1861, October 31, 1861, November 14, 1861, December 12, 1861, December 19, 1861
January 16, 1862, February 20, 1862, July 3, 1862, July 31, 1862, August 21, 1862, September 11, 1862, September 25, 1862, December 18, 1862
January 22, 1863, January 29, 1863, February 26, 1863, March 26, 1863, April 16, 1863, May 7, 1863, June 4, 1863, June 25, 1863, July 23, 1863, August 6, 1863, August 27, 1863, September 17, 1863, October 29, 1863, November 12, 1863, December 17, 1863, December 31, 1863
January 14, 1864, February 4, 1864, February 18, 1864, March 10, 1864, March 24, 1864, March 31, 1864, May 12, 1864, June 2, 1864 (2), June 23, 1864, August 4, 1864, August 18, 1864
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian- April 17, 1863

Private Rufus Hubner

Rufus Hubner enlisted as an 18 year old Private in Company F, 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on September 6, 1861, mustering into service September 19, 1861. He took part in the Battle of Stones River before being captured September 20, 1863 at the Battle of Chickamauga. Hubner was reported dead May 8, 1864.

Rufus Hubner, of Portage tp., enlisted in Co. F, 21st regiment, August, 1861, and died in Andersonville Prison from starvation and bad usage, September 25th, 1864; age 21 years, 2 months and 23 days.
--Obituary, Hancock Jeffersonian, Apr 6, 1866
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: March 27, 1863

Private George Kibler

George Kibler enlisted as a 31 year old Private in Company F, 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on September 6, 1861, mustering into service September 19, 1861. He served through the entire war with the 21st Ohio, taking part in many of the battles of the regiment. He reenlisted in 1864, and mustered out with the regiment July 25, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: May 8, 1863

Private James M. Latham

James M. Latham enlisted as a 21 year old Private in Company F, 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on September 6, 1861, mustering into service September 19, 1861. Latham served throughout the war, and after reenlisting as a veteran in 1864, he was wounded in action May 9, 1864 at Rocky Face Ridge, Georgia. He mustered out with the regiment July 25, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian- April 3, 1863

George Loy

Geo. Loy, enlisted in Co. F, 21st reg't, Feb., 1864, from Van Buren twp. Died at Chattanooga, March 18th, 1864.
--Obituary, June 22, 1866

Private Napoleon B. "Poland" Plotner

Napoleon B. Plotner enlisted as an 18 year old Private in Company F, 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on September 6, 1861, mustering into service September 19, 1861. "Poland" served with the 21st Ohio through the entire war, reenlisted as a veteran in 1864, and mustered out of service July 25, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: April 3, 1863

Private Henry Ream

Henry Ream enlisted as a 20 year old Private in Company F, 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on September 6, 1861, mustering into service September 19, 1861. He served with the regiment throughout the war and reenlisted as a veteran in 1864; he was discharged July 3, 1865.
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: May 15, 1863

Sergeant John M. Scott

Sergeant John M. Scott, of Co. F, 21st regiment, enlisted Sept. 5th, 1861. He volunteered to accompany an expedition under the leadership of Mr. Andrews of Kentucky, to go to Atlanta in citizen's clothes, capture a train, run to Chattanooga, and thence by way of Bridgeport to Huntsville, Alabama, burning the bridges behind them, and there meet the column under Gen. Mitchell. The expedition was unsuccessful all composing the expedition were captured, J. M. Scott was tried and condemned as a spy by a rebel court martial and executed June 8th, 1862, at Atlanta, Ga.
--Obituary, Hancock Jeffersonian, May 4, 1866

Solomon Scoudien

Solomon Scoudien, of Liberty tp., enlisted in Co. F, 21st regiment, October, 1861. Killed in the battle of Stone River, December 1st, 1862. Age, 25 years, 3 months and 8 days.
--Obituary, Hancock Jeffersonian, Feb 2, 1866

Elmond S. Shoemaker

Elmond S. Shoemaker, enlisted from Marion tp., in Co. F 21st regiment, September 7th, 1861. He was wounded at the battle of Stone River, on the 31st of December-was taken prisoner by the rebels- was re-captured the third day after he was taken. His leg having received no attention from the rebels, amputation became necessary. His leg was amputated the second time, but all this availed nothing, for he died shortly after the second amputation.
--Obituary, Hancock Jeffersonian, Feb 9, 1866

John J. Slater

John J. Slater, Delaware tp., enlisted in Co. F, 21st regiment, April 19th, 1861, served three months and re-enlisted in same company and regiment. Was wounded at the battle of Stone River, Jan. 1st, 1862, and died in hospital in Tennessee in Feb. 20th, 1862. Age 21 years, 3 months and 10 days.
--Obituary, Mar 9, 1866

Second Lieutenant Joseph Edward Stearns

Joseph Edward Stearns was born in New York about 1840 and enlisted as a 21 year old Second Lieutenant, mustering into service April 23, 1861 into Company F, 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He served with the regiment through the summer campaign in western Virginia before mustering out August 12, 1861 at Columbus, Ohio. He reenlisted in the 21st Ohio and received his commission as Second Lieutenant of Company B on September 19, 1861. He served with the regiment through the summer of 1862, at which time he was attached to the staff of Brigadier General Joshua Woodrow Sill. He was promoted to the rank of Captain to date August 26, 1862 and served as Assistant Adjutant General. Following the death of General Sill at the Battle of Stones River on December 31, 1862, Captain Stearns resigned his commission February 21, 1863. He died in a train wreck in near Erie, Pennsylvania in March 1864.
Articles: Hancock Courier- March 4, 1864
Hancock Jeffersonian- March 4, 1864
Letters: Hancock Courier- June 7, 1861, June 14, 1861, June 21, 1861

James Dorsey

James Dorsey, Allen tp., enlisted in Co. F 21st regiment, February 19th, 1863, died near Vining Station, near Atlanta, July 9th, 1863. Aged 17 years, 8 months, 9 days.
--Obituary, Hancock Jeffersonian, Mar 9, 1866

William J. Dorsey

William J. Dorsey, Allen tp., enlisted June 18th, 1863. Wounded by accident at Cedar Creek, Va., and died in the hospital at Winchester, Oct. 30th, 1863. Aged 31 years and 7 months.
--Obituary, Hancock Jeffersonian, Mar 9, 1866

Private Cyrus H. Stoker

Cyrus H. Stoker enlisted August 23, 1861 as a 23 year old Private in Company F, 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry, mustering into service September 19, 1861. He was killed in action January 2, 1863 at the Battle of Stones River, Tennessee.

"Cyrus H. Stoker, of Findlay tp., enlisted in company F, 21st regiment, August 23d, 1862. Was shot through the left lung at the battle of Stone River, December 31st, 1862, and died January 2d, 1863. Age 23 years, 5 months and 23 days."
--Obituary: Hancock Jeffersonian, Feb 23, 1866
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: January 30, 1863

Private Darius R. Stoker

Darius R. Stoker enlisted September 6, 1861 as a 24 year old Private in Company F, 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry, mustering into service September 19, 1861. Severely wounded in the leg and chest December 31, 1862 at the Battle of Stones River, he was sent home to recover and was discharged for his wounds April 4, 1863. He was the only one of three brothers to survive that battle.
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: January 30, 1863

Sylvester Trout

Sylvester Trout, of Allen tp., enlisted in Co. F, 21st regiment, Jan. 31st, 1864; killed on the battle of Bentonville, N.C., March 14th, 1865; age 19 years and 4 months.
--Obituary, Hancock Jeffersonian, May 4, 1866

John C. Wilkinson

John C. Wilkinson, of Co. F, 21st regiment, enlisted Sept. 6th, 1861, was wounded Dec. 31st, 1862, at the battle of Stone River, and died at Murfreesboro, Jan 1st, 1863, having fallen into the hands of the rebels.
--Obituary, Hancock Jeffersonian, May 4, 1866

Roster - Company G, 21st OVI

Captain Thomas G. Allen

Thomas G. Allen enlisted while a 25 year old Ottawa, Ohio resident as Captain of Company G, 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 26, 1861, mustering into service May 1, 1861. He was killed in action July 17, 1861 at the Battle of Scarey Creek.
Articles: Allen County Democrat: August 21, 1861
Lima Weekly Gazette: August 21, 1861

Captain Isaac Cusac

Isaac Cusac enlisted as a 31 year old Captain of Company G, 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on September 19, 1861, participating in all the engagements of the regiment including Lavergne and Stones River before being captured September 20, 1863 at the Battle of Chickamauga. Imprisoned for much of the rest of the war, he mustered out April 13, 1865.
Hancock Courier: June 12, 1863

First Lieutenant James Porter

James Porter enlisted as a 43 year old Corporal in Company G, 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 26, 1861, mustering into service the following day. Following a relatively uneventful summer campaign in western Virginia, he was mustered out August 12, 1861 at Columbus, Ohio. He set to work raising Company G for three years' service and was commissioned First Lieutenant September 19, 1863. He took part in the many battles of the 21st Ohio, particularly Stones River and Chickamauga. Following Chickamauga, he was one of the few commissioned officers remaining, most of the others having been killed, wounded or captured. He fought throughout the Atlanta campaign and was mustered out September 18, 1864 at the conclusion of his three years' service.
Hancock Courier: August 4, 1864

Sergeant William Chapman

William Chapman enlisted as a 34 year old Sergeant in Company G, 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on September 2, 1861, mustering into service September 19, 1861. He took part in many of the battles of the 21st Ohio, and was listed as missing following the Battle of Chickamauga. He mustered out September 23, 1864.
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: March 13, 1863

Corporal William H. Waltman

William H. Waltman enlisted as a 23 year old Private in Company G, 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 26, 1861, participating in the summer campaign in western Virginia before mustering out August 12, 1861 at Columbus, Ohio. He reenlisted in Company G on September 2, 1861, mustering into service September 19, 1861. He took part in the many battles of the 21st Ohio, including Stones River, Chickamauga, Pickett's Mills, and Chattahoochee Bridge where he received a promotion to Lance Sergeant for conspicuous gallantry, as detailed in the article below. He mustered out of service September 23, 1864 at the expiration of his three year term.
Article: Hancock Courier: July 28, 1864

Private Cyrus Hemery

Cyrus Hemery enlisted from Gallipolis, Ohio on April 26, 1861 as a Private in Company G, 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and met his tragic end by drowning in the Ohio River May 30, 1861.
Articles: Hancock Courier- June 28, 1861
Hancock Jeffersonian- June 14, 1861, June 28, 1861

Private Henry D. Hough

Henry D. Hough enlisted as a 19 year old Private in Company G, 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on September 2, 1861, mustering into service September 19, 1861. He fought at the battle of Stones River but was killed in action September 20, 1863 at the battle of Chickamauga.
Hancock Jeffersonian: July 10, 1863, October 2, 1863

Private Levi M. Thomas (Thompson)

Levi M. Thomas enlisted as a 21 year old Private in Company G, 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on September 2, 1861, mustering into service September 19, 1861. He was captured September 20, 1863 at the Battle of Chickamauga, and mustered out September 29, 1864.
Hancock Jeffersonian: October 2, 1863

Private John B. Zoebaugh

John B. Zoebaugh enlisted as a 24 year old Private in Company G, 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on September 2, 1861, mustering into service September 19, 1861. He took part in many of the campaigns of the 21st Ohio, including Lavergne, Stones River, Chickmauga, and the Atlanta campaign before mustering out September 23, 1864 at the conclusion of his three years' service. The article listed below is a song entitled "Rallying Song of the Gallant 21st O.V.I."
Article: Hancock Courier: March 20, 1863

Roster - Company H, 21st OVI

Captain Milo H. Caton

Enlisted 9/19/1861 as Captain, captured 9/20/1863 at the Battle of Chickamauga, returned 5/8/1865, resigned commission 6/5/1865.
Perrysburg Journal--12/9/1863

First Lieutenant James L. Curry

Enlisted 9/19/1861 as 1st Lieutenant of Company H, mustered in 9/19/1861, promoted 12/20/1862 to Captain of Company A, discharged for disability 8/28/1864.
Toledo Blade- 5/20/1862, 6/2/1862
Wood County Independent-5/21/1862, 5/28/1862
Perrysburg Journal--6/4/1862, 11/19/1862, 2/4/1863, 3/18/1863, 4/6/1864, 8/22/1865, 9/19/1865

Sergeant Ebenezer Donaldson

Enlisted 9/2/1861 as Sergeant, mustered out 9/19/1864.
Perrysburg Journal--1/16/1862

Sergeant Henry R. Skinner

Enlisted as corporal 9/2/1861, promoted to sergeant 2/1/1865, mustered out with regiment 7/25/1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.
Perrysburg Journal--2/22/1865

Corporal Lafayette Hale

Enlisted as private 9/2/1861, promoted to corporal 1/1/1864, promoted to sergeant 4/1/1865, mustered out with regiment 7/25/1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.
Perrysburg Journal--2/22/1865

Corporal Silas S. Daish

Enlisted, age 21, on September 2, 1861, to serve three years; appointed corporal April 1, 1865; mustered out with company July 25, 1865; veteran.
Kalida Sentinel- 7/19/1862

Roster - Company I, 21st OVI

First Lieutenant Robert S. Dilworth

Robert S. Dilworth enlisted as a 24 year old First Sergeant in Company G, 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on September 2, 1861, mustering into service September 19, 1861. Dilworth soon thereafter was commissioned to the rank of Second Lieutenant to date March 1, 1862, and then to First Lieutenant to date June 13, 1862 and transferred to Company I. He fought with the regiment through several battles but was killed in action June 27, 1864 at Kenesaw Mountain, Georgia. He is buried at Marietta National Cemetery.
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: July 22, 1864
Also see: MS 800 - Robert S. Dilworth Papers

Bugler Archibald Ferguson

Arthur Ferguson enlisted as an 18 year old Private in Co. I, 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 29, 1861, mustering into service September 19, 1861. He served with the regiment through the entire war, fighting at Stones River, Chickamauga, and several other battles. He was discharged June 28, 1865.
Letter: Fremont Journal- July 22, 1864

Roster - Company K, 21st OVI

Captain Silas S. Canfield

Enlisted 9/19/1861 as Captain, captured 9/20/1863 at the Battle of Chickamauga, discharged 4/1/1865.
Norwalk Reflector--March 31, 1863
Perrysburg Journal--12/10/1862, 9/9/1863

Captain Samuel A. Strong

Samuel A. Strong raised Company K, 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry for three months service, enlisting as a 33 year old Captain on April 24, 1861, mustering into service the next day. He took part in the summer campaign and mustered out with the regiment August 12, 1861 at Columbus, Ohio. He set to work raising the 21st Ohio for three years service, and was commissioned Major on September 19, 1861, campaigning with the regiment throughout 1861 and 1862, taking part in the Battle of Stones River before ill health forced him to resign his commission.
Defiance Democrat- 5/18/1861
Hancock Courier: November 14, 1862

Musician George S. Canfield, Company K

Enlisted 8/24/1861, discharged for disability 1/16/1864
Perrysburg Journal--11/25/1863

Private Alexander G. Forrest

Enlisted 9/10/1861, re-enlisted 1/1/1864, mustered out with regiment 7/25/1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.
Perrysburg Journal--9/12/1865.

Benjamin F. Kelley

Benjamin F. Kelley, of Findlay tp., enlisted in Co. K, 21st regiment, September 5th, 1861, served two years and was discharged. He came home and died Nov. 2d, 1863 of chronic diarrhea, contracted while in the service.
--Obituary, Hancock Jeffersonian, Jan 26, 1866

Articles about the Unit/Anonymous Letters

Articles:
Fremont Journal- June 26, 1863, October 9, 1863
Hancock Courier: April 26, 1861, July 26, 1861, August 23, 1861, August 30, 1861, November 29, 1861 (2), January 9, 1863, January 30, 1863 (2), October 9, 1863, November 27, 1863, February 26, 1864, March 4, 1864, June 3, 1864, July 21, 1864, February 23, 1865
Hancock Jeffersonian: April 26, 1861, May 3, 1861, July 5, 1861, August 16, 1861, August 23, 1861, January 9, 1863, January 30, 1863, May 8, 1863, November 27, 1863, July 22, 1864
Toledo Blade- July 9, 1864, July 20, 1864, September 15, 1864
Toledo Daily Commercial- 7/12/1864, 9/14/1864

Letters:
"D." Company E. Defiance Democrat- July 4, 1863
"K." Company F. Hancock Jeffersonian- January 3, 1862, December 12, 1862
"Twenty-firster." Company G. Hancock Courier: July 25, 1862
"Tau-VS," Company A. Hancock Courier- April 26, 1861
"Mt. Blanchard Boys," Company F. Hancock Jeffersonian- June 28, 1861
"A Private Soldier," Company G. Hancock Courier- July 5, 1861
"M.P.B." Hancock Jeffersonian- July 19, 1861
Unknown. Wyandot Democratic Union- August 21, 1862 pg. 2
"J.M." Perrysburg Journal--3/4/1863
"A.C." Perrysburg Journal--8/10/1864, 9/28/1864.
"B.R." Perrysburg Journal--7/27/1864
Member, 21st Ohio Infantry. Toledo Blade- 10/9/1861
Unknown, 21st Ohio Infantry. Hancock Courier: May 1, 1863
"Buckeye." Company I. Hancock Jeffersonian: August 29, 1862, November 21, 1862, November 6, 1863, November 13, 1863
"D.H." Company I. Hancock Jeffersonian: April 24, 1863
"H." Company I. Hancock Jeffersonian: January 9, 1863
"Twenty First." Company I. Hancock Courier: October 25, 1861, December 6, 1861, January 3, 1862
"Twenty Firster." Company I. Hancock Courier: March 18, 1864
"Twenty Firster." Company I. Hancock Jeffersonian: March 4, 1864
"Veteran." Company I. Hancock Jeffersonian: May 20, 1864
"Whack." Company I. Hancock Courier: April 11, 1862
"Wood County." Company I. Hancock Courier: January 16, 1863
"21ster," Company G. Seneca Advertiser: August 8, 1862

Websites

This Regiment was organized at Columbus, Ohio from June 1, 1861 to March 23, 1862 to serve three years. On the expiration of its term of service, the original members (except veterans) were mustered out and the organization, composed of veterans and recruits, retained in service until July 26, 1865, when it was mustered out in accordance with orders form the War Department.

Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:

  • Carnifax Ferry, WV, September 10, 1861
  • Clark's Hollow, WV, May 1, 1862
  • Princeton, WV, May 15-18, 1862
  • South Mountain, MD, September 14, 1862
  • Antietam, MD, September 17, 1862
  • Buffington Island, Ohio (Morgan's Raid), July 19, 1863
  • Cloyd's Mountan, VA, May 9, 1864
  • New River Bridge, VA, May 10, 1864
  • Buffalo Gap, WV, June 6, 1864
  • Lexington, WV, June 10, 11, 1864
  • Buchanan, VA, June 14, 1864
  • Otter Creek, VA, June 16, 1864
  • Lynchburg, VA, June 17-18, 1864
  • Buford's Gap, VA, June 21, 1864
  • Winchester, VA, July 24, 1864
  • Berryville, VA, September 3-4, 1864
  • Opequan, VA, September 19, 1864
  • Fisher's Hill, VA, September 22, 1864
  • Cedar Creek, VA, October 19, 1864

Roster - Field and Staff, 23rd OVI

Assistant Surgeon John McCurdy

John McCurdy enlisted as an Assistant Surgeon in the 23rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on July 2, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was promoted to the rank of Surgeon on October 26, 1862 and was transferred to the 11th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on November 10, 1862. He was transferred as an Assistant Surgeon the U.S. Medical Volunteers on January 8, 1864, and resigned his commission February 10, 1865.
Letter: Elyria Independent Democrat: April 30, 1862

Roster - Company A, 23rd OVI

Major James P. McIlrath

James P. McIlrath enlisted as a 28 year old Captain of Company A, 23rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 1, 1861, mustering into service June 27, 1861. He was promoted to Major to date October 15, 1862, and mustered out July 15, 1864.
Letter: Elyria Independent Democrat: August 20, 1862

Roster - Company C, 23rd OVI

Sergeant Isaac M.C. Lowe

Isaac M.C. Lowe enlisted as a 21 year old Private in Company C, 23rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on July 16, 1861, mustering into service the same day. Promoted to Corporal July 17, 1862 and to Sergeant April 8, 1863, he was reduced to the ranks on July 20, 1863 and mustered out July 15, 1864 at Columbus, Ohio.
Letter: Bucyrus Journal: June 5, 1863

Sergeant Robert F. Wert

Robert F. Wert enlisted as an 18 year old Private in Company C, 23rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on May 20, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was promoted to Sergeant early in his service but was reduced to the ranks. He was promoted to Corporal September 15, 1862 and then to Sergeant July 26, 1863. He was mustered out June 30, 1864.
Letter: Bucyrus Journal: January 30, 1863

Corporal William Noblitt

William Noblitt enlisted as a 24 year old Corporal in Company C, 23rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on January 22, 1862, mustering into service the same day. Wounded and captured July 24, 1864 in action at Winchester, Virginia, he died of his wounds while a prisoner of war September 1, 1864 at Mount Jackson, Virginia.
Letter: Bucyrus Journal: September 4, 1863

Roster - Company G, 23rd OVI

Sergeant Joseph Augustus Brown, Company G

Joseph A. Brown was born July 16, 1844 in Ashland Co., Ohio and enlisted as an 18 year old Private in Company G, 23rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 7, 1861, mustering into service the same day. Wounded in action September 17, 1862 at the Battle of Antietam, he was detailed as a scout on April 14, 1864. Promoted to Corporal November 16, 1864 and to Sergeant March 9, 1865, he was reduced to private on April 13, 1865 and was mustered out July 26, 1865 at Cumberland, Maryland. After the war, he moved to Kansas and died January 1, 1916 in Paola.
Letter: Bucyrus Journal: May 6, 1865

Roster - Company H, 23rd OVI

Private Henry C. Cremer

Henry C. Cremer enlisted as an 18 year old Private in Company H, 23rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on May 30, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was captured May 9, 1864 in the battle of Cloyd's Mountain, Virginia, but his record thereafter is unclear.
Letter: Church Advocate- January 30, 1862

Roster - Company K, 23rd OVI

Captain Abraham A. Hunter, Companies K and D

Abraham A. Hunter enlisted as a 32 year old First Lieutenant in Company K, 23rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 1, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was promoted to Captain of Company D to date February 11, 1862 and was killed in action May 9, 1864 at the Battle of Cloyd's Mountain.
Letter: Elyria Independent Democrat: October 1, 1862

Captain Dewitt Clinton Howard, Company K (also 103rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry)

Dewitt Clinton Howard enlisted as a 24 year old Captain of Company K, 23rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 1, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He resigned his commission February 11, 1862.
He later enlisted as Major of the 103rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 12, 1862, receiving his commission September 18, 1862. He was discharged February 15, 1865.
Letters: Elyria Independent Democrat: June 12, 1861, June 26, 1861, July 3, 1861, July 24, 1861, July 31, 1861, August 7, 1861, August 14, 1861, August 21, 1861, September 4, 1861, September 18, 1861, September 25, 1861, October 9, 1861, December 11, 1861, December 18, 1861, January 15, 1862, January 29, 1862
With the 103rd--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

Captain Archie C. Fisk

Archie C. Fisk was born in New York and enlisted as a 23 year old Second Lieutenant in Company K, 23rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 11, 1861, mustering into service the same day. Promoted to First Lieutenant of Company E to date October 15, 1862, he was transferred back to Company K to date April 9, 1863. He was promoted to Captain and transferred to the Adjutant General Dept. on June 23, 1863, serving in the western theater, and mustering out July 20, 1865.
Letters: Elyria Independent Democrat: July 10, 1861, July 6, 1864, July 13, 1864, July 20, 1864, August 17, 1864, August 24, 1864, September 28, 1864

Corporal Degrass S. Chapman

Degrass S. Chapman enlisted as a Private in Company K, 23rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 30, 1861, mustering into service the same day. Promoted to Corporal May 1, 1862, he was wounded in action September 17, 1862 at the Battle of Antietam and died of his wounds September 21, 1862.
Letter: Elyria Independent Democrat: February 26, 1862, May 21, 1862

Corporal John C. Worcester

John C. Worcester enlisted as a Private in Company K, 23rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 11, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was promoted to Corporal to date January 1, 1863. He was transferred to Company G on September 30, 1864 but his further record is unclear.
Letter: Elyria Independent Democrat: December 17, 1862

Private John M. Bonsor

John M. Bonsor enlisted as a 22 year old Private in Company K, 23rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 11, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He drowned in the Ohio River on December 15, 1863 near Gallipolis, Ohio.
Letter: Elyria Independent Democrat: April 16, 1862

Articles about the Unit/Anonymous Letters

Articles:
Elyria Independent Democrat: June 12, 1861

Letters:
"F.," Company K. Elyria Independent Democrat: May 7, 1862, May 28, 1862, October 8, 1862
"G. Wagner" Bucyrus Journal: September 25, 1863

Websites

This Regiment was organized at Camps Chase and Jackson, Ohio, from May 29-June 17, 1861 to serve three years. It was mustered out by companies, at different dates, from June 17-24, 1864, by reason of expiration of term of service.

Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:

  • Cheat Mountain, WV, September 12-13, 1861
  • Greenbrier, WV, October 3, 1861
  • Shiloh, TN, April 6-7, 1862
  • Corinth, MS (Occupation), May 30, 1862
  • Perryville, KY, October 8, 1862
  • Stone River, TN, December 31, 1862-Juanuary 2, 1863
  • Woodbury, TN, January 24, 1863
  • Tullahoma Campaign, TN, June 23-30, 1863
  • Chickamauga, GA, September 19-20, 1863
  • Lookout Mountain, TN, November 24, 1863
  • Missionary Ridge, TN, November 25, 1863
  • Ringgold, GA (Taylor's Ridge), November 27, 1863
  • Buzzard Roost, GA (Rocky Face Ridge), February 25-27, 1864

The biographical sketches here show only those members of the unit who wrote letters to their local newspapers. Information may be drawn from the unit roster, newspaper obituaries, or other biographical sources.

Field and Staff

Major Lucien C. Buttles

Lucien C. Buttles enlisted as a 40 year old Major of the 24th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 22, 1861, mustering into service the same day. Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel to date October 14, 1861, he resigned his commission November 28, 1861.
Letter: Norwalk Reflector: October 22, 1861
Toledo Blade- 10/17/1861

Surgeon George Rocap Weeks

Doctor George R. Weeks enlisted as a 35 year old assistant surgeon in the 25th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on July 2, 1861, mustering into service the same day. On July 23, 1861, he was discharged for a promotion to Surgeon of the 24th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. On February 19, 1863, he was commissioned Surgeon in the U.S. Volunteers Medical Staff, a position which he held until he was mustered out October 7, 1865. He was awarded a brevet promotion to Lieutenant Colonel to date October 6, 1865. He died January 1, 1903.
Letter: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: February 21, 1862

Assistant Surgeon John K. Moore

Enlisted 6/15/1862 as assistant surgeon, mustered out 6/26/1864.
Toledo Blade- 10/23/1862

Roster - Company A, 24th OVI

Second Lieutenant Edgar Romeyn Kellogg, Company A

Edgar Romeyn Kellogg enlisted as a 19 year old Sergeant in Company A, 24th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 6, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was promoted to Sergeant Major on June 20, 1861, and was commissioned Second Lieutenant in Company A to date July 6, 1861.
Deciding to enlist in the Regular Army, Lieutenant Kellogg resigned his commission on October 28, 1861 and enlisted as a Private in Company B, 1st Battalion, 16th U.S. Infantry on November 29, 1861. He was promoted to Sergeant Major around February 1, 1862 and was soon commissioned Second Lieutenant in Company B on April 1, 1862. He was again promoted to First Lieutenant to date May 3, 1862 and received two brevet promotions in his career, one to captain dating December 31, 1862 for actions at the Battle of Stones River and one to Major dating September 1, 1864 for actions during the Atlanta Campaign. He was promoted to Captain to date February 16, 1865 and served in the U.S. Army until his retirement on December 16, 1899.
Letter: Norwalk Reflector: August 13, 1861
Norwalk Reflector: January 27, 1863

1st Lieutenant David A. Merrill

Enlisted 6/6/1861 as a Sergeant, promoted to 1st Sergeant 8/6/1861, promoted to 2nd Lieutenant 6/6/1862, promoted to 1st Lieutenant and transferred to Company F, 8/11/1862, promoted to Captain 1/1/1863, mustered out 6/17/1864.
Toledo Blade- 8/25/1862

Corporal Albert F. Lee

Albert F. Lee enlisted as a 19 year old Corporal in Company A, 24th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 6, 1861, mustering into service the same day. Wounded in action February 24, 1864 at Dalton, Georgia, he died of his wounds March 8, 1864 at Chattanooga, Tennessee and is buried at Marietta National cemetery.
Letter: Bucyrus Journal: May 2, 1862

Hospital Steward Frank E. Pray

Frank E. Pray enlisted as a 22 year old Private in Company A, 24th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 6, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was promoted to Hospital Steward August 2, 1861 and was discharged for disability April 25, 1862.
Pray reenlisted as the Captain of Company C, 88th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on May 26, 1862, mustering into service June 12, 1862. He was mustered out September 26, 1862 at Camp Chase, Columbus, Ohio. He served at the end of the war as Captain of Company A, 192nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry, mustering into service March 1, 1865. He was mustered out September 1, 1865 at Winchester, Virginia.
Letter: Norwalk Reflector: September 10, 1861

Second Sergeant David N. Bodfish, Company A

David N. Bodfish enlisted as a 28 year old Sergeant in Company A, 24th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 6, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He died of disease August 4, 1861 at Clarksburg, Virginia. The following letter from Musician Osmer B. Hall of his company gives the circumstances of his demise.
Letter: Norwalk Reflector: August 13, 1861

Corporal Charles B. Davis, Company A

Charles B. Davis enlisted as an 18 year old Corporal in Company A, 24th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 6, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was discharged for disability August 7, 1862 at Columbus, Ohio.
Letter: Norwalk Reflector: March 11, 1862

Musician Osmer B. Hall, Company A

Osmer B. Hall enlisted as a 20 year old Musician in Company A, 24th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 6, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was discharged for disability July 20, 1862 at Nashville, Tennessee.
Letters: Norwalk Reflector: August 13, 1861, December 3, 1861, December 17, 1861, May 13, 1862

Private Joseph M. Millis, Company A

Joseph M. Millis enlisted as a 42 year old Private in Company A, 24th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 6, 1861, mustering into service the same day. Reenlisting as a veteran in 1864, he transferred into the Veterans Reserve Corps on July 27, 1865.
Letter: Norwalk Experiment: February 19, 1863

Roster - Company G, 24th OVI

Private Peter Bittman, Company G

Peter Bittman enlisted as a 23 year old Private in Company G, 24th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 24, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was mustered out June 19, 1864.
Letter: Norwalk Reflector: August 13, 1861

Roster - Company K, 24th OVI

Commissary Sergeant John Cox

John Cox enlisted as a 30 year old Private in Company K, 24th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 13, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was promoted successively to Corporal November 18, 1861, to Sergeant November 1, 1862, and to Commissary Sergeant July 14, 1863. His method of discharge is unknown.
Letter: Bucyrus Journal: March 14, 1862, December 18, 1863

Articles about the Unit/Anonymous Letters

Letters:
"A Volunteer," Company A. Norwalk Reflector: July 30, 1861
"Vol.," Company A. Norwalk Reflector: September 3, 1861
"A.N.R." Norwalk Reflector: April 1, 1862
"C." Norwalk Reflector: November 12, 1861
"C.D." Norwalk Reflector: December 31, 1861
"C.J.H." Norwalk Reflector: November 25, 1862
"P.B." Norwalk Reflector: February 3, 1863
Unknown. Norwalk Reflector: September 24, 1861
"R.M.S." Tiffin Weekly Tribune: October 25, 1861

Websites

This Regiment was organized at Columbus, Ohio in June and July 1861 to serve three years. Company D was permanently detached as the 12th Battery, Ohio Light Artillery, March 17, 1862. A new company was organized in October 1864 to serve one year and assigned to this Regiment as Company D. The original members (except veterans) were mustered out on July 16, 1864 and Company D October 16, 1865, by reason on expiration of term of service. The organization, composed of veterans and recruits, was retained in service until June 18, 1866 when it was mustered out in accordance with orders from the War Department.

Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:

  • Cheat Mountain, WV, September 12-13, 1861
  • Greenbrier, WV, October 3, 1861
  • Camp Alleghany, WV, December 12-13, 1861
  • Huntersville, VA, January 4, 1862
  • Monterey, VA, January 4, 1862
  • McDowell, VA, May 8, 1862
  • Cross Keys, VA, June 8, 1862
  • Freeman's Ford, VA, August 23-25, 1862
  • Bull Run, VA (2nd Battle), August 29-31, 1862
  • Chancellorsville, VA, May 1-4, 1863
  • Gettysburg, PA, July 1-3, 1863
  • Hagerstown, MD, July 6, 1863
  • Fort Wagner, SC, September 7, 1863
  • Honey Hill, SC, November 30, 1864
  • Deveaux Neck & Gregory's Landing, SC, December 6-9, 1864
  • Charlestown, SC (occupation), February 18, 1865
  • Swift Creek, SC, April 19, 1865

The biographical sketches here show only those members of the unit who wrote letters to their local newspapers. Information may be drawn from the unit roster, newspaper obituaries, or other biographical sources.

Roster - Company B, 25th OVI

Captain Luther B. Mesnard, Company B

Luther B. Mesnard was commissioned Captain of Company B, 25th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on March 17, 1864, mustering into service the same day. He was mustered out June 18, 1866 at Columbus, Ohio.
Letters: Norwalk Reflector: January 24, 1865, May 16, 1865

Sergeant Samuel A. Wildman, Company B

Samuel A. Wildman enlisted as an 18 year old Private in Company B, 25th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on February 24, 1864, mustering into service the same day. He was promoted to Corporal November 5, 1864 and to Sergeant January 25, 1866 before mustering out June 18, 1866 at Columbus, Ohio.
Letter: Norwalk Reflector: May 17, 1864, June 28, 1864, December 13, 1864, January 3, 1865

Roster - Company E, 25th OVI

Captain Moses H. Crowell

Moses H. Crowell enlisted as a 35 year old Captain in Company E, 25th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 4, 1861, mustering into service June 12, 1861. He resigned his commission June 1, 1863 at Brook's Station, Virginia. On March 16, 1864, he was commissioned Lieutenant Colonel of the 48th United States Colored Troops, a command which he held until mustered out January 4, 1866.
Letter: Sandusky Democrat- January 1, 1862

First Lieutenant Andrew Jackson Hale

Andrew Jackson Hale enlisted as a 33 year old Second Lieutenant into Company E, 25th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 4, 1861. He was quickly promoted to First Lieutenant with the position as regimental Quartermaster, serving in this capacity until he resigned his commission February 21, 1863.
Letter: Fremont Journal- July 12, 1861

Second Lieutenant George N. Holcomb

Enlisted 6/12/1861 as Sergeant; promoted to 1st Sgt. 3/7/1862; promoted to 2nd Lieutenant 4/1/1863; promoted to 1st Lieutenant 3/15/1864 of Co. G; promoted to Quartermaster 4/1/1864; promoted to Captain of Co. C, 8/11/1864; mustered out with regiment 6/18/1866 at Columbus, Ohio.
Letter: Perrysburg Journal--5/6/1863.

Captain David R. Hunt

David R. Hunt enlisted as a 21 year old Second Sergeant into Company E, 25th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 12, 1861. He was reduced to the ranks as Private on August 1, 1861, but was promoted again to Commissary Sergeant November 1, 1861. Following the Valley and Second Bull Run campaigns, as well as service near Fredericksburg, he was commissioned First Lieutenant and designated regimental Quartermaster. He served through Chancellorsville and Gettysburg before transferring to the Department of the South with the regiment. He was again promoted to Captain of Company F on March 15, 1864, serving in this capacity for most of the rest of conflict. He was detached from the regiment to serve as quartermaster, and was mustered out of service June 18, 1866 at Columbus, Ohio. He died November 25, 1903 in Elmore, Sandusky Co., Ohio.
Letter: Fremont Journal- June 28, 1861

Corporal George F. Alfred

George F. Alfred enlisted as a 25 year old Private in Co. E, 25th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 12, 1861, and served with the regiment through the hard fought campaigns of 1862, including the battles of McDowell and Second Bull Run. Promoted to Corporal April 3, 1863, he was killed in action May 2, 1863 at the Battle of Chancellorsville. He is buried at Fredericksburg National Cemetery.
Letters: Fremont Journal- March 14, 1862, April 18, 1862, May 16, 1862

Private Norton G. Skinner

Norton G. Skinner enlisted as a 37 year old Private in Co. E, 25th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 12, 1861, and served with the regiment through the hard fought campaigns of 1862. He was discharged for disability on December 18, 1862.
Letters: Fremont Journal - May 16, 1862, September 19, 1862

Roster - Company G, 25th OVI

Corporal Andrew J. Ames

Andrew J. Ames enlisted as a 22 year old Private in Company G, 25th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 18, 1861, mustering into service the same day. Promoted to Corporal during his service, he was wounded May 2, 1863 at the Battle of Chancellorsville. He was mustered out July 16, 1864.
Letter: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: February 27, 1863

Private Erwin M. Bergstresser

Erwin M. Bergstresser enlisted as a 22 year old Private in Company G, 25th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 18, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was discharged April 16, 1863 at Columbus, Ohio.
Letter: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: January 24, 1862, March 28, 1862, May 30, 1862, June 27, 1862, August 8, 1862

Private William W. Chamberlain

William W. Chamberlain enlisted as a 37 year old private in Company G, 25th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 18, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was discharged for disability November 16, 1863 at Stafford Courthouse, Virginia.
Letters: Church Advocate- July 18, 1861, September 26, 1861

Private William H. Swigert

William H. Swigert enlisted as a 21 year old Private in Company G, 25th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on July 16, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was discharged for disability August 8, 1862 at Fort McHenry, Baltimore, Maryland.
Letter: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: November 8, 1861, May 2, 1862

Roster - Company K, 25th OVI

Captain Jonathan Brown

Enlisted 6/4/1861 as Captain, mustered in 6/24/1861, resigned commission 3/20/1863.
Toledo Blade- 5/27/1862

Private Neil Cameron

Enlisted 6/24/1861 as a private, mustered in 6/24/1861, killed 5/8/1862 at the battle of McDowell, Virginia.
Toledo Herald and Times- 11/27/1861

Sergeant Irvin F. Carver

Enlisted 6/24/1861 as a Sergeant, mustered in 6/24/1861, reduced to ranks 5/1/1863, mustered out 7/16/1864.
Toledo Herald and Times- 9/7/1861

Private Emil L. Marx

Enlisted 6/24/1861 as a private, mustered in 6/24/1861, discharged for disability 5/20/1863 at Brook's Station, Virginia.
Toledo Herald and Times- 10/21/1861, 11/15/1861

2nd Lieutenant Harlow Mulliken

Enlisted as 2nd Lieutenant 6/4/1861, mustered in 6/24/1861, resigned commission 10/19/1861.
Toledo Blade- 9/4/1861, 10/4/1861

Articles about the Unit/Anonymous Letters

Articles:
Norwalk Reflector: December 20, 1864
Norwalk Experiment: June 2, 1862
Seneca Advertiser: June 20, 1862, May 15, 1863
Tiffin Weekly Tribune: June 6, 1862, September 12, 1862, November 14, 1862, August 14, 1864
Toledo Blade- 9/8/1862, 5/12/1863, 2/3/1864, 2/5/1864, 12/10/1864
Toledo Daily Commercial- 8/3/1863, 2/5/1864, 12/12/1864

Letters:
"C.P.W." Norwalk Reflector: September 29, 1863
"Jonathan Jinkins". Crawford County Forum: May 16, 1862, May 30, 1862
Unknown officer, Company K. Perrysburg Journal--1/11/1865
"C.," 25th Ohio Infantry. Toledo Blade- 8/10/1861
"E.S.," Company E. Fremont Journal - July 25, 1862
"H.H.H.," Company E. Fremont Journal - May 23, 1862
Member, Company K. Toledo Herald and Times- 12/16/1861
"Neophyte," Company K. Toledo Herald and Times- 7/3/1861, 7/15/1861, 7/29/1861, 9/4/1861
Tom and Jim, Company K. Toledo Herald and Times- 11/18/1861
"W.H.H.," Company E. Fremont Journal - October 11, 1861
"A Voice from the Army". Fremont Journal- February 6, 1863
"7th Company," Company G. Tiffin Weekly Tribune: January 9, 1863
"A Seneca Boy," Company G. Tiffin Weekly Tribune: January 3, 1862
"H.J.H.," Company G. Tiffin Weekly Tribune: April 24, 1863
"J. Bird," Company G. Tiffin Weekly Tribune: May 16, 1862, June 6, 1862
"Ohio Boy," Company G. Tiffin Weekly Tribune: May 9, 1862, May 30, 1862
"Republic," Company G. Tiffin Weekly Tribune: March 7, 1862
"Seneca," Company G. Tiffin Weekly Tribune: February 7, 1862

Websites

This Regiment was organized at Camp Chase, Columbus, Ohio, from June 8 to July 24, 1861, to serve three years. On the expiration of its term of service, the original members (except veterans) were mustered out. The members of the 97th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, whose term of service had not expired at the date of muster-out of that Regiment, were transferred to this Regiment June 10, 1865. The organization, composed of veterans and recruits, was retained in service until October 21, 1865, when it was mustered out in accordance with orders from the War Department.

Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:

  • Shiloh, TN, April 6-7, 1862
  • Corinth, MS (Occupation), May 30, 1862
  • Perryville, KY, October 8, 1862
  • Stone River, TN, December 31, 1862-January 2, 1863
  • Chickamauga, GA, September 19-20, 1863
  • Missionary Ridge, TN, November 25, 1863
  • Rocky Face Ridge, GA, May 5-9, 1864
  • Resaca, GA, May 13-16, 1864
  • Adairsville, GA, May 17-18, 1864
  • Dallas, GA, May 25-June 4, 1864
  • Kennesaw Mountain, GA (including general assault), June 9-30, 1864
  • Peachtree Creek, GA, July 20, 1864
  • Atlanta, GA, July 22, 1864
  • Jonesboro, GA, August 31-September 1, 1864
  • Spring Hill, TN, November 29, 1864
  • Franklin, TN, November 30, 1864
  • Nashville, TN, December 15-16, 1864

Roster - Field and Staff

At this writing, no correspondence from field and staff officers of the 26th OVI has been identified.

The biographical sketches here show only those members of the unit who wrote letters to their local newspapers. Information may be drawn from the unit roster, newspaper obituaries, or other biographical sources.

Roster - Company E

Captain Sylvester M. Hewitt

Sylvester M. Hewitt enlisted as a 41 year old Captain of Company E, 26th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 5, 1861, mustering into service June 14, 1861. He was promoted to the rank of Major and transferred to the 32nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry to date July 26, 1861. He was mustered into service with that regiment on August 31, 1861, and served with it until he resigned his commission January 13, 1863.

On May 13, 1864, he enlisted as the regimental surgeon of the 136th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, serving with that unit until it was mustered out August 31, 1864.
Letter: Lima Weekly Gazette: August 14, 1861

Private George W. Briggs

George W. Briggs enlisted as a 36 year old Private in Company E, 26th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 14, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He reenlisted as a veteran in 1864 but his further record is unclear.
Letter: Lima Weekly Gazette: May 13, 1863

Private Alfred Biddleton McCreary

Alfred McCreary was born October 1, 1843 in Knox Co., Ohio to George and Mary (Hayden) McCreary. He enlisted in Co. E, 26th Ohio Volunteer Infantry as a 19 year old Private on June 11, 1861, serving three years before his mustering out July 25, 1864 at Chattanooga, Tennessee. He later served for a year in Co. M, 16th Kansas Cavalry. He was a member of Hamilton Post No. 90, G.A.R. and died March 16, 1899 in Bradner, Wood Co., Ohio. He is buried in Chestnut Grove Cemetery.
Letter: Fremont Journal- June 12, 1863

Websites

This Regiment was organized at Camp Chase, Ohio, from July 15-August 18, 1861, to serve three years. On the expiration of its term of service, the original members (except veterans) were mustered out and the organization, composed of veterans and recruits retained in service until July 11, 1865, when it was mustered out in accordance with orders from the War Department.

Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:

  • Blackwater, MO, December 18, 1861
  • New Madrid, MO, March 13, 1862
  • Island No. 10, TN, April 8, 1862
  • Farmington, MS, May 3, 1862
  • Corinth, MS, May 28, 1862
  • Iuka, MS, September 19-20, 1862
  • Corinth, MS, October 3-4, 1862
  • Parker's Crossroads, TN, December 30, 1862
  • Tuscumbia, AL, April 24, 1863
  • Resaca, GA, May 13-16, 1864
  • Dallas, GA, May 25-June 4, 1864
  • Kennesaw Mountain GA, June 9-30, 1864
  • Nickajack Creek, GA, July 2-5, 1864
  • Ruff's Mills, GA, July 4, 1864
  • Atlanta, GA (Hood's 1st Sortie), July 22, 1864
  • Atlanta, GA (Ezra Chapel/2nd Sortie), July 28, 1864
  • Savannah, GA (Siege), December 10-21, 1864
  • River's Bridge, SC, February 3-9, 1865
  • Cheraw, SC, March 2-3, 1865
  • Bentonville, NC, March 19-21, 1865
  • Raleigh, NC, April 13, 1865

Roster - Field and Staff

Major General John Wallace Fuller

Enlisted 8/1/1861 as Colonel, promoted to Brigadier General 5/22/1864, promoted to Brevet Major General 3/13/1865, resigned commission 8/1/1865. Born 7/28/1827 in Cambridgeshire, England, died 3/12/1891 in Toledo, OH.
Toledo Blade- 10/20/1862, 1/26/1863, 1/10/1865.

Chaplain John Eaton, Jr. "J.E., Jr."

Enlisted 8/15/1861 as chaplain, mustered in 8/18/1861 as chaplain, discharged for promotion to Colonel of 63rd U.S. Colored Troops 10/10/1863, promoted to Brevet Brigadier General 3/13/1865, mustered out with regiment 12/18/1865. Born 12/5/1829 in Sutton, New Hampshire, died 2/9/1906 in Washington, DC. Lived in Memphis after the war.

Toledo Blade- 8/29/1861, 9/4/1861, 9/6/1861, 9/17/1861, 9/18/1861, 10/2/1861, 10/7/1861, 10/15/1861, 10/16/1861, 10/19/1861, 11/1/1861, 11/4/1861, 11/9/1861, 11/14/1861, 11/26/1861, 12/9/1861, 12/16/1861, 12/19/1861, 1/2/1862, 1/3/1862, 1/15/1862, 2/4/1862, 2/8/1862, 2/13/1862, 3/18/1862, 4/14/1862, 4/15/1862, 5/3/1862, 6/28/1862, 7/8/1862, 7/21/1862, 7/24/1862, 8/14/1862, 9/2/1862, 9/23/1862, 10/14/1862, 11/12/1862, 1/7/1863, 1/9/1863, 1/12/1863, 3/13/1863, 4/6/1863, 6/25/1863, 8/25/1863, 9/26/1864, 10/11/1864, 11/14/1864, 3/28/1865, 5/6/1865, 5/12/1865, 5/19/1865

Roster - Company B, 27th OVI

Private William H. Brown

Enlisted 7/11/1861 as a Private, mustered in 8/8/1861, no further record
Toledo Blade- 3/26/1862

Captain James Morgan

Enlisted, age 26 on August 7, 1861 to serve three years; promoted from 1st Lieutenant June 16, 1862; to major November 3, 1864, but not mustered; mustered out December 31, 1864 on expiration of term of service
Toledo Daily Commercial- 10/27/1864

Private William F. Neubert

Enlisted 7/11/1861 as a Private, mustered out 8/17/1864 at Chattanooga, TN.
Toledo Blade- 8/2/1864

Private Albert Welch

Enlisted, age 26 on July 11, 1861 to serve three years; mustered out July 11, 1865, by order of War Department; veteran
Toledo Daily Commercial- 1/21/1863

Roster - Company I, 27th OVI

Captain Norman Tucker

Norman Tucker enlisted as a 30 year old Captain in Company I, 27th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 10, 1861, mustering into service August 27, 1861. He resigned his commission June 16, 1862.
Letter: Lima Weekly Gazette: August 14, 1861

Articles about the Unit/Anonymous Letters

Articles:
Lima Weekly Gazette: March 18, 1863
Toledo Blade- 8/29/1861, 11/18/1861
Toledo Daily Commercial- 8/10/1864
Toledo Herald and Times- 8/20/1861

Letters:
"H.," Company I. Allen County Democrat: August 14, 1861, August 21, 1861
"Taco," Company I. Lima Weekly Gazette: August 21, 1861
Private Joseph Dawes. Perrysburg Journal--2/6/1862
"C.G.," 27th Ohio Infantry. Toledo Blade- 9/10/1861
Member, 27th Ohio Infantry. Toledo Blade- 3/22/1862
"T.S." Toledo Daily Commercial- 3/6/1863

Other Writers

William Brown. Toledo Daily Commercial- 1/9/1863

Websites

This Regiment was organized from August 14, 1861 to March 13, 1862, at Jefferson, Ohio, to serve three years. On the expiration of its term of service, the original members (except veterans) were mustered out, and the organization, composed of veterans and recruits, retained inservice until July 13, 1865, when it was mustered out in accordance with orders from the War Department.

Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:

  • Winchester, VA, March 23, 1862
  • Port Republic, VA, June 9, 1862
  • Cedar Mountain, VA, August 9, 1862
  • Chancellorsville, VA, May 1-4, 1863
  • Gettysburg, PA, July 1-3, 1863
  • Dug Gap, GA (Mill Creek), May 7, 1864
  • New Hope Church, GA, May 25, 1864
  • Dallas, GA, May 29, 1864
  • Pine Knob, GA, June 19, 1864
  • Peachtree Creek, GA, July 20, 1864
  • Averysville, NC, March 16, 1865

Roster Field and Staff

Colonel Jonas Schoonover

Jonas Schoonover enlisted as a 29 year old Captain in Company H, 29th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on October 15, 1861, mustering into service December 20, 1861. He served with the regiment throughout the war, being promoted successively to Major (to date January 18, 1865), Lieutenant Colonel (to date January 28, 1865), and finally Colonel (July 12, 1865), although he was never mustered at that rank. He was mustered out July 13, 1865.
Letters: Church Advocate- May 14, 1863, August 6, 1863, September 17, 1863, May 12, 1864

Websites

This Regiment was organized at Columbus, Ohio in August and September 1861 to serve three years. On the expiration of its term of service the original members (except veterans) were mustered out and the organization composed of veterans and recruits retained in service until July 20, 1865, when it was mustered out in accordance with orders from the War Department.

Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:

  • Corinth, MS (Siege), April 30, 1862
  • Trinity, AL (Detachment of Regiment), July 24, 1862
  • Perryville, KY, October 8, 1862
  • Stone River, TN, December 31, 1862-January 2, 1863
  • Rosecrans' Campaign (From Murfreesboro to Tullahoma, TN, June 23-30, 1863
  • Hoover's Gap, TN, June 24, 1863
  • Chickamauga, GA, September 19-20, 1863
  • Brown's Ferry, October 27, 1863
  • Missionary Ridge, TN, November 25, 1863
  • Resaca, GA, May 13-16, 1864
  • Kenesaw Mountain, GA (including general assault), June 9-30, 1864
  • Peachtree Creek, GA, July 20, 1864
  • Atlanta, GA (Hood's 1st Sortie), July 22, 1864
  • Atlanta, GA (Siege), July 28-Spetember 2, 1864
  • Thomas' Station, GA, November 27-29, 1864
  • Goldsboro, NC, March 21, 1865

Field and Staff

Moses B. Walker

Moses B. Walker was born July 16, 1819 in Fairfield County, Ohio and was a graduate of Yale University. Setting up practice in Findlay, Walker enlisted as a Captain in the 12th U.S. Infantry on August 10, 1861, but was soon promoted to the rank of Colonel of the 31st Ohio Volunteer Infantry to date September 27, 1861. Leading his regiment through the summer campaign of 1862, he took part in the battles of Perryville and Stones River where he led a brigade. Wounded in the spine and left shoulder September 19, 1863 at the Battle of Chickamauga, he was discharged for wounds July 20, 1865. His brevet promotions include to the rank of Major and Lieutenant Colonel in the Regular Army to date March 13, 1865, and the Brigadier General dating to March 27, 1865. Following the war, he continued to practice law in Findlay and died December 17, 1895 in Kenton, Ohio.
Articles: Hancock Courier: August 23, 1861
Hancock Jeffersonian: August 23, 1861, December 5, 1862, February 6, 1863, February 20, 1863, February 26, 1864
Letter: Hancock Courier: October 30, 1863

Articles about the Unit/Anonymous Letters

Article:
Toledo Blade- 06/5/1862

Websites

This Regiment was organized near Mansfield, Ohio from August 20 to September 7, 1861 to serve three years. Company F was permanently detached December 22, 1863 as the 26th Independent Battery, Ohio Light Artillery, and a new Company F was organized in February and March 1864. On the expiration of the term of service of the regiment, the original members (except veterans) were mustered out, and the organization, composed of veterans and recruits, retained in service until July 20, 1865, when it was mustered out in accordance with orders from the War Department.

Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:

  • Greenbrier, WV, October 3, 1861
  • Camp Alleghany, WV, December 13, 1861
  • McDowell, VA, May 8, 1862
  • Cross Keys, VA, June 8, 1862
  • Port Republic, VA, June 9, 1862
  • Harper's Ferry, VA,. September 12-15, 1862
  • Port Gibson, MS, May 1, 1863
  • Raymond, MS, May 12, 1863
  • Jackson, MS, May 14, 1863Champion Hills, MS, May 16, 1863
  • Vicksburg, MS (Siege), May 18-July 4, 1863
  • Baker's Creek, MS, February 4, 1864
  • Clinton, MS, February 5, 1864
  • Kenesaw Mountain, GA, June 9-30, 1864
  • Nickajack Creek, GA, July 6-10, 1864
  • Peachtree Creek, GA, July 20, 1864
  • Atlanta, July 22, 1864; July 28-September 4, 1864
  • Savannah, GA, December 10-21, 1864
  • Fayetteville, NC, March 13, 1865
  • Bentonville, NC, March 19-21, 1865

Roster - Company H, 32nd OVI

Captain Alfred G. Barnett

Alfred G. Barnett enlisted as a 22 year old Sergeant in Company H, 32nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 19, 1861, mustering into service the same day. Commissioned Second Lieutenant to date September 15, 1862, he was promoted to captain to date June 30, 1863. Barnett was mustered out November 10, 1864 at Marietta, Georgia.
Lima Weekly Gazette: July 27, 1864

Sergeant Mathias H. Ridenour

Enlisted, age 37, August 19, 1861; mustered as private; appointed Sergeant (date unknown); wounded February 5, 1864 in Battle of Baker's Creek, MS; promoted to Captain, 180th OVI, September 24, 1864; veteran
Paulding Independent- 9/3/1863

Articles about the Unit/Anonymous Letters

Articles

Lima Weekly Gazette: April 22, 1863

Letter:
"Private," Company D. Norwalk Experiment: April 23, 1863
Unknown, Company H. Lima Weekly Gazette: December 11, 1861
"J.," Company K. Lima Weekly Gazette: September 4, 1861, September 25, 1861, October 9, 1861, October 16, 1861

Websites

This Regiment was organized at Portsmouth, Ohio from August 27 to October 11, 1861 to serve three years. On the expiration of its term of service the original members (except veterans) were mustered out, and the organization, composed of veterans and recruits, retained in service until July 12, 1865, when it was mustered out in accordance with orders from the War Department.

Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:

  • Perryville, KY, October 8, 1862
  • Chickamauga, GA, September 19-20, 1863
  • Lookout Mountain, TN, November 24, 1863
  • Missionary Ridge, TN, November 25, 1863
  • Resaca, GA, May 13-16, 1864
  • Cassville, GA, May 19-22, 1864
  • Kenesaw Mountain, GA, June 9-30, 1864
  • Peachtree Creek, GA, July 20, 1864
  • Jonesboro, GA, August 31-September 1, 1864
  • Atlanta, GA (Siege), July 28-September 2, 1864
  • Averysboro, NC, March 16, 1865
  • Bentonville, NC, March 19-21, 1865
  • Goldsboro, NC, March 21, 1865

Roster - Company K

Second Lieutenant Jacob W. Parrot

Jacob W. Parrot was born July 17, 1843 in Fairfield Co., Ohio and enlisted in Kenton, Ohio as a 19 year old Private in Company K, 33rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on November 18, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He took part in the Andrews' Raid in Georgia in April 1862, and following several months of imprisonment was exchanged and awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions. Commissioned Second Lieutenant to date April 24, 1863, he was mustered out January 3, 1865 and died December 22, 1908 in Kenton, Ohio.
Article: Lima Weekly Gazette: May 6, 1863

Websites

Infantry units were recruited from all over the state. Those represented in detail here are the ones recruited primarily from northwest Ohio counties and those whose members wrote to local newspapers. More information will be added as it becomes available.

This Regiment was organized at Camp Lucas and Dennison, Ohio from July 27-September 14, 1861 to serve three years. On the expiration of its term of service, the original members (except veterans) were mustered out, and the organization, composed of veterans and recruits, consolidated with the 36th Regiment OVI, in accordance with orders from the War Department, dated February 24, 1865.

Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:

  • Princeton, WV, May 15-18, 1862
  • Fayetteville, WV, September 10, 1862
  • Cotton Hill, WV, September 11, 1862
  • Charlestown, WV, September 12, 1862
  • Buffalo, WV, September 27, 1862
  • Manassas Gap, VA, November 5, 1862
  • Wytheville, WV, July 18, 1863
  • Averill's Raid in WV, August 25-30, 1863
  • Princeton, WV, May 6, 1864
  • Cloyd's Mountain, VA, May 9-10, 1864
  • Cove Mountain, VA, May 9-10, 1864
  • Panther Gap, WV, June 3, 1864
  • Piedmont, VA, June 5, 1864
  • Buffalo Gap, WV, June 6, 1864
  • Lexington, WV, June 10-11, 1864
  • Buchanan, VA, June 14, 1864
  • Otter Creek, VA, June 16, 1864
  • Lynchburg, VA, June 17-18, 1864
  • Liberty, VA, June 20, 1864
  • Salem, VA, June 21, 1864
  • Monocacy, MD, July 9, 1864
  • Snicker's Gap and Ferry, VA, July 17-18, 1864
  • Winchester, VA, July 20, 24, 1864
  • Kernstown, VA, July 23, 1864
  • Summit Point, VA, August 21, 1864
  • Halltown, VA, August 24, 26-27, 1864
  • Berryville, VA, September 3-4, 1864
  • Martinsburg, VA, September 18, 1864
  • Opequan, VA, September 19, 1864
  • Fisher's Hill, VA, September 22, 1864
  • Strasburg, VA, October 13, 1864
  • Cedar Creek, VA, October 19, 1864
  • Beverly, WV, January 11, 1865

Roster - Field and Staff, 34th OVI

Lieutenant Colonel John W. Shaw

John W. Shaw enlisted as a 41 year old Captain of Company E, 34th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 13, 1861, mustering into service August 15, 1861. Promoted to Major to date October 10, 1862 and to Lieutenant Colonel to date July 18, 1863, he was wounded in action July 24, 1864 at Winchester, Virginia and died of his wounds the next day.
Articles: Bucyrus Journal: July 29, 1864, August 13, 1864

Surgeon W.R.S. Clark

W.R.S. Clark enlisted as a 39 year old assistant surgeon in the 34th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 31, 1861, mustering into service September 2, 1861. Promoted to Surgeon January 11, 1862, he deserted August 13, 1862.
Letters: Bucyrus Journal: September 27, 1861, February 7, 1862, June 6, 1862

Roster - Company D, 34th OVI

Private Irving Ahlein

Irving Ahlein enlisted as a 40 year old Private in Company D, 34th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on July 30, 1861, mustering into service July 31, 1861. He was discharged for disability August 5, 1863 at Columbus, Ohio.
Letter: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: November 15, 1861

Private Jacob Shadle

Jacob Shadle enlisted as a 22 year old Private in Company D, 34th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 22, 1862, mustering into service the same day. He was transferred to Company D, 36th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on February 28, 1865 and discharged June 27, 1865.
Letter: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: April 3, 1863

Roster - Company E, 34th OVI

Captain Frank B. Helwig, Companies E and G

Frank B. Helwig enlisted as a 23 year old First Lieutenant in Company E, 34th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 13, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was promoted to the rank of Captain to date July 7, 1862 and transferred to Company G. He was mustered out September 13, 1864.
Letter: Bucyrus Journal: February 7, 1862, March 14, 1862

Second Lieutenant John Quincy Adams Fullerton, Companies E and D

John Q.A. Fullerton enlisted as a 19 year old Sergeant in Company E, 34th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 1, 1861, mustering into service August 15, 1861. He was promoted to Second Lieutenant to date October 10, 1862 and transferred to Company D, but his further record is unclear.
Letters: Bucyrus Journal: September 6, 1861, February 21, 1862

Sergeant John F. Sherrick, Company E

John F. Sherrick enlisted as a 27 year old Private in Company E, 34th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 1, 1861, mustering into service August 15, 1861. Promoted to Sergeant during his service, he was wounded in action September 22, 1864 at the Battle of Fisher's Hill and died of his wounds October 1, 1864 at Baltimore, Maryland.
Letter: Bucyrus Journal: September 25, 1863

Corporal Horace N. Martin, Company E

Horace N. Martin enlisted as an 18 year old Private in Company E, 34th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 1, 1861, mustering into service August 15, 1861. Promoted to Corporal May 1, 1864, he was killed in action September 18, 1864 at Martinsburg, West Virginia.
Letter: Bucyrus Journal: August 13, 1864

Corporal Isaac Williams, Company E

Isaac Williams enlisted as a 21 year old Corporal in Company E, 34th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 1, 1861, mustering into service August 15, 1861. He was mustered out September 13, 1864 at Columbus, Ohio.
Letters: Bucyrus Journal: March 20, 1863, May 8, 1863, September 4, 1863

Private Alexander Crosson, Company E

Alexander Crosson enlisted as a 19 year old Private in Company E, 34th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 1, 1861, mustering into service August 15, 1861. Wounded in action July 24, 1864 at Winchester, Virginia, he died of his wounds August 24, 1864 at Frederick, Maryland.
Article: Bucyrus Journal: September 3, 1864

Private William Crosson, Company E

William Crosson enlisted as a Private in Company E, 34th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 18, 1862, mustering into service the same day. He died of disease July 24, 1864 at Winchester, Virginia and is buried at Winchester National Cemetery.
Article: Bucyrus Journal: July 29, 1864

Private John C. Horton, Company E

John C. Horton enlisted as a 21 year old Private in Company E, 34th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 1, 1861, mustering into service August 15, 1861. He was captured July 24, 1864 at Winchester, Virginia and was mustered out April 12, 1865 at Columbus, Ohio.
Letter: Bucyrus Journal: March 25, 1865

Private Oregon Johnston, Company E

Oregon Johnston enlisted as an 18 year old Private in Company C, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 23, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was mustered out August 18, 1861 at Columbus, Ohio. He reenlisted as a Private in Company E, 34th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 1, 1861, mustering into service August 15, 1861. Johnston was mustered out September 13, 1864 at Columbus, Ohio.
Letter: Bucyrus Journal: July 10, 1863

Private William Mader, Company E

William Mader enlisted as an 18 year old Private in Company E, 34th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on February 27, 1864, mustering into service the same day. Captured October 19, 1864 at the Battle of Cedar Creek, he died of disease while a prisoner of war February 15, 1865 at Salisbury, North Carolina.
Obituary: Bucyrus Journal: April 1, 1865

Private Isaac N. Munson, Company E

Isaac N. Munson enlisted as a 37 year old Private in Company E, 34th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on February 27, 1864, mustering into service the same day. He was transferred to the 36th Ohio on January 30, 1865.
Letter: Bucyrus Journal: January 28, 1865

Private Alonzo Peitzel, Company E (also known as Alanson Pitezel)

Alonzo Peitzel enlisted as a 21 year old Private in Company E, 34th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 1, 1861, mustering into service August 15, 1861. Wounded in action September 10, 1862 at Fayetteville, Virginia, he died of his wounds September 16, 1862 at Gallipolis, Ohio.
Letters: Bucyrus Journal: August 23, 1861, August 30, 1861, October 25, 1861, April 25, 1862, May 16, 1862, June 13, 1862

Private Charles A. Stough, Company E

Charles A. Stough enlisted as a 22 year old Private in Company E, 34th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 1, 1861, mustering into service August 15, 1861. He was mustered out September 13, 1864 at Columbus, Ohio.
Letter: Bucyrus Journal: October 18, 1861

Private Charles Sutphin, Company E

Charles Sutphin enlisted as a Private in Company E, 34th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on September 11, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was discharged for promotion to Second Lieutenant of Company D, 93rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry, receiving his commission to date August 26, 1862. Promoted to First Lieutenant to date March 1, 1863 and transferred to Company A, he was later wounded in action and discharged for his wounds December 23, 1863.
Letters: Bucyrus Journal: April 25, 1862, May 23, 1862

Private David Wynn

David Wynn was born in 1835 and enlisted as a Private in Company E, 34th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 1, 1861, mustering into service August 15, 1861. He was mustered out September 13, 1864 at Columbus, Ohio and died in 1892 in Monroe Twp., Adams Co., Indiana.
Letter: Bucyrus Journal: September 25, 1863

Roster - Company F, 34th OVI

Private John A. Williams

John A. Williams enlisted as a 25 year old Private in Company F, 34th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on July 25, 1861, mustering into service September 2, 1861. Reenlisting as a veteran in 1864, he was transferred to the 36th Ohio on February 20, 1865.
Letter: Bucyrus Journal: January 28, 1865

Roster - Company H, 34th OVI

First Lieutenant James K. Agnew

James K. Agnew was born March 16, 1836 to John and Mary Agnew. He was immediately promoted to First Sergeant when he enlisted October 19, 1861 in Co. K, 55th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He was commissioned Second Lieutenant to date November 21, 1861 but resigned his commission due to health reasons July 16, 1862. He reenlisted in the 34th Ohio sometime in 1864 and was serving with Company H during the summer. He was commissioned Second Lieutenant to date September 30, 1864 and on February 28, 1865 was transferred to command of Company B, 36th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He was promoted to First Lieutenant to date March 8, 1865 and mustered out July 27, 1865 at Wheeling, West Virginia. He died January 14, 1875 and is buried in Nevada Cemetery, Wyandot Co., Ohio. His widow Jennie survived him.
Wyandot Pioneer- June 17, 1864 pg. 2, August 12, 1864 pg. 2

Roster - Company I, 34th OVI

First Sergeant James W. Shaw

James W. Shaw enlisted as a 24 year old Sergeant in Company I, 34th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 10, 1861, mustering into service September 14, 1861. Promoted to First Sergeant during his service, he was mustered out September 13, 1864.
Letter: Bucyrus Journal: April 3, 1863

Roster - Company K, 34th OVI

Private Henry M. Lutz

Henry M. Lutz enlisted as a 24 year old Private in Company K, 34th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 10, 1861, mustering into service September 12, 1861. He died of disease June 21, 1864 at Knoxville, Tennessee.
Letters: Bucyrus Journal: March 14, 1862, April 11, 1862

Private Samuel F. Stahl

Samuel F. Stahl enlisted as a Private in Company K, 34th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 5, 1862, mustering into service the same day. He was killed in action July 20, 1864 at Winchester, Virginia and is buried at Winchester National Cemetery.

Letter: Bucyrus Journal: March 13, 1863

Articles about the Unit/Anonymous Letters

Articles
Bucyrus Journal: May 9, 1862, August 13, 1864
Fremont Journal- March 27, 1863
Tiffin Weekly Tribune: March 27, 1863

Letters
Unknown. Bucyrus Journal: October 29, 1864
"C.," Company I. Lima Weekly Gazette: November 26, 1862
"Private". Tiffin Weekly Tribune: September 11, 1863
"Zouave". Tiffin Weekly Tribune: September 11, 1863

Websites

This Regiment was organized at Cleveland, Ohio, from September 9, 1861 to march 1, 1862, to serve three years. On expiration of its term of service the original members (except veterans) were mustered out and the organization, composed of veterans and recruits, retained in the service until August 7, 1865, when it was mustered out in accordance with orders from the War Department.

Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:

  • Princeton, WV, May 15-18, 1862
  • Wyoming Courthouse, WV, August 5, 1862
  • Fayetteville, WV, September 10, 1862
  • Cotton Hill, WV, September 11, 1862
  • Vicksburg, MS (Siege and Assaults), May 18-July 4, 1863
  • Jackson, MS, July 9-16, 1863
  • Missionary Ridge, TN, November 25, 1863
  • Resaca, GA, May 13-16, 1864
  • Dallas, GA, May 25-June 4, 1864
  • Kennesaw Mountain, GA (including general assault), June 9-30, 1864
  • Atlanta, GA (Hood's 1st Sortie and Ezra Chapel), July 22 & 28, 1864
  • Atlanta, GA (Siege), July 28-September 2, 1864
  • Jonesboro, GA, August 31-September 1, 1864
  • Bentonville, NC, March 19-21, 1865

Articles about the Unit/Anonymous Letters

Articles:
Toledo Daily Commercial- 6/10/1863, 12/11/1863, 5/24/1864, 8/3/1864, 8/10/1864

Websites

This Regiment was organized at Defiance, Ohio from July 24, 1861 to April 12, 1862 to serve three years. On the expiration of its term of service, the original members (except veterans) were mustered out, and the organization composed of veterans and recruits retained in service until July 12, 1865, when it was mustered out in accordance with orders from the War Department.

Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:

  • Perryville, KY, October 8, 1862
  • Stone River, TN, December 31, 1862-January 2, 1863
  • Hoover's Gap, TN, June 23-30, 1863
  • Chickamauga, GA, September 19-20, 1863
  • Missionary Ridge, TN, November 25, 1863
  • Kenesaw Mountain, GA, June 9-30, 1864
  • Nickajack Creek, GA, July 2-5, 1864
  • Atlanta, GA (Hood's First Sortie), July 22, 1864
  • Utoy Creek, GA, August 5-6, 1864
  • Jonesboro, GA, August 31-September 1, 1864

Field and Staff

William A. Choate

Enlisted, age 27 on August 12, 1861 to serve for three years; promoted to Lt. Colonel from Captain, Co. B on February 6, 1862; Colonel November 25, 1862; died September 12, 1864 of wounds received September 1, 1864 in Battle of Jonesboro, GA
Paulding Independent- 1/17/1863
Toledo Blade- 4/12/1864

Major Charles Greenwood

Enlisted age 33 on august 26, 1861 to serve three years; promoted to Major from Captain Co. A February 6, 1862; Lt. Colonel November 25, 1863; resigned August 12, 1864
Napoleon Northwest- 4/22/1863

Colonel Edward H. Phelps

Enlisted, age 32 on June 10, 1861 to serve three years; promoted from Lt. Colonel February 6, 1862; killed November 25, 1863 in Battle of Missionary Ridge, TN
Defiance Democrat- 5/23/1863

Roster - Company A, 38th OVI

Private Oliver Durham

Enlisted, age 21, on August 26, 1861 to serve 3 years; mustered out with company July 12, 1865; veteran
Defiance Democrat- 4/25/1863

Private Walter S. Tomlinson

Enlisted, age 18, on August 26, 1861 to serve three years; appointed Corporal September 14, 1864; mustered out with company July 12, 1865; veteran
Bryan Union Press- 8/20/1863

Roster - Company B, 38th OVI

Corporal John A. Babcock

Enlisted, age 41 on August 19, 1861 to serve three years; discharged September 12, 1862 at Columbus, OH on Surgeon's certificate of disability
Napoleon Northwest- 9/16/1863

Roster - Company D, 38th OVI

Captain Benjamin Miller

Enlisted, age 36 on August 15, 1861 to serve three years; resigned July 18, 1863
Defiance Democrat- 3/14/1863

Roster - Company D, 38th OVI

First Lieutenant John W. Pollock

Enlisted, age 35 on September 7, 1861 to serve three years; Promoted from 2nd Lieutenant Co. C May 9, 1864; to Captain Co. F, May 18, 1865
Bryan Union Press- 8/18/1864

Roster - Company E, 38th OVI

Private Henry C. Bouton

Enlisted, age 45 on September 10, 1861 to serve three years; no additional information found
Defiance Democrat- 2/15/1862

Captain Robert McQuilkin

Enlisted, age 27 on September 3, 1861 to serve three years; resigned June 23, 1863
Williams County Leader- 10/24/1861, 11/7/1861, 1/16/1862
Union Press- 3/21/1862, 4/25/1862, 6/6/1862, 7/25/1862
Press and Leader - 10/30/1862, 1/15/1863, 4/30/1863, 6/4/1863

Private Alfred Plummer

Enlisted, age 27, September 3, 1861 to serve three years; promoted to Hospital Steward July 19, 1864; veteran
Press and Leader - 2/26/1863

Private Thomas M. Starr

Enlisted, age 23 on September 6, 1861 to serve three years; absent on detached duty in Medical Department June 15, 1863; mustered out July 20, 1865 at Cleveland, OH by order of War Department; veteran
Press and Leader - 10/30/1862

Private Charles H. Yeagley

Enlisted, age 24, September 10, 1861 to serve three years; discharged February 18, 1862 at Lebanon, KY on Surgeon's certificate of disability
Williams County Leader- 11/21/1861

Roster - Company F, 38th OVI

Surgeon N. Henry Thurston

No additional information found
Defiance Democrat- 6/18/1864

Captain John Crosson

Enlisted, age 40, August 17, 1861 to serve three years; appointed Adjutant from 1st Lieutenant Co. F., February 17, 1862; promoted to Captain December 10, 1862; died September 10, 1864 of wounds received September 1, 1864 in Battle of Jonesboro, GA
Paulding Independent- 11/20/1862, 2/19/1863, 3/5/1863

Private Henry Rinebolt

Enlisted, age 29 on August 17, 1861 to serve three years; appointed Corporal October 1, 1864; mustered out with company July 12, 1865; veteran
Paulding Independent- 5/14/1863, 8/6/1863

Roster - Company G, 38th OVI

First Lieutenant Ransom P. Osborn

Enlisted, age 29 on September 5, 1861 to serve three years; resigned March 9, 1862
Defiance Democrat- 10/12/1861, 11/9/1861

Roster - Company H, 38th OVI

Captain William Stough

Enlisted, age 41 on September 1, 1861 to serve three years; resigned July 19, 1862
Williams County Leader- 11/14/1861, 12/26/1861, 1/30/1862, 2/6/1862
Union Press- 1/31/1862, 3/7/1862

Captain Andrew Newman

Enlisted, age 24 on September 1, 1861 to serve three years; promoted from 1st Lieutenant July 19, 1862; to Major November 3, 1864; mustered out with regiment July 12, 1865
Williams County Leader- 1/23/1862, 2/20/1862
Press and Leader - 4/30/1863
Bryan Union Press- 8/18/1864

Corporal Jerome D. Gleason

Enlisted, age 22 on September 1, 1861 to serve three years; mustered as Corporal; appointed 1st Sergeant June 1, 1865; mustered out with company July 12, 1865; veteran
Press and Leader - 1/29/1863
Bryan Union Press- 4/14/1864

Musician Darius W. Baird

Enlisted, age 19 on September 1, 1861 to serve three years; appointed from Musician December 11, 1863; killed September 1, 1864 in Battle of Jonesboro, GA; veteran
Bryan Union Press- 11/26/1863

Private Lee H. Rudisill

Enlisted, age 21 on September 1, 1861 to serve three years; appointed Corporal July 20, 1862; promoted to Sergeant (date unknown); mustered out with company July 12, 1865; veteran
Union Press- 2/21/1862

Roster - Company I, 38th OVI

Captain Edward D.A. Williams

Enlisted 8/28/1861 as 1st Lieutenant, promoted to Captain 1/28/1862, resigned commission 4/15/1864.
Toledo Blade- 4/18/1863

Roster - Company K, 38th OVI

Private Francis M. Masters

Enlisted, age 18 on September 1, 1861 to serve three years; appointed Sergeant from Private July 7, 1864; killed September 1, 1864, in Battle of Jonesboro, GA; veteran
Press and Leader - 8/13/1863

Corporal Benjamin F. Mattern

Toledo Daily Commercial- 7/31/1863

Articles about the Unit/Anonymous Letters

Articles:
Bryan Union Press- 5/7/1863, 12/10/1863, 1/21/1864, 7/14/1864, 7/21/1864, 7/28/1864, 8/4/1864, 8/18/1864, 8/25/1864, 9/22/1864
Defiance Democrat- 9/24/1864
Paulding Independent- 8/15/1861
Toledo Blade- 12/4/1863, 12/7/1863, 1/7/1864, 7/20/1864, 8/11/1864, 8/17/1864, 8/19/1864, 9/15/1864, 7/17/1865
Toledo Daily Commercial- 12/18/1863, 12/19/1863, 1/15/1864, 8/15/1864, 8/20/1864, 9/26/1864

Letters:
"Co. Aitch," Company H. Bryan Union Press- 4/28/1864
"D.W.B.". Bryan Union Press- 3/31/1864, 4/28/1864
"Junius". Union Press- 8/11/1864
Member. Union Press- 6/6/1862
"Monroe". Union Press- 5/23/1862
"Omega". Union Press- 5/30/1862, 6/6/1862, 6/20/1862, 6/27/1862, 7/4/1862, 7/18/1862
"Omega". Press and Leader - 8/21/1862, 11/27/1862, 12/18/1862, 12/25/1862
"P." Defiance Democrat- 4/26/1862
"H." Company B. Napoleon Northwest- 8/26/1863
Member, Company F. Paulding Independent- 9/10/1863
"Corporal" Company F. Paulding Independent- 1/10/1863
"Paulding," Company F. Paulding Independent- 10/10/1861, 10/17/1861
"Wild Boy". Paulding Independent- 3/12/1863

Other Writers

Dr. S.C. Brown, "S.C.B."
Bryan Union Press- 7/28/1864, 8/11/1864, 9/1/1864

Websites

This Regiment was organized at Camp Dennison, Ohio, from the 3rd to the 13th of August 1861 to serve three years. On the expiration of its term of service the original members (except veterans) were mustered out and the organization composed of veterans and recruits retained in service until July 9, 1865, when it was mustered out in accordance with orders from the War Department.

Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:

  • New Madrid, MO, March 3-5, & 13, 1862
  • Island No. 10, TN, April 8, 1862
  • Iuka, MS, September 19-20, 1862
  • Corinth, MS, October 3-4, 1862
  • Parker's Crossroads, TN, December 30, 1862
  • Atlanta Campaign, May 5-September 8, 1864
  • Resaca, GA, May 13-16, 1864
  • Dallas, GA, May 25-June 4, 1864
  • Kenesaw Mountain, GA (including general assault), June 9-30, 1864
  • Nickajack Creek, GA, July 2-5, 1864
  • Chattahoochee River, GA, July 6-10, 1864
  • Peachtree Creek, GA, July 20, 1864
  • Atlanta, GA (Hood's 1st Sortie), July 22, 1864
  • Jonesboro, GA, August 31-September 1, 1864
  • Lovejoy Station, GA, September 2-6, 1864
  • River's Bridge, SC, February 3-9, 1865
  • Cheraw, SC, march 2-3, 1865
  • Bentonville, NC, March 19-21, 1865

Roster - Company K

William Parks

Letter: Hancock Courier: February 19, 1864

Websites

This Regiment was organized at Columbus, Ohio in September, October, and November 1861 to serve three years. On the expiration of its term of service, the original members (except veterans) were mustered out in October, November, and December 1864, by reason of expiration of term of service, and the organization composed of veterans and recruits consolidated into a Battalion, which was transferred to the 51st Regiment Ohio Infantry, December 10, 1864.

Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:

  • Middle Creek, KY, January 10, 1862
  • Pound Gap, KY, March 14, 1862
  • Franklin and Harpeth River, TN, April 10, 1863
  • Tullahoma Campaign, TN, June 23-30, 1863
  • Chickamauga, GA, September 19-20, 1863
  • Lookout Mountain, TN, November 24, 1863
  • Missionary Ridge, TN, November 25, 1863
  • Ringghold, GA, November 27, 1863
  • Resaca, GA, May 13-16, 1864
  • Dallas, GA, May 25-June 4, 1864
  • Kenesaw Mountain, GA, June 9-30, 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
  • Franklin, TN, November 30, 1864

Roster

No individuals from this unit have been identified among the newspaper correspondents.

Articles about the Unit/Anonymous Letters

"Gordon," Company G. Darke County Democrat. January 1, 1862, February 5, 1862

Websites

This Regiment was organized at Camp Wood, Ohio from August 26 to October 29, 1861 to serve three years. On the expiration of its term of service, the original members (except veterans) were mustered out and the organization composed of veterans and recruits retained in service until November 27, 1865, when it was mustered out in accordance with orders form the War Department.

Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:

  • Shiloh, TN, April 6-7, 1862
  • Stone River, TN, December 31, 1862-January 2, 1863
  • Woodbury, TN, January 24, 1863
  • Liberty Gap, TN, June 25, 1863
  • Chickamauga, GA, September 19-20, 1863
  • Brown's Ferry, TN, October 27, 1863
  • Chattanooga, TN, November 23-25, 1863
  • Orchard Knob, TN, November 23, 1863
  • Missionary Ridge, November 25, 186
  • Rocky Face Ridge, GA, May 5-9, 1864
  • Resaca, GA, May 13-16, 1864
  • Adairsville, GA, May 17-18, 1864
  • Cassville, GA, May 19-22, 1864
  • Dallas, GA, May 25-June 4, 1864
  • Pickett's Mills, GA, May 27, 1864
  • Kenesaw Mountain, GA, June 9-30, 1864
  • Chattahoochee River, GA, July 6-10, 1864
  • Atlanta, GA (Siege), July 28-September 2, 1864
  • Lovejoy Station, GA, September 2-6, 1864
  • Franklin, TN, November 30, 1864
  • Nashville, TN, December 15-16, 1864

Roster - Company C, 41st OVI

Sergeant Simon B. Norris

Simon B. Norris enlisted as an 18 year old Private in Company C, 41st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on September 19, 1861, mustering into service the same. Following his reenlistment in 1864, he was promoted to Corporal July 9, 1864 and Sergeant December 9, 1864. He was mustered out November 27, 1865 at Camp Chase, Columbus, Ohio.
Letters: Church Advocate- April 14, 1864, May 12, 1864, June 9, 1864, August 18, 1864, October 6, 1864, March 9, 1865, June 22, 1865, August 31, 1865, October 12, 1865, December 7, 1865

Roster - Company F, 41st OVI

Captain Daniel S. Leslie

Daniel S. Leslie enlisted as a 36 year old Captain of Company F, 41st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on September 2, 1861, mustering into service October 29, 1861. Wounded in action April 7, 1862 at the Battle of Shiloh, he resigned his commission September 9, 1862.
Letter: Elyria Independent Democrat: July 30, 1862

Roster - Company I, 41st OVI

Captain William Rymers

Enlisted, age 33, on September 16, 1861 to serve three years; promoted to Captain, Company C, March 1, 1862
Ottawa Democrat- 1/3/1862

First Lieutenant John Mitchell

Enlisted, age 28 on September 16, 1861 to serve three years; promoted to 2nd Lieutenant from Sergeant Major May 17, 1862; 1st Lieutenant September 1, 1862; died January 18, 1863 of wounds received December 31, 1862 in Battle of Stone River, TN
Ottawa Democrat- 6/25/1864

Articles about the Unit/Anonymous Letters

Member, Company I. Ottawa Democrat- 6/12/1863
"Veteran Vol." Ottawa Democrat- 4/29/1864

Websites

This Regiment was organized at Camp Chase, Ohio in September, October and November 1861 to serve three years. The original members (except veterans) were mustered out at different dates, from September 30 to December 30, 1864, by reason of expiration of term of service, and the veterans and recruits transferred to the 96th Battalion, OVI.

Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:

  • Middle Creek, KY, January 10, 1862
  • Chickasaw Bayou, MS, December 28-29, 1862
  • Arkansas Post, AR (Fort Hindman), January 11, 1863
  • Thompson's Hill, MS (Port Gibson), May 1, 1863
  • Raymond, MS, May 12, 1863
  • Champion Hills, MS, May 16, 1863
  • Big Black River, MS, May 17, 1863
  • Vicksburg, MS (First Assault), May 19, 1863
  • Vicksburg, MS (Siege), May 18-July 4, 1863
  • Jackson, MS (Siege), July 9-16, 1863
  • Opelousas, LA, October 21, 1863

Field and Staff

Brigadier General Lionel Allen Sheldon

Lionel Allen Sheldon was born August 30, 1828 in Worcester, New York and enlisted as Lieutenant Colonel of the 42nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry September 5, 1861, mustering into service November 27, 1861. He was promoted to Colonel to date March 14, 1862 and led a brigade for much of his service. He was mustered out December 2, 1864 at Columbus, Ohio and awarded a brevet promotion to Brigadier General dating March 13, 1865. He died January 17, 1917 in Pasadena, California.
Letters: Elyria Independent Democrat: October 23, 1861, October 30, 1861, November 27, 1861, December 4, 1861, January 1, 1862, January 8, 1862 (2), January 15, 1862, January 22, 1862, February 5, 1862, February 19, 1862, February 26, 1862, April 9, 1862, April 16, 1862, April 30, 1862, May 7, 1862, May 14, 1862, May 28, 1862, June 4, 1862, July 2, 1862, July 16, 1862, August 13, 1862, August 20, 1862, January 14, 1863, January 28, 1863, March 4, 1863, March 18, 1863, April 15, 1863, September 30, 1863, November 4, 1863, November 18, 1863, November 25, 1863, December 2, 1863, January 13, 1864, March 16, 1864

Roster - Company E, 42nd OVI

Captain Melvin L. Benham

Melvin L. Benham enlisted as a 25 year old Second Lieutenant in Company E, 42nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on October 10, 1861, mustering into service October 30, 1861. Promoted to First Lieutenant to date March 27, 1862, and to Captain March 3, 1863, he was mustered out November 15, 1864.
Letter: Elyria Independent Democrat: January 28, 1863

First Lieutenant Charles P. Goodwin

Charles P. Goodwin enlisted as a 24 year Sergeant Major in the 42nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on September 15, 1861, mustering into service October 4, 1861. He was commissioned Second Lieutenant and designated regimental Adjutant to date March 27, 1862. He was promoted to First Lieutenant to date March 3, 1863, but was wounded in the battles near Vicksburg and was discharged October 5, 1863.
Letter: Elyria Independent Democrat: July 8, 1863

Private Charles P. Gould

Charles P. Gould enlisted as a 22 year old Private in Company E, 42nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on September 15, 1861, mustering into service October 30, 1861. He was mustered out November 15, 1864.
Letter: Elyria Independent Democrat: November 27, 1861, December 18, 1861, January 22, 1862, March 5, 1862, December 24, 1862

Private Edson A. Root

Edson A. Root enlisted as a 22 year old Private in Company E, 42nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on October 10, 1861, mustering into service October 30, 1861. He was discharged for disability August 30, 1862 at Columbus, Ohio.
Letter: Elyria Independent Democrat: February 5, 1862

Private Howard Williams

Howard Williams enlisted as a 21 year old Private in Company E, 42nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 11, 1862, mustering into service the same day. He was transferred to the Veterans Reserve Corps on May 22, 1864, but his further record is unclear.
Letter: Elyria Independent Democrat: July 1, 1863

Articles about the Unit/Anonymous Letters

Articles:
Elyria Independent Democrat: April 29, 1863, May 20, 1863

Letters:
"Company E," Elyria Independent Democrat: February 12, 1862, July 30, 1862, April 15, 1863
"Eaton Boys," Company E. Elyria Independent Democrat: October 29, 1862
Unknown, Company E. Elyria Independent Democrat: December 31, 1862, December 23, 1863

Websites

This Regiment was organized at Camp Andrews, Mt. Vernon, Ohio, and various places in the state from September 28, 1861 to February 1, 1862, to serve three years. On the expiration of its term of service the original members (except veterans) were retained in the service until July 13, 1865, when it was mustered out in accordance with orders from the War Department.

Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:

  • New Madrid, MO, March 13, 1862
  • Iuka, MS, September 19-20, 1862
  • Corinth, MS, October 3-4, 1862
  • Decatur, AL, December 8, 1863
  • Resaca, GA, May 13-16, 1864
  • Adairsville, GA, May 17-18, 1864
  • Dallas, GA, May 25-June 4, 1864
  • Kenesaw Mountain, GA, June 9-30, 1864
  • Nickajack Creek, GA, July 2-5, 1864
  • Atlanta, GA (Siege), July 28-September 2, 1864
  • Savannah, GA (Siege of), December 10-21, 1864
  • River's Bridge, SC, February 3-9, 1865

Roster - Field and Staff, 43rd OVI

Chaplain Richard L. Chittenden

Richard L. Chittenden enlisted as a 34 year old Chaplain in the 43rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on November 14, 1862, mustering into service the same day. He was mustered out July 13, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.
Letter: Elyria Independent Democrat: January 14, 1863, April 6, 1864, May 10, 1865

Roster - Company B, 43rd OVI

Private Daniel J. Phillips

Daniel J. Phillips enlisted as a 17 year old Private in Company B, 43rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on November 15, 1861, mustering into service December 10, 1861. He was discharged for disability July 30, 1862 at Columbus, Ohio.
Letter: Crawford County Forum: April 4, 1862

Websites

This Regiment was organized at Springfield, Ohio from September 12 to October 14, 1861, to serve three years. Its designation was changed to the 8th Regiment, Ohio Cavalry, in January 1864.

Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:

  • Lewisburg, WV, May 23, 1862
  • Dutton's Hill, KY, March 30, 1863

Roster - Company G

Major James W. Shaw

James W. Shaw enlisted as a 21 year old Private in Company K, 11th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 24, 1861, mustering into service April 26, 1861. After three months' service, he was mustered out August 17, 1861. He was commissioned First Lieutenant in Company G, 44th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on September 20, 1861, mustering into service September 23, 1861. He was promoted to Captain to date September 1, 1863 and transferred to Company G, 8th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry on January 4, 1864. He was promoted to Major to date May 12, 1864 and served in that capacity until mustered out July 30, 1865. He served in the regular army after the war from May 11, 1866 to December 28, 1868.
Letters: Darke County Democrat- November 6, 1861, November 20, 1861, November 27, 1861, December 18, 1861, December 25, 1861, January 8, 1862, June 11, 1862, June 18, 1862, August 20, 1862

Articles about the Unit/Anonymous Letters

Letters:
Unknown, Company F. Darke County Democrat- November 6, 1861
"A Soldier". Crawford County Forum: February 7, 1862

Websites

This Regiment was organized at Camp Chase, Ohio on August 19, 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:

  • Dutton's Hill, KY (Somerset), March 30, 1863
  • Monticello, KY, May 1, 1863
  • Monticello, KY and Rocky Gap, KY, June 9, 1863
  • Columbia, KY, July 3, 1863
  • Morgan's Raid (through Indiana and Ohio), July 3-20, 1863
  • Buffington Island, Ohio, July 19, 1863
  • Philadelphia, TN, October 20-22, 1863
  • Rockford, TN, November 14, 1863
  • Holston River, TN, November 15, 1863
  • Knoxville, TN (Siege), November 17-December 4, 1863
  • Bean's Station, TN, December 14, 1863
  • 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
  • Kenesaw Mountain, GA (General Assault), June 27, 1864
  • Atlanta, GA (Siege, July 28-September 2, 1864
  • Lovejoy Station, GA, September 2-6, 1864
  • Columbia, TN, November 24-28, 1864
  • Franklin, TN, November 30, 1864
  • Nashville, TN, December 15-16, 1864

Roster - Field and Staff, 45th OVI

Colonel Benjamin Piatt Runkle

Benjamin Piatt Runkle was born September 3, 1836 in West Liberty, Ohio and enlisted as a Captain in Company D, 13th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 17, 1861, mustering into service May 4, 1861. He was mustered out of the three months' organization on June 1, 1861, reenlisting for three years on June 26, 1861 as Captain of Company C, 13th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Promoted to Major to date October 25, 1861, then Lieutenant Colonel to date May 13, 1862, he was discharged for promotion August 19, 1862, accepting a commission as Colonel of the 45th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He was discharged July 21, 1864, accepting a position as Lieutenant Colonel of the Veterans Reserve Corps to date August 22, 1864.

Following the close of hostilities, he was given brevet promotions to Colonel, Brigadier General, and Major General of Volunteers, all dating November 9, 1865. He was also brevetted to Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Regulars for his involvement at Shiloh, his brevet dating to March 2, 1867 along with a subsequent brevet promotion to Colonel. He was mustered out of service with the Veterans Reserve Corps on October 5, 1866 but served in the U.S. Army subsequently. He died June 28, 1916 in Hillsboro, Ohio.
Letter: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: December 19, 1862

Roster - Company D, 45th OVI

Second Lieutenant Stephen D. Pond, Company D

Stephen D. Pond enlisted as a 30 year old Sergeant in Company D, 45th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 30, 1862, mustering into service August 19, 1862. Pond was promoted to First Sergeant February 19, 1864, and was commissioned Second Lieutenant to date February 10, 1865. He was mustered out June 12, 1865 at Camp Harker, Tennessee.
Letter: Norwalk Reflector: February 16, 1864 (4)

Roster - Company F, 45th OVI

Private James H. Bradley

Enlisted, age 18 on June 19, 1862 to serve three years; appointed Corporal January 14, 1863; captured October 20, 1863 at Battle of Philadelphia, TN; appointed Sergeant February 28, 1865; mustered out with company June 12, 1865
Bryan Union Press- 4/7/1864

Roster - Company K, 45th OVI

Musician George Q. Mallory

George Q. Mallory enlisted as an 18 year old Musician in Company K, 45th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on July 10, 1862, mustering into service August 19, 1862. Captured November 15, 1863 at the Battle of Holston River, he was released March 13, 1864 and mustered out June 12, 1865 at Camp Harker, Nashville, Tennessee.
Letter: Bucyrus Journal: May 22, 1863

Private Albert H. Holt

Albert H. Holt enlisted as a 21 year old Private in Company K, 45th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on July 4, 1862, mustering into service August 19, 1862. He was captured October 20, 1863 at Philadelphia, Tennessee and mustered out May 17, 1865 at Camp Chase, Ohio.
Letter: Bucyrus Journal: October 24, 1862

Websites

This Regiment was organized at Worthington, Ohio from October 23, 1861-January 28, 1862 to serve three years. On the expiration of its term of service, the original members (except veterans) were mustered out and the organization, composed of veterans and recruits retained in service until July 22, 1865, when it was mustered out in accordance with orders from the War Department.

Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:

  • Shiloh, TN, April 6-7, 1862
  • Corinth, MS (Siege), April 30, 1862
  • Vicksburg, MS (Siege), May 18-July 4, 1863
  • Jackson, MS, July 9-16, 1863
  • Knoxville, TN (Siege), November 17-December 4, 1863
  • Missionary Ridge, TN, November 25, 1863
  • Resaca, GA, May 13-16, 1864
  • Dallas, GA, May 25-June 4, 1864
  • Kenesaw Mountain, GA, June 9-30, 1864
  • Noonday Creek, GA, June 15, 1864
  • Kenesaw Mountain, GA (General Assault), June 27, 1864
  • Atlanta, GA (Hood's First Sortie), July 22, 1864
  • Atlanta, GA (Siege), July 28-September 2, 1864
  • Jonesboro, GA, August 31-September 1, 1864
  • Lovejoy Station, GA, September 2-6, 1864
  • Griswoldville, GA, November 22, 1864
  • Savannah, GA (Siege), December 10-21, 1864
  • Bentonville, NC, March 19-21, 1865

Roster - Company I, 46th OVI

Captain John Ackerman

John Ackerman enlisted as a 23 year old Musician in Company I, 46th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on January 4, 1862, mustering into service January 23, 1862. He was promoted to Principal Musician to date February 4, 1862 and was later commissioned First Lieutenant of Company I to date August 19, 1864. He was promoted to Captain July 16, 1865 and mustered out July 22, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.
Letter: Lima Weekly Gazette: April 22, 1863

Websites

This Regiment was organized at Camp Dennison, Ohio, August 27, 1861 to serve three years. On the expiration of its term of service the original members (except veterans) were mustered out and the organization composed of veterans and recruits retained in service until August 11, 1865 when it was mustered out in accordance with orders from the War Department.

Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:

  • Carnifex Ferry, WV, September 10, 1861
  • Lewisburg, WV, May 23, 1862
  • Jackson, MS, May 14-17, 1863
  • Vicksburg, MS (Siege and Assaults), May 18-July 4, 1863
  • Resaca, GA, May 13-16, 1864
  • Dallas, GA, May 25-June 4, 1864
  • Kennesaw Mountain, GA (General Assault), June 27, 1864
  • Atlanta, GA (Hood's First Sortie and Siege), July 22; July 28-September 2, 1864
  • Jonesboro, GA, August 31-September 1, 1864
  • Statesboro, GA, December 4, 1864
  • Fort McAllister, GA, December 13, 1864
  • Bentonville, NC, March 19-21, 1865

Field and Staff

At this writing, no correspondence from Field and Staff officers of the 47th OVI has been identified. One anonymous letter is listed on the unit's main page.

Roster - Company D, 47th OVI

Private Charles W. Morris

Enlisted, age 23, on August 27, 1862 to serve three years.

Killed July 22, 1864 in Battle of Atlanta.

Shown at left is Morris' furlough, granting him leave to visit his home in Preble County from March 24, 1864 through April 24, 1864. Click on image for larger view.

Roster - Company I, 47th OVI

Sergeant Leverett H. Clendenin

Enlisted, age 20, on August 15, 1861 to serve three years; appointed Corporal March 1, 1862; Sergeant March 1, 1863; promoted to 1st Lieutenant January 18, 1865; mustered out with company August 11, 1865
Correspondence: Toledo Daily Commercial- August 6, 1864

Captain Hanniah D. Pugh

Enlisted June 15, 1861 as Captain, mustered in July 29, 1861, mustered out September 28, 1864.
Correspondence: Toledo Blade- October 17, 1861, February 5, 1862

Articles about the Unit/Anonymous Letters

Articles:
Toledo Blade- 6/4/1863

Letters:
Veterans, Company I. Ottawa Democrat- 8/15/1862
A member of Company E, 47th Ohio Infantry. Toledo Blade- 11/21/1861, 2/12/1862, 2/21/1862
"E.C.," Company E, 47th Ohio Infantry. Toledo Blade- 3/26/1862, 8/15/1863
"R." Company I, 47th Ohio Infantry. Toledo Blade- 12/6/1862
"C." Company I, 47th Ohio Infantry. Toledo Blade- 9/18/1861
"Justitia," Company E, 47th Ohio Infantry. Toledo Blade- 4/23/1862, 6/18/1862
"V.R.J. Osborn," father of soldier in 47th Ohio Infantry. Toledo Blade- 1/20/1862

Websites

This Regiment was organized in the State of Ohio at large, from September to December 1861 to serve three years. On the expiration of its term of service, the original members (except veterans) were mustered out and the organization, composed of veterans and recruits retained in service until January 17, 1865, when it was consolidated with the 83rd Regiment Ohio Infantry.

On July 24, 1865, a Battalion of six companies was organized by the consolidation of the 83rd and 114th Regiments.

Two companies, E and F, were mustered out October 14, 1865, by reason of expiration of term of service. The remaining four companies, A, B, C, and D were retained in service until May 9, 1866, when they were mustered out in accordance with orders from the War Department.

Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:

  • Shiloh, TN, April 6-7, 1862
  • Corinth, MS, October 3-4, 1862
  • Chickasaw Bayou, MS, December 28-29, 1862
  • Arkansas Post, AR, January 11, 1863
  • Port Gibson, MS, May 1, 1863
  • Jackson, MS, May 14, 1863
  • Champion Hills, MS, May 17, 1863
  • Big Black River, MS, May 17, 1863
  • Vicksburg, MS (Siege), May 18-July 4, 1863
  • Carrion Crow Bayou, LA, November 3, 1863
  • Sabine Cross Roads, LA, April 8, 1864
  • Fort Blakeley, AL, April 9, 1864

Roster - Company F, 48th OVI

Captain Virgil H. Moats

Enlisted, age 34 on October 15, 1861 to serve three years; promoted to Major February 21, 1863; died July 11, 1863 at Cincinnati, OH from wounds.
Defiance Democrat- 12/21/1861, 4/26/1862, 5/3/1862, 6/21/1862

Corporal Demetrius L. Bell

Enlisted, age 23 on November 5, 1861 to serve three years; discharged January 6, 1864, at New Orleans, LA on surgeon's certificate of disability; veteran
Defiance Democrat- 5/9/1863

Websites

This Regiment was organized at Camp Noble, Tiffin, Ohio from August 15 to September 22, 1861, to serve three years. On the expiration of its term of service, the original members (except veterans) were mustered out, and the organization, composed of veterans and recruits, retained in service until November 30, 1865, when it was mustered out in accordance with orders from the War Department.

Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:

  • Shiloh, TN, April 6-7, 1862
  • Corinth, MS, October 3-4, 1862
  • Lawrenceburg, KY, October 9, 1862
  • Stone River, TN, December 31, 1862-January 2, 1863
  • Liberty Gap, TN, June 24, 1863
  • Chickamauga, GA, September 19-20, 1863
  • Missionary Ridge, TN, November 25, 1863
  • Rocky Face Ridge, GA, May 5-9, 1864
  • Resaca, GA, May 13-16, 1864
  • Cassville, GA, May 19-22, 1864
  • Pickett's Mills, GA, May 27, 1864
  • Kenesaw Mountain, GA, June 9-30, 1864
  • Atlanta, GA (Siege of), July 28-September 2, 1864
  • Lovejoy Station, GA, September 2-6, 1864
  • Franklin, TN, November 30, 1864
  • Columbia, TN, November 24-28, 1864
  • Nashville, TN, December 15-16, 1864

Field and Staff

Lieutenant Colonel Albert Milton Blackman

Albert M. Blackman was born March 6, 1826 in Tiffin, Ohio. He enlisted as Captain of Company H, 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 23, 1861, mustering into service April 24, 1861. He served with the regiment through the summer campaign in western Virginia before mustering out August 12, 1861. Shortly thereafter, he enlisted as Lieutenant Colonel of the 49th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 17, 1861, mustering into service three days later. He resigned his commission August 31, 1862.

He was again commissioned Lieutenant Colonel in the 27th United States Colored Troops on March 24, 1864. Promoted to Colonel to date September 1, 1864, Blackman was later awarded a brevet promotion to Brigadier General to date October 27, 1864. He resigned his commission May 16, 1865.

He died August 5, 1876 at Cresco, Iowa.
Letter:Seneca Advertiser: May 2, 1862
Tiffin Weekly Tribune: April 25, 1862

Lieutenant Colonel Levi Drake

Levi Drake enlisted as a 34 year old Major in the 49th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 17, 1861, mustering into service August 20, 1861. Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel to date September 30, 1862, he was killed in action December 31, 1862 at the Battle of Stones River. The following letter from Colonel William H. Gibson was written to Drake's wife following his death.
Letter:Tiffin Weekly Tribune: January 30, 1863

Chaplain Eurotus H. Bush

Enlisted 8/17/1861 as Chaplain, mustered in 8/20/1861, resigned commission 6/20/1862.
Toledo Blade- 11/18/1861
Tiffin Weekly Tribune: October 11, 1861, November 15, 1861, December 20, 1861, January 17, 1862, February 7, 1862, March 7, 1862, July 11, 1862

Colonel William H. Gibson

Enlisted, age 38 on July 31, 1861 to serve three years; commanded 6th Brigade from March to May 1862, from September to December 10, 1862, and December 31, 1862 on battlefield of Stone River, TN; assumed command of 2nd Division, 20th Army Corps, February 8, 1863; returned to command of Brigade March 1, 1863; on detached service from July 24, 1863 to February 6, 1864; commanded 1st Brigade from April 5 to April 28, 1864 and from May 15 to August 25, 1864; mustered out September 5, 1864 on expiration of term of service; brevetted Brigadier General March 13, 1865.

William Harvey Gibson was born May 18, 1821 in Cross Creek Twp., Ohio and enlisted as the 38 year old Colonel of the 49th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on July 31, 1861, receiving his commission August 20, 1861. He was connected with the regiment for three years, in addition to commanding the brigade at Shiloh, and having a brief period of divisional command in February 1863. He took part in the battles of Shiloh, Stones River, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, and Pickett's Mills. He was mustered out of service September 5, 1864 and was given a brevet promotion to Brigadier General to date March 13, 1865. He died November 22, 1894 in Tiffin, Seneca Co., Ohio.
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: February 14, 1862, August 15, 1862
Toledo Daily Commercial- 7/28/1863
Seneca Advertiser: April 25, 1862 (2)
Tiffin Weekly Tribune: March 6, 1863, May 15, 1863
Letters: Seneca Advertiser: October 4, 1861, December 13, 1861, December 20, 1861, January 3, 1862, October 31, 1862, January 30, 1863
Tiffin Weekly Tribune: February 14, 1862, February 28, 1862, March 7, 1862, March 21, 1862, April 4, 1862, April 11, 1862, April 18, 1862, April 25, 1862, June 6, 1862, June 13, 1862, January 30, 1863 (2), May 1, 1863, January 7, 1864, August 14, 1864

Lieutenant Colonel Samuel F. Gray

Samuel F. Gray enlisted as a 28 year old First Lieutenant in Company A, 49th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 28, 1861, and served with distinction in many battles of the war including Shiloh, Corinth, Stones River, Liberty Gap, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, and Pickett's Mills. He was commissioned Captain and given command of Company E to date January 9, 1862, and was promoted to the rank of Major and given temporary command of the regiment during the battle of Stones River. Following the losses at Chickamauga, he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel to date October 4, 1863. He resigned his commission October 4, 1864.
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: January 30, 1863
Letters: Hancock Jeffersonian: August 29, 1862, December 11, 1863
Seneca Advertiser: December 11, 1863

Chaplain George S. Phillips

George S. Phillips was commissioned Chaplain of the 49th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on May 6, 1863 and served with the regiment through the Tulluhoma, Chickamauga, and Chattanooga campaigns before resigning his commission July 8, 1864.
Bucyrus Journal: November 6, 1863
Hancock Jeffersonian: November 6, 1863, November 13, 1863
Wyandot Pioneer- October 30, 1863 pg. 2
Tiffin Weekly Tribune: October 23, 1863

Roster - Company A, 49th OVI

Captain Albert Langworthy (see also 99th Ohio Volunteer Infantry)

Albert Langworthy enlisted as a 33 year old Captain, raising Company A, 49th Ohio Volunteer Infantry from the Findlay Zouaves and mustering into service August 22, 1861. He led his company through the Shiloh and Corinth campaigns before resigning his commission due to poor health on June 22, 1862. Later that summer, he was appointed Colonel of the 99th Ohio, mustering into service August 26, 1862. The regiment immediately departed for Cincinnati, and following a retreat from a position near Covington, Kentucky, Langworthy was summarily dismissed from the service (by order of Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton) for cowardice. Based on the testimony of Langworthy and his supporters, it appears that his removal was prompted by considerations more political and social than military.
Hancock Courier: October 11, 1861, October 25, 1861, November 8, 1861, December 27, 1861, February 21, 1862, March 14, 1862, May 16, 1862, June 20, 1862
Hancock Jeffersonian: August 30, 1861, May 2, 1862

First Lieutenant Charles Wallace

Charles Wallace enlisted as a 24 year old Sergeant in Company A, 49th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 6, 1861, mustering into service August 15, 1861. Wallace took part in the battle of Shiloh and was promoted to First Sergeant to date October 12, 1862. Following the battle of Liberty Gap, Wallace was promoted to Second Lieutenant to date June 24, 1863. Wallace fought at the battles of Chickamauga and Missionary Ridge, as well as the opening engagements of the Atlanta campaign. Wallace was promoted to First Lieutenant to date May 9, 1864, but was wounded in action June 21, 1864 near Kenesaw Mountain, and died of those wounds two days later. He is buried at Chattanooga National Cemetery.
Hancock Jeffersonian: April 24, 1863

Second Lieutenant William F. Gibbs

William F. Gibbs enlisted as a 22 year old Corporal in Company A, 49th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 6, 1861, mustering into service August 15, 1861. He fought in some of the most brutal battles of the war, including Shiloh, Stones River, Chickamauga and others. He was promoted to Sergeant September 5, 1862, and just prior to the Atlanta campaign was commissioned Second Lieutenant and transferred to Company I to date March 10, 1864. He was killed in action May 27, 1864 at the Battle of Pickett's Mills, Georgia.
Hancock Jeffersonian: June 5, 1863

Sergeant James D. Foster

James D. Foster enlisted as 20 year old Corporal in Company A, 49th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 6, 1861, mustering into service August 15, 1862. He took part in the battle of Shiloh and was promoted to the rank of Sergeant July 25, 1862, but was reduced to the rank of Private on September 5, 1862. He took part in the battle of Stones River, Liberty Gap, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Pickett's Mill, and the siege of Atlanta before mustering out October 24, 1864.
Hancock Courier: May 1, 1863

Sergeant James B. Jordan

James B. Jordan enlisted as a 23 year old Corporal in Company A, 49th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 6, 1861, mustering into service August 15, 1861. He took part in many hard fought engagements, including Shiloh, Stones River, Liberty Gap, Chickamauga, and Missionary Ridge. He was killed in action May 27, 1864 at the Battle of Pickett's Mill, Georgia.
Hancock Jeffersonian: May 29, 1863

Sergeant Samuel O. Thomas

Samuel O. Thomas enlisted as a 21 year old Private in Company B, 4th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 20, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was mustered out of service August 21, 1861 but almost immediately reenlisted in Company A, 49th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, being promoted to Sergeant. He was reduced to the rank of Private effective October 14, 1861, but was detailed as regimental postmaster at the same time. He accompanied the regiment on its campaigns but may or may not have seen action with his duties as postmaster. On June 1, 1862, he was detailed at the post office in Corinth, Mississippi, and was later carried on the rolls as a clerk at Headquarters, Department of the Cumberland. He was mustered out September 5, 1864.
Hancock Jeffersonian: October 4, 1861, October 18, 1861 (2), November 15, 1861, January 10, 1862, January 31, 1862

Private Peter Bergman

Peter Bergman enlisted as a 27 year old private on September 1, 1862, mustering into service the same day. He had his baptism of fire at Stones River, and fought at the Battle of Chickamauga before he was wounded November 25, 1863 at the storming of Missionary Ridge. He was discharged for disability on June 7, 1865.
Hancock Jeffersonian: May 22, 1863

Private Philip Bergman

Philip Bergman enlisted as a 24 year old Private in Company A, 49th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 6, 1861, mustering into service August 15, 1861. Bergman had an active service, taking part in the battles of Shiloh, Corinth, Stones River, Liberty Gap, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Rocky Face Ridge, Resaca, Cassville, Pickett's mills, Kennesaw mountain, Siege of Atlanta, and Lovejoy Station. He mustered out of service September 5, 1864.
Hancock Courier: March 20, 1863 (2)
Hancock Jeffersonian: May 22, 1863

Private Samuel M. Dixon

Samuel M. Dixon enlisted as an 18 year old Private in Company A, 49th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 6, 1861, mustering into service August 15, 1861. Private Dixon had an exciting service, being wounded first at the Battle of Shiloh on April 7, 1862, then he was wounded and captured at the Battle of Stones River on December 31, 1862. Following this, he was sent to Richmond as a prisoner but was soon paroled and returned home. He left home after being exchanged in September 1863, just after the Battle of Chickamauga, and returned to his company, arriving on November 25, 1863 during the Battle of Missionary Ridge. The following spring, he was captured again at the bloody battle of Pickett's Mill on May 27, 1864, remaining in Confederate hands until he returned May 1, 1865. With the war at its close, he was discharged July 1, 1865.
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: April 18, 1862
Letter: Hancock Courier: October 9, 1863

First Lieutenant George W. Vail

Enlisted as sergeant August 6, 1861, captured 12/30/1862 at Battle of Stones River, returned to regiment 6/1/1863, promoted to 1st Sergeant 3/6/1864, wounded 5/27/1864 at Battle of Pickett's Mills, promoted to 1st Lieutenant 2/10/1865, mustered out with regiment 11/30/1865 at Victoria, Texas.
Perrysburg Journal--1/19/1866.

Roster - Company B, 49th OVI

Captain John E. McCormick

John E. McCormick enlisted as a 39 year old First Lieutenant of Company B, 49th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 24, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was on detached duty from November 1, 1861-April 20, 1862, and was promoted to Captain to date June 22, 1862. He was again of detached duty from October 25, 1863-March 18, 1864. He resigned his commissioned and was discharged for disability on September 15, 1864
Letter: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: January 7, 1864

First Sergeant David H. Daywalt

David H. Daywalt enlisted as 24 year old Corporal in Company B, 49th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 12, 1861, mustering into service August 17, 1861. Promoted to Sergeant November 1, 1861, he was wounded and captured December 31, 1862 at the Battle of Stones River. He returned to his regiment November 22, 1863 and reenlisted for the duration of the war. He was promoted to First Sergeant March 10, 1864 before being reduced to the ranks December 30, 1864. He was again promoted to First Sergeant July 3, 1865 at was mustered out November 30, 1865 at Victoria, Texas.
Letter: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: April 18, 1862

Sergeant Henry F. Arndt

Henry F. Arndt enlisted as a 20 year old Corporal in Company B, 49th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 12, 1861, mustering into service August 17, 1861. He was promoted to Sergeant June 18, 1862 and distinguished himself during the Battle of Stones River. He was wounded November 25, 1863 in the storming of Missionary Ridge and died of his wounds that day. The following letter from Colonel William H. Gibson recounts Arndt's military career.
Letter: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: January 7, 1864

Private George W. Sherwood

George W. Sherwood enlisted as a 23 year old Private in Company B, 49th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 12, 1861, mustering into service August 17, 1861. He was placed on detached service as a divisional teamster from July 8, 1863 and was mustered out September 5, 1864.
Letter: Bucyrus Journal: April 25, 1862

Roster - Company C, 49th OVI

Captain Amos H. Keller

Amos H. Keller enlisted as a 38 year old Captain in Company C, 49th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 24, 1861, mustering into service September 1, 1861. Wounded in action December 31, 1862 at the Battle of Stones River, he died of his wounds the next day.
Article: Bucyrus Journal: February 20, 1863
Letter: Bucyrus Journal: April 4, 1862

Captain Jonathan J. Rapp, Companies C and E

Jonathan J. Rapp enlisted as a 23 year old Sergeant in Company C, 49th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 15, 1861, mustering into service September 1, 1861. Promoted to First Sergeant March 1, 1863, he was wounded in action September 19, 1863 at the Battle of Chickamauga. Promoted to First Lieutenant to date October 12, 1864, he was wounded again December 15, 1864 at the Battle of Nashville. He was promoted to Captain of Company E to date September 4, 1865 and mustered out November 30, 1865 at Victoria, Texas.
Letter: Bucyrus Journal: June 5, 1863

Sergeant John Reacher

John Reacher enlisted as a 27 year old Sergeant in Company C, 49th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 15, 1861, mustering into service September 1, 1861. Reenlisting as a veteran in 1864, he was mustered out November 30, 1865 at Victoria, Texas.
Letter: Bucyrus Journal: April 17, 1863

Corporal Miles A. Dicks

Miles A. Dicks enlisted as a 19 year old Private in Company C, 49th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 15, 1861, mustering into service September 1, 1861. Promoted to Corporal January 1, 1863 and to Sergeant December 1, 1864, he was wounded on the right side of his face December 16, 1864 at the Battle of Nashville. He died of his wounds at Crittenden Hospital, Louisville, Kentucky on December 29, 1864.
Letters: Bucyrus Journal: October 29, 1864
Crawford County Forum: October 21, 1864

Corporal Asbury H. Green

Asbury H. Green enlisted as a 21 year old Musician in Company C, 49th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 15, 1861, mustering into service September 1, 1861. He was captured October 8, 1862 at Lawrenceburg, Kentucky and returned to his regiment March 28, 1863. Green reenlisted as a veteran in 1864 and was promoted to Corporal February 1, 1864. He was mustered out November 30, 1865 at Victoria, Texas.
Letters: Bucyrus Journal: October 29, 1864
Crawford County Forum: October 21, 1864

Corporal Joseph Stough

Joseph Stough enlisted as a 21 year old Private in Company C, 49th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on September 10, 1861, mustering into service the same day. Promoted to Corporal on October 18, 1862, he was killed in action December 31, 1862 at the Battle of Stones River and is buried at the National Cemetery there.
Letter: Bucyrus Journal: May 2, 1862

Private William Henry Harrison Green

William H.H. Green enlisted as a 23 year old Private in Company C, 49th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 15, 1861, mustering into service September 1, 1861. Captured December 31, 1862 at the Battle of Stones River, he returned to his regiment June 7, 1863 and reenlisted as a veteran in 1864. His further record is unclear.
Letter: Bucyrus Journal: May 29, 1863

Private Jacob L. Heller

Jacob L. Heller enlisted as a 19 year old Private in Company C, 49th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 15, 1861, mustering into service September 1, 1861. Reenlisting as a veteran in 1864, he was mustered out November 30, 1865 at Victoria, Texas.
Letter: Bucyrus Journal: June 26, 1863

Private Daniel Snyder

Daniel Snyder enlisted as a 23 year old Private in Company C, 49th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 25, 1862, mustering into service the same day. Placed on duty with the quartermaster's department on August 2, 1864, he was mustered out by order of the War Dept. June 13, 1865.
Letter: Bucyrus Journal: July 31, 1863

Roster - Company D, 49th OVI

Private William Page Blackburn

William Page Blackburn was born August 12, 1839 and enlisted August 14, 1861 as a Private in Co. D, 49th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He was mustered into service on August 20, 1861 and served with the 49th Ohio throughout the war, including the battles of Shiloh, Perryville, Stones River (where he was wounded and captured), Chickamauga, and Pickett's Mill. He was promoted to Corporal August 12, 1862 but was reduced to Private on January 1, 1864. He mustered out August 20, 1864 on the expiration of his term of service. He died December 20, 1924 and is buried at Oak Hill Cemetery in Upper Sandusky, Wyandot Co., Ohio.
Wyandot Pioneer- November 21, 1862 pg. 3

Captain Dwight R. Cook

Dwight R. Cook enlisted as a 21 year old Private in Company D, 49th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 14, 1861, mustering into service August 20, 1861. He rose through the ranks, being promoted to Corporal May 1, 1862,, then Sergeant Major September 1, 1862, and receiving his commission as Second Lieutenant to date August 21, 1863, transferring to Company K. Reenlisting as a veteran in 1864, he was designated acting Adjutant April 9, 1864, and promoted to First Lieutenant of Company E to date August 11, 1864. He again served as regimental Adjutant from September 6, 1864 until his promotion to Captain of Company I to date December 212, 1864. He was mustered out November 30, 1865 at Victoria, Texas.
Letter: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: March 6, 1863

Private James W. Eastman, Companies D and G

James W. Eastman enlisted as a 22 year old Private in Company D, 49th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 14, 1861, mustering into service August 20, 1861. He was on detached service as a teamster from March 3, 1862 to August 25, 1863. He reenlisted for the duration of the war on January 26, 1864 and transferred to Company G. Wounded in action July 21, 1864 outside Atlanta, he was discharged for disability June 9, 1865 at Columbus, Ohio.
Letters: Bucyrus Journal: February 21, 1862, May 8, 1863

Private John E. Hollingshead

John E. Hollingshead enlisted as a 22 year old Private in Company D, 49th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 14, 1861, mustering into service August 20, 1861. He died of disease November 24, 1861 at Camp Nevin, Kentucky and is buried at Cave Hill National Cemetery.
Article: Seneca Advertiser: December 20, 1861

Private Edwin W. Smith

Edwin W. Smith enlisted as a 26 year old Private in Co. D, 49th Ohio Volunteer Infantry August 14, 1861 and was mustered into service August 20, 1861. He served with the regiment through the Shiloh campaign but became ill and was discharged for disability on October 17, 1862 at Nashville, Tennessee.
Wyandot Pioneer- October 25, 1861 pg. 3

Roster - Company E, 49th OVI

First Lieutenant John J. Fry

John J. Fry enlisted as a 23 year old Sergeant in Company E, 49th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 12, 1861, mustering into service August 22, 1861. He took part in the battles of Shiloh and Stones River before he was detached from the 49th Ohio, July 22, 1863-February 29, 1864. Upon his return, he was promoted to First Sergeant. Following the Atlanta campaign, and the battles of Franklin and Nashville, he was commissioned First Lieutenant to date December 21, 1864, and was transferred to Company F. He resigned his commission March 9, 1865.
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: March 27, 1863

Roster - Company F, 49th OVI

Captain Morris E. Tyler

Morris E. Tyler was commissioned a First Lieutenant in Fremont's Co. F, 49th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 26, 1861, serving in that capacity until March 2, 1862, when he was placed on detached service with the Quartermaster's Dept. After a few months in the Quartermaster, he returned to the regiment was soon promoted to the rank of Captain and transferred to Co. I to date July 3, 1862. He served with the regiment through the Stones River, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, and Atlanta Campaigns before he was wounded July 27, 1864 outside of Atlanta. He was mustered out November 14, 1864.
Letters: Fremont Journal - October 11, 1861, October 25, 1861, August 8, 1862, January 23, 1863, October 30, 1863, June 10, 1864

Second Lieutenant Timothy Wilcox

Timothy Wilcox was born November 30, 1815 in Franklin Twp., Bradford Co., Pennsylvania to Daniel and Sarah (Sheffield) Wilcox. He married Harriet McPherson February 21, 1840 in Clyde, Ohio and had 10 children with her. He enlisted as a 45 year old Second Lieutenant into Company F, 49th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 26, 1861. He served with the regiment briefly before resigning his commission January 8, 1862 at Camp Wood, Kentucky. He died November 24, 1889 in Clyde, Ohio and is buried in McPherson Cemetery.
Letters: Fremont Journal - November 8, 1861, January 17, 1862

Sergeant James Maxwell

James Maxwell enlisted as a 19 year old Private in Co. F, 49th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 4, 1861, and was mustered in as Corporal August 19, 1861. He was promoted to Sergeant February 3, 1862, and served with the regiment through the war. He was on detached service from July 24, 1863 to March 16, 1864. He was reduced to the rank of Private February 1, 1864 mustered out September 5, 1864 at Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Letter: Fremont Journal - August 8, 1862

Sergeant Myron Sweet

Myron Sweet enlisted as a 27 year old Sergeant in Co. F, 49th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 16, 1861, mustering into service August 26, 1861. He was promoted to First Sergeant July 6, 1862, but was reduced to the rank of Sergeant February 3, 1863. He was on detached service from August 19, 1862 to December 31, 1863. Captured at the battle of Pickett's Mills, Georgia on May 27, 1864, he died of disease while a prisoner of war at Andersonville on December 18, 1864. He is buried in Andersonville National Cemetery.
Letter: Fremont Journal- June 3, 1864

Corporal George J. Terry

George Terry enlisted as a 25 year old Private in Co. F, 49th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 16, 1861 and served with the regiment through the Shiloh and Stones River campaigns, being detached as a teamster from March 1-December 30, 1862. He was promoted to Corporal on February 1, 1864, but was wounded and captured May 27, 1864 during the 49th doomed assault at Pickett's Mills, Georgia. He died of wounds June 14, 1864 and is buried at Marietta National Cemetery.
Letter: Fremont Journal - January 10, 1862

Corporal William Henry Harrison Wadsworth

William H.H. Wadsworth enlisted as a 21 year old Corporal in Company F, 49th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 16, 1861, mustering into service August 26, 1861. Captured December 31, 1862 at the Battle of Stones River, he was exchanged May 3, 1863 but died May 27, 1863 at Castalia, Ohio.
Letter: Seneca Advertiser: December 27, 1861

Private William L. Roberts

William L. Roberts was drafted as a 32 year old Private into Company F, 49th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on October 8, 1862, mustering into service the same day. He was mustered out July 24, 1863 at Tullahoma, Tennessee and died soon thereafter.
Obituary: Bucyrus Journal: August 14, 1863

Private John H. Stoner

John H. Stoner enlisted as an 18 year old Private in Co. F, 49th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 16, 1861, mustering into service August 26, 1861. He was discharged for disability on November 25, 1862 at Nashville, Tennessee.
Letter: Sandusky Democrat- April 30, 1862

Roster - Company G, 49th OVI

Captain Daniel Hartsough

Daniel Hartsough was born October 4, 1824 and enlisted as a Sergeant in Co. G, 15th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 20, 1861. He served with the regiment through the summer campaign in Virginia and mustered out with the regiment August 28, 1861. Immediately thereafter, he recruited Co. G, 49th Ohio Volunteer Infantry and was elected First Lieutenant to date September 6, 1861. He served with the unit through the battles of Shiloh, Corinth, and Stones River. On June 23, 1863, he was promoted to Captain and given command of Co. A. He fought at Chickamauga where we was wounded in the right wrist, and Pickett's Mill, as well as Franklin and Nashville before mustering out January 12, 1865. He died January 27, 1911 and is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Upper Sandusky, Wyandot Co., Ohio.
Wyandot Pioneer- March 20, 1863 pg. 2

Corporal James E. Doyle

James E. Doyle enlisted as a 19 year old Private in Company G, 49th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 18, 1861, mustering into service September 1, 1861. Promoted to Corporal March 1, 1863, he died of disease December 31, 1863 at Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Letter: Bucyrus Journal: May 29, 1863

Private John K.G. Duncan

John K.G. Duncan enlisted as a 20 year old Private in Company G, 49th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 18, 1861, mustering into service September 3, 1861. He was captured October 8, 1862 at Lawrenceburg, Kentucky and returned to his regiment March 29, 1863. He was killed in action September 20, 1863 at the Battle of Chickamauga.
Letters: Bucyrus Journal: May 2, 1862, August 22, 1862

Roster - Company H, 49th OVI

Private Alexander P. Donaldson

Enlisted 8/15/1861 as a Private, promoted to Corporal 10/5/1863, killed 5/27/1864 at the Battle of Pickett's Mills.
Perrysburg Journal--10/10/1861, 10/24/1861, 10/31/1861, 11/28/1861, 1/2/1862, 1/16/1862, 2/13/1862, 6/4/1862, 6/25/1862, 8/13/1862, 8/17/1864

Corporal Isaac W. Leonard

Isaac W. Leonard enlisted as a 22 year old Corporal in Company H, 49th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 15, 1861, mustering into service August 30, 1861. He took part in the battles of Shiloh and Corinth before he was wounded and captured December 31, 1862 at the battle of Stones' River. He died of his wounds while still a prisoner of war January 28, 1863 at Jackson, Mississippi and is buried there.
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: November 1, 1861

Private Henry F. Miller

Henry F. Miller enlisted as a 34 year old Private in Company H, 49th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on February 29, 1864, mustering into service the same day. He was mustered out November 30, 1865 at Victoria, Texas.
Letters: Church Advocate- March 23, 1865, May 25, 1865

Roster - Company I, 49th OVI

First Lieutenant Stephen Green

Enlisted, age 20, August 23, 1861, to serve three years. Promoted to Sergeant Major from 1st Sergeant September 1, 1861; 2nd Lieutenant June 25, 1862; transferred to Co. K November 15, 1862; transferred to Co. H March 1, 1864
Ottawa Telegram- 2/7/1863

Sergeant John Henry Bolton

John Henry Bolton enlisted as a 22 year old Private in Company I, 49th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 23, 1861, mustering into service August 26, 1861. During his service, he was wounded at the Battle of Chickamauga on September 20, 1863, but reenlisted as a veteran in early 1864. He was promoted to Corporal to date February 1, 1864, and later to Sergeant to date March 24, 1865. He mustered out November 30, 1865 at Victoria, Texas.
Letters: Church Advocate- October 17, 1861, January 2, 1862, May 22, 1862, February 12, 1863, March 26, 1863, September 10, 1863, June 2, 1864, October 6, 1864, December 1, 1864, July 20, 1865, August 10, 1865

Corporal John H. Stover

John H. Stover enlisted as a 21 year old private on August 23, 1861, mustering into service August 26, 1861. Reenlisting as a veteran in 1864, he was wounded May 10, 1864 at the Battle of Rocky Face Ridge. Promoted to Corporal March 25, 1865, he was mustered out November 30, 1865 at Victoria, Texas.
Letter: Church Advocate- October 13, 1864

Private Joseph L. Burkholder

Enlisted, age 28, on September 5, 1861 to serve three years. Transferred from Co. K September 9, 1861; wounded September 19, 1863 in Battle of Chickamauga, GA; mustered out September 10, 1864, at Chattanooga, TN on expiration of term of service.
Kalida Sentinel- 3/26/1863

Roster - Company K, 49th OVI

Captain James M. Patterson

James M. Patterson enlisted as a 30 year old Captain in Company K, 49th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on September 5, 1861, mustering into service September 9, 1861. He was on detached service from July 26, 1862-May 1, 1863, and again as brigade inspector July 1, 1863. He was wounded June 15, 1864 at Pine River, Georgia and mustered out September 5, 1864.
Letters: Seneca Advertiser: July 1, 1864
Tiffin Weekly Tribune: April 4, 1862, April 25, 1862, August 22, 1862

First Sergeant John M. Strayer

John M. Strayer enlisted as a 21 year old Corporal in Company K, 49th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on September 5, 1861, mustering into service September 9, 1861. Wounded at both Chickamauga (September 19, 1863) and Missionary Ridge (November 23, 1863), he reenlisted for the duration of the war and was promoted to Sergeant February 1, 1864. Promoted to First Sergeant April 6, 1864, he was mustered out November 30, 1865 at Victoria, Texas.
Letter: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: January 3, 1862

Corporal John M. Brish

John M. Brish enlisted as a 26 year old Private in Company K, 49th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on March 17, 1862, mustering into service the same day. Promoted to Corporal on March 1, 1864, he was killed in action May 27, 1864 at the Battle of Pickett's Mills. The following letter from his company commander gives the circumstances of his death.
Letter: Seneca Advertiser: July 1, 1864

Private Andrew C. Duncan

Andrew C. Duncan enlisted as a 22 year old Private in Company K, 49th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on February 26, 1862, mustering into service the same day. Captured September 19, 1863 at the Battle of Chickamauga, he died of disease while a prisoner of war October 1, 1864 at Andersonville, Georgia and is buried at the National Cemetery there.
Letters: Bucyrus Journal: June 13, 1862, January 30, 1863, March 13, 1863

Corporal Thomas M. Hemming

Thomas M. Hemming enlisted as an 18 year old Private in Company K, 49th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on September 5, 1861, mustering into service September 9, 1861. Promoted to Corporal on March 2, 1863, he was wounded in action September 19, 1863 at the Battle of Chickamauga and died of his wounds the next day.
Resolution: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: November 6, 1863

Private Leonard K. Emerson

Leonard K. Emerson enlisted as a 22 year old Private in Company K, 49th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 18, 1861, mustering into service September 3, 1861. He was discharged for disability September 1, 1863 at Louisville, Kentucky and died shortly thereafter.
Obituary: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: October 16, 1863

Private Wharton A. Spielman

Wharton A. Spielman enlisted as an 18 year old Private in Company K, 49th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on September 26, 1861, mustering into service the same day. Wounded in action September 19, 1863 at the Battle of Chickamauga, he died of his wounds the following day.
Resolution: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: November 6, 1863

Corporal George P. Ogg

George P. Ogg enlisted as a 22 year old Private in Co. K, 49th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, mustering in September 9, 1861. He took part in the battles of Shiloh, Corinth, Perryville, Stones River, and Chickamauga before reenlisting for another three year term in 1864. He was wounded at the Battle of Pickett's Mill May 27, 1864 and was later promoted to Corporal to date November 2, 1864. He mustered out with the regiment November 30, 1865 at Victoria, Texas.
Wyandot Pioneer- January 1, 1864 pg. 2

Corporal Jesse Waltner

Enlisted, age 25 on September 5, 1861, to serve three years; transferred to Co. I September 14, 1861
Letter: Kalida Sentinel- 3/26/1863

Articles about the Unit/Anonymous Letters

Articles:
Bucyrus Journal: May 6, 1864, December 24, 1864
Fremont Sentinel- January 18, 1865
Fremont Journal- October 9, 1863, November 6, 1863, May 27, 1864
Kalida Sentinel- January 25, 1862
Sandusky Democrat- September 18, 1861
Toledo Blade- 9/17/1861
Toledo Daily Commercial- 12/9/1864, 12/23/1864
Wyandot Pioneer- April 25, 1862 (Shiloh casualties) pg. 2, May 2, 1862 (official report on Shiloh), April 15, 1864 (tribute to actions at Mission Ridge) pg. 2
Seneca Advertiser: August 23, 1861, September 13, 1861, October 25, 1861, April 25, 1862, January 16, 1863, February 19, 1864, May 27, 1864, June 10, 1864, July 8, 1864, September 2, 1864, December 30, 1864
Tiffin Weekly Tribune: August 23, 1861, September 6, 1861, September 13, 1861, December 6, 1861, December 20, 1861, April 18, 1862, April 25, 1862, January 16, 1863, November 6, 1863, February 18, 1864, March 17, 1864, June 16, 1864, July 14, 1864, July 21, 1864, August 14, 1864, September 22, 1864

Letters:
"Allen," Company C. Bucyrus Journal: August 30, 1861, October 4, 1861, December 27, 1861, March 7, 1862, June 20, 1862
"Ellis," Company C. Bucyrus Journal: January 24, 1862
"M.", 49th Ohio Infantry. Toledo Blade- 11/15/1861
"M.J." Wyandot Pioneer- April 10, 1863 pg. 2
"Red Stick," Company F. Fremont Journal - November 22, 1861, November 29, 1861, December 13, 1861, December 20, 1861, December 27, 1861 (2), January 3, 1862 (2), February 7, 1862, February 14, 1862 (2), February 28, 1862, March 21, 1862, May 22, 1863, June 12, 1863
Unknown, Company F. Fremont Journal - February 7, 1862, February 14, 1862, March 21, 1862, April 18, 1862, April 25, 1862, May 2, 1862, July 18, 1862, August 15, 1862, October 31, 1862, December 19, 1862, December 26, 1862
"Typo". Fremont Journal- July 15, 1864
"C." Hancock Jeffersonian: February 7, 1862
C.H. Camp. Hancock Jeffersonian: May 27, 1864
"High Private". Hancock Jeffersonian: January 17, 1862
Philip Ford. Hancock Jeffersonian: December 11, 1863
"L." Hancock Jeffersonian: November 15, 1861
"K.A.O.," Company F. Sandusky Democrat: October 16, 1861, November 6, 1861
"Kentucky," Company F. Sandusky Democrat: December 11, 1861
"Union," Company F. Sandusky Democrat: October 9, 1861
"Whiteash," Company F. Sandusky Democrat: December 11, 1861, January 8, 1862
"R.," Company D. (extract). Tiffin Weekly Tribune: April 3, 1863
"W.H.S.," Company K. Tiffin Weekly Tribune: December 13, 1861
"49th". Seneca Advertiser: October 31, 1862
"H." Seneca Advertiser: June 6, 1862
"H." Tiffin Weekly Tribune: October 31, 1862
"L." Tiffin Weekly Tribune: September 20, 1861, October 11, 1861, October 18, 1861, October 25, 1861, November 1, 1861, November 8, 1861
"Index". Seneca Advertiser: May 8, 1863
"Juna". Tiffin Weekly Tribune: January 9, 1863
"M." Tiffin Weekly Tribune: April 3, 1863, May 22, 1863
"Monroe". Tiffin Weekly Tribune: March 27, 1863, April 24, 1863
"O. Crawford". Tiffin Weekly Tribune: March 20, 1863 (2), April 3, 1863
Unknown. Tiffin Weekly Tribune: May 2, 1862

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