Infantry - 54th Ohio to 100th Ohio

This Regiment was organized at Camp Dennison, Ohio, October 1861 to serve three years. The original members (except veterans) were mustered out by detachments in November 1864 and the organization, composed of veterans and recruits, retained in service until August 15, 1865, when it was mustered out in accordance with orders from the War Department.

The records of this Regiment on file in the Adjutant-General's office, are so incomplete that it has been impossible to make a perfect roster. A number of names probably appear in companies in which they do not belong.

Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:

  • Shiloh, TN, April 6-7, 1862
  • Corinth, MS (Siege of), April 30, 1862
  • Chickasaw Bayou, MS, December 28-29, 1862
  • Arkansas Post, AR, January 11, 1863
  • Jackson, MS, May 14, 1863
  • Champion Hills, MS, May 16, 1863
  • Big Black River, MS, May 17, 1863
  • Vicksburg, MS (Siege), May 18-July 4, 1863
  • Jackson, MS, July 9-16, 1863
  • Resaca, GA, May 13-16, 1864
  • Kenesaw Mountain, GA, June 27, 1864
  • Nickajack Creek, GA, July 2-5, 1864
  • Atlanta, GA (Siege), July 22, 1864; July 28-September 2, 1864
  • Jonesboro, GA, August 31-September 1, 1864
  • Fort McAllister, GA, December 13, 1864
  • Bentonville, NC, March 19-21, 1865

Field and Staff

Major General Thomas Kilby Smith

Thomas Kilby Smith was born September 23, 1820 in Boston, Massachusetts, and enlisted as a 42 year old Cincinnati lawyer as Colonel of the 54th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on October 31, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was commissioned Brigadier General to date August 11, 1863 and was given a brevet promotion to Major General to date March 13, 1865. He was mustered out January 15, 1866 and died December 14, 1887 in New York City.

Letter: Lima Weekly Gazette: September 17, 1862

Roster - Company B, 54th OVI

Adjutant David A. Rees

David A. Rees enlisted as a 19 year old First Lieutenant in Company B, 54th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on September 11, 1861, mustering into service the same day. Detailed as regimental Adjutant on January 24, 1864, he was killed in action June 27, 1864 at the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain.
Resolution: Lima Weekly Gazette: July 13, 1864

Roster - Company D

Lieutenant Colonel Israel T. Moore

Israel T. Moore enlisted as a 30 year old Captain in Company D, 54th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on September 10, 1861, mustering into service the same day. Promoted to major to date November 13, 1863 and to Lieutenant Colonel to date, October 12, 1864, he was mustered out August 15, 1865 at Little Rock, Arkansas.
Letter: Lima Weekly Gazette: April 30, 1862

First Sergeant William F. Howell

William F. Howell enlisted as a 22 year old Private in Company F, 20th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 20, 1861, mustering into service April 27, 1861. He was mustered out August 18, 1861 at Columbus, Ohio. Returning home, he enlisted as a Corporal in Company D, 54th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on October 16, 1861, mustering into service the same day. Howell was wounded twice during his service: December 28, 1862 at the Battle of Chickasaw Bayou, and again May 19, 1863 at Vicksburg. Reenlisting as a veteran in 1864, he was promoted to First Sergeant September 1, 1864 and mustered out August 15, 1865 at Little Rock, Arkansas.
Letter: Lima Weekly Gazette: May 13, 1863

Corporal John O. Callaghan

John O. Callaghan enlisted as a 26 year old private in Company D, 54th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on November 18, 1863, mustering into service the same day. He was wounded in action July 22, 1864 during the Battle of Atlanta, and was promoted to Corporal December 31, 1864. He mustered out August 15, 1865 at Little Rock, Arkansas.
Letters: Lima Weekly Gazette: September 21, 1864, January 11, 1865, March 29, 1865, May 24, 1865

Roster - Company G, 54th OVI

Second Lieutenant Thomas M. Darling

Thomas M. Darling enlisted as a 24 year old Second Lieutenant in Company G, 54th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on September 10, 1861, mustering into service January 22, 1862. The following letter from his regimental commander gives the circumstances of his demise.
Letter: Lima Weekly Gazette: September 17, 1862

Articles about the Unit/Anonymous Letters

Articles:
Lima Weekly Gazette: August 17, 1864, October 12, 1864

Letters:
"Knox", Wyandot Pioneer- April 15, 1864 pg. 3

Websites

This Regiment was organized at Norwalk, Ohio from September-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 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:

  • McDowell, VA, May 8, 1862
  • Cross Keys, VA, June 8, 1862
  • Cedar Mountains, VA, August 9, 1862
  • Bull Run (2nd Battle), August 30, 1862
  • Chancellorsville, VA, May 2, 1863
  • Gettysburg, PA, July 1-3, 1863
  • Orchard Knob, TN, November 23, 1863
  • Missionary Ridge, TN, November 25, 1863
  • Buzzard's Roost Gap, GA, May 8, 1864
  • Resaca, GA, May 15, 1864
  • Cassville, GA, May 19-22, 1864
  • Kenesaw Mountain, GA, June 9-30, 1864
  • Chattahoochee River, GA, July 12, 1864
  • Peach Tree Creek, GA, July 20, 1864
  • Atlanta, GA (Siege), July 28-September 2, 1864
  • Turner's Ferry, GA, August 27, 1864
  • Savannah, GA (Siege), December 10-21, 1864
  • Averysboro, NC, March 16, 1865
  • Bentonville, NC, March 19-21, 1865

Field and Staff

Colonel John Calvin Lee

John Calvin Lee was born March 7, 1828 in Brown Twp., Delaware Co., Ohio and entered the war as a lawyer from Tiffin, Ohio. He was mustered in as Major of the 55th Ohio Volunteer Infantry September 11, 1861 and was quickly promoted to Colonel to date November 20, 1861. He led the regiment through the battles of McDowell, Cross Keys, and was particularly distinguished by his services at the battle of Second Bull Run, August 29-30, 1862. He led the 55th Ohio through Chancellorsville but resigned his commission effective May 8, 1863. A year later, he served as Colonel of the 100 days 164th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, mustering in May 2, 1864 and mustering out August 27, 1864. He was given a brevet promotion to Brigadier General to date March 13, 1865 for meritorious services rendered during the war. He was twice elected Lieutenant Governor of Ohio, in 1867 and 1869. He later joined the law firm of Lee, Brown, and Lee and died March 24, 1891 in Toledo, Lucas Co., Ohio.
Wyandot Pioneer- March 27, 1863 pg. 1
Speech: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: June 5, 1863

Lieutenant Colonel Charles P. Wickham

Enlisted 9/13/1861 as 1st Lieutenant of Company D, promoted to Captain 10/2/1862 and transferred to Company I, promoted to Major 6/27/1864, promoted to brevet Lieutenant Colonel 3/13/1865, mustered out with regiment 7/11/1865 at Louisville, KY.
Toledo Blade- 12/29/1863

Lieutenant Colonel George Huntingdon Safford

George H. Safford enlisted as a 37 year old Lieutenant Colonel in the 55th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on September 11, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He resigned his commission March 4, 1863.
Letter: Norwalk Reflector: May 27, 1862
Norwalk Experiment: February 24, 1862, April 7, 1862

Major Daniel F. DeWolf

Daniel F. DeWolf enlisted as the 37 year old Adjutant of the 55th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on September 18, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was promoted to Major to date November 25, 1861 and resigned his commission October 2, 1862. Following his return to civilian life, he was Colonel of the 49th Regiment, Ohio National Guard from Seneca County but was not commissioned to go into the field in May 1864.
Letters: Seneca Advertiser: March 28, 1862
Tiffin Weekly Tribune: November 22, 1861, March 28, 1862, May 5, 1864

Assistant Surgeon Henry K. Spooner

Henry K. Spooner enlisted as a 24 year old Assistant Surgeon in the 55th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on October 3, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was discharged for promotion to Surgeon of the 61st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on November 21, 1863, and was mustered out March 31, 1865.
Letter: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: May 29, 1863

Roster - Company A, 55th OVI

Captain Charles M. Smith

Charles M. Smith enlisted as a 24 year old Sergeant in Co. A, 55th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on September 15, 1861. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant to date August 7, 1862, then again promoted to First Lieutenant to date March 16, 1863. He was promoted to Captain and transferred to Co. I on May 9, 1864. He was mustered out with the regiment July 11, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.
Letters: Fremont Journal- September 18, 1863, April 7, 1865, May 19, 1865

Private John Gleason

John Gleason enlisted as a 19 year old Private in Co. A, 55th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on September 30, 1861, and served with the regiment through the entire war. He participated in the Valley, Second Bull Run, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Chattanooga, Atlanta, and Georgia campaigns. He was captured March 28, 1865 near Goldsboro, North Carolina, but was soon released and mustered out with his regiment June 27, 1865 at Camp Chase, Columbus, Ohio.
Letter: Fremont Journal- April 3, 1863

Roster - Company B, 55th OVI

Corporal William C. Brinkman

William C. Brinkman enlisted as a 20 year old Private in Company B, 55th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on September 19, 1861, mustering into service the same day. Promoted to Corporal during his service, he was transferred to Co. A, 6th Battalion, Veteran Reserve Corps on August 24, 1863. His further service record is unclear.
Letter: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: April 3, 1863

First Lieutenant John R. Lowe, Companies B and C

John R. Lowe enlisted as a 21 year old Sergeant in Company B, 55th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on September 17, 1861, mustering into service the same day. Promoted to Sergeant Major on March 4, 1863, he was commissioned Second Lieutenant at an unknown date. He was promoted to First Lieutenant of Company C to date March 19, 1864, but his further record is unclear.
Letter: Norwalk Reflector: January 24, 1865

Private Homer Augustus Durfee

Homer A. Durfee enlisted as an 18 year old Private in Company B, 55th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on September 22, 1861. Wounded in the abdomen August 30, 1862 at the Battle of Second Bull Run, he was hospitalized in Washington, D.C. where he died of his wounds September 12, 1862. This dirge was composed in his honor.
Dirge: Seneca Advertiser: December 19, 1862
Obituary: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: March 13, 1863
Poem: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: April 3, 1863

Sergeant Adam Cramer

*There are two Sergeant Adam Cramer's in this company, unsure which is correct.
Letter: Fremont Journal- March 18, 1864

Private Edwin Van Doren

Edwin Van Doren was born October 14, 1829 in Fremont, Sandusky Co., Ohio to Abraham and Mary (Bates) Van Doren. He married Zeuriah Gray on May 1, 1851 and had seven children. Drafted as a 35 year old Private into Co. B, 55th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on September 24, 1864, he served with the regiment for the required nine months' service, and was discharged June 9, 1865 at Washington, D.C.
Letter: Fremont Journal- June 9, 1865

Roster - Company C, 55th OVI

Private Rush R. Sloan, AKA "Rush"

Rush R. Sloan was born in 1841 in Seneca Co., Ohio to William and Celia (Williams) Sloan. He married Mary E. Weeks in 1861, having one daughter. He enlisted as a 20 year old Private in Co. C, 55th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on September 20, 1861. He died of disease March 8, 1862 at Grafton, Taylor Co., Virginia.
Letters: Fremont Journal - January 17, 1862, February 14, 1862

Roster - Company D, 55th OVI

Lieutenant Colonel Charles Preston Wickham, Company D

Charles P. Wickham enlisted as a 25 year old First Lieutenant in Company D, 55th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on September 13, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was promoted to Captain of Company I to date October 2, 1862 and to the rank of Major to date June 27, 1864. Wickham was given a brevet promotion to Lieutenant Colonel to date March 13, 1865 and was mustered out July 11, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.
Norwalk Reflector: February 4, 1862, February 11, 1862, February 25, 1862, March 11, 1862, April 8, 1862, April 22, 1862, April 29, 1862 (2), May 27, 1862, June 24, 1862, July 8, 1862, August 5, 1862, August 12, 1862, September 30, 1862, November 4, 1862, November 18, 1862, January 6, 1863, April 14, 1863, May 12, 1863, July 28, 1863, December 31, 1863, May 10, 1864, May 24, 1864, July 12, 1864, August 9, 1864, November 1, 1864, November 22, 1864,. January 31, 1865, March 28, 1865

Captain Frederick Augustus Wildman, Company D

Frederick A. Wildman enlisted as a 48 year old Captain of Company D, 55th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on September 13, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He resigned his commission February 12, 1863.
Letters: Norwalk Reflector: February 4, 1862, February 11, 1862, February 18, 1862 (2), April 29, 1862, May 13, 1862, May 20, 1862, June 3, 1862, June 24, 1862, December 2, 1862

Captain William Samuel Wickham, Companies D, C, B, and I

William S. Wickham enlisted as a 21 year old Private in Company D, 55th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on September 13, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was promoted to Second Lieutenant of Company C in early 1862, then transferred back to Company D. He promoted to First Lieutenant and transferred to Company C on June 1, 1863, then was transferred to Company I on March 19, 1864. He was promoted to Captain of Company D to date September 26, 1864 and mustered out with the regiment July 11, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.
Norwalk Reflector: March 4, 1862, March 11, 1862, March 18, 1862, April 15, 1862, May 6, 1862, June 3, 1862, July 8, 1862, July 15, 1862, July 29, 1862, August 12, 1862, November 25, 1862, December 30, 1862, May 12, 1863, August 18, 1863, November 10, 1863, December 7, 1863, May 31, 1864, April 18, 1865

Second Lieutenant Philetus C. Lathrop, Companies D and A

Philetus C. Lathrop enlisted as a 24 year old Private in Company D, 55th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on September 13, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was promoted to Corporal on September 1, 1862 and to Sergeant Major to date July 1, 1863. Commissioned Second Lieutenant of Company A to date April 1, 1864, he was wounded during the Atlanta campaign and was discharged for wounds October 27, 1864.
Letter: Norwalk Reflector: April 14, 1863

Private Sebastian E. Whyler, Company D

Sebastian E. Whyler enlisted as a 24 year old Private in Company D, 55th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on January 23, 1864, mustering into service the same day. Captured October 2, 1864, he was mustered out by order of the War Dept. June 19, 1865 at camp Chase, Ohio.
Letter: Norwalk Reflector: January 24, 1865

Roster - Company F, 55th OVI

Captain Charles D. Robbins

Charles D. Robbins enlisted as a 25 year old First Sergeant in Co. F, 55th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on October 8, 1861 and was quickly commissioned Second Lieutenant to date October 16, 1861. He participated with his regiment in the battles of McDowell, Cross Keys, Second Bull Run, and others, and was promoted to First Lieutenant to date July 23, 1862. Following the disastrous losses at the battle of Chancellorsville in May 1863, he was promoted to Captain to date May 8, 1863. He resigned his commission on March 24, 1864.
Wyandot Pioneer- February 28, 1862 pg. 2, October 17, 1862 pg. 2, March 13, 1863 pg. 2

Captain Butler W. Case

Butler W. Case enlisted as a 22 year old First Sergeant in Company F, 55th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on October 10, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was commissioned Second Lieutenant to date July 23, 1862, and to First Lieutenant to date March 10, 1863. On May 15, 1863 he was transferred to Company B. He resigned his commission April 10, 1864; however, 4 days later he was promoted to the rank of Captain.
Letter: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: May 1, 1863

Sergeant William H. Ashbrook

(see 15th OVI for biography)

Private William C. Law

William Law enlisted as a 21 year old Private in Co. F, 55th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on October 10, 1861 and served with the regiment through the campaigns of 1862. He was discharged April 20, 1863.
Letter: Fremont Journal- March 6, 1863

Roster - Company G, 55th OVI

Private Henry M. Kellogg

Henry M. Kellogg enlisted August 5, 1862 as a 21 year old Private in Co. G, 55th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He served with the regiment for the remainder of the war and was mustered out May 29, 1865 in Washington, D.C.
Wyandot Pioneer- January 2, 1863 pg. 2
Tiffin Weekly Tribune: September 18, 1863

Private Wilmot A. Mills

Wilmot A. Mills enlisted as an 18 year old Private in Company G, 55th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 11, 1862, mustering into service the same day. Wounded November 23, 1863 at Missionary Ridge, Tennessee, he was mustered out June 9, 1865 at Washington, D.C.
Letters: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: May 29, 1863, July 31, 1863

Private James K. Sheiterly

James K. Sheiterly enlisted as an 18 year old Private in Company G, 55th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 6, 1862, mustering into service the same day. Wounded at the Battle of Resaca on May 15, 1864, he was mustered out June 9, 1865 at Washington, D.C.
Letters: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: November 14, 1862, December 5, 1862

Private Henry Troxel

Henry Troxel enlisted as a 19 year old Private in Company G, 55th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on September 27, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was killed in action August 30, 1862 at the Second Battale of Bull Run. The letter listed here has an example of his poetry.
Letter: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: November 14, 1862

Roster - Company H, 55th OVI

Captain Hartwell Osborn

Enlisted 11/20/1861 as 2nd Lieutenant of Company I, promoted 2/12/1863 to 1st Lieutenant of Company H, wounded and captured 5/2/1863 at the Battle of Chancellorsville, promoted to Captain of Company B 8/4/1863, mustered out with the regiment 7/11/1865 at Louisville, KY.
Toledo Blade- 3/21/1862, 7/23/1862, 1/10/1865, 4/7/1865

Captain Robert William Pool

Robert W. Pool was born August 18, 1837 in Richland Co., Ohio to Ira and Margaret (Mitchell) Pool. He enlisted originally in Co. G, 15th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 20, 1861, being mustered into service April 27, 1861. He served with that regiment throughout the summer campaign as a Sergeant until his mustering out on August 28, 1861. He enlisted in Co. H, 55th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on September 25, 1861 and was elected then commissioned Second Lieutenant to date October 24, 1861. He served with the 55th in the battles of McDowell, Cross Keys, and Second Bull Run before he was promoted to First Lieutenant, and assigned as regimental Adjutant to date October 3, 1862. He served in this responsible position through the bloody Chancellorsville and Gettysburg campaigns before he was promoted to Captain to date August 1, 1863 and transferred to command of Company A. He served through most of the Atlanta campaign in the summer of 1864 before resigning his commission August 29, 1864.

He returned to Wyandot Co. after the war and was active in veterans' affairs. He married Rachel E. Armstrong March 26, 1863 in Richland Co., Ohio and died April 21, 1925, burial at Nevada Cemetery, Wyandot Co., Ohio.
Wyandot Pioneer- May 23, 1862 pg. 2, June 10, 1864 pg. 2

Second Lieutenant Henry Harrison Ragon

Henry Harrison Ragon was born on March 8, 1837 in Tymochtee Township, Wyandot Co., Ohio to John and Elizabeth (Duddleston) Ragon, pioneers of Wyandot County who settled there in 1827. The Ragon family moved from Tymochtee Township to Crane Township in 1842 where John was elected Justice of the Peace, a position he held for 18 years. Henry was one of 12 children, four of whom served in the Civil War: William M., Eli B., Irene, Mary J., Eliza A., Lydia M., George W., Harvey B., Julia, Rebecca, and Albert. Henry grew up working on the family farm and he married Leefe C. Stephens on September 25, 1860 in Wyandot County, Ohio. The marriage produced 4 children: Elmer E., twins Allen and Almon, and Minnie Lucille. The family worked a portion of land near Upper Sandusky, Ohio for several years.

Ragon was one of the first to answer Lincoln's call for volunteers in 1861. He enlisted as a sergeant of Co. H, 55th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on September 28, 1861. His regiment was actively engaged with General Thomas J. Jackson's army at the Battles of McDowell and Cross Keys before moving to join General John Pope's army and fighting at Cedar Mountain and Second Bull Run. He was promoted to second lieutenant to date October 3, 1862 and moved with the Army of the Potomac to Fredericksburg but did not participate in the battle. He then endured the agony of the Mud March in January 1863 and resigned his commission March 24, 1863 due to poor health at Falmouth, Virginia.

After his return home, Ragon became active in the government's secret service. He also helped to organize Co. A, 19th Battalion, Ohio National Guard in the summer of 1863 and was elected captain of Co. A, 144th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He mustered into service again May 2, 1864, just 3 weeks after the birth and death of his twin boys Allen and Almon. He served his 100-day enlistment creditably and was involved in the fighting at Berryville, Virginia. He was mustered out with his company on August 31, 1864.

With the close of the Civil War, Ragon returned to civil life and soon separated from his first wife on October 26, 1866, a divorce which was not completed until March 1870 by which time Ragon had moved to Lake Co., Indiana. He remarried on April 13, 1871 to Jennie A. Smith at Lowell, Indiana and six children were born to this union: Leonard Wilbur, Lola Montey, Mertie Elizabeth, John Clifford, George Vernon, and Cordie Uiral.

After moving to Lowell in the late 1860s, he proceeded to teach at a number of area schools. He retired from teaching in 1885 and founded the Lowell Tribune with A.A. Winslow. He and his son Elmer bought the paper in 1890 and operated it jointly for a year. Ragon sold out his interest but purchased the newspaper again with another son, Leonard, in 1897. He was the newspaper's editor until about 1913, when poor health forced him to retire. In addition to his activities as editor, Ragon served as a Cedar Creek Township trustee and represented Lake County in the Indiana Legislature.

Captain Ragon took an active interest in the 144th O.V.I. reunions and attended almost all of them, often making a speech. He was a founding member of Burnham Post G.A.R. in Lowell, and worked tirelessly at erecting the soldier's monument in his hometown. Ragon was also a member of Colfax Lodge, F & A.M. Captain Ragon died at his home in Lowell May 3, 1918 and was buried in nearby Lowell Cemetery with full G.A.R. and Masonic honors.
Wyandot Pioneer- January 10, 1862 pg. 2, May 2, 1862 pg. 2
Wyandot Pioneer- August 19, 1864 pg. 2

Private George Harkcom

George Harkcom enlisted as a 33 year old Private in Co. H, 55th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 12, 1862 and was mustered in the same day. He was mustered out by order of the War Dept. on June 19, 1865 at Camp Chase, Columbus, Ohio.
Bucyrus Journal: October 22, 1864
Wyandot Pioneer- March 27, 1863 pg. 2

Sergeant Arthur A. Graham

Arthur A. Graham enlisted as a 23 year old Sergeant in Company H, 55th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on September 18, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was transferred to the Co. B, 21st Veterans Reserve Corps on September 16, 1863.
Poem: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: April 18, 1862
Letters: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: October 25, 1861, December 27, 1861, March 14, 1862, May 30, 1862 (2), June 20, 1862

Private Bondy B. Gaines

Bondy B. Gaines enlisted as a 20 year Private in Company H, 55th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on September 25, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He died of disease March 8, 1862 at Grafton, Virginia.
Resolution: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: March 21, 1862

Private John McLaughlin

John McLaughlin enlisted as a 26 year old Private in Company H, 55th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on October 24, 1861, mustering into service the same day. Captured July 2, 1863 at the Battle of Gettysburg, he was mustered out October 23, 1864.
Letters: Bucyrus Journal: November 28, 1862, December 12, 1862, December 19, 1862, January 9, 1863, April 24, 1863, May 15, 1863
Poem: Bucyrus Journal: July 22, 1864

Private Lewis B. Mesnard, Company H

Lewis B. Mesnard enlisted as a 23 year old Private in Company H, 55th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on October 24, 1861, mustering into service the same day. Wounded in action August 9, 1862 at Freeman's Ford, he was mustered out June 22, 1865 at Camp Dennison, Ohio by order of the War Dept.
Letter: Norwalk Reflector: May 26, 1863

Roster - Company I, 55th OVI

First Lieutenant Richard F. Patrick, Company I

Richard F. Patrick enlisted as a 35 year old Second Lieutenant in Company I, 55th Ohio Volunteer on September 20, 1861, mustering into service the same day. Promoted to First Lieutenant to date October 7, 1861, he resigned his commission June 11, 1863.
Letter: Norwalk Experiment: August 11, 1862

First Lieutenant Benjamin F. Evans, Companies I and B

Benjamin F. Evans enlisted as a 22 year old Sergeant in Company I, 55th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on November 20, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was promoted successively to First Sergeant on January 1, 1863, to Sergeant Major on May 1, 1863, and commissioned Second Lieutenant to date May 8, 1863. He was promoted to First Lieutenant of Company B to date April 1, 1864 and was mustered out July 11, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.
Letter: Norwalk Reflector: November 8, 1864

Private Warren V. Franklin, Company I

Warren V. Franklin enlisted as a 19 year old Private in Company I, 55th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on December 7, 1861, mustering into service the same day. Reenlisting as a veteran in 1864, he was mustered out July 11, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.
Letter: Norwalk Reflector: April 26, 1864

Private John Sutton, Company I

John Sutton enlisted as a 19 year old Private in Company I, 55th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on October 17, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He died of disease July 17, 1862 at Baltimore, Maryland. The following letter from his company commander gives the circumstances of his demise.
Letter: Norwalk Experiment: August 11, 1862

Roster - Company K, 55th OVI

Captain Henry Miller

Henry Miller was born May 1, 1818 and served in the Mexican War before enlisting October 11, 1861 in Co. K, 55th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He was commissioned First Lieutenant and served with Co. K through the battles of McDowell, Cross Keys, and Second Bull Run before being promoted to Captain and transferred to Co. C on February 12, 1863. He led that company through the battles of Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, the battles around Chattanooga and through the Atlanta campaign before resigning his commission effective September 28, 1864. He died February 16, 1895 and is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Upper Sandusky, Wyandot Co., Ohio.
Wyandot Pioneer- April 23, 1863 pg. 2, August 14, 1863 pg. 1

Captain Augustus S. Wormley

Augustus S. Wormley enlisted as a 33 year old Sergeant on September 15, 1861 and was mustered into service November 11, 1861. He served with the regiment through the battles of McDowell, Cross Keys, Second Bull Run, after which he was promoted to Second Lieutenant to date August 19, 1862. Following the battle of Chancellorsville, he was promoted to First Lieutenant to date May 8, 1863. He reenlisted in the spring of 1864 and was promoted to Captain to date May 9, 1864. He served with the regiment in that capacity for the remainder of the war, mustering out with the regiment July 11, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.
Wyandot Pioneer- September 26, 1862 pg. 3, October 17, 1862 pg. 2, November 27, 1863 pg. 2, May 27, 1864 pg. 2, November 25, 1864 pg. 2
Wyandot Democratic Union- September 25, 1862 pg. 3

Captain Jesse Bowsher

Jesse Bowsher was born about 1834 to Samuel and Mary (Moody) Bowsher. He was elected Second Lieutenant of Co. K, 55th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on October 10, 1861. He served with the regiment through the battles of McDowell, Cross Keys, Second Bull Run, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg before the regiment was transferred to the western theater in September 1863. Following his reenlistment in early 1864, he was promoted to First Lieutenant to date March 19, 1864 and fought throughout the Atlanta Campaign. On July 25, 1864, he was promoted to Captain and led Co. F through the remainder of the war. He was mustered out with the regiment July 11, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.
Wyandot Pioneer- September 26, 1862 pg. 3
Wyandot Democratic Union- May 8, 1862 pg. 3, September 25, 1862 pg. 3

Second Lieutenant James K. Agnew

(see 34th OVI for biography)

Jesse W. Brandenberg

Jesse W. Brandenburg was born in 1831 and enlisted on April 23, 1861 as a 30 year old Musician in Co. C, 15th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, mustering in April 27, 1861 and participating the summer campaign in western Virginia before mustering out with the regiment August 28, 1861. He enlisted as a Private in Co. K, 55th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on October 9, 1861 and mustered in the same day. He participated in all the battles of the 55th Ohio, including McDowell, Cross Keys, Second Bull Run, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg (where he was wounded on the second day), Mission Ridge, Resaca, Peach Tree Creek, and many others. He reenlisted in 1864 and mustered out with the regiment July 11, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky. His letter lists him as a sergeant but no mention of this is made in the state roster. He died June 11, 1870 and is buried in Old Mission Cemetery, Wyandot Co., Ohio.
Wyandot Pioneer- June 5, 1863 pg. 1

Corporal George W. Hanks (Hawk)

George W. Hanks enlisted as a 28 year old Private in Company K, 55th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on October 22, 1861, mustering into service the same day. Captured May 2, 1863 at the Battle of Chancellorsville, he was exchanged at an unknown date and was promoted to Corporal May 1, 1865. Hanks was mustered out July 11, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.
Letter: Bucyrus Journal: May 8, 1863

Articles about the Unit/Anonymous Letters

Articles:
Norwalk Reflector: December 24, 1861, February 4, 1862, March 25, 1862, September 9, 1862, July 14, 1863, April 11, 1865
Norwalk Experiment: October 27, 1862, May 14, 1863
Toledo Blade- 9/8/1862, 7/14/1865
Wyandot Pioneer- November 8, 1861 pg. 3, May 15, 1863 (Chancellorsville casualties) pg. 3, June 5, 1863 (article on 11th Corps conduct at Chancellorsville) pg. 1
Wyandot Democratic Union: September 11, 1862 (Second Bull Run casualties) pg. 3
Seneca Advertiser: September 5, 1862, May 15, 1863, July 17, 1863, May 27, 1864, June 10, 1864, July 8, 1864, April 13, 1865
Tiffin Weekly Tribune: September 20, 1861, November 1, 1861, September 12, 1862, September 19, 1862, May 15, 1863, May 22, 1863, July 17, 1863, December 10, 1863, June 16, 1864, July 28, 1864

Letters:
"A Veteran". Norwalk Reflector: April 19, 1864
Unknown. Norwalk Reflector: August 19, 1862, August 26, 1862, October 14, 1862, November 18, 1862, January 27, 1863, April 21, 1863, August 4, 1863, July 26, 1864, August 16, 1864, January 24, 1865
Bucyrus Journal: November 6, 1863
"Sword Hilt". Bucyrus Journal: March 20, 1863
"Firelock," Company D. Fremont Journal - February 14, 1862
"Ohio," 55th Ohio Infantry. Toledo Blade- 4/14/1862
"Reuben," 55th Ohio Infantry. Toledo Blade- 8/11/1864
"Knox," Company F, Wyandot Pioneer- January 14, 1862 pg. 2, June 6, 1862 pg. 2
"The Whartenburg Soldier". Wyandot Pioneer- June 5, 1863 pg. 2
"J.W.R.," Company C. Tiffin Weekly Tribune: May 1, 1863
"J.Y.B.," Company G. Tiffin Weekly Tribune: January 14, 1864
"D.," Company H. Tiffin Weekly Tribune: April 11, 1862
"R.D.K.," Company H. Tiffin Weekly Tribune: February 14, 1862
"Sax," Company H. Tiffin Weekly Tribune: February 21, 1862
"K." Tiffin Weekly Tribune: April 21, 1864
"O. Crawford". Tiffin Weekly Tribune: September 25, 1863

Websites

This Regiment was organized at Camp Dennison, Ohio in October 1861 to serve three years; mustered in at Camp Vance, Findlay, Ohio. The original members (except veterans) were mustered out by detachments in November 1864, and the organization, composed of veterans and recruits, retained in service until August 14, 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
  • Morning Sun, TN, July 1, 1862
  • Wolf Creek Bridge, MS, September 23, 1862
  • Chickasaw Bayou, MS, December 28-29, 1862
  • Arkansas Post, AR, January 11, 1863
  • Vicksburg, MS (Siege and Assaults), May 18-July 4, 1863
  • Jackson, MS, July 9-16, 1863
  • Missionary Ridge, TN, November 25, 1863
  • Snake Creek Gap, GA, May 8, 1864
  • Resaca, GA, May 13-16, 1864
  • Dallas, GA, May 25-June 4, 1864
  • Kenesaw Mountain, GA, June 9-30, 1864
  • Atlanta, GA, July 22, 1864; July 28-September 2, 1864
  • Jonesboro, GA, August 31-September 1, 1864
  • Statesboro, GA, December 4, 1864
  • Fort McAllister, GA, December 13, 1864
  • Fayetteville, NC, March 13, 1865
  • Bentonville, NC, March 19-21, 1865

Field and Staff

Colonel William Mungen

William Mungen enlisted as a 40 year Findlay resident, receiving his commission as Lieutenant Colonel of the 57th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on September 27, 1861. Before the regiment left the state, he was promoted to the rank of Colonel to date December 16, 1861. He led his regiment at Shiloh but in December 1862 was placed under military arrest by General Morgan L. Smith in Memphis, Tennessee for what amounted to petty matters and kept from his command for several months. He was discharged for disability on April 24, 1863 at Young's Point, Louisiana, near Vicksburg.
Articles: Hancock Courier: February 20, 1863, May 1, 1863, May 22, 1863
Hancock Jeffersonian: November 7, 1862, May 22, 1863
Letters: Hancock Courier: December 20, 1861, April 11, 1862, April 25, 1862, July 4, 1862
Hancock Jeffersonian: April 11, 1862, April 18, 1862, April 25, 1862
Kalida Sentinel- 6/11/1863

Colonel Americus Vespucius Rice

Americus Vespucius Rice was born November 18, 1835 in Perryville, Ohio and raised Company E, 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry in the opening days of the war. He enlisted April 20, 1861 as Captain but did not receive his commission until May 16, 1861. He led his company ably through the summer campaign in Virginia in 1861and mustered out with the regiment August 12, 1861 at Columbus, Ohio.

Returning home, he raised Company A, 57th Ohio Volunteer Infantry as a Captain, but was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel before the regiment left the state, his commission dating February 8, 1862. Colonel Rice served with the 57th Ohio through its entire term of service, taking parts in the battles of Shiloh, the sieges of Corinth and Vicksburg, led the regiment at Chickasaw Bayou and Arkansas Post, Missionary Ridge, Resaca, before he was severely wounded in the right leg during the storming of Kenesaw Mountain on June 27, 1864. The wound was so severe that it necessitated the amputation of his leg. While recuperating from this, he was nominated as candidate for Congress by the Democratic Party in Hancock County, narrowly losing this election.

He continued in the service through the end of the war, accompanying his regiment on the march to the sea and through the Carolinas. His promotion to Colonel occurred to date April 16, 1863, and based on meritorious services rendered during the war, he was given a brevet promotion to Brigadier General to date May 31, 1865. He was mustered out of service January 15, 1866.

He died April 4, 1904 in Washington, D.C.
Hancock Courier: May 30, 1862
Hancock Jeffersonian: May 16, 1862, May 30, 1862, October 14, 1864
Kalida Sentinel- 7/19/1862, 7/26/1862

Colonel Samuel Rolla Mott

Samuel Rolla Mott was born January 12, 1831 in Knox Co., Ohio and helped raise Company K, 15th Ohio Volunteer Infantry at the opening of the war, receiving his commission as First Lieutenant on April 27, 1861. He took part in the summer campaign in Virginia before mustering out August 27, 1861. Returning home, he raised Company C, 57th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, enlisting as Captain September 18, 1861 but not receiving his commission until October 20, 1861. He took part in the battles of Shiloh, Chickasaw Bayou, and Arkansas Post before receiving his promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel to date April 16, 1863. He continued through the rest of the war at this rank, leading his regiment following Colonel Rice's wounding at Kenesaw Mountain, taking full part in the Atlanta Campaign and the marches to the sea and through the Carolinas. Following the close of hostilities, he was promoted to the rank of Colonel to date August 10, 1865 but was never mustered at that rank, mustering out of service 4 days later. He was given a brevet promotion to Brigadier General to date March 13, 1865.

He died June 7, 1899 in Paulding Co., Ohio
Hancock Courier: March 13, 1863
Kalida Sentinel- 6/25/1863

Commissary Sergeant Lewis Parker

Enlisted, age 24, September 15, 1861 to serve three years; promoted to Commissary Sergeant from private Co. A, October 14, 1861; re-appointed Jan 1, 1864; promoted to 2nd Lieutenant and Acting Regimental Quartermaster February 20, 18964; 1st Lieutenant and Regimental Quartermaster August 16, 1864; mustered out with regiment August 14, 1865; veteran.
Kalida Sentinel- 3/22/1862

Major Silas Bailey Walker

Silas Bailey Walker enlisted as a 37 year old Major in the 15th Ohio Volunteer Infantry for three months service, enlisting on April 17, 1861 and mustering into service April 27, 1861. He served with the regiment through the summer campaign in Virginia before mustering out August 30, 1861 at Columbus, Ohio. He later enlisted in the 57th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on October 2, 1861, serving with the regiment at Shiloh, Corinth, Chickasaw Bayou, and Arkansas Post before being discharged for disability April 26, 1863.
Hancock Courier: April 25, 1862

Surgeon William D. Carlin

William D. Carlin was commissioned Surgeon of the 57th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on May 26, 1862, and served with the regiment for about six months before he died of disease December 26, 1862 at Milliken's Bend, Louisiana.
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: January 23, 1863

Adjutant Daniel S. Price

Daniel S. Price enlisted as a 27 year old Private in Company H, 57th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on September 2, 1861, but was soon promoted to the rank of First Lieutenant and detailed as regimental Adjutant to date September 21, 1861. He served with the regiment through the Fort Donelson campaign but died on the Tennessee River March 30, 1862. He is buried at Vicksburg National Cemetery
Article: Hancock Courier: April 11, 1862
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: April 11, 1862

Roster - Company A, 57th OVI

Captain (later Major) John McClure

John McClure enlisted as a 27 year old First Lieutenant and Quartermaster in the 57th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on September 27, 1861, and served in many of the battles of the 57th Ohio. He was promoted to the rank of Captain and given command of Company A to date April 6, 1862, and took part in the battles of Shiloh, Corinth, Arkansas Post, and Vicksburg. Following Colonel Mungen's resignation, he was promoted to the rank of Major to date April 26, 1863. He took part in several battles of the Atlanta campaign before being discharged December 21, 1864.
Hancock Jeffersonian: May 16, 1862
Kalida Sentinel- 6/21/1862, 8/2/1862, 3/5/1863

1st Lieutenant George D. McClure

Enlisted, age 18 on September 2, 1861 to serve three years; promoted to 1st Lieutenant from 2nd Lieutenant February 8, 1862; Captain April 26, 1863; mustered out with company August 14, 1865
Kalida Sentinel- 8/30/1862

Private Thomas U. Lane

Enlisted, age 23, September 2, 1861 to serve three years; died July 17, 1863 at Memphis, TN
Kalida Sentinel- 4/19/1862

Company B, 57th OVI

Captain Philip Faulhaber

Philip Faulhaber enlisted as a 28 year old Captain of Company B, 57th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on September 16, 1861, receiving his commission to date October 2, 1861. He took part in the battles of Shiloh and Corinth before he was killed December 28, 1862 at Chickasaw Bayou, Mississippi. He is buried at Vicksburg National Cemetery.
Articles: Hancock Courier: October 2, 1863
Hancock Jeffersonian: October 2, 1863

Company F, 57th OVI

Captain Daniel Gilbert

Daniel Gilbert enlisted as a 30 year old Private in Company F, 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 20, 1861, mustering into service April 27, 1861. After the short summer campaign in western Virginia, he returned home and was mustered out with the regiment August 12, 1861. That fall, he set to work raising Company F, 57th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, enlisting as First Lieutenant November 6, 1861 and receiving his commission January 10, 1862. He took part in many of the battles of the 57th Ohio, including Shiloh, Corinth, Arkansas Post, and Vicksburg before being promoted to captain to date June 30, 1863. He was discharged on November 20, 1863.
Hancock Jeffersonian: April 18, 1862

Corporal George W. Hall

George W. Hall enlisted as a 21 year old Corporal in Company F, 57th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on November 9, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He took part in the battles of Shiloh, Corinth, Arkansas Post, and the siege of Vicksburg before he was discharged for disability September 1, 1863 at Camp Sherman, Mississippi.
Hancock Jeffersonian: September 11, 1863

Private Calvin C. Baker

Calvin C. Baker enlisted as an 18 year old Private in Company F, 57th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on October 22, 1861. His service was brief as he was wounded in action April 6, 1862 at the Battle of Shiloh and died of his wounds two days later. He is buried at Shiloh National Cemetery. The letter listed below reveals the circumstances of his death as related by Major Silas Bailey Walker (see above)
Hancock Courier: April 25, 1862

James A. Wilson--see 21st OVI

Captain Jacob R. Tussing

Jacob R. Tussing enlisted as a 24 year old Private in Company G, 57th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on October 30, 1861, and was mustered into service the same day. He took part in the Shiloh and Corinth campaigns before being promoted to First Sergeant to date August 19, 1862. Following the debacle at Chickasaw Bluffs, he was commissioned Second Lieutenant to date December 31, 1862. At the opening of the Atlanta campaign, he was again promoted to Captain to date May 9, 1864, but was never mustered at this rank. He mustered out December 31, 1864.
Hancock Jeffersonian: July 3, 1863

Corporal John H. McKinley

John H. McKinley enlisted as a 21 year old Private in Company G, 57th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on November 10, 1861. He took part in the many battles of the regiment until he was wounded May 22, 1863 outside Vicksburg, Mississippi. He died of his wounds July 4, 1863 on board a steamer en route to a hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. He is buried at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, having been promoted to the rank of Corporal before his wounding.
Articles: Hancock Courier: August 28, 1863
Hancock Jeffersonian: August 21, 1863

Private James W. Lanning

James W. Lanning enlisted as a 20 year old Private in Company G, 57th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on December 5, 1861, and took part in many of the battles of the 57th Ohio before being detailed to Battery B, 1st Illinois Light Artillery during the siege of Vicksburg. He died of disease July 28, 1863 at Camp Sherman, Mississippi and is buried at Vicksburg National Cemetery. The letter listed below is from Second Lieutenant Israel P. Rumsey of Battery B, 1st Illinois Light Artillery, who recounts the services of Lanning with his battery and Lanning's subsequent death.
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: March 13, 1863
Letter: Hancock Courier: August 21, 1863

Company H, 57th OVI

First Lieutenant Charles L. Brown

Charles L. Brown enlisted as a 19 year old Private in Company H, 57th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on September 2, 1861 and served with the regiment through the entire war, taking part in the battles of Shiloh, Corinth, Chickasaw Bayou, Arkansas Post, the siege of Vicksburg, Resaca, and others. He reenlisted in 1864 and was later promoted to Sergeant Major to date June 23, 1865, and commissioned First Lieutenant to date August 10, 1865 but not mustered at that rank. He was mustered out August 24, 1865 at Little Rock, Arkansas.
Hancock Courier: September 1, 1864, September 8, 1864

Corporal William H. Grable

William H. Grable enlisted as a 21 year old Private in Company H, 57th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on November 4, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He took part in several battles and was promoted to Corporal December 22, 1862. He died of disease June 9, 1864 at the hospital in Acworth, Georgia.
Hancock Jeffersonian: September 4, 1863, February 26, 1864

Roster - Company I, 57th OVI

First Lieutenant George P. Blystone

George P. Blystone enlisted as a 33 year old Private in Company I, 57th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on November 2, 1861, mustering into service the same day. Commissioned First Lieutenant to date February 10, 1862, he resigned his commission April 6, 1863.
Letter: Seneca Advertiser: June 20, 1862
Crawford County Forum: May 7, 1862, June 13, 1862, July 18, 1862, July 25, 1862, September 12, 1862, September 26, 1862, November 28, 1862, December 19, 1862 (2), May 29, 1863

Captain Alvah Stone Skilton

Alvah S. Skilton was born April 12, 1836 in Ravenna, Portage Co., Ohio and enlisted while a 26 year old Monroeville, Ohio merchant as a Private in Company I, 57th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on November 2, 1861. Mustering in service the same day, he was commissioned Captain to date February 10, 1862. Wounded at the Battle of Shiloh, he served with the regiment until he was mustered out April 13, 1865. An active member of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee, he died July 27, 1887 in Monroeville, Ohio.
Article: Bucyrus Journal: April 18, 1862

Articles about the Unit/Anonymous Letters

Articles:
Bucyrus Journal: July 1, 1864
Hancock Courier: January 24, 1862, February 13, 1863, February 19, 1864, May 27, 1864, July 8, 1864, February 23, 1865
Hancock Jeffersonian: January 24, 1862, June 10, 1864

Letters:
"57th". Crawford County Forum: April 24, 1863
"B.," Company B. Crawford County Forum: March 28, 1862
"M." Kalida Sentinel- 6/28/1862, 8/9/1862, 8/16/1862, 4/2/1863
"Major". Kalida Sentinel- 1/31/1863
Member. Kalida Sentinel- 7/19/1862, 12/27/1862
"Ned," Company A. Hancock Courier: February 21, 1862
"Fifty Seventh". Hancock Courier: March 14, 1862
"57th Regt." Hancock Courier: October 3, 1862
"C." Hancock Jeffersonian: September 4, 1863
"H." Hancock Courier: April 3, 1863
"P. Itanes." Hancock Courier: June 26, 1863
Unknown. Hancock Courier: September 1, 1864

Websites

This Regiment was organized at Camp Chase, Ohio from October 1, 1861 to January 28, 1862, to serve three years. The original members (except veterans) were mustered out January 14, 1865, by reason of expiration of term of service, and the organization, composed of veterans and recruits, consolidated into a Battalion of five companies and retained in service until September 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:

  • Fort Donelson, TN, February 14-16, 1862
  • Shiloh, TN, April 6-7, 1862
  • Corinth, MS (Siege of), April 30, 1862
  • Milliken's Bend, LA, August 18, 1862
  • Chickasaw Bayou, MS, December 28-29, 1862
  • Arkansas Post, AR, January 11, 1863
  • Deer Creek, MS, March 21, 1863
  • Grand Gulf, MS, April 29, 1863
  • Big Black River, MS, May17, 1863
  • Vicksburg, MS (Siege of), May 18-July 4, 1863
  • Lake Providence, LA, June 10, 1863
  • Fort Morgan, AL, August 5-23, 1864

Field and Staff

Colonel Valentine Bausenwein

Valentine Bausenwein enlisted as a 32 year old Major in the forming 58th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on September 21, 1861, but was soon promoted to Colonel of the largely German regiment on October 1, 1861. Taking part in battles at Fort Donelson, Shiloh, and Corinth, Bausenwein was discharged on August 11, 1862.
Hancock Courier: March 7, 1862
Seneca Advertiser: March 7, 1862

Articles about the Unit/Anonymous Letters

Articles:
Darke County Democrat- March 5, 1862

Websites

This Regiment was organized at Gallipolis, Ohio, February 25 and 28, 1862, to serve one year. It was mustered out of service November 10, 1862, in accordance with orders from the War Department.

Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:

  • Strasburg, VA, June 1-2, 1862
  • Harrisburg, VA, Jun3 6, 1862
  • Cross Keys, VA, Jun3 8, 1862
  • Harper's Ferry, VA, September 15, 1862

Roster - Company D, 60th OVI

Corporal James F. Werzer

James F. Werzer enlisted as an 18 year old Corporal in Company D, 60th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on November 19, 1861, mustering into service December 12, 1861. He was mustered out November 10, 1862.
Letter: Darke County Democrat- March 12, 1862

Websites

This Regiment was organized in the State of Ohio at large in March, April, and May 1862 to serve three years. It was consolidated with the 82nd OVI March 31, 1865, in accordance with orders from the War Department.

The records of this Regiment, on file in the Adjutant-General's office, are so incomplete there being no muster-out rolls, that it is probable that some errors and omissions have been made.

Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:

  • Freeman's Ford, VA, August 23-25, 1862
  • Bull Run, VA (2nd Battle), August 30, 1862
  • Chancellorsville, VA, May 1-4, 1863
  • Gettysburg, PA, July 2-4, 1863
  • Wauhatchie, TN, October 27, 1863
  • Lookout Valley, TN, October 28, 1863
  • Lookout Mountain, TN, November 24, 1863
  • Missionary Ridge, TN, November 25, 1863
  • Resaca, GA, May 13-16, 1864
  • Dallas, GA, May 25-June 4, 1864
  • Kenesaw Mountain, GA, June 19-27, 1864
  • Peach Tree Creek, GA, July 20, 1864
  • Atlanta, GA, July 22-28, September 2, 1864
  • Sherman's March to the Sea

Roster - Company A, 61st OVI

Captain James M. Reynolds

James M. Reynolds enlisted as a 24 year old First Lieutenant in Co. B, 61st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 8, 1862 and was mustered in the same day. He took part in the battles of Freeman's Ford and Second Bull Run before being promoted to captain to date October 6, 1862 and transferred to command Company A. He led that company through Chancellorsville before being mortally wounded in the hip July 3, 1863 at the battle of Gettysburg, dying on the field in the 12th Corps hospital that same day.
Wyandot Pioneer- May 29, 1863 pg. 2

Roster - Company B, 61st OVI

Private Andrew P. Carson

Andrew P. Carson enlisted as a 26 year old Private in Company B, 61st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on March 12, 1862. He took part in the battles of Freeman's Ford and Second Bull Run before he was promoted to Corporal around November 15, 1862. Following this, he took part in the battles of Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wauhatchie, Missionary Ridge, Resaca, and the marches to the sea and through the Carolinas. He transferred to Company D, 82nd Ohio on March 31, 1865 and was mustered out July 24, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.
Hancock Courier: October 2, 1863, October 6, 1864

Roster - Company K, 61st OVI

Corporal Abraham Bope

Abraham Bope enlisted as a 25 year old Private in Co. K, 61st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on February 1, 1862 and was mustered into service the same day. He served with the regiment throughout the war, participating in the battles of Freeman's Ford, Second Bull Run, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and several engagements around Chattanooga before reenlisting as a veteran in early 1864. He took part in the battles of the Atlanta campaign including Resaca, Kennesaw Mountain, and Peach Tree Creek, also took part in Sherman's march to the sea and through the Carolinas. The 61st Ohio was consolidated with the 82nd Ohio on March 31, 1865, and Bope was transferred to Co. I of the 82nd Ohio. He was promoted to Sergeant July 1, 1865 and mustered out with the regiment July 24, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.
Wyandot Pioneer- April 10, 1863 pg. 2

Corporal James W. Brewer

James W. Brewer enlisted as a 22 year old private in Co. K, 61st Ohio Volunteer Infantry and was mustered into service the same day. He was promoted to Corporal on April 8, 1862 and served with the regiment through the summer and fall campaigns of 1862. He deserted at an unknown date.
Wyandot Pioneer- January 30, 1863 pg. 2

Private Isaac Lott

Isaac Lott enlisted as a 45 year old Private in Co. K, 61st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on January 2, 1862 and served with the regiment through most of the war. He was mustered out March 21, 1865 at Columbus, Ohio.
Wyandot Pioneer- January 9, 1863

Private James M. McAfee

James M. McAfee enlisted as a 45 year old Private in Co. K, 61st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on May 1, 1862 and was mustered into service the same day. He served with the regiment through the summer campaigns in Virginia but was transferred into Co. F, 19th Regiment, Veterans Reserve Corps on October 20, 1863. His date of discharge is unknown.
Wyandot Pioneer- August 1, 1862 pg. 1, May 3, 1865 pg. 3

Private Henry B. Nichols

Henry B. Nichols enlisted as a 22 year old Private in Co. K, 61st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on February 24, 1862 and was mustered into service the same day. He served with the regiment throughout the war in battles such as Second Bull Run, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg before transferring to the western theater in September 1863. There, he took part in the battles around Chattanooga and reenlisted for another three year term. He took part in many of the battles of the Atlanta campaign and was on Sherman's march to the sea and through the Carolinas. On March 31, 1865, the 61st Ohio was consolidated with the 82nd Ohio, and he was transferred to Co. I, 82nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry, serving with that unit until the end of the war. He was mustered out with the regiment July 24, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.
Wyandot Pioneer- October 24, 1862 pg. 2, June 12, 1863 pg. 2

Websites

This Regiment was organized by the consolidation of two battalions, known as the 22nd and 63rd Regiments Ohio Volunteer Infantry, at Columbus, Marietta, and Chillicothe, Ohio, from August 1861 to February 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 8, 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 3-13, 1862
  • Island No. 10, TN, April 8, 1862
  • Corinth, MS (Siege of), April 30, 1862
  • Iuka, MS, September 19, 1862
  • Corinth, MS, October 4, 1862
  • Resaca, GA, May 13-16, 1864
  • Dallas, GA, May 13-16, 1864
  • Kenesaw Mountain, GA, June 9-30, 1864
  • Decatur, GA, July 22, 1864
  • Atlanta, GA, July 28-September 2, 1864
  • Jonesboro, GA, September 1-2, 1864
  • Savannah, GA (Siege of), December 10-21, 1864
  • Pocotaligo, SC, January 14-16, 1865
  • River's Bridge, SC, February 3, 1865
  • Bentonville, NC, March 19-21, 1865

Field and Staff

Hospital Steward Andrew Poe

Andrew Poe enlisted as a 35 year old Private in Company A, 63rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 30, 1862, mustering into service the same day. He was promoted to Hospital Steward September 14, 1862, and was commissioned Captain of Company C, 106th U.S. Colored Troops to date November 14, 1863. He was transferred to Company C, 40th U.S. Colored Troops to date November 7, 1865 and was mustered out April 25, 1866.
Letters:Bucyrus Journal: April 24, 1863, May 22, 1863
Crawford County Forum: March 20, 1863

Websites

This Regiment was organized at Camp Buckingham, Mansfield, Ohio, from November 6 to December 14, 1861 to serve three years. The original members (except veterans) were mustered out at different dates from December 10, 1864 to May 31, 1865, by reason of expiration of term of service, and the organization composed of veterans and recruits retained in service until December 3, 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
  • Stone River, TN, December 31, 1862-January 2, 1863
  • Chickamauga, GA, September 19-20, 1863
  • Chattanooga, TN, November 23-25, 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
  • 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 2, 1864
  • Lovejoy Station, GA, September 2-6, 1864
  • Spring Hill, TN, November 29, 1864
  • Franklin, TN, November 30, 1864
  • Nashville, TN, December 15-16, 1864

Roster - Company E

Adjutant Chauncey Woodruff, Company E

Chauncey Woodruff enlisted as a 41 year old First Sergeant in Company E, 64th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on November 6, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was commissioned Second Lieutenant of his company to date December 1, 1861, and promoted to regiment Adjutant to date August 11, 1862. He was later promoted to Captain of Company E to date July 13, 1864, but never mustered at that rank. He resigned his commission October 2, 1864.
Letters: Norwalk Reflector: December 31, 1861, April 22, 1862, June 10, 1862

Roster - Company H

Captain Christian M. Gowing

Christian M. Gowing enlisted as an 18 year old Private in Company H, 64th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on October 19, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was promoted successively to Corporal April 22, 1863, to Sergeant May 12, 1863, commissioned First Lieutenant to date November 3, 1864, and to Captain to date March 18, 1865. He was mustered out December 3, 1865 at Victoria, Texas.
Letter: Bucyrus Journal: February 14, 1862

First Lieutenant David T. Cummins

David T. Cummins enlisted as a 22 year old Sergeant in Company H, 64th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on October 19, 1861, mustering into service the same date. He was promoted to First Sergeant to date December 4, 1861, and later commissioned Second Lieutenant to date April 1, 1863. He was promoted to First Lieutenant to date November 5, 1863, but was wounded in action June 18, 1864 at Muddy Creek, Georgia. He resigned his commission October 29, 1864.
Letter: Bucyrus Journal: February 21, 1862, November 21, 1862, December 19, 1862, February 27, 1863

Second Lieutenant Daniel Howe

Daniel Howe enlisted as a 23 year old Private in Company H, 64th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on October 22, 1861, mustering into service the same day. Promoted to Sergeant December 4, 1861, he was again promoted to First Sergeant April 1, 1863 and received his commission as Second Lieutenant to date April 22, 1863. Wounded in action September 20, 1863 at the Battle of Chickamauga, he was mustered out February 22, 1865.
Letter: Bucyrus Journal: June 19, 1863, October 29, 1864

Second Lieutenant William S. McDowell

William S. McDowell enlisted as a 28 year old Quartermaster Sergeant in the 64th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on October 26, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was commissioned Second Lieutenant and assigned to Company H to date November 30, 1861. He resigned his commission November 16, 1862.
Letters: Church Advocate- January 9, 1862, January 23, 1862, February 6, 1862, February 20, 1862, March 13, 1862, July 3, 1862, July 17, 1862, August 14, 1862, August 21, 1862, September 18, 1862, October 23, 1862, November 27, 1862, December 18, 1862

Corporal Jacob Landis

Jacob Landis enlisted as a 21 year old Private in Company H, 64th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on October 26, 1861, mustering into service the same day. Promoted to Corporal to date December 4, 1861, he died of disease November 19, 1862 at Bowling Green, Kentucky. He is buried at Nashville National Cemetery.
Letters: Church Advocate- January 23, 1862, March 6, 1862, August 14, 1862

Roster - Company K, 64th OVI

Captain William O. Sarr

William O. Sarr enlisted as a 25 year old Corporal in Company H, 15th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 23, 1861, mustering into service April 27, 1861. He was mustered out August 29, 1861.

Sarr soon set to work raising Company K, 64th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, enlisting initially as a Private on October 1, 1861 but was soon elected Second Lieutenant November 5, 1861. He was promoted to First Lieutenant to date May 4, 1862 and to Captain to date December 4, 1862. On August 26, 1864, he was discharged to accept an appointment as Captain in the 1st U.S. Veteran Volunteer Engineers.
Letter: Crawford County Forum: February 21, 1862

Captain Joseph B. Sweet

Joseph B. Sweet enlisted as Captain of Company K, 64th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on November 5, 1861, mustering into service the same day. 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: September 5, 1862

First Lieutenant E.B. Finley

E.B. Finley enlisted as a 28 year old Private on October 1, 1861, and was elected First Lieutenant November 5, 1861. He was discharged July 12, 1862.
Letter: Crawford County Forum: March 28, 1862

Second Lieutenant John A. Gillis

John A. Gillis enlisted as a 36 year old First Sergeant in Company F, 64th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on October 21, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was commissioned Second Lieutenant to date April 1, 1863 and transferred to Company K. He was mustered out April 4, 1865.
Letters: Bucyrus Journal: January 30, 1863, March 20, 1863, June 26, 1863, September 25, 1863, October 2, 1863, October 9, 1863, October 16, 1863, November 13, 1863, September 10, 1864, November 26, 1864

First Sergeant Francis M. Welsh

Francis M. Welsh enlisted as a 23 year old Private in Company K, 64th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on October 23, 1861, mustering into service the same date. Promoted to First Sergeant at some point during his service, he was discharged February 17, 1864.
Letter: Bucyrus Journal: January 24, 1862

Principal Musician Silas Sweeney Mallory

Silas S. Mallory enlisted as an 18 year old Private in Company K, 64th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on October 17, 1861, mustering into service the same date. He served as a musician, and was promoted to Principal Musician to date July 1, 1863, serving in that capacity for the rest of the war. Reenlisting for the duration of the war in 1864, he was mustered out December 3, 1865 at Victoria, Texas.
Letter: Bucyrus Journal: May 2, 1862

Private David Crosson

David Crosson enlisted as a 25 year old Private in Company K, 64th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on November 20, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was killed in action May 14, 1864 at Resaca, Georgia and is buried at Chattanooga National Cemetery.
Letters: Bucyrus Journal: January 10, 1862, January 31, 1862, February 7, 1862, February 14, 1862, March 28, 1862, September 10, 1864

Private Ulysses Greene

Ulysses Greene enlisted as an 18 year old Private in Company K, 64th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on October 3, 1861, mustering into service the same day. Wounded in action May 14, 1864 at the Battle of Resaca, he was mustered out October 5, 1864 at Columbus, Ohio.
Letter: Bucyrus Journal: February 6, 1863

Unassigned Personnel

Private Curtis Bowman, Unassigned

Curtis Bowman enlisted as an 18 year old Private in the 64th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on October 8, 1862, mustering into service the same day. He died of disease May 26, 1863 at Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
Obituary: Bucyrus Journal: June 5, 1863

Private Hiram C. Hopkins, Unassigned

Hiram C. Hopkins was drafted as a 24 year old Private into the 64th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on October 8, 1862, mustering into service the same day. He died of disease July 7, 1863 at Field Hospital No. 1 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
Obituary: Bucyrus Journal: September 4, 1863

Articles about the Unit/Anonymous Letters

Letters: "Conscript". Bucyrus Journal: February 13, 1863
"G.A.J." Bucyrus Journal: February 13, 1863
"A High Private". Bucyrus Journal: November 6, 1863
"Invisible". Bucyrus Journal: May 29, 1863
"J.A.G." Bucyrus Journal: May 30, 1862
"S.M. Sweeny". Bucyrus Journal: August 21, 1863
"Soldier". Bucyrus Journal: January 31, 1862, May 23, 1862, July 11, 1862
Unknown. Bucyrus Journal: April 3, 1863
Sergeant "S.W.D.," Company F
Paulding Independent- 8/13/1863

Websites

This Regiment was organized in the State of Ohio at large from October 3 to December 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, 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 (Siege), April 30, 1862
  • Stone River, TN, December 31, 1862-January 2, 1863
  • Chickamauga, GA, September 19-20, 1863
  • Chattanooga, TN, November 23-25, 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
  • New Hope Church, GA, May 28, 1864
  • Kenesaw Mountain, GA, June 9-30, 1864
  • Big Shanty, GA, June 18, 1864
  • Peach Tree Creek, GA, July 20, 1864
  • Atlanta, GA (Siege), July 28-September 2, 1864
  • Jonesboro, GA, August 31-September 1, 1864
  • Spring Hill, TN, November 29, 1864
  • Franklin, TN, November 30, 1864
  • Nashville, TN, December 15-16, 1864

Field and Staff

No correspondence from Field and Staff personnel has been identified at this writing.

Roster - Company A, 65th OVI

Captain John C. Mathias

John C. Mathias enlisted as a 21 year old Private in Company G, 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 26, 1861, and mustered into service the next day. He took part in the summer's campaign in western Virginia before returning home and mustering out of service with the regiment August 12, 1861. Mathias was commissioned First Lieutenant in Company K, 65th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on November 4, 1861, and took part in many engagements with his regiment. He was promoted to the rank of Captain to date February 20, 1863 and transferred to Company A. Wounded at the battle of New Hope Church on May 28, 1864, he resigned his commission December 17, 1864.
Hancock Jeffersonian: December 11, 1863

Roster - Company C, 65th OVI

Private Alvin M. Parker, Company C

Alvin M. Parker enlisted as a 32 year old Private in Company C, 65th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on October 19, 1861, mustering into service December 2, 1861. He was discharged for disability July 12, 1862 at Cincinnati, Ohio.
Letter: Norwalk Reflector: January 14, 1862

Roster - Company K, 65th OVI

Captain Christian M. Bush

Christian M. Bush enlisted as a 22 year old Sergeant in Company A, 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 19, 1861, mustering into service April 27, 1861. He served through the summer's campaign in western Virginia, then returned home, mustering out August 12, 1861 at Columbus, Ohio. Bush then enlisted as a Corporal in Company K, 65th Ohio Volunteer Infantry October 14, 1861, being promoted to Sergeant November 30, 1861, and mustering into service December 10, 1862.

Bush fought in the battle of Shiloh and was again promoted to First Sergeant to date May 2, 1862. Following the fight at Stones River, he was commissioned Second Lieutenant to date March 30, 1863. Bush was promoted to First Lieutenant and transferred to Company C to date June 14, 1864, and to Captain to date December 9, 1864 and transferred again to Company A. He mustered out November 30, 1865 at Victoria, Texas.
Hancock Jeffersonian: October 21, 1864

Corporal Lewis Bretz

Lewis Bretz enlisted as a 31 year old Corporal in Company K, 65th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on November 23, 1861, and mustered into service December 10, 1861. He died of disease July 7, 1863 at a hospital in Pelham, Tennessee and is buried at Stones River National Cemetery.
Hancock Jeffersonian: August 7, 1863

Private Christian Kanzig

Christian Kanzig enlisted as a 20 year old Private in Company K, 65th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on November 15, 1861, mustering into service December 10, 1861. He served with the regiment through several battles but was captured September 20, 1863 at the battle of Chickamauga. He was imprisoned for many months and returned home, only to die of disease January 5, 1865.
Hancock Jeffersonian: January 13, 1865

Websites

This Regiment was organized in the State of Ohio at large, from October 1861 to January 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. The 62nd Regiment Ohio Infantry was consolidated with it September 1, 1865. It was mustered out December 7, 1865, in accordance with orders from the War Department.

Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:

  • Winchester, VA (Kearnstown), March 23, 1862
  • Stasburg, VA, March 27, 1862
  • Front Royal, VA, May 30, 1862
  • Harrison's Landing, VA, July 4, 1862
  • Malvern Hill, VA, August 5, 1862
  • Franklin, VA, October 5, 1862
  • Blackwater, VA, December 11-12, 1862
  • Fort Wagner, SC (Siege; includes 2nd Assault), July 10-September 6, 1863
  • Chester Station, VA, May 9-10, 1864
  • Bermuda Hundred, VA, May 16-30, 1864
  • Wier Bottom Church, VA, May 20, 1864
  • Petersburg, VA (Siege), June 15, 1864-April 2, 1865
  • Deep Bottom Run, VA, August 14-18, 1864
  • Darbytown Road, VA, October 17-28, 1864
  • Petersburg, VA (Fall of), April 2, 1865
  • Appomattox, VA, April 8-9, 1865

Field and Staff

Lieutenant Colonel Henry Steele Commager

Enlisted 4/22/1861 as a Private in Company A, 14th Ohio Infantry, promoted to Sergeant Major 7/1/1861, mustered out 8/13/1861 at Toledo, OH. Enlisted 10/8/1861 as Captain of Company A, 67th Ohio Infantry, promoted to Major 7/29/1862, promoted to Lieutenant Colonel 8/28/1862, wounded 7/18/1863 at the assault on Fort Wagner, discharged for promotion 2/22/1865. Re-enlisted 2/22/1865 as Colonel of 184th Ohio Infantry, promoted to Brigadier General 2/27/1865, mustered out 9/20/1865 at Nashville, TN. Born in Lancaster, PA, died 8/14/1867 in Galveston, TX.

Toledo Blade- 3/15/1864, 6/3/1864

Colonel Alvin Coe Voris

Alvin Coe Voris enlisted as 2nd Lieutenant of Company H, 29th Ohio Infantry on October 2, 1861. He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel of the 67th Ohio Infantry on October 3, 1861. He was wounded July 18, 1863 at the assault of Fort Wagner. He was promoted to Brevet Brigadier General on December 8, 1864, then to Colonel on September 1, 1865, and then to Brevet Major General on November 15, 1865. He mustered out with his regiment on December 7, 1865 at City Point, Virginia

Toledo Blade- 4/7/1862, 9/25/1863, 10/23/1863, 11/24/1863
Perrysburg Journal--12/22/1865

Adjutant Rodney J. Hathaway

Enlisted 11/1/1861 as 1st Sergeant of Company I, transferred to Company D 11/19/1861, promoted to 2nd Lieutenant 12/8/1863, promoted to 1st Lieutenant 2/18/1864, promoted to Adjutant 5/26/1864, mustered out 11/10/1864.
Toledo Blade- 7/28/1863, 9/16/1863, 9/21/1863, 2/16/1864, 5/13/1864, 5/18/1864, 8/26/1864, 5/20/1865
Perrysburg Journal--9/21/1864.

Assistant Surgeon Chauncey Coston

Enlisted as Assistant Surgeon on April 24, 1862 to serve three years; resigned March 7, 1863
Defiance Democrat- 12/27/1862, 1/10/1863

Chaplain John Crabbs

Enlisted, age 38, on November 25, 1861 to serve three years; promoted from Private, Co. I January 15, 1862; resigned July 7, 1864
Toledo Blade- 6/24/1862, 7/23/1862, 8/8/1862, 10/13/1862, 10/21/1862, 11/25/1862, 12/2/1862, 4/2/1863, 5/26/1863
Toledo Daily Commercial- 5/25/1864

Adjutant John Faskin

Enlisted 10/4/1861 as Adjutant, mustered in 10/4/1861, discharged 4/6/1862.
Toledo Blade- 2/8/1862, 4/3/1862, 5/2/1862

Surgeon Samuel F. Forbes

Enlisted 10/10/1861 as Surgeon, mustered in 10/10/1861, resigned commission 10/7/1863.
Toledo Blade- 3/31/1862, 4/1/1862, 4/3/1862, 7/28/1863, 8/1/1863

Surgeon James Westfall

Enlisted January 9, 1862 to serve three years; promoted from Assistant Surgeon October 7, 1763; mustered out with regiment December 7, 1865
Toledo Blade- 5/18/1864, 5/19/1864, 8/27/1864, 10/20/1864, 11/4/1864, 4/20/1865
Toledo Daily Commercial- 4/21/1865

Quartermaster Cary D. Lindsay

Cary Lindsay enlisted as a 19 year old Private in Co. C, 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 25, 1861, serving with the regiment through the summer campaign in western Virginia before mustering out August 12, 1861 at Columbus, Ohio. He later enlisted as a Private in Co. H, 67th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on January 4, 1862 and was promoted to Quartermaster Sergeant September 25, 1862. He was commissioned First Lieutenant and designated regimental quartermaster to date February 18, 1864, and served in that capacity for the remainder of the war. He was mustered out December 7, 1865 at City Point, Virginia.
Letter: Fremont Journal- June 24, 1864

Principal Musician Benjamin Franklin Stowe

Enlisted, age 18 on October 28, 1861 to serve three years; promoted from Musician Co. A, May 1, 1863; mustered out with regiment December 7, 1865; veteran
Toledo Blade- 4/26/1865
Toledo Daily Commercial- 8/23/1864

Roster - Company A, 67th OVI

Sergeant John T. Bailey

Enlisted 11/4/1861 as Sergeant, wounded 7/18/1863 at the assault of Ft. Wagner, died of wounds 7/27/1863 at Charleston, SC.
Toledo Blade- 4/2/1863

Captain Orville M. Eddy

Enlisted 9/10/1861 as a Sergeant in Company F, promoted to Adjutant 9/10/1862, promoted to 2nd Lieutenant 5/25/1864 of Company F, promoted to 1st Lieutenant 12/9/1864, promoted to Captain 3/18/1865 and transferred to Company A, discharged 9/1/1865.
Toledo Blade- 3/21/1863

Roster - Company B, 67th OVI

Captain William B. Nixon, "Skeleton"

Enlisted 10/20/1861 as 1st Sergeant of Company B, mustered in 10/20/1861, promoted to 2nd Lieutenant 3/23/1862, promoted 10/2/1862 to 1st Lieutenant of Company E, wounded 7/18/1863 at the attack on Fort Wagner, SC, promoted 5/25/1864 to Captain of Company D, discharged 9/1/1865.
Toledo Blade- 12/31/1861

Roster - Company C, 67th OVI

1st Lieutenant George M. Ballard, "G.M.B."

Enlisted 10/24/1861 as 1st Sergeant of Company E, promoted to 2nd Lieutenant 8/28/1862 and transferred to Company C, promoted to 1st Lieutenant 2/3/1863 and transferred to Company I, killed in action 5/20/1864 at the Battle of Chester Station, Virginia.
Toledo Blade- 3/13/1862, 5/16/1862, 8/15/1863

Captain George L. Childs

George L. Childs enlisted October 15, 1861 as 2nd Lieutenant of Company C, and was promoted to Adjutant November 15, 1862. He was wounded July 18, 1863 at the assault on Fort Wagner, South Carolina, and was promoted to Captain of Company C to date May 25, 1864. He was appointed acting assistant adjutant general on the staff of Colonel Alvin C. Voris on September 17, 1864, serving through November 28, 1865. He was again wounded October 3, 1864 at Strasburg, Virginia. He mustered out with regiment December 7, 1865 at City Point, Virginia.
Letters: Fremont Journal- August 5, 1864
Toledo Blade- 7/6/1864

Roster - Company D, 67th OVI

Sergeant Patrick Murphy

Enlisted, age 41, August 5, 1862 to serve three years; appointed Corporal January 15, 1863; Sergeant July 1, 1864; mustered out June 21, 1865 at Richmond, VA, by order of War Department
Ottawa Democrat- 9/30/1864
Toledo Daily Commercial- 9/19/1864

Captain Florence J. O'Sullivan

Enlisted 10/8/1861 as a Private in Company D, mustered in 10/8/1861, promoted to Sergeant then 1st Sergeant, appointed 2nd Lieutenant of Company E 5/26/1862, captured 7/18/1863 during the assault on Ft. Wagner, promoted to 1st Lieutenant 2/18/1864, promoted to Captain 12/9/1864 but not mustered, discharged 6/23/1865 at Richmond, Virginia.
Toledo Blade- 5/14/1862, 8/19/1863

Roster - Company E, 67th OVI

Captain Edwin S. Platt

Enlisted 10/4/1861 as Captain, promoted to Major 8/28/1862, resigned commission 1/16/1863.
Toledo Blade- 1/28/1862

Roster - Company G, 67th OVI

Captain Theodore J. Curtis, "T.J.C." or "C."

Enlisted 12/1/1861 as Captain at age 19, mustered in 12/1/1861, transferred to Company A 9/1/1865, mustered out 12/7/1865 at City Point, VA.
Toledo Blade- 2/1/1862, 2/22/1862

Roster - Company H, 67th OVI

Captain John B. Spafford

Enlisted 4/25/1861 as 1st Sergeant of Company C, 21st Ohio Infantry, mustered out with regiment 8/12/1861 at Columbus, Ohio. Re-enlisted 10/3/1861 as 1st Lieutenant of Company H, 67th Ohio Infantry, promoted to Captain 12/18/1861, resigned commission 2/3/1863
Perrysburg Journal--10/31/1861, 4/17/1862

Sergeant John Jeff Parsons

Enlisted 10/9/1861 as Sergeant of Company H, promoted to 2nd Lieutenant of Company B 2/18/1864, promoted to 1st Lieutenant of Company H 8/11/1864, killed 8/16/1864 at the Battle of Deep Bottom Run, Virginia.
Perrysburg Journal-- 2/6/1862, 3/6/1862, 3/27/1862, 4/10/1862, 6/25/1862, 7/30/1862, 7/15/1863, 8/5/1863, 9/30/1863, 10/7/1863 (2), 10/28/1863, 4/20/1864, 5/4/1864, 5/25/1864, 6/15/1864, (death of) 9/21/1864. See Transcriptions.

Roster - Company I, 67th OVI

Corporal William W. Potes

Enlisted, age 28 on December 14, 1861 to serve three years; wounded may 10, 1864 in action at Chester Station, VA; appointed Sergeant from Corporal July 1, 1864; mustered out January 17, 1865 at Columbus, Ohio on expiration of term of service
Toledo Daily Commercial- 9/25/1863

Corporal John H. Smith

John H. Smith enlisted as a 20 year old Private in Company I, 67th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on November 8, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He reenlisted as a veteran in 1864 and was promoted to Corporal on July 1, 1864 and to Sergeant on April 4, 1865. He was transferred to Company H on September 1, 1865 and was mustered out with the company December 7, 1865.
Norwalk Reflector: December 2, 1862, March 24, 1863, May 19, 1863, June 2, 1863, August 18, 1863, September 29, 1863, November 3, 1863, December 7, 1863, January 5, 1864, April 12, 1864, August 9, 1864
Toledo Blade- 2/17/1865
Toledo Daily Commercial- 5/28/1863, 10/2/1863, 8/3/1864

Roster - Company K, 67th OVI

First Lieutenant John C. Cochrane

John C. Cochrane enlisted as a 31 year old Sergeant in Co. K, 67th Ohio, and was appointed Commissary Sergeant December 18, 1861. Following the battle of Kernstown, he was commission Second Lieutenant of Company K to date April 15, 1862. He was promoted to First Lieutenant on October 5, 1862 and served with his regiment through the assault on Fort Wagner in Charleston, South Carolina. The following year, he was severely wounded in the left leg on May 20, 1864 at the Battle of Ware Bottom Church, and died of his wounds following amputation of the leg May 29, 1864.
Article: Fremont Journal- July 31, 1863
Letters: Fremont Journal- August 29, 1862, September 19, 1862, October 3, 1862, December 19, 1862, January 2, 1863, February 6, 1863, April 3, 1863, May 22, 1863, June 5, 1863

1st Lieutenant Sheldon Colton

Enlisted as 1st Lieutenant 10/4/1861, mustered in 12/8/1861, wounded 3/23/1862 at the Battle of Kernstown, discharged for disability 10/9/1862.
Toledo Blade--4/10/1862, 5/31/1862

Sergeant Joseph Parsons Owen

John Parsons Owen enlisted as a 22 year old Corporal in Company K, 67th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on November 2, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was promoted to Sergeant August 2, 1862 and was wounded in the hand July 18, 1863 during the storming of Fort Wagner in Charleston, South Carolina. He reenlisted in 1864 and was discharged for promotion to Lieutenant in Company B, 176th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on September 8, 1864.
During his service with the 176th Ohio, he was promoted to First Lieutenant of Company E to date January 18, 1865 and mustered out June 14, 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee.
Norwalk Experiment--April 14, 1862
Perrysburg Journal--March 25, 1863

Corporal Edward C. Ketchum, Company K

Enlisted 10/8/1861 as corporal, promoted 3/27/1865 to commissary sergeant, discharged 9/1/1865
Perrysburg Journal--10/12/1864

2nd Lieutenant Joseph Seiter

Enlisted 11/15/1861 as 2nd Lieutenant, mustered in 11/15/1861, resigned commission 4/15/1862.

Toledo Blade- 5/14/1862

2nd Lieutenant John C. Cochrane, "J.C.C."

Enlisted as sergeant 10/14/1861, mustered in 10/14/1861, promoted to Commissary Sergeant 12/18/1861, promoted to 2nd Lieutenant of Co. K 4/15/1862, died 5/29/1865 at Fortress Monroe, VA of wounds received in action.
Toledo Blade- 1/29/1862, 9/6/1862, 1/30/1863

Articles about the Unit/Anonymous Letters

Articles:
Toledo Blade- 10/2/1861, 10/8/1861, 10/18/1861, 10/24/1861, 12/28/1861, 1/9/1862, 2/5/1862, 3/1/1862, 9/8/1863, 9/10/1863, 11/13/1863, 2/17/1864, 5/17/1864, 5/28/1864, 9/8/1864, 7/1/1865
Toledo Daily Commercial- 9/26/1863, 5/19/1864, 5/27/1864, 5/30/1864, 6/18/1864, 10/21/1864, 11/3/1864, 11/7/1864, 1/17/1865
Toledo Herald and Times- 12/26/1861

Letters:
"B.," 67th Ohio Infantry. Toledo Blade- 5/18/1863
"D.X.S.," 67th Ohio Infantry. Toledo Blade- 3/13/1862
"F.", 67th Ohio Infantry. Toledo Blade- 2/28/1862
"H.," 67th Ohio Infantry. Toledo Blade- 1/21/1862
"L.E.M.," 67th Ohio Infantry. Toledo Blade- 5/24/1864
"Member" 67th Ohio Infantry. Toledo Blade- 2/20/1862, 11/22/1862, 6/25/1864
"Observer," 67th Ohio Infantry. Toledo Blade- 5/31/1862, 6/18/1862, 6/20/1862, 7/5/1862, 7/16/1862, 1/31/1863, 2/13/1863
Officer, 67th Ohio Infantry. Toledo Blade- 2/13/1862, 6/8/1864
"Quarter," 67th Ohio Infantry. Toledo Blade- 5/18/1864
"Roncaks," 67th Ohio Infantry. Toledo Blade- 11/10/1864
"S.," Company E, 67th Ohio Infantry. Toledo Blade- 5/30/1864
"T.," 67th Ohio Infantry. Toledo Blade- 10/20/1864
"Union," 67th Ohio Infantry. Toledo Blade- 10/23/1863
"S.G.D." Toledo Daily Commercial- 2/14/1863
"Sixty-Seventh Regiment" Williams County Leader- 4/3/1862

Other Writers

C.H.W. Sibley
Williams County Leader- 3/6/1862

Websites

This Regiment was organized in the State of Ohio at large, from October through 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 July 10, 1865, when it was mustered out in accordance with orders from the War Department.

Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:

  • Thompson's Hill, MS, May 1, 1863
  • Raymond, MS, May 12, 1863
  • Jackson, MS, May 14, 1863
  • Champion Hills, MS, May 16, 1863
  • Vicksburg, MS (Siege), May 18-July 4, 1863
  • Clinton and Jackson, MS, February 5, 1864
  • Kenesaw Mountain, GA (including general assault), June 9-30, 1864
  • Big Shanty, GA, June 15, 1864
  • Nickajack Creek, GA, July 2-5, 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

Field and Staff

Colonel Robert K. Scott

Enlisted, age 36 on October 1, 1861 to serve three years; promoted to Lt. Colonel from Major November 30, 1861; to Colonel July 5, 1862; Brevet Brigadier General January 25, 1865; Brigadier General march 31, 1865; Brevet Major General, December 5, 1865
Toledo Daily Commercial- 2/28/1863, 4/20/1863, 6/19/1863

Colonel Samuel H. Steedman

Enlisted 10/1/1861 as Lieutenant Colonel, promoted to Colonel 11/29/1861, discharged 7/5/1862
Perrysburg Journal--6/11/1862.

Major George E. Welles

Enlisted age 22 on October 29, 1861 to serve three years; promoted to Major from Adjutant July 5, 1862; to Lt. Colonel May 16, 1863; to Colonel June 16, 1865; not mustered; mustered out with regiment, July 10, 1865
Napoleon Northwest- 7/1/1863

Quartermaster James G. Haly

Enlisted, age 44 on October 10, 1861 to serve three years; appointed October 26, 1861; resigned October 26, 1862
Napoleon Northwest- Article: 6/25/1862; Letter: 3/12/1862

Major George E. Miller

Paulding Independent- 6/25/1863

Roster - Company A, 68th OVI

Second Lieutenant Samuel R. Adams

Enlisted, age 21 on October 17, 1861 to serve three years; promoted from Sergeant Major October 26,1862; to 1st Lieutenant Co. K February 26, 1864; to Captain Co. H. November 26, 1864; to Captain and Assistant Adjutant General April 27, 1865 and transferred to Staff of General Force, 1st Division, 17th Army Corps
Toledo Daily Commercial- 7/1/1863

First Lieutenant William F. Williams

Enlisted, age 32 on October 12, 1861 to serve three years; appointed 2nd Lieutenant November 21, 1861; promoted to 1st Lieutenant October 26, 1862; to Captain Co. D May 9, 1864
Napoleon Northwest- 9/23/1863

Private Robert D. Wood

Enlisted, age 23 on October 28, 1861 to serve three years; appointed Corporal December 24, 1864; Sergeant January 30, 1865; mustered out with company July 10, 1865; veteran
Napoleon Northwest- Poem: 9/2/1863

Roster - Company B, 68th OVI

Captain Sidney S. Sprague

Enlisted November 13, 1861 to serve three years; resigned June 22, 1863
Defiance Democrat- 11/1/1862

Roster - Company C, 68th OVI

Second Lieutenant James F. Cosgro

Enlisted age 24 on October 16, 1861 to serve three years; appointed 2nd Lieutenant November 27, 1861; promoted to 1st Lieutenant December 29, 1862, but declined to accept; mustered out December 24, 1864 on expiration of term of service (Found in roster of Company K)
Bryan Union Press- 2/4/1864, 8/11/1864
Letter: Bryan Democrat- 5/28/1864

Captain Patrick H. Mooney

Enlisted, age 33 October 16, 1861 to serve three years; appointed November 27, 1861; mustered out January 3, 1865, at Savannah, GA on expiration of term of service
Paulding Independent- 11/20/1862, 8/20/1863

First Lieutenant George W. Kniss

Enlisted, age 24, on October 30, 1861 to serve for three years; appointed 2nd Lieutenant November 25, 1861; promoted to 1st Lieutenant February 24, 1863; to Captain, Co. H June 16, 1865
Defiance Democrat- 8/1/1863

Private Gilbert L. Meyers

Record not found in roster
Paulding Independent- 10/1/1863

Private William R. Snook

Enlisted, age 26, October 30, 1861 to serve three years; mustered out October 29, 1864, at Chattanooga, TN, on expiration of term of service
Paulding Independent- 2/19/1863, 7/9/1863, 10/8/1863

Roster - Company F, 68th OVI

Private Edward Alpheus Bigelow

Enlisted December 31, 1863 to serve three years; mustered out with company July 10, 1865
Toledo Daily Commercial- 8/8/1864

Roster - Company D, 68th OVI

Color Sergeant Jeremiah Hollinshead

Jeremiah Hollinshead enlisted as a 25 year old Private in Company F, 14th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 22, 1861, mustering into service April 27, 1861. He was mustered out August 13, 1861 at Toledo, Ohio.

He later enlisted as a Private in Company D, 68th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on November 6, 1861, mustering into service December 13, 1861. Promoted to Sergeant and awarded the honor of carrying the regiment's battle flag, Hollinshead was wounded in action May 16, 1863 at the Battle of Champion's Hill. He was mustered out December 19, 1864 at Savannah, Georgia.
Letter: Bucyrus Journal: June 26, 1863

Roster - Company H, 68th OVI

First Sergeant Webster C. Shepard

Enlisted, age 25 on October 12, 1861 to serve three years; appointed 1st Sergeant from private December 20, 1861; promoted to 2nd Lieutenant March 27, 1862; not mustered; appointed 1st Sergeant March 29, 1863; killed July 22, 1864 in Battle of Atlanta; veteran
Toledo Daily Commercial- 10/2/1863

Private William A. Ward

Enlisted 10/7/1861 as a Private, promoted to Sergeant, promoted to 1st Sergeant 7/23/1864, promoted to 1st Lieutenant 1/11/1865, mustered out 7/10/1865 at Louisville, Kentucky
Perrysburg Journal--1/16/1862, 1/30/1862, 2/13/1862, 2/20/1862, 3/6/1862, 3/27/1862, 5/7/1862, 4/15/1863, 10/14/1863

Roster - Company I, 68th OVI

First Lieutenant Ira M. Kelsey

Enlisted 10/10/1861 as 1st Lieutenant, wounded 5/16/1863 at Battle of Champion Hills, Mississippi, mustered out 1/4/1865.
Perrysburg Journal--3/13/1862, 4/17/1862, 8/13/1862
Toledo Blade- 7/18/1863

Second Lieutenant Lewis Dubbs

Enlisted 10/9/1861 as 2nd Lieutenant, resigned commission 4/14/1863.
Perrysburg Journal--10/15/1862

Private Lyman J. Hissong

Enlisted 10/21/1861 as a Private into Company A, transferred 12/1/1861 to Company I, discharged 4/14/1863 at Millken's Bend, Louisiana.
Perrysburg Journal--11/12/1862

Captain Hiram H. Poe

Enlisted October 3, 1861 to serve three years; appointed December 18, 1861; mustered out October 28, 1864, on expiration of term of service
Napoleon Northwest- 5/21/1862, 8/20/1862
Perrysburg Journal- 9/14/1864

Roster - Company K, 68th OVI

First Lieutenant James H. Long

Enlisted age 23 on October 7, 1861 to serve three years; appointed 1st Lieutenant November 27, 1861; promoted to Captain November 25, 1863; mustered out November 8, 1864, on expiration of term of service
Williams County Leader- 2/27/1862
Union Press- 4/11/1862, 5/2/1862
Press and Leader - 12/4/1862, 2/5/1863
Bryan Union Press- 9/3/1863

Private Andrew J. Long

Enlisted, age 29, on November 27, 1861 to serve three years; mustered out with company on July 10, 1865; veteran
Williams County Leader- 1/30/1862, 3/6/1862, 3/13/1862, 4/3/1862, 7/17/1862
Press and Leader - 8/28/1862, 1/29/1863, 7/16/1863
Bryan Union Press- 9/24/1863, 10/22/1863, 9/1/1864

Private Thomas A. Shorthill

Enlisted, age 18, on October 22, 1861 to serve three years; appointed Corporal July 23, 1864; mustered out with company July 10, 1865; veteran
Williams County Leader- 3/6/1862

Captain Edwin J. Evans

Enlisted, age 37 on October 16, 1861 to serve three years; appointed November 27, 1861; wounded May 16, 1863 in Battle of Champion Hills, MS, resigned August 9, 1863
Williams County Leader- 6/26/1862
Letter: Press and Leader - 7/23/1863
Letter: Bryan Democrat- 6/4/1863

Articles about the Unit/Anonymous Letters

Articles:
Press and Leader - 4/16/1863, 6/11/1863
Bryan Union Press- 4/14/1864, 8/4/1864
Defiance Democrat- 7/4/1863, 8/6/1864
Napoleon Northwest- 6/17/1863, 8/19/1863
Paulding Independent- 6/18/1863, 6/25/1863
Toledo Blade- 3/10/1862, 8/2/1864, 7/14/1865
Toledo Daily Commercial- 8/2/1864, 8/10/1864

Letters:
"Sixty-Eighth Regiment". Defiance Democrat- 4/26/1862
"O.K." Paulding Independent- 2/12/1863
"Old Zeke". Paulding Independent- 11/27/1862, 12/4/1862
"Old Zeke", 68th Ohio Infantry. Toledo Blade- 10/17/1862
"Q.M.S.". Paulding Independent- 1/16/1863
"Semper Cresence". Napoleon Northwest- 10/22/1862
"Soldier Boy" Company C. Paulding Independent- 9/17/1863
Company C, 68th Ohio Infantry. Toledo Blade- 1/18/1862
"H.S." Toledo Daily Commercial- 6/29/1863
"Quince". Toledo Daily Commercial- 10/2/1863
"Tom". Toledo Daily Commercial- 9/5/1864
"Tone". Toledo Daily Commercial- 6/18/1864

Websites

This Regiment was organized in the State of Ohio at large from October 1861 to April 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 the service until July 17, 1865, when it was mustered out in accordance with orders from the War Department.

Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:

  • Gallatin, TN, August 13, 1862
  • Stone River, TN, December 31, 1862-January 2, 1863
  • Missionary Ridge, TN, November 25, 1863
  • Resaca, GA, May 13-16, 1864
  • Dallas, GA (Including Pumpkin Vine Creek), May 25-June 4, 1864
  • Kenesaw Mountain, GA, June 9-30, 1864
  • Marietta, GA, July 4, 1864
  • Chattahoochie River, GA, July 6-10, 1864
  • Peach Tree Creek, GA, July 20-21, 1864
  • Atlanta, GA (Siege of), July 28-September 2, 1864
  • Jonesboro, GA, August 31-September 1, 1864
  • Bentonville, NC, March 19-21, 1865
  • Sherman's March to the Sea

Roster - Company D, 69th OVI

Second Lieutenant William J. Faulkner

William J. Faulkner enlisted as a 26 year old Sergeant in Company D, 69th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on October 28, 1861, mustering into service January 20, 1862. He was commissioned Second Lieutenant to date June 21, 1862, and resigned his commission May 17, 1863.
Letter: Darke County Democrat- June 25, 1862

Roster - Company E, 69th OVI

Captain David Putnam

David Putnam enlisted as a 40 year old Captain in Company E, 69th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on October 10, 1861, mustering into service January 20, 1862. He resigned his commission June 20, 1863.
Letter: Darke County Democrat- December 10, 1862

Sergeant Isaac N. Arnold

Isaac N. Arnold enlisted as a 21 year old Private in Company E, 69th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on November 8, 1861, mustering into service on January 20, 1862. He was promoted to Sergeant November 19, 1863. Arnold was severely wounded in the left arm August 11, 1864 at Atlanta, the wound being seriously enough that his arm was amputated. He was discharged for his wounds April 13, 1865.
Letter: Darke County Democrat- June 11, 1862

Roster - Company F, 69th OVI

Private Robert M. McCoy

Robert M. McCoy enlisted as a 26 year old Private in Company F, 69th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on October 26, 1861, mustering into service December 31, 1861. Reenlisting as a veteran in 1864, he was mustered out July 17, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.
Letter: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: April 17, 1863

Websites

This Regiment was organized at Camp Dennison, Ohio from November 1861-February 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 the service until August 14, 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
  • Jackson, MS, July 9-16, 1863
  • Chattanooga, TN, November 23-25, 1863
  • Dallas, GA, May 25-June 4, 1864
  • New Hope Church, GA, June 2, 1864
  • Kenesaw Mountain, GA, June 9-30, 1864
  • Atlanta, GA (Hood's 1st Sortie), July 22, 1864
  • Ezra Church, GA (2nd Sortie), July 28, 1864
  • Atlanta, GA (Siege), July 23-September 2, 1864
  • Jonesboro, GA, August 31-September 2, 1864
  • Lovejoy Station, GA, September 2-6, 1864
  • Statesboro, GA, December 4, 1864
  • Fort McAllister, GA, December 13, 1864
  • Averysboro, NC, March 16-20, 1865
  • Bentonville, NC, March 19-21, 1865
  • March to the Sea

Roster - Field and Staff

Mustered in December 15, 1861 at Camp Hamer, Ohio. Mustered out August 14, 1865 at Little Rock, Arkansas.

Field and Staff

Surgeon Charles H. Swain

Enlisted 6/28/1861 as assistant surgeon of 12th Ohio Infantry, resigned commission 9/5/1861. Enlisted 10/24/1861 as surgeon of 70th Ohio Infantry, resigned commission 8/1/1863.
Toledo Blade- 4/10/1863

Websites

This Regiment was organized in the State of Ohio at large from October 1861 to February 1862 to serve three years. The original members (except veterans) were mustered out December 14, 1864, by reason of expiration of term of service, and the organization, composed of veterans and recruits, retained in service until September 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:

  • Crump's Landing, TN, April 4, 1862
  • Shiloh, TN, April 6-7, 1862
  • Corinth, MS (siege), April 30-May 31, 1862
  • Russell, House, MS, May 17, 1862
  • Jackson, MS, May 14, 1863
  • Vicksburg, MS, (siege and assault), May 18-July 4, 1863
  • Big Black River, MS, July 6, 1863
  • Jackson, MS, July 9-16, 1863
  • Brandon, MS, July 19, 1863
  • Hickahala Creek, MS, February 10, 1864
  • Brice's Crossroads, MS (Guntown), June 10, 1864
  • Harrisburg, MS, July 13, 1864
  • Tupelo, MS, July 14, 1864
  • Old Town Creek, MS, July 15, 1864
  • Little Harpeth, TN, December 6, 1864
  • Nashville, TN, December 15-16, 1864
  • Pursuit of Hood, December 17, 1864-January 1, 1865
  • Spanish Fort, AL, March 26-April 9, 1865

Field and Staff

Brevet Major General Ralph Pomeroy Buckland

General Buckland was born January 20, 1812 in Leyden, Massachusetts but moved to Ravenna, Ohio the same year he was born. He attended Tallmadge Academy and Kenyon College where he studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1837. He married Charlotte Boughton of Canfield, Ohio on January 18, 1838, having eight children.

Buckland soon moved to Fremont and entered practice, and in fact was the law partner of later President Rutherford B. Hayes for three years starting in 1846. One of Buckland's pupils, George W. Glick, later served as Governor of Kansas. Buckland was elected Mayor of Fremont in 1843, serving until 1845. He was a delegate to the Whig National Convention in 1848, and was twice elected to the Ohio State Senate as a Republican, serving from 1855-1859.

He was commissioned as Colonel of the nascent 72nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on October 30, 1861. He was commissioned to date January 10, 1862, and led his regiment (and brigade) at Shiloh with distinction. His brigade was the only one in Sherman's Division which survived the battle intact. Later in the year, he was commissioned a Brigadier General (to date November 29, 1862) and served in that capacity until his election to Congress in November 1864. He was assigned to the First Brigade, Third Division, 15th Army Corps and a bust of him is located at Vicksburg National Military Park. He resigned his commission December 22, 1864. His brevet promotion to Major General was approved to date March 13, 1865 for meritorious services rendered during the war.

After the war, Buckland served as U.S. Congressman representing the 9th District from March 4, 1865-March 3, 1869, and Presidential elector for Ohio in 1884. He also served as government director of the Union Pacific Railroad from 1877-1880. Among Buckland's veteran activities included his sponsorship of the 7th annual Society of the Army of Tennessee reunion, which was held in Toledo in 1873. Buckland also worked to have a statue erected in honor of Major General James B. McPherson in Clyde, Ohio.

He died May 27, 1892 in Fremont, Ohio and is buried in Oakwood Cemetery.
Articles: Fremont Journal- May 13, 1864
Sandusky Democrat- April 23, 1862
Letters: Norwalk Reflector: August 26, 1862
Fremont Journal- December 27, 1861, June 13, 1862, August 15, 1862, May 20, 1864
Sandusky Democrat- January 1, 1862

Major Eugene Allen Rawson

Eugene Rawson was born March 14, 1840 in Fremont, Ohio, being born to La Quinio and Sophia (Beaugrand) Rawson. He originally enlisted as a 21 year old Private in Co. D, 12th New York Volunteer Infantry on April 23, 1861 at Elmira, New York. He was quickly promoted to Corporal on June 1, 1861, and served with this regiment at Blackburn's Ford and Bull Run before his discharge on December 11, 1861. The Fremont native returned home following his commission as First Lieutenant and Adjutant of the forming 72nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He served the regiment as Adjutant through the Battle of Shiloh, and following Colonel Buckland's commission as Brigadier General, was promoted to the rank of Major on November 29, 1862. He married Jennie Snyder of Cortland Co., New York on August 31, 1863. Following his marriage, he returned to the regiment and served until he was mortally wounded July 15, 1864 at the Battle of Old Town Creek, Mississippi. He died of his wounds a week later at Memphis, Tennessee. Major Rawson is buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Fremont, Ohio. Rawson Post No. 32, G.A.R. was named in his honor.

"In the death of Major Rawson the army and the country have sustained an irreparable loss. Young, accomplished, and possessed of that chivalrous nature which leads to deeds of high daring, he gave promise of rising to positions of honor and usefulness. The idol of his regiment and beloved by this entire command, his death has caused a void which will never be filled. He fell at the head of his command in the fierce tempest of battle, leaving an example worthy the emulation of the bravest, and a name which his country and friends will be honored in cherishing."
--Report of Colonel M.L. McMillen
95th Ohio Volunteer Infantry

Article: Fremont Journal- September 30, 1864
Letter: Fremont Journal- August 8, 1862

Sergeant Major Orin O. England

Orin O. England enlisted as a 21 year old Private in Company B, 72nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on October 9, 1861, and was designated Sergeant Major December 2, 1861 before mustering into service December 31, 1861. He was promoted to First Lieutenant to date February 4, 1862 and was transferred to Company C. He was later promoted to Captain to date November 16, 1864 and was supposed to be transferred to Company B, but was not actually transferred until August 31, 1865. He was mustered out September 11, 1865 at Vicksburg, Mississippi.
Article: Sandusky Democrat- May 21, 1862

Surgeon John Birchard Rice

John Birchard Rice was born June 23, 1823 in Fremont, Ohio to Robert and Eliza Ann (Caldwell) Rice. Dr. Rice originally was commissioned Assistant Surgeon in the 10th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on May 1, 1861, but was mustered out June 3, 1861. He married Sarah Eliza Wilson on December 12, 1861 and had two children. He was promoted to Surgeon of the 72nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on January 10, 1862 and served with the regiment throughout the war, mustering out December 2, 1864. He died January 14, 1893 in Fremont, Ohio and is buried at Oakwood Cemetery.

From Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center Biography:
"John Birchard Rice was born in Lower Sandusky, Ohio on June 23, 1832. He was the second son of Dr. Robert S. and Eliza Ann (Caldwell) Rice. After his public school education, he spent three years at the printer's trade in the office of the Sandusky County Democrat. The wages he earned enabled him to obtain further education at Oberlin College and to prepare for medical school. After two years at Oberlin College, Rice entered the medical college at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor from which he graduated in 1857.

Rice then returned to Fremont to enter practice with his father. In 1859, he continued his medical studies by entering the Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He also attended clinics in medicine at Bellevue Hospital in New York. He then returned to Fremont, but was soon caught up in the Civil War.

When the war broke out, Dr. John B. Rice volunteered his services and was assigned as assistant surgeon of the Tenth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He served under Colonel Lytle through early battles in western Virginia (West Virginia). On November 25, 1861, he was promoted to surgeon and assigned to the 72nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry, the regiment raised in Fremont, Ohio by Ralph P. Buckland. Dr. Rice served with this regiment for three years. He was present when the 72nd withstood the shock of the Battle of Shiloh on April 6-7, 1862. During this battle, Dr. Rice was to lose many personal effects, including letters from his wife. This was unfortunately to lead to his destruction of most of her letters to him during the remainder of the war, thus avoiding their seizure by the Confederates. He was to serve, in part, during his military career as surgeon-in-chief of Lauman's and Tuttle's divisions of the 15th Army Corps and of the District of Memphis when it was commanded by General Ralph P. Buckland. He apparently had a reputation for being the life of the camp, cheerful as well as sympathetic and watchful for the interest of his comrades. He won the respect and admiration of the men who came under his surgical and medical care. One of his surgical achievements was to perform the rare operation of an elbow joint resection on Private J. L. Jackson of Company A of the 72nd OVI. Medical records reveal that he performed two surgical amputations on May 14, 1863, but both soldiers died of complications following the operations, not an unusual occurrence in the Civil War. How many successful operations he performed is unknown.

Dr. Rice described his experiences in and feelings about the war in a voluminous correspondence with his wife, brothers, and parents between 1861 and 1864. He left military service in early December 1864 to return to Fremont and his wife whom he had married on December 12, 1861. He resumed his interrupted medical practice in association with his brother, Dr. Robert H. Rice who had completed his medical education at the University of Michigan.

Dr. John B. Rice was to become eminent in his profession and participated in the county, district and state medical societies. For several years he was a member of the faculty at the Charity Hospital Medical College in Cleveland where he gave lectures in 1868 and 1869. He also lectured on military surgery and obstetrics. He contributed articles to medical journals and was recognized by his peers as an able member of the medical profession. Dr. Rice was active in civic affairs in the community. He served on the city board of health and as a member of the board of pension examiners. He gave of his means and influence to aid in any project for the prosperity and welfare of the community.

The height of his civic activity came in 1880. On August 10, 1880, the Republican district congressional convention at Clyde nominated Dr. John B. Rice for the Tenth District of Ohio seat in Congress. This district included Erie, Hancock, Huron, Sandusky, and Seneca counties. Rice won the nomination in the second ballot when the Seneca County delegation shifted enough of its votes to assure victory. In the congressional election on October 12, 1880, Rice won by a margin of 1368 votes. A victory celebration was held in Fremont at which delegations from all the counties in the district gathered for a parade and speeches by Dr. Rice, Governor Charles Foster and others. Dr. John B. Rice was to serve only in the Forty-seventh Congress. He became frustrated by and disillusioned with the dull, routine character of the work of a congressman. He, therefore, declined the nomination of his party for a second term. He returned to Fremont with his wife and two children, Lizzie, born September 18, 1865 and Wilson, born July 2, 1875. He resumed his medical practice and his management of the Trommer Extract of Malt Company.

Dr. Rice was one of the founders of the Trommer Extract of Malt Company in 1875. Others involved in this venture were: Dr. Robert H. Rice, Ralph and Stephen Buckland, and Gustavus A. Gessner. Dr. John B. Rice continued his medical practice until he became seriously ill with Bright's disease. This illness gradually sapped his strength and, when pneumonia set in, his death became imminent. He died on January 13, 1893."

Letter: Fremont Journal - September 5, 1862

Chaplain Abraham B. Poe

Enlisted 1/11/1862 as Chaplain, resigned commission 1/15/1863
Perrysburg Journal--3/27/1862, 4/10/1862, p. 3

Assistant Surgeon William M. Kaull

Enlisted 11/5/1861 as assistant surgeon, resigned commission 6/4/1863
Perrysburg Journal--6/25/1862.

Quartermaster Daniel M. Harkness

Daniel M. Harkness enlisted as Quartermaster in the 72nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on October 5, 1861, receiving his commission January 10, 1862. He resigned January 16, 1863.
Article: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: August 22, 1862

Roster - Company A, 72nd OVI

Captain Spencer Russell

Spencer Russell was born April 17, 1836 in Clyde, Ohio to William and Elizabeth (Beach) Russell. He was commissioned as Second Lieutenant on October 10, 1861, and was mustered into service February 17, 1862 into Co. A, 72nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He led his company through the battle of Shiloh, and for this service was promoted to First Lieutenant to date April 6, 1862. Promotion to the rank of Captain followed to date July 15, 1862. He continued to serve with the regiment until he resigned his commission August 21, 1862. He died July 8, 1905 in Hudson, Michigan.
Letter: Fremont Journal - April 25, 1862

Sergeant Thomas W. Egbert

Thomas W. Egbert enlisted as a 39 year old Private in Company A, 72nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry, mustering into service the same day. Promoted to Sergeant the next day, he was discharged for disability February 15, 1863 at Memphis, Tennessee.
Letter: Seneca Advertiser: May 30, 1862

Sergeant William Weeks

William Weeks enlisted as a 43 year old Private in Company A, 72nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on October 10, 1861, and was promoted to Sergeant December 2, 1861 before mustering into service February 17, 1862. Wounded April 6, 1862 at the Battle of Shiloh, he was discharged for disability September 16, 1862 at Memphis, Tennessee.
Letter: Sandusky Democrat- April 30, 1862 (2)

Roster - Company B, 72nd OVI

Captain John McIntyre Lemmon, AKA "Seventy Six"

J. McIntyre Lemmon enlisted as a 21 year old Private in Co. F, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 24, 1861 and served with the regiment until mustered out August 18, 1861. He then enlisted as a Private in Co. B, 72nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on October 9, 1861, but was mustered out December 31, 1861. Wounded at the Battle of Shiloh on April 7, 1862, he was commissioned Second Lieutenant May 23, 1862 and was transferred to Co. I, but was later promoted to the rank of Captain to date July 23, 1863, and transferred back to Company B. He was mustered out June 24, 1865.

Obituary:
"In the death of John McIntyre Lemmon, which took place August 17, 1895, Clyde, Ohio lost one of her most distinguished, beloved, and admired citizens, and in her grief all Northern Ohio participated. He was a man of brilliant attainments and gifted by Nature with the elements of success in his mind and character and for years had served his fellow citizens in positions of responsibility and in a way that ever reflected honor on them as on himself.

John McIntyre Lemmon was born at Townsend, Sandusky County, Ohio, July 25, 1839, and passed away while still in middle life. His parents were Uriah Blake and Emily Amanda (McIntyre) Lemmon. From the maternal side came his Scotch blood and the name while on the paternal he traced his ancestry to a vigorous forefather, Hugh Lemmon, a native of Ireland. This great grandfather (Hugh) had twelve children, the second in order of birth being James Lemmon, who was born in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania in 1779. He married Rebecca Blake, whose surname was perpetuated in the name of their eldest son, Uriah Blake, who was born in Pennsylvania and accompanied his parents when they removed to Ohio in 1827. Uriah Blake Lemmon spent his seventy nine years of life in Sandusky County, dying at Clyde, February 16, 1887. He had married Emily Amanda McIntyre in early manhood. She died in Townsend Township, Sandusky County, in 1860.

Although neither had enjoyed many educational advantages, they were people of enlightened mind and they were anxious to afford their children the chances they had not been able to secure for themselves. The new country, however, was but sparsely settled when their son John McIntyre was born and when he had reached school age his only chance of instruction was in a district school, which was conducted but a few months in the year. As the boy grew into sturdy youth it became necessary for him to give assistance to his father in clearing and cultivating the 120 acre homestead farm, and it was not until he was eighteen that he had the chance to attend a private school. On every side we are met with the fact that all the great men of the world would never have risen above the common crowd had they not willed to do so and possessed the power to persevere in their purpose. This fact Mr. Lemmon again proved.

Studying at night or on any occasion when he found leisure, he so educated himself that he was able to pass the required examination and secured a teacher's certificate when nineteen years old, following which he taught school at Clyde until he accumulated enough means to take him through three terms at Oberlin College. Again he taught school and an invitation from an uncle who resided in Scotland County, Missouri, caused him to transfer his activities, in 1859, to another field. In the fall of the same year he entered upon the study law under Attorney-General James Proctor Knott, in Jefferson City, and this connection was of great benefit to the young man, as he met here the leading men of affairs in the country at that time, men of brilliant parts, a number of whom he was later to figuratively face on the field of battle.

The disturbed condition of the country in 1860, together with the illness and subsequent death of his dearly beloved mother, induced his return to Sandusky County, and soon afterward, he resumed his study of law, at Fremont, and again began to teach school. The quiet life which he had planned, filled with study and literary work, he soon found impossible, for, when Civil War threatened his beloved country, every patriotic impulse impelled him to offer himself as one of her defenders. John McIntyre Lemmon was a Civil War Vet. He belonged to Co F, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment, and Company B, 72d Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment.

In April, 9, 1861 at Fremont, he enlisted for a service of three months' duration, all that was then deemed absolutely necessary, becoming a private in Company F, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. When the company was ready to start, however, Private Lemmon was suffering from the measles and although he rejoined it at Fort Dennison, he was again taken sick and was left behind.

By October, his health being restored, he re-enlisted, entering Company B, 72nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry, which was organized under Ralph P. Buckland, later General Buckland. On January 18, 1862, the 72nd Regiment was sent first to Camp Chase, then on to Cincinnati and Paducah, Kentucky, where it became a part of General Sherman's force. This regiment participated in the battle of Shiloh, and Mr. Lemmon was twice wounded, [with the date of one wounding 6 Apr 1862], but not so seriously as to prevent his continuing with the regiment.

He was in the expedition to Oxford, Mississippi, in November, 1862, under General Grant and back to Moscow, Bolivar and Corinth, after which came Vicksburg, the siege of Jackson and then the campaign to Brandon, Mississippi, and back to Jackson.

Judge Lemmon never fully recovered from the hardships of this campaign. In June, 1864, he was particularly honored, being detailed as judge-advocate of a military commission at Memphis, and some very important cases were brought before his court. After seven months of service, at his own request, he was relieved and then returned to his command. In May, 1862, he had been commissioned a lieutenant, and in July, 1863, a captain. He served in the campaign against Mobile, under General Canby, fought at Spanish Fort and had reached Montgomery, Alabama, when the news of the end of the war reached the army [apparently on 25 Jun 1865].

Judge Lemmon, like many another active and faithful soldier, reached home in shattered health, but the happiness of domestic life and the opportunity to peacefully complete his law studies soon restored him to his normal condition. He soon engaged into practice and also engaged in business as a claim and insurance agent and paid more or less attention to public questions. In June, 1886, he was first honored by his fellow townsmen by election to the mayoralty and was reelected in 1867(?) and during these administrations he set in motion many agencies which have brought about the present peace and prosperity of the town. In 1866 he was appointed Judge of the Common Pleas Court of the First Sub-Division of the Fourth Judicial District of Ohio, and in 1877, he was again invited to accept this honor, but he declined. His practice absorbed him and a quiet life was more attractive to him than a more public one for which his qualifications so amply fitted him. He was ever loyal to the Republican Party and at all times was ready to use his influence for his friends, but as he grew older and his health gradually became again impaired, he withdrew more and more from the active arena.

On March 29, 1864, Judge Lemmon was married to Miss Annie Covell of Perkins, Erie County, Ohio, who survives him. In the summer of 1887 they took a long-talked-about tour which included a leisurely visit to France, England, Scotland and Wales. It was Judge Lemmon's first vacation in twenty-three years and was beneficial but did not restore him to former health. His last years, in a way, were his best years, for he was surrounded with every material comfort and was daily assured of the affection of his friends and the respectful consideration of his fellow citizens."

Letters: Fremont Journal- January 31, 1862, February 7, 1862 (3), February 14, 1862, February 21, 1862, March 7, 1862, March 14, 1862, March 21, 1862, March 28, 1862, April 11, 1862, April 18, 1862, April 25, 1862, May 2, 1862, September 12, 1862, September 19, 1862, September 26, 1862, October 17, 1862, October 24, 1862, November 7, 1862, November 14, 1862, November 28, 1862, December 5, 1862, December 26, 1862, February 6, 1863, February 13, 1863, February 20, 1863, March 6, 1863, March 20, 1863, March 27, 1863 (2), April 3, 1863, April 10, 1863, April 24, 1863, May 1, 1863, May 8, 1863, May 15, 1863, June 12, 1863, June 19, 1863, July 24, 1863, September 4, 1863, October 9, 1863, November 13, 1863, December 25, 1863, January 1, 1864, February 5, 1864, February 19, 1864, May 6, 1864, June 17, 1864, June 24, 1864, July 1, 1864, July 8, 1864, August 5, 1864, September 9, 1864, February 17, 1865, March 17, 1865, March 24, 1865

Private Chester Averill Buckland

Chester A. Buckland, nephew of 72nd Ohio leader Ralph P. Buckland, was born about 1841 to Stephen and Lucy (Whittlesey) Buckland. He enlisted as a 20 year old Private into Co. B, 72nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on November 22, 1861, mustered in with the regiment December 31, 1861. He served with the regiment through the battle of Shiloh, where he was wounded above the knee on April 6, 1862. He died from his wounds aboard a hospital steamer on April 18, 1862 near Cincinnati, Ohio. He is buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Fremont, Ohio.
Letters: Fremont Journal- April 25, 1862
Sandusky Democrat- February 12, 1862, February 19, 1862, March 5, 1862, April 30, 1862

Roster - Company C, 72nd OVI

1st Lieutenant Milton T. Williamson

Enlisted 10/29/1861 as 1st Lieutenant, mustered in 2/17/1862, mustered out 10/29/1864.
Toledo Blade- 4/19/1862

Private Frank Edgerton

Frank Edgerton enlisted as an 18 year old Private in Co. C, 72nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on January 14, 1864, and served with the regiment for the rest of the war. He was mustered out September 11, 1865 at Vicksburg, Mississippi.
Letter: Fremont Journal- May 5, 1865

Roster - Company D, 72nd OVI

Private Joseph Findley

Enlisted 11/24/1861 as Private, killed in action 6/11/1864 at Ripley, Mississippi.
Perrysburg Journal--3/4/1863

Roster - Company E, 72nd OVI

Captain John H. Blinn

Enlisted 10/10/1861 as Captain, resigned commission 1/15/1863
Perrysburg Journal--5/1/1862, 7/2/1862

Private Thomas A. Gorrill

Enlisted 12/4/1861 as a Private, discharged 4/8/1865 by order of War Department; veteran
Perrysburg Journal--4/10/1862, p. 3

Roster - Company F, 72nd OVI

Captain Leroy Moore

LeRoy Moore was commissioned as a 25 year old Captain of Co. F, 72nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on October 8, 1861, mustering into service January 4, 1862. He served with the regiment through most of the war, being captured June 11, 1864 at Ripley, Mississippi. He was mustered out March 12, 1865.
Letter: Fremont Journal- July 8, 1864

Roster - Company G, 72nd OVI

Captain William C. Bidle, Company G

William C. Bidle was commissioned a 27 year old First Lieutenant in Company G, 72nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on November 10, 1861, mustering into service February 18, 1862. He was promoted to Captain to date April 9, 1864 and transferred to Company E. He was mustered out February 15, 1865.
Letter: Sandusky Democrat- February 5, 1862

Private Edward H. Gibbs

Edward H. Gibbs enlisted as an 18 year old Private in Company G, 72nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on December 2, 1861, mustering into service February 18, 1862. He was discharged for disability December 5, 1862 at Memphis, Tennessee.
Norwalk Reflector--May 6, 1862
Toledo Blade--5/7/1862

Articles about the Unit/Anonymous Letters

Articles:
Fremont Journal- August 8, 1862, March 4, 1864, April 22, 1864, July 29, 1864
Sandusky Democrat- January 22, 1862, January 29, 1862, April 30, 1862
Toledo Blade- 1/24/1862, 8/2/1864, 9/21/1865
Seneca Advertiser: April 18, 1862
Tiffin Weekly Tribune: April 25, 1862, May 2, 1862

Letters:
"A Spectator," Company A. Fremont Journal- April 3, 1863
"Harwood". Fremont Journal- January 29, 1864, February 19, 1864 (3), March 4, 1864 (2), April 29, 1864, May 6, 1864, June 17, 1864, March 10, 1865, March 31, 1865, May 26, 1865
"Jack Bangs". Fremont Journal - January 24, 1862
"Mr. Bangs". Fremont Journal - June 20, 1862
"Phil I. Buster". 72nd OVI. Fremont Journal - January 3, 1862
Unknown. 72nd OVI. Fremont Journal - April 25, 1862
"Billy," Company B. Sandusky Democrat- February 5, 1862
"S.," Company A. Seneca Advertiser: April 25, 1862
"K." Tiffin Weekly Tribune: April 24, 1863
"K.D." Tiffin Weekly Tribune: May 8, 1863
"M.M.H." Tiffin Weekly Tribune: November 7, 1862
"Richmond". Tiffin Weekly Tribune: May 1, 1863

Websites

This Regiment was organized at Chillicothe, Ohio December 30, 1861 to serve three years. the original members (except veterans) were mustered out December 30, 1864 by reason of expiration of term of service, 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:

  • McDowell, VA, May 8, 1862
  • Cross Keys, VA, June 8, 1862
  • Cedar Mountain, VA, August 9, 1862
  • Freeman's Ford, VA, August 23-25, 1862
  • Bull Run (2nd Battle), August 30, 1862
  • Chancellorsville, VA, May 1-4, 1863
  • Gettysburg, PA, July 1-3, 1863
  • Lookout Valley, TN, October 29, 1863
  • Missionary Ridge, TN, November 25, 1863
  • Resaca, GA, May 13-16, 1864
  • New Hope Church, GA (Dallas), 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
  • Averysboro, NC, March 16, 1865
  • Bentonville, NC, March 19-21, 1865

Roster - Company B, 73rd OVI

Mustered in October 13 to December 15, 1861 at Camp Logan, Chillicothe, Ohio by Thomas W. Higgins, 2nd Lieutenant and mustering officers. Mustered out July 20, 1865 at Louisville, KY.

Captain Thomas W. Higgins

Enlisted enlisted 11/20/1861 as Captain, promoted to Major to date 7/10/1863, acting Major to 12/18/1863, commissioned Major 2/17/1864, promoted but not mustered to Lieutenant Colonel 7/13/1864, promoted to Lieutenant Colonel by brevet 3/13/1865, mustered out 7/20/1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.
Wood County Independent-5/28/1862

Websites

This Regiment was organized at Columbus, Enon, Xenia, Hamilton and Cincinnati, Ohio from October 5, 1861 to March 27, 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 was retained in service until July 10, 1865 when it was mustered out in accordance with orders from the War Department.

Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:

  • Stone River, TN, December 31, 1862-January 2, 1863
  • Hoover's Gap, TN, June 24, 1863
  • Dug Gap, GA, September 11, 1863
  • Chickamauga, GA, September 19-20, 1863
  • Lookout Mountain, TN, November 24, 1863
  • Missionary Ridge, TN, November 25, 1863
  • Buzzard Roost Gap, GA, May 9, 1864
  • Resaca, GA, May 13-16, 1864
  • Dallas, GA, May 25-June 4, 1864
  • Kenesaw Mountain, GA, June 9-30, 1864
  • Chattahoochee River, GA, July 6-10, 1864
  • Peach Tree Creek, GA, July 20, 1864
  • Atlanta, GA (Hood's 1st Sortie; Siege), July 22, 1864; July 28-September 2, 1864
  • Jonesboro, GA, August 31-September 1, 1864
  • Averysboro, NC, March 16, 1865
  • Bentonville, NC, March 19-21, 1865

 

Roster - Field and Staff

Colonel Granville Moody

Granville Moody was born January 2, 1812 in Portland, Massachusetts (later Maine) and moved to Ohio in early manhood and worked as a Methodist minister. He was commissioned Colonel of the 74th Ohio Volunteer Infantry December 10, 1861, and spent many of his months in initial service at Camp Chase in Columbus, Ohio. He joined his regiment in Nashville and took a prominent part in the Battle of Stones River. He resigned his commission May 16, 1863. Colonel Moody was given a brevet promotion to Brigadier General to date March 13, 1865, and died June 4, 1887 in Jefferson, Iowa.
Hancock Jeffersonian: February 27, 1863

Roster - Company H, 74th OVI

Captain Joseph H. Ballard

Joseph H. Ballard enlisted as a 26 year old First Sergeant in Company A, 74th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on October 9, 1861. He was mustered into service January 3, 1863 but was transferred to Company H on February 20, 1862 and promoted to the rank of Captain. He served with his regiment through the siege of Nashville and the Stones River campaign before resigning his commission January 15, 1863.
Hancock Courier: June 20, 1862

Second Lieutenant Edward H. Ballard

Edward H. Ballard was commissioned Second Lieutenant in Company H, 74th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on February 10, 1863, joining the regiment in Murfreesboro. He took part in the Tullahoma, Chickamauga, and Chattanooga campaigns before he resigned his commission December 16, 1863.
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: October 23, 1863

Roster - Company K, 74th OVI

Sergeant John A. McKee

Enlisted 1/28/1862 as a Private, promoted to Sergeant 2/28/1862, promoted to 2nd Lieutenant 4/28/1863, drowned 2/1/1864 at Cincinnati, Ohio
Poem: Perrysburg Journal-4/29/1863

This Regiment was organized in the State of Ohio at large, from October 24, 1861 to January 16, 1862, to serve three years. The original members (except veterans) were mustered out January 12, 1865, by reason of expiration of term of service, and the organization, composed of veterans and recruits retained in service until Jul6y 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:

  • Shiloh, TN, April 6-7, 1862
  • Bolivar, TN, August 30, 1862
  • Raymond, MS, May 12, 1863
  • Champion Hills, MS, May 16, 1863
  • Vicksburg, MS (Siege of), May 18-July 4, 1863
  • Canton, MS, February 26, 1864
  • Kenesaw Mountain, GA, June 9-30, 1864
  • Atlanta, GA (Hood's First Sortie and Siege), July 22, 1864; July 28-September 2, 1864
  • Lovejoy Station, GA, September 2-6, 1864
  • Bentonville, NC, Mary 19-21, 1865

Roster - Company I, 78th OVI

Company mustered in from November 18, 1861 to January 15, 1862 at Camp Gilbert, Zanesville, Ohio by Andrew Scott, Captain 78th OVI. Mustered out July 11, 1865 at Louisville, KY by Cyrus M. Roberts, Captain 78th OVI.

Sergeant Daniel H. Watt

Enlisted, age 24 on December 3, 1861 to serve three years; reduced from Sergeant, date unknown; killed July 22, 1864 in Battle of Atlanta, GA; veteran
Kalida Sentinel- 3/5/1863

Articles about the Unit/Anonymous Letters

Articles:
"W.M.B." Church Advocate - January 8, 1863
Press and Leader - 4/16/1863

Websites

This Regiment was organized in the State of Ohio at large, from October 1861 to January 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 August 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:

  • Corinth, MS, April 30-May 30, 1862
  • Farmington, MS, May 9, 1862
  • Iuka, MS, September 19-20, 1862
  • Corinth, MS, October 4, 1862
  • Raymond, MS, May 12, 1863
  • Jackson, MS, May 14, 1863
  • Vicksburg, MS (Siege), May 18-July 4, 1863
  • Missionary Ridge, TN, November 25, 1863
  • Salkahatchie, SC, February 3-9, 1865
  • Bentonville, NC, March 19-21, 1865
  • Sherman's March to the Sea

Field and Staff

Assistant Surgeon T.H. Blaker

Press and Leader - 10/16/1862

Roster - Company C, 80th OVI

Corporal Frank McMurray

Frank McMurray enlisted as a 25 year old Corporal in Company C, 80th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on December 5, 1861, mustering into service February 16, 1862. He was transferred to the Veterans Reserve Corps on September 15, 1863.
Letter: Bucyrus Journal: April 3, 1863

Websites

This Regiment was organized in the State of Ohio at large, in August-September 1861 to serve three years. The original members (except veterans) were mustered out September 26, 1864 by reason of expiration of term of service, and the organization, composed of veterans and recruits, retained in 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:

  • Shiloh, TN, April 6-7, 1862
  • Corinth, MS (Siege), April 30-May 15, 1862
  • Corinth, MS, October 3-4, 1862
  • Tuscumbia, AL, April 24, 1863
  • Town Creek, AL, April 28, 1863
  • Ley's Ferry, GA, May 14-15, 1864
  • Rome Cross Roads, GA, May 16, 1864
  • Dallas, GA, May 25-June 4, 1864
  • Atlanta, GA (Hood's Sorties), July 22 & 28, 1864
  • Atlanta, GA (Siege), July 28-September 2, 1864
  • Jonesboro, GA, August 31-September 1, 1864
  • Lovejoy Station, GA, September 2-6, 1864
  • Savannah, GA (Siege), December 10-21, 1864
  • Bentonville, NC, March 19-21, 1865
  • Sherman's March to the Sea

Roster - Field and Staff

Colonel Thomas Morton

Thomas Morton enlisted as Colonel of the 81st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 19, 1861, mustering into service October 15, 1861. He resigned his commission July 30, 1864.
Letter: Lima Weekly Gazette: December 30, 1863

Lieutenant Colonel William H. Hill

William H. Hill enlisted as a 30 year old Captain on July 12, 1862, receiving his commission in Company A, 81st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on October 15, 1862. During his service, he took part in the battles of Town Creek, Rome, Dallas, Atlanta (July 22), Jonesboro, Lovejoy Station, the march to the sea and through the Carolinas, and Bentonville. He received his promotion to Lieutenant Colonel to date October 10, 1864, and mustered out with his regiment July 13, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.
Hancock Courier: March 13, 1863
Lima Weekly Gazette: July 29, 1863

Roster - Company B, 81st OVI

Captain Martin Armstrong

Martin Armstrong enlisted as a 26 year old First Lieutenant in Company F, 20th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 20, 1861, mustering into service April 27, 1861. He was promoted to Captain to date May 27, 1861, and mustered out August 18, 1861 at Camp Chase, Columbus, Ohio. Returning home, he quickly raised Company B, 81st Ohio Volunteer Infantry as enlisted as Captain on August 30, 1861, mustering into service September 19, 1861. He was killed in action April 6, 1862 at the Battle of Shiloh and is buried at Shiloh National cemetery.
Article: Lima Weekly Gazette: April 23, 1862
Letters: Lima Weekly Gazette: September 4, 1861, October 23, 1861, December 4, 1861, December 11, 1861, February 19, 1862

Private Isaac McGrady

Isaac McGrady enlisted as a 50 year old Private in Company B, 81st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on November 23, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was discharged for disability February 15, 1864 at Camp Dennison, Ohio.
Letter: Lima Weekly Gazette: April 22, 1863

Private William Francis "Frank" Maltbie

William "Frank" Maltbie enlisted as a 24 year old Private in Company B, 81st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 30, 1861, mustering into service the same day. Reenlisting as a veteran in 1864, he was transferred to Company D on December 27, 1864 and mustered out with the regiment July 13, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.
Letter: Lima Weekly Gazette: April 8, 1863

Roster - Company D, 81st OVI

Captain Peter A. Tyler

See 15th OVI

Corporal John W. Gillian

John Gillian enlisted as a 23 year old Corporal in Co. D, 81st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on September 1, 1861 and served with the regiment throughout the war. He was reduced to the ranks as a Private and was mustered out March 9, 1865 at Columbus, Ohio.
Wyandot Democratic Union- April 16, 1863 pg. 2, October 1, 1863 pg. 3

Private Jeremiah C. Groff, "J.C."

Jeremiah C. Groff was born December 21, 1838 and enlisted as a Private in Co. D, 81st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on September 1, 1861. He was soon transferred to the Quartermaster's Department and served in that capacity until January 1864, having served with the regiment through the Shiloh, Corinth, and Vicksburg. He was selected to become Quartermaster Sergeant of the 110th United States Colored Troops and joined that regiment January 5, 1864, serving until his mustering out on February 6, 1866. He returned to Ohio following the war and died March 7, 1883, being buried at Oak Hill Cemetery in Upper Sandusky, Wyandot Co., Ohio.
Wyandot Pioneer- October 4, 1861 pg. 3, October 19, 1861 pg. 1, October 25, 1861 pg. 2, November 29, 1861 pg. 2, December 13, 1861 pg. 2, January 3, 1862 p. 2, January 10, 1862 pg. 2, January 24, 1862 pg. 2, April 4, 1862 pg. 2, May 30, 1862 pg. 2, September 26, 1862 pg. 3

Private Michael W. Kimmel

Michael W. Kimmel enlisted as a 41 year old Private in Co. D, 81st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on September 1, 1861 and was mustered into service the same day. He served with the regiment throughout the war, taking part in the battles of Shiloh, Corinth, Resaca, and Atlanta. He mustered out at the expiration of his term of service September 26, 1864.
Wyandot Pioneer- March 13, 1863 pg. 2

Roster - Company E, 81st OVI

Private Valentine Bowersock

Valentine Bowersock enlisted as a 39 year old Private in Company E, 81st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on November 15, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was mustered out November 14, 1864 at Marietta, Georgia.
Letter: Lima Weekly Gazette: March 25, 1863

Roster - Company G, 81st OVI

Captain George W. Overmyer

George W. Overmyer enlisted as Captain of Company G, 81st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 9, 1862, mustering into service the same day. He was discharged November 6, 1864.
Letter: Lima Weekly Gazette: June 3, 1863

Roster - Company K, 81st OVI

Captain Benjamin F. Matthias

Benjamin F. Matthias was commissioned Captain of Company K, 81st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 15, 1862, serving briefly but through the battles of Iuka and Corinth before resigning his commission December 31, 1862.
Hancock Courier: March 13, 1863

Corporal Martin McClelland

Martin McClelland enlisted as a 20 year old Corporal in Company K, 81st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 16, 1862, mustering into service the same day. He died of disease October 12, 1863 at Pocahontas, Tennessee.
Letter: Bucyrus Journal: March 27, 1863

Private John P. Emerson

John P. Emerson enlisted as a 20 year old Private in Company K, 81st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 26, 1862, mustering into service the same day. He was mustered out July 13, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.
Letter: Bucyrus Journal: June 19, 1865

Private Thomas W. Snyder

Thomas W. Snyder enlisted as an 18 year old Private in Company K, 81st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 22, 1862, mustering into service the same day. He was mustered out July 13, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.
Letter: Lima Weekly Gazette: March 25, 1863

Articles about the Unit/Anonymous Letters

Articles:
Lima Weekly Gazette: April 23, 1862, August 20, 1862, April 22, 1863
Wyandot Pioneer- April 25, 1862 (Shiloh casualties) pg. 2, October 17, 1862 (Corinth casualties) pg. 3, March 20, 1863 (resolution about Copperheads) pg. 2

Letters:
"F.," Company B. Lima Weekly Gazette: November 6, 1861, November 20, 1861, December 18, 1861, January 29, 1862, March 12, 1862, April 30, 1862, June 18, 1862, July 9, 1862, September 10, 1862, September 24, 1862, October 15, 1862, December 24, 1862, January 21, 1863, March 4, 1863, May 20, 1863, August 26, 1863, December 2, 1863, January 13, 1864, April 13, 1864, June 29, 1864, July 13, 1864, November 9, 1864, January 11, 1865
"A Private," Company B. Lima Weekly Gazette: October 2, 1861, October 23, 1861 (2)
J.N. Cunningham. Lima Weekly Gazette: April 23, 1862
Unknown. Lima Weekly Gazette: October 29, 1862, April 8, 1863, June 8, 1864
"Democrat," Company D. Wyandot Democratic Union- April 2, 1863 pg. 2
"H.," Company D. Wyandot Pioneer- March 21, 1862 pg. 2
"Young America". Wyandot Pioneer- April 10, 1863 pg. 3

Websites

This Regiment was organized at Kenton, Hardin county, Ohio from October 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 July 24, 1865 when it was mustered out in accordance with orders from the War Department.

Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:

  • Bull Pasture Mountain, VA (McDowell), May 8, 1862
  • Cross Keys, VA, June 8, 1862
  • Cedar Mountain, VA, August 9-11, 1862
  • Freeman's Ford, VA, August 22, 1862
  • Great Run, VA, August 23, 1862
  • Waterloo Bridge, VA, August 24, 1862
  • Bull Run, VA (2nd Battle), August 28-30, 1862
  • Chancellorsville, VA, May 1-6, 1863
  • Gettysburg, PA, July 1-3, 1863
  • Wauhatchie, TN, October 27-28, 1863
  • Missionary Ridge, TN, November 22-26, 1863
  • Knoxville, TN (Relief of), November 27-December 4, 1863
  • Resaca, GA, May 10-16, 1864
  • New Hope Church, GA, May 25, 1864
  • Culp's Farm, GA, June 22, 1864
  • Peach Tree Creek, GA, July 20, 1864
  • Atlanta, GA (Siege), July 23-September 2, 1864
  • March to the Sea, November 15-December 10, 1864
  • Sandersville, GA, November 25, 1864
  • Montieth Swamp, GA, December 9, 1864
  • Savannah, GA (Siege of), December 10-21, 1864
  • Carolina Campaign, January 17-April 26, 1865
  • Averysboro, NC, March 16, 1865
  • Bentonville, NC, March 19-21, 1865

Roster - Company A

First Lieutenant John T. Carlin

John T. Carlin enlisted as a 19 year old Sergeant in Company A, 82nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on November 21, 1861 and was mustered into service December 18, 1861. He was promoted to Second Lieutenant to date March 16, 1862 and took over duties as brigade postmaster. He had an active service, taking part in the battles of McDowell, Cross Keys, Cedar Mountain, Freeman's Ford, and Second Bull Run. He was promoted to the rank of First Lieutenant and transferred to Company D to date August 19, 1862, but resigned his commission January 11, 1863.
Hancock Courier: May 2, 1862

Roster - Company C

Second Lieutenant Thomas H. Bushong

Thomas H. Bushong enlisted as a 19 year old Private in Company C, 82nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on November 2, 1861 and served with his regiment through the entire war, taking part in the battles of McDowell, Cross Keys, Cedar Mountain, Freeman's Ford, Second Bull Run, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wauhatchie, Lookout Mountain, and many others. Bushong was promoted to Corporal and Sergeant at unknown dates, but was wounded July 1, 1863 at the Battle of Gettysburg. He was wounded again the following spring in the Battle of Dallas, Georgia on May 25, 1864. Near the close of the war, he was promoted to First or Orderly Sergeant on April 1, 1865, also being commissioned to the rank of Second Lieutenant to date July 20, 1865, but was not mustered at that rank. He was mustered out of service July 24, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.
Hancock Courier: April 22, 1864

Roster - Company G

Second Lieutenant Daniel C. Siever

Daniel C. Siever enlisted as a 25 year old Sergeant in Company G, 82nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on November 19, 1861, mustering into service the same day. Siever served throughout the war, taking part in the battles of McDowell, Cross Keys, Cedar Mountain, Freeman's Ford, Second Bull Run, Chancellorsville, and many others. He was captured on May 2, 1863 during the rout of the 11th Corps at the Battle of Chancellorsville. He was promoted to First Sergeant on November 11, 1864, and was commissioned Second Lieutenant to date January 20, 1865 but was never mustered at that rank. He mustered out with the regiment July 24, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: May 15, 1863

Roster - Company K, 82nd OVI

Corporal John M. Myers

John M. Myers enlisted as a Private in Co. K, 82nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on January 3, 1862 and served with the regiment throughout the war, taking part in the battles of McDowell, Cross Keys, Groveton (Second Bull Run), Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg before being transferred to the western theater with 11th Corps. The regiment took part in the fighting at Wauhatchie and at Chattanooga before being incorporated into the 20th Corps and fighting in the battles of Resaca, Dallas, Peach Tree Creek, Averysboro, and Bentonville . He was promoted to Corporal November 1, 1864 and mustered out with the regiment July 24, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.
Wyandot Democratic Union: October 1, 1863 pg. 3

Articles about the Unit/Anonymous Letters

Articles:
Toledo Daily Commercial- 1/28/1864
Wyandot Pioneer- September 18, 1863 pg. 2

Websites

This Regiment was organized at Camp Dennison, Ohio, in August and September 1862, to serve three years. The 48th OVI was consolidated with it January 17, 1865. The members whose termo f service would have expired previous to October 1, 1865, were mustered out July 24, 1865, in accordance with orders from the War Department and the veterans and recruits consolidated with the veterans and recruits of the 114th OVI, and formed into a Battalion of six companies, and designated 48th Battalion Ohio Infantry, whose final record is given in connection with the 48th OVI.

Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:

  • Chickasaw Bayou, MS, December 28-29, 1862
  • Arkansas Post, AR, January 11, 1863
  • Port Gibson, MS, May 1, 1863
  • Raymond, MS, May 12, 1863
  • Champion Hills, MS, May 16, 1863
  • Big Black River, MS, May 17, 1863
  • Vicksburg, MS (Siege and 2nd Assault), May 18-July 4, 1863
  • Jackson, MS, July 9-16, 1863
  • Grand Coteau, LA, November 3, 1863
  • Sabine Crossroads, LA, April 8, 1864
  • Cane River, LA, April 23, 1864
  • Gov. Moore's Plantation, LA, May 2, 1864
  • Fort Blakeley, AL, April 2-9, 1865

Roster - Company A

Mustered in August 23, 1862 at Camp Denison, OH. Mustered out July 24, 1865 at Galveston, TX.

Roster - Company A, 83rd OVI

Private John R. Pepper

Enlisted, age 22 on August 11, 1862 to serve three years; wounded May 19, 1863 in action near Vicksburg, MS; transferred to Co. I, 23rd Regiment Veteran Reserve Corps April 28, 1864; mustered out July 1, 1865, at St. Louis, MO by order of War Department
Press and Leader - 8/13/1863

Articles about the Unit/Anonymous Letters

Letters:
"T." Lima Weekly Gazette: September 24, 1862, November 19, 1862

Websites

This Regiment was organized at Camp Chase, Ohio in May and June 1862 to serve three months, and on June 11, 1862 was ordered to Cumberland, Maryland, where it was employed in preventing transportation of supplies into the Rebel lines.

On September 13, the Regiment was ordered to New Creek, WV, where an attack was anticipated by Rebel forces. The enemy retired without making an attack, and the Regiment was ordered to Camp Chase for muster-out. It was ordered from Camp Chase to Camp Delaware, where it was mustered out on September 20, 1862, after having served about a month longer than its term of enlistment.

Roster - Field and Staff

At this writing, no correspondence from the Field and Staff officers of the 84th OVI has been identified.

Articles about the Unit/Anonymous Letters

"Delta," Company A, 84th Ohio Infantry. Toledo Blade- 6/3/1862, 6/7/1862, 6/12/1862, 6/18/1862, 6/25/1862, 7/9/1862, 7/14/1862, 7/17/1862, 8/21/1862, 8/30/1862, 9/16/1862
"C." 84th Ohio Infantry. Toledo Blade- 9/5/1862
Member, 84th Ohio Infantry. Toledo Blade- 7/7/1862

Websites

This Regiment was organized in the State of Ohio at large in May and June 1862 to serve three months, and was retained at Camp Chase, Ohio to aid in guarding the large number of Rebel prisoners in confinement at that place. Zinn's Battalion moved to Kentucky and participated in operations against Morgan July, 1862, then moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, and participated in the operations for the defense of that city against Kirby Smith's threatened attack during August and September. The Regiment was mustered out September 23 and 27, 1862 by reason of expiration of term of service.

Roster - Company K

Mustered in June 10, 1862 at Camp Chase, Ohio by Albert B. Dod, Captain, 15th Infantry, U.S.A. Mustered out September 23, 1862 at Camp Chase, Ohio by Charles C. Goddard, Captain, 17th Infantry, U.S.A.

Roster - Company K, 85th OVI

Lieutenant William W.H. Miller

Enlisted, age 22 as a private on 6/10/1862, mustered out 9/23/1862
Letter: Perrysburg Journal-7/30/1862

Websites

This Regiment was organized at Camp Chase, Ohio, June 10, 1862, to serve three months. It was mustered out September 25, 1862 by reason of expiration of term of service.

The Regimental number was reactivated when a regiment was organized with this designation at Camp Cleveland, Ohio, July 14, 1863 to serve six months. It was mustered out on February 10, 1864, by reason of expiration of term of service.

Roster - Company D

Sergeant Joseph S. McClelland

Joseph S. McClelland enlisted while editor of the Tiffin Weekly Tribune as a Sergeant in Company D, 86th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on May 27, 1862, mustering into service the same day. He was mustered out September 25, 1862 at Camp Chase, Columbus, Ohio.

Later in the war, he enlisted as Second Lieutenant in Company G, 5th U.S. Colored Troops on September 11, 1863, mustering into service the same day. He was promoted to First Lieutenant to date September 21, 1864 and was mustered out September 20, 1865.
Letters: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: June 6, 1862 (2), June 20, 1862, July 4, 1862, July 18, 1862 (2), August 8, 1862, September 5, 1862

Roster - Company K

Captain Erastus C. Moderwell

(also 12th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry)
Erastus C. Moderwell enlisted as 24 year old Captain of Company K, 86th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on May 27, 1862, mustering into service June 10, 1862. He was mustered out September 25, 1862 at Camp Chase, Ohio. Later in the war, he enlisted as Captain of Company A, 12th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry on September 3, 1863, mustering into service October 17, 1863. He was promoted to Major to date November 24, 1863 and wounded June 9, 1864 at the Battle of Mount Sterling. He was mustered out November 14, 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee.
Letter: Bucyrus Journal: September 19, 1862

Sergeant James C. Grant

James C. Grant enlisted as a 24 year old Corporal in Company K, 86th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on May 27, 1862, mustering into service June 10, 1862. Promoted to Sergeant on June 10, 1862, he was mustered out September 25, 1862 at Camp Chase, Ohio.
Letter: Bucyrus Journal: July 25, 1862

Private Walter R. Gillis

Walter R. Gillis enlisted as a 20 year old Private in Company K, 86th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on May 27, 1862, mustering into service June 10, 1862. He was mustered out September 25, 1862 at Camp Chase, Ohio.
Letter: Bucyrus Journal: July 11, 1862

Private Hamilton V. Monnett

Hamilton V. Monnett enlisted as a 19 year old Private in Company K, 86th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 4, 1862, mustering into service June 10, 1862. He was mustered out September 25, 1862 at Camp Chase, Ohio.
Letter: Bucyrus Journal: August 1, 1862

Articles about the Unit/Anonymous Letters

Articles:
Bucyrus Journal: June 20, 1862, October 3, 1862
Toledo Blade- 8/10/1863
Seneca Advertiser: June 27, 1862, July 31, 1863
Tiffin Weekly Tribune: June 27, 1862

Letters
"Nemo". Norwalk Reflector: July 22, 1862
"Co. K," Company K. Bucyrus Journal: August 29, 1862
"Nems," Company K. Bucyrus Journal: August 8, 1862
"M.S.J." Perrysburg Journal- 8/6/1862
William Lanahan. Tiffin Weekly Tribune: August 7, 1863, September 25, 1863

Websites

This Regiment was organized at Camp Chase, Ohio, June 10, 1862, to serve three months. It was mustered out from October 1 to October 4, 1862, by reason of expiration of term of service.

Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:

  • Harper's Ferry, September 12-18, 1862

Field and Staff

Chaplain George D. Oviatt

George D. Oviatt enlisted as a 41 year old Private in Company G, 87th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on May 27, 1862, mustering into service June 10, 1862. He was promoted to the post of regimental Chaplain on June 30, 1862, and in this capacity was captured along with the rest of the regiment on September 16, 1862 at Harper's Ferry. He was soon paroled and mustered out October 4, 1862.
Hancock Courier: August 15, 1862

Roster - Company E, 87th OVI

First Sergeant Edward Calkins

Edward Calkins enlisted as a 25 year old First Sergeant in Company E, 87th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 2, 1862, mustering into service June 10, 1862. Captured with the entire regiment at Harper's Ferry on September 16, 1862, he was soon paroled and mustered out October 3, 1862.
Letter: June 25, 1862

Articles about the Unit/Anonymous Letters

"P.F.," Company D. Hancock Jeffersonian: June 27, 1862

Websites

This Regiment was originally composed of a battalion of four companies, organized at Camp Chase, Ohio, from September 24 to October 27, 1862, to serve three years, as designated "1st Battalion Governor's Guards."

Six new companies were organized at Camp Chase, Ohio, from July 24 to August 3, 1863, to serve three years, and consolidated with this battalion and designated 88th Ohio Volunteers. It was mustered out of service July 3, 1865, in accordance with orders from the War Department.

This Regiment was principally engaged in guarding Rebel prisoners at Camp Chase, Ohio. It was also engaged in the pursuit of the Morgan raiders and the suppression of the Holmes County rebellion, in July 1863.

Roster - Company B

Private Samuel B. Robbins, Company B

Samuel B. Robbins enlisted as a 44 year old Private in Company B, 88th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 26, 1862, mustering into service the same day. He was mustered out September 26, 1862 at Camp Chase, Columbus, Ohio.
Letter: Norwalk Reflector: August 12, 1862

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 Piqua, Ohio August 24, 1862 to serve three years. It was mustered out of service June 5, 1865, in accordance with orders from the War Department.

Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:

  • Tate's Ferry, KY, August 31, 1862
  • Perryville, KY (Chaplin Hill), October 8, 1862
  • Stone River, TN, December 31, 1862-January 2, 1863
  • Tullahoma Campaign, June 23-30, 1863
  • Dug Gap, GA, September 11, 1863
  • Chickamauga, GA, September 19-20, 1863
  • Lookout Mountain, TN, November 24, 1863
  • Missionary Ridge, TN, November 25, 1863
  • Resaca, GA, May 13-16, 1864
  • Dallas, GA, May 27-29, 1864
  • Kenesaw Mountain, GA, June 9-30, 1864
  • Smyrna Campground, GA, July 3-4, 1864
  • Chattahoochie River, GA, July 6-10, 1864
  • Peachtree Creek, GA, July 20, 1864
  • Atlanta, GA (Hood's First Sortie), July 22, 1864
  • Atlanta, GA (Siege of), July 28-September 2, 1864
  • Jonesboro, GA, August 31-September 1, 1864
  • Bentonville, NC, March 19-21, 1865
  • Johnson's Surrender, April 26, 1865

Articles about the Unit/Anonymous Letters

Articles:
Darke County Democrat- October 22, 1862

Letters:
"J." Darke County Democrat- September 17, 1862
Unknown. Darke County Democrat- October 29, 1862

Websites

This Regiment was organized at Steubenville, Ohio August 20 and 21, 1862, to serve three years. It was mustered out of service June 1, 1865, 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
  • Graysville, GA, November 26, 1863
  • Buzzard Roost Gap, GA, May 8, 1864
  • Resaca, GA, May 13-16, 1864
  • Rome, GA, May 15, 1864
  • Dallas, GA, May 27-June 4, 1864
  • Kenesaw Mountain, GA, June 9-30, 1864
  • Kenesaw Mountain, GA (General Assault), June 27, 1864
  • Nickajack Creek, GA (Vining Station), July 2-5, 1864
  • Peach Tree Creek, GA, July 19-20, 1864
  • Atlanta, GA (Siege of), July 28-September 2, 1864
  • Jonesboro, GA, August 31-September 1, 1864
  • Bentonville, NC, March 19-21, 1865

Roster Field and Staff

Field and Staff

Colonel George Webster

George Webster enlisted while 36 year old Lawyer as a Major in the 25th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 28, 1861, mustering into service July 26, 1861. He was discharged for promotion to Colonel of the 98th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on July 30, 1862. Wounded in the Battle of Perryville on October 8, 1862, he died of his wounds the following day.
Resolution: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: November 14, 1862

Websites

This Regiment was organized at Lima, Ohio, August 26, 1862, to serve three years. It was consolidated with the 50th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, December 31, 1864.

Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:

  • Stone River, TN, December 31, 1862-January 2, 1863
  • Chickamauga, GA, September 19-20, 1863
  • Lookout Mountain, TN, November 24, 1863
  • Missionary Ridge, TN, November 25, 1863
  • Rocky Face Rige, GA, May 7, 1864
  • Resaca, GA, May 13-16, 1864
  • Dallas, GA, May 25-June 4, 1864
  • Kennesaw Mountain, GA, June 9-30, 1864
  • Pine Mountain, GA, June 14, 1864
  • Atlanta, GA, July 28-September 2, 1864
  • Jonesboro, GA, August 31, September 1, 1864
  • Lovejoy Station, GA, September 2-6, 1864
  • Nashville, TN, December 15-16, 1864

Field and Staff

Colonel Albert Langworthy (see also 49th Ohio Volunteer Infantry)

Articles: Hancock Courier: September 12, 1862, September 19, 1862, September 26, 1862, December 12, 1862
Hancock Jeffersonian: September 19, 1862, September 26, 1862
Letters:
Hancock Courier: September 12, 1862
Hancock Jeffersonian: September 12, 1862, September 19, 1862

Colonel Peter Tyler Swaine

Peter Tyler Swaine was born in New York and was an 1851 graduate of West Point. At the outbreak of the war, he was commissioned Captain in the 15th United States Infantry, but was appointed Colonel of the 99th Ohio following Langworthy's dismissal on September 4, 1862. Wounded at Stones River (for which he was later given a brevet promotion in the regular army to Lieutenant Colonel), he led the regiment throughout the war. He mustered out of volunteer service December 31, 1864, but served subsequently in the Regular Army until his retirement on January 21, 1895. He died May 10, 1904 in Los Angeles, California.
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: August 14, 1863

Lieutenant Colonel John E. Cummins

John E. Cummins was born April 5, 1831 in Mifflintown, Pennsylvania. He enlisted as Lieutenant Colonel of the 99th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 6, 1862 and received his commission August 26, 1862. He took part in many hard fought battles with the 99th Ohio, including Stones River, Chickamauga, and the Atlanta Campaign. With the consolidation of the 99th and 50th Ohio Regiments on December 31, 1864, he transferred to the 50th Ohio as Lieutenant Colonel. He resigned his commission February 16, 1865 to accept the command of the newly formed 185th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and led that regiment through the remainder of the war. He was mustered out September 26, 1865 at Lexington, Kentucky and was given a brevet promotion to Brigadier General to date November 4, 1865. After the war, he moved to Colorado and died April 9, 1875 in Denver.
Hancock Jeffersonian: September 19, 1862

Lieutenant Colonel James A. Bope

James A. Bope enlisted as a 30 year old Captain on July 23, 1862, raising Company D, 99th Ohio Volunteer Infantry and mustering into service on August 26, 1862. Bope served with the regiment as Captain through the remainder of its existence, taking part in the battles of Stones River, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Rocky Face Ridge, Resaca, Kenesaw Mountain, Atlanta, Jonesboro, and Nashville. On December 31, 1864, he was transferred to Company E, 50th Ohio during a consolidation and was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel to date April 10, 1865. He mustered out with the regiment June 26, 1865 at Salisbury, North Carolina.
Hancock Courier: December 5, 1862
Hancock Jeffersonian: May 1, 1863, May 22, 1863

Surgeon Joseph T. Woods

Joseph T. Woods enlisted as a Surgeon in the 99th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 19, 1862, receiving his commission on August 26, 1862. He remained with the regiment through the rest of the war, taking part in the battles of Stones River, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Rocky Face Ridge, Resaca, Kenesaw Mountain, Atlanta, Jonesboro, and Nashville. In December 1864, the 99th Ohio was consolidated with the 50th Ohio, Surgeon Woods mustering out with the regiment June 26, 1865 at Salisbury, North Carolina.
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: June 5, 1863
Letters: Hancock Courier: September 19, 1862
Hancock Jeffersonian: September 19, 1862, December 5, 1862

Chaplain James M. Morrow

James M. Morrow enlisted as a 44 year old Chaplain in the 99th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 26, 1862 and served with the regiment through some of the hardest fought battles of the war, specifically Stones River and Chickamauga. He died of disease February 12, 1864.
Letters: Hancock Jeffersonian: September 19, 1862, November 20, 1863, April 22, 1864, July 22, 1864
Lima Weekly Gazette: December 17, 1862, December 24, 1862, January 7, 1863, January 28, 1863 (2), February 4, 1863, May 13, 1863, May 20, 1863, June 3, 1863, July 1, 1863

Hospital Steward James W. McCracken

James W. McCracken originally enlisted as a Private in Company D, 99th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 13, 1862, but was designated Hospital Steward on August 27, 1862. He served throughout the war, including the battles of Stones River, Chickamauga, and the Atlanta Campaign before transferring to the 50th Ohio on December 31, 1864. He was mustered out of service June 26, 1865 at Salisbury, North Carolina.
Letters: Hancock Jeffersonian: August 29, 1862, September 19, 1862, October 3, 1862, December 19, 1862, November 13, 1863, December 25, 1863, March 25, 1864

Roster - Company B, 99th OVI

First Lieutenant George L. Davidson

George L. Davidson enlisted as a 25 year old Sergeant in Company B, 99th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 11, 1862, mustering into service the same day. Promoted to Second Lieutenant to date October 27, 1862 and to First Lieutenant to date January 8, 1863, he resigned his commission July 2, 1864.
Letter: Lima Weekly Gazette: April 8, 1863

Roster - Company D, 99th OVI

Captain William B. Richards

William B. Richards enlisted as 22 year old Private in Company F, 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 20, 1861, mustering into service April 27, 1861. He took part in the short summer campaign in western Virginia before returning home and mustering out of service with the regiment August 12, 1861. Richards enlisted the next summer as First Sergeant of Company D, 99th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on July 26, 1862, mustering into service August 26, 1862. He fought with the 99th Ohio throughout the war, he was promoted to Second Lieutenant to date November 26, 1862, then First Lieutenant to date November 16, 1863, and finally Captain to date November 3, 1864. Following the consolidation of the 99th and 50th Ohio regiments, he was assigned command of Company E and again commissioned Captain to date April 10, 1865. He mustered out with the regiment June 26, 1865 at Salisbury, North Carolina.
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: August 14, 1863

Corporal Samuel H. Bolton

Samuel H. Bolton enlisted as an 18 year old Private in Company D, 99th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 11, 1862, mustering into service August 26, 1862. Promoted to Corporal to date April 29, 1863, he was transferred to the U.S. Army Signal Corps on January 13, 1864. His further record is unknown.
Letters: Church Advocate- February 5, 1863, December 31, 1863

Corporal Robert P. Redick

Robert Redick enlisted as a 19 year old Private in Company D, 99th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on July 28, 1862, mustering into service August 26, 1862. He took part in several hard fought battles, and was captured at the battle of Chickamauga on September 20, 1863. Imprisoned for most of the rest of the war, he was mustered out of service June 15, 1865 at Columbus, Ohio.
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: June 23, 1865
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: September 18, 1863

Private Michael Hockenberger

Michael Hockenberger enlisted as a 20 year old Private in Company D, 99th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on July 28, 1862, and mustered into service August 26, 1862. He died of disease August 3, 1863 at the hospital in McMinnville, Tennessee and is buried at Stones River National Cemetery.
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: August 14, 1863

Private Ephraim Johnston

Ephraim Johnston enlisted as a 29 year old Private in Company D, 99th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 11, 1862 and mustered into service August 26, 1862. He took part in many hard fought contests, including Stones River and Chickamauga. He transferred to the 50th Ohio when the regiments were consolidated December 31, 1864, and mustered out June 26, 1865 at Salisbury, North Carolina.
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: August 7, 1863

Private Jackson Adam Painter

Jackson Adam Painter enlisted as a 40 year old Private in Company D, 99th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 9, 1862, mustering into service August 26, 1862. He served with the regiment for about five months before he died from disease January 20, 1863 at Nashville, Tennessee.
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: February 13, 1863

Private William Taylor

William Taylor enlisted as a 19 year old Private in Company D, 99th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 11, 1862, mustering into service August 26, 1862. He took part in the battles of Stones River, Chickamauga, and the Atlanta campaign before transferring to the 50th Ohio in December 1864.
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: July 8, 1864

Captain Oliver P. Capell

Oliver P. Capell enlisted as a 28 year old Captain in Company G, 99th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on July 12, 1862, receiving his commission August 26, 1862. He took part in the fall campaign but was severely wounded at the Battle of Stones River, and died of his wounds January 8, 1863 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
Articles: Hancock Courier: March 13, 1863
Hancock Jeffersonian: March 13, 1863

Roster - Company E, 99th OVI

Private Andrew Ice

Andrew Ice enlisted as a 26 year old Private in Company E, 99th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 25, 1862, mustering into service the same day. Transferred to Company I, 50th Ohio Volunteer Infantry when the two regiments were consolidated on December 31, 1864, he was mustered out June 26, 1865 at Salisbury, North Carolina.
Letter: Lima Weekly Gazette: September 16, 1863

Roster - Company G, 99th OVI

Captain Charles G. Barnd

Charles G. Barnd enlisted on July 10, 1862 as a 20 year old First Lieutenant in Company G, 99th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, receiving his commission August 26, 1862. He served with his company through most of the war, including the battles of Stones River, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, and the Atlanta Campaigns. He was promoted to Captain of Company G to date December 25, 1862, and resigned his commission September 27, 1864.
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: March 27, 1863
Letters: Hancock Jeffersonian: January 9, 1863, March 6, 1863, May 15, 1863, August 7, 1863

Corporal Johnston Bonham

Johnston Bonham enlisted as a 22 year old Private in Company G, 99th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 12, 1862, mustering into service August 26, 1862 having been promoted to Corporal the previous day. Bonham died of disease November 11, 1862 at Bowling Green, Kentucky.
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: December 12, 1862

Corporal Thomas Newell

Thomas Newell enlisted as a 28 year old Private in Company G, 99th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 11, 1862, mustering into service August 26, 1862. He took part in the battles of Stones River, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Rocky Face Ridge, Resaca, Kenesaw Mountain, Atlanta, Jonesboro, and Nashville. With the regiment consolidated with the 50th Ohio in December 1864, Newell transferred to Company A of that regiment. He mustered out of service June 26, 1865 at Salisbury, North Carolina with the rank of Corporal.
Letters: Hancock Courier: April 3, 1863, April 24, 1863 (2)

Private Eli Ream

Eli Ream enlisted as a 22 year old Private in Company G, 99th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on July 23, 1862, mustering into service August 26, 1862. He served with the regiment for the rest of the war, taking part in the battles of Stones River, Chickamauga, and others before transferring to the 50th Ohio in December 1864. He mustered out June 26, 1865 at Salisbury, North Carolina.
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: February 3, 1865

Articles about the Unit/Anonymous Letters

Articles:
Hancock Jeffersonian: January 30, 1863

Letters:
"C." Hancock Jeffersonian: July 24, 1863
"C.J." Hancock Jeffersonian: April 22, 1864
"Severus". Hancock Courier: September 19, 1862, May 15, 1863
"Severus". Hancock Jeffersonian: March 4, 1864

Websites

This Regiment was organized at Camp Toledo, Ohio, from July through September 1862, to serve three years. It was mustered out of service June 20, 1865, in accordance with orders from the War Department.

Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:

  • Limestone Station, TN, September 8, 1863
  • Rocky Face Ridge, GA, May 5-9, 1864
  • Resaca, GA, May 13-16, 1864
  • Dallas, GA, May 27-June 4, 1864
  • Kenesaw Mountain, GA, June 9-30, 1864
  • Utoy Creek, GA, August 5-6, 1864
  • Atlanta, GA (Siege), July 28-September 2, 1864
  • Columbia, TN, November 24-28, 1864
  • Franklin, TN, November 30, 1864
  • Nashville, TN, December 15-16, 1864
  • Town Creek, NC, February 20, 1865
  • Wilmington, NC, February 22, 1865

Field and Staff

Surgeon George A. Collamore

Enlisted 8/19/1862 as surgeon, mustered out with regiment 6/20/1865 at Greensboro, NC.
Toledo Blade- 8/20/1864, 12/10/1864
Toledo Daily Commercial- 9/28/1863, 8/20/1864, 12/13/1864

Colonel John C. Groom

Enlisted, age 28, on August 28, 1862 to serve three years; resigned May 13, 1863
Defiance Democrat- 12/13/1862

Lieutenant Colonel Edwin L. Hayes

Enlisted, age 34 on August 26, 1862 to serve three years; promoted to Lt. Colonel from Major may 13, 1863; to Colonel January 2, 1865, but not mustered; brevet Brigadier General January 12, 1865; resigned May 12, 1865
Toledo Blade- 10/9/1863, 8/19/1864
Defiance Democrat- 5/7/1864

Lieutenant Colonel Patrick Summerville Slevin

Enlisted, age 46 on August 8, 1862 to serve three years; promoted from Lt. Colonel May 13, 1863; wounded August 6, 1864 in Battle of Utoy Creek, GA; discharged November 30, 1864 on Surgeon's certificate of disability
Paulding Independent- 4/23/1863
Toledo Daily Commercial- 2/5/1863, 4/14/1863, 6/18/1863, 7/4/1864

Major John A. Shannon

An Ohio native, John A. Shannon was serving as a Methodist minister in Perrysburg when the war broke out. He enlisted as the Captain of Company A, 100th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on July 13, 1862. He was promoted to Major on May 13, 1863. He was appointed Lieutenant Colonel of the First US Colored Heavy Artillery on May 11, 1864. He was promoted to Colonel on January 1, 1865, and resigned his commission on May 13, 1865. After the war, Shannon returned to Wood County and practiced law for many years. He was twice elected Mayor of Bowling Green and was active in Republican Party politics. In later life, he and his family moved to Michigan. He died in December of 1894 and is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Bowling Green.
Perrysburg Journal- 8/20/1862, 9/3/1862, 10/14/1863

Assistant Surgeon Robert Johnson

Enlisted 9/8/1862 as assistant surgeon, captured 9/8/1863 at Battle of Limestone Station, Tennessee, mustered out 6/20/1865 at Greensboro, NC
Toledo Blade- 12/2/1863
Perrysburg Journal- 12/9/1863

Adjutant Norman Waite

Enlisted 8/10/1862 as Private, appointed Sergeant Major 9/1/1862, promoted to 2nd Lieutenant of Company G 11/23/1862, promoted to 1st Lieutenant Company E 2/17/1864, appointed Adjutant 12/1/1864, promoted to Major of 189th Ohio Infantry 3/10/1865, mustered out with regiment 9/28/1865.
Toledo Blade- 12/10/1864

Roster - Company A, 100th OVI

Captain Leonard B. Blinn

See also Co. C, 21st Ohio Infantry
Enlisted 4/25/1861 as 2nd Lieutenant of Company C, 21st Ohio Infantry, mustered out 8/12/1861 at Columbus, OH, enlisted 7/17/1862 as 1st Lieutenant of Company A, 100th Ohio Infantry, promoted to Captain 5/13/1863, resigned commission 3/3/1865
Perrysburg Journal- 10/7/1863, 12/23/1863, 12/30/1863, 9/14/1864

Corporal John L. McColley

Enlisted 8/3/1862 as a Private, promoted to Corporal 8/24/1862, captured 9/8/1863 at Limestone Station, Tennessee, transferred to the Navy 5/20/1864
Perrysburg Journal- 1/13/1864

Corporal Byron C. Baldwin

Enlisted 8/4/1862 as a Private, promoted to Corporal, captured 9/8/1863 at Limestone Station, Tennessee, killed in action 11/30/1864 at Franklin, Tennessee
Perrysburg Journal- 12/9/1863, (death of) 1/4/1865

Private Andrew J. Munn

Enlisted 7/24/1862 as a Private, captured 9/8/1863 at Limestone Station, returned 7/10/1864, mustered out with regiment 6/20/1865 at Greensboro, NC.
Toledo Blade- 7/23/1864

Roster - Company B, 100th OVI

Captain Henry D. Taylor

Enlisted, age 45 on July 11, 1862 to serve three years; appointed July 15, 1862; captured September 8, 1863 in action at Limestone Station, TN; promoted to Major July 13, 1864, but not mustered; returned to company September 29, 1864; discharged December 12, 1864 on Surgeon's certificate of disability
Napoleon Northwest- 10/7/1863

First Lieutenant George Duncan Forsyth

Enlisted age 28 on July 11, 1862 to serve three years; promoted from 2nd Lieutenant January 8, 1863; captured September 8, 1863 in action at Limestone Station, TN; killed April 13, 1864 in Libby Prison at Richmond, VA, by rebel guard.
Toledo Blade- 12/31/1863
Napoleon Northwest- Article: 3/4/1864; Letter: 12/23/1863

Roster - Company C, 100th OVI

Private John K. Halm (Kalm)

Enlisted age 27 on August 4, 1862 to serve three years; captured September 8, 1863 in action at Limestone Station, TN, died April 16, 1865 at Beaufort, SC
Bryan Union Press- 11/12/1863

Private John W. Kinneman

Enlisted age 21 on August 9, 1862 to serve three years; captured September 8, 1863 in action at Limestone Station, TN; returned to company June 14, 1864; appointed Corporal July 7, 1864; Sergeant September 1, 1864; mustered out with company June 20, 1865
Bryan Union Press- 8/27/1863

Musician William E. Stough

Enlisted, age 18 on August 9, 1862 to serve three years; captured September 8, 1863 in action at Limestone Station, TN; returned to company June 14, 1864; mustered out with company June 20, 1865
Bryan Union Press- 7/28/1864

Private Daniel W. Will

Toledo Daily Commercial- 7/1/1864

Roster - Company D, 100th OVI

Musician Henry O. Zeigler

Enlisted, age 44 on July 26, 1862 to serve three years; mustered out with company June 20, 1865
Defiance Democrat- 6/13/1863

Roster - Company E, 100th OVI

Private Orlin S. Hayes

Enlisted 7/19/1862 as a Private, promoted to Sergeant 3/15/1863, promoted to Sergeant Major 6/15/1863, discharged 12/22/1863 for promotion to Adjutant of 128th Ohio Infantry. Promoted to Captain of Company A, 128th Ohio Infantry 6/26/1865, mustered out with company 7/13/1865.
Toledo Blade- 9/13/1862, 9/30/1863

Captain William W. Hunt

Enlisted 7/16/1862 as Captain of Company E, captured 9/8/1863 at Limestone Station, TN, escaped from prison and returned to Union lines 8/2/1864 at Beaufort, SC, killed in action 11/20/1864 at the Battle of Franklin.
Toledo Blade- 11/17/1863, 12/14/1863, 7/26/1864

Private William James

Toledo Daily Commercial (Article)- 12/30/1863

Musician Daniel Luke

Daniel Luke enlisted as an 18 year old Musician in Company E, 100th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 9, 1862, mustering into service September 1, 1862. He was mustered out June 20, 1865 at Greensboro, North Carolina.
Letter: Crawford County Forum: January 16, 1863

Corporal Robert C. Navarre

Enlisted 7/26/1862 as a Private, promoted to Corporal 2/16/1863, wounded 6/2/1864 at Dallas, GA, wounded 11/30/1864 at Battle of Franklin, discharged for disability 4/17/1865 at Cleveland, OH.
Toledo Blade- 9/29/1863

Private Patrick O'Neal

Toledo Daily Commercial- 2/13/1863

Major Albert B. Smith

Enlisted 7/30/1862 as 1st Sergeant of Company H, promoted to 2nd Lieutenant 11/27/1862, promoted to 1st Lieutenant 1/1/1863, promoted to Captain 1/2/1865, transferred 1/14/1865 to Company E, transferred 3/17/1865 to Company E, promoted to brevet Major 7/31/1865, mustered out 8/1/1865.
Toledo Blade- 1/27/1864

Sergeant Charles H. Sprague

Toledo Daily Commercial- 9/30/1863, 1/6/1865, 3/7/1865, 4/4/1865, 4/24/1865

Roster - Company G, 100th OVI

Second Lieutenant Addison S. Clark

Toledo Daily Commercial- 7/2/1864

Sergeant Henry L. Hammond

Enlisted 8/12/1862 as a Private, promoted to Corporal, promoted to Sergeant 8/7/1864, mustered out with regiment 6/20/1865 at Greensboro, NC.
Toledo Blade- 9/10/1863

Sergeant George H. Shoemaker

George Shoemaker enlisted as a 21 year old Private on August 4, 1862 in Co. G, 100th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and was mustered into service September 1, 1862. He served with the regiment throughout its campaigns in Kentucky and Tennessee, being promoted to Corporal and then Sergeant. He was killed in action August 6, 1864 at the Battle of Utoy Creek, Georgia, outside of Atlanta. He is buried in Marietta National Cemetery.
Letter: Fremont Journal- October 24, 1862

Roster - Company I, 100th OVI

Captain Emanuel Kauffman

Enlisted, age 40, on July 22, 1862 to serve three years. Died on October 3, 1863 at Knoxville, TN
Paulding Independent- 1/22/1863, 4/16/1863, 5/7/1863

Musician Samuel Luke

Samuel Luke enlisted as a 21 year old Musician in Company I, 100th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 12, 1862, mustering into service September 1, 1862. He was mustered out June 20, 1865 at Greensboro, North Carolina.
Letter: Crawford County Forum: January 16, 1863

Articles about the Unit/Anonymous Letters

Articles:
Bryan Union Press- 4/23/1863, 7/14/1864, 8/25/1864, 9/8/1864
Defiance Democrat- 9/20/1862, 5/28/1864
Fremont Journal- May 27, 1864
Napoleon Northwest- 7/16/1862, 9/10/1862, 9/30/1863
Toledo Blade- 9/8/1862, 12/6/1862, 6/24/1863, 12/7/1864, 3/29/1865
Toledo Daily Commercial- 11/9/1863, 5/24/1864, 6/24/1864, 8/16/1864, 10/7/1864, 12/8/1864, 3/30/1865

Letters
"Unconditional Union". Bucyrus Journal: February 13, 1863
"Cato," Company K. Fremont Journal- September 2, 1864, September 23, 1864, November 18, 1864, April 14, 1865
"Paroled prisoner," Company K. Fremont Journal- April 22, 1864
"Simms," Company K. Fremont Journal- July 17, 1863
"B." Fremont Sentinel- June 1, 1864
"H.M." Fremont Journal- November 7, 1862
"Hero", Company A. Perrysburg Journal- 10/15/1862, 11/19/1862, 12/17/1862, 2/11/1863, 4/8/1863, 10/7/1863
"S.T.F." Perrysburg Journal- 7/20/1864
"Oho" Company B. Napoleon Northwest- 1/3/1863
"C." Company G. Ottawa Democrat- 8/28/1863
"D." Company G. Ottawa Democrat- 8/28/1863
"B********," Company I. Paulding Independent- 1/10/1863
"Occasional," Company I. Paulding Indpendent- 11/6/1862, 12/25/1862, 1/29/1863, 3/19/1863
"The Drummer" Company I. Paulding Independent- 3/12/1863
"Member" 100th Ohio Infantry. Toledo Blade- 11/20/1862, 12/22/1862, 5/7/1863, 3/29/1864
Officer, 100th Ohio Infantry. Toledo Blade- 8/21/1863
"Q.," 100th Ohio Infantry. Toledo Blade- 2/6/1863
"S.," 100th Ohio Infantry. Toledo Blade- 6/27/1865
Member, Company A. Toledo Daily Commercial- 1/28/1863
"C.H.S." Toledo Daily Commercial- 2/6/1863, 3/28/1863, 5/16/1863, 9/10/1863, 11/6/1863, 6/16/1864
"Liberty". Toledo Daily Commercial- 5/9/1864, 5/16/1864
"Meridth". Toledo Daily Commercial- 10/7/1864
"Ord". Toledo Daily Commercial- 11/13/1863
Member. Toledo Daily Commercial- 2/10/1863

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