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CHAPTER XLI

HISTORY OF THE WAR
- continued.

ORGANIZATION OF THE SOCIETY OF THE SOLDIERS AND SAILORS OF LICKING COUNTY -
A LIST OF ITS MEMBERS WITH THEIR ARMY RECORDS -
THE GREAT STATE RE-UNION IN 1878 - THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND
THE GENERAL OF THE ARMIES VISIT NEWARK -
THE VETERAN HOSTS OF OHIO RENEW THEIR PLIGHTED FIDELITY TO THE UNION
 

IN 1877 the soldiers of Licking county - survivors of the late war - organized a military society and inaugurated the grand movement of soldiers' re-unions, which was so successfully conducted in the years following throughout the State and in other parts of the country.  There seemed to be a prevailing relaxation of interest in the cause which led these men to war seventeen years before.  In fact the political aspect of the country warranted the belief that the grand principles so nobly sustained in battle were in danger of being ignored or forgotten through partisan prejudice.
     The soldier was fearful, too, lest the dearly bought laurels he had won would be lost sight of in the busy scenes of varied peaceful avocations which had since led the country to such prosperity.
     He became anxious that his sons should enjoy the same blessings after the actors in that epoch had passed away.
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form a more perfect fellowship among comrades then living, a series of re-unions were inaugurated and societies were organized to carry these plans into execution.
     Another object in view was the revival of the custom of paying respect to the memory of the dead by annual tributes of flowers.  This custom had not been observed in Newark since the war, and it became painful to the old soldier in witnesses the continued indifference of citizens to the performance of that duty.  With what success the soldiers' society attained these ends can be drawn from a perusal of the reports given of the grand re-union and the observance of Decoration day in the years following its organization.
     In November, 1877, the society of the soldiers and sailors of Licking county was organized by the election of the following officers:  Lieutenant Colonel Joseph C. Wehrle, president; Lieutenant Colonel Edwin Nichols, vice-president; Major Charles D. Miller, secretary; Major David Thomas, treasurer.
     The following is the constitution adopted by the society:
     1. This organization shall be known as "The Society of the Soldiers and Sailors of Licking county, Ohio."
     2. All officers, soldiers and sailors in the United States service during any part of the war of the Rebellion, who were honorably discharged, or who are now in the service, may become members by signing these articles.
     3. The officers of the society shall be a president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer, to be elected by ballot, annually, and to serve until their successors are elected.
 

 

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     Colonel Kibler, chairman of the committee on organization, offered the following amendatory resolutions, which were adopted:
     Resolved, That the treasurer collect of the members of this society an annual fee of one dollar, to repay the expenses; but the payment of such fee shall not constitute a condition precedent to membership.
     Resolved, That the annual meetings of this society for the yeas succeding 1877, be held at ten o'clock, A. M., on Thanksgiving day.
     The following is a list of the names of members of the society, their rank, command, time of service, post office address and military record:  The records follow in the order of names as subscribed to the constitution of the society.  Brevity in some does not indicate less service rendered than in others.  Some relate little incidents connected with their army life; others give a few officers are taken from the State roster; the others are given as furnished, in the following order:

     JOSEPH C. WEHRLE, brevet lieutenant colonel United States volunteers, company E, seventy-sixth Ohio infantry, enlisted October 17, 1861, and discharged October 28, 1864.  He took part in every engagement that the seventy-sixth regiment was in, from Fort Donelson to the expiration of his term of service.  He was wounded Jan.11, 1863, at Arkansas Post.
     At the close of the war Captain Wehrle received a commission from the President of the United States, as brevet lieutenant colonel, "for gallant and meritorious services during the war."  Newark, Ohio.

     EDWIN NICHOLS, lieutenant colonel Twenty-seventh regiment, Ohio veteran volunteer infantry, enlisted August 18, 1861, and discharged in September, 1864.  He took part in the following named battles:  New Madrid, Island No. 10, Fort Pillow, siege of Corinth, battle of Iuka, Parker's Cross Roads, capture of Decatur, Alabama and the battles of the Atlanta campaign.  He originally took a company from Newark, Ohio,

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and was assigned to company C, Twenty-seventh Ohio volunteer infantry, at Camp Chase, Ohio.  He resigned after the fall of Atlanta, on account of bad health.  Newark, Ohio.

     CHARLES D. MILLER, brevet major, United States volunteers, company C, Seventy-sixth regiment, Ohio infantry.  Enlisted October 18, 1861; discharged November 18, 1864.  He took part in the following named battles:  Fort Donelson, Shiloh, siege of Corinth, Chickasaw Bayou, Arkansas Post, Jackson, Mississippi, siege of Vicksburgh,, siege of Jackson, Resaca, Dallas, Kenesaw Mountain, Atlanta, Ezra Chapel, Jonesborough, Lovejoy Station and Ship's Gap.  He was slightly wounded in June, 1863, at Vicksburgh, in the foot with grape shot, and May 14, 1864, at Resaca, in the hip with a musket ball.  He enlisted as a private October 18, 1861; was appointed first sergeant December 9, 1861, sergeant major May 24, 1862, first lieutenant and adjutant June 24, 1862 (to rank from May 30, 1862; as adjutant from May 30, 1862, to March 10, 1864; and as captain commanding company C from March 10, 1864, to August 16, 1864.  He was appointed assistant adjutant inspector general First brigade, First division, Fifteenth army corps, August 16, 1864, and served on the staff of Colonel Milo Smith until the expiration of his term of service.  He was commissioned by the President of the United States, March 12, 1867, as brevet major United States volunteers, to rank from Mar. 12, 1865, "for gallant and meritorious services during the war,"  Newark, Ohio.

     DAVID THOMAS, JR., major One Hundred and Thirty-fifth regiment Ohio national guards.  Enlisted originally in Ninety-fifth Ohio volunteer infantry, August 16, 1862, as captain; discharged in March, 1865.  He took part in the following named battles:  Richmond, Kentucky, and North Mountain, Virginia.  He was wounded Aug. 31, 1862, at Richmond, Kentucky; was taken a prisoner of war at North Mountain, Virginia, July 3, 1864, and confined in rebel prisons until March, 1865.  Newark, Ohio.

     JOSEPH M. SCOTT, captain company B, Seventy-sixth regiment Ohio volunteer infantry.  Commissioned February 6, 1862, to rank from Nov. 12, 1861.  Resigned Sept. 30, 1862.  He took part in the following battles:  Fort Donelson, Shiloh and the siege of Corinth.  Alexandria, Ohio.

     JONATHAN REES, captain company F, Twenty-seventh regiment Ohio volunteer infantry.  Enlisted originally as private; commissioned second lieutenant Apr. 10, 1862; first lieutenant July 21, 1862, and captain Sept. 26, 1864.  He resigned Sept. 30, 1864.  Newark, Ohio.

     FREDERICK H. WILSON, brevet lieutenant colonel United States volunteers.  Commissioned second lieutenant Seventy-sixth regiment Ohio volunteer infantry Aug. 14, 1862; first lieutenant Mar. 10, 1864; captain Apr. 13, 1864, and major United States volunteers in adjutant general's department in July, 1865.  Mustered out in April, 1866.  He took part in the following named battles:  Chickasaw Bayou, Arkansas Post, sieges of Jackson and Vicksburgh, Lookout Mountain, Mission Ridge, Ringgold, Resaca, Dallas, Kenesaw Mountain, Atlanta, Ezra Chapel, Jonesborough, Lovejoy Station, Griswoldville, Savannah, Columbia and Bentonville.  Newark, Ohio.

     NATHAN BOSTWICK, brevet lieutenant colonel Twentieth regiment Ohio volunteer infantry.  Commissioned second lieutenant Dec. 16, 1861, first lieutenant May 9, 1862, captain Jan. 30, 1864, and major Jan. 11, 1865.  He was taken prisoner at the battle of Atlanta, July 22, 1864, and afterwards escaped and returned to the Union lines.  Newark, Ohio.

     ALLEN W. BALL, captain One Hundred and Ninety-first regiment Ohio volunteer infantry.  Enlisted as private in company H, Third Ohio volunteer infantry in April, 1861.  Commissioned first lieutenant in One Hundred and Ninety-first Ohio volunteer infantry Mar. 8, 1865.  Mustered out with the regiment as adjutant in September, 1865.  Newark, Ohio.

     GEORGE W. CHASE, first lieutenant and quarter-master.  Enlisted in company H, First Ohio volunteer infantry, Apr. 19, 1861, as a private, and afterwards in the Eighty-eighth Ohio volunteer infantry.  Discharged in November, 1863.  He took part in the following named battles:  Fairfax Court House, Bull Run, Culpepper Court House, Orange Court House, Frankfort, Nashville, Knoxville, and numerous small engagements, not

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called battles.  He was wounded Aug. 11, 1861 - not seriously - and was taken a prisoner of war at first Bull Run, and by Morgan at Cynthiana, Kentucky, but escaped before going to Libby or Andersonville.
     He enlisted in the First Ohio volunteer infantry, as private, was brevetted second lieutenant after the Vienna affair, in August, 1861; was on recruiting service for the First, Second, Nineteenth, Sixty-third, Seventy-eighth, and Eighty-fifth Ohio volunteer infantry regiments; acted as adjutant in organizing new regiments and afterwards served as regimental quartermaster.  Newark, Ohio.

     JOHN H. McCUNE, captain company H, Thirty-first regiment Ohio volunteer infantry.  Enlisted Sept. 8, 1861; discharged in 1864.  He took part in the following named battles:  Mill Springs, Perryville, Chickamauga and Mission Ridge.
     He was aid-de-camp to General Schoeff; also to General S. S. Fry and General James B. Steedman and afterwards was ordnance officer on General Baird's staff.  Newark, Ohio.

     SYLVESTER S. WELLS, first lieutenant and adjutant Seventy-sixth regiment Ohio volunteer infantry.  Appointed sergeant major, in December, 1861, commissioned first lieutenant Mar. 24, 1862, to rank from Jan. 22, 1862.  Resigned May 3, 1862.  He took part in the following named battles:  Fort Donelson, Shiloh and siege of Corinth.  Newark, Ohio.

     FRANK J. BRACKETT, captain company B, Seventy-sixth regiment Ohio infantry.  Enlisted Sept. 30, 1861; discharged July 20, 1865.  He took part in the following named battles:  Fort Donelson, Shiloh, siege of Corinth, Chickasaw Bayou, Arkansas Post, Jackson, siege of Vicksburgh, Ringgold, Resaca, Kenesaw Mountain, Atlanta, Ezra Chapel, Jonesborough, Lovejoy Station, Savannah, Columbia, Bentonville, and Raleigh.
     He enlisted as a private Sept. 30, 1861; promoted to sergeant, first sergeant, second lieutenant, first lieutenant, and captain.  He was struck by lightning at Youngs Point, in the spring of 1863, and rendered unfit for duty for two months.  Fredonia, Ohio.

     J. C. CAMPBELL, colonel Seventy-sixty regiment Pennsylvania infantry.  Enlisted Aug. 6, 1861; discharged Jan. 23, 1865.  He took part in the following named battles:  Port Royal, Edisto Island, Pocotaligo, Fort Pulaski, Broad River, James Island, Fort Wagner, second attack on Fort Wagner, City Point, Bermuda Hundred, Drury's Bluff, Cold Harbor, Carter's Farm, Dutch Gap, White House, and Gaines' Mills.  He was wounded Nov. 17, 1864, at Chester Station.
     He engaged also in the trenches of front of Petersburgh, at the mine explosion in front of Petersburgh, at Chester Station, Fort Sedgwick and many skirmishes of less note; also in the hard fight taking the island on which Fort Wagner was located.  Newark, Ohio.

     WILLIAM C. LYON, captain company C, Twenty-third regiment Ohio volunteers.  Enlisted April 15th and mustered in May 20, 1861; discharged twenty-second day of April, 1865.  He took aprt in the following named battles; Carnifex Ferry, Cotton Mountain, Hawk's Nest, Fayette C. H., Raleigh C. H., Clark's Hollow, Princeton, Giles C. H., East River, Frederick City, South Mountain, Antietam, Hancock, and Wytheville.  He engaged in the capture of the main force of John Morgan's command in Ohio.  He was a prisoner of war at Libby, Macon, Charleston, adn Columbia, South Carolina, from Feb. 13, 1864, to Mar. 4, 1865.
     He was taken prisoner in company with Brigadier General E. Parker Scammon and his entire staff.  He escaped several times but was retaken and returned each time to the same prison, from which he finally escaped.  His regiment was commanded by Lieutenant Colone. R. B. Hayes, now President of the United States, who fell badly wounded early in the engagement at South Mountain.  Captain John W. Skyles and Lieutenant Martin Ritter, of the same company, were both wounded - the former losing an arm and the latter a leg.  Newark, Ohio.

     JOHN HISER, captain company E, Seventy-sixth regiment Ohio veteran volunteer infantry.  Enlisted Oct. 21, 1861; discharged July 17, 1865.  He took part in all the battles from Fort Donelson to Bentonville, North Carolina, inclusive, except Lookout Mountain, Mission Ridge and Ringgold.  He enlisted as a private, served as a corporal, duty sergeant, first sergeant, second lieutenant, first lieutenant and captain, and was with the

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regiment from its organization until mustered out of service, except when on detached duty.  Newark, Ohio.

     ELLIOTT W. CROSSE, ensign, South Atlantic blockading squadron, United States navy.  Enlisted Mar. 4, 1862; discharged Oct. 16, 1865.  He served on the war vessels Potomska, Catskill and Massachusetts, and engaged in the bombardments of Charleston, Pocataligo Bridge and Fort Fisher.  He was wounded at Pocataligo Bridge in November, 1864.  Newark, Ohio.

     CARY A. WILSON. - He was a member of the One Hundred and Thirty-fifth Ohio national guards, and was a prisoner of war for a long time.  Newark, Ohio.

     WILLIAM A. BELL, captain company E, Sixty-fifth Ohio veteran volunteer infantry.  Enlisted October 7, 1861; discharged Dec. 3, 1865.  He took part in the following named battles:  Shiloh Corinth, Perryville, Kentucky, Stone River, Liberty Gap, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, Buzzards' Roost, Resaca, Dallas, Kenesaw Mountain, Decatur, Peach Tree Creek, Atlanta, Jonesborough, Lovejoy, Spring Hill, Franklin and Nashville.  He was out three months in the Fourth regiment Ohio volunteer infantry at the first three months' call.  Newark, Ohio.

     CHARLES H. KIBLER, brevet lieutenant colonel United States volunteers.  Commissioned captain company D, Seventy-sixth regiment Ohio volunteer infantry, Feb. 6, 1862, ()to rank from Dec. 16, 1861.)  Resigned May 23, 1863, on account of ill health.  Re-instated by order of the Secretary of War and served on the staff of General Woods until August, 1864.  Brevetted lieutenant colonel by the President for gallant and meritorious services during the war.  Newark, Ohio.

     CHARLES R. WOODS. - The military history of Charles R. Woods of the United States army, as shown by the files of this office:

ADJUTANT GENERAL'S OFFICE,  
WASHINGTON, January 2, 1875} 

     REGULAR ARMY RECORD, - Graduated at the United States military academy, and appointed brevet second lieutenant First infantry, the first of July, 1852; second lieutenant First infantry, July 31, '52; second lieutenant Ninth infantry, Mar. 3, '55; first lieutenant Ninth infantry, Oct. 16, '55; captain Ninth infantry, Apr. 1, '61; major Eighteenth infantry, Apr. 20, '64; transferred to Twenty-seventh infantry, Sept. 21, '66;

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lieutenant colonel Thirty-third infantry, July 28, '66; unassigned Mar. 15, '69; assigned to Fifth infantry, Mar. 24.  __ colonel Second infantry, Feb. 18, '74.  (Brevetted lieutenant colonel July 4, '63, for gallant and meritorious services at the capture of Vicksburgh, Mississippi; colonel Nov. 24, __ for gallant and meritorious services at the battle of Chattanooga, Tennessee; brigadier general Mar. 13, '65, for gallant and meritorious services in battles before Atlanta, Georgia, and major general Mar. 13, '65, for gallant and meritorious service at the battle of Bentonville, North Carolina.
      SERVICE. - On duty at Fort Columbus, New York, harbor September 30, to Oct. 24, 1852; at Fort Wood, New York harbor, to November, '52; thence he proceeded to Texas and joined his company Dec. 16, '52; served therewith to M__ 12, '55, when he left to join the Ninth infantry, recruiting for the regiment from June 12, '55, to Nov. 28, '55; with regiment at Fort Monroe, Virginia, to Dec. 15, '55; thence with regiment to and in Washington Territory to Nov. __, '57; on leave of absence to Jan. 21, '58; on recruiting service and en route to company to Sept.17, '58; with regiment in Washington Territory to Apr. 29, '60; on general recruiting service at Fort Columbus, New York harbor, to April 20, __ on duty at Generals Patterson's and Banks' headquarters in Maryland, to August, '61; on recruiting service at St. Louis, Missouri, to Oct. 3, '61; (in volunteer service Oct. 15, '61, to Sept. 1, '66 - see record below).  Commanding district of the Chattahoochie to Mar. 1, '66; on permission to delay to June 14, '67; commanding depot, Newport barracks Kentucky, to Apr. 16, '69; commanding post of Fort Wallace, Kansas, May 1,'69 to (and troops in field at Kit Carson; Colorado Territory), Feb. 20, '71; on sick leave to July 15, '71; member of army regulation board to Mar. '72; on South Carolina division to Mar. 5, '73; commanding Fort Larned, Kansas, to Mar. 28, '73; on sick leave, and on South Carolina division to date of retirement, Dec. 14, '74.
     VOLUNTEER RECORD. - Mustered into service as colonel, Seventy-sixth Ohio Volunteers, Oct. 13, 1861, brigadier general volunteers, Aug. 22, '63.  (Brevited major general Nov. 22, '64, for long and continued services and for special gallantry at Griswoldsville, Georgia.)
     SERVICE. - Commanding Forty-fourth Ohio volunteers in the West Virginia campaign from Oct. 14, 1861, to Nov. 13, 1861; Tenth Ohio volunteers, in same campaign, to Nov. 13, 1861; Tenth Ohio volunteers, in same campaign, to Nov. 18, 1851; at Newark, Ohio, organizing, drilling and equipping his regiment, to Feb. 9, 1862; commanding regiment in the district of west Tennessee to Feb. 21, 1862; Third brigade, Third division, district of west Tennessee to Apr. 6, 1862; his regiment in same brigade to Apr. 25, 1862; the brigade to August, 1862; Second brigade, Third division, army of the Southwest to Oct. 15, 1862; Third division, army of the Southwest to Oct. 28, 1862; Second brigade, Third division, to Dec. 16, 1862; his regiment in the Fifteenth corps, to Apr. 2, 1863, and Second brigade, First division, Fifteenth corps to Sept. 1, 1863, and First brigade, First division, Fifteenth corps, to Oct. 31, 1863; First division, Fifteenth corps. to Nov. 23, 1863, and First brigade, First division, Fifteenth corps, to Dec. 23, 1863; on leave of absense to Jan. 3_, 1864; commanding First division, Fifteenth corps, to Feb.  1864; First brigade, First division, Fifteenth corps, to July _ 1864; First division, Fifteenth corps, to August, 1864; resume command of same division Sept. 23, 1864, and remained in command thereof to July, 1865; commanding department of Alabama from July 18, 1865, to June 1, 1866; department of the South to Aug. 18, 1866; district of Chattahoochie to - see regular army record.
     Mustered out of volunteer service, Sept. 1, 1866.
                                                     THOMAS M. VINCENT,
                                                                   Assistant Adjutant General.

Postoffice address, Newark, Ohio.

     GEORGE A. BALL, brevit captain company K, One hundred and Ninety-fifth Ohio Volunteer infanty.  Enlisted April, 1861; discharged Dec. 18, 1865.  He took part in the following named battles; Cheat Mountain, Chaplin Hills, and Stone River.  He was wounded Jan. 3, 1863, at Stone River.
     He first entered the service in April, 1861, in company H, Third Ohio volunteer infantry; served until April, 1863; re-enlisted as first lieutenant in the One Hundred and Thirty-fifth Ohio national guards, in 1864; then re-enlisted as first lieutenant in the One Hundred and Ninety-fifth Ohio volunteer infantry, in 1865.  Newark, Ohio.

     KIMBLE ABBOTT was a member of company C, Twenty-seventh Ohio volunteer infantry, and served four years.  Newark, Ohio.

     LEONIDAS H. INSCHO, second lieutenant company A, Twenty-third Ohio veteran volunteer infantry.  Enlisted June 16, 1861; discharged Aug. 7, 1865.  He took part in the following named battles: Skeary Town, Carnifex Ferry, Princeton, Bull Run, South Mountain, Antietam, Fayetteville, Cloyd Mountain, New River, Lynchburgh, Cattletown, Winchester, Barrysville, Opequan, Fisher's Hill and Cedar Creek.  He was wounded slightly Sept. 14, '62 and Sept. 19, '63, at South Mountain and Opequan.  He enlisted first in company E, Twelfth Ohio volunteer infantry, and served three years, then returned and served in the Twenty-third Ohio veteran volunteer infantry; was never sick a day during his whole term of service, and never missed a roll call, drill or guard duty.  At South Mountain, after a hand-to-hand fight over a stone wall, Lieutenant Inscho captured four prisoners of war, among them one commissioned officer, and delivered them safely to his commanding officer.  Chatham, Ohio.

     JOHN B. VANCE,  first lieutenant company H, One Hundred and Fortieth Pennsylvania infantry.  Enlisted Aug. 8, 1862; discharged Sept. 28, 1864, on account of wounds.  He took part in the following named battles:  Chancelorsville, Gettysburgh, Pennsylvania, Falling Waters, Maryland, Raccoon Station, Bristow Station, Mine Run, Morton's Ford, Wilderness, Todd's Tavern, Po River, and Spottsylvania Court House.  HE was wounded July 2, 1863, at Gettysburgh, and May 12, 1864, at Spottsylvania Court House.  He enlisted as private; appointed third sergeant Sept. 8, '62; elected second lieutenant Nov. 5, '62; promoted to first lieutenant Aug. 13, '63; was in command of company A at Bristow Station and Mine Run campaign, and in command of company D in the Wilderness campaign until wounded.  Newark, Ohio.

     THOMAS G. BROOKE, drum major company C, Seventy-sixth Ohio volunteer infantry.  Enlisted Oct. 11, 1861; discharged Mar. 19, 1863.  He took part in the following named battles; Fort Donelson, Shiloh, Milliken's Bend, Bolivar, Sherman's attack on Haines' Bluff, Arkansas Post and Grant's attack on Vicksburgh.  His discharge was owing to general orders No. 126, dated Sept. 6, 1862, which discharged from service all brass bands and leaders of field bands, as being in excess of organization.  He remained with the regiment seven months after date of general order No. 126, up to date of final discharge, Mar. 19, 1863, and took part in the ensuing battles.  Newark, Ohio.

     SAMUEL W. BROOKE, second lieutenant company A, One Hundred and Thirty-fifth Ohio national guards.  Enlisted June 5, 1862; discharged May 1, 1866.  He took part in the following named battles:  Fort Donelson, Shiloh, Milliken's Bend, in 1862, and in 1864, at the taking of Cumberland gap and Taswell, and in 1865, at Harper's Ferry or John Brown's school house.
     His first service was with the Seventy-sixth regiment, and as drum major, was then transferred to the regimental band and discharged by act of congress.  His second service was in the six months' service, as first lieutenant company I, One Hundred and Twenty-ninth regiment; third service as second lieutenant company A, One Hundred and Thirty-fifth regiment Ohio national guards.  Newark, Ohio.

     JAMES W. KIRKENDALL, captain company D,

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First Ohio veteran volunteer cavalry.  Enlisted Aug. 5, 1861; discharged Sept. 13, 1865.  He took part in the following named battles:  Shiloh, Corinth, Perryville, Stone River, Chickamauga, Kenesaw Mountain, Atlanta, Lovejoy Station, Jonesborough, Mission Ridge, Ebenezer Church, Selma, Montgomery, Columbus and Macon.  He was wounded at Springfield, Kentucky, in the hand.
     He was in active service during the war, and saw and endured more than can be related at present.  Union Station, Ohio.

     WILLIAM T. EVANS, first lieutenant company I, Second Ohio heavy artillery.  Enlisted in July, 1863; discharged in August, 1865.  He participated in the battles at Cleveland and Strawberry Plains, Tennessee, and served with his company on garrison duty at Fort DeWolf and Camp Nelson, Kentucky, and at Forts McPherson and Galpin, in Tennessee.  He commanded company H on a raid into east Tennessee under General Steedman, and commanded General Schofield's body guard.  The last few months of service he was on the staff of General Stoneman as brigade quartermaster.  Newark, Ohio.

     GEORGE W. KIRBY, private company F, Ninety-fifth Ohio volunteer infantry.  Enlisted Sept. 12, 1864; discharged Aug. 29, 1865.  He took part in the following named battles:  Skirmish at Rally Road and Nashville, Tennessee, Dec. 16, 1864, siege of Spanish Fort, from Mar. 27, to Apr. 8, 1865.  He never was off of duty from any cause whatever during all his term of service.  Newark, Ohio.

     JAMES W. DUNN. - He was a member of company A, Seventy-sixth Ohio volunteer infantry, and served eleven months.  Chatham, Ohio.

     FREDERICK LISEY, private company B, Seventeenth Ohio veteran volunteer infantry.  Enlisted Aug. 6, 1861; discharged July 25, 1865.  He took part in the following named battles:  Wild Cat, Kentucky, Mill Springs, Kentucky, Corinth, Iuka, Perryville, Stone Rover, Hoover's Gap, Chickamauga, Mission Ridge, Ringgold, Buzzard's  Roost, Resaca, Dallas, Kenesaw, Atlanta, Jonesborough, Lovejoy Station, Savannah, Columbia and Bentonville.  He operated with "Shermans bummers" through the Carolinas, and upon one occasion rode in advance of the army with thirty others, penetrated the rebel works at Bentonville, withdrew safely and reported the rebel strength at headquarters.  Newark, Ohio.

     AMOS R. LEE, private company C, Seventy-sixth regiment Ohio infantry.  Enlisted Mar. 1, 1864; discharged July 20, 1865.  He took part in the following named battles:  Resaca, Kennesaw Mountain, Dallas, Atlanta, Ezra Chapel, Jonesborough, Lovejoy Station, Saannah, Columbia and Bentonville.  Newark, Ohio.

     BENJAMIN ABBOTT, sergeant company C, Seventy-sixth regiment Ohio infantry.  Enlisted Oct. 30, 1861; discharged July 20, 1865.  He took part in the following named battles:  Shiloh, Corinth, Chickasaw Bayou, Arkansas Post, Jackson, Vicksburgh, Lookout Mountain, Mission Ridge, Ringgold, Resaca, Dallas, Kenesaw Mountain, Atlanta, Ezra Chapel, Jonesborough, Lovejoy Station, Savannah and Columbia.  He was never absent from the regiment during active service, from muster in until muster out, and was never in hospital.  Newark, Ohio.

     MOSES B. ROOT, corporal company H, Seventy-sixth regiment Ohio volunteer infantry.  Enlisted Nov. 1, 1861; discharged July 27, 1865.  He took part in the following named battles:  Fort Donelson, Shiloh, Corinth, Chickasaw Bayou, Arkansas Post, Vicksburgh, Jackson, Lookout Mountain, Atlanta, Ezra Chapel, Jonesborough, Lovejoy Station, Savannah, Columbia, and Bentonville.
     He never missed an engagement that the regiment was in from muster in to muster out.  Appleton, Ohio.

     JOSEPH MEISTER, corporal company E, Seventy-sixth Ohio infantry.  Enlisted Aug. 18, 1862; discharged June 16, 1865.  He took part in every engagement with the Seventy-sixth, Ohio, since August, 1862.  He was wounded Nov. 27, 1863, at Ringgold, Georgia.
     This soldier died at his residence in Newark, Nov. 18, 1878, mostly from the effects of the severe wounds received in the service.  He was the first member of the Soldiers' and Sailors' society who has died, and a number of his comrades attended the funeral.

     JOSEPH A. DEAMUDE, first sergeant company D,

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Ohio veteran volunteer infantry.  Enlisted Oct. 31, 1861; discharged July 16, 1865.  He took aprt in all engagements from Fort Donelson to Bentonville, South Carolina.
     At Lookout Mountain, Sergeant Deamude, together with one man of the same company, surprised and captured fourteen of the enemy and turned them over safely at headquarters.  Newark, Ohio.

     SIMON WILLIAMS, private company D, Seventy-sixth Ohio.  Enlisted Nov. 27, 1861; discharged at Savannah, Georgia, Dec. 19, 1864.  He took aprt in the following named battles: Fort Donelson, Shiloh, Corinth, Arkansas Post, Richmond, Chickasaw Bayou, Raymond, Champion Hills, Jackson, Black River, Vicksburgh, Jackson second time, Canton, Lookout Mountain, Chattanooga, Mission Ridge, Ringgold, Dallas, Dalton, Resaca, Kenesaw Mountain, Augusta, R. R., July 22d and 28th, on the right, Jonesborough, Lovejoy Station, Macon and Savannah.  Wilkins Run, Ohio.

     GEORGE W. TORRANCE, sergeant company C, Seventy-eighth regiment Ohio volunteer infantry.  Enlisted Feb. 6, 1862, at Zanesville, Ohio; discharged Jan. 12, 1865, at Beaufort, South Carolina, for disability.  He took part in the following named battles:  Pittsburgh Landing, Iuka, battle and siege of Corinth, Fort Donelson, Jackson, Tennessee, Bolivar, Tennessee, Iuka, skirmish near Grand Junction, Tennessee, Port Gibson, Raymond, Baker's Creek, and the battles and surrender of Vicksburgh, Kenesaw Mountain, skirmish at Nickajack Creek, Georgia, Perch Tree Creek and Atlanta, July 21st and 22d.  Wounded at Kenesaw Mountain June 27, 1864, and at Atlanta, July 21, 1864, and also severely at Atlanta, July 22, 1864.
     He was a prisoner of war one day and night as Atlanta; remained on the battle-field all night, wounded, July 22, 1864, among the rebel wounded and dead; was treated as well as could be expected under the circumstances; he could not walk and they let him lie just where he fell.  He took part in all the marches and campaigns with the army of the Tennessee.  Newark, Ohio.

     FRANKLIN F. WISE. - He was a member of company C, Fiftieth Pennsylvania volunteers, and served three years and three months.  Newark, Ohio.

     JAMES D. COON. - He was a member of company C, Twenty-seventh Ohio volunteer infantry, and served one year.  Newark, Ohio.

     THOMPSON E. OSBURN, sergeant company F, One hundred and Thirteenth regiment Ohio volunteer infantry.  Enlisted Aug. 22, 1862; discharged July 7, 1865.  He took part in the following named battles:  Chickamauga, Mission Ridge, Buzzard's Roost, Resaca, Rome, Kenesaw Mountain, Peach Tree Creek, in front of Atlanta, Jonesborough, March to the Sea, and through the Carolinas, and Bentonville, North Carolina.
     Sergeant Osburn fired one of the last guns of the war in his department, on the tenth of April, 1865, near Smithfield, North Carolina.  He also fired one of the first and one of the last guns of the battle of Chickamauga.  Vanattas, Ohio.

     JONATHAN McPHERSON, private company F, Seventy-third Ohio volunteers.  Enlisted February 15, 1865; discharged July 26, 1865.  Newark, Ohio.

     GEORGE H. BOGGS, private company C, Seventy-sixth regiment Ohio volunteer infantry.  Enlisted Oct. 7, 1862; discharged Aug. 4, 1863.  He took part in the following named battles:  Ash Hollow, Cottonwood Springs, Solomon's Fork, Jackson, and Vicksburgh.  The first three battles were with the Indians during service in the regular army; the last two in the war of the Rebellion.  He was wounded July 29, 1857, at Solomon's Fork.
     Sergeant Boggs enlisted in the First United States cavalry, Feb. 22, 1855, and was discharged Feb. 22, 1860.  He was wounded by the Indian chief "White Feather," in a hand-to-hand fight on Solomon's fork.  Newark, Ohio.

     LEROY S. BANCROFT, private company D, One Hundred and Thirteenth regiment Ohio volunteer infantry.  Enlisted Aug. 25, 1862; discharged July 10, 1865.  He took part in the following named battles:  Franklin, Chickamauga, Buzzard's Roost, Dalton, Resaca, Rome, Dallas, Kenesaw, Chattahooche, Peach Tree Creek, New Hope Church,, Jonesborough, Atlanta, Savannah, Black River, Bentonsville, and Goldsborough.
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missed a day of duty during his whole term of service.  Newark, Ohio.

     ISAAC N. PRESTON, private company C, Seventy-sixth Ohio veteran volunteer infantry.  Enlisted Oct. 30, 1861; discharged July 19, 1865.  He took part in the following named battles:  Fort Donelson, siege of Vicksburgh, Jackson, Mississippi, siege of Atlanta, siege of Corinth, Chicksaw Bayou, Resaca, Dallas, Kenesaw Mountain, Atlanta, Ezra Chapel, Jonesborough, Lovejoy Station, Savannah, and Columbia.
     Ike Preston was the "statistician and directory" of company C.  Nothing escaped his notice, and to this day his remarkable memory serves him in relating with precision - as to dates and places - the many little incidents connected with the service.  Chatham, Ohio.

     JOHN W. LYNN was last a member of company F, One Hundred and Seventy-eighth Ohio volunteer infantry, and served three years and ten months during the war.  Newark, Ohio.

     THOMAS COCHRAN was a member of company I, One Hundred and Twenty-first Ohio volunteer infantry, and served one year and one month.  Newark, Ohio.

     EDWARD B. JONES, first sergeant company C, Twenty-seventh regiment Ohio veteran volunteer infantry.  Enlisted in July, 1861; discharged July 11, 1865.  He took aprt in the following named battles:  Sieges of New Madrid and Island No. Ten, Iuka, Mississippi, September 19th, Corinth Resaca, Dallas, Kenesaw Mountain, Peach Tree Creek, Atlanta; on Saludas river, South Carolina, Cheraw, on Great Pedee river, and Bentonville, North Carolina.  He was slightly wounded at Atlanta, July 22, 1864.
     He first enlisted in Captain McDougal's company H, Third Ohio volunteer infantry in three months' service, in April, 1861, and was discharged at Camp Dennison to give room for three years' men; re-enlisted in Captain Edwin Nichol's company in July , 1861, and re-enlisted as a veteran Dec. 15, 1863, at Prospect Station, Tennessee.  Newark, Ohio.

     MILTON R. SCOTT, private company D, Seventy-sixth Ohio volunteer infantry.  Enlisted Nov. 25, 1861; discharged Dec. 20, 1864.  He took part in the following named battles:  Fort Donelson, Shiloh, Chickasaw Bayou, Arkansas Post, siege of Vicksburgh, and other minor engagements.
     He served on detached duty at headquarters in 1864.  In civil life he entered into the profession of journalism, and is now editor and proprietor of the Newark Banner.  Newark, Ohio.

     JOSIAH SPEARS was a member of company D, Seventy-sixth regiment Ohio volunteer infantry, ,and served one year and four months.  Newark, Ohio.

     HENRY BASH was a member of company C, Seventy-sixth regiment Ohio volunteer infantry, and served three years and five months.  He was severely wounded in the battle of Jonesborough, Georgia.  Utica, Ohio.

     EDWARD H. PERKINS, first lieutenant One Hundred and Thirty-ninth New York infantry, enlisted Feb. 16, 1864; discharged July 20, 1865.  He engaged in the following named battles:  Resaca, Dallas, Kenesaw and Atlanta, Georgia.
     He enlisted as a musician in company C, Seventy-sixth Ohio infantry, Feb. 16, 1864, and was discharged May 29, 1865.  He was commissioned first lieutenant One Hundred and Thirty-ninth New York infantry, May 29, 1865, but continued in service with the Seventy-sixth Ohio infantry.  Newark, Ohio.

     TIMOTHY POWERS, private company D, Seventy-sixth Ohio volunteer infantry, enlisted Jan. 5, 1864; discharged June 29, 1865.  He took part in the following battles:  Resaca, Dallas, Kenesaw Mountain, Atlanta, Jonesborough and Lovejoy Station.  Newark, Ohio.

     JOHN EVERS, private First Kentucky independent battery; enlisted Apr. 14, 1862; discharged July 12, 1865.  He took part in the following named battles:  Antietam, Frederick City, South Mountain, Cotton Mountain, Winchester, Snickers Gap, Lynchburgh and Strasburgh.  Newark, Ohio.

     JACOB F. THEURER, sergeant company E, Seventy-sixth Ohio veteran volunteer infantry, enlisted in November, 1861; discharged July 19, 1865.  He took part in every engagement with the regiment during its term of service, and was never sick in hospital, but always ready for duty.  Newark, Ohio.

     BENJAMIN F. RICE, sergeant company B,

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Seventy-sixth regiment Ohio volunteer infantry, enlisted Nov. 8, 1861; discharged Apr. 7, 1863.  HE took part in the following named battles:  Fort Donelson, Pittsburgh Landing and Arkansas Post.  He was discharged on account of being paralyzed by a stroke of lightning at Young's Point, Louisiana, Feb. 14, 1863.  Johnstown, Ohio.
 

     FRANCIS O. JACOBS, private company A, Fourth Ohio volunteer infantry, enlisted Apr. 8, 1861; discharged in December, 1863.  He took part in the following named battles:  Rich Mountain, Petersburgh, Romney, Blue's Gap, Winchester, Fredericksburgh and Chancellorsville.  He was wounded Sunday, May 3, 1863, at Chancellorsville.  Newark, Ohio.

     BENTLEY GILL. - He was a member of company D, Seventy-sixth Ohio volunteer infantry, and served three years and three months.  Newark, Ohio.

     ELIJAH BECKHAM. - He was a member of company A, Seventy-sixth Ohio volunteer infantry, and served four years.  Fallsburgh, Ohio.

     SAMUEL F. GILBREATH,

     JONATHAN TAVENER. - He is a member of company D, Seventy-sixty Ohio volunteer infantry, and served three years and seven months.  Newark, Ohio.

     GEORGE W. McQUEEN - He was a member of company A, Seventy-sixth Ohio volunteer infantry, and served two years.  Fallsburgh, Ohio.

     CHARLES W. HULL, private company A, Seventy-sixth Ohio volunteer infantry.  Enlisted Feb. 23, 1864; discharged July 15, 1865.  He took part in the following named battles:  Dallas, Kenesaw Mountain, Atlanta, Georgia, Jonesborough, Lovejoy Station, Taylor's Ridge, Savannah, Georgia, Columbia, South Carolina, Bentonville, and Raleigh, North Carolina.  He never missed a meal or a battle from Nashville to the close of the Rebellion.  He was wounded May 16, 1864, at Dallas, Georgia.  Fallsburgh, Ohio.

     J. W. MARTIN,

     WILLIAM HOLLER, first sergeant company F, Ninety-fifth regiment Ohio volunteer infantry.  Enlisted Aug. 18, 1862; discharged Aug. 14, 1865.  He took part in the following named battles:  Richmond, Kentucky, Jackson, Mississippi; siege of Vicksburgh, Tupelo, Mississippi; siege of Spanish Fort, Alabama.
     He was a prisoner of war at Richmond, Kentucky, from Aug. 30, 1862, to Sept. 1, 1862; was paroled Sept. 1, 1862, and exchanged in February, 1863.  Newark, Ohio.

     MINOT O. NASH, JR.,

     HENDERSON ALLBAUGH,

     EDWARD T. CROSSE,

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December 10, 1862; discharged July 19, 1865.  He took part in the following named battles:  Fort Donelson, Shiloh, Chickasaw Bayou, Arkansas Post, siege of Vicksburgh, Lookout Mountain, Ringgold, Mission Ridge, and in two engagements around Atlanta, Georgia, and others, making thirty-two battles and skirmishes during the war.  Newark, Ohio.

     EDWARD BARRETT. - He was a member of company C, Seventy-eighth Ohio volunteer Infantry, and served three years.  Newark, Ohio.

     NOAH SMITH. - He was a member of company E, Seventy-sixth Ohio volunteer infantry, and served three years and nine months.  Beech Corners, Ohio

     DAVE WHITE, private company D, Fifty-first regiment New York volunteers.  Enlisted Aug. 25, 1861; discharged Mar. 13, 1863, at Fairfax hospital, Virginia.  He took part in the following named battles:  Yorktown, Virginia, Roanoake Island, North Carolina, New Berne, North Carolina, Nassau River, forty-five miles above New Berne, Cedar Mountain, Virginia, Rappahannock Station, Virginia, Mannassas Junction, Virginia, and three days at Bull Run, Virginia.  He was wounded the last day at Bull Run in August 1862; was a prisoner of war at Nassau River from April 30 to July 22, 1862; also at Raleigh, North Carolina, and Libby, Virginia.  He was in the three months' service with the First New York volunteers under Colonel Ellsworth, and served four months and sixteen days.  Newark, Ohio.

     EDWARD NEWKIRK. - He was a member of company E, Twelfth Ohio volunteer infantry, and served two years and six months.  Newark, Ohio.

     WILLIAM J. LAWRENCE. - He was a second lieutenant in Company G, Sixty-first Pennsylvania volunteers, and served four years and seven months.  Newark, Ohio.

     WILLIAM H. ZIPPERER,

     MILLIGAN DUNN, private company D, One Hundred and Thirteenth regiment, Ohio volunteer infantry.  Enlisted Aug. 31, 1862; discharged July 25, 1865.  He took aprt in the following named battles:  Kenesaw Mountain, Ringgold, Georgia, Atlanta, Georgia, Buzzard's Roost, Knoxville, Tennessee, Dallas, Franklin, Lookout Mountain and Peach Tree Creek.  Fallsburgh, Ohio.

     GEORGE W. DUNN,

     HENRY C. BOSTWICK,

     JOSHUA MORAN,

     GEORGE T. VEACH,

 

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     JOHN BIERLEY

     W. B. BOWER,

     MOSES S. HARRISON,

     JOHN HUMBARGER,

     J. W. LATTIMER was a member of company K, Eighteenth Ohio volunteer infantry, and served eight months.  Newark, Ohio.

     WILLIAM LIPPINCOTT

     THOMAS E. HAYES

     THOMAS W. BLUNT. - He was a member of company A, Seventy-sixth Ohio volunteer infantry, and served one year and five months.  Perryton, Ohio.

     ERWIN H. CATHRIGHT. - He was a member of company F, One Hundred and Twenty-third Ohio volunteer infantry, and served two years.  Newark, Ohio.

     LOAMI MORGAN, private company C, One Hundred and Thirty-fifth regiment Illinois volunteers.  Enlisted May 15, 1864; discharged Sept. 28, 1864.  Little Clay Lick, Ohio.

     JAMES W. WILSON, private company A, Seventy-sixth regiment Ohio veteran volunteer infantry.  Enlisted February 26, 1864; discharged July 15, 1865.  He took part in the following named battles; Resaca, Dallas, Kenesaw Mountain, Jonesborough, Atlanta, July 22d and 28, 1864, and Bentonville.  Newark, Ohio.

     CHARLES SEDERS, private company H, Seventy-sixth regiment Ohio volunteer infantry.  Enlisted in March, 1864; discharged in July, 1865.  He took part in the following named battles:  Resaca, Dallas, Kenesaw Mountain, Atlanta, Ezra Chapel, Jonesborough, Lovejoy Station, Savannah, and Bentonville.
     He was wounded slightly May 24, 1864, at Dallas, Georgia.  Newark, Ohio.

     JAMES W. GEORGE. - He was a member of com-

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pany F, Second battalion, Eighteenth United States regulars, a served three years.  Newark, Ohio.

     G. W. CAMPBELL. - He was a member of company K, Nineth-seventh Ohio volunteer infantry, and served three years.  Newark, Ohio.

     ALBERT E. MAGOFFIN, sergeant major Eighty-ninth Ohio volunteer infantry.  Enlisted July 31, 1862; discharged Oct. 27, 183.  He took part in the following named battles:  Hoover's Gap, Tennessee, and numerous skirmishes at divers places.  Newark, Ohio.

     WILLIAM INGMAN

     NATHANIEL FINEGAN,

     DAVID W. VANATTA. -

     FRANK H. BROWNE. - He was a member of company E, Twefth Ohio volunteer infantry, and served three years.  Newark, Ohio.

     WILLIAM P. DEBEVOISE,

     THOMAS S. HURSEY,

     JAMES B. ODELL, private company F, One hundred and ninety-first Ohio volunteer infantry, enlisted Feb. 15, 1865; discharged Aug. 27, 1865.  Newark, Ohio.

     B. G. HARTIGAN. - He was a member of company G, Eightieth Ohio volunteer infantry, and served three years and three months.  Columbus, Ohio.

     SOLOMON ROUSCULP, musician company K, One Hundred and Twenty-sixth Ohio Volunteer infantry.  Enlisted Aug. 29, 1862; discharged July 1, 1865.  He took part in the following named battles:  Martinsburgh, Virginia, Wamping Heights, Locust Grove, Mine Run, Wilderness,

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Spottsylvania, Cold Harbor, Bermuda Hundred, Petersburg, Monocacy, Charleston, Smithfield, Winchester, Cedar Creek, Fisher's Hill, Middleton, Petersburgh, and Lee's surrender.  Thornville, Ohio.

     JOHN CROOKS, second sergeant company I, Fifty-first Ohio volunteer infantry.  Enlisted Apr. 12, 1861; discharged Nov. 5, 1865.  He took part in the following names battles:  Stone River, Chickamauga, Lookout Mountain, Mission Ridge, Buzzard's Roost, Peach Tree Creek, in front of Atlanta, Jonesborough, Franklin and Nashville.  He was wounded slightly at Lookout Mountain.
     He took part in thirty-five skirmishes and battles, of which the above named are the main ones.  He first enlisted in the Sixteenth Ohio volunteer infantry, and served four months in that organization.  Newark, Ohio.

     JAMES K. JENNINGS, private company D. Seventy-sixth regiment, Ohio volunteer infantry.  Enlisted Dec. 6, 1861; discharged Dec. 19, 1864.  He took part in the following named battles:  Fort Donelson, Shiloh, Corinth, Chickasaw Bayou, Arkansas Post, Jackson, Vicksburgh, Lookout Mountain, Atlanta, Jonesborough, Lovejoy Station, Macon, and Savannah.  Newark, Ohio.

     SPENCER SEYMOUR. - He was a member of company E, One Hundred and Thirt-fifth Ohio national guard.  Newark, Ohio.

     WILLIAM WING SPELLMAN, private company D, Twenty-second Ohio infantry.  Enlisted Sept. 3, 1861; discharged Aug. 2, 1862.  He was discharged on account of chronic bronchitis, a disease contracted in the service, and has never received any bounty.
     His regiment was formerly called the Thirteenth Missouri, and during the summer of 1862 was changed to the Twenty-second Ohio - Crafts J. Wright, colonel.  Granville, Ohio.

     SAMUEL HOWELL. - He was a member of company M, Fifth Ohio cavalry.  Newark, Ohio.

     JAMES W. OWENS, captain company K, Eighty-sixth regiment Ohio volunteer infantry.  Commissioned first lieutenant June 5, 1862, and commissioned captain July 17, 1863.  He served one year and four months as first lieutenant in the three months' service and as captain in the six months' service.  Newark, Ohio.

     MILES ARNOLD, first lieutenant company C, Seventy-sixth Ohio infantry.  Enlisted Apr. 17, 1861; discharged Oct. 18, 1864.  He took part in the following named battles:  Rich Mountain, West Virginia, Fort Donelson, Shiloh, Corinth, Chickasaw Bayou, Arkansas Post, Vicksburgh, Jackson, Lookout Mountain, Mission Ridge, Ringgold, Resaca, Dallas, Kenesaw and Atlanta.  He was wounded severely with three musket shots at Atlanta, July 22, 1864; was reported mortally wounded, but lived after great suffering.
     He served in company B, Seventeenth Ohio, in the three months' service; joined the Seventy-sixth Ohio Oct. 18, 1861; appointed sergeant Dec. 9, 1861; first sergeant June 7, 1862; commissioned second lieutenant Nov 23, 1863, and first lieutenant Mar. 10, 1864.  He was mustered out on account of wounds Oct. 18, 1864, and has been unable to perform labor since that time.  Ferris, Hancock county, Illinois.

     PETER SUTTON, private company H, Third Ohio infantry.  Enlisted Aug. 22, 1862; discharged July 17, 1865.  He engaged in the following named battles; Perryville, Mission Ridge, Buzzards' Roost and Kenesaw Mountain.  He was wounded July 5, 1864, near Kenesaw mountain; was a prisoner of war one week at Rome, Georgia, Chatham, Ohio.

     ISAIAH C. LONG, first sergeant company A, Fourth regiment, Ohio infantry.  Enlisted Apr. 18, 1861, for three months.  Re-enlisted for three years June 5, 1861; discharged Nov. 21, 1863.  He participated in the battles of Rich Mountain, Romney, Blue's Gap, Chancellorsville and Gettysburgh.  Was captured in hospital in 1862 and remained a prisoner of war eight days.  Was finally discharged on surgeon's certificate of disability.  Newark, Ohio.

     JOSEPH AVERY was a member of company H, Third Ohio volunteer infantry, and served three years and two months.  Newark, Ohio.

     HARRY A. CHURCH, sergeant company K, Fifty-second Ohio volunteer infantry.  Enlisted July 9, 1862; discharged July 6, 1865.  He was enlisted originally for the Seventy-second Ohio, but was

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     DAVID DAVIS,

     PHILIP O'BRIEN,

     W. C. SMYERS was a member of company B, Fourth Pennsylvania cavalry, and served three years.  Newark, Ohio.

     FRANKLIN F. RICHARDS, private company H, Third Ohio volunteer infantry; served three years.  Newark, Ohio.

     JOHN J. SCHRANER, private company B, Eighteenth United States infantry; served three years.  Newark, Ohio.

     JOSEPH R. MILLER, second lieutenant company B, Seventy-eighth Ohio volunteer infantry.  Commissioned Oct. 1, 1862 (to rank from Sept. 7, 1862).  Resigned Sept. 21, 1864.  Newark, Ohio.

     JESSE VIALL, sergeant company A, Tenth Ohio volunteer cavalry; served three years.  Hebron, Ohio.

     JOHN W. GARDNER, private company A, Tenth Ohio volunteer cavalry; served three years and nine months.  Fallsburgh, Ohio.

     GEORGE HUFFMAN, private company C, Tenth Indiana cavalry; served three years.  Black Run, Ohio.

     WILLIAM PYLES, private company G, One Hundred and Twenty-second Ohio volunteer infantry; served three years.  Black Run, Ohio.

     JOHN J. METZGAR, captain company C, Seventy-sixth Ohio volunteer infantry.  Enlisted as private in company B; served as quartermaster sergeant until commissioned second lieutenant Nov. 28, 1862; promoted to first lieutenant Mar. 10, 1864, and commanded company C; served as regimental quartermaster through the Atlanta campaign; promoted to captain Jan. 18, 1865, and mustered out with regiment July 24, 1865.  Captain Metzgar was severely wounded in the battle of Ringgold, Nov. 27, 1863, while carrying the colors, after the color bearer had been shot down.  Postoffice, Shawnee, Ohio.

     ISAAC K FRAMPTON, private company A, Seventy-sixth Ohio volunteer infantry, and company A, Forth second Indiana volunteers; served two years.  Fallsburgh, Ohio.

     SAMUEL DAVIS, corporal company C, Sixth Ohio volunteer infantry; served three eyars.  Newark, Ohio.

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     HAMLIN D. BURCH, bugler company A, Tenth Ohio volunteer cavalry; served three years.  Hebron, Ohio.

     GEORGE W. WILSON, landsman, West Gulf squadron United States navy; served two years and six months.  Newark, Ohio.

     DANIEL HUPP, private company D, Seventy-sixth Ohio volunteer infantry; served three years.  Hanover, Ohio.

     GEORGE W. RUGG, private company F, Eight-fifth New York State veteran volunteers; served four years.  Newark, Ohio.

     W. M. BIRDSONG, private company F, Thirteenth Ohio volunteer infantry; served three years.

     W. H. DENNING, private company G, Seventy-fourth Ohio volunteer infantry; served three years and nine months.  Newark, Ohio.

     JOHN F. MONTGOMERY, corporal company E, One Hundred and Thirty-fifth Ohio national guard.  Served one hundred and twenty-days.  Newark, Ohio.

     W. H. DAVIDSON, private, company F, Ninety-fifth Ohio volunteer infantry; served three years.  West Zanesville, Ohio.

     WILLIAM D. LAYMAN, private company F, Ninety-fifth Ohio volunteer infantry; served three years.  Wilkins Run, Ohio.

     BASIL B. WIYRARCH, private company G, Seventy-sixth Ohio volunteer infantry; served three years.  Jacksontown, Ohio.

     REASON C. STRONG, major Seventy-sixth Ohio volunteer infantry.  Commissioned second lieutenant company D, Feb. 5, 1862 to rank from Dec. 16, 1861); promoted to first lieutenant Dec. 31, 1862 (to rank from Sept. 30, 1862); promoted to captain Mar. 10, 1864; promoted to major June 16, 1865, and to lieutenant colonel July 13, 1865.  He was mustered out with regiment as major, July 24, 1865.  Post Office, Columbus, Ohio.

     JAMES McDONALD, private company H, Third Ohio volunteer infantry; served three years and two months.  Granville, Ohio.

     J. W. TILTON, sergeant company A, Seventy-sixth Ohio volunteer infantry; served three years and nine months.  Martinsburgh, Ohio.

     W. J. BEBOUT, private company I, One Hundred and Forty-second Ohio national guard; served four months.  Martinsburgh, Ohio.

     JOHN HAMILTON, private company I One Hundred and Twenty-sixth Ohio volunteer infantry; served three years.  Newark, Ohio.

     Z. ALLBAUGH, private company C, Seventy-sixth Ohio volunteer infantry; served twen months.  St. Louisville, Ohio.

     JAMES P. FRANCIS, corporal company H, Thirty-first Ohio volunteer infantry; served three years and ten months.  St. Louisville, Ohio.

     JAMES M. PONSER, corporal company D, Seventy-sixth Ohio volunteer infantry; served three years and eight months.  Newark, Ohio.

     HOMER C. BURCH, private company H, Thirty-first Ohio volunteer infantry; served three years.  Hebron, Ohio.

     JAMES M. BROWNE, private company C, Twenty-seventh Ohio volunteer infantry; served three years and three months.  Newark, Ohio.

     HENRY H. FOWLER, private company C, Thirty-second Ohio volunteer infantry; served three years and three months.  Newark, Ohio.

     JOHN T. COLLINS, captain company E, Ninety-eighth Ohio volunteer infantry.  Commissioned second lieutenant Aug. 3, 1862 (to rank from July 23, 18620; commissioned first lieutenant June 30, 1863 (to rank from Jan. 24, 1863); commissioned captain Jan. 6, 1864 (to rank from Sept. 20, 1863).  Resigned July 29, 1864.  Post Office, Newark, Ohio.

     WILLARD WARNER, brevet major general United States volunteers.  Commissioned major Seventy-sixth Ohio volunteer infantry, Mar. 24, 1862, (to rank from Dec. 28, 1861); commissioned lieutenant colonel Dec. 14, 1863 (to rank from Sept. 10, 1863); appointed inspector general on General Sherman's staff in April, 1864; discharged for promotion Oct. 12, 1864; commissioned colonel One Hundred and eightieth Ohio volunteer infantry Oct. 12, 1864; breveted brigadier general United States volunteers in July, 1865; brevetted major general United Sates volunteers (to rank from Mar. 13, 1865,) "for gallant and meritorious conduct during the war.'  He was mustered out late in 1865.  After the war General Warner served one term as United States senator from Alabama.  Tecumseh, Alabama.

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     A. H. SWINDELL, corporal company C, Seventy-sixth Ohio volunteer infantry; served three years and two months.  St. Louisville, Ohio.

     JOHN HIGINBOTHAM, private company E, One Hundred and Thirty-fifth Ohio national guard; served four months.  Fallsburgh, Ohio.

     LEONARD STELZER, sergeant company G, Forty-fifth Ohio volunteer infantry; served three years.  Newark, Ohio.

     RICHARD CONLEY, private company E, Twelfth Ohio volunteer infantry; served two years.  Newark, Ohio.

     JAMES B. HAYNES, private United States signal corps; served two years.  Newark, Ohio.

     M. W. COMSTOCK, sergeant company F, Ninety-fifth Ohio volunteer infantry.  Enlisted July 6, 1862; discharged Mar. 13, 1863.  He was taken a prisoner of war at Richmond, Kentucky, Aug. 31, 1862, and paroled soon after.  Newark, Ohio.

     DAVID R. JONES, musician company G, Seventy-sixth Ohio volunteer infantry.  Enlisted in October, 1861; discharged July 19, 1865.  He took part in all the battles and skirmishes of the Seventy-sixth regiment from Fort Donalson to Bentonville.  Newark, Ohio.

     PHILIP CASSIDY, private company F, Third Pennsylvania cavalry.  Enlisted in July, 1864; discharged near Richmond, Virginia, in 1865.  He took part in nearly all the battles in front of Petersburgh, and was at Lee's surrender at Appomatox,  Newark, Ohio.

     JOHN DAVID JONES, was a member of the Second Ohio heavy artillery.  Post office address, Newark, Ohio.

     HERMAN D. FRANCIS, artificer First veteran volunteer engineer corps, United States army served one year.  Newark, Ohio.

     MARION CHRISMAN, private company H, Seventy-sixth Ohio volunteer infantry.  Enlisted Feb. 7, 1862; discharged July 19, 1865.  He participated in all the battles his regiment was engaged in, from Fort Donelson to Bentonville, and was never absent excepting a short time in hospital at Beaufort, South Carolina,  Newark, Ohio.

     BRICE L. TAYLOR, company D, Seventy-eighth Ohio volunteer infantry.  Served one year and seven months.  Wilkin's Run, Ohio.

     HENRY CROOKS, private company C, Fifty-first Ohio volunteer infantry.  Served four years three months.  Newark, Ohio.

     NIMROD A. GREEN, corporal company C, Ninth Iowa cavalry.  Served four years.  Newark, Ohio.

     M. T. HENDERSON, private company H, Ninety-second Ohio volunteer infantry.  Served three years.  Newark, Ohio.

     H. D. DUDLEY, sergeant, Henshaw's Illinois volunteers, served three years.  Newark, Ohio.

     NICHOLAS C. BROWN, private company B, One hundred and thirty-fifth Ohio national guard served nine months.  Union Station, Ohio.

     FREDERICK KOEHLER, brevet lieutenant colonel and aide-de-camp United States army, served ten years in the regular service, and five years and eight months in the volunteer service.  Newark, Ohio.

     JOHN D. JOHNSON, first corporal, Battery H, First West Virginia volunteers; served three years.  Newark, Ohio.

     A. T. MILLER, private company F, One hundred and thirty-fifth Ohio national guard; served eleven months.  Newark, Ohio.

     W. E. BOSTWICK, private company K, Seventy-eighth Ohio volunteer infantry; served seven months.  Newark, Ohio.

     WILLIAM H. COFFMAN, private company G, Seventy-sixth Ohio volunteer infantry; served two years.  Newark, Ohio.

     WILLIAM GRASSER, private company H, Third Ohio volunteer infantry; served two years.  Newark, Ohio.

     In the winter and spring of 1878 active preparations were made for holding a general State reunion in Newark under the auspices of the soldiers society.
     At a meeting held by the officers of the society, January 23d, the president, after consultation with the other officers, appointed the following general committees for the purpose of arranging for a general soldiers' re-union the coming summer.  Upon motion, it was resolved that the Re-union be held at the "old Fort," near Newark, on Monday, July 22d, the anniversary of hte death of General McPherson:

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     GENERAL COMMITTEE OF FIVE. - I.  General Charles R. Woods on general arrangements.

     2. Dr. W. B. Chambers, on finance.
     3. Captain Jonathan Rees, on correspondence.
     4. Lieutenant S. S. Wells, on banquet.
     5. Lieutenant Colonel Charles H. Kibler, on reception.
     The above to act as chairmen, of sub-committees:
     1. The committee of arrangements will make general arrangements, attend to decorations, arrange order of parade, and attend to such other appropriate duties as will further the success of the re-union.
     2. The committees on finance will solicit subscriptions of money, and pay the same over to the treasurer, for the purpose of defraying the necessary expenses of the re-union.
     3. The committee on correspondence will send invitations, advertise the re-union, and keep records of the proceedings.
     4. The banquet committee will solicit contributions of eatables, and arrange the banquet.
     5. The reception committee will receive, entertain and direct visitors, and provide places for them during their sojourn in the city.
     The county committees (at least one in each township), will rally members and visitors to attend the re-union, and will attend to such other necessary work as will further the success of the re-union.
     In addition to the foregoing committees, the chairmen of the township committee of ladies in their respective townships, to solicit cooked provisions, and to arrange and superintend a table set apart and marked for each township.
     General Woods, chairman of the committee of general arrangements, published an address in the county papers, calling upon the people to contribute from their abundance for the occasion, that all soldiers might be furnished a free dinner.
     The secretary also prepared, and sent to the township committees, subscription books, for the purpose of collecting money for defraying the expenses of the re-union.
     The officers of the society met with all the committees and took part in the proceedings.
     To the correspondence committee was assigned the first important duties to be performed; and the chairman, with the assistance of the secretary, opened up an extensive correspondence with the heads of the various military bodies throughout the State, with a view of securing the largest attendance and of drawing to the re-union features that would prove interesting and attractive.  General Charles R. Woods rendered valuable service to the committee in addressing letters to distinguished military men, inviting them to be present.  Very patriotic answers were received in reply from many.
     This committee caused to be printed and mailed to over seven hundred soldiers a general printed invitation.
     With this circular letter was also sent a map and description of the "old fort," the place chosen for holding the re-union.
     Printed letters of invitation of like purport were sent to the commanders of all the Ohio national guard companies and batteries.  Three thousand large posters, printed in colors, were prepared and one sent to each of the twenty-three hundred post offices throughout the State.  Bundles of the same were also sent to the large towns and cities to be posted in conspicuous places; and it can be said to the credit of the society that the programme promised was fully carried out.
     The resident correspondents of the metropolitan and local press noticed the progress of the preparations for the re-union with favorable comments, which added extensively to its advertisement.  The letter received from General Grant, by the secretary, was given to the press and widely published throughout the Union.  In fact, all was done by the correspondence committee to widely circulate the call for a State re-union and to impress upon the minds of the veterans of Ohio the fact that they would be cordially welcomed and entertained.
     The finance committee commenced its laborious duties early in June, and it was with the greatest difficulty that necessary funds could be raised considering the stringency of the times, but when the people began to realize the magnitude of the undertaking and the promised beneficial results that would accrue, it can be said to their credit

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that they responded with that liberality that insured success.
     The committee of general arrangements, headed by that admiral campaigner, General Charles R. Woods, owing to the undeveloped results of the work of the correspondence and finance committees, did not begin the performance of its duties until within two weeks of the eventful day, but with skill and earnest application its work progressed rapidly and ended successfully, as the sequel shows.
     Fifteen hundred feet of tables were erected at the fort, whereon to spread the free dinner for the guests.  A large stand for speakers was prepared, with seating capacity for over two hundred persons.  The ground around the circular embankment was staked off and space allotted for two hundred and thirty-nine veteran organizations of Ohio infantry, cavalry and artillery regiments.
     On each stake was attached a small American flag, and a register book wherein soldiers visiting the re-union could register their names, command and post office address.
     The stakes were placed in regular order, commencing at the left hand of the great gateway of the fort, with the first infantry, and continued around the entire circle in order by numbers.
     The committee of general arrangements superintended the decorations of the fort and the city, where were on a very elaborate scale.  It arranged the order of march and performed many other important duties which added greatly to the success of the re-union.
     The reception committee, under the management of Colonel Kibler, performed valuable service in providing quarters for the military bodies and distinguished guests on that day.  The most arduous duty performed this committee was upon the morning of the twenty-second, in receiving the various commands arriving upon the trains, which was rendered more laborious by the confusion necessarily caused in such a vast assemblage of people arriving mostly in the unorganized condition.
     The banquet committee was relieved in a great measure in participating in the preparation of the dinner at the fort, by the untiring and zealous attention of the ladies.  Too much cannot be said

 

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