Military History of Ohio - Jackson Co. edition


Charles Weese's notes about this work:
The Military History Of Ohio, Illustrated, copyright 1887, is a very good book of its title subject. This book was printed in several editions. Each one had the same history in the first 290 pages of the book, but a special, different section in the back. This special section was different for each county because it lists the Civil War soldiers from the county and a history of the main units formed for, or favored by, recruits from the county. This special section from the Jackson County edition of the book is the part that I am presenting here on these pages.

This source was scanned, then checked word for word to correct the many scanning errors that always result. It is presented here exactly as printed and punctuated in the original book, with a few exceptions where it was necessary to slightly modify the text for obvious printing errors in the original text. I have also alphabetized and reformated some lists of soldiers for your reading convenience. There are a few comments that I have inserted into the text to explain something, but you should be able to recognize them as comments. Since the complete text would have been far too large to make into one web page, I have made a main overview page (this one) which presents the information in the same order as in the book, but pushes the detailed info in each section down to a lower level web page. Click on the appropriate links to see the detailed info.

Now begins the transcription, everything after this comment is from the book:


ROLL OF HONOR

OF OHIO'S RANK AND FILE FROM JACKSON COUNTY IN THE WAR OF THE REBELLION


EXPLANATORY NOTE.- So far as the most diligent and patient research could find the record, the following roster presents the name of every soldier who went out from this county in the war of 1861-5, and of present residents of the county who enlisted elsewhere. Where the town or township is not otherwise located, the enlistment was usually in Jackson county, if in an Ohio regiment; where no rank is given, the soldier was mustered in as a private; where the soldier is credited with veteran service, the re-enlistment was into the same regiment and company, unless otherwise stated. Although as our title indicates, this roster is mainly composed of the "Rank and File," who fought our battles and won our victories, it also includes general, field line and staff officers, where any such belong to the county. The record of Ohio regiments in the field has been given in the preceding MILITARY HISTORY OF OHIO, and the children and children's children of the 'soldiers of the county have just cause for pride in connecting the names given in the local roster, by their regiments, with the history given on previous pages, of the achievements of these regiments. In preparing this book the publishers, while sparing no effort and no expense to make it a full and complete history of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, devoting every page to the legitimate purposes of history, are yet aware that errors may have inadvertently crept in. They believe their patrons, realizing the magnitude of the work, will not be unduly censorious over any such errors. The book has grown beyond the limit originally intended, and it is believed the soldiers for whom it has been written will appreciate the result attained.

The following is the key to the abbreviations used in the local roster:

A. C.-army corps. A. D. C.-aide-de-camp. Adjt.-adjutant. App.-appointed. Art.-artillery. Artif.-artificer. Bat. battery. Batn.-battalion. Bet.-between. Brev.- brevetted. Brig.-brigade. Capt.-captain. Cap.-Captured. Cav.-cavalry. Co.-company, county. Col.-colonel. Com.-commissioned. Comy.-commissary. Corp.-corporal. Consol.-consolidated. Det.-detailed. Dis.-discharged. Disab.-disability, disabled. Div.-Division. E.-enlisted. Eng.-engineers. Gen-general. H. A.-heavy artillery. Hd. Qtrs.-headquarters. Hosp.-hospital. Indp.-independent. Inf.-infantry. Isl.-Island. L. A.-light artillery. Lieut.-lieutenant. M. O.-mustered out. Mt.-mountain. Ord.-ordnance. Pro.- promoted. Prov.-provost. Q. M.-quartermaster. Reg.-regiment, regimental. Res.- resigned. Sergt.-sergeant. Squad.-squadron. S. S.-sharpshooters. Sta.-station. Stew.- steward. Trans.-transferred. Twp.-township. V. I.-volunteer infantry. V.V.I.-veteran volunteer infantry. V. C.-volunteer cavalry. V. V. C.-veteran volunteer cavalry. Vet.-veteranized. V.R.C.-veteran reserve corps. G. A. R. Post abbreviations used:- P. C.-post commander. S. V. C.-senior vice commander. J. V. C.-junior vice commander. Chaplain. Surg.-surgeon. O. D.-officer of the day. Adjt.-adjutant. Q. M.-quartermaster. O. G.- officer of the guard. Insp.-inspector. Mem.-member. Pres.-Present.


Alphabetical list of Civil War soldiers:

[Look carefully within each letter's section because there can be some slightly out-of-order names.]

Surnames A thru K
Surnames L thru Z (actually Y)

[Other names listed separately at end of alphabetical listing (not Civil War):]

Calhoun, Robt. Y. served in war of 1812, under Gen. Tupper; died at Vega, Jackson co. about 1867.
Fox, Silas. was in service through Revolutionary war; died about 1830, in Canada East, at age of 86 years.
Patterson, Ansel, served through Revolutionary war; was wounded in leg; died at Montpelier, Vt. between 1840 and 1845.


SOME OF JACKSON COUNTY SOLDIER DEAD. [War of 1812 and Civil War]


Battles and Service Records of Some Units

27TH OHIO VOLUNTEER INFANTRY

36TH, 53RD, and 56TH OHIO VOLUNTEER INFANTRY

73rd, 91st, and 179th OHIO VOLUNTEER INFANTRY

117TH O. V. I., 1ST O. V. H. A., and 2nd WEST VIRGINIA CAVALRY (with rosters)

SEVENTH OHIO VOLUNTEER CAVALRY

Jackson county was represented in this regiment by fifty men, Lieutenant Benjamin Trago belonging to Company G, which company was detailed most of its time as a body guard to General Schofield and others, and accompanied the army (Twenty-Third Army Corps) into Georgia and North Carolina.

SECOND INDEPENDENT BATTERY, O. N. G.

First Lieutenant James Tripp commanding, organized at Jackson, Ohio, July 13, 1864, was divided into three sections. Captain Tripp, with one section of three guns, and sent to Johnsons Island; was there on guard duty until discharged at Cleveland, Ohio, December 22, 1864.


Number of men in different organizations from Jackson county:


1st O. V. H. A.___________275
2d O. V. H. A.____________ 25
7th O. V. C.______________ 50
18th O. V. I. (3 months)__104
27th O. V. I._____________163
33d O. V. I.______________ 19
36th O. V. I._____________179
53d  O. V. I._____________200
56th O. V. I._____________ 95
73d O. V. I.______________ 41
87th O. V. I._____________ 40
91st O. V. 1._____________103
129th O. V. I.____________ 32
172d O. V. I._____________153
173d O. V. I._____________ 50
179th O. V. I.____________126
194th O. V. I.____________ 50
2d W. Va. V. C.___________175
Colored Troops____________150
Miscellaneous ____________ 90

Total___________________2,125

The Morgan raiders killed an inoffensive citizen near Jackson Ohio, one Harvey Hamilton Burris, familiarly known as "Doc. Burris."


The rosters on preceding pages show the number of volunteers Jackson county furnished the Nation during the four years of the civil war. Volunteers from the county were found in the 18th and 22d O. V. I., 3-month service, 1861; in the 87th O. V. I., 3-month service, 1862; in the 60th O. V. I., 1-year service, 1864-5; the 172d, 4-month service, 1864; for the last year of the war in the 173d, 189th 194th, 197th regiments; and for longer terms in the 33d, 40th, 47th, 76th, 82d, 88th and other Ohio Infantry regiments, as well as in the regiments specially mentioned on the pages immediately preceding this; in the 1st, 4th and 5th Cavalry regiments; the First Light and Second Heavy Artillery, the Fifth Independent Battery, and in other volunteer and veteran organizations in the field. Representatives from the county were found in the naval service from the Atlantic Squadron to the Gulf and up the Mississippi. To give the names of all other regiments whose ranks volunteers from this county helped to swell, would be to enumerate every organization raised in Southern Ohio for the war. To enumerate the services of these regiments would be to repeat records already given in these pages. Our Roll of Honor connects these soldiers with their regiments, and the services of the regiments -- their battles, campaigns, marches, re-enlistments - is a part of the Military History of Ohio, and has already been given.

An eulogy of the services of Jackson county soldiers in the defense of the Nation, and for the perpetuity of its institutions, is not necessary. The graves of those who marched from the county and fell at Shiloh, at Stone River, at Antietam, at Gettysburg, in the Vicksburg campaign, at Chickamauga, on the Atlanta campaign, at Franklin, at Nashville, in the marshes of the Mississippi, among the mountains and in the valleys of the Virginias, on the Atlantic slope, in the prison pens of Libby, Belle Isle, Andersonville, Columbia, Cahaba, Macon, Millen, Camp Ford: these be witnesses. The battle-torn flags borne and defended by its soldiers, the battle-scarred veterans who came marching home when the war was ended: these be witnesses!


JACKSON COUNTY G. A. R. POSTS, DEPARTMENT OF OHIO

"To perpetuate the memory of those who have fallen, and to care for the widows and orphans of our dead comrades."

LIEUT. FELLERS POST, NO. 194

ANTHONY MARSH POST, NO. 231

COL. DOVE POST, NO. 301

JAMES SMITH POST, NO. 337

FRANCIS SMITH POST, NO. 365

JOHNSON POST, NO. 613 and
SPENCER CHERRINGTON POST, NO. 614

SONS OF VETERANS, (SOV), organizations


ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS.- The 73d O. V. I. in Gettysburg battle was in Von Steinwehr's division, not Birney's. In both days' fighting at Chickamauga the 33d O. V. I. was hotly engaged, going into action with 343 men, and losing 168 killed, wounded and missing.


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