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Now begins the transcription, everything after this comment is from the book:
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.
[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.
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.
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___________________2,125The Morgan raiders killed an inoffensive citizen near Jackson Ohio, one Harvey Hamilton Burris, familiarly known as "Doc. Burris."
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!
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