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Seventh Ohio Infantry

This information comes from History of Geauga and Lake Counties, Ohio, Williams Brothers, Philadelphia, 1878

Transcribed and submitted by Becky Falin, 1996.


Roster of Soldiers from Geauga and Lake Counties

Field and Staff

Major John S. Casement joined for service May 28, 1861; resigned May 23, 1862
Adjutant William D. Shepherd joined for service April 24, 1861; resigned March 25, 1863
Sergeant-Major Newton K. Hubbard joined for service April 24, 1861
Fife-Major Harry Wood joined for service June 20, 1861; made prisoner at Cross Lanes, August 26, 1861
Drum-Major J.L. Woodward joined for service June 21, 1861; discharged March 9, 1862


Regimental Band

Henry H Coe, leader, joined for service July 10, 1861
Edgar M. Bostwick, joined for service July 10, 1861
Ely E. Gill, joined for service July 10, 1861
John F. Hormistron, joined for service July 10, 1861
S.J. Marshall joined for service July 10, 1861
Martin V. Clark joined for service August 9, 1861
William Fairgraves joined for service July 10, 1861
Charles W. Rosseter joined for service July 10, 1861


Company B

L. Huson, enlisted August 30, 1862; discharged February 8, 1863


Company C

J.S. Fish, enlisted August 11, 1862; killed at Ringold, November 27, 1863


Company D

Captain John N. Dyer, killed at Cross Lanes, August 26, 1861
1st Lieutenant Charles A Weed, promoted to captain Co. E, January 1, 1863
1st Lieutenant Wm. D. Shepard, promoted to adjutant, September 1, 1863
1st Lieutenant Geo. D. Lockwood, promoted to 1st lieutenant, November 2, 1862
2nd Lieutenant A.J. Williams, resigned September 1861
1st Sergeant W. Lawrence, wounded and sent to hospital, November 27, 1862
1st Sergeant E. Hart, mustered out with regiment
1st Sergeant C.A. Dengler, mustered out with regment
1st Sergeant Jas. M. Lapham, mustered out with regiment
1st Sergeant Wm Cain, mustered out with regiment
Corporal L. Knight, mustered out with regiment
Corporal E.V. Nash, wounded at Chancellorsville, May 3, 1863
Corporal W.G. Whiting, mustered out with regiment
Corporal S.S. Oliver, mustered out with regiment
Corporal S.E. Hendrickson, mustered out with regiment
Corporal M.N. Taft, mustered out with regiment
Jno. Allen, mustered out with regiment
M. Brick, mustered out with regiment
G.J. Buys, mustered out with regiment
Arthur Brown, mustered out with regiment
A. Colwell, mustered out with regiment
Frank Cone, mustered out with regiment
W.A. French, wounded, mustered out with regiment
J.D. Fenon, prisoner, mustered out with regiment
L.E. Gill, mustered out with regiment
S. Gill, mustered out with regiment
A. Hickock, mustered out with regiment
V. Hart, mustered out with regiment
A. Hungerford, missing in action near Dallas, Georgia
E.C. Miller, mustered out with regiment
D.F. Pomeroy, mustered out with regiment
C.C. Quinn, mustered out with regiment
H.H. Rhodes, mustered out with regiment
Chas. A. Shepherd, mustered out with regiment
Frank Stanley, mustered out with regiment
John Smith, mustered out with regiment
John Weaver, mustered out with regiment

Killed and Died

1st Sergeant H.J. Whiting, killed at Chancellorsville, May 3, 1863
Corporal Chas. Carroll, killed at Gettysburg, July, 1863
Corporal A.G. Griswold, killed at Winchester, Virginia, March 23, 1862
Clark Barbour, died at Gallapolis, Ohio, October 26, 1861
R.H. Bumbram, killed at Winchester, Virginia, March 23, 1862
William A. Colter, died October 13, 1861
L.C. Corroni, killed at Winchester, March 23, 1862
A. Copeland, died of wounds, June 13, 1863
Alexander Dodge, died at Salisbury, N.C., prison, April 24, 1862
C.G. Hittinger, died of wounds, August 10, 1862
Lawson Hibbard, killed at Port Republic, June 9, 1862
C.H. Johnson, died August 20, 1861
Jno. Lee, killed at Chancellorsville, May 3, 1863
W.W. Lapham, died of wounds, August 13, 1862
W.D. Malone, died August 21, 1861
Jno. Mulligan, killed at Port Republic, June 9, 1862
Stephen V Russell, died September 3, 1862
George Roof, died January 6, 1862
Thomas Sayles, died November 10, 1862
Jno. Shelby, died of wounds, November 10, 1863
Almon Toner, killed at Chancellorsville, May 3, 1863 [sic. Should be Almon Tower]
Bingham Tuttle, killed at Dallas, May 25, 1864
Jacob Wagner, died January 10, 1863

Discharged

1st Sergeant W.D. Shepherd, for promotion, November 25, 1861
1st Sergeant Geo. D. Lockwood, for promotion to lieutenant, Co. E, August 9, 1862
1st Sergeant Frank Paine, for promotion to lieutenant, Co. C, November 25, 1861
1st Sergeant V.E. Smalley, for wounds, February 5, 1863
Corporal Jerome Lott, for disability, January 11, 1862
George L. Atkin, for disability, May 10, 1862
Geo. F. Balch, for disability, June 3, 1863
H.F. Button, for disability, February 13, 1863
S.J. Baker, for disability, March 23, 1863
T.F. Burrbank (G.O. No. 154), October 24,1862
Chas. L. Bentley (G.O. No. 154), October 24, 1862
Robert L Custin, for disability, September 6, 1862
A.B. Colwell, for disability, July 8, 1862
Wm Gardner, for wounds, December 11, 1862
Chas. E. Griffith, for disability, April 26, 1863
N.B. Halcomb, for wounds, January 9, 1863
Wm A Hoeg, for disability, January 11, 1862
B.F. Hawkins, for wounds, March 3, 1863
Jno. Harmon (G.O. No. 154), October 22, 1862
R.M. Jones, for disability, August 7, 1862
Charles Jones (G.O. No. 154), December 1, 1862
E.M. Johnson (G.O. No. 154), October 21, 1862
Jno. McAdams, for wounds, February 17, 1863
Thomas Roff, for wounds, March 9, 1863
Wm P Root, for wounds, January 31, 1863
Van Ness Sherwood, for disability, February 20, 1862
Geo. Spear, for disability, March 13, 1863
Wm. P Tisdel, for expiration of term of service, April 27, 1864
H. Weeland, for disability, February 12, 1863
R.M. Weeland, for disability, September 1, 1863
H. Woolsey, for disability, July 14, 1862
W.L. Wirts, for disability, July 8, 1862
Musician Harry Wood, for disability from prison life, September 30, 1862
Jno. B. Wirt, for disability, February 19, 1863
Thomas R. Young, for disability, September 10, 1862

Transferred

Sergeant N.K. Hubbard, promoted sergeant-major; to N.C. Staff January 1, 1864
Corporal Jno. H. Ernest, by reason of S.O. No. 156, June 11, 1864
Corporal Edward Barr, by reason of S.O. No. 156, June 11, 1864
Gerry Brakeman, by reason of S.O. No. 156, June 11, 1864
J. Babcock, by reason of S.O. No. 156, June 11, 1864
M.T. Bitton, by reason of S.O. No. 156, June 11, 1864
J.R. Breese, to Company F, June 19, 1861
Geo. W. Bower, to Company H, June 19, 1862
S.G. Cone, by special order, June11, 1864
I. Cone, to Veteran Reserve Corps, August 1, 1863
Jno. W. Dawes, by special order, June 11, 1864
J.L. Fish, to Company C, October 15, 1862
M. Fitzgerald, by special order, June 11, 1864
Chas. Glendenning, to Company H, June 19, 1861
S.R. Hopkins, to Company F, June 19, 1861
Edward Hobday, to Veteran Reserve Corps; no record; 1864
H.H. Huntoon, by special order, June 11, 1864
E.J. Murray, by special order, June 11, 1864
Frank Morley, by special order, June 11, 1864
G.E. Meigs, by special order, June 11, 1864
E. Maxfield, to Company F, June 19, 1861
W.A. Orton, by special order, June 11, 1864
R.K. Shepherd, by special order, June 11, 1864
I.S. Travis, by special order, June 11, 1864
Alex Tenney, by special order, June 11, 1864
Jerome Tuttle, by special order, June 11, 1864
Augustus Webber, to Company F, June 19, 1861
B.W. Wilson, to Veteran Reserve Corps


Company E

Jas. Kearney, enlisted August 29, 1861; last date, September 19, 1864


Company F

Captain D.B. Clayton, resigned August 18, 1861
1st Lieutenant Harlow N Spencer, promoted to captain Co. F, November 25, 1861; resigned August 3, 1861
Orville Bachmell, died at Harper's Ferry, October 29, 1862
Monroe Hazen, killed in battle at Dallas, GA, May 25, 1864
S.R. Waltersteen, died at Washington D.C., date not given

Discharged

Benjamin Babcock, for disability, February 10, 1863
Geo. S. Harpham, for disability, May 5, 1863
Wm. A. Kibber, for wounds, February 21, 1863
Eugene Maxfield, for re-enlistment, January 23, 1864

Transferred

Chas. H. Melton, to Invalid Corps, date not given
Sergeant John Baptie, by reason of S.F.O. No. 156, June 8, 1864
Sergeant E.O. Granger, by reason of S.F.O. No. 156, June 8, 1864
Corporal L.B. Hill, by reason of S.F.O. No. 156, June 8, 1864
Corporal W. Stockham, by reason of S.F.O. No. 156, June 8, 1864
Corporal H. Twing, by reason of S.F.O. No. 156, June 8, 1864
J.B. Auxer, by reason of S.F.O. No. 156, June 8, 1864
F. Basquin, by reason of S.F.O. No. 156, June 8, 1864
Daniel Bennett, by reason of S.F.O. No. 156, June 8, 1864
Lewis Butts, by reason of S.F.O. No. 156, June 8, 1864
F. Downing, by reason of S.F.O. No. 156, June 8, 1864
I.S. Faulk, by reason of S.F.O. No. 156, June 8, 1864
James J. Melton, by reason of S.F.O. No. 156, June 8, 1864
M.D. Otis, by reason of S.F.O. No. 156, June 8, 1864
C.A. Parks, by reason of S.F.O. No. 156, June 8, 1864
Jas. Reynolds, by reason of S.F.O. No. 156, June 8, 1864
M.L. Scoville, by reason of S.F.O. No. 156, June 8, 1864
Alfred W. Morley, to Veterans Reserve Corps, March 31, 1864


Company H

2nd Lieutenant Wm D. Braden, promoted to captain June 12, 1863, Co. G
Corporal Samuel M Vance, promoted; discharged with regiment
Corporal C. Glendening, wounded at Ringold, November 27, 1863; discharged with regiment
Corporal Jos. Kincaid, wounded, November 27, 1863; discharged with regiment
Corporal D. Wintersteen, discharged with regiment
Wagoner J. Washer, discharged with regiment
S. Burrows, discharged with regiment
R.W. Bower, discharged with regiment
S.J. Coon, discharged with regiment
Wm. Hunter, discharged with regiment
H.P. Bower, died January 31, 1863

Discharged
1st Sergeant R.S. Bower, by order of War Department, February 15, 1864
1st Sergeant Wm. D. Braden, to accept promotion as lieutenant
H.W. Crittenden, for disability, June 10, 1863
W.W. Fowler, for wounds, November 20, 1863
M.L. Miller, for disability, September 20, 1863
H. Sporry, September 3, 1863
D.W. White, for disability, August 1, 1863

Transferred

Corporal L.D. Gate, left in field at Ackworth, GA, by S.F.O. Nol. 156
Corporal D.W. Walters, left in field at Ackworth, GA, by S.F.O. Nol. 156
G.W. Brown, left in field at Ackworth, GA, by S.F.O. Nol. 156
Chas. L. Buell, left in field at Ackworth, GA, by S.F.O. Nol. 156
Russell Baker, left in field at Ackworth, GA, by S.F.O. Nol. 156
A. Forrow, left in field at Ackworth, GA, by S.F.O. Nol. 156
W.J. Grant, left in field at Ackworth, GA, by S.F.O. Nol. 156
W.O. Johnson, left in field at Ackworth, GA, by S.F.O. Nol. 156
C.H. Pelton, left in field at Ackworth, GA, by S.F.O. Nol. 156
R. Stone, left in field at Ackworth, GA, by S.F.O. Nol. 156
S.S. White, no record
H.L. Wright, no record


Seventh Ohio Infantry

The first rebel gun fired at Fort Sumter was the signal for the assemblage of this regiment, and its echo had scarcely died out in the north ere this regiment was in camp. It was made up entirely in northern Ohio, went into camp near Cleveland, Ohio, and was mustered into the United States service on April 30, 1861. John S. Casement, of Painesville, was its first major. He resigned after a time, and assisted in raising other organizations. He ascended the steps of promotion until , we believe, he was brigadier-general when he left the service. At the expiration of the term of service for which they were mustered, the regiment re-enlisted, almost to the man, for three years, and on June 26, 1861, it started for the field to take part in the opening of the campaign in Western Virginia, and on the following day first set foot on rebel soil near Bernwood. They marched along the line of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad to Clarksburg and went into camp. Here a beautiful stand of colors was presented to the regiment by Captain Schulte in behalf of the "Social Turnverein," of Cleveland, June 29. The regiment made its first march fully equipped. The day was oppressively hot, and before one mile had been laboriously overcome, many valuable and useful articles, supposed to be absolutely indispensable, had become an intolerable burden; at three miles, when a halt was ordered, the men went deliberately to work reducing their baggage. Blankets, dress uniforms, books, under-clothing, and every article that could possibly to be dispensed with, were emptied on the ground and left there. This march terminated at Weston. After doing considerable marching the regiment reached Cross Lanes on the 16th of August, and it was here, on the 25th of the same month, that they had their first fight, which proved a disastrous affair; the regiment being obliged to retreat; although they held their position for some time against overwhelming numbers. Their loss was one hundred and twenty in killed, wounded and prisoners. The next battle was at Winchester, March 23. At 3 o'clock P.M., the battle began in earnest and raged furiously until dark, resulting in success to the Union Army. Again at Port Republic the "Seventh" fought splendidly and effectively. Here, with less than three thousand muskets, "Stonewall" Jackson's force of fourteen thousand rebel troops were held at bay for five hours. The Union forces were, however, obliged finally to retreat. On August 9, at Cedar Mountain, the regiment was again at the front and engaged in a fierce hand-to-hand conflict. Of the three hundred men engaged in the "Seventh" only one hundred escaped unhurt. Their next battle was at Antietam, but it would require a volume to tell all the fighting this regiment did. On Saturday, June 24, 1864, the regiment took its departure for Cleveland, where it was mustered out of the service on the 8th day of July following, having served a little more than three years. During that time eighteen hundred men had served in it, and when mustered out there were but two hundred and forty men remaining to bring home their colors, pierced by shot and shell of more than a score of battes.

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