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72nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry - Officers & Staff

Contributed by: Carl Eash

Mustered in 10 Jan 1862 at Camp Croghan OH. Mustered out 11 Sep 1865 at Vicksburg MS by G W Eyestone, Captain, 46th Colored Infantry; and ACM Western Division, Mississippi.

 

 

SOLDIER'S NAME RANK AGE ENTERED SERVICE REMARKS

Buckland, Ralph P Colonel 49 Oct 30, 1861 3 yrs Promoted to Brigadier General Nov 29, 1862; brevetted Major General Mar 13, 1865.
Canfield, Herman Lt Col   Oct 30, 1861 3 yrs Killed Apr 6, 1862, in battle of Shiloh, TN.
Crockett, Leroy Lt Col 29 Nov 26, 1861 3 yrs Promoted from Major Apr 6, 1862; to Colonel Nov 29, 1862, but not mustered; died Dec 10, 1863.
Eaton, Charles E Lt Col 38 Oct 9, 1861 3 yrs Promoted to Major from Captain Co A Apr 6, 1862; Lt Colonel Nov 29, 1862; Colonel Apr 9, 1864, but not mustered; mustered out with regiment Sep 11, 1865.
Rawson, Eugene A Major 23 Dec 1, 1861 3 yrs Appointed 1st Lt and Adjutant Dec 4, 1861; promoted to Major Nov 29, 1862; died Jul 22, 1864, at Memphis, TN, of wounds received Jul 15, 1864, in battle of Old Town Creek, MS.
Snyder, Samuel A J Major 25 Oct 16, 1861 3 yrs Promoted from Captain Co C Apr 9, 1864; mustered out with regiment Sep 11, 1865.
Rice, John B Surgeon 28 Jun 3, 1861 3 yrs Promoted from Asst Surgeon 10th OVI Nov 25, 1861; mustered out Dec 2, 1864, on expiration of term.
Kaull, William M Asst Surgeon   Nov 5, 1861 3 yrs Resigned Jun 4, 1863.
Goodson, John W Asst Surgeon   Aug 21, 1862 3 yrs  
Caldwell, William Asst Surgeon 25 Feb 6, 1862 3 yrs Promoted from Hospital Steward Apr 14, 1863; discharged Jan 4, 1865.
Johnson, Alonzo P Adjutant 25 Nov 23, 1861 3 yrs Promoted from 1st Sgt Co C Nov 29, 1862; resigned Aug 1, 1864.
Hudson, Charles L Adjutant 18 Nov 18, 1861 3 yrs Appointed 1st Lt Co A Mar 18, 1865; mustered out with company Sep 11, 1865.
Harkness, Daniel M RQM   Oct 5, 1861 3 yrs Resigned Jan 16, 1863.
Patterson, Joshua W RQM 25 Nov 23, 1861 3 yrs Promoted to Com Sgt from private Co A Nov 24, 1861; 1st Lt and Regiment Quartermaster Jan 16, 1863; mustered out Nov 29, 1864, on expiration of term.
Putnam, Alpheus B RQM 24 Oct 12, 1861 3 yrs Appointed from 1st Lt Co I Mar 1, 1865; mustered out with regiment Sep 11, 1865.
Poe, Abraham B Chaplain   Jan 11, 1862 3 yrs Resigned Jan 15, 1863.
England, Orin O Sgt Major 21 Oct 9, 1861 3 yrs Promoted from private Co B Dec 2, 1861; to 1st Lt Co C Feb 4, 1862.
McCleary, Charles H Sgt Major 18 Oct 12, 1861 3 yrs Promoted from Sgt Co A Feb 15, 1863; to 2nd Lt Co C Apr 9, 1864.
Nuhfer, John G Sgt Major 18 Oct 16, 1861 3 yrs Promoted from 1st Sgt Co D May 2, 1864; to 1st Lt Co D Mar 18, 1865; veteran.
Edwards, Christopher Sgt Major 28 Oct 21, 1861 3 yrs Promoted from private Co G; to 1st Lt Co G May 2, 1865.
Eldridge, Abraham Sgt Major 21 Nov 9, 1861 3 yrs Promoted from 1st Sgt Co I Jul 1865; mustered out with regiment Sep 11, 1865; veteran.
Edgerton, Rollin A QMS 21 Nov 14, 1861 3 yrs Promoted from private Co F Nov 15, 1861; to 2nd Lt Co E Jan 15, 1863.
Ensminger, Corwin QMS 19 Nov 19, 1861 3 yrs Promoted from 1st Sgt Co C Apr 2, 1865; to 1sst Lt Co E May 31, 1865; veteran.
Moore, Elias B QMS 20 Oct 28, 1861 3 yrs Promoted from 1st Sgt Co F Jul 5, 1865; mustered out Aug 7, 1865, at Vicksburg, MS, by order of War Dept; veteran.
Swartslander, Matthias QMS 19 Oct 16, 1861 3 yrs Promoted from 1st Sgt Co B Aug 7, 1865; mustered out with regiment Sep 11, 1865; veteran.
Harkness, McFall Com Sgt 19 Oct 23, 1861 3 yrs Promoted from private Co A Jan 19, 1863; discharged Jan 1, 1864, at Germantown, TN, on Surgeon's certificate of disability.
Stanberry, Jonas M Com Sgt 19 Nov 4, 1861 3 yrs Promoted from private Co G Nov 23, 1864; veteran.
Ohlinger, Benjamin Com Sgt 18 Oct 17, 1861 3 yrs Promoted from Sgt Co C Nov 23, 1865; appointed 1st Sgt Co C Jul 2, 1865; veteran.
Bair, Add Com Sgt 35 Mar 31, 1861 3 yrs Promoted fro Sgt Co C Jul 2, 1865; mustered out with regiment Sep 11, 1865.
Gessner, Gustavius A Hosp Stew 18 Dec 9, 1861 3 yrs Promoted from Sgt Co H Jun 1863; captured Jun 11, 1864, near Ripley, MS; exchanged Apr 14, 1865; mustered out with regiment Sep 11, 1865; veteran.
Fitch, Arthur C Prin Musicn 25 Dec 5, 1861 3 yrs Promoted from Musician Co B Dec 25, 1861; mustered out Dec 9, 1864, at Columbus, OH, on expiration of term.
Tashner, Michael Prin Musicn 18 Dec 4, 1861 3 yrs Promoted from private Co G; died Dec 9, 1864, of wounds received Dec 6, 1864, in action at Little Harpeth, TN; veteran.
Drinkwater, James Prin Musicn 16 Nov 8, 1861 3 yrs Promoted from private Co A Jan 2, 1864; captured Jun 11, 1864, near Ripley, MS; mustered out Jul 21, 1865, at Camp Chase, OH, by order of War Dept.
Engle, John Prin Musicn 18 Nov 21, 1861 3 yrs Promoted from Musician Co H Dec 9, 1864; mustered out with regiment Sep 11, 1865; veteran.
Meisner, Frederick Prin Musicn 44 Jan 5, 1864 3 yrs Transferred from 95th OVI Jul 13, 1865; mustered out with regiment Sep 11, 1865.
Caldwell, Nicholas B Drum Major 35 Oct 28, 1861 3 yrs Promoted from private Co F Jan 10, 1862; died Apr 27, 1862, at Keokuk, IA.
UNASSIGNED          
Mitchell, Harrison WH Pvt 19 Oct 10, 1862 9 mos Drafted; no further record.

 

 

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