Beginning on Saturday,
October 31, 1885, the Lebanon Gazette, a bi-weekly newspaper published
in Lebanon, Ohio, published this 12 part series
|October 31, 1885||Introduction||Warren County in the War.|
|October 31, 1885||Part I||The First War Meeting in Lebanon.|
|November 7, 1885||Part II||More about the Early Days of the War - The Meeting in Washington Hall was not the First War Meeting in Lebanon - Important Addition to the History of Those Stirring Days.|
|November 14, 1885||Part III||April, 1861, in Waynesville - A Glorious Story of Patriotism - The Firing on Sumpter Arouses the Town - Flying the National Colors - A Cannon at the Top of a Union Pole - The Great Assemblage in front of Oscar J. Wright's.|
|November 21, 1885||Part IV||Up with the Flag - Judge George J. Smith Orders the National Colors Flung to the Breeze at the Courthouse. - A Roll of Honor - Company F, 12th O. V. I. - Taking the Boys to South Lebanon|
|November 28, 1885||Part V||First Papers From an Old Soldier - More To Follow - Military Companies in Lebanon Prior to the War - the Old Warren Guards - Very Interesting Local History - The Early War Days at South Lebanon - First Meeting in the Old School-House and a Speech by Lawrence Smith, of Lebanon.|
|December 5, 1885||Part VI||Second Papers from an Old Soldier - The "Lebanon Rifles" - They Offer Their Service to the Government. - Early War Days at Morrow - Company A, of the 12th Ohio - Off To Columbus and Down to Camp Dennison - Starting the First Campaign|
|December 12, 1885||Part VII||Some Corrections by Captain Sausser - Interesting Additional Items - The Early War Spirit in Maineville - Volunteers for Many Regiments - Hamilton Township Not Behind Other Parts of Warren County.|
|December 19, 1885||Part VIII||Third Papers from an Old Soldier - Recruiting and Muster in of Company A, 35th Ohio, With a Full List of Officers and Privates - Also Something of Company F, of the same Regiment - The Friends of the Cause at Lebanon - Facing the Realities of a Soldier's Life.|
|January 2, 1886||Part IX||Early Days at Harveysburg - Enlistment of Ex-Auditor Randall and History of the Recruiting Expedition of Captain Parshall.|
|January 9, 1886||Part X||A Complete List of the Officers and Privates of Company F, 12th O. V. I., As Organized for the Three Years' Service; A Queer Combination - Testaments and Liniment; The Old Sanitary Committee of the South Lebanon Pike.|
|January 16, 1886||Part XI||The Death of Jabez Turner, The First Man the County Lost in the Great Struggle as told by an Eye Witness.|
|January 30, 1886||Part XII||Life at Camp Dennison - Drilling and Preparing for the Battles the were to Follow - How the 12th Ohio Spent its Two Months of Probation.|
WARREN COUNTY IN THE WAR.
A COMPLETE LIST OF THE OFFICERS AND PRIVATES OF COMPANY F, 12th O.V.I., AS ORGANIZED FOR THE THREE YEARS’ SERVICE.
Some weeks ago the Gazette published a list of the members of Company F, 12th O. V. I., as furnished it by Mr. George W. Carey. But this was only for the hundred days’ service. As was told in the sixth number of “Warren County in the War,” after its arrival at Camp Dennison, the whole regiment was mustered in for three years. This three year list of the companies is not the same as the original hundred days’ men and it is with great pleasure that we are now able to give the complete three year list of Company F. For this we are indebted to the kindness of Mr. E. K. Snook, of South Lebanon. Mr. Snook was a member of the company and has preserved the roll. It is probably the only one now attainable, and we give it in full.
The recruits of 1862 and ’63 were:
A QUEER COMBINATION – TESTAMENTS AND LINIMENT – WHAT COMPANY F RECEIVED WHEN THEY STARTED FOR THE WAR.
At the time of the breaking out of the war the celebrated Coffeen’s
Chinese liniment was being manufactured at Lebanon. This was one of the
first of patent medicines and it was universally distributed all over
the country. The old factory still stands at the old homestead on the
Cincinnati pike just inside of the corporation.
THE OLD SANITARY COMMITTEE OF THE SOUTH LEBANON PIKE – RECOLLECTIONS OF A FORMER ASSISTANT IN THE WORK.
A gentleman formerly living on the South Lebanon pike hands in the following
recollections of war days along that road:
“This was the committee. They were the superintendents and one
of the favorite contributions to the soldiers was sauer kraut. The committee
would appoint a place of meeting and every one for several miles around
would be in attendance. There are many persons living now who look back
with pleasure when they met at the various farms along the old pike to
make sauer kraut for the boys at the front.”
Arne H Trelvik
20 December 2011
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