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Warren County, Ohio Military Heritage
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Warren County, Ohio Civil War Soldiers
serving in the
2nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment
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Partial Roster of Warren County soldiers serving in the 2nd OVI: 
Field and Staff, Company A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, K, unassigned recruits, Company Unknown,
Send any additions or corrections to the roster of Warren County soldiers in the 72nd OVI to Arne H Trelvik

The 2nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry was organized on 29 Apr 1861 for three months service and reorganized on 1 Aug 1861 for three years service.  Warren County had about 100 men serve in the regiment, a number of whom first served in three month units of the 1st OVI and 12th OVI.  Some of the Warren County men reenlisted at the expiration of their term of service and were transferred as veterans to the 18th OVI .
The 2nd OVI suffered severe casualties during the war including 243 who died while in the service, 425 who were wounded plus a large number who were taken prisoner.  From the information that we have, about 50 of the casualties were from Warren County. Eight were killed in action, 2 were mortally wounded and 4 died from illness or other causes. An additional 15 Warren County men were wounded and 21 were taken prisoner during the war. Six of the POWs died while in captivity.

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Roster of Warren Countians known to have served in the 2nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment (email any roster additions to  Arne H Trelvik)

Field & Staff, 2nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment [top of page]
See Compiled Service Records for Company at InternetArchive.org

Company Rank
Name Remark
F&S Musician John Horace Clinton wounded in hand near Pulaski, Ky
B, F&S Hospital Steward   Enoch P. Hooven/Hoover Mustered into Co E, 1st OVI (3 months)
Promoted to Hospital Steward & transferred to Field & Staff on 1 Jun 1861
Mustered out at Dayton, Ohio on 16 August 1861
Mustered into Co B, 2nd OVI on 31 Aug 1861 (3 years)
Promoted to Hospital Steward and transferred to Field & Staff on 31 Aug 1861
Discharged for promotion on 15 Aug 1862
Enlisted as an Assistant Surgeon on 15 Sep 1862
Mustered into F&S, 95th OVI on 19 Aug 1862
Discharged on 27 Apr 1864.
F&S Colonel
John Kell Appointed into Co F, 1st OVI on 29 Apr 1861 (3 months)
Commission into Field & Staff, 2nd OVI on 06 August 1861.
Promoted to Full Colonel on 24 December 1862 (Not Mustered)
Killed at Stones River, Tennessee on 31 Dec 1862
F&S Musician   Franklin Stevens Enlisted as a 21 year old Musician on 16 Sep 1861
Mustered into Field & Staff 2nd OVI on 17 Sep 1861
Discharged in 1862
B F&S Sgt Major
Jacob Thompson Enlisted into B Company, 2nd Infantry (Ohio) on Aug 31 1861, as Sergeant 21 years of age
Promoted to Sergt Major (Full, Vol) on Jul 1 1863 & Transferred to Field & Staff
Wounded on Sep 20 1863 at Chickamauga, Georgia
Died of wounds on Sep 20 1863 at Chickamauga, Georgia
F&S Musician   Benjamin F. Tufts Enlisted as a 19 year old Musician on 16 Sep 1861
Mustered into Field & Staff, 2nd OVI on 16 Sep 1861
Discharged in 1862
F&S Colonel   Lewis Wilson Commissioned into Field & Staff, 2nd OVI (3 months service)
Commissioned as Captain in 19th US Infantry on 14 May 1861
         

Company A, 2nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment [top of page]
See Compiled Service Records for Company at InternetArchive.org

Company Rank
Name Remark
A Private   Jerome B. Holman Mustered into Co A, 2nd OVI on 29 Apr 1861 (3 months)
Mustered out on 9 Aug 1861
Acting 3rd  Asst Engr. Miss. Squad, USS "Kenwood" & "Nymph" (1863-65 Navy)
         

Company B, 2nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment [top of page]
See Compiled Service Records for Company at InternetArchive.org
Company B was organized by Captain Obadiah C. Maxwell at Franklin, Ohio in the month of August, 1861 (3 years)

Company Rank
Name Remark
B Corporal POW William M. Adams Enlisted as a Corporal on 31 August 1861 at the age of 22 in Company B, 2nd Infantry Regiment Ohio.
Captured on 20 September 1863 at Chickamauga, Georgia
B Wagoner   Benjamin F. Anderson Mustered into Co B 2nd OVI on 31 Aug 1861
B Private   Lewis L. Anderson Mustered in Company B, 2nd OVI on 27 Sep 1862
Transferred to Signal Corps on 19 Mar 1864
B Private   Charles Brown Mustered into Co B, 2nd OVI on 2 Sep 1862
Transferred into Co E, 18th Ohio Veteran Infantry on 10 Oct 1864
B Private
John Coffman Mustered into Co B, 2nd OVI on 31 Aug 1861
Killed at Perryville, Kentucky on 8 Oct 1862
B Private POW Jacob Confer Mustered into Co B, 2nd OVI on 31 Aug 1861
Listed as POW at Chickamauga, Georgia on 20 Sep 1863
B Private
Michael Coyle Michael Cole enlisted as a 19 year old Private on 31 Aug 1861
Mustered into Co B, 2nd OVI on 31 Aug 1861
Killed at Perryville, Kentucky on 8 Oct 1862
B Private   Joseph E. Decker Mustered into Co B 2nd OVI on 5 Sep 1862
Transferred into Co E, 18th OVVI on 10 Oct 1864
B Private POW
John Eckhart/Eckert Mustered into Co B, 2nd OVI on 31 Aug 1861
Captured at Chickamauga, Georgia on 19 Sep 1863
Died of disease as a POW at Andersonville, Georgia on 17 Aug 1864
B, F&S Private   Enoch P. Hooven/Hoover Mustered into Co E, 1st OVI (3 months)
Promoted to Hospital Steward & transferred to Field & Staff on 1 Jun 1861
Mustered out at Dayton, Ohio on 16 August 1861
Mustered into Co B, 2nd OVI on 31 Aug 1861 (3 years)
Promoted to Hospital Steward and transferred to Field & Staff on 31 Aug 1861
Discharged for promotion on 15 Aug 1862
Enlisted as an Assistant Surgeon on 15 Sep 1862
Mustered into F&S, 95th OVI on 19 Aug 1862
Discharged on 27 Apr 1864.
B Captain POW John F. Gallaher Commissioned into Co B, 2nd Ohio Infantry on 31 Aug 1861
Promoted to 1st. Lieutenant on 4 Mar 1862
Promoted to Captain on 5 Mar 1863
Captured at Chickamauga, Georgia on 20 Sep 1863 and confined at Macon, Georgia and Libby Prison, Richmond, Virginia
Escaped from Libby Prison on 9 Feb 1864
B Private   Michael Geiger Mustered into Co B, 2nd OVI on 31 Aug 1861
Mustered out on 10 Oct 1864
also served in Co C, 2nd US Vet Vol Inf from 14 Feb 1865 to 14 Feb 1866
B Private Sharp Hagerty/Haggerty Mustered into Co B, 2nd OVI on 31 Aug 1861
Wounded at Perryville, Kentucky on 8 Oct 1863
Disability discharge on 16 Jan 1863
B Corporal POW Richard F. Ireland Mustered into Co B 2nd OVI on 31 Aug 1861
Promoted to Corporal on 1 Jul 1863
Captured as Chickamauga, Georgia on 19 Sep 1862
B Private POW Thomas W. Ireland Mustered into Co B, 2nd OVI on 31 Aug 1861
Captured at Chickamauga, Georgia on 20 Sep 1863
B Private POW James S. King Mustered into Co B, 2nd OVI on 31 Aug 1861
Captured at Chickamauga, Georgia on 19 Sep 1863
B Private Benjamin F. Lee Mustered into Co B, 2nd OVI on 31 Aug 1861
Wounded at Perryville, Kentucky on 8 Oct 1862
Disability discharge on 6 Apr 1863
B Private Jesse M. Lee Mustered into Co F, 1st OVI on 29 Apr 1861 (3 months)
Mustered into Co B 2nd OVI on 31 Aug 1861 (3 years)
Died of disease at Camp Dennison, Ohio on 22 Dec 1863
B Private William R. Lefevers/Lafevers Mustered into Co B, 2nd OVI on 31 Aug 1861
Mustered out on 10 Oct 1864
gun shot wound
B Brig. General Obadiah Craig Maxwell 29 Apr 1861:  Commissioned into Co F 1st OVI (3 months service)
31 Aug 1861:  Promoted to Captain and commissioned into Co B, 2nd OVI
31 Dec 1862:  Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and transferred to Field & Staff, 2nd OVI
~20 Sep 1863:  Wounded at Chickamauga, Georgia
1 Feb 1864:  Discharged for wounds
13 Mar 1865:  Promoted by Brevet to Brig. General
14 Mar 1865:  Promoted to Lt. Colonel and commissioned into Field & Staff, 194th OVI
B Private   William McLane Mustered into Co B 2nd OVI on 31 Aug 1861
Disability discharge on 22 Sep 1862
B Sergeant   Thomas H. Neal Mustered into Co B, 2nd OVI on 31 Aug 1861
Promoted to Sergeant on 1 May 1864
B Private   Edward O’Donnell Mustered into Co B 2nd OVI on 31 Aug 1861
Wounded at Perryville, Kentucky on 8 Oct 1862
B     John Pease Private, aged 34, enlisted 31 Aug 1861 for 3 years.
Mustered out with company 10 Oct 1864"
B   William Pease

Mustered into Co B, 2nd OVI on 31 Aug 1861
Mustered out on 10 Oct 1864

Mustered into Co E, 18th OVI on 19 Jan 1865
no discharge information listed.
[Bayonet wound in Breast & back per 1890 census entry]

B 1st Sergeant POW Tobias Ross Mustered into Co F 1st OVI (3 months service) on 29 Apr 1861
Mustered into Co B 2nd OVI on 31 Aug 1861
Promoted to 1st Sergeant on 1 Jul 1863
Captured at Chickamauga, Georgia on 20 Sep 1863
B Private   Alexander DuBois Schenck Appointed from Alabama, Private, Comany F, 1st Ohio Infantry, 17 April to 16 August 1861
Sergeant, Company B, 2nd Ohio Infantry, 31 August 1861 to 18 September 1863
Cadet, United States Military Academy, 29 September 1863 (36)
B Private   Garrett Alexander Schenck Mustered into Co F, 1st OVI on 29 Apr 1861 (3 months)
Mustered into Co B 2nd OVI on 31 Aug 1861
B Corporal John Sheedy Jr. Mustered into Co B 2nd OVI on 31 Aug 1861
Promoted to Corporal on 1 Jul 1863
wound left hand
B Private   John Edward Snuff Mustered into Co B 2nd OVI on 5 Sep 1862
Transferred into Co E 18th OVI on 20 Oct 1864
B Private POW
David W. Staley Mustered into Co B 2nd OVI on 31 Aug 1861
Captured at Chickamauga, Georgia on 20 Sep 1863
cap. at Chickamauga, Georgia; POW Danville; d. in unnamed prison
B Private
Thomas J. Stettler Mustered into Company B, 2nd OVI on 31 Aug 1861
Killed at Perryville, Kentucky on 8 Oct 1862
B Private John Stump Mustered into Co B, 2nd OVI on 18 Feb 1864
Transferred to Co E, 18th OVI on 20 Oct 1864
Died of disease at Nashville, Tennessee on 28 Jan 1865
B Musician   John Tapscott John Tapscot enlisted as a 42 year old Musician on 31 Aug 1861
Mustered into Co B 2nd OVI on 31 Aug 1861
Disability discharge on 20 Jan 1862
B F&S Sgt Major
Jacob Thompson Enlisted into B Company, 2nd Infantry (Ohio) on Aug 31 1861, as Sergeant 21 years of age
Promoted to Sergt Major (Full, Vol) on Jul 1 1863 & Transferred to Field & Staff
Wounded on Sep 20 1863 at Chickamauga, Georgia
Died of wounds on Sep 20 1863 at Chickamauga, Georgia
B Sergeant
Benjamin DuBois Vanderveer Enlisted on 31 Aug 1861 at the age of 28 as Sergeant in Company B, 2nd OVI. 
Killed at Perryville, Kentucky on 8 Oct 1862
B Private POW
Sidney Vanderveer Enlisted as Private on 31 Aug 1861 in Co. B, 2nd OVI at the age of 18
Taken Prisoner of War on 19 Sep 1863 at Chickamauga, Georgia
Died Fort Florence or at Andersonville
B Corporal
Andrew J. Ward Mustered into Co F, 1st OVI on 29 Apr 1861 (3 months)
Mustered into Co B 2nd OVI on 31 aug 1861
Killed at Stones River, Tennessee on 31 Dec 1862
B Private POW Martin V. Ward Mustered into Co B, 2nd OVI on 31 Aug 1861
Captured at Chickamauga, Georgia on 19 Sep 1863
Mustered out on 25 Jan 1865
B Private POW
George D. Wilson Mustered into Co B, 2nd OVI on 31 Aug 1861
Charged with being a bridge burner and executed by the rebels at Atlanta, Georgia on 18 Jun 1862
B Corporal   Granville Woodward Mustered into Co B, 2nd OVI on 31 Aug 1861
Disability discharge on 7 Mar 1862 [he died 3 months later on 3 Jun 1862]
B Corporal POW Joseph B. Woodward Mustered into Co B 2nd OVI on 31 Aug 1861
Captured at Chickamauga, Georgia on 20 Sep 1863
         

Company C, 2nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment [top of page]
See Compiled Service Records for Company at InternetArchive.org
Company C was organized by Captain William T. Beatty at Goshen, Ohio in the month of July, 1861(3 years)

Company Rank
Name Remark
C Private   Franklin Coddington Mustered into Co C, 2nd OVI on 2 Sep 1861
Disability discharge on 1 Jun 1862
C Sergeant
POW

Columbus J. Dudley Mustered into Company C, 2nd Infantry Regiment Ohio on 27 Jul 1861
Promoted to Full Sergeant on 02 May 1863
Wounded and taken prisoner at Chickamauga, Georgia on 19 September 1863
Died of wounds at Atlanta, Georgia on 16 October 1863
C Private   Ariston Dwinell Mustered into Co C, 2nd OVI on 25 Aug 1861
Disability discharge on 30 Sep 1863
C 1st Lieutenant John B. Emery

John B. Emery enlisted as a 20 year old Corporal on 27 Jul 1861
Mustered into Co C, 2nd OVI on 27 Jul 1861
Wounded 8 Oct 1862 at Perryville, Kentucky
Promoted to Sergeant 15 Jan 1863
Promoted to 2nd Lieutenant on 2 May 1863
Wounded 24 Nov 1863 at Lookout Mountain, Tennessee
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant on 28 Mar 1864

Promoted to Captain on 30 Sep 1864
Transferred into Co E, 18th OVI on 20 Oct 1864
Discharged 26 Mar 1865

C Private   Michael Geiger Mustered into Co B, 2nd OVI on 31 Aug 1861
Mustered out on 10 Oct 1864
C Private William E. Henry William E. Henry enlisted as a 19 year old Private on 27 Jul 1861
Mustered into Co C, 2nd OVI on 27 Jul 2861
Wounded in the left arm at Stones River, Tennessee
Transferred into the17th Regiment, Veterans Reserve Corps on 15 Jan 1864
C Private POW Allen Hill Re enls Andersonville
C Private
POW
Moses Ross Hill Mustered into Co C 2nd OVI on 20 Aug 1861
Captured at Lookout Valley Sep 1863; POW Richmond, Danville, Andersonville & Florence; wounded near Pine Mountain in 15 Jun 1864; transferred to V.R.C. 6 Dec 1864
C Corporal Amos Huffman Mustered into Co C, 2nd OVI on 27 Jul 1861
Promoted to Corporal on 1 Nov 1862
Wounded in left leg (amputated) at Stones River, Tennessee on 31 Dec 1862
C Corporal   Isaac A. Merchant Mustered into Co C 2nd OVI on 27 Jul 1861
Promoted to Corporal on 9 Jun 1863
C Corporal
POW

Franklin Mount Mustered into Co C, 2nd OVI on 27 Jul 1861
Wounded at Perryville, Kentucky; cap. by Longstreet's men, Sept. 26, 1863; killed trying to escape
C Private POW John Pray Mustered into Co C, 2nd OVI on 13 Sep 1862
Captured at Chickamauga, Georgia on 20 Sep 1863
Transferred into Co E, 18th OVVI on 10 Oct 1864
F & C Private   William P. Ross Mustered into Co F, 2nd OVI on 27 Jul 1861
Transferred from Co F to Co C, 2nd OVI
Disability discharge 23 May 1862
[served in 2d O. V. I., in Signal Service and as scout 1861-5]
C Private   Thomas J. Rust/Roust Mustered into Co C 2nd OVI on 27 Jul 1861
C 1st Lieutenant   William Thacker Mustered into Co C 2nd OVI on 27 Jul 1861
Resigned on 9 Aug 1862
C Private William Beatty Thacker Mustered into Co C 2nd OVI on 27 Sep 1861
Promoted to Corporal on 10 Apr 1863
Wounded at Chickamauga, Georgia on 20 Sep 1863
C Corporal   Thomas H Wood Mustered into Co C, 2nd OVI on 27 Jul 1861
Disability discharge on 20 May 1862
[disease of lungs]
         

Company D, 2nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment [top of page]
See Compiled Service Records for Company at InternetArchive.org

Company Rank
Name Remark
D Private POW Burton H. Parsons Mustered into Co D, 2nd OVI on 29 Apr 1861 (3 months)
Mustered into Co G, 55th OVI on 25 Sep 1861 (3 years)
Captured at Chancellorsville, Virginia on 2 May 1863
Exchanged 1 Sep 1863
Promoted to Corporal 1 Jan 1864
         

Company E, 2nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment [top of page]
See Compiled Service Records for Company at InternetArchive.org

Company Rank
Name Remark
         

Company F, 2nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment [top of page]
See Compiled Service Records for Company at InternetArchive.org
Company F was organized by Captain G. D. McKinney at Dayton, Ohio in the month of August, 1861(3 years)

Company Rank
Name Remark
F Private   Benjamin D. Barkalow Mustered into Co F, 1st OVI on 29 Apr 1861 (3 months)
Mustered into Co F, 2nd OVI on 1 Sep 1861 (3 years)
F Private Sylvester E. Crane Mustered into Co F, 2nd OVI on 8 Oct 1862
Died at Nashville, Tennessee on 17 Dec 1862 from a relapse of the measles
F Private POW Martin Reed Mustered into Co F, 2nd OVI on 6 Sep 1862
Transferred into Co F, 18th Veteran Infantry on 10 Oct 1864
POW for 17 months
F & C Private   William P. Ross Mustered into Co F, 2nd OVI on 27 Jul 1861
Transferred from Co F to Co C, 2nd OVI
Disability discharge 23 May 1862
F Private   Providence Mounts Wilson Mustered into Co F, 1st OVI on 29 Apr 1861 (3 months)
Mustered out at Dayton, Ohio on 16 Aug 1861
         

Company G, 2nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment [top of page]
See Compiled Service Records for Company at InternetArchive.org

Company Rank
Name Remark
G Private   Vangilder Banghart Mustered into Co I, 20th OVI on 27 Apr 1861 (3 months)
Mustered into Co G 2nd OVI on 5 Sep 1861 (3 years)
Mustered out on 10 Oct 1864
         

Company H, 2nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment (Union Guard) [top of page]
See Compiled Service Records for Company at InternetArchive.org

Company Rank
Name Remarks
H Private
George L. Capp Mustered into Co H, 2nd OVI on 20 Aug 1861
Killed at Chickamauga, Georgia on 19 Sep 1863
H Private   Zephaniah Lee Enfield Mustered into Co H, 2nd OVI on 9 Sep 1861
H Private   Joseph Nealy Mustered into Co. H, 2nd Ohio Infantry on 20 Aug 1861
Disability Discharge on 1 Jan 1864
H 1st Sergeant POW John C. Shotwell Mustered into Co H. 2nd OVI on 10 Sep 1861
Captured at Chickamauga, Georgia on 20 Sep 1863
H Private   Noah Stubbs Mustered out Company H, 2nd Infantry Regiment Ohio on 10 October 1864
         

Company I, 2nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment [top of page]
See Compiled Service Records for Company at InternetArchive.org

Company Rank
Name Remark
I Private Albert Boyd Mustered into Co I, 2nd OVI on 3 Sep 1861
Absent Wounded; mustered out on 10 Oct 1864
I Corporal   James Colon Burns Mustered into Co I, 2nd OVI on 3 Sep 1861
Promoted to Corporal
I Private   Charles Chaney Mustered into Co I, 2nd OVI on 3 Sep 1861
Transferred into Co E Ohio 18th Veteran Infantry on 20 Oct 1864
I Sergeant   Pliny Dudley Cottle Mustered into Co I, 2nd OVI on 3 Sep 1861
Mustered into Co G 146th ONG 2 May 1864
I Private Henry H. Dunham Mustered into Co I, 2nd OVI on 3 Sep 1861
Wounded in right leg at Stones River, Tennessee 31 Dec 1862
Discharged for wounds on 3 Aug 1863
I Private Henry Geise/Giese Mustered into Co I, 2d OVI on 3 Sep 1861
gunshot wound right thigh 8 Nov 1861 at Ivy Mountain, Kentucky
Mustered out on 10 Oct 1864
I Corporal POW Jesse Hines

Mustered into Co B 12th OVI (3 months) on 22 Apr 1861
Mustered into Co I, 2nd OVI on 3 Sep 1861
POW at Chickamauga, Georgia on 20 Sep 1863

I Private   Frank Hopkinson
[aka Joseph F. Hopkinson?]
Mustered into Co I, 2nd OVI on 3 Sep 1861
Mustered out on 10 Oct 1864
I Corporal   William H. Legge Mustered into Co I, 2nd OVI on 3 Sep 1861
Promoted to Corporal
I Private   Moses Dudley Mulford Mustered into Co I, 2nd OVI on 3 Sep 1861
disability discharge on 28 Feb 1862
Mustered into Co G 146th OVI on 2 May 1864
I Captain   James E. Murdoch Jr. Commissioned into Co I, 2nd OVI on 15 Aug 1861
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant on 31 Dec 1862 and to Captain on 1 Mar 1863
I Private
Henry Roat Mustered into Co I 2nd OVI on 3 Sep 1861
died at home of exposure on 17 Nov 1863
I Private   William Semon Mustered into Co. I, 2nd OVI on 3 Sep 1861
I Private   Henry N. Smith Veteran of the War with Mexico
Mustered into Co I 2nd OVI on 3 Sep 1861
I Corporal   John H. Snook Mustered into Co I, 2nd OVI on 3 Sep 1861
I Private John Spence Jr. Mustered into Co I, 2nd OVI on 3 Sep 1861
flesh wound at Perryville, Kentucky
Mustered out on 10 Oct 1864
I Private   Irwin Swank Mustered into Co I 2nd OVI on 3 Sep 1861
I Private
Alexander Gaines Walker Mustered into Co I 2nd OVI on 3 Sep 1861
Killed at Stones River, Tennessee on 31 Dec 1862
I Private   John Bigham Walker Mustered into Co I 2nd OVI on 3 Sep 1861
         

Company K 2nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment [top of page]
See Compiled Service Records for Company at InternetArchive.org

Company Rank
Name Remark
         

Unassigned Recruits, 2nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment [top of page]

Company Rank
Name Remark
         

Company Unknown, 2nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment [top of page]

Company Rank
Name Remark
      Edward Crist  
      Enoch Jacobs . . . The elder JACOBS was for a time with the First and Second Ohio infantry regiments, comprising SCHENCK's brigade, and took part in the battle at Vienna, where occurred the first bloodshed in the war south of the Potomac. He afterwards identified himself with the Twelfth Kentucky, commanded by Colonel W. A. HOSKINS, and recruited men for it, in which two of his sons hold commissions. He took part in the battle of Mill Spring, and wrote the first published account of that battle. It appeared in the Cincinnati Commercial, and was copied by papers all over the country, and in Europe.
A month later he took part in the battle at Fort Donelson, having obtained a position on the staff of Colonel BAUSENWEIN, commanding the brigade on the left of the right wing under General MCCLERNAND, and with a detail of twelve men Mr. JACOBS accepted the surrender of two rebel batteries. About a month later while on his way to join the Twelfth Kentucky en route from Nashville to Pittsburgh Landing, a railroad accident occurred at Green river bridge, Kentucky, in which he permanently lost the use of his right arm.
      Enoch George Jacobs . . . His oldest son, Enoch George, enlisted in the Second Ohio volunteer infantry, three months' service, and was in the battle of Bull Run. He afterwards enlisted in the Twelfth Kentucky volunteer infantry, Federal regiment, where he was commissioned first lieutenant, and was in the battle at Mill Spring and the siege of Knoxville. He re-enlisted as a veteran and served till the army reached Jonesborough, when his health failed, and he resigned his commission. . . ."
      Robert Shields no service information found
L ? Sergeant   Howland Taylor not found in any on-line service or pension databases
         

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