Clark County, Ohio

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Clark County's Civil War Soldiers

From The History of Clark County, Ohio
Chicago: W.H. Beers & Co., 1881


ONE HUNDRED AND NINETY-SIXTH O.V.I.


was mustered into the service at Camp Chase, on the 25th of March, 1865, and immediately ordered to Western Virginia, where it was assigned to the Ohio Brigade at Winchester. After this, it was on duty at Baltimore, and a part of it at Fort Delaware. Nearly all the officers had seen service during the war, while more than two-thirds of the men had been members of other regiments. The One Hundred and Ninety-sixth was mustered out on the 11th of September, 1865, at Baltimore. Clark County was represented by


EXPLANATION.
k—Killed in action; p— Prisoner; w—Wounded; pd—promoted; d—Died in service; dd—Deceased; m—Missing.


Second Lieutenant, James H. Arbogast. pd 1st Lieut.
 
Berlew, Horace
Buzzard, Washington
Burt, George
Circle, Thomas
Cornwall, Thomas W.
Cornwall, George
Delaney, Thomas J.
Feaster, Henry
Flemming, Henry C.
Godfrey, William
Jones, James
Jones, Martin
Koshon, Daniel
Sower, John M.
Nicholas, William
Oldham, James
Overholser, Peter
Prickett, Henry
Ruhl, John L.
Rymon, William
Schoetager, Jonathan




FOURTH OHIO INDEPENDENT CAVALRY BATTALION

was composed of five companies, and mustered into service for six months. It was discharged about the first of March, 1864.


First Sergeant, Joseph Simpson.
 
Burnett, William R.
Gardiner, John
Leuty, George
McCoy, George
Simpson, Edward




THE THIRTEENTH MISSOURI BAND

was composed in part of men from Clark County, of whom the following is a correct list:


Leader, John N. Worthington
 
Hornish, Amos
Irwin, W.H.
Loy, Robert
Rodgers, Lou
Spaulding, Saul
Widdicomb, J.A.


The rest of the members were detailed from the ranks. The organization was completed late in the fall of 1861, at Benton Barracks, near St. Louis, Mo., where the regiment was also quartered.

On the morning of January 27, 1862, the Thirteenth left St. Louis, going by rail to Smithfield, Ky., where it remained a short time; thence to Fort Henry, but arrived too late to take part in the action, as the gunboats had accomplished all the work. Next was a twelve-mile march across the country to Fort Donelson, and was present at the surrender of that work. The band was the first to enter the fort, and made its walls resound with "Hail Columbia," "Yankee Doodle," etc. The band was with the regiment at Shiloh, and at the evacutation of Corinth. Soon after, an order was issued doing away with all regimental bands, and the musicians were discharged and sent home.














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