Copied from Harbaugh's 1909 History
Miami County Ohio
MIAMI IN THE WARS
The War of 1812 - Employment
of the Indians by England
Battle of Tippecanoe - Tecumseh
- Services of Col. John Johnston Results
of Perry's Victory on Lake Erie
Miami Heroes of the War - The War
of The Rebellion
The Gravity of the Struggle Realized
Miami Soldiers on Many Battlefields
Eleventh Ohio Volunteers - Forty-fourth
Infantry and Eighth Cavalry The Seventy-first O.V.I.
Ninety-fourth Ohio Volunteer Infantry
One Hundred and Tenth O.V.I.
The One Hundred and Forty-seventh Regiment
Spanish-American War Volunteers - Roster
Oh! once was felt the storm of war,
It had an earthquake's roar,
It flashed upon the mountain height
And smoked along the shore;
it thundered in a dreaming ear,
And up the farmer sprang,
It muttered in a true bold heart
and a warrior's harness rang
The part taken by the people of Miami county in the
War of 1812 was one of excitement. While no battles were fought within
its limits, its patriotic citizens sprang to the call of arms and performed
their allotted duties in an earnest manner. This war brought on by the
aggressive and tyrannical policies of England, was destined to blacken
the frontiers with all manner of crimes. Its inhumanities were accentuated
by the employment of Indians who, tiger-like, in their hunt for white victims,
swept down upon the settlements of Ohio and left behind them a trail of
fire and blood. The boasted fate of England received a blot which has never
been wiped out. Those who steered the Georgian monarchy through that struggle
covered themselves with disgrace which remains to this day. Not content
with meeting the armed forces of the young Republic in the field, the British
ministry connived at the brutalities perpetrated by the Indians. Some of
the red captains were made commissioned officers by the King and actually
wore the uniforms of his generals.
I shall not discuss the causes that led up to the War of 1812. It was
not until 1813 that the Miami border felt the shock of war. The siege of
Fort Meigs, which took place that year, was the incentive that turned Tecumseh
and his warriors upon this fair region, which had just begun to blossom
under the influences of civilization. The late Dr. Coleman, Sr., in his
interesting reminiscences writes: "Rumors were in circulation of combinations
among the various tribes of the Northwest and South,
under the leadership of Tecumseh and his brother, the Prophet, backed by
British influence. Our Government wanted more of their lands, but they
refused to sell. With a view to bring them to terms, an expedition was
fitted out in 1811. It was organized at the Falls of the Ohio and consisted
of the Fourth United States Infantry and some two or three regiments of
mounted Kentucky volunteers, all under the command of Gov. Harrison of
Indian Territory. They proceeded into the Indian country in a northwesterly
direction, striking the Wabash River near the present site of Lafayette,
the Indians falling back and accumulating their forces, but still declining
to treat. While in camp six miles north of Lafayette, the Indians made
a night attack, attempting to storm the camp, but were finally repulsed
after a most desperate hand-to-hand fight with tomahawk and bayonet."
This engagement is known as the battle of Tippecanoe,
and it was the defeat of the Indians on this occasion which sent the storm
of savage warfare hurtling through the forests of Ohio. Tecumseh, who led
the Indians in this battle, chafed under his overthrow and resolved to
deluge the whole frontier in blood. Of this scarlet Chieftain, perhaps
one of the greatest that ever wielded a tomahawk, much has been written,
and since some of his warriors entered Miami County and shed some of her
settlers' blood , I may be pardoned for giving some of his history here.
It has been asserted that both the Anglo-Saxon
and Creek blood ran in the veins of Tecumseh, but the better opinion seems
to be that he was wholly a Shawnee. Col. Johnston, the Indian agent at
Piqua, and Stephen Ruddell, of Kentucky, who for nearly twenty years was
a prisoner among the Shawnees, possessed ample opportunities for knowing
the lineage of Tecumseh. They both assert that his father was Puckeshinwa,
a member of the Kiscopoke and Methoataske, his mother being of the Turtle
tribe of the Shawnee nation. The parents of Tecumseh came from Florida
to the north side of the Ohio about the middle of the eighteenth century.
The father was killed in the Battle of Kanawha in 1774, leaving six stalwart
sons and I one daughter. Tecumseh was the fourth son. His name means "the
Shooting Star," and he certainly was a swift meteor of destruction.
Some diversity of opinion has prevailed as to the birthplace of Tecumseh,
but it has been established that he was born in the valley of the Miamis
on the banks of Mad River, a few miles below Springfield, and within the
limits of Clark County. Ruddell says that the chief was born in 1768, which
probably is correct, which would make him forty-three years of age at the
beginning of the War of 1812, when he was in the full prime of savage manhood.
He is supposed, though little more than a boy, to have taken part in the
resistance offered to General Clark during that officer's campaign against
the Indians in this county in 1782.
Early in life Tecumseh conceived the greatest plan that ever entered
into the brain of an Indian. In this he was ably seconded by his brother,
the Prophet, who was a gigantic fraud, but whose devilish incantations
and wild sorcery gave him great control over the superstitious savages.
Tecumseh's scheme was to unite all the red tribes against the whites; if
he could accomplish his purpose he would bring into the field an army of
warriors that would prove irresistible, and he proudly hoped that this
tremendous force, sweeping forward as a unit, would put an end to American
domination in the West. To this end he and his one-eyed brother visited
all the tribes, going as far south as Alabama, Tecumseh stirring them up
with his native eloquence and the Prophet filling their hearts with his
boasted prophecies direct from the Great Father. The conspiracy was worthy
the brains of its inventors. But it was not to succeed.
Tecumseh was stricken down at the height of his fame at the battle of
the Thames in Canada, October 5, 1813, and with him died all hopes of a
great Indian confederacy. His body was not found after the battle. The
accepted story that this great warrior was slain by Col. Richard M. Johnson
is based on fiction, as it is not known at whose hands he fell. The one
bright spot in Tecumseh's life is his humane treatment of white captives,
but in spite of this he is largely responsible for the deluge of blood
that overwhelmed the frontiers during the War of 1812.
The personal appearance of this remarkable man was uncommonly fine.
His height was five feet nine inches. His face was oval, his nose handsome
and straight, his mouth beautifully formed like that of Napoleon I., his
eyes clear, transparent hazel, with a mild expression when in repose or
in conversation; but when excited in his orations, or by the enthusiasm
of conflict, or when in anger, they appeared like balls of fire; his teeth
were beautifully white, his complexion a light brown or tan. He always
stood very erect and walked with a brisk, elastic step. He always dressed
in Indian- tanned buckskin, wore a frock reaching to the knee, a belt of
buckskin, in which were his silver-mounted tomahawk and knife, short pantaloons
connected with leggings and moccasins, with a mantle thrown over his left
shoulder. He was a general in the British army and one of the finest looking
Indians that ever lifted a hatchet. Such, in brief, was the man feared
by the early settlers of Miami County.
A number of our early settlers volunteered for service
in the war. The border was in a state of suspense and fear, especially
so after the murder of the Dilbones, an event already described. But for
the efforts made by Col. Johnston in keeping the neutral Indians at Piqua
during hostilities, the county might have been the scene of more than one
massacre. At one time he had four thousand at his place and such was his
power over them that they were prevented from taking the warpath.
Perry's victory on Lake Erie practically put an
end to the war in the West peace soon came back to the Miami settlements.
The settler felt safe when he could place his rifle on its pins above the
door and cultivate his fields without having to guard against Indian surprise.
Captain James Blue and Charles Wolverton were among the first citizens
of the county to lead men toward the seat of war. Wolverton, hearing of
the murder by the Indians of a man named Rush, marched after the savages,
came upon their camp near Greenville and killed a few, including some squaws.
The whites scalped their victims. A Covington company forayed along the
Stillwater, but did not come to an engagement with the enemy. A few other
forays were undertaken by the whites, but none of them were killed.
Among the men of this county who served in this locality during the
war were Captains Reuben Westfall, E. Kirtly, William Barbee Sr., Charles
Wolverton, Jacob Mann, William Luce, Gardner Bobo, Charles Hilliard, John
Williams, Conrad Plesher, Robert Reed, Moses Patterson, James Patterson,
Timothy Titus and John Johnson. The roll of the privates included Joseph
Marshall, Joseph Culbertson, William and James Shackelford, Aaron and John
G. Telford, William Barbee Jr., David McClung, James Youart, Aaron Tullis,
Andrew Thompson, James Brown and Samuel Mackey.
These men, with a host of associates equally brave, stood between the
scattered homes and Indian invasion during the whole period of the war.
They were ready at all times for the most exacting and hazardous duty.
But for them, roving bands of Indians might have swept across the county
carrying destruction in their wake. The cemeteries of the county, today,
hold the remains of these defenders. They are gone, but their deeds are
not forgotten. Fortunately for the inhabitants of the county, the seat
of hostilities was beyond her borders, but this does not detract from the
services of her patriotic volunteers.
THE MEXICAN WAR
The part played by this county in the War with Mexico was very small.
Not over five men enlisted from within her borders. No regular command
was raised here. The few who went served in a command raised at Dayton.
This command did not see much real fighting in the Land of the Montezuma's,
but did some hard marching and took part in various side campaigns. One
of the survivors of this little group of Miamians is the venerable Captain
Frank Hardy, of Piqua, who has reached his ninetieth year. Captain Hardy
is also a veteran of the Civil War, but his memory is bright and he relates
with much vim some recollections connected with his service in Mexico.
The Mexican War owing to the slavery question, was not popular in this
county, which fact no doubt discredited enlistment's
THE WAR OF THE REBELLION
In no county of the state were the portentous events
that preceded the War of the Rebellion watched with more interest than
in Miami. In the first place the people were opposed to human slavery.
In early days a part of the "Underground Railroad" was operated
in the county and more than one slave escaping from inhuman masters was
concealed and steered to freedom. Therefore, when the South sought as a
pretext for dismemberment the election of Abraham Lincoln, the people of
Miami County prepared for what they regarded as the inevitable. The first
shot directed against Fort Sumter had hardly ceased to echo in the North
before enlistment's began within the county. Men of every walk in life
came forward and offered their services to the National Government. There
was no hesitation. Deep seated in the minds of all
was the conviction that Secretary Seward's "breakfast spell"
was to become at least an all day's job. The mettle of the South was well
known. Men who had worshiped for years at the shrine of Calhoun, Yancey
and Toombs, who had conspired in the shadow of the Capitol, were not embarking
in war as child's play. It was to be a death grapple between Puritan and
Cavalier, between the men of the North and the men of the South, Americans
all, and brothers of the same blood.
Parts of six: regiments were raised in Miami County during the war.
These were the Eleventh, the Forty-fourth, the Seventy-first, the Ninety-fourth,
the, and One Hundred and Forty-seventh commands. Apart from these, organizations
of men from this county enlisted in other regiments, while not a few took
service in the navy. The story of the soldiers of the
county is almost the story of the war. They proved their valor on some
of the most hard-fought fields of the Rebellion- at South Mountain, Antietam,
the Wilderness, Spottsylvania, Cold Harbor, Monocacy, Petersburg, Winchester,
Cedar Creek, Stone River, Shiloh, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, Lookout Mountain,
Atlanta, Resaca, Kenesaw Mountain, Nashville and other places, witnessing
at last the glories of Appomattox. I shall give in detail the service of
these regiments, beginning with:
THE ELEVENTH O.V.I.
The Eleventh Ohio Volunteers was first enlisted for three months, pursuant
to President Lincoln's first call for troops for the suppression of the
Rebellion. It as mustered into the three years service June 20, 1861. Miami
County furnished five full companies - B and F from Piqua, D, H and E from
Troy. The men were in the full vigor of early manhood, types of western
strength, patriotism and intelligence. The regiment first rendezvoused
at Columbus and then proceeded to Camp Denison. It remained in its second
quarters till July 7, when it received orders to pack up and move towards
the seat of war. It's colonel was Charles A. DeVilliers, who soon afterward
left the service. Crossing Ohio, the Eleventh reached Point Pleasant. It
made a night march over Sugar Loaf Mountain and had some experience in
picket duty on the sacred soil of Virginia. August 18, 1862, it moved to
Parkersburg, and thence to Alexandria, near Washington, D.C., where it
encamped. August 27th it was thrown forward to Manassas, where the Confederates
had taken position. Previous to this, however, the Eleventh had seen some,
exciting service in West Virginia, where it had encountered the enemy at
Hawk's Nest, Cotton Hill and Gauley Bridge. These minor engagements had
to a degree tested the mettle of the men and they were ready for the greater
events in store for them. At Manassas the regiment crossed Bull Run and
checked the enemy, who had driven back Taylor's New Jersey troops, but
the Confederates, advancing in heavy force, forced the Unionists toward
Fairfax. During the retreat the Eleventh acted as the rear guard. Remaining
a short time within the lines at Washington, on the 29th of August the
regiment occupied Munson's Hill, and on the 6th of September it took up
its march for Maryland in pursuit of Lee, who had crossed the Potomac with
his army. On the 12th the enemy was found holding a bridge over the Monocacy
near Frederick. Three Union columns were formed, with the Eleventh in the
center. The enemy was driven back and the bridge taken and two pieces of
artillery were lost. Led by Col. Coleman, the regiment marched forward,
recaptured the cannon and hurled the Confederates from their position.
After a night at Monocacy the Eleventh crossed a spur of the Blue Ridge,
debauched into Middletown Valley and --153 on the 14th advanced up the
slopes of South Mountain, occupied by Garnett's division of General Lee's
army. On this day was fought the battle of South Mountain, the prelude
The principal fighting done by the Eleventh on this memorable occasion
took place on the summit of the mountain at a place since known as Wise's
Field. Their advance was met by fire from all sides. The regiment was surrounded
by a growth of mountain laurel and the enemy was protected by a stone fence
and was hard to dislodge. The regiment, after some desperate work, advanced
on a charge, drove the Confederates from their position and held the ground.
Many acts of individual bravery occurred among the ranks of the Eleventh
on that day. Night put an end to the fighting, and Lee, failing to hold
his position, fell back upon Sharpsburg, where he and McClellan were to
meet in the bloodiest one-day's battle of the whole war.
The Eleventh was attached to the Kanawha Division, Second Brigade. On
the morning of the 17th of September 1862, Company F was sent out on the
skirmish line with instructions to keep a close watch on the enemy. Captain
Teverbaugh had hardly issued hi s instructions when the enemy, from his
works below the bridge, on Antietam Creek, opened a lively fire. Company
F was ordered to withdraw and, moved to the right to act as a reserve to
Company C. The bridge across the creek being an important point, General
Burnside, who commanded that wing of the army, was ordered to carry it.
The bridge was a stone structure, twelve feet wide and one hundred and
fifty feet long, with three arches. Six thousand Confederates were in position
cross the stream, and the bridge was swept by their artillery. Skirmishers
were thrown out and the Eleventh moved forward. Simmons and McMullin's
batteries were raining their deadly missiles among the Southern ranks,
who, in turn sent volley after volley from their muskets and artillery
in the faces of our advancing troops. Bravely the men struggled forward,
but in vain. The steady stream of cannister poured from the rebel cannon
forced the line to waver and finally fall back. In this forward movement
Col. Augustus H. Coleman, of Troy, received a wound, which caused his death
in a few hours. In advance of his men, cheering them on and closing up
their broken ranks, he fell with his face to the foe.
Colonel Coleman was one of the bravest men in the Union Army. He was
the son of Dr. Asa Coleman, one of the early pioneers of the county. He
received his military education at West Point, and at the opening of the
war was engaged in agricultural pursuits. He recruited a company of men
within forty-eight hours, and proceeded to Columbus with them April 26,
1861. At the reorganization of the Eleventh for the three years service
he was elected major of the regiment and was promoted to lieutenant colonel
January 9, 1862. A fine disciplinarian, he was the man of the hour and
was a favorite with his troops. In his heroic death at Antietam the country
lost a true soldier and a useful patriot.
The failure to carry the bridge across Antietam Creek forced Burnside
to call for reinforcements, but none was sent. The order was repeated to
carry the bridge at all hazards. The lines were reformed for another assault.
The Eleventh responded nobly. They had replenished their empty cartridge
boxes and moved forward again. It was to be death or the bridge. Despite
the rain of missiles from the rebel gunners, the Unionists rushed on, reached
the bridge and heroically gained the prize. In these desperate assaults
the regiment took a prominent part. There was no better set of fighting
men in McClellan's army. After taking the bridge the regiment advanced
along the slope. Lee attempted to cut Burnside off and Burnside told McClellan
that he must have more men and guns. McClellan said he had none to spare
and the troops were compelled to fall back to the bridge. The hardest work
done that day at Antietam was performed by the Kanawha Division. Burnside's
bridge was the key to the whole affair. To lose it was to imperil Lee's
whole army, and it is to the glory of the Eleventh that it did much to
make victory on that part of the field certain.
After the battle of Antietam the Eleventh returned to West Virginia.
It took post at Summerville, where it remained until January 17, 1863,
when it moved to Gauley, joining General Crook and immediately embarking
on the Kanawha River, this time for the Army of the Cumberland. It was
on board of boats during the second fight at Fort Donelson. From the time
of its transfer to the west the regiment served with the Army of the Cumberland
till its muster out. Its loss at the taking of Burnside's Bridge was one
officer and three men killed, one officer and eleven men wounded and five
There was still a lot of hard fighting in store for the Eleventh. On
the 13th of April, 1863, the regiment had an engagement with the enemy
at McMinnville, Tenn., and on the 23d it joined General Reynolds in a move
against Wheeler and Forrest's cavalry. June 24th the Eleventh engaged the
foe at Hoover's Gap and led the advance into Manchester. On the 29th the
command moved on the Tullahoma Road and drove the enemy back. At Decherd
Station, Tenn., General Turchin assumed command of the Second Brigade.
The month of September, 1863, witnessed the sanguinary conflict at Chickamauga.
In this battle the fighting Eleventh bore a conspicuous part. It was the
great grapple between Rosecrans and Bragg. During the forenoon of the l8th
the Eleventh changed position several times, and about daylight on the
following day went into line of battle near Lee and Gordon's Mill. Chaplain
Lyle rode to the center of the line, and with Colonel Lane's consent addressed
the regiment in words of comfort and encouragement and asked the men to
join with him in prayer.. Instantly every head was bowed and every hand
clasped devoutly on the gleaming muskets. The old colors, pierced and rent
on many battlefields, were drooped and amid the rattle of musketry the
voice of prayer was heard. The sacred ceremony ended, the regiment moved
to the front line. Not a man faltered. It was a day of hard work for the
boys of Miami County. Charge after charge was made through the death-struck
woods. Sergeant Peck went down with the colors, but they were picked up
again and pushed forward. When the enemy hurled his legions against the
division Turchin changed front and charged. The next day the Eleventh took
position on a slight elevation behind a breastwork of logs and stones,
where it was subjected to a galling fire. The breastworks caught fire several
times. In the afternoon the rebels, pushing through a gap in the Union
lines, poured a heavy crossfire upon the regiment. It was more than the
men could stand. The brigade charged and drove the enemy back. That night
the regiment withdrew to Rossville, having covered itself with glory in
the bloody woods of Chickamauga.
The regiment remained cooped up in Chattanooga until the advance on
Mission Ridge, November 24th. In this assault it fought splendidly and
bore a prominent part in that memorable battle. One color bearer was struck
seven times, and when he (Sergeant Bell) went down they were picked up
by Lieutenant Peck, who fell mortally wounded. The Eleventh pursued the
flying enemy towards Ringgold, Ga., and after fighting at Ringgold returned
to Chattanooga. George Green, of Company H, received a medal for conspicuous
bravery in the assault on the Ridge. In February, 1864, the regiment was
paraded to receive a new stand of colors presented by the ladies of Troy.
The next forward move of the regiment resulted in its conflict at Buzzard's
Roost, after which came some hot work at Resaca. In all these engagements
the regiment bore an honorable part.
It's term of service having expired, the Eleventh was mustered out at
Camp Denison, June 21, 1864. Two companies whose time had not expired and
the veterans of the regiment were recognized as the Eleventh Ohio Battalion
and as such took part in the battles of the Atlanta Campaign and the march
to the sea. During its whole service the Eleventh Ohio Regiment proved
its worth as a military organization and reflected credit on the State
on many a hard- fought field. During its three years term it lost 152 men,
many on the field of battle and others in the infernal prison hells of
the South. The principal engagements in which the regiment took part are
Hawks Nest, Gauley Bridge, Princeton, Bull Run Bridge, Frederick, South
Mountain, Antietam, Hoover's Gap, Tullahoma, Chickamauga, Lookout Mountain,
Mission Ridge, Ringgold, Buzzard's Roost, Resada -a list of which the Caesarian
legion might be proud. It can be said of the Eleventh that it shirked no
duty; it performed nobly every service demanded at its hands, and today
its survivors are among the best citizens of the Union.
THE FORTY-FOURTH INFANTRY AND EIGHTH CAVALRY
The Forty-fourth, Ohio Volunteer Infantry known after veteranizing as
the Eighth Cavalry, was organized at Springfield from September 12th to
October 14th, 1861, to serve three years, and was mustered in at Camp Clark
by J.H. Young, Captain Fifteenth Infantry, U.S.A. Its colonel was Samuel
A. Gilbert, who resigned in April, 1864. After its muster the regiment
moved to Camp Piatt, W.Va. Several companies of this regiment were recruited
in Miami County. Shortly after the regiment's arrival at Camp Platt, five
companies were ordered to Gauley Bridge, where they assisted in driving
the rebel general, Floyd, from his camp. Two other companies were sent
to Platona, which place they captured, and then moved against Colonel Jenkins
at Logan Court House, but the wily colonel fled at their approach. Having
passed the winter in comfortable quarters, the 1st of May, I862, found
the command again at Gauley Bridge, where it was brigaded with the Thirty-sixth
and Forty-seventh O.V.I. under Col. George Crook.
The brigade moved to Lewisburg and from there the Forty-fourth penetrated
to Dublin Depot and destroyed a portion of the railroad track. Returning
hastily to Lewisburg, the enemy was met in full force and a lively battle
followed. Great gallantry was displayed by the regiment on this occasion.
It charged upon and captured a four-gun battery, took a number of prisoners
and contributed greatly to the rout of the rebels. Falling back from before
a force of 6,000 rebels, the regiment, with the brigade, reached Meadow
Bluffs. On this occasion the Forty-fourth guarded the rear. The regiment
was attacked, but fell back fighting to the Gauley, where the retreat was
begun in earnest. All day and far into the night the regiment guarded the
rear in a creditable manner. On September 13th the rebels appeared at Charleston
and attacked. Another spirited contest ensued. The enemy was firmly met
and held at bay for some time, but his overwhelming numbers forced the
Unionists back, though every inch of ground was hotly contested. The brigade
withdrew across a deep tributary of the Kanawha, severed the hawsers that
held the suspension bridge, and retreated safely to Racine, on the Ohio,
from which place it was conveyed by steamer to Point Pleasant.
The next campaign of the regiment was on Kentucky soil. For some time
it was engaged in watching the movements of Kirby Smith, whom it pursued
as far as Lexington, where it was assigned to the Second Brigade, Second
Division, Army of Kentucky, commanded by General Gordon Granger. It returned
to Frankfort December, 20th, where it was mounted and did some effective
work against the rebels. The men from now on lived almost constantly in
the saddle, and engaged in many hot skirmishes with the enemy. At Dunstan's
or Dutton's Hill it gallantly charged the rebel position and contributed
materially to their rout.
Upon Burnside's advance into Tennessee the Forty-fourth was dismounted
and accompanied him. The regiment bore an honorable part in all that took
place in this movement. It pursued the enemy with vigor on many occasions
and finally went into camp at Strawberry Plains, January 1, l864; the proposal
to re-enlist was made with a proposition that the regiment should be mounted,
and nearly the whole six hundred accepted. On the 7th the Forty-fourth
marched for Camp Nelson, Kentucky, thence to Cincinnati, where it waited
for its muster rolls, after which it went to Springfield, where the men
were paid off. This last act terminated the career of the regiment, after
which it became the Eighth Ohio Cavalry. The new organization reported
for service at Camp Denison, March 28, 1864. Cincinnati was left behind
May 10, and Charleston was reached on the 14th, the men having ridden thither
barebacked. On the 29th the Eighth marched to Lewisburg, and June 1st started
with Averill on the disastrous Lynchburg raid. Staunton was reached on
the 9th, where a junction was formed with Hunter. The whole command now
proceeded toward Lynchburg. The enemy prevented the capture of the city
by heavy reinforcements and after the close of a sharp fight the Unionists
were obliged to retreat. It was an exciting episode in the history of the
Eighth Cavalry. There was fighting much of the way. The Eighth was ordered
to strengthen the rear guard, which service it did in an excellent manner.
Fighting at one time a brigade of the enemy, it lost seventy-one in killed,
wounded and prisoners.
Upon reaching White Sulphur Springs the regiment was divided and a part
sent to Beverly. On the 23d of August three companies of the Eighth were
surprised at Huttonville and captured. Later on Company A shared the same
fate. October 29th three hundred rebels dashed into the camp of the regiment
and some desperate fighting took place. On the lst of December, Col. Moore
joined the regiment with his detachment from the Shenandoah. The veterans
of the Eighth were almost constantly in the saddle for six weeks previous
to the battle of Winchester. It made a charge upon the rebel fortifications
at that place, fought bravely at Fisher's Hill and Cedar Creek and followed
Early in his retreat up the Valley. Its work in the Valley elicited the
praise of the commanding generals.
At Philippi a part of the regiment was surprised and captured, the prisoners
being compelled to march afoot through the snow, then were loaded into
stock cars at Staunton at the rate of seventy to a car and taken to Richmond.
After suffering in the rebel prison till February 15th, the prisoners were
sent to Annapolis for exchange and thence to Columbus, Ohio. In August,
1865, the regiment was once more ordered to Camp Denison, where it was
mustered out of the service. The patriotic service of the Eighth Cavalry
was highly creditable to its members. It endured many hardships, fought
gallantly and sustained to the very last the honor of the Ohio soldiery.
Whether under Hunter, Averill or Sheridan, the regiment made its mark wherever
THE SEVENTY-FIRST O.V.I.
The Seventy-first Ohio Volunteers was recruited in part in Miami County,
which furnished companies F, C and E. It was a fighting regiment and covered
during its term of service more ground than any one similar command in
the Union armies. It was recruited under the superintendence of Barton
S. Kyle and G.W. Andrews. In the latter part of October, 1861, the regiment
rendezvoused on the Old Fair Grounds at Troy, and reached Camp Todd at
Columbus February 10, 1862. It received its baptism of fire at Shiloh on
the memorable 6th of April. The regiment was unfortunate in the choice
of its colonel, who was Rodney Mason, of Springfield, a man boastful when
there was no enemy in sight, but not so brave in actual combat. On the
fatal morning of the 6th the regiment, fresh from the comforts of home,
was hastily formed in line of battle. I cannot better describe the part
taken by the Seventy-first on the 6th of April than in the words of the
late Captain E.S. Williams, who was a member of the regiment and a regiments
rallied again and charged. We fell back only when we were literally surrounded
by the rebels."
Such was the heroism of the Seventy-first at Shiloh, a battle in which
the regiment lost 130 men on Monday. It was a stand worthy the patriotism
of Leonidas and his Spartans. Colonel Kyle, who was killed in Monday's
battle, was one of the prominent citizens of Troy. He was born within the
county in 1825. For six years he served as auditor of the county, and was
elected as clerk of the common pleas court in 1859. He was a member of
the National Convention which nominated Fremont for the presidency. Full
of patriotism, he helped to recruit the Seventy-first and took the field
with it. He was a vigilant and popular officer and beloved by his men,
and his death was lamented by every man in the regiment. Fearless of danger,
he fell at the post of duty as the true hero falls, and well deserved the
eulogy of Whitelaw Reid, who said of him at Shiloh: "Ohio lost no
truer, braver man that day than Barton S. Kyle."
After its terrible experience at Shiloh the Seventy-First was ordered
to the Cumberland River to hold the posts of Fort Donelson and Clarksville.
Six companies of the regiment were taken prisoners at the latter place
August 18th. A gallant fight was made at Donelson. In Carthage, Tenn.,
three companies of the regiment were stationed and while there they encountered
the rebel guerrillas in numerous bitter fights. It was at Clarksville that
Col. Mason cowardly surrendered a part of the regiment when he could have
routed the enemy. For this act Mason was cashiered.
The Seventy-first after its exchange had a varied and exciting history.
In the spring of l864 it moved south and did effective work at Jonesboro,
Lovejoy Station and Atlanta. When Hood swung northward, leaving Sherman
to sweep towards the sea, the Seventy- First was among the commands that
started on the race for Nashville. It was now a part of Stanley's Corps.
At Spring Hill it narrowly escaped capture by Hood, who blundered there
and brought on the bloody engagement at Franklin, in which the regiment
took no active part. But it was in the battle of Nashville, a battle which
destroyed Hood's army, that the regiment was again to show it's fighting
Under the leadership of Colonel Hart the Seventy-first dashed up the
steep ascent of Overton's Hill amid a tempest of lead and iron and gallantly
carried the rebel position. It was a desperate assault and grandly executed.
It placed a new crown on the heads of the men from Miami. In the battle
of Nashville the regiment lost one-third of its numbers in killed and wounded,
including several excellent officers. Nashville was fought December 15,
l864, when the Confederacy was tottering to its fall.
After this battle the regiment saw no more active fighting. It had enlisted
for the war, but expected that with the surrender of the rebel armies and
the collapse of the rebellion it would be mustered out. Such, however,
was not the case. It was ordered to the Texas frontier under Sheridan to
keep watch on the French in Mexico. The regiment, much decimated by its
long and active service, its heavy loss in battle and prison, remained
on Texas soil until long after the close of the war, when it was finally
mustered out of the service. Its original strength was 879 men, when mustered
out it numbered only 377. It was mustered out at San Antonio, Texas, and
discharged at Camp Chase. Among the battles fought by this heroic regiment
I find Shiloh, Clarksville, Hartsville, Fort Donelson, Cumberland Iron
Works, Jonesboro, Lovejoy Station, Columbia and Nashville.
For some time the poltroonery of its colonel affected the reputation
of the regiment and caused it to be considered as an "unlucky command,"
but all this was wiped out on the field of Nashville and the bloody slope
of Overton's Hill. The Seventy-First came home with honor and furnished
more men in prominent positions in public life after the war than any regiment
that left the county. Two of its members, Capt.E.S. Williams and Charles
M. Anderson, became members of Congress, and other members made their mark
in official capacities. The regiment was among the last to turn northward
after the war, proud of its record on some of the hardest fought fields
of that terrible struggle and having in its ranks some of the bravest men
that ever shouldered a musket or drew a sword.
THE NINETY-FOURTH O.V.I.
Camp Piqua witnessed during the stirring events of 1862 the formation
of two fighting regiments. One of them was the Ninety- Fourth Ohio Volunteer
Infantry, under the supervision of Col. J. W. Frizell. Recruiting proceeded
so rapidly that in one month one thousand and ten men were mustered into
the service of the United States. The mustering took place August 24th.
No time was given the regiment for drilling, for Kirby Smith had invaded
Kentucky and troops were needed at the front. So the men of Miami were
rushed from Camp Piqua to Cincinnati and thence to Lexington. Only three
rounds of cartridges could be found for the men. The Ninety- fourth reached
Lexington and learned of the Union defeat at Richmond a few miles distant.
Matters had a gloomy aspect, and the regiment was ordered to Tate's Ford,
on the Kentucky River, fifteen miles east of Lexington. It was the first
marching experience for the men, and an exhaustive one it was. On this
occasion the regiment first met the enemy and proved that it was to gather
fame as it went on. Veterans could not have behaved better. The night was
dark, the men lying down, when the rebel volley burst upon them. Hungry
and almost without ammunition, a God-send came with some wagons which put
an end to their needs for the present. During breakfast a rebel battery
opened on the troops, but Col. Prizell succeeded in safely withdrawing
Back to Lexington went the regiment, and thence to Louisville. Bragg
and Buell were facing each other on Kentucky soil, and their maneuvers
brought on the desperate battle of Perryville, October 8th. In this engagement
the regiment bore an active part, being in the thick of the fight and acquitting
itself with the credit of an experienced command. Perryville, for the numbers
engaged, was one of the most sanguinary battles of the war. The Ninety-fourth
suffered a loss of officers and men, among the former being Captain John
C. Drury, of Troy. Captain Drury was a Massachusetts man by birth. Coming
to Ohio, he engaged in the mercantile business, and when the war broke
out, being of an intense patriotic nature, he recruited a company for the
Eleventh Ohio, in 1861, but afterwards took a captaincy in the Ninety-fourth.
He was a good officer, much beloved by his men, and if his career had not
been cut short at Perryville would undoubtedly have reached a much higher
command. He fell at the head of his company during the crisis of the battle.
Well may it be said of him:
"A soldier true, a patriot tried,
Beneath his country's flag he died."
There was no further fighting for the Ninety-fourth till it was called
on to face the foe at Stone River. It had been Bragg and Buell in Kentucky;
it was Bragg and Rosecrans in Tennessee. At Murfeesboro, or Stone River,
the regiment maintained its reputation as a gallant body of men. Cast into
the whirlpool of that desperate engagement, the regiment had some of the
fiercest fighting that fell to its lot during its term of service. It was
repeatedly struck by the advancing and exultant rebels and it gave the
enemy as good as he sent, contesting every foot of the ground with great
heroism. The battle of Stone River was fought during the closing days of
'62 and the first of '63. It resulted in what might be termed a Union victory,
since Rosecrans held the field and Bragg was forced to withdraw his army.
During the Tullahoma campaign the Ninety-fourth was in the advance and
went gallantly into the fight at Hoover's Gap in June 1863. After a brisk
little affair at Dug Gap came the memorable battle of Chickamauga. The
regiment belonged to the, First Division, Fourteenth Army Corps, during
the fighting around Chattanooga. Its colonel was Rue P. Hutchins, its brigade
Scribner's, its division Baird's, Thomas' Corps. Crossing the Tennessee
at Bridgeport, Ala., the Ninety-fourth marched to Trenton Valley, and,
after Dug Gap, remained in MeLemore's Cove till September 18th, when it
faced about for Chickamauga. It reached Kelley's farm on the Lafayette
Road at daylight on the 19th. The regiment encountered the enemy a short
distance east of Kelley's field and pushed him back. From that time on
the fighting was fierce. A part of Cheathan's rebel division attacked Scribner's
front and right, and the brigade was forced back, losing heavily. In this
hot work the Ninety-Fourth behaved splendidly.
On the morning of the 20th the regiment occupied a position in the front
line of the brigade. Barricades of logs and rails were hastily thrown up.
At 9:30 Held's brigade assaulted this part of the line and the Ninety-fourth
assisted in hurling him back. Again and again the regiment was called upon
to meet the fierce assaults of the enemy. Colquit and Walthall led their
men in gray against the brigade, had but to retire. The Ninety-fourth held
its position all day and until the general order to retire was given in
the evening. The command retired rapidly through the woods, and, avoiding
capture, withdrew with the whole army to Rossville. Such, in part, was
the work of the Ninety-Fourth in the battle forest of Chickamauga.
On the 23d of November the regiment took part in the assault and capture
of Lookout Mountain, and followed up its success by the 'heroic scaling
of Mission Ridge, where Bragg was defeated. In both these engagements the
regiment sustained its reputation as a fighting command and added to its
laurels. Its charge up Mission Ridge is one of the most gallant feats of
the war. This battle preceded the memorable campaign of Atlanta by Sherman,
in which the ninety-fourth took part. It was under fire for one hundred
days and fought in numerous pitched battles. When Sherman set out upon
his famous march to the sea the ninety-fourth was well in the advance.
It crossed Georgia, and turned toward the Carolinas, participating in the
battle of Bentonville, one of the last of the war. It was the first infantry
regiment to enter the capital of North Carolina, soon after which it beheld
the surrender of Johnston and marched to Washington, where it took part
in the magnificent review which followed the close of the war. Of the thousand
and ten young men who marched out of Camp Piqua in 1862 but three hundred
and thirty-eight marched up Pennsylvania Avenue on that occasion. Of the
others many had died in battle or from wounds and disease, including not
a few whom perished from starvation in rebel prisons. The battles of the
Ninety-fourth included Tate's Ferry, Perryville, Stones River, Tullahoma,
Dug Gap, Chickamauga, Lookout Mountain, Mission Ridge, Resaca, Dallas,
Kenesaw Mountain, Chattahoochie River, Peach Tree Creek, Atlanta, Jonesboro,
Bentonville. The regiment is represented by monuments and tablets at Chickamauga
and Mission Ridge, but these do not fully tell the story of its service
in defense of the Union. This service given freely is the Ninety-fourth's
guerdon of fame and succeeding generations can point with pride to the
heroic manner in which it sustained the honor of the Nation, State and
THE ONE HUNDRED AND TENTH O.V.I.
Almost simultaneously with the organization and departure of the Ninety-fourth
regiment the One Hundred and Tenth rendezvoused at Camp Piqua. Its colonel
was J. Warren Keifer, afterward major general and speaker of the Lower
House of Congress. Companies A, E, and G came from Miami County. The regiment,
upon its departure from Camp Piqua was ordered to Virginia, where it did
guard and picket duty for some months. Reaching Winchester, it was assigned
to the First Brigade, Second Division, Eighth Army Corps.
June 13th, 1863, it fought its first pitched battle with the rebels
at Kernstown. Here the One Hundred and Tenth gave proof of its metal. At
Kernstown the regiment encountered Lee's advance and disputed every inch
of ground with the enemy. The next day twenty- six pieces of artillery
were trained on the regiment's position and its works were assaulted. The
boys held their works till forced out at the point of the bayonet and retired
fighting . They fought their way to Harper's Ferry, where they occupied
Maryland Heights for a time, moving next to the Capital.
Later on the One Hundred and Tenth moved to Governor's Island, where
it remained until sent forward to the front. In November, l863, it again
encountered the enemy at Brandy Station, where it was severely shelled
and was the first command to occupy the rebel works. It went into winter
quarters at Brandy Station, and May 4th, 1864, it crossed the Rapidan as
a part of Grant's grand army destined for the conquest of Richmond. The
next day the command found itself amid the wild tangle of the Wilderness
and the great game of war opened once more. The battle of the Wilderness
cannot be fully described. There was none other like it during the war.
In the series of encounters that took place, on this bloody ground the
regiment bore a heroic part. It charged and was charged in return; it had
to face about and fight the enemy from every quarter. It is no wonder that
it lost one hundred men in that dense forest. The rebels protected by the
tangle of trees and bushes assaulted from every side
"And then there rose so wild a yell
within that dark and gloomy dell
As if the very fiends that fell
Had pealed the battle cry of hell."
On the 7th the regiment fell back to Spottsylvania Court House, where
it again met the enemy, losing heavily in that struggle. Skirmishing and
fighting till the 14th, the regiment waded the Nye and occupied the rebel
works. June 3d it was in the front line at the battle of Cold Harbor, which
was one of the slaughter pens of the war. All day it was exposed to a heavy
fire, losing some officers and men and on the 14th it crossed the Chickahominy
and moved by water and land to Bermuda Hundred. On June 20th it charged
the rebel works near Petersburg, where it remained facing the enemy until
a few days later, when it was sent north to assist in repelling Early,
who threatened Washington.
On the 9th of July 1864, it took part in the desperate battle of Monocacy,
where it fought till, hard pressed by a crush of numbers, it was obliged
to fall back. At Monocacy it lost one hundred men. After a round of varied
services it helped to fight the battle of Cedar Creek, September 19. It
was now a part of the Sixth Corps, commanded by Wright, with Otho H. Binkley
at the head of the regiment. Surprised by the rebels at Cedar Creek, the
Union army was driven back till reformed by the opportune arrival of Sheridan
from Winchester. In this battle the regiment performed prodigies of valor
and its loss was again heavy.
After Cedar Creek the One Hundred and Tenth retired to Petersburg, where
it remained all winter. On the 25th of March, 1865, the brigade of which
the regiment was a part, assaulted and carried some rebel lines, capturing
many prisoners. Lee now evacuated Petersburg and was hotly pursued by Grant's
forces. At Sailor's Creek the One Hundred and Tenth fought its last pitched
battle. In this battle it showed its old time gallantry. March 17th, at
the presentation of captured flags to Major General Meade, the command,
having captured more flags than any other regiment in the corps, was chosen
as a guard of honor to escort the trophies to General Meade's headquarters.
Continuing the pursuit of Lee, the regiment took part in the surrender
at Appomattox Court House, the glorious consummation of the war, and afterward
marched in the Grand Review at Washington in the presence of the President,
General Grant and assembled thousands.
The record of the One Hundred and Tenth is one to be proud of. It had
more men killed, wounded and missing than any one regiment during the war.
Of the 1,000 men who marched in its ranks from Camp Piqua almost 800 had
fallen from its ranks by the hand of war. It fought in twenty-one battles,
among which we find: Union Mills, Winchester, Stephenson's Depot, Wapping
Heights, Brandy Station, Mine Run, Wilderness, Spottsylvania, Nye River,
Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Ream's Station, Monocacy, Snicker's Gap, Charlestown,
Halltown, Smithfield, Opequan, Fisher's Hill, Cedar Creek, Cedar Springs,
Jutersville, Sailor's Creek, and Appomattox. It came home with depleted
ranks and tattered banners, a glorious part of that heroic army which by
four years of war maintained the supremacy of the
THE ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY-SEVENTH
This regiment was raised wholly within the boundaries of the county.
It was called out for one hundred days to relieve veteran regiments that
were needed at the front. It performed its duties in an able manner. It
was mustered into service at Camp Dennison May 16, l864, and proceeded
to Washington. First ordered to Fort Ethan Allen, it afterward moved to
Fort Strong, where a part of it was stationed, the rest being sent to Fort
Marcy. It was commanded by Col. B.P. Rosson, of Troy. At midnight, June
11th, the regiment was ordered to Fort Reno, where for a time it was exposed
to a brisk fire from the rebels. At Crystal Springs it supported the lst
Maine and 1st Ohio Batteries until the repulse of Early's forces. Had the
One Hundred and Fort y-seventh been actively engaged there is no doubt
that it would have reflected credit on the cause of the Union. Upon its
return to Washington, the regiment was personally thanked by President
Lincoln for its services, after which it returned home.
Such briefly were the services of the Miami regiments
in the field during the war. Other soldiers from the county served in the
Forty-second Ohio, Garfield's regiment, some in the First Ohio Infantry,
the First Cavalry, in several Ohio batteries, and in the navy. All made
splendid soldiers and upheld the patriotic standard of the county. All
deserve praise alike. During the war with Spain a large number of the youth
of the county went to the front and, so far as opportunity afforded, emulated
the services of the heroes of the War of the Rebellion. The Spanish-American
volunteers demonstrated that the spirit of patriotism was not dead in Miami.
The dead of Miami County lie all over the South. They fell with their faces
to the enemy or suffered death and worse in the prison pens which are a
lasting disgrace to that fair portion of our country. On nearly every battlefield
of the rebellion the soldiers of Miami fell for the perpetuity of the Union...their
lives for the flag.
They lie on many a well-worn hill; they camp on many a plain,
They dream where once the battle-ships with iron cut the main,
The roses of Virginia bloom above a missing host,
Their graves are milestones all the way from Nashville to the coast. They're
touching elbows yet, I know, where once they loved to stand.
Where flows the Rappahannock and where rolls the Cumberland;
The lilies of the golden West their snowy petals shed
Upon the dewy pillows of Miami's soldier dead.
To the stars that shine fit even there is not one missing grave,
Their golden light falls softly on the loved and absent brave,
And He who sees a sparrow's fall has marked the holy spots,
And angel hands have planted there His own forget-me-nots;
We've left them to His keeping, for we know He'll keep them well,
Tho' lost they are to us today in wilderness and dell,
And tho' we nevermore shall hear their gay and gallant tread,
We know God's bugles will awake Miami's soldier dead.
They endured the hardships of camp, battle and prison pen with a heroism
worthy their American manhood. Their fame is everlasting, their glory is
the Nation they saved from dissolution. Their deeds of valor will never
be forgotten. All hail the patriotic soldiers
of Miami County!
VETERANS OF THE WAR OF THE REBELLION
AND SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR
NOW RESIDING IN MIAMI COUNTY
Isaac Allen, H.H.Bear, John Bagford, John Barnhart, Chas.B.
Bayman, Charles Beanblossom, Silas A. Beanblossom, John Boone, Cornelius
Bowne, Charles N. Burns, Alorris Burns, Jesse Burkett, J.C.Byrkett, N.W.
Cady, S.A.Cairns, T.M.Campbell , J.M.Campbell, Elijah H. Carman, S.S.Carnes,
T William A. Carver, James Chappell, Abbot Childs, Joseph E. Chipley, Thomas
Chipley, William Coffinger, Joshua Couch, M. F. Counts, L.F.Counts, Dallas
Craver, Gustave Croner, Hiram Cushing, William I. Dailey, Emanuel Deeter,
Gust Deihl, David Deweese, M. Lafayette Deweese, Silas Dolison, William
Dorsey, Sylvester Dye, Henry H. Earhart, W.W.Edge, George H. Edmonds, John
Edwards, Daniel Ehle, Charles Eidenmiller, Christ Eidemiller, William W.
Elliott, Andrew Emmel, David Emmel, Henry Emrich, Will A. Evans, S. Ferguson,
Thomas D. Fitch, Jacob Frank, S.D.Frank, Henry Franton, John S. Forgy,
Solomon Funderburg, E.O.Furrow, Johnston B. Geisiner, William Gibson, Stephen
E. Giffin, Robert Gordon, John A. Gorman, William W. Green, Wilber Gussman,
A.M.Heywood, John V. Higgins, Henry H. Hill, Frank Homan, Wilson S. Hoover,
William Hunt, Henry B. Jamison, Andrew F. Johnson, Calvin Johnson, Alvin
Jones, James Jones, George Kemfield, George, Kennedy, John Kessler, Benjamin
Knapp, Wilber Knapp, Thompson Kendall, Isaac Knick, M.K.Knoop, J.T.Knoop,
James Knox, Charles Layton, Aaron Landry, D.L.Lee, Jacob Loch, Joseph Lewis,
Henry Loyd, Minerd Lump, W. R. Marsh, Stafford, Maxwell, L.A.Meredith,
Michael H. Millard, Reuben Miller, Joseph Miller, James T. Moorehead, Moses
Monday, John W. Morris, Joseph Moton, P.H.Moyer, William McClure, John
M. MeCrossin, John A. McCurdy, Charles H. McCullough, John A. McMasters
William R. MeKee, Jasper McDowell, Leander McDonald, A.M.McKinley, Frederick
B. McNeal, George Niswouger, J.W.Oblinger, Charles W. Owen, Charles M.
Patty, John M. Pearson, Isaac Peck, George W. Peckham, David C. Pierce,
C.H.A.Project, D.C.Rager, George W. Reeder, John W. Riley, Erastus Robins,
Madison Robins, Samuel L. Robbins, John C. Rodgers, Howard Rollins, W.
R. Russell, Dillars Shaffer, Ira Shellabarger, Charles R. Shilling, T.C.Shilling,
Levi Sommers, H.C.Somerville, Richard Southerland, Samuel Spain, Lewis
L. Speagh, William Stith, Thomas Stewart, Enoch Stoglin, Henry Stouts,
Frank M. Sterrett, David Stanup, Robert Smith, Thomas Stewart, Tohn W.
Smitley, E.M.Tannehill, W.I.Tenney, John Thomas, Robert Trimbur Francis
M. Wall, William Weddle, John D. Weatherhead, Henry P. Weatherhead, Henry
Wesco, J.L.Williamson, John C. Wright, George Williams, D.D.Young, E.C.Zeigler.
John Bradley, Henry Brokaw, John Cox, James L. Rich, Herman Seibt,
Wm.D.Snyder, E.D.Stevens, John Winters, Harvey Weaver, Simon Wicks, David
Wahmhoff, Samuel Wahmhoff, William White, Louis Alseyer, James S. Bierley,
David Brant, David S. Bates, Charles F. Clarkson, Preston Covault, Christ
Loeffler, Daniel McKee, Charles A. McClintool, Thomas McKinney, John W.
Peterson, Newton Mears, Walter Moyer, Isaiah Milhouse, Charles Noland,
William Piper, Jerome Pecher, Fred Rhine, John H. Rain, Jesse Locklear,
Samuel H. McClay, Jerry Morrow, Louis Miksolajenski, John McClure, Jame
Michaels, Orie Michels, James Manning, John D.Mills, H.S.Neal, Albert Pepper,
William Phillip, Clem Reid, H P.Spencer, Joseph Schneider, T.R.Thompson,
Albin Thomas, Samuel Wright, Sebastian Wagner, N.M.Williamson, Lafe Baldock,
George N. Brush, John Baker, Oliver Pierley, Paul Crowder, Matthias Cole,
Oscar Collins, Harry Daugherty, John Deitrick, John Ehlon, George Ewel,
R.O.Edwards, Joseph Fisher, William Faulkner, Earl Gregory, Joseph B. Hill,
Harry Hemmiug, John Hubbard, William C. Hall, William H. Kendell, George
W. Gustin, Louis Keifer, W. M. R. Luce, Ezra Longanecker, Henry A. McCabe,
A.J.McFall, J.B.McFarland, David Oblinger, W.P.Orr, C.W.Orr, Arthur G.
Reed, Joshua W. Shipley, Conrad Sheeler, Louis Semidt, J.W.Sullenberger,
William H. Turk, G.C.Throckmorton, Lewis N. Thompson, William Van Horn,
George Woods, Adam Chesney, George R. Caves, A.A.Denman, William Deweese,
James Frost, A.J.Furrow, Joseph Farmer, James Gillard, Sylvester Keplinger,
Daniel H. Lentz, G.T.Little, Harry Long, Madison Millbouse, George A. Reamer,
John Scott, John Sewers, David E. Small, Henry Tobias, Michael Tobias,
P.H.Tracey, Peter Jones, George E. Lee, Martin McNeely, Benjamin Mattox,
Joshua W. Orr, Judd L. Palmer, Harry L. Peterson, Henry Roegner, James
Rees, John P. Smith, William H. H. Snyder, Samuel Zollinger, R.S.Anderson,
S.C.Bowman, C. W. Bennett, George W. Berry, George W. Cruse, Benj. I. Dubois,
M.L.De Vinnie, Moses Flesh, A.B.Frame, A.M.Vaugh, Sidney Vicks, J.C.White,
Benjamin H. Webster, Joseph S. Wiley, John W. Widney, W.H.H.Aspenall, Ross
Collins, Charles Colmorgan, Edward J. Collins, Robert F. Graham, Henry
Kontz, Frederick Mever, Samuel K. Statler, Daniel Laytort, Morris J. Stillwell,
William Armstrong, Daniel Ault, Augustus Ayers, Albert M. Brotherton, John
H. Bowman, William Mitchell, John T. Nigh, Nathaniel Nason, George N. Noland,
James W. Williams, John N. Woodmaney, Thomas J. Wolfe, Enos P. Wright,
Theodore D. Brooks, Charles Bane, Elbert M. Bell, Anthony M. Carson, Jacob
Crapsey, Perry H. Deardaff, Wesley Eicbelberger, William Freshour, Augustus
C.F.Finck, Harrison Gear, David A. Gilmore, J.R.George, Gustavus Hunt,
Sylvester L. Bell, Charles C. Barnett, William C. Blanke, William Bond,
William H. Blue, John C. Boyle, Lewis,L. Babylon, William F. Bancroft,
William R. Bowele, Oliver Elliott, Edward R. Green, Thomas W. Green, William
Gerlach, Lewis Garrett, Elias Mills, Augustus Morse, Harris Mayo, George
N. Moats, Charles Carr, Harvey Craft.
R.W.Brandon, Daniel Brown, Allen H. Coppock, Henry Coppock, John
C.Cecil, D.W.DeBra, Henry Gilbert, James Hamiel, William Hahn. J.D. Iddings,
M. S. Longanecker, Edward Laughman. Ephraim Longanecker, H.W. Meyers, Henry
Martindale, Valentine Minnich, Jasper Marshall, Elihu Neves, L.H.North,
Amos North, W.F.Patty, Allen Reiber, Jacob Reiber, L.P. Stout, E.B.Stout,
J.F.Shoe; Alfred Shoe, N.B.Teeter, W.N.Tucker, Wesley Thompson, Judson
Teeter, Henry Vannoy, G.N.Whitmer, W.H.Wroten J.R. Whitaker, Clayton Walker,
John Huffman, Arnold Helmick, S.W.Kiester, Noah Pearson, Henry H. Shill,
John VanKirk, Samuel Wallack, David Ward
John Athey, L.H.Augsberger, John M.Barr, H.H.Bryant, Adam Been,
Theodore Bovce, Edmun Cheney, M.E.Crane, W.R.Clark, Daniel A. Cory, Lorenzo
Clawson, William Collins, W.W.Davy, Jacob C. Davis, Uriah J. Favorite,
Jacob E. Freet,, David Frey, Jacob Hand, Sr., S.D.Hartman George Hosier,
Frederick Hogendobler, Hezekiah E. Hawver, William M. Johnson, Lewis W.
Jacobs, Levi E. Jacobs, C. Krise, Jacob Lewis, A.A.Mitchell, A.W.Miles,
James Mahaffey, John Martindale, Christopher R. Moser, J. E. Noland, John
Nunlist, Joseph Pearson, H.T.Ritter, Charles Schick, John Shafer, John
W. Strader, Jacob Sinks, W.B.Tenick, J.C.Walton, Samuel Wells, T.B.Wells,
Silas Westfall, Squire Wirt, C.D.Winters, Clinton Champlin, John Clark,
Milton Evans, John Ehrhart, Walter Gaines, Charles Johnson, Jacob Cress,
Thomas J. Macy, Francis M. Prill, James H. Ertz, Henry Vore
Andrew Babylon, Isaac Butterworth, Thomas Brandon, E.E.Brown, G.W.Butts,
James A. Bradford, Edward Babylon, Elias Bixler, Eleazer Bitner, John Branson,
Benjamin F. Cain, I.A.Corwin, T.F.Campbell, Byron Crampton, O.A.Cummings,
H.H.Coppock, J.C Dunham, E.C.Diltz, J.S.Dollinger, G.S.Dollinger, George
Detrick, George Day, E.S.Dollinger, William D. DeBra, Daniel Deederm, William
Davis, Ben Erisman, Joshua Furnas, C.B.Fletcher, Levi Faulkner, G.E.Faulkner,
G.C.Frey, Martin Finfrock, Isaiah Finfrock, Alonzo Fox, Harley W. Furnas,
H.H. Furnas, Harrison Fisher, S.B.Freshour, W.H.Furnas, Joshua Grubb, Hiram
Hardesty, John Hilliard, George Howalt, Benjamin Hollopeter, A.J. Hartle,
I.D.Heckman, A.C.Hall, Isaac Hoover, William Ingle, Orville, Ingle, John
W. Jones, J.R.Kauffman, Madison Kendell, S.B. Kepner, William Kiser, Lewis
Kendig, W.F.Long, Morgan Leonard, Luther. Langston, Henry Langston, John
Marshall, G.W.Miller, David Minnich, John C. McAdam, Luther Neth, Oliver
Nieodemus, David Oblinger, Ephraim Pearson, R.N.Porter, Isaac Penny, S.D.
Palmer, A.M.Ruhl, F.M.Rankin, David Reese, J.R.Rench, Thomas Ross, Jacob
Rilev, Z.L.Ramsey, David B. Rankin, Jonas Smith, Charles Smith, Richard
Scliilling, E.D.Simes, Conrad Shelbuch, Jackson Shade, Valentine Smith,
J.H.Smith, D.C.Shellanberger, W.H.Sowers, Michael Shuman, L.D.Smith, H.P.Smith,
James Smith, G.W.Swadener, Henry Shafer, Samuel Ullery, J.M.Wright, A.J.Wallace,
John Weaver, Jacob B. Wagner
Lawrence Addington, David Arnold, William Arnett, Samuel Bevington,
George W. Belt, James B. Bell, Elias B. Coates, Benjamin A. Cole, Stephen
Day, Israel L. Davis, George Ebberts, Martin Eller, Richard Esky, Leander
E. Fisher, Calvin Green, George A Gardner, William C. Heath, Clement Yost,
Thomas R. Livingston, Charles B. Loomis, Harvey Midlam, Oliver Marlin,
Daniel W. Pickering, George H. Potter, Claude C. Smith, Jacob Stubbs, W.
M. Thompson, William C. Thompson, John Tinkler, George R. Wade, Aaron L.
Wade, William Weaver, Clement Yost
Lewis Bane, Baryillai Dershem, Henry Frolicker, John H. Harbaugh,
George W. Hewett, Charles C. Henslee, Jonathan Howett, Samuel W. Helvie,
Henry C. Knoop, David B. Knoop, Samuel Knoop, Charles M. Harbaugh, John
C. Knoop, Samuel A. McIlheury , Benjamin F. Procter, George W. Rupert,
Josiah Routzhan, John W. Simions, James E. Webb, Michael Wilgus, David
Samuel Buffington, Lemuel Curtis, Jesse Johnson, Frederich Harshberger,
Daniel Mote, John Worley, Theodore Zeller
Henry K. Arnett, Joseph Bond, Amos Clark, William D. Grove, John
M. Gillespie, Jackson Iddings, Henry Iddings, Mark C. Jones, John Layer,
Jacob Nealeigh, Lewis F. Niles, Enos Pemberton, Nathan Thompson, George
Henry Beek, William G. Fox, Thomas J. Kessler
Elmer Cummings, Thomas M. Corey, John Falknor, Jeremiah Fetters,
John W. Graham, John C. Henderson, Albert Hart, Franklin Johnson, Harvey
Klepinger, Chalmer Netzley, William H. Pearson, Francis C. Tucker, Robert
Wiley, Jacob Fair, S.P.Miles, W.I. North.
Aaron Ditmer, Abraham Fry, Harvey Haworth, John N. Hall, Lewis P.
Hissong, Thomas W. Wissinger, Charles Welbaum.
Horace Bileford, Erastus Covault, Michael Duncan, Thomas Ford, G.W.Gilmore,
W.D.Kiser, Joseph Hetzler, I.N.Hall, J.S. Hill, William Lane, Clinton C.
Motter, Cyrus Pogue, Andrew Ralston, Jonas Shellenbarger, Martin Smith,
George D. Starry, J.J.W. Wade, John C. Wones, Thomas Wilgus.
William Buckels, Joseph S. Duer, Jacob Long, P.M. Wert, B.B. Wheaton,
Harrison Williams, Joshua White.
J.K.Furrow, Maurice Frazier, Thomas Roberts, Silas Worthington,
Frank Roswell Green, Albert M. Routson.
Van S. Deaton, David A. Meredith, George W. Collins.
George Brooker, William Dinsmore, David Shaeffer.
C.W. Fisher, John Harbaugh, James Parsons, J.C.Starry, Daniel Swallow,
Benj.Shiel, Joseph Wiley.
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1909 History of Miami County Ohio