FALLEN SOLDIERS OF THE CIVIL WAR FROM WASHINGTON COUNTY, OHIO

Taken from The History of Washington Co., Ohio 1778-1881 by H. Z. Williams

(Partial List - 640+ Names)

Includes research notes, additions & corrections

Collected & Compiled by Debbie Noland, NitscheDiamonddeb@comcast.net, January 2005.
Edited & Updated December Emery Parker, 2008

Civil War Fallen from Washington County, Ohio, Townships Adams through Ludlow

Civil War Fallen from Washington County, Ohio, Townships Marietta through Watertown & Unknown

SOURCES/LINKS

IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING BEFORE CONTINUING:

More than 4000 men from Washington County, Ohio served in the Civil War.  Some men came home to their families, but many did not.  Listed in this database, are 640+ fallen soldiers, of the many brave men, from Washington County that died during the Civil War.   This is only a partial list.  There are more men from Wash. Co. who died during the war that are listed here.  These are the ones that I have found in the book, History of Washington County, Ohio 1781-1888, by H. Z. Williams unless otherwise stated.  I chose to extract only the names that was stated in the book and listed as "died", "killed", "mortally wounded" or "missing". 

NAMES ARE SPELLED AS THEY APPEAR IN THE BOOK.  The complete list of men who died can be seen at the Recorders Office in Washington County, Ohio, and on microfilm at the Washington Co. Historical & Genealogy Library.  

Many men did not die on the battlefield.  Some died days, weeks, months, or years later from complications while in the service, such as insanity, suicide, wounds, diseases, infections, etc. The severe infections that accompanied most battle wounds were due to poor sanitation, lack of medical knowledge and antibiotics. Typhoid was known as "the killer" because treatments were scarce.  Many soldiers were not brought home for burial.  Some were laid to rest on the battlefield, in cemeteries of the town they died in, or in National Cemeteries.  After doing an internet search of where some of these men could be buried, I found their names and burial places in various National Cemeteries. I only did a few, just to give the reader of this extraction a general idea in where to look for burial records. You will find my notes in brackets [  ]. You can also do a "search" at the website of the National Cemetery Administration at:  http://www.cem.va.gov/  

If information was left blank, it indicates that this info was not given by H. Z. Williams. The book sometimes gives other information about some of these men, such as age at time of enlistment, if they were volunteers, reenlistments, or drafted, and other duties. My intent for extracting these names is to give the reader some general information about these men, and the Washington County, Ohio townships they were living in at the time of their service.    

If the cause of death is unknown, you might want to look at other men in their regiment/company and compare dates and places.  It could provide a clue into how one might of died, either on the battlefield or by other causes.  Also, look at the history of each regiment.  It may give an idea as to where a soldier died, if it was not listed in Williams' History.  

This database also includes my personal research (and some research of others).  This research comes under the heading of ADDENDA.  The ADDENDA includes information of ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS that the book, History of Washington Co., Ohio 1788-1881, by H. Z. Williams did not give any information or was incorrect.  It also gives internet resources of where I got the additional information.  Some entries contain my research notes.    Williams' History and/or the Addenda is NOT intended to be taken as a true record of a soldier's death.  Use it as a "guide to assist the family historian as a beginning" on where to find a fallen soldier.   

ALWAYS REFER TO THE "ORIGINAL" MILTARY AND DEATH RECORDS FOR ANY INFORMATION THAT YOU FIND HERE.   Please keep in mind, that this information that I extracted about these soldiers pertain only to their deaths.  William's History, and the online databases that I used to do my research sometimes give much more detailed information about these men, such as the date they enlisted, age at time of enlistment, etc..  

The list of SOURCES that I used to compile the ADDENDA are listed below:  

Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemetery Administration http://www.cem.va.gov/ 

Shiloh National Cemetery http://www.shilohbattlefield.org/cemetery/home.asp

AMERICAN CIVIL WAR DATABASE (Ancestry.com membership required) http://www.ancestry.com

"Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, 1879-1903"(Ancestry.com membership required) http://www.ancestry.com

CIVIL WAR SOLDIERS & SAILORS SYSTEM http://www.civilwar.nps.gov/cwss/

36th OHIO VOLUNTEER INFANTRY (Family Search membership is free.) https://familysearch.org/.../36th_Regiment,_Ohio_Infantry

36OVI/ OHN MILITARY HISTORY ROSTERS FOR THE 1 2 OVI  13 OVI  70 OVI  71 OVI  72 OVI  73 OVI  74 OVI  75 OVI  76 OVI  77 OVI  91 OVI  81st Ohio Volunteer Infantry History (PDF File), Ohio Soldiers/Prisoners of War at Savannah GA (1864,) Ohioans Buried at Rebel Prison of Andersonville , GA

USA Civil War Web Site, by Bob Koch http://www.usa-civil-war.com/

Civil War Papers Read before the Commandery of the State of Massachusetts, Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States Vol. II, copyright, 1900. Page 477 - "The Explosion at City Point," by Capt. Morris Schaff, U.S.A. (When the site comes up, click on the icon for the book or use their search box and type in Schaff .) http://books.google.com/books?id=d7RYAAAAMAAJ

Ohio in the War, Her Statesmen, Her Generals & Soldiers by Whitelaw Reid Vol. II:  The History of Her Regiments & Other Military Organizations Part III The History of Ohio Regiments & Other Military Organizations May 29, 1868 (When the site comes up, click on the icon of the book.) http://books.google.com/books?id=qvKxouViJBEC

Washington County, Ohio United States Colored Civil War Soldiers and Sailors and Officers Who Served in the United States Colored Troops Compiled by Scott Britton http://www.bjmjr.net/civwar/washco_usct.htm

United States Colored Troops Buried In Ohio (Scroll down to Ohio) http://www.lwfaam.net/resting_places/

1860 Federal Census "The Roll of Honor of Dunham Twp." Written by the Rev. David C. Perry in late 1865. Files of Henry Burke Washington County Historical Society's Cemetery Index. (Published in the Washington - WashOGS member's March 2016 newsletter.)

History of Washington County, Ohio: 1788-1881 by H. Z. Williams & Bros. (Available at your local library or for purchase from WashOGS.)

63rd Ohio Veteran Volunteer Infantry (OVVI) as of 1883

 

Civil War Fallen from Washington County, Ohio, Townships Adams through Ludlow

Civil War Fallen from Washington County, Ohio, Townships Marietta through Watertown & Unknown

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