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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 & Compliled by

Debbie Noland Nitsche

Diamonddeb@comcast.net

January 2005

Edited & Updated December 2008

 

 

IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ 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. that died during the war that what is 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.

 

One thing to keep in mind is that many men did not die on the battlefield.  Some died days, weeks, months, and 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. 

 

Also, many soldiers were not brought home for burial.  Some were layed 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 what 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.

 

Included with this database of Civil War Soldiers from which was taken entirely from Williams History, is my personal research (and some research of others) on which there is notes, additions and corrections.  These comes under the heading of ADDENDA. 

 

This ADDENDA includes information of ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS that the book, History of Washington Co., Ohio 1788-1881, by H. Z. Williams did not give information on or was stated the incorrectly.  It also gives internet resources of where I got the additional information.  Some 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:

 

 

 

 

Deptartment of Veterans Affairs National Cemetery Adminstration

http://www.cem.va.gov/ 

 

Shiloh National Cemetery

http://www.shilohbattlefield.org/cemetery/home.asp


 

 

AMERICAN CIVIL WAR DATABASE

http://www.ancestry.com

 

 

"Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Civil War Veterans, 1879-1903"

http://www.ancestry.com

 

 

CIVIL WAR SOLDIERS & SAILORS SYSTEM

http://www.civilwar.nps.gov/cwss/

 

 

36th OHIO VOLUNTEER INFANTRY

http://www.angelfire.com/oh/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

Ohio Soldiers/Prisoners of War at Savannah GA (1864)

Ohioans Buried at Rebel Prison of Andersonville, GA

http://scioto.org/OhioHistory/Military/militarycatalog.html

UPDATE: Dec. 2008 - This URL is no longer available.

 

 

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.

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

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.com/civwar/washco_usct.htm 

NOTE:  As of December 2008, this URL is no longer available.

Scott's research is indicated in the Addenda.

 

 

U.S.C.T. Buried In Ohio

http://www.usctohio.org/

 

 

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

http://www.wchs-ohio.org/

 

History of Washington County, Ohio 1788-1881

H. Z. Williams & Bros.

 

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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