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Civil War Newspapers: Hancock County Correspondents

Before the days of wire services or news bureaus, newspapers frequently printed letters from local soldiers to provide more in-depth coverage of war news. Since regiments were recruited by geographical regions, most of the men serving in a unit were neighbors, and their families often shared letters with each other. Some soldiers specifically arranged to send reports of company news to their hometown newspapers. This index, prepared by Dan Masters, records all soldiers' correspondence printed in Hancock County newspapers during the Civil War. Researchers should be aware that these indexes do not necessarily represent the holdings of the Center for Archival Collections. Those wishing to review the news articles or editorials cited here should consult the Guide to Newspaper Holdings .

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 Ohio Units

1st Ohio Volunteer Heavy Artillery

Captain Joshua S. Preble, Battery L (see also 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry-3 months)
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: March 25, 1864

Private Edwin Parker, Battery L
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: August 26, 1864

"W.F."
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: April 14, 1865

12th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry

Article:
Hancock Jeffersonian: July 1, 1864

1st Ohio Volunteer Infantry

"E. Durs," Company H
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: November 7, 1862

4th Ohio Volunteer Infantry

Sergeant John W. F. Williams, Company G
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: July 1, 1864
Letters: Hancock Jeffersonian: August 9, 1861, August 16, 1861, November 1, 1861, November 8, 1861, December 20, 1861, October 31, 1862, November 21, 1862, March 6, 1863, May 22, 1863, November 6, 1863, February 12, 1864

Private Joseph F. Morrison, Company G
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: August 2, 1861

7th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (3 years)

Private David J. Thompson, Company C
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: July 12, 1861

14th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (3 years)

First Sergeant Joseph Reynolds, Company D
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: April 24, 1863

J.A. McKee, Company K
Article: Hancock Courier: April 24, 1863

17th Ohio Volunteer Infantry

Colonel James W. Stinchcomb
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: June 3, 1864

21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry (3 months service)

Articles: Hancock Courier: April 26, 1861, July 26, 1861, August 23, 1861
Hancock Jeffersonian: April 26, 1861, May 3, 1861, July 5, 1861, August 16, 1861, August 23, 1861

Colonel Jesse S. Norton
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: August 9, 1861

Lieutenant Colonel James M. Neibling (see also 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry-3 years)
Letters: Hancock Courier: July 12, 1861, August 16, 1861
Hancock Jeffersonian: July 19, 1861, July 26, 1861, August 9, 1861

Captain James A. Wilson, Company A (see also 57th Ohio Volunteer Infantry)
Letters: Hancock Courier: July 26, 1861

Hospital Steward Thomas Ray Morrison, Company A
Letters: Hancock Courier: May 31, 1861, June 28, 1861
Hancock Jeffersonian: May 31, 1861 (2), June 14, 1861

Private Michael J. A'Herne, Company A
Letters: Hancock Courier: June 14, 1861, July 5, 1861

Private Thomas Fitzgibbon, Company A (see also 3 years' service)
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: July 26, 1861

"Tau-VS," Company A
Letter: Hancock Courier: April 26, 1861

Private James A. Dixon, Company E
Letter: Hancock Courier: June 21, 1861

Second Lieutenant Joseph Edward Stearns, Company F
Articles: Hancock Courier: March 4, 1864
Hancock Jeffersonian: March 4, 1864
Letters: Hancock Courier: June 7, 1861, June 14, 1861, June 21, 1861

"Mt. Blanchard Boys," Company F
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: June 28, 1861

First Lieutenant Joshua S. Preble, Company G (see also 1st Ohio Volunteer Heavy Artillery)
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: June 14, 1861

Private Cyrus Hemery, Company G
Articles: Hancock Courier: June 28, 1861
Hancock Jeffersonian: June 14, 1861, June 28, 1861

"A Private Soldier," Company G
Letter: Hancock Courier: July 5, 1861

"M.P.B."
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: July 19, 1861

21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry (3 years service)

Articles:
Hancock Courier: August 30, 1861, November 29, 1861 (2), January 9, 1863, January 30, 1863 (2), October 9, 1863, November 27, 1863, February 26, 1864, March 4, 1864, June 3, 1864, July 21, 1864, February 23, 1865
Hancock Jeffersonian: January 9, 1863, January 30, 1863, May 8, 1863, November 27, 1863, July 22, 1864

Colonel James M. Neibling (see also 21st Ohio-3 months)
Articles: Hancock Courier: October 24, 1862, June 5, 1863, June 12, 1863
Hancock Jeffersonian: June 5, 1863
Letters: Hancock Courier: November 29, 1861, December 27, 1861, March 14, 1862, November 28, 1862, April 1, 1864

Lieutenant Colonel Dwella M. Stoughton
Articles: Hancock Courier: November 27, 1863
Hancock Jeffersonian: November 27, 1863
Letters: Hancock Jeffersonian: February 28, 1862, February 27, 1863

Major Samuel A. Strong
Letter: Hancock Courier: November 14, 1862

Major George F. Walker
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: July 3, 1863
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: February 27, 1863

Quartermaster Robert S. Mungen
Letters: Hancock Courier: January 30, 1863, October 2, 1863
Hancock Jeffersonian: October 2, 1863

Hospital Steward William M. Detweiler
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: June 3, 1864

First Lieutenant Daniel A. Richards, Company A
Letters: Hancock Courier: October 30, 1863
Hancock Jeffersonian: October 30, 1863

First Sergeant John H. Morrell, Company A
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: July 22, 1864
Letters: Hancock Jeffersonian: November 15, 1861, March 20, 1863, June 5, 1863, September 25, 1863, November 6, 1863, April 22, 1864, June 24, 1864

Sergeant William Didway, Company A
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: November 11, 1864
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: October 30, 1863

Sergeant John Ward, Company A
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: April 1, 1864

Corporal James B. Morrison, Company A
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: April 10, 1863

Private David Beard, Company A
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: May 8, 1863

Private Eli H. Dukes, Company A
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: October 9, 1863

Private Reuben Daniel Fabun, Company A
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: April 17, 1863

Private Thomas Fitzgibbon, Company A
Letter: Hancock Courier: October 30, 1863

Private David S. Rosenberger, Company A
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: November 6, 1863

Private George Washington Watson, Company A
Article: Hancock Courier: June 12, 1863
Letters: Hancock Courier: October 18, 1861, November 8, 1861, May 30, 1862
Hancock Jeffersonian: September 12, 1862

Captain Daniel Lewis, Companies A and C
Letter: Hancock Courier: May 6, 1864

Sergeant Washington Swank, Company B
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: March 6, 1863

Corporal Jacob F. Oman, Company B
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: March 13, 1863

Private John L. Bibler, Company B
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: May 8, 1863

Private Henry P. Fox, Company B
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: August 21, 1863

Private John C. Lindsay, Company D
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: July 10, 1863

Captain James P. Arrants, Company E
Article: Hancock Courier: May 16, 1862

Captain Henry Harvey Alban, Company F
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: March 3, 1865
Letters: Hancock Jeffersonian: September 5, 1862, May 1, 1863

"Prison Life in the South"
Hancock Jeffersonian: April 28, 1865, May 5, 1865, May 12, 1865, May 19, 1865, May 26, 1865, June 2, 1865, June 9, 1865, June 16, 1865

Captain Jacob L. Keller, Companies F and A
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: July 22, 1864

First Lieutenant Alexander A. Monroe, Companies F and B
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: December 12, 1862

First Lieutenant John H. Bolton, Companies F and I
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: March 13, 1863
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: November 8, 1861

Sergeant Wilson W. Brown, Company F
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: February 6, 1863

Corporal David Stoker, Company F
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: January 30, 1863

Private Rufus Huber, Company F
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: March 27, 1863

Private George Kibler, Company F
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: May 8, 1863

Private James M. Latham, Company F
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: April 3, 1863

Private Napoleon B. "Poland" Plotner, Company F
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: April 3, 1863

Private Henry Ream, Company F
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: May 15, 1863

Private Cyrus H. Stoker, Company F
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: January 30, 1863

Private Darius R. Stoker, Company F
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: January 30, 1863

"K.," Company F
Letters: Hancock Jeffersonian: January 3, 1862, December 12, 1862

Captain Isaac Cusac, Company G
Letter: Hancock Courier: June 12, 1863

First Lieutenant James Porter, Company G
Letter: Hancock Courier: August 4, 1864

Sergeant William Chapman, Company G
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: March 13, 1863

Corporal William H. Waltman, Company G
Article: Hancock Courier: July 28, 1864

Private Henry D. Hough, Company G
Letters: Hancock Jeffersonian: July 10, 1863, October 2, 1863

Private Levi M. Thomas (Thompson), Company G
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: October 2, 1863

Private John B. Zoebaugh, Company G
Article: Hancock Courier: March 20, 1863

"Twenty-Firster," Company G
Letter: Hancock Courier: July 25, 1862

Unknown, Company G
Letter: Hancock Courier: May 1, 1863

First Lieutenant Robert S. Dilworth, Companies I and G
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: July 22, 1864

"Buckeye"
Letters: Hancock Jeffersonian: August 29, 1862, November 21, 1862, November 6, 1863, November 13, 1863

"D.H."
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: April 24, 1863

"H."
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: January 9, 1863

"Twenty First"
Letters: Hancock Courier: October 25, 1861, December 6, 1861, January 3, 1862

"Twenty Firster"
Letter: Hancock Courier: March 18, 1864
Hancock Jeffersonian: March 4, 1864

"Veteran"
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: May 20, 1864

"Whack"
Letter: Hancock Courier: April 11, 1862

"Wood County"
Letter: Hancock Courier: January 16, 1863

31st Ohio Volunteer Infantry

Colonel Moses B. Walker
Articles: Hancock Courier: August 23, 1861
Hancock Jeffersonian: August 23, 1861, December 5, 1862, February 6, 1863, February 20, 1863, February 26, 1864
Letter: Hancock Courier: October 30, 1863

39th Ohio Volunteer Infantry

William Parks, Company K
Letter: Hancock Courier: February 19, 1864

49th Ohio Volunteer Infantry

Articles:
Hancock Courier: July 5, 1861, January 16, 1863, February 19, 1864, March 18, 1864, January 5, 1865

Hancock Jeffersonian: November 6, 1863, February 19, 1864, June 10, 1864, July 29, 1864

Colonel William Harvey Gibson
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: February 14, 1862, August 15, 1862

Lieutenant Colonel Samuel F. Gray
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: January 30, 1863
Letters: Hancock Jeffersonian: August 29, 1862, December 11, 1863

Chaplain George S. Phillips
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: November 6, 1863, November 13, 1863

Captain Albert Langworthy, Company A (see also 99th Ohio Volunteer Infantry)
Letters: Hancock Courier: October 11, 1861, October 25, 1861, November 8, 1861, December 27, 1861, February 21, 1862, March 14, 1862, May 16, 1862, June 20, 1862
Hancock Jeffersonian: August 30, 1861, May 2, 1862

First Lieutenant Charles Wallace, Company A
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: April 24, 1863

Second Lieutenant William F. Gibbs, Companies A and I
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: June 5, 1863

Sergeant James D. Foster, Company A
Letter: Hancock Courier: May 1, 1863

Sergeant James B. Jordan, Company A
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: May 29, 1863

Sergeant Samuel O. Thomas, Company A
Letters: Hancock Jeffersonian: October 4, 1861, October 18, 1861 (2), November 15, 1861, January 10, 1862, January 31, 1862

Private Peter Bergman, Company A
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: May 22, 1863

Private Philip Bergman, Company A
Letters: Hancock Courier: March 20, 1863 (2)
Hancock Jeffersonian: May 22, 1863

Private Samuel M. Dixon, Company A
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: April 18, 1862
Letter: Hancock Courier: October 9, 1863

First Lieutenant John J. Fry, Companies E and F
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: March 27, 1863

Corporal Isaac W. Leonard, Company H
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: November 1, 1861

"C."
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: February 7, 1862

C.H. Camp
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: May 27, 1864

"High Private"
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: January 17, 1862

Philip Ford
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: December 11, 1863

"L."
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: November 15, 1861

57th Ohio Volunteer Infantry

Articles: Hancock Courier: January 24, 1862, February 13, 1863, February 19, 1864, May 27, 1864, July 8, 1864, February 23, 1865
Hancock Jeffersonian: January 24, 1862, June 10, 1864

Colonel William Mungen
Articles: Hancock Courier: February 20, 1863, May 1, 1863, May 22, 1863
Hancock Jeffersonian: November 7, 1862, May 22, 1863
Letters: Hancock Courier: December 20, 1861, April 11, 1862, April 25, 1862, July 4, 1862
Hancock Jeffersonian: April 11, 1862, April 18, 1862, April 25, 1862

Colonel Americus Vespucius Rice
Letters: Hancock Courier: May 30, 1862
Hancock Jeffersonian: May 16, 1862, May 30, 1862, October 14, 1864

Colonel Samuel Rolla Mott
Letter: Hancock Courier: March 13, 1863

Major Silas Bailey Walker
Letter: Hancock Courier: April 25, 1862

Major John McClure
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: May 16, 1862

Surgeon William D. Carlin
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: January 23, 1863

Adjutant Daniel S. Price
Article: Hancock Courier: April 11, 1862
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: April 11, 1862

"Ned," Company A
Letters: Hancock Courier: February 21, 1862

Captain Philip Faulhaber, Company B
Articles: Hancock Courier: October 2, 1863
Hancock Jeffersonian: October 2, 1863

Captain Daniel Gilbert, Company F
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: April 18, 1862

Corporal George W. Hall, Company F
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: September 11, 1863

Private Calvin C. Baker, Company F
Letter: Hancock Courier: April 25, 1862

Captain James A. Wilson, Company G (see also 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry-3 months)
Letters: Hancock Courier: April 25, 1862, April 17, 1863, July 10, 1863, June 3, 1864, July 21, 1864
Hancock Jeffersonian: April 17, 1863, July 29, 1864 (2)

Captain Jacob R. Tussing, Company G
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: July 3, 1863

Corporal John H. McKinley, Company G
Articles: Hancock Courier: August 28, 1863
Hancock Jeffersonian: August 21, 1863

Private James W. Lanning, Company G
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: March 13, 1863
Letter: Hancock Courier: August 21, 1863

First Lieutenant Charles L. Brown, Company H
Letters: Hancock Courier: September 1, 1864, September 8, 1864

Corporal William H. Grable, Company H
Letters: Hancock Jeffersonian: September 4, 1863, February 26, 1864

"Fifty Seventh"
Letter: Hancock Courier: March 14, 1862

"57th Regt."
Letter: Hancock Courier: October 3, 1862

"C."
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: September 4, 1863

"H."
Letter: Hancock Courier: April 3, 1863

"P. Itanes"
Letter: Hancock Courier: June 26, 1863

Unknown
Letter: Hancock Courier: September 1, 1864

58th Ohio Volunteer Infantry

Colonel Valentine Bausenwein
Letter: Hancock Courier: March 7, 1862

61st Ohio Volunteer Infantry

Private Andrew P. Carson, Company B
Letters: Hancock Courier: October 2, 1863, October 6, 1864

65th Ohio Volunteer Infantry

Captain John C. Mathias, Companies A and K
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: December 11, 1863

Captain Christian M. Bush, Companies K, C, and A
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: October 21, 1864

Corporal Lewis Bretz, Company K
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: August 7, 1863

Private Christian Kanzig, Company K
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: January 13, 1865

74th Ohio Volunteer Infantry

Colonel Granville Moody
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: February 27, 1863

Captain Joseph H. Ballard, Company H
Letter: Hancock Courier: June 20, 1862

Second Lieutenant Edward H. Ballard, Company H
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: October 23, 1863

81st Ohio Volunteer Infantry

Lieutenant Colonel William H. Hill
Letter: Hancock Courier: March 13, 1863

Captain Benjamin F. Matthias, Company K
Letter: Hancock Courier: March 13, 1863

82nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry

First Lieutenant John T. Carlin, Companies A and D
Letter: Hancock Courier: May 2, 1862

vSecond Lieutenant Thomas H. Bushong, Company C
Letter: Hancock Courier: April 22, 1864

Second Lieutenant Daniel C. Siever, Company G
Article: Hancock Courier: May 15, 1863

87th Ohio Volunteer Infantry

Chaplain George D. Oviatt
Letter: Hancock Courier: August 15, 1862

"P.F.," Company D
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: June 27, 1862

99th Ohio Volunteer Infantry

Article:
Hancock Jeffersonian: January 30, 1863

Colonel Albert Langworthy (see also 49th Ohio Volunteer Infantry)
Articles: Hancock Courier: September 12, 1862, September 19, 1862, September 26, 1862, December 12, 1862
Hancock Jeffersonian: September 19, 1862, September 26, 1862
Letters: Hancock Courier: September 12, 1862
Hancock Jeffersonian: September 12, 1862, September 19, 1862

Colonel Peter Tyler Swaine
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: August 14, 1863

Lieutenant Colonel John E. Cummins
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: September 19, 1862

Lieutenant Colonel James A. Bope
Letters: Hancock Courier: December 5, 1862
Hancock Jeffersonian: May 1, 1863, May 22, 1863

Surgeon Joseph T. Woods
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: June 5, 1863
Letters: Hancock Courier: September 19, 1862
Hancock Jeffersonian: September 19, 1862, December 5, 1862

Chaplain James M. Morrow
Letters: Hancock Jeffersonian: September 19, 1862, November 20, 1863, April 22, 1864, July 22, 1864

Hospital Steward James W. McCracken
Letters: Hancock Jeffersonian: August 29, 1862, September 19, 1862, October 3, 1862, December 19, 1862, November 13, 1863, December 25, 1863, March 25, 1864

Captain William B. Richards, Company D
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: August 14, 1863

Corporal Robert P. Redick, Company D
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: June 23, 1865
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: September 18, 1863

Private Michael Hockenberger, Company D
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: August 14, 1863

Private Ephraim Johnston, Company D
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: August 7, 1863

Private Jackson Adam Painter, Company D
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: February 13, 1863

Private William Taylor, Company D
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: July 8, 1864

Captain Oliver P. Capell, Company G
Articles: Hancock Courier: March 13, 1863
Hancock Jeffersonian: March 13, 1863

Captain Charles G. Barnd, Company G
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: March 27, 1863
Letters: Hancock Jeffersonian: January 9, 1863, March 6, 1863, May 15, 1863, August 7, 1863

Corporal Johnston Bonham, Company G
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: December 12, 1862

Corporal Thomas Newell, Company G
Letters: Hancock Courier: April 3, 1863, April 24, 1863 (2)

Private Eli Ream, Company G
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: February 3, 1865

"C."
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: July 24, 1863

"C.J."
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: April 22, 1864

"Severus"
Letters: Hancock Courier: September 19, 1862, May 15, 1863
Hancock Jeffersonian: March 4, 1864

102nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry

Private Daniel L. Swank, Company D
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: August 14, 1863

110th Ohio Volunteer Infantry

Private Jeremiah Pool, Company K
Letter: Hancock Courier: October 2, 1863

118th Ohio Volunteer Infantry

Article:
Hancock Courier: December 15, 1864

Sergeant Franklin W. Nigh, Company G
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: November 25, 1864

Private William Seifried, Company G
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: August 28, 1863

Private Joseph Smart, Company G
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: August 5, 1864

Unknown, Company G
Letters: Hancock Courier: January 16, 1863, February 5, 1864

First Lieutenant Martin L. Higgins, Company I
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: September 26, 1862

"C.D."
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: December 19, 1862

"S.W."
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: January 2, 1863

Unknown
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: July 31, 1863

120th Ohio Volunteer Infantry

Private John Weaver, Company D
Letter: Hancock Courier: March 27, 1863

133rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry

Sergeant John W.H. Morrison, Company A
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: June 10, 1864

161st Ohio Volunteer Infantry

Lieutenant Thomas C. Winders, Company I
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: May 20, 1864

Chaplain Jacob B. Dunn, Company I
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: May 20, 1864, June 10, 1864

178th Ohio Volunteer Infantry

Private Harvey M. Clark, Company G
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: April 7, 1865

Ohio Sharpshooters

"A Private in the Rear Rank"
Letter: Hancock Courier: August 28, 1863

 Units from other States

20th Indiana Volunteer Infantry

Captain John C. Brown, Company K
John C. Brown, a native of Hancock Co., Ohio, moved to White Co., Indiana just prior to the outbreak of the Civil War and enlisted as First Sergeant of Company K, 20th Indiana Volunteer Infantry on July 22, 1861, mustering into service the same day. Duriong Brown's service, the 20th Indiana was assigned to the eastern theater, taking part in expedition to Cape Hatteras, was at Newport News, Virginia when the Merrimack made its attack on the Cumberland and Congress, captured Norfolk, and took part in the battles of Oak Grove, Frazier's Farm, Second Bull Run, Chantilly, Fredericksburg, and Chancellorsville, where it captured the 23rd Georgia Infantry. It later fought at Gettysburg and was one of the units sent to New York City to quell the draft riots there.
Brown fought with his regiment through these campaigns as well as Grant's Overland Campaign in 1864, steadily advancing in the ranks. He was commissioned First Lieutenant to date July 18, 1862, and later to Captain December 20, 1862. He was discharged October 25, 1864.

Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: May 15, 1863
Letters: Hancock Jeffersonian: October 31, 1862

Battery B, 1st Illinois Light Artillery

Captain Israel Parsons Rumsey
Israel Parsons Rumsey was born February 9, 1836 in Stafford, New York to Joseph Rumsey. Moving to Chicago and working as a merchant, he enlisted as Second Lieutenant of Battery B, 1st Illinois Light Artillery on April 20, 1861, receiving his commission July 16, 1861. Battery B took part in the battles of Belmont, Fort Donelson, Shiloh, Corinth, LaGrange, Holly Springs, Memphis, Chickasaw Bayou, Arkansas Post, Champion's Hill, and the siege of Vicksburg. It later moved to Georgia and took part in a few engagements of the Atlanta campaign. Parsons was promoted to the rank of Captain to date February 25, 1864 and mustered out July 23, 1864.
Following the war, he was a member of George H. Thomas Post No. 5, GAR out of Chicago and died April 22, 1921 at Lake Forest, Illinois.

Letter: Hancock Courier: August 21, 1863

41st Illinois Volunteer Infantry

Private Thomas Hoy, Company H
Thomas Hoy enlisted August 5, 1861 as a Private from Shelbyville, Illinois in Company H, 41st Illinois Volunteer Infantry, and mustered into service August 9, 1861. He served with the regiment throughout the war, taking part in the battles of Fort Donelson, Shiloh, Coldwater River, the siege of Vicksburg, Guntown, and the march to the sea. In mid 1864, the regiment was consolidated into a battalion of veterans, Hoy among them. He transferred to Company G when the 41st and 53rd Illinois regiments were consolidated, and he mustered out July 22, 1865.

Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: July 24, 1863

66th Illinois Volunteer Infantry

Captain Nelson S. Westcott, Company H
Arlington, Ohio native Nelson S. Westcott enlisted as a Private in Co. H, 66th Illinois Volunteer Infantry on October 12, 1861 and was mustered into service November 30, 1861. Originally, this regiment was known as the 14th Missouri Volunteers, also known as "Birge's Western Sharpshooters," and was comprised of men throughout the western states. Hancock County, Ohio contributed a large number of men to Company H of what later became the 66th Illinois Volunteer Infantry.

Westcott served with the regiment through the entire war, fighting at the battles of Mount Zion, Fort Donelson, Shiloh, Corinth, Iuka, Corinth (again), and numerous engagements throughout western Tennessee and northern Mississippi. He also fought in the Atlanta campaign. He was promoted to Sergeant around this time and was commissioned First Lieutenant to date December 22, 1864, and later to Captain to date July 4, 1865 but was never mustered at that rank. He was mustered out July 7, 1865 at Camp Logan, Kentucky.

Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: July 17, 1863

Second Lieutenant Scott Hughes, Company H
Scott Hughes enlisted as a Private in the Western Sharpshooters on October 12, 1861, mustering into service November 30, 1861. He served with the regiment, steadily advancing through the ranks to Sergeant, and receiving his commission to Second Lieutenant just before the regiment mustered out, although he never mustered to that rank. He mustered out July 7, 1865 at Camp Logan, Kentucky.

Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: October 2, 1863

Corporal Wallen Cameron, Company H
Wallen Cameron enlisted as a native of Arlington, Ohio in the Western Sharpshooters on November 25, 1861, mustering into service November 30, 1861. He fought with the regiment throughout the war and reenlisted as a veteran on March 1, 1864. Promoted to Corporal, he mustered out of service July 7, 1865 at Camp Logan, Kentucky.

Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: September 18, 1863

Musician Andrew Adam Church, Company H
Andrew A. Church enlisted as a Private on October 30, 1861 in Company H, 66th Illinois Volunteer Infantry, and mustered into service November 30, 1861. He died June 9, 1863 at Camp Davis, Mississippi.

Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: July 3, 1863<,/p>

Private James H. Gray, Company H
James H. Gray enlisted as a native of Paris, Illinois in Company H, 66th Illinois Volunteer Infantry on August 8, 1862 and was mustered into service September 18, 1862. He served with the regiment through the rest of the war, taking part in engagements in western Tennessee, the Atlanta campaign, and the march to the sea and through the Carolinas. He was mustered out June 2, 1865.

Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: September 18, 1863

Private Philip Welch, Company H
Philip Welch enlisted as an Arlington, Ohio native in the Western Sharpshooters October 12, 1861 and was mustered into service November 30, 1861. He served with the regiment throughout the war, reenlisted as a veteran on November 30, 1863, and fought in numerous battles and engagements. He mustered out July 21, 1865.

Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: September 18, 1863

Delegation of Company H
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: August 15, 1862

115th Illinois Volunteer Infantry

First Lieutenant Jesse T. Hedges, Company E
Jesse T. Hedges enlisted from Blue Mound, Illinois as First Sergeant in Company E, 115th Illinois Volunteer Infantry on August 13, 1862, mustering into service September 13, 1862. He was commissioned Second Lieutenant to date February 28, 1863, and to First Lieutenant May 11, 1863. The 115th Illinois took part in the battles of Chickamauga and Missionary Ridge, losing substantially at the latter. The regiment also took part in the Atlanta campaign. Hedges was mustered out June 11, 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee.

Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: April 17, 1863

Battery D, 1st Michigan Light Artillery

S.J. Mills
Letters: Hancock Courier: May 1, 1863
Hancock Jeffersonian: March 13, 1863

77th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry

Major Stephen N. Bradford
Stephen N. Bradford enlisted as Major of the 15th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry on May 1, 1861 from Scranton, Luzerne Co., Pennsylvania. The regiment served its three months service largely in Pennsylvania but did advance into northern Virginia in July 1861. Bradford was mustered out with the regiment August 8, 1861 at Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He then was commissioned Major of the 77th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry October 26, 1861, and served with the regiment for about a year and a half. During this time, the 77th Pennsylvania took part in the battle of Shiloh and several skirmishes with the Confederates in Kentucky. While leading a wagon train on the road from Louisville, Bradford was captured along with the members of his detachment in Kentucky in October 1862, and resigned his commission January 31, 1863. This letter details his capture and some of the local men who were captured along with him.

Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: October 24, 1862

27th United States Colored Troops

Quartermaster N.A. Gray
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: August 19, 1864

U.S. Signal Corps

Christopher S. Bolton
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: April 17, 1863

 Unknown Regiments

A.M. Keller
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: June 10, 1864

S.G. Lapham
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: June 5, 1863

Samuel W. Reed
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: December 12, 1862

"Soldier"
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: March 6, 1863

W. Young
Letter: Hancock Jeffersonian: May 20, 1864