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Civil War Newspapers: Wyandot 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 Wyandot 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

11th Ohio Battery, Independent Light Artillery

Articles:
Wyandot Pioneer - 10/3/1862 (casualties from Iuka), p. 2

Captain Cyrus A. Sears
Articles. Wyandot Democratic Union- February 25, 1864 pg. 1
Letters. Wyandot Pioneer- October 4, 1861 pg. 2, November 15, 1861 pg. 2, November 22, 1861 pg. 2, December 13, 1861 pg. 2
March 28, 1862 pg. 2, May 2, 1862 pg. 2, May 30, 1862 pg. 2, June 20, 1862 pg. 2 (2 letters), October 3, 1862 pg. 3
June 12, 1863 pg. 2

Corporal Henry C. Worley
Letters. Wyandot Pioneer- January 24, 1862 pg. 2, February 6, 1863 pg. 3

"Battery"
Letter: Wyandot Pioneer- April 10, 1863 pg. 3

"Battery Boys"
Letter: Wyandot Pioneer- February 7, 1862 pg. 2

"J.L.B."
Letter: Wyandot Pioneer- January 3, 1862 pg. 2

Unknown
Letters: Wyandot Pioneer- October 24, 1862 pg. 2
Wyandot Democratic Union- October 2, 1862 pg. 3

3rd Ohio Volunteer Cavalry

Articles:
Wyandot Pioneer- May 1, 1863 (resolution) pg. 2, July 1, 1864 (resolution on death of Private John Lindsay) pg. 2

Sergeant Benjamin Franklin Kurtz, Company L
Letter: Wyandot Pioneer- March 27, 1863 pg. 1

Captain Henry C. Miner, Company M
Letter: Wyandot Pioneer- July 1, 1864 pg. 2

"Vidette"
Letters: Wyandot Pioneer- March 6, 1863 pg. 1, June 12, 1863 pg. 1, September 11, 1863 pg. 2, September 25, 1863 pg. 2, December 25, 1863 pg. 1

9th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry

Captain Joseph McCutcheon, Company F
Articles: Wyandot Pioneer- October 16, 1863 pg. 3, November 20, 1863 pg. 3
Wyandot Democratic Union- October 22, 1863, pg. 1
Letter: Wyandot Pioneer- December 4, 1863 pg. 3

Sergeant Lyman C. Moody, Company F
Letter: Wyandot Pioneer- September 25, 1863 pg. 2

Private Emmett Hammer, Company F
Letters: Wyandot Pioneer- October 2, 1863 pg. 2, November 20, 1863 pg. 2

Private Robert W. Morris, Company F
Letter: Wyandot Pioneer- March 18, 1864 pg. 2

15th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (Three Months)

Captain William Tecumseh Wilson, Company C
(see also 15th Ohio Volunteer Infantry 1861-1865, 123rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry)
Articles: Wyandot Pioneer- July 19, 1861 pg. 3
Wyandot Democratic Union- July 18, 1861 pg. 3
Letters: Wyandot Pioneer- July 12, 1861 pgs. 1-2, July 19, 1861 pg. 1

Captain Peter Austva Tyler, Company G
(see also 81st Ohio Volunteer Infantry)
Letters: Wyandot Pioneer- May 2, 1861 pg. 3 (2 letters)
Wyandot Democratic Union- May 2, 1861 pg. 2, May 30, 1861 pg. 1, June 13, 1861 pg. 3, June 27, 1861 pg. 3, July 11, 1861 pg. 3, July 18, 1861 pg. 3

First Lieutenant William H. Kilmer, Company G
Letter: Wyandot Democratic Union- June 13, 1861, pg. 1

Private William H. Ashbrook, Company G
(see also service with 55th Ohio Volunteer Infantry)
Letter: Wyandot Democratic Union- June 13, 1861 pg. 3

Private William S. Dumm (Dunn), Company G
Letter: Wyandot Democratic Union- July 25, 1861 pg. 3

Captain Isaac Minor Kirby, Company I
(see also 15th Ohio Volunteer Infantry 1861-1865, and 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry)
Letters: Wyandot Pioneer- May 2, 1861 pg. 3, May 9, 1861 pg. 3, July 19, 1861 pg. 3, July 26, 1861 pg. 3
Wyandot Democratic Union- May 2, 1861 pg. 2, May 9, 1861, pg. 2, June 6, 1861 (3) pg. 3, June 27, 1861 (2) pg. 3, July 4, 1861 (2) pg.3, July 11, 1861 (3) pg. 3, July 18, 1861 pg. 3, July 25, 1861 pg. 3

"C."
Letters: Wyandot Democratic Union- May 9, 1861 pg. 2, May 30, 1861, pg. 1, June 13, 1861 pg. 3, June 20, 1861 pg. 3, June 27, 1861 pg. 3, July 11, 1861 (2) pg. 1

12th Ohio Volunteer Infantry

"R.W."
Letter: Wyandot Pioneer- February 20, 1863 pg. 1

15th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (1861-1865)

Articles: Wyandot Pioneer- September 27, 1861 pg. 3, April 25, 1862 (Shiloh casualties) pg. 2, May 2, 1862 (Shiloh casualties) pg. 2, July 11, 1862 (protest letter with many signatures) pg. 3, October 2, 1863 (Chickamauga casualties) pg. 3, October 9, 1863 (Co. D casualties at Chickamauga) pg. 2
Wyandot Democratic Union- May 1, 1862 (Shiloh casualties) pg. 3

Lieutenant Colonel William Tecumseh Wilson
(see also 15th Ohio Volunteer Infantry {Three Months} for biographical information and subsequent service with 123rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry)
Letters: Wyandot Pioneer- November 15, 1861 pg. 2, May 9, 1862 pg. 2, May 16, 1862 pg. 2
Wyandot Democratic Union- November 14, 1861 pg. 3

Chaplain Randall Ross
Letters: Wyandot Pioneer- June 10, 1864 (with casualty lists of Rocky Face Ridge and Buzzard's Roost Gap and pg. 2, June 24, 1864 (with casualty list of Pickett's Mill) pg. 2

Musician Samuel D. Welch (also listed as Welsh)
Letter: Wyandot Pioneer- December 27, 1861 pg. 2

Captain Isaac M. Kirby, Company D
(see 15th Ohio Volunteer Infantry {Three Months} for biographical and service information, see also subsequent service with 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry)
Letters: Wyandot Pioneer- December 27, 1861 pg. 2
Wyandot Democratic Union- November 14, 1861 pg. 3, December 26, 1861 pg. 3, April 24, 1862 (2) pg. 3

Captain David J. Culbertson, Company D
Letter: Wyandot Democratic Union- April 24, 1862 pg. 3

Captain Samuel S. Pettit, Company D
Articles: Wyandot Democratic Union- August 25, 1864 pg. 3
Letters: Wyandot Pioneer- November 15, 1861 pg. 2, November 29, 1861 pg. 2, January 24, 1862 pg. 2, February 14, 1862 pg. 2, April 4, 1862 pg. 2, June 13, 1862 pg. 2, November 14, 1862 pg. 3, February 6, 1863, pg. 1, March 6, 1863 pg. 2, May 8, 1863 pg. 2, July 24, 1863 pg. 2, October 9, 1863, pg. 2, January 15, 1864 pg. 2

First Lieutenant David A. Geiger, Company D
Letters: Wyandot Pioneer- October 23, 1863 pg. 2, June 10, 1864

First Lieutenant Charles J. Rodig, Company D
Letter: Wyandot Pioneer- June 10, 1864 pg. 2

First Sergeant John Sheehy (Sheeley), Company D
Letter: Wyandot Democratic Union- August 18, 1864, pg. 3

"Fat Boy," Company D
Letter: Wyandot Pioneer- April 29, 1864 pg. 2

"G. R.-er," Company D
Letter: Wyandot Pioneer- February 7, 1862 pg. 2

Unknown, Company D
Letter: Wyandot Pioneer- December 4, 1863 pg. 2

17th Ohio Volunteer Infantry

Captain James W. Stinchcomb, Company B
Letter: Wyandot Pioneer- February 13, 1863 pg. 1

21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry

Unknown
Letter: Wyandot Democratic Union- August 21, 1862 pg. 2

34th Ohio Volunteer Infantry

First Lieutenant James K. Agnew, Company H
Letters: Wyandot Pioneer- June 17, 1864 pg. 2, August 12, 1864 pg. 2

49th Ohio Volunteer Infantry

Articles: Wyandot Pioneer- April 25, 1862 (Shiloh casualties) pg. 2, May 2, 1862 (official report on Shiloh), April 15, 1864 (tribute to actions at Mission Ridge) pg. 2

Chaplain George S. Phillips
Letter: Wyandot Pioneer- October 30, 1863 pg. 2

Captain Daniel Hartsough, Company G
Letter: Wyandot Pioneer- March 20, 1863 pg. 2

Private William Page Blackburn, Company D
Letter: Wyandot Pioneer- November 21, 1862 pg. 3

Private Edwin W. Smith, Company D
Letter: Wyandot Pioneer- October 25, 1861 pg. 3

Corporal George P. Ogg, Company K
Letter: Wyandot Pioneer- January 1, 1864 pg. 2

"M.J."
Letter: Wyandot Pioneer- April 10, 1863 pg. 2

54th Ohio Volunteer Infantry

"Knox"
Letter: Wyandot Pioneer- April 15, 1864 pg. 3

55th Ohio Volunteer Infantry

Articles:
Wyandot Pioneer- November 8, 1861 pg. 3, May 15, 1863 (Chancellorsville casualties) pg. 3, June 5, 1863 (article on 11th Corps conduct at Chancellorsville) pg. 1
Wyandot Democratic Union: September 11, 1862 (Second Bull Run casualties) pg. 3

Colonel John Calvin Lee
Letter: Wyandot Pioneer- March 27, 1863 pg. 1

Captain Henry Miller, Companies K and C
Letters: Wyandot Pioneer- April 23, 1863 pg. 2, August 14, 1863 pg. 1

Captain Charles D. Robbins, Company F
Letters: Wyandot Pioneer- February 28, 1862 pg. 2, October 17, 1862 pg. 2, March 13, 1863 pg. 2

Sergeant William H. Ashbrook, Company F
(see also 15th Ohio Volunteer Infantry {Three Months} for biographical and service information)
Letter: Wyandot Democratic Union- February 20, 1862 pg. 1

"Knox," Company F
Letters: Wyandot Pioneer- January 14, 1862 pg. 2, June 6, 1862 pg. 2

Private Henry M. Kellogg, Company G
Letter: Wyandot Pioneer- January 2, 1863 pg. 2

Captain Robert William Pool, Company H
Letters: Wyandot Pioneer- May 23, 1862 pg. 2, June 10, 1864 pg. 2

Second Lieutenant Henry Harrison Ragon, Company H
(see subsequent service with 144th Ohio Volunteer Infantry)
Letters: Wyandot Pioneer- January 10, 1862 pg. 2, May 2, 1862 pg. 2

Private George Harkcom, Company H
Letter: Wyandot Pioneer- March 27, 1863 pg. 2

Captain Augustus S. Wormley, Company K
Letters: Wyandot Pioneer- September 26, 1862 pg. 3, October 17, 1862 pg. 2, November 27, 1863 pg. 2, May 27, 1864 pg. 2, November 25, 1864 pg. 2
Wyandot Democratic Union- September 25, 1862 pg. 3

Captain Jesse Bowsher, Companies K and F
Letters: Wyandot Pioneer- September 26, 1862 pg. 3
Wyandot Democratic Union- May 8, 1862 pg. 3, September 25, 1862 pg. 3

Second Lieutenant James K. Agnew, Company K
(see additional service in 34th Ohio Volunteer Infantry for biographical and service information)
Letter: Wyandot Pioneer- November 15, 1861 pg. 2

Private Jesse W. Brandenberg, Company K
Letter: Wyandot Pioneer- June 5, 1863 pg. 1

"The Whartenburg Soldier"
Letter: Wyandot Pioneer- June 5, 1863 pg. 2

61st Ohio Volunteer Infantry

Captain James M. Reynolds, Companies B and A
Letter: Wyandot Pioneer- May 29, 1863 pg. 2

Corporal Abraham Bope, Company K
Letter: Wyandot Pioneer- April 10, 1863 pg. 2

Corporal James W. Brewer, Company K
Letter: Wyandot Pioneer- January 30, 1863 pg. 2

Private Isaac Lott, Company K
Letter: Wyandot Pioneer- January 9, 1863

Private James M. McAfee, Company K
Letters: Wyandot Pioneer- August 1, 1862 pg. 1, May 3, 1865 pg. 3

Private Henry B. Nichols, Company K
Letters: Wyandot Pioneer- October 24, 1862 pg. 2, June 12, 1863 pg. 2

81st Ohio Volunteer Infantry

Articles:
Wyandot Pioneer- April 25, 1862 (Shiloh casualties) pg. 2, October 17, 1862 (Corinth casualties) pg. 3, March 20, 1863 (resolution about Copperheads) pg. 2

Captain Peter Austva Tyler, Company D
(See also 15th Ohio Volunteer Infantry {Three Months} for biographical and service information)
Articles: Wyandot Pioneer- April 23, 1863 pg. 2
Wyandot Democratic Union- March 12, 1863 pg. 2, April 9, 1863 pg. 3, April 23, 1863 pg. 3, May 14, 1863 pg. 2, April 14, 1864 pg. 3, June 22, 1864 pg. 3
Letters: Wyandot Pioneer- January 10, 1862, pg. 1, April 18, 1862 pg. 2
Wyandot Democratic Union- November 14, 1861 pg. 1, November 21, 1861 pg. 3, December 5, 1861 pg. 3, January 9, 1862 pg. 1, January 16, 1862 pg. 2, February 20, 1862 pg. 3, April 10, 1862 pg. 2, October 30, 1862 pg. 1, November 27, 1862 pg. 2, December 23, 1862 pg. 3, February 19, 1863 pg. 2, March 12, 1863 pg. 2

Corporal John W. Gillian, Company D
Letters: Wyandot Democratic Union- April 16, 1863 pg. 2, October 1, 1863 pg. 3

Private Jeremiah C. Groff, "J.C." Company D
Letters: Wyandot Pioneer- October 4, 1861 pg. 3, October 19, 1861 pg. 1, October 25, 1861 pg. 2, November 29, 1861 pg. 2, December 13, 1861 pg. 2, January 3, 1862 p. 2, January 10, 1862 pg. 2, January 24, 1862 pg. 2, April 4, 1862 pg. 2, May 30, 1862 pg. 2, September 26, 1862 pg. 3

Private Michael W. Kimmel, Company D
Letter: Wyandot Pioneer- March 13, 1863 pg. 2

"Democrat," Company D
Letter: Wyandot Democratic Union- April 2, 1863 pg. 2

"H.," Company D
Letter: Wyandot Pioneer- March 21, 1862 pg. 2

"Young America"
Letter: Wyandot Pioneer- April 10, 1863 pg. 3

82nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry

Article:
Wyandot Pioneer- September 18, 1863 pg. 2

Corporal John M. Myers, Company K
Letter: Wyandot Democratic Union: October 1, 1863 pg. 3

101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry

Articles:
Wyandot Pioneer- January 23, 1863 (report on Stones River) pg. 2, October 16, 1863 (Chickamauga casualties) pg. 2
Wyandot Democratic Union- January 22, 1863 (report on Stones River) pg. 2

Colonel Isaac M. Kirby
(See also 15th Ohio Volunteer Infantry {Three Months and 1861-1865} for biographical and service information)
Letters: Wyandot Pioneer- October 16, 1863 pg. 2, July 22, 1864 pg. 2, November 25, 1864 pg. 2
Wyandot Democratic Union- January 22, 1863 pg. 3 (2), January 29, 1863 pg. 2, February 12, 1863 pg. 1

Captain George Washington Hale, Company F
Letter: Wyandot Pioneer- November 20, 1863 pg. 3

Sergeant Claudius N. Martin, Company F
Letter: Wyandot Pioneer- August 7, 1863 pg. 2

118th Ohio Volunteer Infantry

First Lieutenant Anthony Bowsher, Company C
Letter: Wyandot Democratic Union: May 7, 1863 pg. 3

123rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry

Articles:
Wyandot Pioneer- December 25, 1863 (Second Winchester casualties) pg. 3, May 31, 1865 (return of flags) pg. 3

Colonel William T. Wilson
(see also 15th Ohio Volunteer Infantry {Three Months} for biographical and service information)
Letters: Wyandot Pioneer- February 27, 1863 pg. 3, October 23, 1863 pg. 2, November 13, 1863 pg. 3, November 20, 1863 pg. 2, December 4, 1863 pg. 2, December 18, 1863 pg. 2, January 29, 1864 pg. 2, June 24, 1864 pg. 2

Major John W. Chamberlain, Company A
Letters: Wyandot Pioneer- November 28, 1862 pg. 3, December 12, 1862 pg. 3, January 2, 1863 pg. 2, January 30, 1863 pg. 1, March 6, 1863 pg. 2, April 3, 1863 pg. 2, July 15, 1864 (2) pgs.1 and 2, July 29, 1864 pg. 2, September 2, 1864 pg. 1, October 7, 1864 pg. 3
"A History of Prison Life in Libby"- Pt. 1 April 22, 1864 pg. 1, Pt. 2 May 13, 1864 pg. 1, Pt. 3 June 3, 1864 pg. 1, Pt. 4 June 10, 1864 pg. 1, Pt. 5 July 1, 1864 pg. 1, Pt. 6 July 8, 1864 pg. 1

Surgeon Orrin Ferris
Letters: Wyandot Pioneer- March 6, 1863 pg. 3, August 7, 1863 (with casualty list for Second Winchester) pg. 2, May 27, 1864 (with casualty list for New Market) pg. 2
Wyandot Democratic Union- May 26, 1864 (with casualty list for New Market) pg. 3

Assistant Surgeon James H. Williams
Letters: Wyandot Democratic Union- December 18, 1862, pg. 1, January 29, 1863 pg. 2, September 10, 1863 pg. 1

Captain John F. Randolph, Company B
Letter: Wyandot Pioneer- October 23, 1863 pg. 2

First Lieutenant Martin W. Willoughby, Company F
Letter: Wyandot Pioneer- April 23, 1863 pg. 2

Sergeant Samuel Hayman, Company F
Letter: Wyandot Pioneer- May 1, 1863 pg. 1

Sergeant Benjamin Franklin Willoughby, Company F
Letters: Wyandot Pioneer- April 3, 1863 pg. 2
Wyandot Democratic Union: February 12, 1863 pg. 2

Corporal Josiah Paul Dry, Company F
Letters: Wyandot Pioneer- January 16, 1863 pg. 2, February 20, 1863 pg. 2, May 15, 1863 pg. 1, September 11, 1863 pg. 2, November 25, 1864 pg. 2

Private Robert N. McConnell, Company F
Letter: Wyandot Pioneer- July 17, 1863 pg. 3

Private Morris P.H. Oberlin, Company F
Letter: Wyandot Pioneer- March 6, 1863 pg. 3, April 3, 1863 pg. 2

Private Levi Parson Willoughby, Company F
Poem "The Battle of Cedar Creek"
Wyandot Democratic Union- January 5, 1865 pg. 1

"B."
Letter: Wyandot Pioneer- February 27, 1863 pg. 3

"J.M.E."
Letter: Wyandot Pioneer- January 8, 1864 pg. 2

Unknown
Letters: Wyandot Democratic Union- August 4, 1864 pg. 3, November 24, 1864 pg. 2

144th Ohio Volunteer Infantry

Article:
Wyandot Pioneer- September 2, 1864 (report on Berryville Wagon Raid) pg. 1

Adjutant Jonathan Ayres
Letters: Wyandot Pioneer- May 27, 1864 pg. 2, June 3, 1864 pg. 2

Chaplain Jacob G. Baughman
Article: Wyandot Pioneer- July 8, 1864 pg. 2

Captain Henry H. Ragon, Company A
(see also 55th Ohio Volunteer Infantry for biographical and service information)
Letter: Wyandot Pioneer- August 19, 1864 pg. 2

Private Otho J. Powell, Company A
Letters: Wyandot Democratic Union- May 26, 1864, pg. 1, June 16, 1864 pg. 1, July 7, 1864 pg. 1

Private William A. Butler, Company G
Letter: Wyandot Pioneer- August 5, 1864 pg. 1

Captain James A. Gibson, Company H
Letter: Wyandot Pioneer- July 8, 1864, pg. 2

First Lieutenant James Steele Leith, Company H
Letter: Wyandot Pioneer- July 8, 1864, pg. 2

Second Lieutenant Andrew R. Ingerson, Company H
Letter: Wyandot Pioneer- July 8, 1864, pg. 2

175th Ohio Volunteer Infantry

First Lieutenant William Rummell, Company I
Letter: Wyandot Democratic Union- May 11, 1865, pg. 3

180th Ohio Volunteer Infantry

"J.W.W."
Letter: Wyandot Pioneer- January 18, 1865 pg. 3

Units from other States

11th Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry

Sergeant James C. Stein, Company M
Letters: Wyandot Pioneer- July 18, 1862 pg. 2
Wyandot Democratic Union- July 24, 1862 pg. 3

Corporal Thomas Laux, Company M
Letter: Wyandot Democratic Union- March 27, 1862 pg. 3

Private James W. Keller, Company M
Letter: Wyandot Pioneer- April 25, 1862 pg. 2

"Wyandot," Company M
Letters: Wyandot Democratic Union- January 2, 1862 pg. 2, January 30, 1862 pg. 2, February 27, 1862 pg. 3

U.S. Navy

Gunboat Carondelet

John Cochran
Letter: Wyandot Pioneer- March 7, 1862 pg. 2

Unknown Regiments

"D.D.G. Phillips"
Letter: Wyandot Pioneer- July 18, 1862 pg. 2

"P. Cowgill"
Letter: Wyandot Pioneer- September 4, 1863 pg. 2

"Private O'Brien"
Letter: Wyandot Pioneer- March 15, 1865 pg. 3

"R.C.P."
Letter: Wyandot Pioneer- February 7, 1862 pg. 2

"Wyandot"
Letter: Wyandot Pioneer- January 9, 1863 pg. 3