Infantry Units: 6th Ohio Volunteer Infantry

The biographical sketches here show only those members of the unit who wrote letters to their local newspapers. Information may be drawn from the unit roster, newspaper obituaries, or other biographical sources.

Field and Staff

Commissary Sergeant Josiah W. Slanker

Josiah W. Slanker enlisted as a 26 year old Private in Company A, 6th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 18, 1861, mustering into service the same day. On August 27, 1861, he was promoted to Commissary Sergeant. His record is unclear after that.
Letter: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: March 14, 1862

Company B, 6th OVI

Thomas M. Carr

Enlisted 6/8/1861, promoted to Corporal 12/8/1861, promoted to Sgt. 2/20/1863, mustered out 6/23/1864.
Perrysburg Journal--11/7/1861

Company E, 6th OVI

James "Frank" Graham

Enlisted 6/18/1861 as Sergeant, mustered in 6/18/1861, promoted to Sergeant Major 11/29/1862, wounded 12/31/1862 at Battle of Stones River, TN, promoted to 2nd Lieutenant of Company E, 1/10/1863, promoted to 1st Lieutenant 4/10/1864, mustered out 6/23/1864.
Toledo Blade- 3/7/1862

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