Infantry Units: 8th 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

Lieutenant Colonel Charles A. Park

Charles A. Park enlisted as a 28 year old First Lieutenant in Company H, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 20, 1861, mustering into service April 30, 1861. He was promoted to regimental Adjutant to date May 5, 1861, and reenlisted for three years' service on June 10, 1861. Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel to date July 8, 1861, he resigned his commission November 4, 1862.
Letter: Elyria Independent Democrat: August 7, 1861

Lieutenant Colonel Franklin Sawyer

Lt. Col. Franklin Sawyer, 8th OVI Franklin Sawyer was born July 13, 1825 in Auburn, Crawford Co., Ohio and enlisted as a 35 year old Captain in Company D, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 20, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He reenlisted for three years' service on June 18, 1861, and was promoted to Major July 8, 1861. He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel to date November 25, 1861 and mustered out at that rank July 13, 1864. Sawyer was wounded July 1, 1863 at the Battle of Gettysburg and was awarded a brevet promotion to Brigadier General to date March 13, 1865. He died August 22, 1892 in Norwalk, Ohio.

Norwalk Reflector: June 4, 1861, July 30, 1861, August 20, 1861, September 10, 1861, March 25, 1862, April 8, 1862, April 29, 1862, May 6, 1862, June 3, 1862, July 1, 1862, July 22, 1862, September 2, 1862, September 30, 1862, December 16, 1862, January 6, 1863, July 14, 1863, August 11, 1863, September 15, 1863, November 3, 1863, June 7, 1864
Toledo Blade- 7/14/1863
Tiffin Weekly Tribune: July 24, 1863

Lieutenant Colonel Freeman E. Franklin

(see also 34th Ohio Volunteer Infantry)
Freeman E. Franklin enlisted as a 37 year old captain of Company A, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 22, 1861, mustering into service April 27, 1861. He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel on May 4, 1861, and mustered out August 24, 1861. Commissioned Major in the 34th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 2, 1861, he was mustered into service September 2, 1861. He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel to date May 14, 1862 and to Colonel to date July 18, 1863. He was mustered out September 17, 1864.
Letters: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: May 3, 1861 (2), June 21, 1861
Tiffin Weekly Tribune: January 3, 1862, April 4, 1862, October 3, 1862, October 2, 1863

Adjutant Joseph R. Swigert

Joseph R. Swigert enlisted as a 22 year old Corporal in Company C, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 22, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was commissioned First Lieutenant and designated regimental Adjutant to date July 6, 1861 and served in that role until November 1, 1862. He was then transferred to Company G but was on detached service on General Nathan Kimball's staff. He was awarded a brevet promotion to Major to date November 13, 1863 and was mustered out July 13, 1864.
Letters: Bucyrus Journal- August 2, 1861, November 8, 1861

Major Albert H. Winslow

Albert H. Winslow enlisted as a 33 year old Captain of Company A, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 4, 1861, mustering into service the same day. Promoted to Major to date November 25, 1861, he mustered out July 13, 1864
Letter: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: December 6, 1861

Sergeant Major Wilson S. Parker

Wilson S. Parker enlisted as a 19 year old Private in Company D, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 29, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was promoted to Sergeant at an unknown date and to Sergeant Major to date December 20, 1862. He was mustered out July 13, 1864.
Letter: Seneca Advertiser: January 9, 1863
Norwalk Reflector: April 7, 1863, June 9, 1863, September 22, 1863, December 31, 1863
Norwalk Experiment: November 25, 1861, February 3, 1862, February 24, 1862, March 17, 1862, July 28, 1862, January 1, 1863

Surgeon Thomas Bright

?Thomas McEbright? Enlisted on November 27, 1861, age unknown, as a surgeon, to serve for three years. He resigned January 6, 1863.
Letter: Elyria Independent Democrat: January 29, 1862

Captain Ezra Westcote Clark

(see also 34th Ohio Volunteer Infantry)
Ezra Westcote Clark enlisted as a 22 year First Sergeant of Company A, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 22, 1861, mustering into service April 26, 1861. Promoted to the rank of Captain to date May 6, 1861, he was mustered out August 18, 1861 at Columbus, Ohio.

He was appointed Adjutant of the newly formed 34th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, "Piatt's Zouaves," on August 17, 1861, serving in that capacity for several years. He was promoted to the rank of Captain to date February 29, 1864 and commissioned into the U.S. Adjutant General Dept. He served in this capacity for the remainder of his service, obtaining a brevet promotion to the rank of Major to date May 11, 1865, before mustering out October 30, 1865.
Letters: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: May 3, 1861 (2), May 10, 1861 (2), May 17, 1861, May 24, 1861 (2)
Tiffin Weekly Tribune: October 25, 1861

Roster - Company A, 8th OVI

Captain Benjamin F. Ogle

Benjamin F. Ogle was commissioned a 32 year old First Lieutenant of Company A, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 22, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He mustered out of the three months' service and reenlisted for three years on June 4, 1861. Promoted to Captain to date November 25, 1861, he resigned his commission November 27, 1862.
Letters: Seneca Advertiser: August 2, 1861
Tiffin Weekly Tribune: November 8, 1861, November 22, 1861, January 10, 1862, February 7, 1862, April 11, 1862, October 10, 1862

First Lieutenant Charles W. Barnes

Charles W. Barnes enlisted as a 20 year old Second Lieutenant in Company A, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 22, 1861, mustering into service the same day. Reenlisting for three years' service on June 4, 1861, he was promoted to First Lieutenant to date February 6, 1862 and transferred to Company D. He was killed in action September 17, 1862 at the Battle of Antietam.
Article: Seneca Advertiser: October 24, 1862
Tiffin Weekly Tribune: October 24, 1862
Letters: Seneca Advertiser: October 18, 1861
Tiffin Weekly Tribune: October 18, 1861

First Lieutenant William D. Wetherell

William D. Wetherell enlisted as a 21 year old Sergeant in Company E, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 24, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He reenlisted for three years' service on June 25, 1861, and was promoted to First Sergeant August 28, 1861. He was commissioned Second Lieutenant to date March 11, 1862, and to First Lieutenant to date October 17, 1862. He was transferred to Company A on February 23, 1863 and was mustered out July 13, 1864.
Letter: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: October 23, 1863

Second Lieutenant John N. Travis

John N. Travis enlisted as a 22 year old Private in Company A, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 22, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He reenlisted for three years' service on May 28, 1861 and was promoted to Corporal. Commissioned Second Lieutenant to date November 7, 1862, he was mustered out July 13, 1864. He later was commissioned Second Lieutenant in the 2nd veteran Volunteers Infantry on February 20, 1865, being promoted to First Lieutenant to date September 26, 1865. He served with this regiment until mustered out March 16, 1866. He served in the Army again from January 22, 1867 to August 11, 1868. He received a brevet promotion to First Lieutenant to date March 2, 1867 for services at the Battle of Gettysburg.
Letter: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: December 20, 1861, March 7, 1862, January 2, 1863

Sergeant Peter J. Hosler

Peter J. Hosler enlisted as a 28 year old Corporal in Company A, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 2, 1861, mustering into service the same day. Promoted to Sergeant January 17, 1863, he was mustered out July 13, 1864.
Letter: Seneca Advertiser: February 20, 1863

Sergeant Edward Jones

Edward Jones enlisted as a 21 year old Private in Company A, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on May 28, 1861, mustering into service the same day. Wounded in the head July 3, 1863 at the Battle of Gettysburg, he died of his wounds February 28, 1864 at Camp Dennison, Ohio. The following letter from an unknown comrade pays tribute to Jones.
Letter: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: March 31, 1864

Sergeant Samuel S. Kissinger

(also 65th New York Volunteer Infantry)
Samuel S. Kissinger enlisted as a 24 year old Sergeant in Company A, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 22, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was discharged to join Co. K, 65th New York Volunteer Infantry to date May 20, 1861. He enlisted as a Sergeant in Company K, 65th New York on August 3, 1861, mustering into service the same day.

Kissinger served with the regiment through the entire war, rising successively in rank to First Sergeant (September 1, 1864), Second Lieutenant (September 1, 1864), First Lieutenant of Company E (September 10, 1864), and finally to the rank of Captain of Company K (May 11, 1865). Having reenlisted as a veteran on January 5, 1864, he was mustered out July 17, 1865 at Hall's Hill, Virginia.
Letters: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: April 26, 1861

Corporal Samuel F. Poorman

Samuel F. Poorman enlisted as a 21 year old Corporal in Company A, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 22, 1861, mustering into service the same day. Many members of the 8th Ohio desiring to enlist as a three years' regiment, Poorman was mustered out May 28, 1861 to enlist in the three years' regiment. On June 1, 1862, he was appointed hospital steward and transferred to the U.S. Regular Army.
Letters: Seneca Advertiser: May 3, 1861, May 17, 1861, May 31, 1861
Tiffin Weekly Tribune: August 9, 1861

Private Andrew H. Byers

Andrew H. Byers enlisted as a 30 year old Private in Company A, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on May 28, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was discharged for disability January 17, 1862. He later served as Captain of Company D, 86th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, being commissioned May 26, 1862 and mustered out September 25, 1862 at Camp Chase, Columbus, Ohio.
Letters: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: May 31, 1861, June 14, 1861

Private John W. Canary (Carney)

John W. Canary enlisted as a 19 year old Private in Company A, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 22, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was mustered out May 28, 1861 to enlist in the regiment for three years' service. He was mustered out July 13, 1864.
Letter: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: April 26, 1861

Private Fernando N. Colwell

Fernando N. Colwell enlisted as a 21 year old Private in Company A, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 22, 1861, mustering into service the same day. Reenlisting of three years' service on May 28, 1861, he was mustered out July 13, 1864.
Letters: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: June 28, 1861, July 12, 1861, August 23, 1861

Private William L. Myers

William L. Myers enlisted as a 20 year old Private in Company A, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 2, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was discharged on a surgeon's certificate of disability on January 17, 1862.
Letter: Seneca Advertiser: July 26, 1861
Tiffin Weekly Tribune: October 25, 1861

Private Edward T. Naylor

Edward T. Naylor enlisted as a 19 year old Private in Company A, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 22, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He reenlisted for three years' service on May 28, 1861 and was mustered out July 13, 1864.
Letter: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: July 28, 1861

Private Rufus M. Norton

Rufus M. Norton enlisted as a 21 year old Private in Company A, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 24, 1861, mustering into service the same day. On June 5, 1861, he reenlisted in the three years' organization of the 8th Ohio, serving until he was mustered out July 13, 1864.
Letter: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: May 15, 1863

Roster - Company C, 8th OVI

Captain Francis W. Butterfield, Company C

Francis W. Butterfield enlisted as a 30 year old Captain in Company C, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 20, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He reenlisted for three years' service on June 5, 1861, and mustered out with the regiment July 13, 1864. On March 10, 1865, he was commissioned Colonel of the 192nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry and was mustered out of service September 1, 1865 at Winchester, Virginia.
Letters: Bucyrus Journal- May 24, 1861, November 1, 1861 (2), November 15, 1861, November 22, 1861, January 31, 1862, March 14, 1862, April 4, 1862 (2), May 30, 1862, July 18, 1862, January 2, 1863, February 27, 1863, March 13, 1863, April 3, 1863, April 24, 1863, May 1, 1863, May 22, 1863, June 12, 1863, January 15, 1864, February 19, 1864, May 6, 1864

Captain David Lewis, Companies C and G

David Lewis enlisted as a 23 year old Second Lieutenant in Co. C, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 23, 1861 and continued with the three years' organization, mustering in June 5, 1861, which date also saw his promotion to First Lieutenant. Promoted to regimental Adjutant to date November 1, 1862, he served in that capacity only briefly before being promoted to the rank of Captain to date January 15, 1863, and transferring to the command of Company G. He was wounded in action May 6, 1864 at the Battle of the Wilderness, and mustered out July 13, 1864.
Letters: Bucyrus Journal- January 31, 1862, April 4, 1862, May 30, 1862, October 10, 1862, January 30, 1863
Fremont Journal- May 27, 1864

First Lieutenant Enoch W. Merriman, Company C

Enoch W. Merriman enlisted as a 30 year old First Lieutenant in Company C, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 20, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He chose not to enlist for three years' service and was mustered out August 18, 1861 at Columbus, Ohio.
Letter: Bucyrus Journal- May 3, 1861

Sergeant Major Eugene Ewing Henthorn, Company C

Eugene E. Henthorn enlisted as a 21 year old Private in Company C, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 15, 1861, mustering into service the same day. Promoted first to Sergeant then to Sergeant Major to date August 3, 1862, he was killed in action December 13, 1862 at the Battle of Fredericksburg.
Letters: Bucyrus Journal- July 26, 1861, March 28, 1862 (2)

Corporal Alexander Crosson, Company C

Alexander Crosson enlisted as a 44 year old Corporal in Company C, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 1, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was discharged for disability on October 6, 1861.
Letters: Bucyrus Journal: July 5, 1861, October 11, 1861

Corporal William Kerr, Company C

William Kerr enlisted as a 23 year old Private in Company C, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 15, 1861, mustering into service the same day. Promoted to Corporal February 1, 1862, he was killed in action March 23, 1862 at the Battle of Kernstown.
Obituary: Bucyrus Journal: September 12, 1862

Corporal Samuel Myers, Company C

Samuel Myers enlisted as a 23 year old Private in Company C, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 1, 1861, mustering into service the same day. Promoted to Corporal January 1, 1862, he was mustered out July 13, 1864.
Letters: Bucyrus Journal- October 11, 1861

Private Cornelius Albertson, Company C

Cornelius Albertson enlisted as a 30 year old Private in Company C, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 1, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was mustered out July 13, 1864. On February 25, 1865, he enlisted as a Private in Company C, 197th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, mustering into service April 1, 1865. Promoted to Corporal on April 3, 1865, he was mustered out July 31, 1865 at Camp Bradford, Baltimore, Maryland.
Letter: Bucyrus Journal: October 3, 1862

Private Jacob Couts, Company C

Jacob Couts enlisted as a 20 year old Private in Company C, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 1, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He transferred to the 6th U.S. Cavalry on October 23, 1862.
Letter: Bucyrus Journal: October 3, 1862

Private Matthew R. DuBois, Company C

Matthew R. DuBois enlisted as a 25 year old Private in Company C, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 22, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He died December 24, 1862 at Falmouth, Virginia. The following letter, from his company commander Captain Francis W. Butterfield, gives the circumstances of his demise.
Letter: Bucyrus Journal: January 2, 1863

Private Thomas Lomason, Company C

Thomas Lomason enlisted as a 22 year old Private in Company C, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 22, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was transferred the Veterans Reserve Corps on November 19, 1863.
Letter: Crawford County Forum: April 11, 1862

Private John Martin, Companies D and C

John Martin enlisted as an 18 year old Private in Company D, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 15, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He transferred to Company C on June 25, 1861and enlisted in the 6th U.S. Cavalry on October 23, 1862.
Letter: Crawford County Forum: September 13, 1861

Roster - Company D, 8th OVI

Captain Daniel C. Daggett, Company D

Daniel C. Daggett enlisted as a 33 year old Second Lieutenant in Company D, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 20, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He mustered out on June 18, 1861 to enlist in the three years' service and was promoted to Captain to date July 9, 1861. He resigned his commission June 27, 1862.
Letter: Norwalk Experiment: October 14, 1861

Corporal George A. Darke, Company D

(Also a member of 123rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry)
George A. Darke enlisted as a 22 year old Corporal in Company D, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 29, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was mustered out August 18, 1861 at Columbus, Ohio.
Later in the war, he enlisted as a Sergeant in Company B, 123rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 21, 1862, mustering into service September 24, 1862. Captured June 15, 1863 at the Second Battle of Winchester, he was discharged for promotion to Second Lieutenant in the 37th U.S. Colored Troops on January 15, 1865. Promoted to First Lieutenant to date January 12, 1866, he was mustered out February 11, 1867.
Letters: Norwalk Reflector: May 7, 1861, May 14, 1861
Norwalk Reflector: November 17, 1863, March 8, 1864, October 18, 1864

Private Henry W. Crosby, Company D

Henry W. Crosby enlisted as a 19 year old Private in Company D, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 29, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was mustered out August 18, 1861 at Columbus, Ohio.
Letter: Norwalk Reflector: May 21, 1861

Private Samuel T.A. Van Sciver, Company D

Samuel T.A. Van Sciver enlisted as a 33 year old Private in Company D, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 29, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was mustered out August 18, 1861 at Columbus, Ohio.
Letter: Norwalk Experiment: May 13, 1861

Roster - Company E, 8th OVI

Captain James E. Gregg

Enlisted 6/17/1861 as Captain, served 1863-1864 as Division Inspector, mustered out with company 7/13/1864.
Toledo Blade- 10/18/1861

Roster - Company F, 8th OVI

First Lieutenant Charles M. Fouke

Charles enlisted April 24, 1861 in Fremont, Ohio as a First Lieutenant in Co. F, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry and was mustered out of the 3 months organization on June 5, 1861, reenlisting immediately as a 3 years volunteer. He served with the regiment through the Peninsula, Second Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, and Chancellorsville campaigns before his discharge, which occurred June 7, 1863 in Washington, D.C. He married Amelia Vandercook February 1, 1858 in Fremont, Ohio.
Letters: Fremont Journal- May 9, 1861, July 19, 1861, August 2, 1861, July 18, 1862, August 1, 1862

First Lieutenant Henry A. Farmer

Henry A. Farmer enlisted as a 23 year old First Sergeant in Company F, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 5, 1861. He was promoted to Second Lieutenant of Company A on February 6, 1862, serving in that capacity through the Peninsula, Antietam, and campaigns before transferring back to Company F November 29, 1862. He was promoted to First Lieutenant to date January 7, 1863, and served with the regiment through the hard fought campaigns of 1863 and 1864 before mustered out July 13, 1864.
Letter: Fremont Journal- December 6, 1861
Letter: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: July 3, 1863

Sergeant Michael F. Halderman

Michael Halderman enlisted as a 21 year old Private in Co. F, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 24, 1861 and was mustered out into the three years' service on June 5, 1861. He served with the 8th Ohio throughout the war, being promoted to Corporal and then Sergeant before mustering out July 13, 1864. He later served in Co. K, 29th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, being drafted October 14, 1864. He was promoted to Corporal January 1, 1865, and to Sergeant June 7, 1865 before mustered out of service July 13, 1865.
Letter: Fremont Journal- July 18, 1862

Private Jacob A. Lemmon

Jacob Lemon enlisted as a 44 year old Private in Co. F, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry at Washington, Ohio on October 5, 1862. He took part in the Chancellorsville and Gettysburg campaigns before he was killed in action November 27, 1863 at Mine Run, Virginia. He is buried at Fredericksburg National Cemetery.
Letter: Fremont Journal- May 1, 1863

Private DeWitt C. Lloyd

DeWitt C. Lloyd enlisted as a 21 year old Private in Company F, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 5, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was promoted to Corporal during his service and was discharged December 29, 1862.
Letter: Sandusky Democrat- November 6, 1861

Private Samuel Paden

Samuel Paden enlisted as a 23 year old Private in Co. F, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 5, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was transferred to the 4th Ohio Battalion on June 24, 1864.
Letter: Sandusky Democrat- November 6, 1861

Roster - Company G, 8th OVI

Private Nathaniel G. Foster

Nathaniel G. Foster enlisted as a 21 year old Private in Company G, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 24, 1861, mustering into service. He mustered out with many members of his company on June 5, 1861 to reenlist as three years' volunteers. He was mustered out July 13, 1864
Letter: Sandusky Democrat- October 9, 1861

Roster - Company H, 8th OVI

First Lieutenant Elijah Hayden

Elijah Hayden enlisted as a 32 year old Corporal in Company H, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 20, 1861, mustering into service April 30, 1861. He reenlisted for three years' service on June 24, 1861 and was promoted to Sergeant the same day. He was commissioned Second Lieutenant March 11, 1862 and to First Lieutenant to date April 26, 1862. He was killed in action July 3, 1863 at the Battle of Gettysburg.
Letter: Elyria Independent Democrat: September 11, 1861, August 27, 1862, October 1, 1862

First Lieutenant Stephen Strange

Stephen Strange enlisted as a 29 year old Private in Company H, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 20, 1861, mustering into service April 30, 1861. He reenlisted for three years' service on June 5, 1861 and was commissioned Second Lieutenant. He was wounded in action July 2, 1863 at the Battle of Gettysburg, and again May 6, 1864 at the Battle of the Wilderness. Promoted to First Lieutenant to date March 3, 1864, he was mustered out July 13, 1864.
Letters: Elyria Independent Democrat: September 2, 1863, February 17, 1864

First Sergeant Albert D. West

Albert D. West enlisted as a 19 year old Private in Company H, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 20, 1861, mustering into service April 30, 1861. He reenlisted for three years service on June 24, 1861 and was promoted to Sergeant the same day. He was promoted to First Sergeant in early 1862 and was killed in action September 17, 1862 at the Battle of Antietam. The following letter gives the circumstances of his demise.
Letter: Elyria Independent Democrat: October 1, 1862

Sergeant Alonzo O. Packerd

Alonzo O. Packerd enlisted as a 25 year old Sergeant in Company H, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 20, 1861, mustering into service April 30, 1861. He was mustered out August 22, 1861.
Letter: Elyria Independent Democrat: May 29, 1861

Sergeant Thaddeus S. Potter

Thaddeus S. Potter enlisted as a 23 year old Corporal in Company H, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 24, 1861, mustering into service the same day. Promoted to the rank of Sergeant during his service, he mustered out with the regiment July 13, 1864.
Letters: Elyria Independent Democrat: September 30, 1863, February 24, 1864

Private William H. Clough

William H. Clough enlisted as a 30 year old Private in Company H, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 20, 1861, mustering into service April 30, 1861. He reenlisted for three years' service on June 24, 1861. Clough was mustered out July 13, 1864.
Letter: Elyria Independent Democrat: August 5, 1863

Roster - Company I, 8th OVI

Major Azor Howitt Nickerson

Azor Howitt Nickerson was born in Ohio and enlisted as a 23 year old Second Lieutenant of Company I, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 30, 1861, mustering into service the same day. Promoted to First Lieutenant to date April 29, 1862 and to Captain January 20, 1863, Nickerson was dangerously wounded July 3, 1863 at the Battle of Gettysburg. He recovered and transferred to the Veterans' Reserve Corps on November 12, 1863. Awarded a brevet promotion to Major to date March 13, 1865, he was mustered out of volunteer service April 19, 1866 but served in the regular Army until November 15, 1883.
Letters: Elyria Independent Democrat: September 11, 1861, September 18, 1861, September 25, 1861, October 16, 1861, October 30, 1861, November 6, 1861, January 1, 1862, January 22, 1862, February 26, 1862, April 16, 1862, July 9, 1862, July 23, 1862, July 30, 1862, August 6, 1862, August 13, 1862, August 27, 1862, September 3, 1862, September 10, 1862, September 17, 1862, September 24, 1862, January 7, 1863, January 14, 1863, January 28, 1863, February 4, 1863, March 4, 1863, April 1, 1863, May 20, 1863, June 24, 1863, July 1, 1863, November 18, 1863, November 25, 1863, May 25, 1864

Captain Elizur G. Johnson

Elizur G. Johnson enlisted as a 24 year old First Lieutenant in Company I, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 20, 1861, mustering into service April 24, 1861. Promoted to Captain on May 5, 1861, and was mustered out August 21, 1861.
Letters: Elyria Independent Democrat: May 1, 1861, May 15, 1861, May 22, 1861, June 12, 1861, June 26, 1861

First Lieutenant Lewis Breckenridge

Lewis Breckenridge enlisted as a 28 year old Second Lieutenant in Company I, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 20, 1861, mustering into service April 24, 1861. Promoted to First Lieutenant on May 5, 1861, he was mustered out August 21, 1861.
Letter: Elyria Independent Democrat: May 15, 1861

First Lieutenant David R. Wallace

David R. Wallace enlisted as a 30 year old First Sergeant in Company I, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 10, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was commissioned Second Lieutenant to date April 29, 1862 and to First Lieutenant to date January 20, 1863. He was dismissed.
Article: Elyria Independent Democrat: May 27, 1863
Letters: Elyria Independent Democrat: July 2, 1862, July 30, 1862

Sergeant Ransom E. Braman

Letter:Elyria Independent Democrat: July 15, 1863

Sergeant Edgar H. Irish

Edgar H. Irish enlisted as a 21 year old Private in Company I, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 10, 1861, mustering into service the same date. Promoted to Sergeant during his service, he was transferred to Co. A, 4th Ohio Battalion on August 1, 1864 before mustering out September 10, 1864.
Letter: Elyria Independent Democrat: July 15, 1863, January 13, 1864, March 9, 1864

Corporal Lucien Abbott

Lucien Abbott enlisted as a 25 year old Corporal in Company I, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 10, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was transferred to Co. A, 4th Ohio Battalion on July 13, 1864, but his further record is unclear.
Letters: Elyria Independent Democrat: July 15, 1863, May 25, 1864

Corporal Henry Julius Hart

Henry J. Hart enlisted as a 19 year old Private in Company I, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 10, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was promoted to Corporal in 1862 and was discharged September 15, 1863.
Letter: Elyria Independent Democrat: September 3, 1862, December 10, 1862, December 31, 1862, March 18, 1863, July 15, 1863

Corporal Horace R. Pond

Horace R. Pond enlisted as a 19 year old Corporal in Company I, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 10, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was discharged for disability on November 30, 1862.
Letter: Elyria Independent Democrat: March 5, 1862

Corporal Horace W. Snow

Horace W. Snow enlisted as an 18 year old Corporal in Company I, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 10, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was discharged December 16, 1862.
Letter: Elyria Independent Democrat: June 4, 1862

Private John C. Biggs

John C. Biggs enlisted as a 22 year old Private in Company I, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 20, 1861, mustering into service April 24, 1861. He mustered out August 10, 1861 and reenlisted for three years' service with the same company that day. Wounded in action July 3, 1863 at the Battle of Gettysburg, he was transferred to the Veterans Reserve Corps January 12, 1864.
Letter: Elyria Independent Democrat: October 9, 1861, January 29, 1862, March 19, 1862, May 21, 1862

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