Infantry Units: 20th 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.

Roster - Field and Staff

Major Charles N. Lamison

Charles N. Lamison enlisted as a 35 year old Captain of Co. F, 20th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 27, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was promoted to Major to date to date May 23, 1861 but his further record is unclear.
Letter: Allen County Democrat: July 31, 1861

Roster - Company A, 20th OVI

Captain Mathias H. Nichols

Mathias H. Nichols enlisted as a 35 year old Captain of Company A, 20th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 20, 1861, mustering into service April 27, 1861. He was mustered out August 29, 1861.
Letter: Lima Weekly Gazette: May 15, 1861

First Lieutenant Charles M. Hughes

Charles M. Hughes enlisted as a 28 year old First Lieutenant in Company A, 20th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 20, 1861, mustering into service April 27, 1861. He was mustered out August 29, 1861.

After returning home, Hughes raised Company H, 81st Ohio Volunteer Infantry, enlisting as its Captain on September 3, 1861 and mustering into service the same day. He was discharged September 3, 1862.
Letter: Lima Weekly Gazette: June 19, 1861

Second Lieutenant Thomas J. Hustler

Thomas J. Hustler enlisted as a 29 year old Second Lieutenant in Company A, 20th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 20, 1861, mustering into service April 21, 1861. He mustered out August 29, 1861.
Letter: Lima Weekly Gazette: May 22, 1861

Roster - Company B, 20th OVI

Private Henry H. Sander

Enlisted, age 20, August 18, 1861 to serve 3 years; appointed Corporal February 13, 1865; mustered out with company, July 15, 1865; veteran
Letter: Bryan Union Press 12/24/1863

Roster - Company E, 20th OVI

Corporal Charles K. Walker

Charles K. Walker enlisted as a 23 year old Private in Company E, 20th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on September 4, 1861, mustering into service September 21, 1861. Promoted to Corporal during his service, he was discharged for disability August 16, 1862.
Letter: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: February 28, 1862

Private John G. Spahr

John G. Spahr was drafted as a 43 year old Private into Company G, 20th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on October 8, 1862, mustering into service the same day. He was mustered out July 15, 1865.
Letter: Bucyrus Journal: May 1, 1863

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