Infantry Units: 34th 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, 34th OVI

Lieutenant Colonel John W. Shaw

John W. Shaw enlisted as a 41 year old Captain of Company E, 34th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 13, 1861, mustering into service August 15, 1861. Promoted to Major to date October 10, 1862 and to Lieutenant Colonel to date July 18, 1863, he was wounded in action July 24, 1864 at Winchester, Virginia and died of his wounds the next day.
Articles: Bucyrus Journal: July 29, 1864, August 13, 1864

Surgeon W.R.S. Clark

W.R.S. Clark enlisted as a 39 year old assistant surgeon in the 34th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 31, 1861, mustering into service September 2, 1861. Promoted to Surgeon January 11, 1862, he deserted August 13, 1862.
Letters: Bucyrus Journal: September 27, 1861, February 7, 1862, June 6, 1862

Roster - Company D, 34th OVI

Private Irving Ahlein

Irving Ahlein enlisted as a 40 year old Private in Company D, 34th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on July 30, 1861, mustering into service July 31, 1861. He was discharged for disability August 5, 1863 at Columbus, Ohio.
Letter: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: November 15, 1861

Private Jacob Shadle

Jacob Shadle enlisted as a 22 year old Private in Company D, 34th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 22, 1862, mustering into service the same day. He was transferred to Company D, 36th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on February 28, 1865 and discharged June 27, 1865.
Letter: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: April 3, 1863

Roster - Company E, 34th OVI

Captain Frank B. Helwig, Companies E and G

Frank B. Helwig enlisted as a 23 year old First Lieutenant in Company E, 34th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 13, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was promoted to the rank of Captain to date July 7, 1862 and transferred to Company G. He was mustered out September 13, 1864.
Letter: Bucyrus Journal: February 7, 1862, March 14, 1862

Second Lieutenant John Quincy Adams Fullerton, Companies E and D

John Q.A. Fullerton enlisted as a 19 year old Sergeant in Company E, 34th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 1, 1861, mustering into service August 15, 1861. He was promoted to Second Lieutenant to date October 10, 1862 and transferred to Company D, but his further record is unclear.
Letters: Bucyrus Journal: September 6, 1861, February 21, 1862

Sergeant John F. Sherrick, Company E

John F. Sherrick enlisted as a 27 year old Private in Company E, 34th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 1, 1861, mustering into service August 15, 1861. Promoted to Sergeant during his service, he was wounded in action September 22, 1864 at the Battle of Fisher's Hill and died of his wounds October 1, 1864 at Baltimore, Maryland.
Letter: Bucyrus Journal: September 25, 1863

Corporal Horace N. Martin, Company E

Horace N. Martin enlisted as an 18 year old Private in Company E, 34th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 1, 1861, mustering into service August 15, 1861. Promoted to Corporal May 1, 1864, he was killed in action September 18, 1864 at Martinsburg, West Virginia.
Letter: Bucyrus Journal: August 13, 1864

Corporal Isaac Williams, Company E

Isaac Williams enlisted as a 21 year old Corporal in Company E, 34th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 1, 1861, mustering into service August 15, 1861. He was mustered out September 13, 1864 at Columbus, Ohio.
Letters: Bucyrus Journal: March 20, 1863, May 8, 1863, September 4, 1863

Private Alexander Crosson, Company E

Alexander Crosson enlisted as a 19 year old Private in Company E, 34th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 1, 1861, mustering into service August 15, 1861. Wounded in action July 24, 1864 at Winchester, Virginia, he died of his wounds August 24, 1864 at Frederick, Maryland.
Article: Bucyrus Journal: September 3, 1864

Private William Crosson, Company E

William Crosson enlisted as a Private in Company E, 34th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 18, 1862, mustering into service the same day. He died of disease July 24, 1864 at Winchester, Virginia and is buried at Winchester National Cemetery.
Article: Bucyrus Journal: July 29, 1864

Private John C. Horton, Company E

John C. Horton enlisted as a 21 year old Private in Company E, 34th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 1, 1861, mustering into service August 15, 1861. He was captured July 24, 1864 at Winchester, Virginia and was mustered out April 12, 1865 at Columbus, Ohio.
Letter: Bucyrus Journal: March 25, 1865

Private Oregon Johnston, Company E

Oregon Johnston enlisted as an 18 year old Private in Company C, 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 23, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was mustered out August 18, 1861 at Columbus, Ohio. He reenlisted as a Private in Company E, 34th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 1, 1861, mustering into service August 15, 1861. Johnston was mustered out September 13, 1864 at Columbus, Ohio.
Letter: Bucyrus Journal: July 10, 1863

Private William Mader, Company E

William Mader enlisted as an 18 year old Private in Company E, 34th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on February 27, 1864, mustering into service the same day. Captured October 19, 1864 at the Battle of Cedar Creek, he died of disease while a prisoner of war February 15, 1865 at Salisbury, North Carolina.
Obituary: Bucyrus Journal: April 1, 1865

Private Isaac N. Munson, Company E

Isaac N. Munson enlisted as a 37 year old Private in Company E, 34th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on February 27, 1864, mustering into service the same day. He was transferred to the 36th Ohio on January 30, 1865.
Letter: Bucyrus Journal: January 28, 1865

Private Alonzo Peitzel, Company E (also known as Alanson Pitezel)

Alonzo Peitzel enlisted as a 21 year old Private in Company E, 34th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 1, 1861, mustering into service August 15, 1861. Wounded in action September 10, 1862 at Fayetteville, Virginia, he died of his wounds September 16, 1862 at Gallipolis, Ohio.
Letters: Bucyrus Journal: August 23, 1861, August 30, 1861, October 25, 1861, April 25, 1862, May 16, 1862, June 13, 1862

Private Charles A. Stough, Company E

Charles A. Stough enlisted as a 22 year old Private in Company E, 34th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 1, 1861, mustering into service August 15, 1861. He was mustered out September 13, 1864 at Columbus, Ohio.
Letter: Bucyrus Journal: October 18, 1861

Private Charles Sutphin, Company E

Charles Sutphin enlisted as a Private in Company E, 34th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on September 11, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was discharged for promotion to Second Lieutenant of Company D, 93rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry, receiving his commission to date August 26, 1862. Promoted to First Lieutenant to date March 1, 1863 and transferred to Company A, he was later wounded in action and discharged for his wounds December 23, 1863.
Letters: Bucyrus Journal: April 25, 1862, May 23, 1862

Private David Wynn

David Wynn was born in 1835 and enlisted as a Private in Company E, 34th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 1, 1861, mustering into service August 15, 1861. He was mustered out September 13, 1864 at Columbus, Ohio and died in 1892 in Monroe Twp., Adams Co., Indiana.
Letter: Bucyrus Journal: September 25, 1863

Roster - Company F, 34th OVI

Private John A. Williams

John A. Williams enlisted as a 25 year old Private in Company F, 34th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on July 25, 1861, mustering into service September 2, 1861. Reenlisting as a veteran in 1864, he was transferred to the 36th Ohio on February 20, 1865.
Letter: Bucyrus Journal: January 28, 1865

Roster - Company H, 34th OVI

First Lieutenant James K. Agnew

James K. Agnew was born March 16, 1836 to John and Mary Agnew. He was immediately promoted to First Sergeant when he enlisted October 19, 1861 in Co. K, 55th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He was commissioned Second Lieutenant to date November 21, 1861 but resigned his commission due to health reasons July 16, 1862. He reenlisted in the 34th Ohio sometime in 1864 and was serving with Company H during the summer. He was commissioned Second Lieutenant to date September 30, 1864 and on February 28, 1865 was transferred to command of Company B, 36th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He was promoted to First Lieutenant to date March 8, 1865 and mustered out July 27, 1865 at Wheeling, West Virginia. He died January 14, 1875 and is buried in Nevada Cemetery, Wyandot Co., Ohio. His widow Jennie survived him.
Wyandot Pioneer- June 17, 1864 pg. 2, August 12, 1864 pg. 2

Roster - Company I, 34th OVI

First Sergeant James W. Shaw

James W. Shaw enlisted as a 24 year old Sergeant in Company I, 34th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 10, 1861, mustering into service September 14, 1861. Promoted to First Sergeant during his service, he was mustered out September 13, 1864.
Letter: Bucyrus Journal: April 3, 1863

Roster - Company K, 34th OVI

Private Henry M. Lutz

Henry M. Lutz enlisted as a 24 year old Private in Company K, 34th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 10, 1861, mustering into service September 12, 1861. He died of disease June 21, 1864 at Knoxville, Tennessee.
Letters: Bucyrus Journal: March 14, 1862, April 11, 1862

Private Samuel F. Stahl

Samuel F. Stahl enlisted as a Private in Company K, 34th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 5, 1862, mustering into service the same day. He was killed in action July 20, 1864 at Winchester, Virginia and is buried at Winchester National Cemetery.

Letter: Bucyrus Journal: March 13, 1863

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