Infantry Units: 38th 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

William A. Choate

Enlisted, age 27 on August 12, 1861 to serve for three years; promoted to Lt. Colonel from Captain, Co. B on February 6, 1862; Colonel November 25, 1862; died September 12, 1864 of wounds received September 1, 1864 in Battle of Jonesboro, GA
Paulding Independent- 1/17/1863
Toledo Blade- 4/12/1864

Major Charles Greenwood

Enlisted age 33 on august 26, 1861 to serve three years; promoted to Major from Captain Co. A February 6, 1862; Lt. Colonel November 25, 1863; resigned August 12, 1864
Napoleon Northwest- 4/22/1863

Colonel Edward H. Phelps

Enlisted, age 32 on June 10, 1861 to serve three years; promoted from Lt. Colonel February 6, 1862; killed November 25, 1863 in Battle of Missionary Ridge, TN
Defiance Democrat- 5/23/1863

Roster - Company A, 38th OVI

Private Oliver Durham

Enlisted, age 21, on August 26, 1861 to serve 3 years; mustered out with company July 12, 1865; veteran
Defiance Democrat- 4/25/1863

Private Walter S. Tomlinson

Enlisted, age 18, on August 26, 1861 to serve three years; appointed Corporal September 14, 1864; mustered out with company July 12, 1865; veteran
Bryan Union Press- 8/20/1863

Roster - Company B, 38th OVI

Corporal John A. Babcock

Enlisted, age 41 on August 19, 1861 to serve three years; discharged September 12, 1862 at Columbus, OH on Surgeon's certificate of disability
Napoleon Northwest- 9/16/1863

Roster - Company D, 38th OVI

Captain Benjamin Miller

Enlisted, age 36 on August 15, 1861 to serve three years; resigned July 18, 1863
Defiance Democrat- 3/14/1863

Roster - Company D, 38th OVI

First Lieutenant John W. Pollock

Enlisted, age 35 on September 7, 1861 to serve three years; Promoted from 2nd Lieutenant Co. C May 9, 1864; to Captain Co. F, May 18, 1865
Bryan Union Press- 8/18/1864

Roster - Company E, 38th OVI

Private Henry C. Bouton

Enlisted, age 45 on September 10, 1861 to serve three years; no additional information found
Defiance Democrat- 2/15/1862

Captain Robert McQuilkin

Enlisted, age 27 on September 3, 1861 to serve three years; resigned June 23, 1863
Williams County Leader- 10/24/1861, 11/7/1861, 1/16/1862
Union Press- 3/21/1862, 4/25/1862, 6/6/1862, 7/25/1862
Press and Leader - 10/30/1862, 1/15/1863, 4/30/1863, 6/4/1863

Private Alfred Plummer

Enlisted, age 27, September 3, 1861 to serve three years; promoted to Hospital Steward July 19, 1864; veteran
Press and Leader - 2/26/1863

Private Thomas M. Starr

Enlisted, age 23 on September 6, 1861 to serve three years; absent on detached duty in Medical Dpartment June 15, 1863; mustered out July 20, 1865 at Cleveland, OH by order of War Department; veteran
Press and Leader - 10/30/1862

Private Charles H. Yeagley

Enlisted, age 24, September 10, 1861 to serve three years; discharged February 18, 1862 at Lebanon, KY on Surgeon's certificate of disability
Williams County Leader- 11/21/1861

Roster - Company F, 38th OVI

Surgeon N. Henry Thurston

No additional information found
Defiance Democrat- 6/18/1864

Captain John Crosson

Enlisted, age 40, August 17, 1861 to serve three years; appointed Adjutant from 1st Lieutenant Co. F., February 17, 1862; promoted to Captain December 10, 1862; died September 10, 1864 of wounds received September 1, 1864 in Battle of Jonesboro, GA
Paulding Independent- 11/20/1862, 2/19/1863, 3/5/1863

Private Henry Rinebolt

Enlisted, age 29 on August 17, 1861 to serve three years; appointed Corporal Octobetr 1, 1864; mustered out with company July 12, 1865; veteran
Paulding Independent- 5/14/1863, 8/6/1863

Roster - Company G, 38th OVI

First Lieutenant Ransom P. Osborn

Enlisted, age 29 on September 5, 1861 to serve three years; resigned March 9, 1862
Defiance Democrat- 10/12/1861, 11/9/1861

Roster - Company H, 38th OVI

Captain William Stough

Enlisted, age 41 on September 1, 1861 to serve three years; resigned July 19, 1862
Williams County Leader- 11/14/1861, 12/26/1861, 1/30/1862, 2/6/1862
Union Press- 1/31/1862, 3/7/1862

Captain Andrew Newman

Enlisted, age 24 on September 1, 1861 to serve three years; promoted from 1st Lieutenant July 19, 1862; to Major November 3, 1864; mustered out with regiment July 12, 1865
Williams County Leader- 1/23/1862, 2/20/1862
Press and Leader - 4/30/1863
Bryan Union Press- 8/18/1864

Corporal Jerome D. Gleason

Enlisted, age 22 on September 1, 1861 to serve three years; mustered as Corporal; appointed 1st Sergeant June 1, 1865; mustered out with company July 12, 1865; veteran
Press and Leader - 1/29/1863
Bryan Union Press- 4/14/1864

Musician Darius W. Baird

Enlisted, age 19 on September 1, 1861 to serve three years; appointed from Musician December 11, 1863; killed September 1, 1864 in Battle of Jonesboro, GA; veteran
Bryan Union Press- 11/26/1863

Private Lee H. Rudisill

Enlisted, age 21 on September 1, 1861 to serve three years; appointed Corporal July 20, 1862; promoted to Sergeant (date unknown); mustered out with company July 12, 1865; veteran
Union Press- 2/21/1862

Roster - Company I, 38th OVI

Captain Edward D.A. Williams

Enlisted 8/28/1861 as 1st Lieutenant, promoted to Captain 1/28/1862, resigned commission 4/15/1864.
Toledo Blade- 4/18/1863

Roster - Company K, 38th OVI

Private Francis M. Masters

Enlisted, age 18 on September 1, 1861 to serve three years; appointed Sergeant from Private July 7, 1864; killed September 1, 1864, in Battle of Jonesboro, GA; veteran
Press and Leader - 8/13/1863

Corporal Benjamin F. Mattern

Toledo Daily Commercial- 7/31/1863

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