Infantry Units: 61st 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 - Company A, 61st OVI

Captain James M. Reynolds

James M. Reynolds enlisted as a 24 year old First Lieutenant in Co. B, 61st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 8, 1862 and was mustered in the same day. He took part in the battles of Freeman's Ford and Second Bull Run before being promoted to captain to date October 6, 1862 and transferred to command Company A. He led that company through Chancellorsville before being mortally wounded in the hip July 3, 1863 at the battle of Gettysburg, dying on the field in the 12th Corps hospital that same day.
Wyandot Pioneer- May 29, 1863 pg. 2

Roster - Company B, 61st OVI

Private Andrew P. Carson

Andrew P. Carson enlisted as a 26 year old Private in Company B, 61st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on March 12, 1862. He took part in the battles of Freeman's Ford and Second Bull Run before he was promoted to Corporal around November 15, 1862. Following this, he took part in the battles of Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wauhatchie, Missionary Ridge, Resaca, and the marches to the sea and through the Carolinas. He transferred to Company D, 82nd Ohio on March 31, 1865 and was mustered out July 24, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.
Hancock Courier: October 2, 1863, October 6, 1864

Roster - Company K, 61st OVI

Corporal Abraham Bope

Abraham Bope enlisted as a 25 year old Private in Co. K, 61st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on February 1, 1862 and was mustered into service the same day. He served with the regiment throughout the war, participating in the battles of Freeman's Ford, Second Bull Run, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and several engagements around Chattanooga before reenlisting as a veteran in early 1864. He took part in the battles of the Atlanta campaign including Resaca, Kennesaw Mountain, and Peach Tree Creek, also took part in Sherman's march to the sea and through the Carolinas. The 61st Ohio was consolidated with the 82nd Ohio on March 31, 1865, and Bope was transferred to Co. I of the 82nd Ohio. He was promoted to Sergeant July 1, 1865 and mustered out with the regiment July 24, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.
Wyandot Pioneer- April 10, 1863 pg. 2

Corporal James W. Brewer

James W. Brewer enlisted as a 22 year old private in Co. K, 61st Ohio Volunteer Infantry and was mustered into service the same day. He was promoted to Corporal on April 8, 1862 and served with the regiment through the summer and fall campaigns of 1862. He deserted at an unknown date.
Wyandot Pioneer- January 30, 1863 pg. 2

Private Isaac Lott

Isaac Lott enlisted as a 45 year old Private in Co. K, 61st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on January 2, 1862 and served with the regiment through most of the war. He was mustered out March 21, 1865 at Columbus, Ohio.
Wyandot Pioneer- January 9, 1863

Private James M. McAfee

James M. McAfee enlisted as a 45 year old Private in Co. K, 61st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on May 1, 1862 and was mustered into service the same day. He served with the regiment through the summer campaigns in Virginia but was transferred into Co. F, 19th Regiment, Veterans Reserve Corps on October 20, 1863. His date of discharge is unknown.
Wyandot Pioneer- August 1, 1862 pg. 1, May 3, 1865 pg. 3

Private Henry B. Nichols

Henry B. Nichols enlisted as a 22 year old Private in Co. K, 61st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on February 24, 1862 and was mustered into service the same day. He served with the regiment throughout the war in battles such as Second Bull Run, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg before transferring to the western theater in September 1863. There, he took part in the battles around Chattanooga and reenlisted for another three year term. He took part in many of the battles of the Atlanta campaign and was on Sherman's march to the sea and through the Carolinas. On March 31, 1865, the 61st Ohio was consolidated with the 82nd Ohio, and he was transferred to Co. I, 82nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry, serving with that unit until the end of the war. He was mustered out with the regiment July 24, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.
Wyandot Pioneer- October 24, 1862 pg. 2, June 12, 1863 pg. 2

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