Infantry Units: 68th 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

Colonel Robert K. Scott

Enlisted, age 36 on October 1, 1861 to serve three years; promoted to Lt. Colonel from Major November 30, 1861; to Colonel July 5, 1862; Brevet Brigadier General january 25, 1865; Brigadier General march 31, 1865; Brevet Majoar General, December 5, 1865
Toledo Daily Commercial- 2/28/1863, 4/20/1863, 6/19/1863

Colonel Samuel H. Steedman

Enlisted 10/1/1861 as Lieutenant Colonel, promoted to Colonel 11/29/1861, discharged 7/5/1862
Perrysburg Journal--6/11/1862.

Major George E. Welles

Enlisted age 22 on October 29, 1861 to serve three years; promoted to Major from Adjutant July 5, 1862; to Lt. Colonel May 16, 1863; to Colonel June 16, 1865; not mustered; mustered out with regiment, July 10, 1865
Napoleon Northwest- 7/1/1863

Quartermaster James G. Haly

Enlisted, age 44 on October 10, 1861 to serve three years; appointed October 26, 1861; resigned October 26, 1862
Napoleon Northwest- Article: 6/25/1862; Letter: 3/12/1862

Major George E. Miller

Paulding Independent- 6/25/1863

Roster - Company A, 68th OVI

Second Lieutenant Samuel R. Adams

Enlisted, age 21 on October 17, 1861 to serve three years; promoted from Sergeant Major october 26,1862; to 1st Lieutenant Co. K February 26, 1864; to Captain Co. H. November 26, 1864; to Captain and Assistant Adjutant General April 27, 1865 and transferred to Staff of General Force, 1st Division, 17th Army Corps
Toledo Daily Commercial- 7/1/1863

First Lieutenant William F. Williams

Enlisted, age 32 on October 12, 1861 to serve three years; appointed 2nd Lieutenant November 21, 1861; promoted to 1st Lieutenant October 26, 1862; to Captain Co. D May 9, 1864
Napoleon Northwest- 9/23/1863

Private Robert D. Wood

Enlisted, age 23 on October 28, 1861 to serve three years; appointed Corporal December 24, 1864; Sergeant January 30, 1865; mustered out with company July 10, 1865; veteran
Napoleon Northwest- Poem: 9/2/1863

Roster - Company B, 68th OVI

Captain Sidney S. Sprague

Enlisted November 13, 1861 to serve three years; resigned June 22, 1863
Defiance Democrat- 11/1/1862

Roster - Company C, 68th OVI

Second Lieutenant James F. Cosgro

Enlisted age 24 on October 16, 1861 to serve three years; appointed 2nd Lieutenant November 27, 1861; promoted to 1st Lieutenant December 29, 1862, but declined to accept; mustered out December 24, 1864 on expiration of term of servcie (Found in roster of Company K)
Bryan Union Press- 2/4/1864, 8/11/1864
Letter: Bryan Democrat- 5/28/1864

Captain Patrick H. Mooney

Enlisted, age 33 October 16, 1861 to serve three years; appointed November 27, 1861; mustered out January 3, 1865, at Savannah, GA on expiratiaon of term of service
Paulding Independent- 11/20/1862, 8/20/1863

First Lieutenant George W. Kniss

Enlisted, age 24, on October 30, 1861 to serve for three years; appointed 2nd Lieutenant November 25, 1861; promoted to 1st Lieutenant February 24, 1863; to Captain, Co. H June 16, 1865
Defiance Democrat- 8/1/1863

Private Gilbert L. Meyers

Record not found in roster
Paulding Independent- 10/1/1863

Private William R. Snook

Enlisted, age 26, October 30, 1861 to serve three years; mustered out October 29, 1864, at Chattanooga, TN, on expiration of term of service
Paulding Independent- 2/19/1863, 7/9/1863, 10/8/1863

Roster - Company F, 68th OVI

Private Edward Alpheus Bigelow

Enlisted December 31, 1863 to serve three years; mustered out with company July 10, 1865
Toledo Daily Commercial- 8/8/1864

Roster - Company D, 68th OVI

Color Sergeant Jeremiah Hollinshead

Jeremiah Hollinshead enlisted as a 25 year old Private in Company F, 14th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 22, 1861, mustering into service April 27, 1861. He was mustered out August 13, 1861 at Toledo, Ohio.

He later enlisted as a Private in Company D, 68th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on November 6, 1861, mustering into service December 13, 1861. Promoted to Sergeant and awarded the honor of carrying the regiment's battle flag, Hollinshead was wounded in action May 16, 1863 at the Battle of Champion's Hill. He was mustered out December 19, 1864 at Savannah, Georgia.
Letter: Bucyrus Journal: June 26, 1863

Roster - Company H, 68th OVI

First Sergeant Webster C. Shepard

Enlisted, age 25 on October 12, 1861 to serve three years; apponted 1st Sergeant from private December 20, 1861; promoted to 2nd Lieutenant March 27, 1862; not mustered; appointd 1st Sergeant March 29, 1863; killed July 22, 1864 in Battle of Atlanta; veteran
Toledo Daily Commercial- 10/2/1863

Private William A. Ward

Enlisted 10/7/1861 as a Private, promoted to Sergeant, promoted to 1st Sergeant 7/23/1864, promoted to 1st Lieutenant 1/11/1865, mustered out 7/10/1865 at Louisville, Kentucky
Perrysburg Journal--1/16/1862, 1/30/1862, 2/13/1862, 2/20/1862, 3/6/1862, 3/27/1862, 5/7/1862, 4/15/1863, 10/14/1863

Roster - Company I, 68th OVI

First Lieutenant Ira M. Kelsey

Enlisted 10/10/1861 as 1st Lieutenant, wounded 5/16/1863 at Battle of Champion Hills, Mississippi, mustered out 1/4/1865.
Perrysburg Journal--3/13/1862, 4/17/1862, 8/13/1862
Toledo Blade- 7/18/1863

Second Lieutenant Lewis Dubbs

Enlisted 10/9/1861 as 2nd Lieutenant, resigned commission 4/14/1863.
Perrysburg Journal--10/15/1862

Private Lyman J. Hissong

Enlisted 10/21/1861 as a Private into Company A, transferred 12/1/1861 to Company I, discharged 4/14/1863 at Millken's Bend, Louisiana.
Perrysburg Journal--11/12/1862

Captain Hiram H. Poe

Enlisted October 3, 1861 to serve three years; appointed December 18, 1861; mustered out October 28, 1864, on expiration of term of service
Napoleon Northwest- 5/21/1862, 8/20/1862
Perrysburg Journal- 9/14/1864

Roster - Company K, 68th OVI

First Lieutenant James H. Long

Enlisted age 23 on October 7, 1861 to serve three years; appointed 1st Lieutenant November 27, 1861; promoted to Captain November 25, 1863; mustered out November 8, 1864, on expiration of term of service
Williams County Leader- 2/27/1862
Union Press- 4/11/1862, 5/2/1862
Press and Leader - 12/4/1862, 2/5/1863
Bryan Union Press- 9/3/1863

Private Andrew J. Long

Enlisted, age 29, on November 27, 1861 to serve three years; mustered out with company on July 10, 1865; veteran
Williams County Leader- 1/30/1862, 3/6/1862, 3/13/1862, 4/3/1862, 7/17/1862
Press and Leader - 8/28/1862, 1/29/1863, 7/16/1863
Bryan Union Press- 9/24/1863, 10/22/1863, 9/1/1864

Private Thomas A. Shorthill

Enlisted, age 18, on October 22, 1861 to serve three yeras; appointed Corporal July 23, 1864; mustered out with company July 10, 1865; veteran
Williams County Leader- 3/6/1862

Captain Edwin J. Evans

Enlisted, age 37 on October 16, 1861 to serve three years; appointed November 27, 1861; wounded May 16, 1863 in Battle of Champion Hills, MS, resigned August 9, 1863
Williams County Leader- 6/26/1862
Letter: Press and Leader - 7/23/1863
Letter: Bryan Democrat- 6/4/1863

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