Infantry Units: 74th 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

Colonel Granville Moody

Granville Moody was born January 2, 1812 in Portland, Massachusetts (later Maine) and moved to Ohio in early manhood and worked as a Methodist minister. He was commissioned Colonel of the 74th Ohio Volunteer Infantry December 10, 1861, and spent many of his months in initial service at Camp Chase in Columbus, Ohio. He joined his regiment in Nashville and took a prominent part in the Battle of Stones River. He resigned his commission May 16, 1863. Colonel Moody was given a brevet promotion to Brigadier General to date March 13, 1865, and died June 4, 1887 in Jefferson, Iowa.
Hancock Jeffersonian: February 27, 1863

Roster - Company H, 74th OVI

Captain Joseph H. Ballard

Joseph H. Ballard enlisted as a 26 year old First Sergeant in Company A, 74th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on October 9, 1861. He was mustered into service January 3, 1863 but was transferred to Company H on February 20, 1862 and promoted to the rank of Captain. He served with his regiment through the siege of Nashville and the Stones River campaign before resigning his commission January 15, 1863.
Hancock Courier: June 20, 1862

Second Lieutenant Edward H. Ballard

Edward H. Ballard was commissioned Second Lieutenant in Company H, 74th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on February 10, 1863, joining the regiment in Murfreesboro. He took part in the Tullahoma, Chickamauga, and Chattanooga campaigns before he resigned his commission December 16, 1863.
Article: Hancock Jeffersonian: October 23, 1863

Roster - Company K, 74th OVI

Sergeant John A. McKee

Enlisted 1/28/1862 as a Private, promoted to Sergeant 2/28/1862, promoted to 2nd Lieutenant 4/28/1863, drowned 2/1/1864 at Cincinnati, Ohio
Poem: Perrysburg Journal-4/29/1863

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