Infantry Units: 100th 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

Surgeon George A. Collamore

Enlisted 8/19/1862 as surgeon, mustered out with regiment 6/20/1865 at Greensboro, NC.
Toledo Blade- 8/20/1864, 12/10/1864
Toledo Daily Commercial- 9/28/1863, 8/20/1864, 12/13/1864

Colonel John C. Groom

Enlisted, age 28, on August 28, 1862 to serve three years; resigned May 13, 1863
Defiance Democrat- 12/13/1862

Lieutenant Colonel Edwin L. Hayes

Enlisted, age 34 on August 26, 1862 to serve three years; promoted to Lt. Colonel from Major may 13, 1863; to Colonel January 2, 1865, but not mustered; brevet Brigadier General January 12, 1865; resigned May 12, 1865
Toledo Blade- 10/9/1863, 8/19/1864
Defiance Democrat- 5/7/1864

Lieutenant Colonel Patrick Summerville Slevin

Enlisted, age 46 on August 8, 1862 to serve three years; promoted from Lt. Colonel May 13, 1863; wounded August 6, 1864 in Battle of Utoy Creek, GA; discharged November 30, 1864 on Surgeon's certificate of disability
Paulding Independent- 4/23/1863
Toledo Daily Commercial- 2/5/1863, 4/14/1863, 6/18/1863, 7/4/1864

Major John A. Shannon

John A. Shannon An Ohio native, John A. Shannon was serving as a Methodist minister in Perrysburg when the war broke out. He enlisted as the Captain of Company A, 100th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on July 13, 1862. He was promoted to Major on May 13, 1863. He was appointed Lieutenant Colonel of the First US Colored Heavy Artillery on May 11, 1864. He was promoted to Colonel on January 1, 1865, and resigned his commission on May 13, 1865. After the war, Shannon returned to Wood County and practiced law for many years. He was twice elected Mayor of Bowling Green and was active in Republican Party politics. In later life, he and his family moved to Michigan. He died in December of 1894 and is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Bowling Green.
Perrysburg Journal- 8/20/1862, 9/3/1862, 10/14/1863

Assistant Surgeon Robert Johnson

Enlisted 9/8/1862 as assistant surgeon, captured 9/8/1863 at Battle of Limestone Station, Tennessee, mustered out 6/20/1865 at Greensboro, NC
Toledo Blade- 12/2/1863
Perrysburg Journal- 12/9/1863

Adjutant Norman Waite

Enlisted 8/10/1862 as Private, appointed Sergeant Major 9/1/1862, promoted to 2nd Lieutenant of Company G 11/23/1862, promoted to 1st Lieutenant Company E 2/17/1864, appointed Adjutant 12/1/1864, promoted to Major of 189th Ohio Infantry 3/10/1865, mustered out with regiment 9/28/1865.
Toledo Blade- 12/10/1864

Roster - Company A, 100th OVI

Captain Leonard B. Blinn

See also Co. C, 21st Ohio Infantry
Enlisted 4/25/1861 as 2nd Lieutenant of Company C, 21st Ohio Infantry, mustered out 8/12/1861 at Columbus, OH, enlisted 7/17/1862 as 1st Lieutenant of Company A, 100th Ohio Infantry, promoted to Captain 5/13/1863, resigned commission 3/3/1865
Perrysburg Journal- 10/7/1863, 12/23/1863, 12/30/1863, 9/14/1864

Corporal John L. McColley

Enlisted 8/3/1862 as a Private, promoted to Corporal 8/24/1862, captured 9/8/1863 at Limestone Station, Tennessee, transferred to the Navy 5/20/1864
Perrysburg Journal- 1/13/1864

Corporal Byron C. Baldwin

Enlisted 8/4/1862 as a Private, promoted to Corporal, captured 9/8/1863 at Limestone Station, Tennessee, killed in action 11/30/1864 at Franklin, Tennessee
Perrysburg Journal- 12/9/1863, (death of) 1/4/1865

Private Andrew J. Munn

Enlisted 7/24/1862 as a Private, captured 9/8/1863 at Limestone Station, returned 7/10/1864, mustered out with regiment 6/20/1865 at Greensboro, NC.
Toledo Blade- 7/23/1864

Roster - Company B, 100th OVI

Captain Henry D. Taylor

Enlisted, age 45 on July 11, 1862 to serve three years; appointed July 15, 1862; captured September 8, 1863 in action at Limestone Station, TN; promoted to Major July 13, 1864, but not mustered; returned to company September 29, 1864; discharged December 12, 1864 on Surgeon's certificate of disability
Napoleon Northwest- 10/7/1863

First Lieutenant George Duncan Forsyth

Enlisted age 28 on July 11, 1862 to serve three years; promoted from 2nd Lieutenant January 8, 1863; captured September 8, 1863 in action at Limestone Station, TN; killed April 13, 1864 in Libby Prison at Richmond, VA, by rebel guard.
Toledo Blade- 12/31/1863
Napoleon Northwest- Article: 3/4/1864; Letter: 12/23/1863

Roster - Company C, 100th OVI

Private John K. Halm (Kalm)

Enlisted age 27 on August 4, 1862 to serve three years; captured September 8, 1863 in action at Limestone Station, TN, died April 16, 1865 at Beaufort, SC
Bryan Union Press- 11/12/1863

Private John W. Kinneman

Enlisted age 21 on August 9, 1862 to serve three years; captured September 8, 1863 in action at Limestone Station, TN; returned to company June 14, 1864; appointed Corporal July 7, 1864; Sergeant September 1, 1864; mustered out with company June 20, 1865
Bryan Union Press- 8/27/1863

Musician William E. Stough

Enlisted, age 18 on August 9, 1862 to serve three years; captured September 8, 1863 in action at Limestone Station, TN; returned to company June 14, 1864; mustered out with company June 20, 1865
Bryan Union Press- 7/28/1864

Private Daniel W. Will

Toledo Daily Commercial- 7/1/1864

Roster - Company D, 100th OVI

Musician Henry O. Zeigler

Enlisted, age 44 on July 26, 1862 to serve three years; mustered out with company June 20, 1865
Defiance Democrat- 6/13/1863

Roster - Company E, 100th OVI

Private Orlin S. Hayes

Enlisted 7/19/1862 as a Private, promoted to Sergeant 3/15/1863, promoted to Sergeant Major 6/15/1863, discharged 12/22/1863 for promotion to Adjutant of 128th Ohio Infantry. Promoted to Captain of Company A, 128th Ohio Infantry 6/26/1865, mustered out with company 7/13/1865.
Toledo Blade- 9/13/1862, 9/30/1863

Captain William W. Hunt

Enlisted 7/16/1862 as Captain of Company E, captured 9/8/1863 at Limestone Station, TN, escaped from prison and returned to Union lines 8/2/1864 at Beaufort, SC, killed in action 11/20/1864 at the Battle of Franklin.
Toledo Blade- 11/17/1863, 12/14/1863, 7/26/1864

Private William James

Toledo Daily Commercial (Article)- 12/30/1863

Musician Daniel Luke

Daniel Luke enlisted as an 18 year old Musician in Company E, 100th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 9, 1862, mustering into service September 1, 1862. He was mustered out June 20, 1865 at Greensboro, North Carolina.
Letter: Crawford County Forum: January 16, 1863

Corporal Robert C. Navarre

Enlisted 7/26/1862 as a Private, promoted to Corporal 2/16/1863, wounded 6/2/1864 at Dallas, GA, wounded 11/30/1864 at Battle of Franklin, discharged for disability 4/17/1865 at Cleveland, OH.
Toledo Blade- 9/29/1863

Private Patrick O'Neal

Toledo Daily Commercial- 2/13/1863

Major Albert B. Smith

Enlisted 7/30/1862 as 1st Sergeant of Company H, promoted to 2nd Lieutenant 11/27/1862, promoted to 1st Lieutenant 1/1/1863, promoted to Captain 1/2/1865, transferred 1/14/1865 to Company E, transferred 3/17/1865 to Company E, promoted to brevet Major 7/31/1865, mustered out 8/1/1865.
Toledo Blade- 1/27/1864

Sergeant Charles H. Sprague

Toledo Daily Commercial- 9/30/1863, 1/6/1865, 3/7/1865, 4/4/1865, 4/24/1865

Roster - Company G, 100th OVI

Second Lieutenant Addison S. Clark

Toledo Daily Commercial- 7/2/1864

Sergeant Henry L. Hammond

Enlisted 8/12/1862 as a Private, promoted to Corporal, promoted to Sergeant 8/7/1864, mustered out with regiment 6/20/1865 at Greensboro, NC.
Toledo Blade- 9/10/1863

Sergeant George H. Shoemaker

George Shoemaker enlisted as a 21 year old Private on August 4, 1862 in Co. G, 100th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and was mustered into service September 1, 1862. He served with the regiment throughout its campaigns in Kentucky and Tennessee, being promoted to Corporal and then Sergeant. He was killed in action August 6, 1864 at the Battle of Utoy Creek, Georgia, outside of Atlanta. He is buried in Marietta National Cemetery.
Letter: Fremont Journal- October 24, 1862

Roster - Company I, 100th OVI

Captain Emanuel Kauffman

Enlisted, age 40, on July 22, 1862 to serve three years. Died on October 3, 1863 at Knoxville, TN
Paulding Independent- 1/22/1863, 4/16/1863, 5/7/1863

Musician Samuel Luke

Samuel Luke enlisted as a 21 year old Musician in Company I, 100th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 12, 1862, mustering into service September 1, 1862. He was mustered out June 20, 1865 at Greensboro, North Carolina.
Letter: Crawford County Forum: January 16, 1863

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