Infantry Units: 101st 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 Leander Stem

Articles:Bucyrus Journal: January 16, 1863, February 13, 1863
Tiffin Weekly Tribune: January 9, 1863, February 6, 1863

Colonel Isaac M. Kirby

(See also 15th Ohio Volunteer Infantry for biographical and service information)
Letter: Bucyrus Journal: October 23, 1863
Wyandot Pioneer- October 16, 1863 pg. 2, July 22, 1864 pg. 2, November 25, 1864 pg. 2
Wyandot Democratic Union- January 22, 1863 pg. 3 (2), January 29, 1863 pg. 2, February 12, 1863 pg. 1
Letters: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: January 30, 1863 (2)

Lieutenant Colonel John Franz

John Franz enlisted as a 50 year old Lieutenant Colonel of the 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 9, 1862, mustering into service August 30, 1862. He was discharged for disability October 14, 1862.
Letter: Crawford County Forum: September 19, 1862

Major John N. Latimer, Company D

John M. Latimer, Jr. enlisted as a 23 year old Second Lieutenant of Company D, 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on July 15, 1862, mustering into service August 30, 1862. Following action at the Battle of Stones River, he was commissioned Captain to date January 28, 1863 and was l;ater commissioned Major to date May 30, 1865, but was never mustered at that rank. Latimer was mustered out June 12, 1865 at Camp Harker, Tennessee.
Letter: Norwalk Reflector: February 3, 1863

Quartermaster George E. Seney

George E. Seney enlisted as a 32 year old Quartermaster of the 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on July 28, 1862, mustering into service August 30, 1862. He was promoted to Captain to date March 19, 1864, but declined the promotion and resigned his commission November 22, 1864.
Letter: Norwalk Experiment: October 15, 1863

Surgeon Thomas M. Cook

Thomas M. Cook enlisted as a 45 year old Surgeon in the 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 12, 1862, mustering into service August 30, 1862. He was mustered out June 12, 1865 at Camp Harker, Tennessee.
Letter: Norwalk Reflector: May 19, 1863

Lieutenant Colonel Bedan B. McDonald

Bedan B. McDonald enlisted as a 32 year old Captain of Company C, 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on July 23, 1862, mustering into service August 30, 1862. Promoted to Major to date December 26, 1862, he was captured September 19, 1863 at the Battle of Chickamauga and imprisoned at Libby Prison in Richmond. Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel upon his release (dated February 18, 1864), he was wounded in action November 30, 1864 at the Battle of Franklin. McDonald was mustered out June 12, 1865 at Camp Harker, Tennessee.
Letters: Bucyrus Journal: December 4, 1863, December 11, 1863

Chaplain Oliver Kennedy

Oliver Kennedy was commissioned Chaplain of the 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on September 4, 1862, mustering into service the same day. He resigned November 17, 1863.
Letters: Bucyrus Journal: September 19, 1862, October 17, 1862, January 23, 1863, March 27, 1863, October 9, 1863

Hospital Steward Samuel Thomas Weirick

Samuel T. Weirick enlisted as a 19 year old Private in Company I, 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 11, 1862, mustering into service August 30, 1862. Designated regimental hospital steward, he was discharged for disability January 22, 1863 at Nashville, Tennessee.
Letter: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: January 16, 1863

Roster - Company B, 101st OVI

Captain Jay C. Butler

Enlisted 7/22/1862 as a Private, promoted to Sergeant 8/30/1862, promoted to 2nd Lieutenant 1/25/1863, promoted to 1st Lieutenant 3/19/1864, wounded 12/15/1865 at the Battle of Nashville, promoted to Captain 2/10/1865, mustered out with regiment 6/12/1865 at Camp Harker, TN.
Toledo Blade- 9/29/1863

Private Francis L. Pease

Francis L. "Frank" Pease enlisted as a 29 year old Private in Company B, 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 5, 1862, mustering into service August 30, 1862. He was transferred to the 148th Company, 2nd Battalion, Veterans Reserve Corps on April 6, 1864 and was mustered out June 30, 1865.
Letter: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: October 17, 1862

Roster - Company C, 101st OVI

Captain Leonard D. Smith

Leonard D. Smith enlisted as a 20 year old First Lieutenant and regiment Adjutant of the 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 4, 1862, mustering into service August 30, 1862. He was promoted to Captain of Company C to date December 26, 1862, and was mustered out June 12, 1865 at Camp Harker, Tennessee.
Letter: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: July 31, 1863

Captain James M. Roberts

James M. Roberts was born in 1835 and enlisted as a 27 year old Private in Company C, 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 15, 1862, mustering into service August 30, 1862. Roberts was promoted to Second Lieutenant to date December 31, 1862, and to First Lieutenant to date March 19, 1864, and finally to the rank of Captain to date February 10, 1865 at transferred to command of Company K. He was mustered out June 12, 1865 at Camp Harker, Tennessee and died in 1886. He is buried at Anaheim Cemetery, Orange Co., California.
Letter: Bucyrus Journal: December 4, 1863

Sergeant Gilbert M. Newell

Gilbert M. Newell enlisted as a 33 year old Private in Company C, 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 7, 1862, mustering into service August 30, 1862. He was promoted to Corporal January 9, 1863, and to Sergeant March 15, 1865 before mustering out June 12, 1865 at Camp Harker, Tennessee.
Letters: Bucyrus Journal: February 6, 1863, March 20, 1863

Sergeant William H. Williams

William H. Williams enlisted as a 20 year old Private in Company C, 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 7, 1862, mustering into service August 30, 1862. Promoted to Sergeant January 9, 1863, he died of disease April 24, 1863 at Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
Letter: Bucyrus Journal: February 6, 1863
Obituary: Bucyrus Journal: May 8, 1863

Corporal Alvin Poundstone

Alvin Poundstone enlisted as a 20 year old Private in Company C, 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 4, 1862, mustering into service August 30, 1862. He was promoted to Corporal August 29, 1862 but was reduced to Private on January 31, 1863 at his own request. He was promoted to Hospital Steward to date November 28, 1863, and transferred into the U.S. Army.
Letters: Bucyrus Journal: January 9, 1863, May 15, 1863

Private Jacob B. Myers

Jacob B. Myers enlisted as a 22 year old Private in Company C, 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 7, 1862, mustering into service August 30, 1862. He died of disease December 7, 1862 at Bowling Green, Kentucky and is buried at Nashville National Cemetery.
Resolution: Bucyrus Journal: January 2, 1863

Private William Allen Sowers

William A. Sowers enlisted as a 20 year old Private in Company C, 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 9, 1862, mustering into service August 30, 1862. He died of disease August 6, 1863 at Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
Obituary: Bucyrus Journal: September 4, 1863

Private Jasper N. Taylor

Jasper N. Taylor enlisted as a 25 year old Private in Company C, 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 6, 1862, mustering into service August 30, 1862. He was transferred to the Veterans Reserve Corps December 15, 1863 at Louisville, Kentucky.
Letters: Bucyrus Journal: June 26, 1863
Crawford County Forum: July 3, 1863

Roster - Company D, 101st OVI

Captain Ira B. Read, Companies D and E

Ira B. Read enlisted as a 21 year old Sergeant in Company D, 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 9, 1862, mustering into service August 30, 1862. He was commissioned First Lieutenant to date January 28, 1863 and was later promoted to Captain of Company E to date March 19, 1864. He mustered out June 12, 1865 at Camp Harker, Tennessee.
Letter: Norwalk Reflector: October 5, 1863

Sergeant Charles H. Mead, Company D

Charles H. Mead enlisted as a 19 year old Private in Company D, 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 11, 1862, mustering into service August 30, 1862. He was promoted to Sergeant on March 1, 1864 before transferring to Co. F, 1st Veteran Volunteer Engineers on July 27, 1864. In that organization, he was promoted to Sergeant Major to date July 9, 1865 and was mustered out September 26, 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee.
Letters: Norwalk Experiment: September 15, 1862, October 6, 1862

Corporal Justus N. Brown, Company D

Justus N. Brown enlisted as an 18 year old Corporal in Company D, 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on July 29, 1862, mustering into service August 9, 1862. He was mustered out June 21, 1865 at Cleveland, Ohio.
Letters: Norwalk Reflector: September 16, 1862, September 23, 1862, September 30, 1862, October 14, 1862, November 4, 1862, December 2, 1862, April 14, 1863, May 5, 1863, June 23, 1863, July 28, 1863, January 26, 1864

Roster - Company E, 101st OVI

Captain William Clark Parsons

William C. Parsons enlisted as a 37 year old Captain in Company E, 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on July 24, 1862, mustering into service August 30, 1862. He died of disease November 3, 1862 at Louisville, Kentucky.
Obituary: Bucyrus Journal: November 14, 1862
Crawford County Forum: November 14, 1862
Resolution: Bucyrus Journal: November 28, 1862

Captain Lyman Parcher

Lyman Parcher enlisted as a 27 year old First Lieutenant in Company E, 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on July 24, 1862, mustering into service August 30, 1862. Promoted to the rank of Captain to date November 15, 1862, he resigned his commission February 26, 1863. He later enlisted as Captain of Company B, 179th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 24, 1864, mustering into service September 28, 1864. He was mustered out June 17, 1865.
Letters: Bucyrus Journal: January 30, 1863, February 13, 1863

First Lieutenant Charles McGraw

Charles McGraw enlisted as a 20 year old First Sergeant in Company E, 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on July 23, 1862, mustering into service August 30, 1862. Promoted to Second Lieutenant to date November 15, 1862 and to First Lieutenant to date February 26, 1863, he was killed in action September 19, 1863 at the Battle of Chickamauga. The following letter from Colonel Isaac M. Kirby gives the circumstances of his demise.
Letter: Bucyrus Journal: October 23, 1863

First Lieutenant William R. Davis

William R. Davis enlisted as a 27 year old Corporal in Company E, 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 15, 1862, mustering into service August 30, 1862. Promoted to Commissary Sergeant March 25, 1863, he was later commissioned (but not mustered) Second Lieutenant to date May 9, 1864. He was promoted to First Lieutenant to date July 30, 1864 and transferred to Company K, mustering out June 12, 1865 at Camp Harker, Tennessee.
Letter: Bucyrus Journal: April 17, 1863

Sergeant John H. Smalley

John H. Smalley enlisted as a 31 year old Corporal in Company E, 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 2, 1862, mustering into service August 30, 1862. Promoted to Sergeant, he died of disease January 27, 1863 at Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
Obituary: Bucyrus Journal: March 6, 1863

Corporal James Halliwell

James Halliwell enlisted as a 21 year old Private in Company E, 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 6, 1862, mustering into service August 30, 1862. Promoted to Corporal March 1, 1864, he was wounded in action December 15, 1864 at the Battle of Nashville. Halliwell died of his wounds January 3, 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee.
Obituary: Bucyrus Journal: January 14, 1865

Corporal George S. McKee

George S. McKee enlisted as a 21 year old Private in Company E, 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 14, 1862, mustering into service August 30, 1862. Promoted to Corporal January 1, 1865, he was mustered out June 12, 1865 at Camp Harker, Tennessee.
Letters: Bucyrus Journal: April 17, 1863, May 29, 1863

Roster - Company F, 101st OVI

Captain George Washington Hale

George Washington Hale was born March 25, 1833 and enlisted as the First Sergeant of Co. F, 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 9, 1862, mustering into service August 30, 1862. He took part in the battle of Stones River and was commissioned Second Lieutenant to date December 23, 1862. He was again promoted to First Lieutenant to date February 17, 1863 before being wounded and captured September 19, 1863 at the Battle of Chickamauga. He was imprisoned for 18 months in Libby and Columbia prisons, escaping three times but being recaptured each time. He was promoted to Captain to date November 3, 1864. He mustered out June 12, 1865 at Camp Harker, Nashville, Tennessee. He died December 6, 1921 and is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Upper Sandusky, Ohio.
Wyandot Pioneer- November 20, 1863 pg. 3

Corporal William Halliwell

William Halliwell enlisted as a 32 year old Private in Company F, 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 9, 1862, mustering into service August 30, 1862. Promoted to Corporal February 17, 1863, he was discharged May 18, 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee.
Letter: Bucyrus Journal: July 3, 1863

Sergeant Claudius N. Martin

Claudius N. Martin was born March 12, 1843 in Shenandoah Valley, Virginia and enlisted as a Corporal in Co. F, 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 9, 1862, mustering in August 30, 1862. He was promoted to Sergeant February 17, 1863 and took part in the battles of Stones River, Liberty Gap, Chickamauga, Rocky Face Ridge, Jonesboro, Franklin, and Nashville before mustering out with the regiment June 12, 1865 at Camp Harker, Nashville, Tennessee.
Wyandot Pioneer- August 7, 1863 pg. 2

Roster - Company G, 101st OVI

Private Squire Abbott

Squire Abbott enlisted as a 25 year old Private in Company G, 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 7, 1862, mustering into service August 30, 1862. Captured December 31, 1862 at the Battle of Stones River, he was soon paroled and was mustered out June 9, 1865 at Columbus, Ohio.
Letter: Bucyrus Journal: September 3, 1864

Roster - Company H, 101st OVI

Captain Jesse Shriver

Jesse Shriver enlisted as a 43 year old Captain of Company H, 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on July 29, 1862, mustering into service August 1, 1862. He was discharged for disability on September 8, 1863 at Columbus, Ohio.
Letter: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: January 23, 1863

Sergeant George W. Vandenberg

George W. Vandenberg enlisted as a 23 year old Sergeant in Company H, 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 7, 1862, mustering into service August 30, 1862. Accidentally wounded June 29, 1863, he died of his injuries July 3, 1863 at Manchester, Tennessee. This letter, written by Captain Leonard D. Smith, explains the circumstances of his demise.
Letter: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: July 31, 1863

Sergeant Austin W. Miller

Austin W. Miller enlisted as a 23 year old Sergeant in Company H, 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 10, 1862, mustering into service the same day. Promoted to First Sergeant June 30, 1863, he was mustered out June 12, 1865 at Camp Harker, Tennessee.
Letter: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: January 16, 1863

Private George W. Stephens

George W. Stephens enlisted as a 24 year old Private in Company H, 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 11, 1862, mustering into service August 30, 1862. Captured September 19, 1863 at the Battle of Chickamauga, he died of disease August 12, 1864 while a prisoner of war at Andersonville, Georgia. He is buried in the national cemetery there.
Letters: Seneca Advertiser: May 29, 1863, July 31, 1863
Tiffin Weekly Tribune: September 11, 1863

Private George W. Whitmore (Whitmire)

George W. Whitmore enlisted as a 20 year old Private in Company H, 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 7, 1862, mustering into service August 30, 1862. He died of disease February 16, 1863 at Bowling Green, Kentucky.
Obituary: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: March 13, 1863

Roster - Company I, 101st OVI

Second Lieutenant Isaac P. Rule

Isaac P. Rule enlisted as a 25 year old First Sergeant in Company I, 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 12, 1862, mustering into service August 30, 1862. Promoted to Second Lieutenant to date January 25, 1863, he was wounded in action September 19, 1863 and died of his wounds the following day. The letter listed below describes his demise.
Letter: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: November 6, 1863

Corporal Samuel F. Arndt

Samuel F. Arndt enlisted as an 18 year old Corporal in Company I, 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 9, 1862, mustering into service August 30, 1862. Wounded December 31, 1862 at the Battle of Stones River, he died of his wounds in a field hospital January 2, 1863. The following article describes his service and demise.
Article: Seneca Advertiser: January 23, 1863

Roster - Company K, 101st OVI

Captain Milton N. Ebersole

Milton N. Ebersole was born July 4, 1839 to Peter and Elizabeth (Fisher) Ebersole. Hailing from Fostoria, Ohio, he was commissioned First Lieutenant of Co. K, 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 2, 1862, and was mustered into service August 30, 1862. He was promoted to Captain to date January 21, 1863, but was wounded in action June 27, 1864 in the assault on Kennesaw Mountain. He died of his wounds July 12, 1864 at Chattanooga, Tennessee. He was originally buried in Chattanooga National Cemetery, but is now buried in Old Sheller Cemetery, in Fostoria, Ohio.
Letter: Fremont Journal- February 5, 1864

First Sergeant Samuel Strayer

Samuel Strayer enlisted as a 30 year old First Sergeant of Company K, 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 14, 1862, mustering into service August 30, 1862. Strayer was wounded in the right arm and captured December 31, 1862 at the Battle of Stones River. He died while a prisoner of war January 9, 1863 at Atlanta, Georgia.
Article: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: April 3, 1863

Private Luke A. Long

Luke A. Long enlisted as a 19 year old Private in Company K, 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 14, 1862, mustering into service August 30, 1862. Wounded September 19, 1863 at the Battle of Chickamauga, he died of his wounds September 22, 1863.
Letter: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: July 31, 1863

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