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Mount Sterling and The Civil War

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Compiled by Mary Lou Stiverson
Lives of great men all remind us we can make our lives sublime,
And, departing, leave behind us footprints on the sands of time.....Longfellow
The following project was taken from The History of Madison County -1882. Individual's information was garnered from official Civil War rosters. Burials for GAR came from monument markers. Many Civil War veterans buried locally may not have an individual GAR marker. Therefore, their names aren't shown in this project.
This project is dedicated to my Great-great Grandfathers who proudly served the Union:
1. Mr. David Romine, Pvt. Co D of the 140th Regt. Ohio Infantry National Guard.
2. Mr. Hiram Washington Mutchler, Pvt. Co D of the 140th Regt. Ohio Infantry National Guard.
3. Mr. Christian Dress, Sgt. of Co B of the 10th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
4. Mr. Elias Wilson Gilbert, Pvt. Co G of the 93rd Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
While researching this project it was found that Christian Dress and Elias Wilson Gilbert served valiantly beside Mt. Sterling's 113th Regt. Co G, throughout the war......Mary Lou Stiverson
A formal demand to Maj. Anderson to surrender Ft. Sumpter was made by Gen. Beauregard and Maj. Anderson wouldn't consent. Life for our country would be changed forever. The signal shot of the Civil War was fired from Ft. Johnson's mortar battery at 4:30 A.M. on April 12, 1861. Boys and men who took up the Union cause did so willingly and with great haste. Our finest men, young and old, joined the fray.
In this presentation you'll find Civil War veterans from the cemeteries of Pleasant, Yankeetown, Waterloo, Cook and Baldwin. Other local, marked, GAR burials will be added as found.
Many local GAR stones represent service in Co G of the 113th OVI. The Regt. was organized at Mt. Sterling with volunteers from Madison, Fayette and Pickaway Counties. They formed at Camp Chase, OH in 8/1862 as infantry comprised of 7 companies. They were ordered to Louisville, KY, 12/1862. They were sent to Nashville, TN. Due to overcrowded transportation, disease flourished among them. When well enough, they moved to Franklin, TN to Gen. C.C. Gilbert's division. They were in many expeditions against the enemy and built an extensive line of fortifications. They formed the right wing of the Army of the Cumberland. They saw action in the Chattanooga campaign and suffered terribly. They proceeded over the mountains to the infamous battle of Chickamauga where they lost 138 officers and men from the group of 382. They moved on to Knoxville, TN and continued to Chattanooga where they arrived 12/1863. They had marched without enough clothing, blankets, overcoats and many without shoes. They set up winter quarters just south of Chattanooga. They suffered greatly from lack of warmth and shelter. They moved on to the infamous Atlanta campaign in May,1864. Other terrible conflicts endured: Buzzard's Gap; Resaca; Kenesaw Mt.; Peach Tree Creek; Jonesboro; Louisville, GA; Averysboro, NC and Bentonville, NC. They saw constant warfare. They then joined the historically well-known March to the Sea with Sherman. They fought in Savannah and took their campaign of destruction to the Carolinas. Severe hand-to-hand fighting took place in Bentonville, NC which was their last battle. They went from Bentonville to Washington D.C. and participated in the Grand Review for President Lincoln. From there they went to Louisville, KY and mustered out July 6, 1865 and were discharged at Columbus, OH.

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The following is a list of the 113th listed as correctly as the old material provided:
OFFICERS: Capt. Harrison Z. Adams*1st Lt. Alvan L. Messmore* 2nd Lt. Julius C. Bostwick*2nd Lt. James Coultis. SERGEANTS: Hiram C. Tipton, killed at Kenesaw Mt.* Abram Dennison, killed at Chickamauga* John W. Ingrim buried Pleasant Cem.* Edward Crouse. CORPORALS: David Mitchell* killed at Chickamaugh* Clark S. White wounded & captured Chickamauga* Atlas W. Davis* John W. Riggen buried Pleasant Cem* John W. Beale* John A. Smith* Otho W. Loofbourrow Pleasant Cem. and Josiah Timmons. PRIVATES: Abernathy, James S. Pleasant Cem.* Alkire, John W. Pleasant Cem.* Anderson, Daniel W.* Baker, James A. contractor and mason in Mt. Sterling*Belt, James*Belt, Elnathan*Bishop, John J.*Blaine, Edward*Bosler, Augustus*Bostwick, William Pleasant Cem*Bostwick, Benjamin Waterloo Cem*Bragg, Alexander E. *Briley, Herrick B.* Braskett, William H.*Burcus, Rufus*Burget, Andrew*Busick, Samuel*Chaffin, Jeremiah C.*Clifton, Thomas*Cook, John I.*Cooksey, James*Crabbe, John M. Pleasant Cem*Creath, John M.*Creath, Wiley Pleasant Cem*Davis, Wilson S.*Defebaugh, William*Delenger, Winfield S.*Dennison, Griffin*Dennison, John W.*Deyo, Edson wounded at Chickamaugh*Deyo, Jonas*England, Titus*Ephart, August*Ford, Joseph Pleasant Cem*Ford, Robert Pleasant Cem*Foster, Jacob*Foster, Robert*Gardner, James F.*Gillenwaters, Henry*Girrard, Perry*Gray, James*Griffin, Lewis*Hagans, Harry*Hanawalt, William B. died from wounds at Chickamauga at age 24*Harness, John W. enlisted at 21*Hartinger, George*Hays, James*Hays, Thomas*Hissong, David*Holloway, James W. enlisted age 19*Hoover, Samuel*Hunt, William H. enlisted at 15, became POW 9/20/1863 at Chickamauga and died at Andersonville prison from dysentery and buried in grave #3420*Irving, John*Ivy, Alfred enlisted at 26, disability discharge 5/16/1863 Pleasant Cem*Kaneaster, Charles W.*Keller, Benjamin O. enlisted 25, Pleasant Cem*Lake, John A.*Leonard, Martin enlisted at 21*Loofbourrow, Otho W. Pleasant Cem*Lowe, Jesse*Maddux, David*Matlock, Nehemiah*McCarty, Andrew*McCarty, Joseph*McClean, Robert H. enlisted at 36*McIntire, Zero enlisted at 19*Miller, Andrew enlisted at 23, wounded 9/20/1863 Chickamauga and died 11/15/1863 Nashville, TN*Miller, Daniel D. enlisted at 21, died 3/23/1863, Nashville, TN, Pleasant Cem*Miller, Richard*Mitchell, Andrew enlisted at 19, made POW 9/20/1863 at Chickamauga*Morgan, Anthony S. at 22, Pleasant Cem*Morgan, William M. enlisted at 18, wounded 9/20/1863 Chickamauga*Neff, George M. enlisted at 31*Nigh, Otho W. enlisted at 19, died of wounds 2/7/1864 Murfreesboro, TN*Noland, Thomas*O'Day, John Pleasant Cem*Parker, Ephriam Pleasant Cem.*Peterson, Thomas died at Andersonville 8/30/1864 of wounds*Riggin, Harrison enlisted at 22, Pleasant Cem*Riggin, James L. enlisted at 24, died 6/27/1863, Nashville, TN*Riggin, Jeremiah J. enlisted at 45, buried at Waterloo-Riggin, J.W. enlisted at 19, Pleasant Cem*Roby, Elijah enlisted at 43*Roby, Jerome L.*Rogers, John W. enlisted at 19, Pleasant Cem*Rosendale, Charles enlisted at 28, died 6/1/1864 Big Shanty, GA*Sawtell, Gibson*Seigle, Jacob*Sheeders, James J. enlisted at 30, Pleasant Cem*Sheets, Elias enlisted at 19*Shumlefle, Henry*Smith, Merrill*Smith, Thomas*Smith, Thornton enlisted at 20*Smith, William H.*Southard, John enlisted at 19, Pleasant Cem*Stone, Sampson M.*Strain, Harvey*Strawbridge, Henry enlisted at 23*Suver, Hezekiah*Talbert, Andrew A. killed 12/1864 Savannah, GA*Tammage, James A.*Tammage, William S. Pleasant Cem*Taynor, Alexander*Thomas, Creighton enlisted at 36*Thomas, Levi enlisted at 29, killed 7/19/1864 Peach Tree Creek, GA*Thornton, Samuel killed 11/1863 Chattonooga at age 36*Timmons, Isaac killed 4/1863 Nashville at 19*Timmons, Josiah*Timmons, William H.*Trimble, Abram*Walker, Samuel*Wickell, Francis A. enlisted at 19, Pleasant Cem*Williamson, Charles enlisted at 44*Wright, Abraham enlisted at 19*Young, Frederick enlisted at 21 (born in Germany 1813).

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Genealogical Data collected and assimilated in part by Mary Lou Stiverson.
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