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Pages 106-109

To narrate the many acts of heroic devotion to the Union, evinced by the inhabitants of the counties of Franklin and Pickaway, during those terrible wars of the Rebellion, would require a volume in itself. Columbus and vicinity have furnished the location of many schools, where was taugh[t] the "dread art of war." Even as early as 1812, we find an extensive encampment located near the then flourishing village of Franklinton. Later, during the Mexican was, a camp of rendezvous was established near Columbus, and last, in 1861, we find the Capitol city nearly surrounded by them. Early in the summer of this year, the lands comprised in what is not the beautiful retreat called Goodale park, were occupied as a military rebezvous, styled Camp Jackson, and here were organized and drilled the first troops who went to war from this section.

Camp Chase was next formed. It was situated on the national road, some four miles from the city, in Franklin township, and, after it was ready for occupancy, Camp Jackson was abandoned. Camp Chase became, from a simple place of rendezvous, quarters for paroled prisoners of war, and later, great numbers of rebel prisoners were kept in confinement here. This was one of the most complete camps in the State, and was in use until the close of the war.

Another camp (Thomas) was established at a point near the Worthington road, and distant some four miles from the city. It was first occupied by the Eighteenth regiment United States infantry, commanded by Colonel H. B. Carrington.

Tod Barracks, named in honor of Ohio's patriotic governor, David Tod, were constructed in the fall of 1863. The location was on the east side of High street, and north of the railroad depot. They were for the accommodation of sick or disabled soldiers and recruits, and were subsequently the rendezvous of military organizations, awaiting muster out.

The United States garrison, situated northeast of, and some two miles from, the State house, was occupied by the United States, during the war, as an arsenal. The troops stationed here at present, are under the command of Colonel Anderson, of the United States army.

The Soldiers' home, located in Columbus, was established April 22, 1862, by, and under the supervision of, the Soldiers' Aid society. It was of great benefit to the needy soldier, whether clad in the blue or the gray. It closed, May 7, 1866, and the buildings, furniture, etc., were donated to the Hannah Neil mission--Ohio Soldiers' home. In the spring of 1864, the government erected buildings, some twenty in number, near the crossing of the Columbus & Xenia railroad, on the State quarry tract. These were denominated Tripler hospital, and in the fall of 1865, there were donated to the State for a soldier's home. This was, we learn, the nucleus of the present establishment at Dayton.

The Ladies' Soldiers' Aid society was formed in the fall of 1861, as an auxiliary to the National Sanitary commission at Washington. IT was eminently a success. Thousands of our brave boys at the front, in the field , and in the hospital, were made more comfortable through the patriotic efforts of the ladies composing this society.

At Circleville, a society of the same nature, toiled early and late for the soldier.

During the memorable raid of the rebel John Morgan through Ohio, in the summer of 1863, which eventually resulted in his capture, in Columbiana county, a great number of men turned out from Franklin and Pickaway counties to aid in the defence of points it was believed he would attack, and though theirs was a blodless [sic.] campaign, yet they are entitled to credit for their ready response to the call. Many interesting incidents, ludicrous and otherwise, might be given, but space forbids.

The rallying of the squirrel hunters, in the autumn of 1862, was another instance illustrating the readiness with which the citizens of Ohio sprang to the defence of the flag. The writer is unable to give the number who participated from the counties of Franklin and Pickaway, but he is informed there were several hundred of them.

The descriptions following are compiled from the valuable work, by Whitelaw Reid, entitled "Ohio in the War." The roster is prepared in the office of the adjutant-general of the State of Ohio, and the names are copied verbatim, hence the writer cannot be responsible for errors in spelling. In addition to the rolls, the writer has availed himself of all the aids within his reach, to make the roster complete, showing the name of every soldier, of whatever rank, enrolled from the two counties. Some ten thousand names are given, and it is hoped not are omitted, though from the imperfect condition of the rolls, and the carelessness in recording credits, it is highly probable that omissions occur.

WAR OF 1812.

The following is copied from a muster roll now preserved in the office of the adjutant-general of Ohio, of Captain Georger Sanderson's company. This was recruited in the counties of Franklin, Fairfield, and Delaware, but as we have no means by which to designate those from each county, we give the roll entire. It was attached to the Twenty-seventh regiment United States infantry, commanded by Colonel George Paul, and formed a part of General Harrison's army at the defence of Fort Stephenson, and was in the disastrous battle of the Themes, October 5, 1813.

[pages 107-108]

Captain George Sanderson, enl. April 9, 1813.
First Lieutenant Abner P. Pinney, commdg. Co.
   on muster out.
Second Lieutenant Audory Buttler, commdg. co.
   on muster out.
Second Lieutenant Andrews Bushnell, enl. May 4, 1813.
Second Lieutenant John H. Mefford, enl. May 28, 1813.
Second Lieutenant Abraham J. Fisk, enl. Aug 15, 1813.
Ensign William Hall, enl. May 2, 1813.
First Sergeant Linus Williams, enl. May 5, 1813
   appointed Sergeant-Major July 4, 1813
First Sergeant John Vanmeter, enl. June 3, 1813,
   appointed First Sergeant July 4, 1813.
Second Sergeant Chauncey Miller, enl. May 4, 1813.
Third Sergeant Robert Sanderson, enl. April 28, 1813.
Fourth Sergeant Joshua Pierce, enl. April 24, 1813.
Fifth Sergeant John Neibling, enl. April 23, 1813.
First Corporal john Dugane, enl. April 10, 1813.
Second Corporal Smith Headly, enl. June 8, 1813.
Third Corporal Luther Edson, enl. April 26, 1813.
Fourth Corporal Peter Gary, enl. April --, 1813,
   absent, sick.
Fifth Corporal Smith Headly, enl. June 8, 1813.
Sixth Corporal Daniel I. Bartholomew, enl. May 8, 1813.
Drummer Jonathan C. Shupe, enl. May 8, 1813.
Fifer Abraham Deeds, enl. April 28, 1813.
William Anderson, enl. May 29, 1813;
   sick at Put-in_Bay.
Joseph Anderson, enl. April 27, 1813;
   sick at Upper Sandusky.
John Atkins, enl. May 31, 1813.
Joseph Allways, enl. June 22, 1813.
Thomas Boyle, enl. April 16, 1813.
John Bartholomew, enl. June 18, 1813.
John Berryman, enl. June 19, 1813;
   sick at Put-in-Bay.
Henry Bixler, enl. May 27, 1813.
Abram Bartholomew, enl. May 31, 1813.
Samuel Bartholomew, enl. June 8, 1813.
James Braden, enl. July 23, 1813, sick.
Sheldon Bebee, enl. April 28, 1813.
James Brown, enl. Apr. 27, 1813.
Eli Brady, enl. July 7, 1813.
Charles Bardinoo, enl. May 8, 1813.
John Batteese, enl. June 4, 1813.
Daniel Baker, enl. May 24, 1813; on command.
John Bussey, enl. April 26, 1813.
Thomas Billings, enl. June 3, 1813.
Daniel Benjamin, enl. April 27, 1813.
Henry Case, enl. April 26, 1813, sick at Put-in-Bay.
Joseph Clark, enl. May 18, 1813; sick at 
Holdon K. Collins, enl June 5, 1813; sick
   at camp.
Blades Cremenes, enl. April 19, 1813; sick
   at Put-in-Bay.
Chester P. Cole, enl. May 12, 1813.
William Cady, enl. May 12, 1813; died Nov.
   20, 1813.
Samuel Cady, enl. May 12, 1813; sick at
Nathan Case, enl., April 29, 1813; waiter
   for Lieutenant Pinney.
Chaney Clark, enl. April 27, 1813.
Almon Carleton, enl. June 17, 1813; died 
   Nov. 28, 1813.
Stephen Cook, enl. July 5, 1813; died Nov.
   8, 1813.
David Crosby, enl. June 30, 1813. Sick.
Jesse Davis, enl. May 20, 1813; appointed
   Sergeant May 20.
Asa Draper, enl. June 28, 2813 [sic.]
Walter Dunham, enl. May 1, 1813.
Enos Devore, enl. May 31, 1813.
Benjamin Daily, enl. June 18, 1813;
   discahrged July 12, 1813.
John Evans, enl. June 14, 1813.
Joseph Ellinger, enl. April 16, 1813.
Peter Fulk, enl. April 26, 1813.
John Forsythe, enl. April 28, 1813; sick
   at Put-in-Bay.
Daniel Fikall, enl. May 1, 1813.
John Faid, enl. April 22, 1813; discharged
   Nov. 23, 1813.
Ephraim Grines, enl. May 14, 1813.
Wilson L. Gates, enl. June 21, 1813.
Elnathan Gregory, enl. June 21, 1813.
Joseph Gibson, enl. June 5, 1813; Died
   Aug. 28, 1813.
Samuel Gause, enl. June 25, 1813; sick at
John Hunt, enl. June 12, 1813.
James Hagerty, enl. June 22, 1813.
Josiah Hinkley, enl. April 17, 1813; died
   Sep. 5, 1813.
John Hall, enl. May 30, 1813.
Frederick Hartman, enl. April 30, 1813;
   died at Zanesville.
David Hughes, enl. May 26, 1813.
Perlin Holcomb, enl. April 18, 1813.
John Harter, enl. April 27, 1813.
Jacob Headley, enl. April 27, 1813; sick
   at Put-in-Bay.
John Harberson, enl. July 19, 1813.
John Jee, enl. April 16, 1813; sick.
Ambrose Joice, enl. June 22, 1813.
James Jones, enl. July 4, 1813.
John Johnston, enl. May 1, 1813; sick.
James Jackson, enl. May 19, 1813; 
   discharged (no date.)
John Johnston, 2nd, enl. -----; on 
John Kisler, enl. April 17, 1813.
Jonas Kincaid, enl. June 9, 1813.
George Kissinger, enl. June 23, 1813; sick.
Jonathan Kittsmiller, enl. May 5, 1813.
Samuel Kiniman, enl. May 30, 1813.
Joseph Larimore, enl. April 24, 1813.
Frederick Lathere, enl. April 27, 1813.
Henry Lief, enl. May 31, 1813.
Amos Leonard, enl. May 28, 1813.
Merinas M. Loveland, enl. April 27, 1813.
William Louther, enl. June 21, 1813.
John McClung, enl. April 28, 1813.
Morris McGarvy, enl. June 1, 1813.
Joseph McClung, enl. June 11, 1813; sick.
John McElwayne, enl. June 1, 1813.
Francis McCloud, enl. June 14, 1813.
Hosea Merril, enl. Aug. 13, 1813.
John McConkey, enl. May 31, 1813.
Joshua Mellow, enl. May 4, 1813.
James Mose, enl. April 9, 1813; shot at
   Seneca Aug. 2, 1813.
Thomas Mapes, enl. June 28, 1813; sick.
John McBride, enl. June 28, 1813; sick
   at Put-in-Bay.
William McClain, enl. June 16, 1813; sick
   at Put-in-Bay.
Henry Mains, enl. June 13, 1813; sick.
Andrew Miller, enl. June 5, 1813.
John McConnell, enl. June 15, 1813.
Alexander McCord, enl. June 8, 1813;
William Naper, enl. May 19, 1813.
Isachar Nickerson, enl. June 19, 1813.
George Osborn, enl. April 26, 1813.
George Parks, enl. May 26, 1813; died
   Nov. 28, 1813.
Lemuel Prat, enl. April 29, 1813; on
   recruiting service.
Roswell Paine, enl. June 6, 1813.
Benjamin Parkhurst, enl. June 5, 1813.
Luther Palmer, enl. April 29, 1813; sick.
Arzel Pierce, enl. May 3, 1813.
John Ray, enl. April 28, 1813.
David Ridinour, enl. April 30, 1813.
William Reed, enl. May 16, 1813; sick at
Goerge Rophy, enl. April 27, 1813; died
   Dec. 2, 1813.
Elijah Rogers, enl. May 25, 1813.
Asa Rose, enl. July 15, 1813.
Joseph Stratler, enl. May 22, 1813.
Henry Shadley, enl. June 8, 1813; died
   at Fort Ball.
Christian B. Smith, enl. June 28, 1813.
Perry Spry, enl. June 4, 1813.
John Sunderland, enl. June 5, 1813.
Christian Shyhawk, enl. June 17, 1813; died 
   Nov. 18, 1813.
David Severs, enl. May 19, 1813; sick at
John Severs, enl. June 9, 1813; sick at
Henry Skills, enl. May 22, 1813; sick at
Ephraim Summers, enl. April 23, 1813; sick
   at Seneca.
Henry C. Strait, enl. April 17, 1813.
Jonathan Sardon, enl. April 27, 1813.
Jacob Shroup, enl. May 22, 1813.
Charles Smith, enl. April 20, 1813.
Mynder Shears, enl. May 19, 1813.
Adam Siner, enl. June 23, 1813.
John Smith, enl. July 4, 1813.
Thomas Sharp, enl. July 4, 1813.
Solomon Sheanor, enl. July 4, 1813.
George Shadwick, enl. Sept. 25, 1813.
David Taylor, enl. June 9, 1813.
Jacob Trovinger, enl. June 2, 1813.
Frederick Tester, enl. April 27, 1813.
Benjamin Thorp, enl. April 10, 1813; sick.
Frederick Tucker, enl. May 21, 1813; sick.
John Thorp, enl. May 10, 1813,
Joseph Twaddle, enl. April 16, 1813; sick.
Peter Caneley, enl. June 1, 1813.
Lewis Canway, enl. April 28, 1813; died
   Oct 27.
Jacob Canway, enl. April 19, 1813; sick.
Alexander Walker, enl. May 15, 1813; sick.
Joseph wilson, enl. June 19, 1813; discharged
   Sept. 15.
Ansel White, enl. April 20, 1813; sick.
Jacob Weaver, enl. May 28, 1813.
Jacob Wheeler, enl. May 25, 1813.
David Walters, enl. April 27, 1813.
Thomas Wheatley, enl. April 12, 1813.
Joseph Wright, enl. June 30, 1813; sick.
John Welshaus, enl. May 25, 1813.
Coonrod Wolfley, enl. May 31, 1813.
Flavel Williams, enl. May 31, 1813.
William Wallace, enl. June 4, 1813; on command.
Archibald Wilson, enl. -----; on command.
William Watson, enl. April 28, 1813; sick.
Henry Zimmerman, enl. June 7, 1813.
Daniel Aipler, enl. July 6, 1813.
Seymour Tyler, enl. July 20, 1813.

The above roll was made out in December, 1813, but we are unable to obtain the date when they were discharged the service.

STATE MILITIA. (page 108)

Roll of the Second Company, Second Regiment, Fifth Brigade and Second Division. This Company was recruited in Deer Creek and surrounding townships. It served under General Harrison at Upper Sandusky, and, without doubt, at other points, though of this fact the writer has no definite knowledge. The original roll was obtained from Benj. F. Alkire, of Deer Creek township and bears the date September 6, 1817 [Transcriber's note:  The following list of names and ranks was published in the book in one long sentence. I have turned that into a two column list for ease in reading and searching. The original punctuation and use of upper/lower case letters has been retained.]:
Captain, John M. Alkire;
lieutenant, Jesse Cannon;
ensign, Isaac Davis;
sergeants, George Phebus, 
Jeremiah Bron,
John P. Martin;
corporals, Nimrod Alkire,
William Grayham,
Thomas Abbott,
Janus Furnes;
musician, Jacob Miller;
privates, James Shackleford,
John prater,
Samuel Ator,
Henry Hines, Jr.,
Leaven Walsten,
George Trehorn,
Robert Johnston,
Peter Brown,
Henry Peck,
John Hines,
James Martin,
Josiah Walstone,
Abraham Eater,
David Yates,
Caleb Baggs,
Ezra Woodsworth, 
Edward Rector,
Jacob Hines,
James Liget,
Hiram Funk,
William McGath,
Jacob Terwilliger,
Phenis Cade,
Babel McGath,
Henry Hines, Sr.,
Jonah H. Smith,
Moses Cherry,
Abraham Bert,
William Hammons,
Daniel Roads,
Jonah Shabe,
John Roads, 
John Mills,
Abijah Cory,
Simon Hornback,
John Spangler,
Samuel Megath,
Joseph Slotherd,
Tubman Robison,
Thomas Vanhook,
Benjamin Freeman,
James Mills,
William Ike,
David Cooper,
Amos Carr,
John Runnels,
Stephen Tiffen,
Jacob Funk,
Poel Ike,
Soveren Muir, 
David Baggs,
James Walstone,
John Hallstead, Jr.,
Jacobus Hallstead,
William Shepard,
George Robertson,
Adam Guro,
Anderson P. Lacey,
Joseph Tiffin,
Isaac Wolf,
James Curry,
Joseph Brown,
James Truson,
Thomas Ater,
Levi Rose,
Alexander Hotstead,
John Scott,
William Norris,
Samuel Thomas,
James Golers,
Thomas Simson,
William Brown,
Samuel Stonerock,
Joseph Camp,
Matthew Earlds,
Thomas Brown,
Adam Spanger,
Thomas Gorman,
John Bilings,
Sumerset Dawsey,
Robert Ofordapor.
MEXICAN WAR. (pages 108-109)

Muster roll of Captain Otto Zirckel's company in the Fourth Regiment of Ohio Volunteers, commanded by Colonel Charles Brough, which was called into the service of the United States under the act of Congress approved May 13, 1846, from the twenty-seventh day of May, 1847, when mustered, to the eighteenth day of July, 1848, when discharged.
Captain, Otto Zirckel, mustered out with company.
First Lieutenant, Edward Plessler; promoted First
   Lieutenant Sept. 24, 1847.  Mustered out with
Second Lieutenant, Fredric Schmidt; mustered out
   with company.
Second Lieutenant, Herman Taeger; promoted from 
   Sergeant Sept. 24, 1847.  Mustered out with 
First Lieutenant, George Cullman; died Sept. 20,
   1847, of sunstroke while in pursuit of guerrillas.
First Sergeant, John Kern; appointed First Seargent Nov. 20, 1847. Mustered out with company. Second Sergeant, John Prickenbacher; mustered out with company. Third Sergeant, Frederic Pluff; mustered out with company. Fourth Sergeant, G. A. Fuchs; mustered out with company. First Corporal, Charles Stephany; mustered out with company. Second Corporal, Andrew Pleinhard; mustered out with company. Third Corporal, Peter Freudenberger; mustered out with company. Fourth Seargeant [Sic.], Mathias Pluff; mustered out with company. Musician, Wilmer Simons; mustered out with company. Musician, Henry Snyder; mustered out with company.
Henry Bieber, mustered out with company. Christ, Bruck, mustered out with company. Jacob Breith, mustered out with company. John Battlefield, mustered out with company. Andrew Baumeister, mustered out with company. John Bergwitz, mustered out with company. William Dadt, mustered out with company. Paulus Dussel, mustered out with company. Fred Deeker, mustered out with company. John Adam Eitel, mustered out with company. Pearce Freese, mustered out with company. William Fassig, mustered out with company. Henry Goebel, mustered out with company. Jacob F. Glauner, mustered out with company. Sebastian Gramlich, mustered out with company. Fredr. Harras, mustered out with company. John Hoffman, mustered out with company. Jacob F. Hiller, mustered out with company. Jacob Hittler, mustered out with company. Goerge Kohlepp, mustered out with company.
Gottleib Link, mustered out with company.
Henry Longhenry, mustered out with company.
Peter Marx, mustered out with company.
Joseph Meyer,mustered out with company.
August Martens, mustered out with company.
George Nithard, mustered out with company.
Ulrich Pleil, mustered out with company.
John Planft, mustered out with company.
Adolf Plaetger, mustered out with company.
George Schmidt, mustered out with company.
George Shaeffer, mustered out with company.
Seorge Steinman, mustered out with company.
John Schroll, mustered out with company.
Henry Schreiner, mustered out with company.
George Schartzman, mustered out with company.
John B. Scherzer, mustered out with company.
Jacob Schoenbaub, mustered out with company.
L. V. Scheuerman, mustered out with company.
Jacob Schmery, mustered out with company.
George T. Scholl, mustered out with company.
Anton Speek, mustered out with company.
John Tobler, mustered out with company.
Paulus trott, mustered out with company.
T. G. Trapp, mustered out with company.
John Trapp, mustered out with company.
John Voeth, mustered out with company.
Lawrence Weinesdorfer, mustered out with company.
Henry Witzel, mustered out with company.
Christian Woehrly, mustered out with company.
Christian Woehrly, mustered out with company.
John Watter, mustered out with company.
John Wieler, mustered out with company.
Henry Steinmitz, died at Matamoras, Mexico, Sept.
   16, 1847.
Jacob Schenkel, died at Vera Cruz, Mexico, Nov.
   23, 1847.
Jacob Nold, died at Vera Cruz, Mexico, Dec. 29,
Peter Oestringer, Died at Puebla, Mexico, Feb. 15,
Gustav Hahn, died at Puebla, Mexico, March 30, 1847.
First Sergeant Edward Lilly, discharged for dis-
   ability Jan. 17, 1848.
John Martin Hansel, discharged for disability Nov. 5,
Adam Pickenbacher, discharged for disability Nov. 5,
Charles Hantz, discharged for disability Jan. 12, 1848.
Burchard Steinlein, discharged for disability, Feb. 24,
William Kachner, discharged on account of wounds, Feb.
   24, 1848.
Napoleon Meyer, discharged for disability Jan. 16, 1848.
Anton Voeth, discharged for disability March 3, 1848.
Benedict Diesteizwig, transferred to regimental band.
Jacob Tehneider, transfered to regimental band.
William Schneider, promoted to Q. M. Sergeant Aug. 20,
(Continued; Civil War, Second Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry)

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