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Private Jacob McPike 71st Ohio Infantry Civil War

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1843 1
Franklin County, Pennsylvania 1
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18 Sep 1878 1
Belle Vernon, Tymochtee Twp., Wyandot County, Ohio 1
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Belle Vernon, Tymochtee Twp., Wyandot County, Ohio 1
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UNION OHIO VOLUNTEERS
From Dyer's Compendium
http://www.ohiocivilwar.com/cw71.html


71st Ohio Infantry
compiled by Larry Stevens
References for this Unit
see also Bibliography of State-Wide References
Ohio In The War-Volume II. Whitelaw Reid. Moore, Wilstach & Baldwin. Cincinnati 1868
Battle of Pittsburg Landing - Volunteers of Ohio: Remarks of Hon. John Sherman, of Ohio, in Senate of the United States, May 9, 1862. John Sherman 1823-1900. 8 pgs. Scammell & Co Printers. Washington. 1862. Call# 973.7326 Sh55b. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
Testimony Submitted to the President of the United States by Rodney Mason, Late Colonel of 71st Ohio Volunteer Infantry, With His Application for the Appointment of a Court of Inquiry or Court Martial to Investigate Charges Against Him. Rodney Mason. Colonel 71st OVI. 30 pgs. Title page missing. NP. Springfield. Ohio. 1862. Call# General 973.732 M381t. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
Descriptive roll of the 71st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, 1862-1863. Ohio Adjutant General's Dept. Call# State Archives Series 1401. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
James J. Garver Recollections 1861-1865. Corporal James J. Garver. Co I. 71st OVI. Includes an album. Call# GarverColl. USAMHI. Carlisle Barracks. PA
Sarah J. Green Papers. Letters, 1863-1864, to Sarah J. Green, Montezuma, O., from her husband, Sgt. Thomas Green, Co. I, 156th O.V.I., and her brothers, Isaac W. Preston, 5th Ind. Battery O.V.L.A., and William Preston, Co. A, 71st O.V.I. 21 items. Call# VFM 1451. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
Sixth Annual Reunion of the Seventy first Ohio Veteran Volunteer Infantry, Held at Celina, Ohio, August 29, 1873. 8 pgs. NP. NP. Reportedly located at the Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
The McConnell Letters. Robert McConnell. Pvt. Co B. 71st OVI. Compiled by Ronald E. Toops. 70 pgs. NP. 1975? Call# E525.5 71st .M32. Dunbar Arch/Spc. Wright State University. Dayton. Ohio
Fields Without Honor: Two Affairs in Tennessee. Noah A. Trudeau. CWTI. 32. July-August 1991. pp. 42-49. Per. USAMHI. Carlisle Barracks. Pa.
Unit Bibliography. U.S. Army Military History Institute. Carlisle Barracks. PA. 1995
History
This Regiment was organized in February, 1862, under Colonel Rodney Mason, who was succeeded by Colonel H.K. McConnel. It soon took the field in Kentucky under Sherman, and after a demonstration on Columbus it moved up the Tennessee River to Pittsburg Landing, and participated in the battle of Shiloh both days, sustaining a loss of 130 men. During the summer of 1862 it performed garrison duty on the Cumberland River, and in August was obliged to surrender to an overwhelming force at Clarksburg Tennessee. After its exchange it garrisoned the railroads in Tennessee until the battle of Nashville, where it was actively engaged with severe loss. At the close of the war it was ordered to Texas, where it served until mustered out in January, 1866.

History
This Regiment was organized in February, 1862, under Colonel Rodney Mason, who was succeeded by Colonel H.K. McConnel. It soon took the field in Kentucky under Sherman, and after a demonstration on Columbus it moved up the Tennessee River to Pittsburg Landing, and participated in the battle of Shiloh both days, sustaining a loss of 130 men. During the summer of 1862 it performed garrison duty on the Cumberland River, and in August was obliged to surrender to an overwhelming force at Clarksburg Tennessee. After its exchange it garrisoned the railroads in Tennessee until the battle of Nashville, where it was actively engaged with severe loss. At the close of the war it was ordered to Texas, where it served until mustered out in January, 1866.


71st Regiment, Ohio Infantry


Organized at Camp Todd, Troy, Ohio, September, 1861, to January, 1862. Mustered in February 1, 1862. Ordered to Paducah, Ky., February 10. Attached to District of Paducah, Ky., to March, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 5th Division, Army of the Tennessee, to April, 1862. Garrison at Fort Donelson, Tenn., to June, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, Reserve Corps, Dept. of the Cumberland, to September, 1863. Post of Gallatin, Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland, to April, 1864. Unassigned, 4th Division, 20th Army Corps, Dept. of the Cumberland, to August, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to June, 1865. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 4th Army Corps, to August, 1865. Dept. of Texas to November, 1865.

SERVICE.-Reconnoissance toward Columbus, Ky., February 25-March 3, 1862. Action at and occupation of Columbus March 3. Moved from Paducah, Ky., to Savannah, Tenn., March 6-10. Expedition to Yellow Creek, Miss., and occupation of Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., March 14-17. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7. Ordered to Fort Donelson, Tenn., April 16. Garrison duty at Fort Donelson and Clarksville, Tenn., and operations in Northern and Middle Tennessee till August. Action at Clarksville August 18. Post surrendered by Col. Mason. Fort Donelson August 25 (Cos. "A," "B," "G" and "H"). Cumberland Iron Works August 26 (Cos. "A," "B," "G" and "H"). Expedition to Clarksville September 5-10. Pickett's Hill, Clarksville, September 7. Garrison duty at Forts Donelson and Henry, Tenn., till August, 1863. Guard duty along Louisville & Nashville Railroad (Headquarters at Gallatin, Tenn.) till July, 1864. Expedition from Gallatin to Carthage October 10-14, 1863 (Detachment). Near Hartsville October 10 (Detachment). Expedition from Gallatin to Cumberland Mountains January 28-February 8. Winchester May 10 (Detachment). Relieved from garrison duty July, 1864, and ordered to join Sherman's Army before Atlanta, Ga. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign July 31-September 8. Siege of Atlanta July 31-August 25. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Operations against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama September 29-November 3. At Athens, Ga., October 31-November 23. March to Columbia, Tenn., November 23-24. Nashville Campaign November-December. Columbia, Duck River, November 24-27. Battle of Franklin November 30. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. Moved to Huntsville, Ala., and duty there till March, 1865. Operations in East Tennessee March 15-April 22. Duty at Strawberry Plains and Nashville till June. Ordered to New Orleans, La., June 16, thence moved to Texas. Duty at San Antonio till November. Mustered out November 30, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 66 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 5 Officers and 132 Enlisted men by disease. Total 206.



438 - HISTORY OF WYANDOT COUNTY.
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CHAPTER XII.

THE COUNTY'S MILITARY RECORD.

ALLUSION TO EARLY WARS-WAR OF 1812-15-MEXICAN WAR-WAR OF THE REBELLION-SKETCH OF THE FIFTEENTH INFANTRY-FORTY-NINTH INFAN- TRY-FIFTY-FIFTH INFANTRY EIGHTY-FIRST INFANTRY-EIGHTY-SECOND INFANTRY-ONE HUNDRED AND FIRST INFANTRY-ONE HUNDRED AND. TWENTY-THIRD INFANTRY-ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY-FOURTH INFANTRY -ELEVENTH OHIO BATTERY-MENTION OF MANY SOLDIERS BELONGING TO VARIOUS COMMANDS.

WHILE it is true that the "French and Indian War," the struggle for American independence, various desolating Indian wars, and the war of 1812-15 had all taken place long before the settlement, by the whites, of any portion of the territory now designated Wyandot County, yet

many of the pioneers who located here were descendants of Revolutionary sires, while others among them had been active participants in wars of a later date. This region, too, had already gained prominence in history as the scene of Crawford's disastrous engagement with the Indians and their British allies in 1782, and as the point of concentration, during the war of 1812-15, of a considerable body of American riflemen. Crawford' s expedition, however, has already been treated at considerable length in another place, hence this chapter begins with a brief account of the operations conducted here during the last war with Great Britain.

In October and November, 1812, several battalions of Pennsylvania Militia, mustered into the service of the United States for a term of six months, and under the command of Brig. Gen. Richard Crooks, marched from the southwestern counties of Pennsylvania-the region which had furnished men for Crawford's expedition thirty years before-towards what was then termed the "Northern" or "Canadian Frontier." Cutting out roads through the wilderness for the passage of their wagon trains and artillery, Gen. Crooks' command moved forward from Pittsburgh via the sites of the present towns of Canton and Mansfield to a point now occupied by the town of Upper Sandusky, intending to take part with the Kentucky volunteers in the reduction of British posts along the Great Lakes; but it Appears that this body of Pennsylvanians proceeded no farther than this point-Upper Sandusky. Here they erected a work of defense termed Fort Ferree, and here they remained through the following winter, or until their terms of service had expired. The locality chosen had certain ad. vantages in a military point of view, being at the junction of Gen. Harrison's military road leading southward to the Ohio River, and northward to Lower Sandusky; besides, it commanded an extended view of the surrounding country, had a fine spring of pure limpid water gushing from the foot of the low bluff near by, and was a central place in the country of the friendly Wyandots, whose principal town was about four miles distant in a north. easterly direction.

Fort Ferree occupied grounds on the east side of the present town, or near the bluff about fifty rods northeast of the court house. It was a square stockade work, inclosed an area of about two acres,



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and had very substantially constructed block-houses at each of the four corners, one of which was standing as late as 1850. The troops, while stationed at this place, were rather poorly supplied with camp and garrison equipage, provisions, and medical stores; a wilderness, hundreds of miles in extent, separated them from their base of supplies and their homes, and many sickened and died. The bodies of those who died here seem to have been buried where the present public buildings stand, and for some dis. tance to the westward of the same; for street gradings, and various excavations made in the vicinity mentioned, have brought to the surface, bones of the human body, buttons bearing the letters U. S. stamped on their face, and rosettes of leather with the American eagle in brass fixed upon them.

During the same war, Gen. Harrison made this point his headquarters, for a brief period. At the same time, a number of companies of " light horse " encamped on "Armstrong's Bottom," two miles south of the fort. One mile north of Fort Ferree, near the river, Gov. Meigs encamped in August, 1813, with several thousand of the Ohio militia, then on their way to the relief of Fort Meigs. The place was called " The Grand Encampment, " and subsequently was chosen as the "Mission Farm." Receiving here the news of the raising of the siege of Fort Meigs, and the repulse of the British at Fort Stephenson, they prosecuted their march no farther, and were soon after permitted to return to their homes.

When the Mexican war began, Wyandot, as a county, had been in existence but a few months, yet many more men offered their services as volunteers than could be accepted. Thus, we learn, that during the last days of May, 1846, a. body of volunteers known as the " Sandusky Rangers," and commanded by Capt. John Caldwell, marched from Upper Sandusky to Cincinnati, Ohio. They were stationed a' " Camp Washington," near that city (where one of their number, W. L. Stearns, died of disease), until the 19th of June following, when, for some well-founded reason, they were mustered out of service. Immediately after their discharge, several of the "rangers " reenlisted in commands which were retained in service. Among those who thus joined the company from Tiffin were H. Miller, Jr., A. W. Coleman, W, L. Beard, T. D. Shue, A. Potter, John Stouffer, D. Nichols and C. West.

At a war meeting, held in Upper Sandusky June 1, 1846, another company of volunteers was formed. Its officers were Andrew McElvain, Captain; Moses H. Kirby, First Lieutenant; Christian Huber, Second Lieutenant; Thomas Officer, Ensign; and Purdy McElvain, First Sergeant. But this company also failed to be accepted for a term of service, and from. that time all organized efforts to recruit volunteers at this point ceased. Subsequently, Capt. John Caldwell was appointed Commissary of a regiment of Ohio volunteers, and proceeded to Mexico in August, 1846. In June, 1847, Lieut. H. Miller, Jr., and other Wyandot County volunteers returned home from Mexico.

"Ah ! never shall the land forget

How gushed the life-blood of her brave

Gushed, warm with hope and courage yet,

Upon the toil they fought to save." *

Immediately after the election of Abraham Lincoln as President of the United States, the rebel leaders of the South began making preparations.

From Bryant's "Battle Field."



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for secession and war. During the closing months of Buchanan's adminis. tration, State after State in the slave-holding portion of the Federal Union had passed ordinances of secession, officers were commissioned, companies and battalions were organized, and long before Lincoln's inauguration, all was in readiness to seize every vestige of Government property in their midst-navy-yards, forts, arsenals, mint, revenue cutters, and the thousands of stands of arms, cannon, ammunition, etc., so conveniently placed at their disposal by the traitor Floyd. They had erected batteries on Morris and James Islands, on Stono Inlet and Cumming's Point, all looking to the bombardment and capture of Fort Sumter and a repulse of all Federal attempts to re-enforce or retake it.

At last, after too long pursuing a halting policy, which looked much like connivance at treason, President Buchanan, aroused to a sense of duty by the murmur of the loyal people, decided to re-enforce and re-victual be threatened fort. Accordingly, on the 5th of January, 1881, the steamer Star of the West, chartered by the Government, left the city of New York with 250 troops, their ammunition and accoutrements, and started for Fort Sumter. On the morning of the 9th of January, a's she slowly steamed up the bay, a masked battery on Morris Island, manned by rebels, opened fire upon her. There and then was fired the first gun in the fearful life and death struggle since known as the war of the rebellion. The "star. spangled banner" was floating over the steamer. She continued on her course some ten minutes, the batteries belching forth their shot, flame and smoke. when it was found impossible to execute the order, as it was neces. sary to pass close under the guns of the battery on the island ; also near Fort Moultrie, ere she could make for Sumter. Capt. McGowan, the officer in charge, turned her down the channel and returned to New York.. Fort Sumter was doomed.

Thus passed the hours until the 4th of March, 1861, when the Nation changed its rulers. James Buchanan retired and Abraham Lincoln as. sumed the administration of the National Government. The interest manifested by the people, both North and South, was painfully intense. The people of the North awaited with anxious solicitude the publication of his inaugural address, for in that they were to know the fate of the nationwhether its dignity, its rights and power would be upheld and vindicated or the Southern oligarchy be permitted to subjugate its power, humiliate its flag, and forever destroy the existence of the great American Republic.

President Lincoln's inaugural was received with joy by the mass of the people at the North. At the South it was accepted as a declaration of war, and they rejoiced that such a shallow pretense was afforded them. The policy of both sections now rapidly assumed shape, and preparations were made for war. The object which was to bring on the iron storm loomed up heavily in the Southern horizon. That object was Fort Sumter. Every day proved that the rebels of South Carolina intended to capture the fort. On the 11th of April, Gen. Beauregard demanded of Maj. Anderson its surrender. The Major replied that his sense of honor and his obligations to his country prevented his compliance with it. Other correspondence followed during the night of the 11th of April, but unsatisfactory to the rebel authorities. Maj. Anderson remained loyal to the " old flag,' and evinced so strong a determination to maintain it, that it was resolved to reduce the fort. Hardly had the first gray of dawn, on the 12th day of April, revealed Sumter, ere a shell was thrown from a battery on James Island, which burst directly over the works. All Charleston people were



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out on their housetops or high eminences to witness the terrible scene, and one young female rebel, in a letter written that morning it Charleston, to her mother in Columbia, S. C., began as follows: " Dear Mama - The cannons are now whizzing through the air. Cousin George thinks the Yankees will soon all be killed, or compelled to surrender. All of our friends are out to see the fun. It is just grand." *

The die was now cast. Civil war was now inaugurated. Fort Sumter fell on the 13th of April, after a terrific bombardment of thirty-four hours' duration. This was the commencement of the grand tragedy speedily to follow. On the 15th of April, 1861, President Lincoln called by proclamation for seventy-five thousand volunteers to suppress the insurrection, He also called an extra session of the National Congress, to convene on the coming 4th of July. The very next day the rebel government issued a call for thirty-two thousand volunteers, which, with their former force, equaled that of the National Government. These troops were rapidly equipped and put into the field. Departments were organized and Generals commissioned and assigned commands. Washington at once became the rallying point of the larger portion of the Northern volunteers.

Nowhere throughout the loyal North did the President's proclamation, calling for seventy-five thousand volunteers to serve for a period of three months, create more patriotic enthusiasm, or meet with a more cordial response in the immediate tender of men for service in the armies of the United States than in the county of Wyandot. For a brief period all business, apparently, was suspended, and naught was seen or heard in the streets of her towns but the display of National colors, groups of excited men in earnest discussion, small parties of volunteers marching in cadence step, or to the drum beat, and the voices of impassioned orators, who, though usually able and active workers-at home, were seldom to be seen or heard in the fore-front of battle. AS a result, hardly had the wires ceased to click the call for men ere three full companies of Wyandot County volunteers, under the command of Capts. Wilson, Kirby and Tyler, were in readiness to move forward where ordered. From that hour until the close of the war, the loyal and patriotic people of the county never lagged when called upon for men, material, or money, and her sons, sufficient in number to form nearly two regiments, performed valiant service upon all the great battle-fields of the rebellion. As a means, therefore, of perpetuating their names and their deeds to the latest generations, the remainder of this chapter will be devoted to brief accounts of the various battles, marches, etc., in which they were conspicuous participants.

FIFTEENTH OHIO INFANTRY.

This regiment was among the first to respond to the President's call for 75,000 men for three months' service, and on the 4th of May, 1861, it was organized at Camp Jackson, Columbus, Ohio. Four days later it moved to Camp Goddard, near Zanesville, Ohio. Here it passed about ten days in preparing for active duty in the field. It was then ordered into West Virginia, and crossing the Ohio River at Bellaire, it was employed for some time in guard duty on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, advancing as far as Grafton. Subsequently it was engaged in the rout of the rebels under Gen. Porterfield, at Philippi-June 13-and afterward took part in the movements around Laurel Hill and Carrick's Ford. The Fifteenth performed a large amount of marching and guard duty and rendered valua-

* Extract from a letter picked up by the writer, near a deserted mansion, during Sherman's march through the Carolinas in 1865.


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ble service to the Government in assisting to stay the progress of the enemy, who were endeavoring to carry the war into the North. Having served its term of enlistment, it returned to Columbus, Ohio, and was discharged about the 1st of August, having lost but two men-one killed and one died of disease. Three of its companies during the three months' service-C, G and I -commanded. respectively by Capts. William T. Wilson, Peter A. Tyler and Isaac M. Kirby, were recruited in Wyandot County.

Immediately after the disbandment of the three months' organization, Col. Moses R. Dickey and Lieut. Col. William T. Wilson, assisted by Maj. William Wallace and Capts. Cummings, McClenahan, Miller, Kirby, Askew, Glover, Dawson, Cummins, Gilliland and Holloway, began the reorganization of the regiment for the three years' service. Recruiting progressed rapidly, many of the original members re-enlisted, and ere the lapse of many days at " Camp Mordecai Bartley," near Mansfield, Ohio, the ranks of the Fifteenth Regiment were again filled. Of its ten companies, D, Capt. Isaac M. Kirby in command, represented Wyandot County.

The regiment left Camp Bartley for Camp Dennison September 26, 1861, and after a few days detention at the latter place, in obtaining arms, equipments, etc., it proceeded to Lexington, Ky. A few days later it was transported by rail to Louisville, and from there to Nolins Station, where it was assigned to the Sixth Brigade (Gen. R. W. Johnson), Second Division (Gen. A. McD. McCook), of the Army of the Ohio, then commanded by Gen. Wilfiam T. Sherman, subsequently by Gen. Buell. It thereafter participated in the movements of Buell's army, without sustaining any losses worthy of mention until in the second day's battle at Pittsburg Landing, where it lost six men killed and sixty-two wounded. With its division the regiment remained in the vicinity of Corinth, Miss., until the middle of June, when it marched away with Buell's army, and after moving from point to point in the States of Alabama, Tennessee and Kentucky, arrived at Nashville, It., Tenn., November 7,1862, as part of Gen, Rosecrans' command, the latter having succeeded Gen. Buell on the march from Louisville, Nashville.

In the battle of Stone River the regiment was heavily engaged, losing eighteen killed, and eighty-nine wounded. Subsequently it took part in the advance movements which resulted in the occupation of Chattanooga. After crossing the Tennessee River the regiment remained on the extreme right flank of the army until the morning of the 19th of September, 1863, when it marched for the battle-field of Chickamauga, a distance of thirteen miles, and was engaged soon after its arrival. In that battle the regiment lost one officer and nine men killed, two officers and sixty-nine men wounded and forty men missing. The regiment bore its share in the arduous labors and privations of the siege of Chattanooga. and on the 25th of November participated in the brilliant assault of Mission Ridge, capturing a number of prisoners and some artillery. On the 28th of November the regiment, then belonging to the First Brigade, Third Division, Fourth Army Corps, marched with the corps to the relief of Burnside's troops at Knoxville, Tenn., arriving on the 8th of December.

On the 14th of January, 1864, the greater portion of the regiment having re-enlisted for another term of three years, it started for Columbus, Ohio, via Chattanooga, for veteran furlough. It arrived at Columbus with 350 veterans on the 10th of February, and on the 14th of March its members re-assembled at Camp Chase to return to the field, numbering, with recruits, more than 900 men. On returning to the
front the train conveying the regiment was thrown from the track near Charleston, Tenn., by which accident twenty men were more or less injured. In the, Atlanta campaign, which began the first week in May and terminated September 1, the Fifteenth Regiment, as part of the Fourth Army Corps, was an active participant. At Rocky Face Ridge, Resaca, Dallas, Kenesaw Mountain, Chattahoochie River and Atlanta the regiment won imperishable honors.

When Hood's rebel army began its march northward, the regiment formed a portion of the army under Gen. Thomas, which wag sent to thwart the plans of the enemy. It did not participate in the battle at Franklin, Tenn., but at Nashville the gallantry of its members was conspicuous. The pursuit of Hood's defeated army was continued into Northern Alabama, where the regiment remained until the middle of March, 1865, when it was ordered to move into East Tennessee. After performing the duties assigned it in that region, the regiment was ordered to Nashville, and reached the last-named point about the 1st of May. On the 16th of June it was ordered to proceed to Texas.

With a good degree of cheerfulness the men turned their backs once more upon their homes, went to Johnstonville and thence by boats to New Orleans. Moving down a short distance below the city they bivouacked on the old Jackson battle grounds until July 5, when they embarked for Texas. The regiment arrived at Indianola July 9, disembarked, and in order to obtain a sufficient supply of water marched the same night to Green Lake, a distance of about twenty miles. Remaining there just one month, on the 10th of August it marched for San Antonio, a distance of 150 miles. The scarcity of water, the extreme beat, the want of suitable rations, together with inadequate transportation, all combined, made this one of the most severe marches the regiment ever endured. It reached the Salado, a small stream near San Antonio, on the 21st of August, and remained at that point until October 20, when it was designated to perform post duty in the city, and continued to act in that capacity until November 21, when it was mustered out of service and ordered to Columbus, Ohio, for final discharge. The regiment left San Antonio on the 24th of November, and marched to Indianola, proceeding thence by way of Now Orleans and Cairo, to Columbus. Ohio, where it arrived December 25, and was finally discharged from the United States service December 27, 1865. Thus, as a regiment, the Fifteenth had been in service about four years and eight months. It was among the first to be mustered in and one of the last to be mustered out.

Following are the names of officers and men who served in the regiment from Wyandot County:

Seventy-first-Company O, Jacob McPike


MILITARY RECORDS JACOB MCPIKE
NATIONAL ARCHIVES

Jacob McPike enlisted for 3 years in Co. C., 71 Reg't Ohio Infantry.  In the Regimental Descriptive Book of the regiment named above.

Description:

Age 18 years; height 5 feet 8 3/4. Complexion Dark.  Eyes black; hair dark
Where born--Franklin Co. Penna
Occupation--Farmer

Enlistment

When--Dec. 11, 1861
Where--Tippocanoe
By Whom--Jno R. Woodward, term 3 y'rs

Appears on Returns as follows:

Aug 1864--Absent sick at Vining Station Ga
Oct 1864--Absent sick in Atlanta Ga
Dec 1864--Dec 10 '64 Nashville Tenn.  Discharge expiration of term of service

Memorandum from Prisoner of War Records

Paroled at Clarksville Tennessee, reported at Camp Chase, OH, no date, 186_.  On list of absentees from leptwallace, dated Nov. 19, 62.  Absent without leave since Nov. 15, 62.  Not Ret. Desert'd from C. C. Oct 1, 62.

Company Muster-In Roll

Jacob McPike Pvt., Cpt. Woodward's Co., 71 Reg't Ohio Inf. Age 18 years.

Mustered in on roll dated Camp Dave Tod, Dec. 31, 1861.  Muster-in date Dec. 11, 1861.

Mustered in on Dec 31, 1861 to Capt. Woodward's Co., 71 Reg't Ohio Inf.

Mustered in on Dec., 31, 1861 to Apl 30, 1862 in Co., C, 71 Reg't Ohio Infantry.

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