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Myron Elijah Clemons
1914 | Marblehead Ohio
Myron Elijah Clemons: A Brief Biography
Added by werts on 14 Apr 2009
"Myron E. Clemons, one of the highly-esteemed citizens of Danbury township, Ottawa County, where he is successfully engaged in fruit growing, was born February 25, 1838, and is a son of Alexander and Almira Angeline (Hollister) Clemons. The district schools of the neighborhood afforded him his educational privileges, and on leaving the school-room he engaged in the business of fishing on the lakes, which he successfully followed until 1862, in which year an irrepressible desire to serve his country caused his enlistment on the 13th of August.
He became a member of Company G., One Hundred and Twenty-third OVI., and, with his regiment, participated in many engagements, including the battles of Winchester, Newmarket, Piedmont, Lynchburg, Snicker’s Ferry, Berryville, Opequon, Fisher's Hill, Cedar Creek, Petersburg, High Bridge and Appomattox all in Virginia. He was wounded at the battle of Thatcher Run, and remained in the hospital for some little time. He was also captured by the Rebels at the battle of Winchester, in 1862, and after about thirty-two days spent in Libby Prison was paroled. He then rejoined his regiment, and was mustered out at Columbus, June 12, 1865, at which time he was in the hospital. He was a faithful soldier, always loyally found at his post of duty. On becoming convalescent he returned to Marblehead, and for some years carried on the dual occupation of fishing and farming, but for the past seven years he has devoted his entire attention to farming and fruit growing.
Mr. Clemons was married in Danbury Township, Ottawa County, December 16, 1868, to Renal E. Fox, who was there born, June 6, 1844, daughter of James S. and Anna (James) Fox, both natives of Ontario, Canada. In 1844 they located in Danbury Township, where they spent their remaining days, the father passing away February 11, 1884, the mother June 11, 1888. Mr. Clemons has efficiently filled several positions of trust in his township, and is at present acting as a councilman in the corporation. In his political views he is an unswerving Republican, and he and his wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.”
Myron Elijah Clemons
12 Jun 1865 | Camp Chase Ohio
Myron E Clemons Age at enlistment: 23 Enlistment Date: 13 Aug 1862 Rank at enlistment: Corporal State Served: Ohio Was POW?: Yes Was Wounded?: Yes Survived the War?: Yes Service Record: Enlisted in Company G, Ohio 123rd Infantry Regiment on 24 Sep 1862.
Promoted to Full Sergeant on 05 Apr 1863.
Mustered out on 12 Jun 1865 at Camp Chase, OH.
Birth Date: abt 1839 Sources: Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio
Regiment: 123rd Infantry Regiment Ohio Date of Organization: 1 Oct 1862 Muster Date: 12 Jun 1865 Regiment State: Ohio Regiment Type: Infantry Regiment Number: 123rd Officers Killed or Mortally Wounded: 1 Officers Died of Disease or Accident: 4 Enlisted Killed or Mortally Wounded: 90 Enlisted Died of Disease or Accident: 92 Regimental Soldiers and History: List of Soldiers
ONE HUNDRED and TWENTY-THIRD INFANTRY
One Hundred and Twenty-third Infantry. - William T. Wilson; Lieut.-Cols., Henry B. Hunter, Horace Kellogg; Maj., A. Baldwin Norton. This regiment was organized at Monroeville from Aug. to Oct., 1862 to serve for three years. It was assigned to western Virginia and spent the winter in that section, nothing of interest occurring in the way of actual conflict until the spring of 1863. It then participated in the
engagement with Gen. Early at Winchester, in which it lost in killed and wounded nearly 100 men, and the following day the entire regiment, with the exception of Co. D, became prisoners of war as a result of the surrender of the whole brigade. The following September the men were exchanged, but it did nothing but provost and picket duty until the spring of 1864. In May it participated in the sharp fight at New Market, with a loss of 79, and in the affair at Piedmont in June. The regiment lost a number of men, killed, wounded and missing, in the fight at Lynchburg, and then shared in the disastrous retreat to the
Kanawha valley. It started on this expedition of Gen. Hunter's with 700 men, and returned to the leaving point with 250. In July, Early's Confederate corps was met at Snicker's gap and in the brisk fight which ensued the regiment lost a number of men. It was also engaged in another affair with Early at Winchester. At Berryville in September the regiment had a sharp fight with the enemy and lost 25 men, killed wounded and captured, and at the Opequan it formed part of the grand flanking column which
changed the fortunes of the day. The loss of the regiment in this battle was 5 officers and about 50 men. The infantry extended the pursuit of the enemy to Fisher's hill, at which place the devoted Confederates were charged and scattered like chaff. In this action the regiment lost 6 men. It was again engaged at Cedar creek and soon thereafter joined Gen. Butler near Bermuda Hundred and remained there during the winter. In the long skirmish which ended in the fall of Petersburg the regiment captured 2 battle flags and a number of prisoners, but its loss was quite severe. Then began the pursuit of Lee's
army, the regiment being included in a force sent out on an expedition to burn High bridge near Farmville, but just as the regiment was opening a fight with a brigade of home-guards the
Confederate cavalry in advance of Lee's army came in the rear, and after a desperate fight with heavy loss on both sides the Federal forces, including the regiment, were captured. The
members of the regiment remained prisoners of war until Appomattox Court House was reached, at which place the Confederate army surrendered, and the prisoners were of course released.
The regiment left immediately for home, and was mustered out on June 12, 1865.
Source: The Union Army, vol. 2
Fought on 3 Jan 1863 at Petersburg, WV.
Fought on 3 Jan 1863 at Petersburg, VA.
Fought on 15 May 1863 at Winchester, VA.
Fought on 31 May 1863 at Winchester, VA.
Fought on 12 Jun 1863 at Winchester, VA.
Fought on 13 Jun 1863 at Winchester, VA.
Fought on 14 Jun 1863 at Winchester, VA.
Fought on 15 Jun 1863 at Winchester, VA.
Fought on 16 Jun 1863 at Winchester, VA.
Fought on 20 Jul 1863 at Loudon Valley, VA.
Fought on 15 May 1864 at New Market, VA.
Fought on 30 May 1864.
Fought on 4 Jun 1864.
Fought on 10 Jun 1864.
Fought on 18 Jun 1864 at Lynchburg, VA.
Fought on 12 Jul 1864 at Near Snicker's Ferry, VA.
Fought on 18 Jul 1864 at Snicker's Ferry, VA.
Fought on 25 Jul 1864 at Martinsburg, WV.
Fought on 15 Aug 1864 at Martinsburg, WV.
Fought on 3 Sep 1864 at Berryville, VA.
Fought on 4 Sep 1864 at Near Berryville, VA.
Fought on 19 Sep 1864 at Opequan, VA.
Fought on 22 Sep 1864 at Fisher's Hill, VA.
Fought on 19 Oct 1864 at Cedar Creek, VA.
Fought on 31 Mar 1865 at Petersburg, VA.
Fought on 31 Mar 1865 at Hatcher's Run, VA.
Fought on 1 Apr 1865 at Hatcher's Run, VA.
Fought on 2 Apr 1865 at Petersburg, VA.
Fought on 6 Apr 1865 at High Bridge, VA.
Fought on 7 Apr 1865 at Farmville, VA.