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56th Ohio Infantry      
Company Unknown
Joseph Woolard - Unknown   
Found info that Joseph Woolard of the 56th OH Inf and belonged to GAR post 150 in Nebraska, which is Riverton, Franklin.
His daughter Alice married my gr grandfather
Do Not have much more info than this but would like some
Contact Name:  Phyllis Hoyt
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Date Added:  2/18/2007
Company A
Perry Lewis Irvin - Private   
PVT Perry irvin was my gg maternal grandfather.
Contact Name:  Dottie McNamara
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Date Added:  2/28/2012
Company A
John Flemming McGrew - Private   
Enlisted as a Private on 31 October 1861
Enlisted in Company A, 56th Infantry Regiment Ohio on 03 January 1862.
Transfered on 08 October 1862 from company A to company S
Promoted to Full Hospital Steward on 08 October 1862
POW on 03 May 1864 at Snaggy Point, Red River, LA
Wounded on 03 May 1864 at Snaggy Point, Red River, LA
Discharged Company A, 56th Infantry Regiment Ohio on 02 January 1866
Contact Name:  Fred Rose
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Date Added:  11/9/2005
Company A
James S Sexton - Private   
Enlisted 10-17-1861 Camp Morrow, Ohio
Discharged 10-27-1964 New Orleans, La.
Contact Name:  Judy Eaton
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Date Added:  10/2/2011
Company A
john slack - Private   
would like any info
Contact Name:  terry green
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Date Added:  1/1/2009
Company B
Adam Cramer - Sergeant   
ADAM CRAMER, sexton of the Methodist Episcopal Church, Fostoria, was born in York County, Penn., April 30, 1827, son of John and Catherine (Slote) Cramer, who settled in Loudon Township, this county, in 1838. Our subject was reared in Loudon Township from eleven years of age, and received a limited education in the schools of his times. On reaching maturity, he began to work as a journeyman carpenter, which trade he followed up to the breaking out of the late war of the Rebellion. In July, 1861, he enlisted in Company B, Fifty-fifth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and was mustered into the service in August following. He veteranized in same company and regiment January 1, 1864; was in the battles of Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Missionary Ridge, siege of Atlanta, siege of Savannah, and in many other engagements, and lost a leg at Averysboro, N. C., March 16, 1865, and received an honorable discharge at Columbus, Ohio, August 13, 1865. In August, 1870, he was appointed postmaster of Fostoria, which position he held ten years. Since the spring of 1883 he has been sexton of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Fostoria. October 23, 1853, Mr. Cramer was married to Christiana Klinger, of Clyde. and by her he has had five children, of whom three survive: Ida (Mrs. H. J. Cochran), Jasper and George M. Mr. and Mrs. Cramer are active members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He is a charter member of the Norris Post No. 27 of G. A. R. Politically he is a Republican.
Reference: Seneca County (Ohio) History - Biographical Sketches
Contact Name:  Mike Perry
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Date Added:  5/11/2004
Company C
Daniel D Duvall - Private   
My great grandfather was a farmer in Belmont county, Bellaire, Oh. He served with C Company of the 56th Regiment during the Civil War. He died at Powhatan Point in July of 1897.
Contact Name:  Donald D. Duvall
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Date Added:  1/20/2012
Company D
Ellis Logue - Private   
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Contact Name:  Karen Seibert
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Date Added:  8/16/2004
Company D
Amos H Tudor - 1st Sergeant   
Enlisted in Co D, 56th Ohio Infantry Regiment after being discharged from Co H, 153rd Ohio Infantry on 9/9/1864.
Contact Name:  Fred Rose
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Date Added:  5/29/2009
Company F
Corbley D Hawkins - Unknown   
Corbley was captured at the battle of Vicksburg and released after several weeks.
Contact Name:  Rod Hawkins
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Date Added:  3/14/2008
Company F
Michael Joyce - Private   
Michael mustered out in 1864 but re-enlisted as a veteran volunteer, same regiment but now Co. A
Contact Name:  Sue Rosa
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Date Added:  1/30/2010
Company F
Reuben Smith - Private   
Enlisted as a Private on 19 October 1861 at the age of 31.
Received a disability discharge on 9 May 1862.
Contact Name:  Eric Stone
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Date Added:  8/18/2010
Company G
Duncan McKenzie - Sergeant   
Duncan was the son of David McKenzie and Harriett McIntosh McKenzie. He was the brother of my great great grandfather, Daniel McKenzie.

He died on June 5th 1863, and is buried near Champion Hill at Vicksburg, Mississippi. This information is inscribed at the bottom of his father's tombstone.

Contact Name:  Nancy Hartman
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Date Added:  3/27/2010
Company I
George Washington Bland - Private   
Entered service October 16, 1861 at Camp Morrow, Portsmouth, Ohio
Wounded July 10, 1862 in battle of Jackson, Miss
Transferred to Co. C January 26, 1864
Contact Name:  Roby McCarty
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Date Added:  12/1/2013
Company I
D. Johnson - Unknown   
Died on June 3, 1863. He is buried at Section E, Site 1798 at Vicksburg National Military Park.
Contact Name:  Arturo E. Lara
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Date Added:  11/13/2014
Company I
John W. Loney - Private   
He enlisted into the 56th on Oct.25,1861 at Waverly, Pike County and was mustered into Co.I at Portsmouth. While at Fort Donelson, Tennessee he contracted typhoid fever and died April, 1862 on his way home to Portsmouth, Ohio.

I am doing research on this unit and have photos of this unit. If you would like copies, just e-mail me.
Contact Name:  Jim Loney
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Date Added:  3/14/2004
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