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197th Ohio Infantry      
Company Unknown
Amos W. Hamer - Private   
Private Age 18 Enlisted 10 October 1861, for 3 years. Wounded in action 15 August 1864 near Atlanta. Mustered out 2 February 1866 to date 4 June 1865 at Columbus, OH by order of War Dept.
Contact Name:  Walter Fiedler
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Date Added:  3/9/2011
Company Unknown
Cornelius Miller - Private   
Cornelius Miller is my Great-Great Grandfather. I do know what company he was with. He is buried in Pike County,Ohio
Contact Name:  Ken Gray
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Date Added:  12/25/2007
Company Unknown
Andrew Urban - 1st Lieutenant   
I am not a descendent of Andrew Urban but my house sits in the middle of what was then the battlefield of Lovejoy's Station where he was KIA. The section of the Union line that the 70th Ohio held is within 100 yards of my house. In doing research on the battle in the Official Records I found the following stirring account of his death. While relic hunting a few years ago, I dug a Staff Officers button in the area the 70th Ohio occupied... Every Memorial day I put a flag and thank you note at Andrew's grave in Marietta National Cemetary.

HEADQUARTERS SEVENTIETH OHIO INFANTRY.
East Point, Ga., September 9, 1864.

SIR: I have the honor to report the operations of this command from the 4th day of August, 1864, to the 3d day-of September, 1864, inclusive:

We remained in this position until September 2, when we were ordered to pursue the enemy, and marched six miles south of Jonesborough, Ga., and fortified a position in front and right of our brigade, in full view of the rebel lines. On the 3d we received the welcome news that Atlanta was ours.

All the officers and men acquitted themselves to my entire satisfaction.

Our losses since the 26th of August are 1 commissioned officer killed, 1 commissioned officer and 3 enlisted men wounded.

I cannot close this report without adverting to the great loss the regiment has sustained in the death of its adjutant, First Lieut. Andrew Urban. He was killed on the 3d instant, while communicating the glorious news of the evacuation of Atlanta by the enemy and its occupation by our forces. He was shot by a sharpshooter, a minie ball passing through his chest. He exclaimed, 'Oh! boys, I am killed,' and instantly expired. Thus fell the model adjutant, the brave and faithful soldier, and generous friend. The regiment mourns his loss.

I am, captain, respectfully, your obedient servant,

H. L. PHILIPS,
Captain, Seventieth Ohio Veteran Volunteers.

Andrew Urban was only 21 years old when he died. His body was never sent back home to Ohio and lies in the Marietta National Cemetery here in Georgia.
Contact Name:  Tom Fusia
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Date Added:  12/15/2007
Company B
Samuel Jefferson Matticks - 1st Lieutenant   
Samuel J. Matticks enlisted from Locust Grove, Ohio (Adams County) in October 19, 1861. He was the 1stSgt for Company B until January of 1863. Promoted to 2d Lieutenant in January of 1863. He participated in the Battles of Shiloh (mentioned in the dispatches), Jackson, Mississippi, Vicksburg, Chattanooga, and Ezra Church. Promoted to 1st Lieutenant in October of 1864. He was carried off the field at Ezra Church with plural pneumonia and officially discharged as of October of 1864 after being released from an army hospital. Although he had reenlisted for the duration of the war, General Sherman decided that all men who were sick or wounded would be discharged prior to beginning the march to the sea. He later recovered, returned to Ohio and died in 1903.
Contact Name:  James W. Clark Jr
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Date Added:  9/28/2005
Company B
James F. Summers - Captain   
Captain James F. Summers enlisted as a Captain of Company B, 70th OVI on 12 October 1861. He was a merchant from Locust Grove, Ohio (Adams County). Summers was married to Hannah Urton on 1 December 1853 and together they had 3 children, Alverda J. (born 13 June 1855), Samuel L. (born 18 April 1857) and Laura E. (born 8 May 1859). Captain Summers participated in the Battles of Shiloh (mentioned in the dispatches), Jackson, Mississippi, Vicksburg, Chattanooga, and finally Ezra Church. He was killed while the 70th OVI was repelling the 8th charge of the Confederates. He was shot through the chest after shouting, 'There they come. Pour it into them!' Captain Summers died three hours later.
Contact Name:  James W. Clark Jr (no relation)
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Date Added:  9/29/2005
Company B
Daniel Tener - Private   
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Contact Name:  James W. Clark Jr.
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Date Added:  9/29/2005
Company B
Dynes Tener - Sergeant   
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Contact Name:  James W. Clark Jr
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Date Added:  9/29/2005
Company B
James Tener - Corporal   
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Contact Name:  James W. Clark Jr
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Date Added:  9/29/2005
Company B
Joseph Tener - Private   
Enlisted from Locust Grove, Ohio (Adams County) on 17 October 1861. A farmer, he was 23 years old. Fought at the Battle of Shiloh. Was discharged for disability in early 1863.
Contact Name:  James W. Clark Jr
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Date Added:  9/29/2005
Company B
Joseph Troutman - Private   
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Contact Name:  Jacob Lake
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Date Added:  2/23/2007
Company B
William Henry Wright - Corporal   
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Contact Name:  M. Kirchner
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Date Added:  1/26/2006
Company C
samuel w bentley - Private   
he died nov 1 1862 at overton G H Memphis , tenn
Contact Name:  tony bentley
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Date Added:  9/22/2015
Company C
Nathaniel Blythe - Unknown   
Don't know much more about him, He was my Great, Great, Great Grandpa. I do know he is buried in a small cemetery in Adams County, Ohio on Germany Hill Road. I've been trying to find out more but keep running into road blocks. Any help would be great.
Contact Name:  Ray Steward
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Date Added:  1/21/2009
Company C
James Henry Deatley - Private   
Enlisted October 14, 1861. Participated in Battle of Pittsburg Landing (Shiloh) wounded by Confederate Artillery near Old Shiloh Church. Continued to Seige at Corinth MS. and discharged due to disability on June 19, 1862
Contact Name:  Dennis DeAtley
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Date Added:  6/25/2010
Company C
John Wilson Smalley - Private   
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Contact Name:  Greg Smalley
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Date Added:  3/10/2012
Company D
Jacob H. Bogart - Corporal   
Jacob was my 2nd Great-Grandfather
Contact Name:  Michael
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Date Added:  3/25/2013
Company G
John Coleman Nelson - Captain   
Willing to exchange info w. vets'' descendents, relatives and researchers.
Contact Name:  Robin Nelson
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Date Added:  5/28/2004
Company K
Robert Ellison - 1st Corporal   
Robert Ellison
• born February 18, 1838 Adams Co., OH;
• married September 23, 1860 West Union, Adams Co., OH to Anna Sibrel;
• died June 6, 1888 near Merna, Custer Co., NE;
• buried June 7, 1888 Custer Center Cemetery, (near Merna), Custer Co., NE;

Further information from military file, National Archives:

February 6, 1862 Enlisted in Adams County, OH;

February 24, 1862 Appointed first corporal;

March 4, 1863 Enlisted at St. Louis, MO in Co. G, Mississippi Marine Brigade;

February 12, 1865 Enlisted at West Union, OH in Co. D, 191st Ohio Infantry


Contact Name:  Russ Czaplewski
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Date Added:  10/12/2007
Company K
William H Hooper - Captain   
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Contact Name:  Austin Hooper
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Date Added:  11/21/2007
Company K
Eli Morgan - Private   
Shilo
Contact Name:  Michael Armstrong
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Date Added:  3/8/2016
Company K
Andrew Jackson Sibrel - Lieutenant   
Andrew Jackson Sibrel (born Brown County, OH 1840);
Served in Co. K, 70th Ohio Infantry; Mentioned: “Thanks to Lieutenant A. J. Siberal for valuable assistance in gathering up this history.” [History of the Seventieth Ohio Regiment, p. 82] “About one-half of Company G, with an equal number from Company K . . . commanded by Lieutenant Andrew J. Siberal, remained upon the skirmish line during the entire day, exposed to the fire of the enemy.” [ p. 91] “Fourteen men belonging to the 48th Illiniois . . . were captured on the skirmish line. Lieutenant Andrew J. Siberal, with a detail from Company K, 70th Ohio, took the places in line of the fourteen men captured. [p. 95] [note: name appears as Sibrel on Co. K roster on p. 181];
Biographical sketch: born August 4, 1840 in Brown Co., OH; gives details of his Civil War service [Biographical Record of Vermilion County; page 1105-1108]
Document [dated February 25?, 1862]: Hiram S. Kerr, et. al., Company K, 70th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. To? Letter signed by thirty-two members of Company K, 70th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry; and recommending Andrew J. Sibrel as a suitable person for 2nd Lieutenant thereof. [Series 147, vol. 34, p. 112] [Ohio State Historical Society; Adjutant General. Correspondence to the Governor and Adjutant General of Ohio, September 21, 1861-June 2, 1862];
Cemetery record: Union Cemetery, Rankin, IL; Andrew J. Sibrel (1840-1919); Mary E. (1858-1947); Andrew Sibrel served in this company with his brother-in-law Robert Ellison.
Contact Name:  Russ Czaplewski
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Date Added:  10/12/2007
Company K
James Watson - Private   
James Watson served from the start of the war. He was from the West Union area in Adams County, Ohio. He was wounded in the battle before Atlanta and was taken prisoner. He was transferred to Andersonville Prison. Several months later he was released in a prisoner exchange. Years later he died from complications caused by his war injuries. He was my great-great grandfather. I am looking for a regimental photograph of Company K if one exists. Any comments on this regiment or thoughts about finding a photo would be welcomed.
Contact Name:  Tom Stone
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Date Added:  3/7/2007
Company K
William Webb - Private   
William Webb (1843 - 1927) of Adams County, Ohio was my great grandfather. He married Mariah Lucinda Copas Webb (1851 - 1927) in 1869. Their daughter Nora Lee Webb Schillinger (1885 - 1952) was my grandmother.
Contact Name:  William Schillinger
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Date Added:  8/5/2007
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