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[Note:  While Jacob H. Smith was officially the Captain of Co F from 23 Jan 62 until 29 Jun 63, he was Absent in Hospital during Dec 61 and again after being wounded at Shiloh;  He was on a Recruiting Service from 29 Jul 62 until he was Discharged 29 Jun 63 and sent to the Invalid Corps;  On 5 Dec 62, Col Sedgewick writes to Hd Qtrs asking that Capt Smith be required to return to his company--to no avail;  Thus, Capt Jacob H. Smith was not at Cripple Creek]



Hurd, Jesse Clough  23  (1839 - 1924)  Born in Jackson Co, OH, the younger brother of John R. Hurd who was Capt of Co F and later Major or the 2nd KY;  Mustered in originally as a Sgt on 5 Jun 61, but was immediately promoted to 2 Lt on the same date (although there are some records that indicate he was not made 2 Lt until 25 Jan 62);  Promoted to 1 Lt on 6 Feb 62;  Would be named Capt of Co I on 13 Jun 63; Was slightly wounded at Chickamauga with a contusion on his thigh;  Served as Acting Commander of Co F at various times during Capt Smith's prolonged absence;  Married Julia Dungan in 1866;  Lived most of his life in Jackson Co, OH where he worked as a Bank Cashier and a Bookkeeper




Blair, John Milton -- See the Page for Co D (2 KY) for his Bio;  He would become 1 Lt for Co F on 13 Jun 63 



Coe, Cyrenus J. "William"  21   (1842 -1868)  Born in McKean Co, PA to Rev Chester Seymour Coe and his second wife, Mary;  He went by the name of Cyrus but was also called William or Bill;  He was reportedly 6' 2" tall with long, black hair, impeccable manners, and was well regarded by his superiors;  Mustered in as a Cpl on 5 Jun 61;  Promoted from Cpl to Sgt on 20 Feb 62;  Promoted from Sgt to 2 Lt on 7 Apr 62;  Would be promoted to 1 Lt on 14 Nov 63;  Was granted Leave for 20 days from 3 - 22 Feb 64 in order to see his widowed mother in PA;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64;  But wait, there's more!  He reportedly went to Ft Lyon, Col in 1864 or 65 and worked as a foreman of stonemasons;  On the side, he was the leader of an outlaw gang that specialized in stealing government horses, mules, and supplies throughout the Southwest (TX, CO, and what would later become NM and OK);  At first, "Captain Bill" [the name he adopted, even though he never rose above 1 Lt] was something of a Robin Hood character, seen as a gentleman bandit who sometimes shared his ill-gotten gain with the foot soldiers or the regular citizens, but eventually his outlaw band reportedly began robbing wagon trains on the Santa Fe Trail and terrorizing local citizens of nearby towns, raping and pillaging as well as robbing;  He was caught (along with several gang members) and hanged by a vigilante mob on 11 Apt 68 near Pueblo, CO;  An interesting website can be found here:   






Astholz, Louis  --  See Foote, Louis (Below)     



Benson, James Lucas   25  (1838 - 1904?)  Born in OH;  Mustered in on 5 Jun 61 as a Cpl;  Would be appointed Sgt on 25 Mar 64;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64;  Married Sarah Monk in 1869;  Lived most of his life in Scioto Co, OH as a Laborer or as a Canal Boat Pilot;  He aparently went by his middle name



Foote, Louis  30  (1831 - 1895)  Born in Lower Saxony, Germany;  Mustered in on 5 Jun 61 as a Sgt;  Would be reduced to ranks on 25 Mar 64;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64;  First name also spelled Lewis and some of his records (pension, census, cemetery, etc) show him with an alias of Louis Astholz;  In 1880, he and his family lived in Portsmouth, Scioto Co, OH where he worked as a Street Sprinkler [?};  He filed for a Pension as an Invalid in 1890 and his widow, Katharine, filed for her Pension in 1895;  He died and is buried (as Pvt. Louis Astholz) in Portsmouth




Forsythe, James Henry   23   (1839 - 1913)  Born in Adams Co, OH to Abraham and Margarite (Davis) Forsyther;  Mustered in on 5 Jun 61 as a Cpl;  Appointed 1 Sgt on 17 Jul 63;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64;  Lived most of his life as a Farmer in Adams Co, OH;  Married Susan J. Fournier;  Died and is buried in Adams Co, OH 



French, Frank R.  20   (1843 - 1915)  Born in KY;  Mustered in on 5 Jun 61 as 1 Sgt;  Would be reduced to ranks on 17 Jul 63;  Was Absent on a Recruiting Service from 15 Mar 64 until 8 Jun 64;Worked as a Printer; Re-enlisted with the 21st KY Co G on 3 Sep 64--he was described as being 5' 7" with a fair complexion, blue eyes, and black hair--he was a substitute for Wash Honshall;  He filed for an Invalid's Pension in 1888 from OH;  Widow, Elizabeth, fied her Pension in 1915 from Okla;  In 1905, they were living in Kearny Co, KS, but were living in OK when he died (?)  




Morrison, Thomas Wilson   23  (1840 - 1916)  Born in Lawrence Co, OH;  Mustered in on 5 Jun 61 as a Cpl; Appointed Sgt on 17 Jul 63;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64;  Moved his family to Texas in 1873 and remained there the rest of his life;  Worked as a Farmer and a Well Borer [Driller];  Filed a Petition for a Pension as an Invalid in 1892 and his widow, Annie, filed for her Pension in 1916;  He died and was buried in Cleburne, Johnson Co, TX



Owen, Edwin S.*  26   (1837 - 1863)  Mustered in on 13 Jun 61 as a Cpl;  Was Killed in Action at Chickamauga on 19 Sep 63



Willis, Henry  21   (1842 - )  Mustered in on 14 Jul 61 as a Cpl;  Would be appointed Sgt on 25 Mar 64;  There are two men named Henry Willis who are buried in Lawrence Co, OH--both of whom were Civil War veterans and neither of whom have any dates in their Cemetery Records--one of them was our Henry, but it is hard to say which of the many records for Henry Willis (especially those in Lawrence Co, OH) refer to our Henry, who was buried in the White Cottage Cemetery;  The death certificate for the Henry Willis who was born in Sept 1838 and died in 1918 and was married to Margaret was buried in Woodland Cem, meaning this information must pertain to the OTHER Henry Willis




              OTHER  PERSONNEL   from  Co.  F  at   CRIPPLE   CREEK



Reese, John   36  (1827 - )  Mustered in as a Pvt;  Appointed Principal Musician (Fifer) on 1 May 63;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64


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Addis, Thomas  22   (1841 - )  Mustered in on 5 Jun 61;  Would be wounded at Chickamauga on 19 Sep 63;  Was Absent in Hospital until 20 Dec 63;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64



Allison, Theodore R.  23   (1840 - )  Mustered in on 7 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64



Baker, Joseph  25   (1838 - )  Mustered in on 5 Jun 61;  Would be wounded at Chickamauga on 19 Sep 63;  Was in Hospital unitl 13 May 64;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64



Ball, Jesse W.  32   (1831 - )  Mustered in on 21 Jun 61;  Would desert from Louisville, KY on 1 Oct 63



Blackburn, Solomon  22   (1841 - )  Mustered in on 5 Jun 61;  Was wounded at Stone River on 31 Dec 62 and was hospitalized until 25 Mar 63;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64



Calvin, John W.  25   (1838 - )  Mustered in on 9 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64



Crawford, Samuel*  23   (1840 - 1863)   Mustered in on 5 Jun 61;  Would die in Chattanooga on 1 Dec 63 of wounds suffered at Chickamauga on 19 Sept 63;  AG's Report says Lemuel 



Crosser, William  20   (1843 - )  Mustered in on 5 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64;  AG's Report says Crasser



Davidson, Josephus  24   (1839 - )  Mustered in on 14 Jul 61;  Mustered out on 14 Jun 64 by telegram




Davis, Jonas  28  (1835 - )  Mustered in on 5 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64;  May possibly be the son of Hezekiah and Martha (Gee) Davis of Greenup Co, KY;  May also be the Jonas Davis (no dates of birth or death) whose marker is in the Cedarville Cemetery in Washington Co, OH



Davis, Luster Emil  25  (<1836> - 1900)  Mustered in on 5 Jun 61;  Discharged 30 Jun 63 from Hospital in Louisville due to Hypertrophy of Heart;  Described as 5' 10" with gray eyes, dark hair and dark complexion;  He worked as a Teamster;  A family source on Ancestry shows him as the son of William and Emily Davis of Scioto Co, OH, who married Mary J. Burje in 1864, died in 1900, and is buried in Vinton Co, OH;  This Luster Davis is shown with his parents in Scioto Co, OH in 1860, although there is a Luster Davis listed in Greenup Co, KY in 1860 (living with cousins?)--could they be the same person or distant relative?  If so, this would not be the first Davis connection between Scioto Co, OH and Greenup Co, KY  (See Jonas Davis, above)



Dieter, Andrew  33   (1830 - )  Mustered in on 5 Jun 61;  Was involved in the Jul 62 Railroad accident and was in Hospital in Nashville for a few months afterward;  Reportedly Present at Cripple Creek on the Oct 62 - Feb 63 Muster Roll, however the AG's Reports says he was in Hospital in Louisville beginning 5 May 63 and would be transferred to the 8th Veterans' Reserve Corps, Co F, in Nashville beginning 20 Aug 63;  AG's Report says Dealer



Dutiel, John C.  29  (<1834> - 1911)  Born in OH, the second son of Lewis and Catherine (Snedicor) Dutiel;  Mustered in on 13 Sep 61;  Brother of Lemuel B (next bio),  Francis C (Died), and William H H (Discharged);  Because he was not mustered in until Sep 61, John had to report to the Provost Marshal in Covington when the bulk of the Co mustered out, but he mustered out on 23 Sep 64;  Name spelled variously as Duty, Dutell, Dutriel, Duteil, etc.;  Army records show he was 24 when he enlisted in 1861, making his birthyear around 1837, the 1850 Census shows him as 13 (born around 1837) and lists him by his middle name (Claudius?) and the 1860 Census shows him as 22 (meaning he was born around 1838), but family records show his date of birth as 1834, so we will go with that;  Married Mary Ann Frost; Lived most of his life as a Farmer in Scioto Co, OH, where he is buried



Dutiel, Lemuel  B.  21  (1841 - 1899)   Born in Sept 1841 in OH, the youngest son of Lewis and Catherine (Snedecot) Dutiel (other brothers in Co F were Frank Francis C (Died before Cripple Creek), John C. (bio above), and William H. (Discharged before Cripple Creek);  Mustered in 5 Jun 61 as a Pvt;  Would be appointed Cpl on 25 Mar 64;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64;  Married Ruhama Emory in 1868;  Lived virtually all of his life in Scioto Co, OH as a Laborer;  Name often misread as Samuel and last name as Duty, Dutell, Duteil, etc



Elam, Shelby  24   (1839 - )  Mustered in on 5 Jun 61;  Brother of William K Elam in next bio;  Was wounded at Chickamauga on 19 Sep 63;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64



Elam, William K. 25  (1838 - )  Mustered in on 5 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64;  Brother of Shelby Elam in previous bio



Friel, James   30  (1843 - )  Mustered in on 24 Dec 61 at Camp Cox, VA;  Wounded at Chickamauga on 19 Sep 63;  Absent at Hospital until



Guess, Harkless T.  35   (1828 - <1890>)  Mustered in on 5 Jul 61;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64;  Name alternately given as Hackless and Hercules 



Harper, Elihu  21  (1842 - )   Mustered in on 13 Jun 61;  Wounded at Barboursville, VA on 13 Jul 61;  Mustered out 19 Jun 64



Herrill, William  22   (1841 - )  Mustered in on 5 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64



Hobble, Benjamin  19   (1844 - )  Mustered in on 5 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64



Hobstetter, Jacob  18   (1845 - )  Mustered in on 5 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64




Hussey, Amos   22  (1841 - )  Mustered in on 20 Jun 62 at Camp Lytle, OH;  Wounded at Chickamauga on 19 Sep 63;  When rest of company mustered out, he was sent to Provost Marshal in Covington, KY (because his 3 years were not over)



Jones, John*  29   (1832 - 1863)  Born in Morgan Co, KY;  Worked as a Miner and a Day Laborer prior to his enlistment;  Married Cynthia M. Bays in 1856, 1 child (Sarah Elizabeth, b 1861, adopted by Cynthia's second husband, Edward L. Poynter); Mustered in on 5 Jun 61;  Was described as 5' 5" tall with a light complexion, grey eyes, and dark hair;  Wounded in left thigh at Chickamauga;  Sent to a hospital in Cincinnati;  On 6 Dec 63, he had just left Cincinnati, returning to his company on a train operated by the Ohio and Mississippi RR, when he was injured (falling from the train?) and his left leg was run over by the train, breaking it in 3 places;  [No doubt, the left thigh wound from Chickamauga was still not entirely healed!];  Taken to West Side Hospital in Cincinnati and died there within 4 - 5 hours of the injuries suffered in the Railroad Accident; Buried in Spring Grove Cemetery; Widow's pension filed for in 1864 and petition for Minor child filed for in 1869 

Keenan, John  29   (1834 - )  Mustered in on 5 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64



Langshore, Allen B   19  (1844 - )  Mustered in 13 Jun 61;  Taken prisoner at Chickamauga on 19 Sep 63 but excaped on  ;  Returned to company 20 Apr 64;  Mustered out 19 Jun 64




Lantz, John*   24  (1839 - 1863)  Mustered 13 Jun 61;  Died on 16 May 63 at Cornel's Station, TN of injuries suffered in a Railroad Accident



Larimer, John V.  19   (1844- )  Mustered in on 5 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64



McKee, Joseph  20   (1843 - )  Mustered in on 14 Jul 61;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64



Miller, Frederick   34  (1829 - )  Mustered in on 5 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64





Moran, John Henry*  27  (1836 - 1863)   Born in Lawrence Co, OH (Although the 1860 Census for Lawrence Co, OH shows him as being born in VA and living with James and Martha Moran--both James and John were Coopers by trade);  He apparently went by his middle name;  Mustered in on 13 Jun 61 as a Pvt;  Reported Sick in Nashville as of 17 (or 23) Dec 62 and is still absent on the Mar/Apr 63 Muster Roll Card, but is Present on the card for 28 Feb/30 Jun 63, so he must have been at Cripple Creek for the last month or so; Appointed Cpl on 17 Jul 63 (AG's Report mistakenly says 17 Jun 61);  Wounded at Chickamauga on 19 Sep 63--"seriously" in the right leg and reportedly died of that wound on 11 Oct 63 in Chattanooga General Hospital #3 (However, the Hospital register shows his cause of death as Gastritis and the Burial Records say he died on 3 Oct and his Final Statement shows he died on 13 Oct);  He was described as being 5' 7" with Light hair, Light complexion, Grey eyes;  He was a Farmer;  His personal effects consisted of a watch and $5;  He is buried in the Chattanooga Veterans' Cemetery in Grave A-367 (originally listed as John H. Morine)


Nail, John  27  (1836 - )  Mustered in on 5 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64



Owen, Orville L.  28   (1835 - )  Mustered in on 13 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64



Patterson, Addison   22  (1841 - )  Mustered in on 5 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64




Perkins, Gilson  22   (1841 - )  Mustered in on 5 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64





Pigman, John Henry 18  (1845 - 1921)  Born in Lawrence Co, OH, the second son of James and Eliza Pigman and younger brother of William (next bio);  Mustered in on 13 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64; Married Hester Ann Pine;  Like his older brother who died, John worked as a Cooper;  They continued to live in Lawrence Co, but by 1895, they had moved to Louisa Co, IA where he died and was buried




Pigman, William M.  19   (1844- 1863)  Born in Lawrence Co, OH, the firstborn child of James and Eliza Pigman;  He worked as a Cooper in 1860;  Mustered in on 12 Jun 61;  He was Detailed as Division Ambulance Driver in Apr 63;  Was sent to Hospital in Murfreesboro on 23 Jun 63 and then sent to Louisville in Jun 63, suffering from Chronic Diarrhea and Ulceration of the Bowels;  He was described as being 5' 2 1/2" tall with Dark Complexion, Gray eyes, and Dark Hair;  Discharged from Service on 4 Sep 63 from Hospital in Louisville, but he was at Cripple Creek and apparently died (at home?) a few days later;  He is buried in Green Lawn Cemetery in Lawrence Co, OH




Powers, Henry C.  26   (1837 - )  Mustered in on 5 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64



Rollins, Charles   19  (1844 - )  Mustered in on 5 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64;  Brother of William Rollins, who died after the Railroad Accident in 1862




Sigman, Jackson  23   (1840 - )  Mustered in on 10 Jun 61;  Wounded at Barboursville, VA on 13 Jul 61;  Mustered out 19 Jun 64



Smith, James*  23   (1840 - 1863)  Mustered in on 5 Jun 61;  Killed in Action at Chickamauga on 19 Sep 63




Siegel, Valentine   24  (1839 - )  Mustered in on 5 Jun 61;  Mustered out on 19 Jun 64;  Name given variously as Valuntine Seigle, Valentine Siegle, Suggle, etc



Wheeler, Nathan  22  (1841 - )  Mustered in on 13 Jun 61 as a Pvt;  Would be appointed Cpl on 25 Mar 64;  Mustered out 19 Jun 64




     DIED                  GONE HOME             TRANSFERRED            UNACCOUNTED FOR             IN HOSPITAL     


Bays, James C.

Brandan, John

Brannan, John

Burns, Lafayette

Call, Charles

Clemmins, William M.

Dutiel, Frank

Gray, James

Horton, Robert (Cpl)

McGinnis, John H.

Miller, James A.  (2 Lt)

Plumb, William

Rollins, William

Smith, Fernando

Wilson, Charles B. 


Bausch, Sebastian

Curtis, John W.

Ditty, James

Dutiel, William

Rudolph, John

Smith, James W.

Stutts, Andrew

Clemmins, George H. (Sgt)

Hurd, John R.  (Capt) to Major

Litch, James E. -- Detatched to

   Pioneer Corp 25 Nov 62 - 3 Jun



To Regular Army on 15 Dec 62

Brisentine, William

Grimes, Robert

Hedges, Adam







These Men Were Marked

       Deserters After Only

       1 Day!

Alum, Albert/Alcany

Brennan, John

Burris, John

Cite, Adam

Clark, David

Davis, John

Davis, Thomas

Farcle, George

Hampling, John

Hellvy, John

Hishong, Michael

Jones, William

Kossler, John

McKnight, William

O'Haver, Francis

Peters, John

Stewart, Gilbert

Stillman, Charles

Smising, John H.

 ("Smising's missing?")

Youngbloch, Nicholas



Case, Thomas

Culwell, Charles

Howe, James

Lasse, Stephen G.

McCall, Thomas

McKee, William S.

Patterson, James W.

Warbraugh, George

Bays, George W. --  

    Louisville, Discharged on

    17 Feb 63

Bear, Calvin -- Paroled prisoner origin-

    ally marked as Deserted from the

    Hosp at Camp Chase, then

    changed to Disch as of 5 Jan 63

Carelton, James M. -- 

    Nashville, Discharged on

    23 May 63

Cooper, William A.  --   

    Evansville, Discharged on 20 Jan


Drury, Charles --

    Manchester, TN, Dischgd

    on 19 Jan 63

Footz, Anderson -- 

    Nashville, Discharged on

    17 Feb 63

Goheen, Benjamin F. -- 

    Nashville, Discharged on

    30 Sep 63

Havard, Isaac -

    Nashville, Discharged on

    2 Apr 63

Hodges, Thompson --

    POW 31 Dec 62 to Camp Chase

    Hosp; Deserted [a miscommuni-

    cation?], returned to Army (7th KY)

Moore, Timothy -- In Hospital from

     22 Dec 62 in Nashville

O'Donnolly, Sandy --

    Nashville, Discharged on

    9 Mar 63

Stewart, George G --

    Nashville, Discharged on

    9 Mar 63

Vanceyor, Lafayette --

    Louisville, Discharged on

    25 Mar 63

Welty, Roman --

    Portsmouth, OH, Dschgd

    on 27 Jan 63

Westwood, William --

    Louisvile, Discharged on

    6 Jan 63

Fatal Railroad Accident -- Cincinnati Daily Enquirer, Wed. 23 Jul 1862 

     The cars from Athens to Nashville were thrown off the track on Friday evening [18 July], between Columbia and Reynolds Station, killing two and wounding 40 persons a number of them fatally.  Among the latter was Captain Tatum of the Sixth Ohio, who died at Nashville.  The first engineer took to the woods precipitatly, leaving his train in charge of the second engineer.  The cars were running at the rate of forty-five miles an hour.  The engineer is suspended having caused the disaster intentionally.  [Taken from the Louisville Journal 21 July 62] 

Accident on the Columbia Railroad --  Philadelphia, PA Public Ledger, 19 Jul 1862

     Nashville, July 19. -- The down train from Huntsville was thrown from the track 12 miles this side of Reynolds' Station.  Capt. Tatum of Ohio, and several others were killed, and twenty wounded.  Gen. Mitchell's family were on the train, but escaped, and arrived at Columbia.

Additional Particulars  

     The Casualties by the accident on the Columbia road are larger than before reported.  The train contained about one thousand Ohio and Kentucky troops, of Nelson's command.  The two hind cars were thrown off while the cars were going fifty miles per hour, on a curve.  About forty men were wounded, five of whom died after reaching Columbia, Tenn., and more not expected to live.  Captain Tatum belonged to the Ohio Sixth--the Guthrie Grays.  He was formerly connected with the Cincinnati Gazette. ...Blame is attached to the engineer, who escaped to the woods after disconnecting the locomotive from the train, leaving the latter half a mile behind.  Several arrests have been made by soldiers.


Members of Co F who were injured and/or died as a result of the accident:

Injured Only                                                          Killed/Mortally Wounded

Dieter, Andrew                                                      Bays, George W.

                                                                              Cooper, William

                                                                              Drury, Charles

                                                                              Havard, Isaac  (Cpl)

                                                                              Jones, John

                                                                              O'Donald, Sandy

                                                                              Stewart, George  (Cpl)

**Two other members of Co F were involved in another railroad accident, both of them fatally wounded:

     Lantz, John

     Rollins, William

This accident apparently occurred in May [?] 63 near Cornel's Station [TN?]


Note: Capt Ezekiel Hall Tatem, <28> died of a Concussion caused by the accident and is buried in Cincinnati's Spring Grove Cemetery



Finally, Pvt. John Jones suffered fatal injuries in a RR accident on 6 Dec 63--his story is detailed in his bio above.

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