COMPANY  H  OFFICERS  at  CRIPPLE  CREEK

Nicholas Fletcher Hitchcock   29   (1833 - 1891)  Born in Perry Co, OH;  His parents were John and Rosannah Hitchcock;  He married Jemima Angle in 1853 in Hocking Co, OH;  In 1860, Nicholas worked as a Common School Teacher in Perry Co (in the picturesque-sounding community of Monday Creek);  He mustered in as Capt of Co H from the outset of the company;  His brother-in-law, Hugh Ferguson, was also an officer in Co H;  He was promoted to Major in Sep 64;  Mustered out 13 Jun 65;  He returned to Perry Co where he was a Farmer for most of the rest of his life;  In 1872, he was Postmaster in Perry Co;  By the late 1880s, he and his family were living in Johnson Co, NB;  He filed for an Invalid's Pension from Nebraska in 1889;  The 1890 Census-taker noted that he suffered from Feeble Mindedness;  He died and was buried in Sterling Co in 1891  

George W. Ritchey  24  (1838 - 1900)  He was born in OH, probably in Perry Co, the son of Thomas and Harriet Ritchey;  Thomas was a Farmer in Perry Co;  George mustered into the 90th OH on 26 Aug 62 as 1 Sgt;  Was promoted to 1 Lt on 2 Dec 62 (but was never mustered into that rank);  He resigned 20 Jul 63;  I am not sure why;  He later enlisted in Co H of the 160 Regiment of the OH National Guard as a Capt;  By 1870, he was a Farmer in Missouri, where he would live for roughly the next 20 years;  He married Lucinda Josephine ("Josie") Bullard in 1874 in Sangamon Co, IL;  In 1880, he and Josie were living in Cooper Co, MO, where he was an Agent in a Land Office;  He filed for an Invalid's Pension in 1890 from Kansas; At some point, he served in Co I of the 14th KS--perhaps a National Guard unit;  In 1899, he was suffering from Senile Dementia and entered the Disabled Soldiers' Home in Leavenworth, KS;  At the time, he was described as being 5' 11", with gray eyes and gray hair, His complexion is listed as "Bernette", but I think this means "Brunette";  He was a Protestant, and able to read and write;  His occupation was listed as Clerk;  He died in the Soldiers' Home in 1900, and was buried there  

 

 

William J. Webb  22  (1840 - 1914)  He was born in OH to Jonathan and Polly Webb;  He mustered in as 2 Lt of Co E, but he transferred to Co H as 1 Lt on 15 May 63--meaning he started as 1 Lt  just over 2 months before George Ritchey resigned (Did this create some animosity or, at least, did this situation result from some kind of strife in Co H?);  He was appointed Regimental Quartermaster on 18 Apr 65, but apparently continued to serve as 1 Lt of Co H;  He left both posts on 7 Jun 65 and was mustered out with the rest of Co H on 13 Jun;  Was he on furlough during that last week?;  He married Mary Jane Mathews in 1862 in Trumbull Co, OH, so he must have received at least one furlough during the War;  He spent the rest of his life after he returned home working as a Farmer in Ashtabula Co, OH;  He is buried there in the Colebrook Cemetery  

Hugh L. Ferguson  26  (1835 - 1910)   Born in Perry Co, OH, he was the son of Daniel and Louisiana Ferguson; Before the War, he attended Dennison Univ and Ohio Univ at Athens, but was unable to complete his studies, due to the War;  He married Susannah Hitchcock, the younger sister of Capt Hitchcock in the bio at the top of this page;   He was mustered into Co H as 1 Sgt on 26 Aug 62;  He was promoted to 2 Lt on 1 Feb 63, but he was never mustered into this rank;  He was promoted to 1 Lt of Co F on 24 Sep 64 and mustered out with Co H on 13 Jun 65;  He returned to school, this time attending the Cincinnati College of Medicine and Surgery, graduating as an Allopathic Physician in 1869;  He practiced medicine in Franklin Co, OH for over 35 years;  He moved to Madison Co, OH, living with one of his sons, after his wife's death, and practiced his profession for four more years until his death in 1910;  He was an active member of St. John's Evangelical Church;  He was buried in the Maple Hill Cemetery in Fairfield Co, next to his wife, Susannah     

 

    CORPORALS  and  SERGEANTS  of  Co.  H  at  CRIPPLE  CREEK

???Adcock, Henry  25  (1838 - )   He mustered in as a Cpl on 26 Aug 62;  He was discharged from the Army while he was in hospital at Camp Chase, OH on 10 Apr 63--was he ever at Camp Cripple Creek?

 

Bateman, John C.  20  (1843 - )   Was mustered in as a Cpl on 26 Aug 62;  He would later be promoted to the rank of Sgt Major on 3 Feb 64  

Black, William  28  (1835 - )  Was he related to Pvt Osias H. Black listed below?;  Mustered in as a Pvt;  Made a Cpl on 15 Feb 63;  He would be reduced back to a Pvt on 28 Feb 65;  Mustered out 13 Jun 65

 

Gordon, Bazil   42  (1821 - )   He mustered into Co H as a Cpl and maintained that rank until he mustered out with the men of the Company;

 

Harris, Samuel*  28  (1835 - 1864)   He mustered into the 90th OH on 26 Aug 62 as a Pvt, but was appointed Cpl on 14 Jan 63'  He was wounded on 15 Dec 1864 at the Battle of Nashville and died the next day;

Holliday, James J.  26  (1837 - )  He mustered in on 26 Aug 62 as a Cpl;  He received a Medical Discharge from Chicago on 22  Feb 65;  

Lyons, Thomas W.  19  (1844 - )   He mustered in as a Cpl on 26 Aug 62 and remained in that rank until he mustered out on 13 Jun 65

 

 

Mains, Thomas Selby 35  (1828 - 1907)  The son of John G and Hannah Mains, he was born and lived all of his life before and after the War in Perry Co, OH as a Farmer;  He married Sarah Hazelton in Perry Co in 1851 and they had 4 children before her death in 1862;  He mustered into the 90 OH as a Sgt in Aug 62 and mustered out with his comrades on 13 Jun 65;  He married Catharine Richter in 1865 and had one child with her;  He filed a Petition for an Invalid's Pension in 1887;  Catharine died in 1894;  In 1900, his youngest child, took care of her father until his death in 1907;  He was buried in the Maplewood Cemetery 

 

Smith, William J.  32  (1831 - )   He mustered in on 26 Aug 62 as a Pvt;  He was promoted to the rank of Sgt (skipping the rank of Cpl!) on 19 Jun 63;  He mustered out with the Company on 13 Jun 65  

 

 

Tharp, David A.  18  (1844 - 1912)   Born In OH to David Amos and Bethany Tharp;  He and his family lived in Perry Co, OH in 1850 and 1860;  They were Farmers;  He mustered into the 90 OH on 26 Aug 62 as a Pvt;  He was promoted to Cpl on 15 Feb 63;  He would make Sgt on 15 Jan 65 and muster out on 13 Jun 65;  He married Sarah E. Sanders in 1867;  After his marriage, he continued to live in Perry Co and would remain there for the rest of his life;  In 1870, his occupation was listed as Farmer;  In 1880, his occupation was given as Engineer;  In 1890, he applied for an Invalid's Pension;  In 1900, his occupation was given as Coal Miner and in 1910, it was given as Carpenter in a Coal Mine;  He died in 1910 in Perry Co and was buried in the Springer Cemetery;  His Widow filed for her Pension within a week of her husband's death  

Turner, Thomas  21  (1842 - )  He mustered in as a Cpl on 26 Aug 62;  He was promoted to Sgt on 14 Jan 63;  He would be made 1 Sgt on 12 Oct 64;  He would go on to be named 2 Lt on 30 May 65, before mustering out on 13 Jun 65 

 

 

Wells, John M.  21  (1841 - 1908)  Born in PA to John and Elizabeth Wells;  By 1850, the Wells Family were living in Perry Co, OH;  They were Farmers;  He mustered into the 90th OH on 26 Aug 62 as a Cpl;  He was promoted to Sgt on 1 Jan 65;  He mustered out on 13 Jun 65,  He returned to OH, but he never married;  In 1880, he was living in Warren Co, OH and working as a Laborer;  He filed for an Invalid's Pension in 1888;  He was still living in Warren Co in 1900;  He died in 1908 and is buried in Maplewood Cemetery in Perry Co   

               OTHER  PERSONNEL   from  Co.  H  at   CRIPPLE  CREEK  

 

Brashears, Caleb     22  (1841 - )  He mustered in as a Musician on 26 Aug 62 and he mustered out on 13 Jun 65 

ENLISTED  MEN  of  COMPANY  H  at  CRIPPLE  CREEK

Ansel, Jacob  19  (1844 - )    He mustered in 26 Aug 62 and mustered out 13 Jun 65

 

???Axline, Solomon  30  (1833 - )  He mustered in 26 Aug 62;  He died 9 Apr 63 in Somerset, Perry Co, OH;  Was he ever at Cripple Creek?  

???Black, Osias H.  25  (1838- )  Mustered in 26 Aug 62; Discharged 12 Feb 63 on a Surgeon's Certificate;  Was he related to William Black in the next bio?

Bowlby, Henry*  32  (1831 - 1863)  Mustered in on 26 Aug 62;  Drowned 5 Sep 63 in the Tennessee River, near Shell Mound, TN 

Brown, Jacob  18  (1845 - )  Mustered in 26 Aug 62 as a Pvt;  Would be appointed Cpl 28 Feb 65;  Mustered out 13 Jul 65

 

Brunner, Philip M.  20  (1843 - )  Mutered in on 26 Aug 62;  He would be captured at Chickamauga on 20 Sep 63;  He would be exchanged on 30 Mar 65 and mustered out at Camp  Chase 0 19 Jun 65

 

Bumcrots, John M.  18  (1845 - )  Mustered in on 26 Aug 62;  Mustered out on 13 Jun 65;  Was he a brother to William Bumcrots, in the bio below?

 

 

Bumcrots, William  22  (1841 - )  Mustered in on 26 Aug 62;  Mustered out on 13 Jun 65;  Was he a brother to John M  Bumcrots, in the bio above?

 

Chenoweth, Jonas S.  27  (1836 - )  Mustered in on 26 Aug 62;  Mustered out 13 Jun 65

 

Chilcote, John Wesley   21  (1841 - 1929)   Born in Perry Co, OH to Joshua and Catharine (Shaw) Chilcote;  Mustered in 11 Aug 62;  Mustered out 13 Jun 65; Went back home to Perry Co and lived there almost the rest of his life; Married Harriet Moore in 1867; Worked primarily as a Carpenter, but did some Farming, also;  In 1890, he told the Census-taker for the special Veterans' Schedule that he suffered from Heart and Chest Diseases;  However, this didn't prevent him from living almost another 40 years;  He died in Muskingum Co, OH in 1929 and was buried in the Uniontown Cemetery, next to his wife, who had died the year before

Coleman, Ovid A.  18  (1845 - )   He was mustered into the 90th OH on 26 Aug 62;  The AG's Roster does not indicate when he was appointed Cpl, so I am unsure what his rank was when he was at Cripple Creek;  He mustered out on 23 May 65 in Knoxville, TN by order of the War Dept--I do not know why he was not mustered out with the rest of Co H  

Coons, Andrew  18  (1845 - )  He was mustered in on 26 Aug 62;  Mustered out 13 Jun 65

Cooper, Erasmus M.  26  (1837 - )  He was mustered into the 90th OH on 26 Aug 62;  He received a Medical Discharge on on 21 Nov 63

Damonde, John H.  21  (1862 - )  Mustered into Co H on 26 Aug 62;  He was Medically Discharged on 5 Sep 63 from Camp Dennison, OH

Dishong, William  21  (1862 - )  Mustered in on 26 Aug 62 as a Pvt;  Promoted to Cpl 28 Feb 65;  Mustered out with Co H on 13 Jun 65

 

 

 

 

 

Dundon, William C.  25  (1838 - )   Mustered in on 26 Aug 62;  Mustered out 13  Jun 65

 

 

 

 

Ecenrode, James  19  (1844 - )   Mustered in with Co H on 26 Aug 62;  He would transfer to the VVES on 7 Aug 64 and would muster out with them on 30 Jun 65

Edwards, Perry  24  (1839 - )    Mustered in on 26 Aug 62;  Would be wounded on 15 Dec 64 at the Battle of Nashville and discharged on a Surgeon's Certificate 

Emrine, Henry  21  (1842 - )  Mustered into the 90th OH on 26 Aug 62;  He would be wounded near Dallas, GA on 10 May 64;  Mustered out with the rest of his company on 13 Jun 65

 

 

 

???Fickel, William T.  18  (1845 - )  Mustered in on 26 Aug 62;  Would receive a Medical Discharge on 30 Mar 63 from a hospital in Louisville, KY   

???Flowers, Patrick N.  19  (1844 - )  Mustered in on 26 Aug 62;  Discharged on 27 Mar 63 from Camp Dennison, OH

Ford, John H.  34  (1829 - )  Mustered in on 26 Aug 62;  Mustered out on 13 Jul 65

 

Fry, Josephus D.  28  (1835 - )  Mustered in on 26 Aug 62;  Mustered out on 13 Jul 65

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gettman, Adam  31  (1832 - )  Mustered in 26 Aug 62 a a Sgt;  Reduced, at his request, to a Pvt on 14 Jan 63;  Mustered out on 13 Jun 65

 

 

 

 

Graves, James W.  18  (1845 - )  Mustered into the 90th OH on 26 Aug 62;  Wounded 31 Dec 62 at Stones River;  Would transfer to the VRC on 21 Jan 64 and would muster out with them on 5 Jul 65 from Detroit, Mich

 

 

 

 

Grim, Daniel  18  (1845 - )  Mustered in on 26 Aug 62 and mustered out on 13 Jul 65

 

 

 

 

???Hook, Alexander*  18  (1845 - 1863)  Name given as Abraham in some records;  Younger brother of Samuel Hook in the bio below;  Mustered into the 90th OH on 26 Aug 62;  Died 9 Apr 63 in a hospital in Gallatin, TN 

Hook, Samuel  21  (1862 - )  Mustered in on 26 Aug 62 with his younger brother, Alexander, in the bio above;  Mustered out on 13 Jul 65

Hes, George W.  35  (1828 - )  Mustered in and out with his comrades

 

Irvin, Andrew  19  (1844 - )  Mustered in on 26 Aug 62;  Appointed Cpl 28 Feb 65;  Mustered out on 13 Jul 65

Jackson, William S.  19  (1844 - )  Mustered in on 26 Aug 62;  No further information is given on him in the AG's Report

Kinnan, John  24  (1839 - )  Mustered in and out with his company

 

 

 

Kissick, Robert  22  (1841 - )  Mustered in and mustered out with his company

Krumbaugh, Samuel J.  21  (1842 - )   Mustered in 26 Aug 62;  Would be wounded 20 Jun 64 at Kenesaw Mtn, GA;  Mustered out 16 May 65 from Nashville, TN

 

 

 

Kulp, Michael  19  (1844 - )  Mustered in on 26 Aug 62;  Would be Medically Discharged on 23 Apr 64

Laughman, Henry C.  19  (1844 - )  Mustered in and out with Co H

 

Lott, Bradford  19  (1844 - )  Mustered in as a Pvt on 26 Aug 62;  He would be the tentmate of John Chilcote for most of his enlistment, sharing in the benefits of Chilcote's foray into "the dairy business" while at Cripple Creek; He would eventually be made a Cpl on 28 Feb 65;   He mustered out on 13 Jun 65

 

Lutz, William   23  (1840 - )  Mustered in on 26 Aug 62;  Would receive a Medical Discharge on 18 Feb 65  

McClerg, William  23  (1840 - )  Mustered in and out with his comrades

 

 

Minor, Andrew J*  24  (1839 - 1864)  Mustered in alongside of his brother, Thomas M. Minor--see the next bio;  He would die on 2 Aug 64 at Vining Station, GA

Minor, Thomas M.  31  (1832 - )  Mustered in with his brother, Andrew (see bio above)  on 26 Aug 62;   He would receive a

Medical Discharge on 25 Jun 63

Mohler, Adam  19  (1844 - )  Mustered in with his company on 26 Aug 62 and mustered out with them on 13 Jul 65

 

 

 

Moore, John W.  21  (1842 - )  Mustered in with Co H on 26 Aug 62 and mustered out on 13 Jul 65

Ormick, John T.  37  (1826 - )  Mustered in on 26 Aug 62;   Received a Medical Discharge on 25 Nov 63

Price, Robert F.  18  (1845 - )   Mustered in as a Pvt on 26 Aug 62;  Would be mafe the Principal Musician on 5 Jan 65

 

Rickett, Ezra  20  (1843 - )  Mustered in and out with his company;

Roberts, William T.   37  (1826 - )  Mustered in with the 90th OH on 26 Aug 62;  Mustered out on 13 Jul 65

Smittley, John W.  23  (1840 - )  Mustered in on 26 Aug 62 as a Pvt;  He was appointed to Cpl on 1 May 65;  He mustered out with his company on 13 Jul 65

 

 

Snyder, Daniel S.  27  (1836 - )  Mustered in as a Pvt on 26 Aug 62;  Would be appointed Comm Sgt  on 23 Aug 64;  Mustered out on 13 Jul 65

 

Sowsley, George   25  (1838 - )   Mustered in on 26 Aug 62;  He would transfer to the VVEC on 16 Jul 64;  He would muster out with them on 26 Sep 65 from Nashville

 

 

 

 

Strait, James  18  (1845 - )   Mustered in as a Pvt on 26 Aug 62;  Appointed as a Cpl on 28 Feb 65;  He mustered out on 13 Jul  65  

  

Strait, William   22   (1841 - )   Mustered in on 26 Aug 62;  Mustered out on 13 Jul 65

 

 

 

 

???Tracy, Abraham   24  (1839 - )  Mustered in with the 90th OH on 26 Aug 62;  Discharged on 3 Mar 63 on a Surgeon's Certificate from Nashville;  Was he ever at Cripple Creek? 

 

 

Van Horn, Samuel*  21  (1842 - 1864)  Mustered in on 26 Aug 62;  Died 11 Jan 64 in Vicksburg

 

 

 

Vansickle, James R.  21  (1842 - )  Younger brother of Stephen Vansickle in the next bio;  Mustered in and out with Co H;

 

???Vansickle, Stephen  25  (1838 - )  Mustered in with his younger brother, James;  Received a Medical discharge from Nashville on 21 Apr 63;  Was he actually at Cripple Creek?

 

 

???Vertz, Richard H.   24  (1839 - )  Mustered in on 26 Aug 62;  Discharged on a Surgeon's Certificate on 10 Feb 63 from Camp Dennison, OH

 

 

 

 

 

Walker, Robert *  20  (1843 - 1864)   Mustered in on 26 Aug 62;  He was one of the main sources of information I used to create my website on Cripple Creek;  Wounded at The Battle of Nashville on 15 Dec 64 and died 17 Dec 1864 in a Nashville Hospital

 

 

???Walker, William H.   21   (1842 - )  Mustered in on 26 Aug 62;  Received a Surgical Discharge 3 Mar 63 from Louisville;  Was he kin to Robert Walker?  He went from hospital (in Nashville?) to Cripple Creek, then to Louisville 

 

 

 

Wilson, Levi  19  (1844 - )   Mustered in on 26 Aug 62

 

 

 

 

 

Younger, Aaron  23  (1840 - )    Mustered in on 26 Aug 62;  Transferred to the VRC on 5 Feb 64 and mustered out with them 

 

 

           MEN OF COMPANY H WHO WERE NOT AT CAMP CRIPPLE CREEK

         DIED                            GONE                  PRISONER               IN HOSPITAL            NOT YET

                                           HOME                    OF WAR                                                 RECRUITED

Baird, Samuel M.

Chilcote, Henry C.

Edington, Perry A. (Cpl.)

Melick, Lyman

Reelhorn, Jesse

Speaks, James F.

Tracy, John W.

Whitmore, Henry

Bugh, Bernard

Freeman, Jacob (1 Lt)

Chaney, Jared* -- Was

   exchanged on 1 Feb 63;

   Died at Annapolis, MD

   8 Feb 63

Ashbaugh, Robert (Sgt) --

   Discharged from Camp

   Dennison on 6 Jan 63

???Barnes, Caleb (Cpl)* --

   Would die in Hosp in

   Nashville on 27 Jan 63

???Chilcote, William H.* --

   Would die in Nashville hosp

   on 23 Jan 63

???Guffey, Eli* -- Would die in

   hosp in Nashville on 31 Jan 

   63

???Hadley,  Henry H. -- Would

   be disch from the service

   from a Nashville hosp on

   21 Jan 63

???Juniper, Absalom* -- Would

   die in Nashville (hosp)

   on 2 Feb 63  

Potts, Isaiah J.* -- Died in hosp

   in Nashville on 13 Jan 63 

Selby, John N. (2 Lt) -- 

   Suffered GSW at Stones

   River and Medically

   Discharged on 27 Jan 63

Spicer, William H. -- Disch

   from the service from a

   Nashville hosp on 6 Jan 63

Ashbaugh, David --

   (Possibly an older

   brother to Sgt

   Ashbaugh who was

   disch in Jan 63 --

   David was mustered-in

   in Sept 64

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1 Lt James K Jones

   would transfer from

   Co G on 24 Sep 64,

   when he would

   become Capt of Co H