Black Veterans at the Ohio Soldier’s and Sailors’ Home

After the Civil War, African Americans who served in the United States Colored Troops and the United States Navy could apply to reside in both federal and state soldiers’ and sailors’ homes. Below is the list of Black veterans who were admitted to the Ohio Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Home in Sandusky, Ohio, between November 1888 and August 1919.

Cottage I, from Souvenir Book of Views: Ohio Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Home, Sandusky, O.
[photo by author]
Sandusky Star-Journal,
July 13, 1901

You can view the admission records on Family Search, “Ohio Soldier Home Records, 1888-1919.” This collection of images comes from 20 volumes that include the records of the first 10,000 residents of the Home. The 280 African American veterans below served in over 50 USCT regiments and the U.S. Navy. I have provided the volume and admission record number for each of these residents.

Want to learn more about Black Civil War veterans who lived in federal and state homes? See “The Colored Veteran Soldiers Should Receive the Same Tender Care”: Black Veterans, Soldiers’ Homes, and the Post-Civil War Midwest.” It is included in The War Went On: Reconsidering the Lives of Civil War Veterans, edited by Brian Matthew Jordan and Evan C. Rothera.


Derusha Ackley, Co K, 17 USCI [vol 18, 8552]

James Alexander, Co F, 45 USCI [vol 17, 8298]

Primus Alexander, Co E, 16 USCI [vol 10, 4862]

David Alston, Co D, 9 USCHA [vol 10, 4790]

John Arch, Co K, 20 USCI [vol 9, 4282]

Harrison Baldwin, Co I, 5 USCI [vol 9, 4265]

Josiah Bambridge, Co D, 39 USCI [vol 19, 9074]

Richard Banks, Co B, 12 USCHA [vol 8, 3985]

William W. Barber, Co I, 14 USCI [vol 11, 5405]

John Bass, Co I, 54 Mass and Co G, 27 USCI [vol 16, 7981] incorrectly shows 16 USCI

John Bass, Co A, 16 USCI [vol 10, 4914]

George Beard, Co C, 4 USCI [vol 7, 3465]

Samuel Bell, Co D, 30 USCI [vol 4 (D), 1564]

John Berlein, Co C, 29 USCI [vol 14, 6772]

John Bibb, Co F, 16 USCI [vol 20, 9941]

George W. Blackman, Co D, 69 USCI, and Co A, 63 USCI [vol 15, 7290]

Peter Boone, Co K, 16 USCI [vol 13, 6064]

Horace Bowlding, applied as Horace Bolden, Co I, 13 USCHA [vol 14, 6997]

Isom Boyd, Co F, 27 USCI [vol 5 (E), 2184]

Nathan Boyd, Co F, 5 USCI [vol 11, 5204]

Alonzo A. Bradford, Co M, 11 USCHA [vol 17, 8190]

Henry Brock, Co I, 45 USCI [vol 14, 6906]

John W. Brooks, Co D, 5 USCI [vol 13, 6474]

Alfred Brown, Co C, 5 USCI [vol 5 (E), 2033]

Caliter Brown, Co D, 27 USCI [vol 3 (C), 1193]

Henry Brown, alias Thomas H. Brown, Co K, 27 USCI [vol 13, 6106]

Jeremiah H. Brown, Co K, 54 Mass [vol 14, 6840]

John Brown, Co L, 3 USCHA [vol 15, 7386]

John Brown, Co D, 102 USCI [vol 13, 6382]

Joseph F. Brown, alias Logan Rowe, Co C, 108 USCI [vol 13, 6156]

Michael B. Brown, Un, 26 USCI [vol 18, 8952]

Silas G. Brown, Co E, 5 USCHA [vol 11, 5221]

Gilman Bryant, Co G, 102 USCI [vol 5 (E), 2336]

Nelson Burke, Co I, 25 USCI [vol 3 (C), 1082]

William H. Burns, Co K, 55 Mass [vol 6 (F), 2857]

Edward Burton, Co E, 5 USCI [vol 12, 5662]

Isaac Burton, Co A, 60 USCI [vol 5 (E), 2437]

Charles Butler, Co F, 55 Massachusetts [vol 11, 5089]

Henry Caldwell, Co E, 5 USCI [vol 16, 7750]

Peyton Calloway, Co F, 44 USCI [vol 7, 3321]

Zebedee Cane, Co B, 27 USCI [vol 15, 7231]

James Chavous, alias James Shaffner, Co K, 15 USCI [vol 16, 7770]

Albert Christopher, Co D, 5 USCHA [vol 7, 3201]

John W. Clark, Co M, 2 USCI [vol 16, 7649]

Wade Clark, Co K, 88 USCI (New) [vol 12, 5555]

Henry Clay, Co D, 27 USCI [vol 7, 3067]

Henry Clay (#2 ),Co G, 102 USCI [vol 16, 7847]

James Chavers, Co E, 9 USCHA [vol 18, 8572]

Luther Chin, Co H, 5 USCI [vol 3 (C), 1086]

Christopher C. Christian, Co G, 4 USCI [vol 18, 8858]

George Cloud, Co H, 5 USCHA [vol 16, 7928]

David Coffey, Co K, 3 USCI [vol 18, 8922]

Joshua Cole, Co I, 55 Mass [vol 6 (F), 2854]

Jordon Coleman, Co H, 123 USCI [vol 2 (B), 720]

Calvin Connaway, Co H, 5 USCI [vol 8, 3871]

Isaac Connor, Co G, 13 USCHA [vol 2 (B), 749]

Henry Cousins, Co B, 5 USCI [vol 16, 7956]

James Crockett, Co B, 27 USCI [vol 8, 3864]

Alfred Dandridge, Co C, 15 USCI [vol 17, 8077]

David Darthart, Co G, 12 USCI [vol 2 (B), 556]

Edward Davidson, Co I, 27 USCI [vol 10, 4557]

Augustus R. G. Davis, Co M, 11 USCHA [vol 4 (D), 1990]

Noah Davis, Co G, 5 USCI [vol 18, 8733]

Simel Davis, Co C, 27 USCI [vol 8, 3647]

David Dick, Co C, 27 USCI [vol 9, 4390]

Samuel Douglass, Co G, 3 USCHA [vol 9, 4434]

Simon Douglass, Co D, 55 Mass [vol 18, 8524]

William Edmond, Co C, 46 USCI [vol 5 (E), 2398]

George W. Evans, Co H, 15 USCI [vol 8, 3987]

James Evans, Co H, 43 USCI [vol 11, 5467]

Anthony Ferrybow, Co A, 5 USCHA [vol 8, 3667]

Aaron Fields, Co D, 49 USCI [vol 15, 7351]

George Fields,Co B, 114 USCI [vol 2 (B), 943]

Warren Fields, Co D, 27 USCI [vol 14, 6674]

William Fields, Co H, 5 USCI [vol 6 (F), 2667]

Hardin Finley, Co. G, 5 USCI [vol 4 (D), 1972]

William E. Floyd, Co K, 5 USCI [vol 5 (E), 2299]

William Fortune, Co H, 55 Mass [vol 10, 4934]

John Fry, Co C, 117 USCI [vol 10, 4737]

Henry Gaines, Co E, 16 USCI [vol 4 (D), 1983]

George W. Gales, Co B, 5 USCI [vol 13, 6317]

Frank Gardner, Co I, 55 Mass [vol 5 (E), 2064]

Thomas Garnes, Co K, 42 USCI [vol 15, 7233]

James N. Garrison, Co F, 22 USCI [vol 9, 4351]

Charles H. Gilkerson, Co C, 27 USCI [vol 16, 7546]

David Gilson, Co A, 5 USCI [vol 10, 4697]

James E. Gleason, Un, 16 USCI [vol 5 (E), 2006]

George H. Goode, Co H, 27 USCI [vol 11, 5167]

Isaiah Gowens,Unassigned USCT [vol 9, 4172]

Isaac Grandy, Co E, 102 USCI [vol 16, 7662]

David Gray, Co G, 27 USCI [vol 14, 6646]

William Grayson, Co E, 27 USCI [vol 1(A), 57]

Daniel Green, Co H 100 USCI [vol 1(A), 110]

John Green, Co H, 25 USCI [vol 14, 6891]

Thomas C. Gregory, QM Sgt, Co C, 18 USCI [vol 12, 5689]

Alfred Grundy, Co K, 42 USCI [vol 7, 3331]

Owen Hailstock, Co D, 5 USCI [vol 4 (D), 1519]

Eli Hall, Co B, 55 Mass [vol 20, 9530]

Henry Harris, Co C, 55 Mass [vol 4 (D), 1578 and vol 7, 3164]

John T. Harris, Co A, 16 USCI [vol 5 (E), 2053]

Reuben Harris, Co C, 9 USCHA and Co E, 88 USCI (New) [vol 17, 8172]

William Hayden, Co B, 119 USCI [vol 4 (D), 1992]

William Hedges, Co B, 100 USCI [vol 2 (B), 614]

William Helmn, Co H, 114 USCI [vol 13, 6172]

Nevel T. Henderson, Co K, 11 USCHA [vol 10, 4644]

James Henry, Co G, 3 USCHA [vol 9, 4404]

John L. Hicks, Co K, 55 Mass [vol 6 (F), 2719]

Thomas Highton, Co E, 27 USCI [vol 7, 3233]

Matthew Hill, Co H, 27 USCI [vol 6 (F), 2912]

Elijah Hinton, Co B, 43 USCI [vol 17, 8184]

William Hoffman, Co E, 27 USCI [vol 15, 7412]

Benjamin Holliday, Co H, 100 USCI [vol 13, 6339]

William Holly, Co D, 27 USCI [vol 9, 4173]

Lewis Holmes, Co G, 4 USCI [vol 11, 5368]

Benjamin Hopkins, Co H, 43 USCI [vol 15, 7443]

James H. Hopkins, Co A, 102 USCI [vol 4 (D), 1606]

Franklin Hubbard, Co H, 123 USCI [vol 7, 3471]

Hiram Hughes, Co F, 44 USCI [vol 5 (E), 2170]

George Ikard, Co K, 5 USCI [vol 13, 6227]

Augustus Jackson, Co B, 12 USCHA [vol 8, 3986]

James H. Jackson, Co B, 55 Mass [vol 14, 6907]

Manuel P. Jackson, Co G, 55 Mass [vol 2 (B), 568]

Samuel Jackson, Co H, 4 USCI [vol 9, 4191]

David Jacobs, Co F, 45 USCI [vol 3 (C), 1347]

William H. James, Co F, 27 USCI [vol 20, 9759]

Samuel January, Co K, 55 Mass [vol 5 (E), 2265]

Isaac Jenkins, Co C, 55 Mass [vol 17, 8244]

Thomas Jenkins, Co A, 5 USCI [vol 7, 3467]

Albert Johnson, Co I, 14 USCI [vol 10, 4833]

Andrew Boone Johnson alias Andrew Boone, Co I, 27 USCI [vol 18, 8698]

Henry Johnson, Co H, 24 USCI [vol 12, 5680]

Henry Johnson, Co B, 102 USCI [vol 10, 4765]

Isaac Johnson, Co H, 15 USCI [vol 18, 8628]

Isaac Johnson, Co C, 20 USCI [vol 10, 4861]

Lucius Johnson, Co E, 27 USCI [vol 13, 6115]

Nathaniel Johnson, Co G, 27 USCI [vol 1(A), 384]

Robert Johnson, Navy [vol 3 (C), 1072]

William Johnson, Co B, 38 USCI [vol 1(A), 365]

William Johnson, Co E, 88 USCI (New) [vol 1(A), 426]

George H. Johnston, Co E, 43 USCI [vol 14, 6773]

Eli M. Jones, Co B, 5 USCI [vol 13, 6340]

Luke Jones, Co D, 107 USCI [vol 9, 4083]

Siram Jones, Co D, 42 USCI [vol 8, 3610]

James Jordan, Co K, 42 USCI [vol 17, 8180]

John Kelley, Co C, 5 USCI [vol 16, 7544]

James A. Kelly, Co E, 54 Mass [vol 13, 6084]

Thomas Kelly, Co E, 100 USCI [vol 5 (E), 2260]

James A. Kirk, Co I, 5 USCI [vol 4 (D), 1620]

William Lacy, Co H, 100 USCI [vol 13, 6127]

Howard Landrum, Co E, 55 Mass [vol 4 (D), 1971]

Alexander Lansdown, Co E, 107 USI [vol 9, 4468]

Arthur Lee, Co I, 26 USCI [vol 5 (E), 2431]

William Lee, Co I, 54 Mass [vol 20, 9807]

Edward Letcher, Co A, 107 USCI [vol 6 (F), 2569]

Augustus Lewis, Co C, 52 USCI [vol 3 (C), 1333]

George Lewis, Co E, 2 USCI [vol 18, 8648]

Isaac Lewis, Co E, 45 USCI [vol 13, 6146]

James A. Lewis, Co K, 5 Mass Cav [vol 8, 3629]

Lemuel Lewis, Co E, 5 USCI [vol 9, 4357]

Lorenzo T. Lewis, Co I, 54 Mass [vol 3 (C), 1285]

Typhoneas Lewis, Co A, 5 USCI [vol 9, 4227]

John Logan, Co H, 5 USCI [vol 13, 6472]

Benjamin Lyons, Co E, 55 Mass [vol 11, 5400]

Ezekiel Malone, Co D, 5 USCI [vol 11, 5250]

James A. Malone, Co I, 27 USCI [vol 13, 6053]

Thereygood Manly, Co C, 27 USCI [vol 3 (C), 1353]

John C. Mason, Co A, 28 USCI [vol 4 (D), 1544]

Cyrus C. May, Co I, 22 USCI [vol 11, 5391]

John W. H. McCroby, Co B, 6 USCI [vol 9, 4341]

Robert McKissin, Co I, 5 USCI [vol 17, 8038]

George R. Mickens, Co K, 100 USCI [vol 17, 8120]

John Miles, Co A, 27 USCI [vol 9, 4030]

Thomas Mitchell, Navy [vol 3 (C), 1324]

William Montgomery, Co K, 102 USCI [vol 16, 7645]

Henry R. Moore, Co B, 9 USCHA [vol 12, 5732]

William C. Moore, Com Sgt, 100 USCI [vol 3 (C), 1231]

Moses Monday, Co B, 27 USCI [vol 2 (B), 760]

Wesley Morris, Co H, 23 USCI [vol 2 (B), 854]

Preston Mosby, Co F, 27 USCI [vol 3 (C), 1250]

Henry Moss, Co H, 16 USCI [vol 7, 3486]

George Nabors, Co B, 58 USCI [vol 10, 4502]

Thornton Nelson, Co F, 15 USCI [vol 10, 4813]

Guilford Newman, Co G, 27 USCI [vol 8, 3681]

Jerome Newman, Co K, 1 USCI [vol 15, 7374]

Albert Nickens, Co K, 17 USCI [vol 17, 8392]

James Orrick, Co G, 6 USCI [vol 12, 5697]

John H. Osborn, Co E, 4 USCI [vol 4 (D), 1720]

Clark Owen, Co F, 54 Mass [vol 4 (D), 1595]

Richard Owens, Co I, 3 USCHA [vol 12, 5812]

Simeon Owens, Co B, 5 USCC [vol 6 (F), 2707]

Arch Park, Co B, 27 USCI [vol 9, 4425]

Alfred Parker, Co I, 27 USCI [vol 10, 4977]

George W. Payne, Co. D, 107 USCI [vol 4 (D), 1985]

Tom Payton, Co H, 109 USCI [vol 8, 3910]

Henry Peak, Co E, 102 USCI [vol 15, 7152]

Levecy Penny, Co C, 5 USCI [vol 13, 6262] incorrectly listed as 5 USCHA

Peter Perry, Co H, 88 USCI (New) [vol 3 (C), 1363]

Albert Peterson, Un, 102 USCI [vol 3 (C), 1390]

Joseph Peterson, Co C, 4 USCI [vol 11, 5121]

Robert Pointer, Co H, 15 USCI [vol 12, 5647]

George Porter, Co F, 16 USCI [vol 4 (D), 1520]

Levi Prince, Co C, 3 USCI [vol 3 (C), 1201]

Thomas Quaintaince, Co D, 1 USCI [vol 19, 9425]

Jonathan Ramsey, Co I, 25 USCI [vol 11, 5248]

Nathan Ranger, Co K, 12 USCHA [vol 7, 3464]

John Redmond, Co G, 116 USCI [vol 5 (E), 2476]

Jacob W. Reed, Co A, 55 Mass [vol 2 (B), 996]

James Revels, alias James Simpson, Co D, 3 USCI [vol 9, 4057]

George P. Reynolds, Co E, 27 USCI [vol 9, 4054]

Thomas Rhodes, Co F, 5 USCHA [vol 2 (B), 756]

William Rhodes, Co H, 14 USCI [vol 2 (B), 957]

Benjamin Richardson, Co L, 11 USCHA [vol 9, 4080]

William A. Roberts, Co C, 55 Mass [vol 18, 8612]

Thomas Robinson, Co I, 55 Mass [vol 20, 9716]

Edward Rollins, Co A, 5 USCI [vol 7, 3393]

George Ryan, Co D, 5 USCI [vol 11, 5074]

Streeter Sanders, Co M, 12 USCHA [vol 6 (F), 2743]

George Scott, Co L, 5 USCC [vol 17, 8052]

John Scott, Co C, 6 USCI [vol 9, 4487]

Lawrence C. Scott, Co H, 5 USCHA [vol 13, 6267]

Peter Scott, Co A, 27 USCI [vol 13, 6126]

William Scurry, Co A, 5 USCI [vol 16, 7792]

Henry Simmons, Co E, 5 USCI [vol 9, 4385]

Abram C. Simms, Co I, 54 Mass [vol 17, 8024]

John Simms, Co G, 54 Mass [vol 12, 5922]

Thomas H. Simpson, Co L, 5 Mass Cav [vol 8, 3782]

John Sinclair, Co H, 102 USCI [vol 16, 7519]

Alvin Smith, Co H, 27 USCI [vol 1(A), 89]

James P. Smith, Co B, 1 USCI [vol 5 (E), 2262]

Nathan Smith, Co B, 5 USCI [vol 16, 7963]

Peter Smith, Co D, 5 Mass Cav [vol 8, 3645]

Robert Smith, Co E 54 Mass [vol 1(A), [354]

William Smith, Co B, 5 USCHA [vol 13, 6258]

William Smith, alias William Caesar, Co H, 27 USCI [vol 14, 6761]

William H. Smith, Co K, 55 Mass [vol 10, 4658]

William H. Smith, Sr. , Co M, 14 USCHA [vol 11, 5431]

George Stedman, Co A, 26 USCI [vol 12, 5591]

William Steele, Co E, 26 USCI [vol 2 (B), 587]

Henry Sterling, Co B, 9 USCHA [vol 9, 4377]

Charles Steward, Co G, 1 USCI [vol 11, 5148]

James Stewart, Co E, 26 USCI [vol 19, 9050]

Robert Stewart, Co E, 27 USCI [vol 5 (E), 2270]

Edward Stone, Co K, 54 Mass [vol 12, 5937]

John Swan, Co G, 27 USCI [vol 9, 4420]

William N. Sweet, Co B, 55 Mass [vol 12, 5717]

James H. Tann, Co H, 55 Mass [vol 3 (C), 1223]

Charles Taylor, Co C, 27 USCI [vol 18, 8544]

David H. Taylor, Co I, 5 USCHA [vol 12, 5990]

Hezekiah Taylor, Navy [vol 3 (C), 1409] 

James H. Taylor, Co I, 27 USCI [vol 2 (B), 944]

Samuel Taylor, Co D, 55 Mass [vol 10, 4874]

William H. Thomas, Co C, 5 USCI [vol 5 (E), 2075]

George Thompson, Co E, 27 USCI [vol 2 (B), 633]

Isaac Todd, Co H, 5 USCI [vol 14, 6727]

John Truheart,Co K, 15 USCI [vol 20, 9619]

Peter Turner, Co I, 5 USCI [vol 8, 3540]

William J. Valentine, Co F, 5 USCI [vol 12, 5986]

John Vandegriff, Co H, 26 USCI [vol 9, 4369]

James E. Verner, Co I, 26 USCI [vol 6 (F), 2782]

Henry Vickers, Co D, 5 USCI [vol 6 (F), 2748]

Isaiah Wadkins, Co E, 27 USCI [vol 8, 3956]

Augustus Wadsworth, Co A, 5 USCI [vol 9, 4274]

Glen Alvin Walker, Co B, 32 USCI [vol 19, 9135]

George Washington, Co H, 42 USCI [vol 4 (D), 1610]

Jackson Washington, Co H, 102 USCI [vol 14, 6540]

Marcus Wells, Co K, 55 Mass [vol 12, 5614]

Zachariah Wheeler, Co A, 23 USCI [vol 11, 5240]

Gilbert White, Co C, 27 USCI [vol 1(A), 343]

Joseph White, Co I, 26 USCI [vol 14, 6881]

Abner Williams, Co K., 55 Mass [vol 3 (C), 1388]

Arthur Williams, Co K, 44 USCI [vol 2 (B), 956]

George Williams, Co I, 55 Mass [vol 4 (D), 1614]

George Williams, Co D, 27 USCI [vol 9, 4457]

George Williams, Co G, 100 USCI [vol 6 (F), 2860]

Henry Williams, Co H, 26 USCI [vol 5 (E), 2216]

Isom Williamson, Co F, 24 USCI [vol 8, 3906]

John Willis, Co A, 27 USCI [vol 6 (F), 2951]

Mike Wilson, Co B, 45 USCI [vol 12, 5935]

Isaac Wise, Co A, 17 USCI [vol 12, 5995]

James Woodson, Co F, 43 USCI [vol 10, 4933]

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