Newspaper clippings related to Ohio Black Men who Served in the Civil War

Gallia County, Ohio: In The News

Gallipolis Journal, August 8, 1868

Samuel Ray, late Co. I, 2d Regiment W. Va. Cav., and Henry Festerman, Co. C, 5th U.S. Colored Troops, will find it to their advantage to send their post office address to E. W. Clark, Jr. Washington, D.C.

Gallipolis Journal, September 3, 1874

THOMAS WILLIAMS, late of Co. D, 31st Regiment, United States Colored Troops, will learn something of advantage to him by calling on or addressing EBEN N. HARPER, Att’y, Gallipois, Ohio.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune, June 18, 1898

Fell Dead.
Mr Leonard Johnston, and old colored soldier living at Evergreen, ate a hearty dinner today and took sick right away after rising from the table and died before a doctor could be called  He was a good old colored man near 80 years old. [27 USCI]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune, October 1, 1910

William P. Ellison, an aged and highly respected colored veteran of the Civil War, died on Tuesday of last week, his death being due to afflictions which he contracted during his army service. [Navy, U.S.S. General Lyon]

Want to read Civil War era newspapers? The best place to start is Chronicling America, a free resource from the Library of Congress. Do you know of other newspaper resources for Warren County? I would love to add them here as a resource – please feel free to contact me!

You can look for other Black Civil War soldiers, sailors, and veterans
from Gallia County, or you can view the Ohio county pages to find African Americans
who served from or lived in the state.