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Williams County – Bryan

The Bryan Democrat, December 1, 1898

Joseph Miller was born a slave on a plantation near New Madrid, Mo., in the year 1847, and died at his home in Bryan, O., November 23, 1898, in the fifty-first year of his age. In the fall of 1861 he left the plantation and cast his lot with the Federal army, and was taken in charge by a Lieutenant of the 3d Michigan Cavalry, who, shortly afterwards, being ordered home on recruiting service, brought him with him and on his return left him with his, the Lieutenant’s, family at Jackson, Mich., where he enlisted as a drummer boy in Company F, 102nd Regiment, United States Colored Troops, and served with his company the remainder of the war, receiving his discharge at Charleston, S.C.,… Read more

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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.
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.… Read more

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