12 USCHA

Wood County – Perrysburg Township

1890 Census
Albert Johnson, 14 USCI
James I. Hamilton, widow Mary, 12 USCHA
Joseph Perkins, alias Joseph Lamb, 5 USCHA

Ft. Meigs Cemetery
James J. Hamilton, 12 USCHA and 72 USCI, died April 24, 1882

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You can look at the names of the other Black Civil War soldiers, sailors, and veterans from Wood County, or you can view the Ohio county pages to find African Americans who served from or lived in the state.… Read more

Old John Brown GAR Post #450: Oxford, OH, Black Veterans

Hamilton Evening News, May 24, 1929

In May 1884, Black Civil War veterans in Butler County, Ohio, received a charter for the Old John Brown Post# 450. It is believed to be the second African American Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) post recognized in the state. The William Anderson Post # 244 in Washington Court House, Fayette County, was the first in May 1882.

Over the years, the local press in Butler County recognized African American residents for their military service, their roles in the community after the war, and with announcements of their deaths.

  • Peter Bruner, 12 USCHA, born in Kentucky, died in April 1938.
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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

Capt. Cyrus O. Palmer, 12th USCHA

The Jeffersonian Democrat (Chardon, Ohio)
March 3, 1865

Our Military Correspondence.
FROM THE U.S.C.H.A.
Co. D, 12th U.S.C.H.A.,
BOWLING GREEN, Ky.,
Feb. 22d, 1865.

EDITOR DEMOCRAT: – Although a stranger to you, I made my home the most of my life, before this war, in Old Geauga, and have often read your paper; and, thinking that perhaps the good people of Old Geauga might like to hear from Kentucky, I will devote a few leisure moments to writing you.

Kentucky, as you well know, was one of the States that, like England, were neutral, and, like England’s, her neutrality was only on one side.… Read more