4 USCI

Harrison County – Cadiz

Born in Cadiz
Cornelius Lawson, c. 1842, enlisted as Cornelius West, 27 USCI

1890 Census
Fleming Christian, widow, 4 USCI
Henry B. Duling, 3 USCI
Levi Mitchell, 58 USCI
Samuel Tyler, 127 USCI

Cadiz Union Cemetery
Andrew J. Bolden, 127 USCI, died June 29, 1910
Fleming Christian, 4 USCI, died October 12, 1883
Henry B. Duling, 3 USCI, died August 1, 1912
Samuel Tyler, 127 USCI, died July 3, 1910

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

Tuscarawas County – Uhrichsville

Enlisted in Uhrichsville
Charles Blanchard, substitute, 27 USCI, May 16, 1864
James A. Grayson, substitute, 27 USCI, August 30, 1864
Townsend Jackson, 12 USCI, August 25, 1864
Richard Newman, drafted, 27 and 23 USCI, June 23, 1864
John Rydout, 27 USCI, August 30, 1864
Alfred Stuart, 27 USCI, August 30, 1864
James H. Tapsico, 5 USCI, August 25, 1864
Cornelius West, 27 USCI, March 21, 1864

Union Cemetery
Joseph Johnson, 4 USCI, died April 1914

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

Pike County – Beaver Township

1890 Census
Wiley Cousins, 4 USCI
James J. Sowards, 88 USCI and 9 USCHA

Carrs Run Cemetery
Silas P. Newman, 42 USCI, died January 9, 1913

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

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

USCT in Lawrence County, Ohio

Over Memorial Day weekend I will be speaking in Lawrence County, Ohio, about the 27th USCI in Ohio. The General William H. Lytle Camp #10 Department of Ohio Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War is holding a ceremony to recognize the installation of new government headstones at the W.D. Kelly cemetery in Ironton. The two soldiers, John Evans and Jefferson Finley, served in the 27th USCI, and some of their descendants will be in attendance.

Here is a list of Black men who lived in Lawrence County before, during, and/or after the war. I will continue to update this list.… Read more