42 USCI

Darke County – German Township (now Liberty Township)

1890 Census
Zachariah Archey, widow Sarah, 45 USCI
Benjamin F. Goings, 5 USCI
Jesse Lamb, 27 USCI
Alexander V. McCown, widow Nancy, 45 USCI
William H. McCown, 45 USCI
Samuel H. Paxton, 42 USCI
Zebadee Bass, 45 USCI
Sylvester Scott, 28 USCI
Levi Shaffer, 45 USCI
Henry Stokes, former widow Sarah A. Lamb, 45 USCI

Bass Cemetery
Zachariah Archey, 45 USCI, died June 10, 1901
Zebadee Bass, 45 USCI, died July 15, 1925
Benjamin F. Goings, 5 USCI, died 1930
Jesse Lamb, 27 USCI, died January 19, 1904
David McCown, 54 Massachusetts, died November 7, 1886
William H. McCown, 45 USCI, died August 21, 1903
Sylvester Scott, 28 USCI
Henry Stokes, 45 USCI, died December 12, 1864, in Washington, DC

Clemens Cemetery
James Monroe Rickman, 54 Massachusetts
Levi Shaffer, 45 USCI, died February 4, 1908

You can look at the names of the other Black Civil War soldiers, sailors, and veterans
from Darke 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 – Jackson Township

1890 Census
Elias Brown, 27 USCI
Joseph Clark, 27 USCI
Joseph Cole, 5 USCI  (marked 27 USCI)
John Davis,  5 USCI
George Hale, 5 USCI
Andrew J. Harris, 5 USCHA
Hampton Johnston, 5 USCHA
George Mann, 27 USCI
Silas P Newman, 42 USCI
Thomas Valentine, 100 USCI and 9 USCHA
Jeremiah W. Walker, 5 USCHA
Samuel White, 27 USCI

Haynes Cemetery
Alex Napper, 27 USCI, died April 5, 1864, at Camp Delaware
Jeremiah Wilson Walker, 5 USCHA, died July 1900

Mount Sinai Cemetery
Joseph Cole, 5 USCI (marked 27), died February 6, 1924
Hampton Johnson, 5 USCHA, died 1905
George Mann, 27 USCI
Thomas Valentine, 100 USCI and 9 USCHA, died February 23, 1911
Paschal Wingo, 15 USCI and 42 USCI, died March 18, 1910

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

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