Gallia County – Springfield Township

1890 Census
George W. Armstrong, 44 USCI
Lewis Broomer, 44 USCI
Cephus Cooley, 5 USCHA
George Cordell, 27 USCI
Henry Early, 27 USCI
James A. Garnes, 5 USCI
George W. Jarrett, 5 USCHA
James Johnson, 44 USCI
Leonard Johsnon, 27 USCI
Alexander Lindsey, 44 USCI
James O. Mayo, 5 USCI
John R. Mayo, 44 USCI
William J. McDaniel, 5 USCI
Alexander Smith, 88 USCI
James T (L). Smith, 5 USCC
Thomas Stephens, 27 USCI
Lemuel Viney, widow Mary A., 5 USCI

Buck Ridge Cemetery
Julius Allen, 44 USCI
James A. Garnes, 5 USCI
James Johnson, 5 USCI (?)
James O. Mayo, 5 USCI
John H.… Read more

Gallia County – Gallipolis

Enlisted in Gallipolis
Lindsey Alexander, 44 USCI, February 27, 1865
Elijah Bunch, 27 USCI, February 29, 1864
James Chapman, 27 USCI, March 6, 1864
John Clark, 27 USCI, March 4, 1864
Jessie Collier, 27 USCI, March 4, 1864
George Cordell, 27 USCI, February 29, 1864
William Deed, 27 USCI, March 4, 1864, transferred to 23 USCI
Henry Early, 27 USCI, March 4, 1864
William H. James, 27 USCI, March 4, 1864
Leonard Johnson, 27 USCI, February 29, 1864
Lewis Norris, 27 USCI, March 5, 1864
Franklin Phillips, 27 USCI, February 29, 1864
Jerry Simmons, 27 USCI, February 29, 1864
Rufus Squires, 27 USCI, February 5, 1864
John Stevens, 27 USCI, March 7, 1864
Thomas Stevens, 27 USCI, March 7, 1864
Gabriel Watkins, 5 USCI, August 23, 1863
Isaiah Watkins, 27 USCI, February 19, 1864
John Wilson, 27 USCI, February 29, 1864

1890 Census
Jacob Bennett, 5 USCI
Thomas Bird, widow Cecelia, 27 USCI
Sonnie Brown, 5 USCI
Abraham Dabney, widow Adeline, 17 USCI
Cornelius Davis, 5 USCI
Henry Givens, 5 USCHA
William Goines, 5 USCI
Henry Holmes, 5 Massachusetts Cavalry
Thomas Howell, 27 USCI
James A.… Read more

Gallia County Sources

Article on recruiting Black Civil War soldiers in Gallia County, Ohio
Gallipolis Journal, August 25, 1864

Born in Gallia County
Julius Allen, 44 USCI
Meshack Bowen, Navy and 17 USCI (on his second enlistment he stated that he was born in Ironton, Lawrence County)
Lewis Browner, 44 USCI
Jessie Collier, 27 USCI
George Cordell, 27 USCI
Charles H. Jones, 27 USCI
Marston Matthews, 27 USCI
William Mumford, 27 USCI
John L. Stevens, 27 USCI
Thomas Stevens, 27 USCI

Enlisted in Gallia County

John Bunch, 5 USCI, August 26, 1863
James H. Guthrie, 27 USCI, February 16, 1864
Charles H. Jones, 27 USCI, March 7, 1864
Marston Matthews, 27 USCI, February 10, 1864
Edward Noble, 27 USCI, February 16, 1864

You can look at the names of the 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.… Read more

Erie County – Ohio Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Home

1890 Census
Jordon Coleman, 123 USCI
David Darthart, 12 USCI
George Fields, 114 USCI
William Grayson,27 USCI
Daniel Green, 100 USCI
William Hedges , 100 USCI
Emanuel P. Jackson, 55 Massachusetts
William Johnson, 38 USCI
James Malone, U.S. Navy  
Moses Monday, 27 USCI
Wesley Morris, 23 USCI
Jacob W. Reid, 55 Mass
Thomas H. Rhodes, 5 USCHA
Alvin Smith, 27 USCI
Robert Smith, 54 Massachusetts
William Steele , 26 USCI
James H. Taylor, 27 USCI
Gilbert White, 27 USCI
Arthur Williams, 44 USCI

Died at the Ohio Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Home, but buried elsewhere
John Simms, 54 Massachusetts, died September 26, 1916 (buried in Cleveland, Ohio)

Buried at the Ohio Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Home Cemetery
Robert Anderson, 12 USCHA, died November 9, 1920 – alias Robert M.… 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