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

Lieut. Col. Cyrus Sears, 49 USCI

Lieut. Col. Cyrus Sears, 49th US Colored Troops
Credit: Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum, Harrogate, TN

The Wyandot Pioneer, Upper Sandusky, Ohio
June 12, 1863


We are permitted to make the following extracts from a private letter written by Lieut. Col. Sears, dated Milliken’s Bend, La., May 26, 1863:

“I suppose you would like to know all about the progress

of the siege of Vicksburg, but I can only give you a few items. Of the ultimate success of the siege, I have little doubt, but I have no idea how long we will have to wait. Our own lines and those of the enemy, are in many places, within fifty yards of each other, deep ravines intervening.… 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