Williams County – Bryan

The Bryan Democrat, December 1, 1898

Joseph Miller was born a slave on a plantation near New Madrid, Mo., in the year 1847, and died at his home in Bryan, O., November 23, 1898, in the fifty-first year of his age. In the fall of 1861 he left the plantation and cast his lot with the Federal army, and was taken in charge by a Lieutenant of the 3d Michigan Cavalry, who, shortly afterwards, being ordered home on recruiting service, brought him with him and on his return left him with his, the Lieutenant’s, family at Jackson, Mich., where he enlisted as a drummer boy in Company F, 102nd Regiment, United States Colored Troops, and served with his company the remainder of the war, receiving his discharge at Charleston, S.C.,… Read more

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Trumbull County – Other Sources

Born in Trumbull County
Charles Titus, 5 USCI

Kinsman – 1850 Census
Charles Titus, 5 USCI

Weathersfield Township – 1860 Census
James H. Bronson, 5 USCI

Enlisted in Trumbull County
James H. Bronson, 5 USCI, July 4, 1863
Charles Croomes, 5 USCI, August 13, 1864, in Warren
Charles A. Garlick, 3 USCHA, March 2, 1865, in Warren
Washington Moore, 5 USCI, August 12, 1863
Benjamin F. Scott, 5 USCI, July 30, 1863
James Webb, 5 USCI, August 11, 1863

The Military History of Ohio…, “Roll of Honor of Ohio’s Rank and File from Trumbull County in the War of the Rebellion,” 1889.… Read more

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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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