Clark County, Ohio

History and Genealogy



Clark County's Civil War Soldiers

From The History of Clark County, Ohio
Chicago: W.H. Beers & Co., 1881


THE SEVENTY-FIRST O.V.I.

was organized at Troy, Miami County, Ohio, in February, 1862. Rodney Mason, of Springfield, who had served with the Second Ohio, three months, regiment, as Lieutenant Colonel; was appointed to the Colonelcy. The history of this corps is a particularly varied one, yet always full of all that goes to make a soldier's record good. During its engagement at and near Pittsburg Landing, no regiment on earth could have behaved more gallantly. For a long period the Seventy-first was charged with the special duty of protecting the Louisville & Nashville Railroad, during which it was engaged in many a tedious round with the hordes of guerillas, which infested the lines of communications. No more thankless task can be assigned to soldiers than this. It took an active part in the battle of Nashville, and there lost one-third of its number in killed and wounded; it was also in the battles of Franklin and Jonesboro. After this it was sent to Texas, and remained until it was ordered to Camp Chase, where it mustered out in January, 1866. This work is not the place to express opinions; if it were, much might be said of the injustice rendered this brave body of soldiers.

EXPLANATION.
k—Killed in action; p— Prisoner; w—Wounded; pd—promoted; d—Died in service; dd—Deceased; m—Missing.


SEVENTY-FIRST O.V.I.
Colonel, Rodney Mason.
Captain, S.J. Houck.
Captain, J.C. Nichols.
Captain, W.H. McClure.
Captain, Wm. S. Wilson.
Captain, E.P. Ransom.
Captain, S.J. McConnell.
Quartermaster Sergeant, W.G. Nichols.
First Sergeant, Webb, Ellis.
First Sergeant, Thadeus Kennart.
Sergeant, J.O. Sheets.
Joseph Sheets
John Lemmon
Wm. Lemmon
Isaac Lemmon
H.C. Hatton
John Anglebarger
Hunt Robinson
Henry P. Bradbury
J.T.M. Stafford
David Meredeth
Thomas Morgan
John McKerman
D. Kennedy
James McBeth
Charles Rankin
Daniel Lanbaugh
NOTE. — The above list of names is from Capts. Wilson and Sidney Smith, and being from memory, may not be complete.