Ninety-first Ohio Volunteer Infantry: With the Civil War Letters of Lieutenant Colonel Benjamin Franklin Coates and an Annotated Roster of the Men of Company C
This regimental history covers the activities and engagements of the Ninety-first OVI from its organization in July 1862 until the end of the war. Most of the troops were recruited from the counties of Adams, Scioto, Lawrence, Gallia, Jackson, and Pike. Through the letters of Adams County, Ohio, native, Lt. Col. Benjamin Franklin Coates, the author brings to life and chronicles the day-to-day events of the movement of this Southern Ohio regiment. Also included is a summary of the lives of the men of Company C. Seventy-four percent of the men in this company were born in Ohio. Others listed their places of birth as Pennsylvania, Virginia, New York, Vermont, Maryland, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Indiana, as well as Germany, England, Ireland, and France.
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The War Begins
Guarding the Kanawha Valley
The Ninetyfirst Goes Into Battle
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April army August 22 Battle of Lynchburg Battle of Opequan Benjamin Blazer blue eyes born in Ohio born Ohio Captain Caldwell captured cavalry Cedar Creek Census Census for Scioto certificate Charles Coates wrote command Company Corporal Corporal Corporal Corps dark hair Dear Wife December duty enemy enlisted Entered August Entered July Fayetteville February Gallipolis Gauley Bridge George Crook Harper's Ferry Hayes Henry hospital January John Private July 20 June Kanawha Lieut Lieutenant Colonel Coates listed his occupation Lynchburg March married Maryland miles Military Unit Service Morgan Township moved mustered Ninety-first Ohio November October Pennsylvania pension Pike County Point Pleasant Portsmouth prisoners Private Private Private Rebels Rebs regiment Reid reported absent River roll Samuel Scioto County Scioto County Census Scioto Township September Sergeant Sheridan Soldier applied Soldier died Thomas Township troops Union Unit Service Record West Virginia widow Widow's application Winchester Wishon wounded