48th OVVI Guestbook


Visitor: Lon Hathaway
Reference: A friend
Location: Vandalia
Date: Sat, 17 Nov 2012 19:48:47 -0600

Comments: An outstanding site. Your hard work and love of the Civil war is very evident.

Visitor: John G Carstens
Reference: Thomas Hern
Location: Originally Fairfax,Ohio Presently Neville,Ohio
Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2012 00:51:45 -0500

Comments: Great stuff,must have been a lot of work,thank you

Visitor: carol
Reference: Google search after finding the book on ebay for $325.00
Location: Texas
Date: Wed, 23 May 2012 15:07:52 -0500

Comments: After finding the book on ebay for $325.00 - I decided to google it for information. Thank you so much for putting it online for all the genealogy researchers!

Visitor: Gregg
Reference: Browsing
Location: Texas
Date: Saturday, October 28, 2011 2:06:34 AM PDT

Comments: You have a wonderful and informative site. It is well laid out and easy to navigate which I do appreciate. While researching the death of Albert Sidney Johnston I came across your site. I am researching the 2nd Illinois Volunteer Cavalry. Specifically Company A which is the company of a soldier whose diary I have. This soldier found Gen'l Johnston's body in a tent while following retreating Southern troops and called his Lt. who placed a Union guard over it.

Anyway...Keep up the GREAT work!

Visitor: Bill Hoggan
Reference: Searching for ancestor who died near Corinth, MS.
Location: Utah
Date: Saturday, April 17, 2010 at 00:12:00

Comments: Research led me to find my ancestor in the Union army. Ohio Co. C, 48th Infantry. This web site is excellent. A lot of work by some dedicated people. Thanks.

Visitor: Weldine Dossett
Reference: My great-grandfather was a prisoner at Camp Ford
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Date: Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at 00:44:56

Comments: Thank you for making this treasure available to the public. My great-grandfather Conrad Bertsch was a young Texas German (18-20 years old) from Fayetteville, Texas (near Houston) when he fled across the border and joined the Union army at Matamoras. Based on a story passed down 3 generations, I have reason to believe that Conrad was captured on a scouting mission in Louisiana and imprisoned at Camp Ford for a brief time. According to the story, Conrad and three buddies escaped by lifting some posts from the stockade (undoubtedly on one of those dark and rainy nights so vividly described in these writings). He made it back to Fayetteville but soon re-joined his company. He was captured again in June 1864 at the battle of Las Rucias (Ranch) near Brownsville, Texas, along with several other members of 1st Texas Cavalry Union. They were taken to Camp Groce, an experience that included a few days at Camp Gillespie and several weeks at Camp Felder. Conrad's name is on the roster of prisoners published in Danial Lisarelli's book THE LAST PRISON, THE UNTOLD STORY OF CAMP GROCE. According to the book, Camp Gillespie and Camp Felder were infamous death camps, much worse than Camp Ford. Conrad was less than 40 miles from home at Camp Felder and Camp Groce, but he would not have been well or strong enough to attempt an escape - nor was there a stockade at Camp Groce, Felder or Gillespie - they were kept in an open field. Conrad's company was exchanged six months later at Galveston, in December 1864. There are two unnamed prisoners from 1st Cavalry Texas listed on Camp Ford's web site - perhaps he was one of them. If you know anything more about 1st Texas Cavalry at Camp Ford, my extended family and myself would sure appreciate hearing from you.
Thanks again,
Weldine Dossett

Visitor: Lauren
Reference: Searching for pictures for a history project...
Location: Colorado
Date: Monday, May 4, 2009 at 16:17:45

Comments: You guys are doing such great work here, and it's so helpful with great information and pictures! I've found almost everything I need here...but if the information to cite the pictures was somewhere it would mamke my life a ton easier... :-)

Visitor: Jana Graves
Reference: my sister found it looking for info on our great grandfather
Location: Kansas City area
Date: Thursday, March 26, 2009 at 13:35:25

Comments: My sister found the site looking "just for fun" for info on our great grandfather John W. Frazee (our mother is Vivian V. Jenkins (nee Frazee)and we have the picture of him that appears as a stamp on your picture of a reunion of OVI veterans. That stamp has always been on the corner of a picture of our mother's father John Edwin Frazee. We were always amazed that they did things like postage stamp size pictures back then! We knew he was a Captain in the Civil War, but it is so special to see his records on your site, thank you very much. We have a full figure picture of him in his uniform - can we submit it? Also, we would love to hear from anyone else related to him - our mother's father always said anyone with the name "Frazee" with that spelling is related somehow. Please let us know how to submit the pictures we have, again, many thanks for having this wonderful websit!

Visitor: David Smith
Reference: While searching for city council listings for Moscow town government
Location: Grew up in Moscow, TN - Live only 10 miles away today - Somerville, TN
Date: Friday, January 9, 2009 at 11:49:45

Comments: I wrote the extensive story from OR and personal Union diaries back in 1996 about the entire Battle of Moscow. Still learning more - what can you tell me about 48th Ohio stay in Moscow? On the web anywhere?

Visitor: Skip Magyar
Reference: From a friend
Location: Belmont County in eastern Ohio
Date: Sunday, November 30, 2008 at 05:24:54

Comments: Great site. I've never had the chance to visit Shiloh or Camp Ford so I really appreciate seeing the photos.

My great-granduncle, John Klinefelter Hepburn was in the 77th Ohio and fell at Fallen Timbers on April 8, 1862.

Joseph E. Long, my 2nd great-grandfather?s brother, was with the Ohio 77th when was taken prisoner by Confederate forces at Marks Mills, Arkansas on April 25, 1864 and imprisoned at Camp Ford, Tyler, Texas. Joseph died on or about August 3, 1864, was buried at Camp Ford and was re-interred in Alexandria National Cemetery in Pineville, Louisiana in 1867.



Visitor: lucille harris
Reference: I googled pow camp tyler texas
Location: texas
Date: Sunday, November 9, 2008 at 18:22:38

Comments: I am bookmarking this site for further reading.

Visitor: William T Moats
Reference: Google
Location: Newark, Ohio
Date: Sunday, August 31, 2008 at 17:17:08

Comments: My Great x 4 uncle was Virgil Henry Moats, Commander of F Company,,I'd like to receive any information anyone has about him. I only have the book "From Shiloh to Vicksburg", which contains his letters to his wife and other commentary. I'd be glad to share any information that I have with you. Thanks !!

Visitor: Jeffrey McWilliams
Reference: tracing family history
Location: Born in Ohio now living in Virginia
Date: Sunday, August 31, 2008 at 17:17:08

Comments: My ggg-grandfather was Wm.F.Armstrong the oldest member of the 48th and was captured at Sabine Crossing and spent time at Camp Ford and the scurvy he contracted there was eventually noted on his Death Certificate many years later. His Son Thompson we believe was wounded at Shiloh and that wound lead to his death. I enjoyed your site for the info and the pictures where my family served the in this war. Thank You!

Visitor: Layne Waters
Reference: Outstanding web site. A great display of someone's pride in this unit. Hat's off!
Location: Columbia, SC
Date: Tuesday, August 26, 2008 at 14:43:10

Comments: If there is a 48th reenactment unit .. give some thought to www.battleforcolumbia.com .. Any questions, please email: bfcmail@aol.com

Visitor: Teresa (Dey) Trendle
Reference: Through family tree research
Location: Fort Wayne,In
Date: Friday, July 4, 2008 at 12:31:45

Comments: I am related to John Richardson which was married to the Dey family. I believe that his wife was related to Samual Dey. It was great to see the letters.

Visitor: herb swingle
Reference: I check for new info on camp ford monthly.
Location: Rochester,NY
Date: Friday, May 30, 2008 at 03:06:42

Comments: Great web-site.My great granfather"William Ryan"was at camp ford.My story is"a yankee prisoner in Texas"I am a retired history teacher and I would be more than pleased to help you.Herb Swingle

Visitor: mayme hause
Reference: looking at Camp ford site
Location: Gonzales Co. TX
Date: Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 06:04:48

Comments: Great site, and a very nice presentation. I need to check the Adams on the rosters of the 48 OH unit, as some might very well be my Adams from Clinton Co. OH. My line migrated from OH to Il to AR then to TX. Thank you again for such a great site for research.

Visitor: Sheila Kistenmacher
Reference: Google
Location: Iowa
Date: Sunday, June 1, 2008 at 15:03:04

Comments: Many thanks and my complements to the volunteers that have put this site together.  Found my great-great grandfather, William R. Workman.  You have done a terrific job of preserving this history as well as providing information for descendents of these soldiers.  Thank you!!

Visitor: Barbara Bollenbacher 
Reference: searched the net
Location: Piqua, Ohio
Date: Thursday, January 17, 2008 at 12:30:17

Comments: My great-grandfather was a member of the 48th OVI.  This is a wonderful site and I thank you for all you have done.  I think I communicated with you awhile back.  Is it possible to get a copy of your cd?  If so, please e-mail me with the details.  Thank you so very much!  Barb.

Visitor: Jay Kaffka
Reference: Browsing the web for data in connection with Tyler, Texas
Location: Mtn. View, Arkansas
Date: Monday, January 14, 2008 at 18:21:59

Comments: Most complete web page on regimental history of Civil War units. Regimental history, diaries, etc., paint a complete picture. All of the data ties in with my research on Tyler - both Camp Ford and Tyler Ordnance Works 1863-1865 and its satellite depots at Marshall, Shreveport, etc.

Have a heap of complimentary data to will add details, biographical sketches of units/soldiers attached with 48th OVM. Background data on Camp Ford commanders, detailed camp incidents mentioned in passing in 48th diaries. Will gladly share with you -- as a courtesy.  Jay-K

Visitor: Tom Martin
Reference: looking for references to my great great uncle
Location: Pennsylvania
Date: Thursday, December 13, 2007 at 12:14:11
Comments: Cornelius Conard; Corneal as nicknamed by Hussey is my great great uncle and I have a series of original letters from the war and Vicksburg

Visitor: John B. Srofe
Reference: By chance: I have this book which was passed down through the family.
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Date: Sunday, December 2, 2007 at 10:09:12
Comments: W.J. Srofe was my Great Grandfather. I am in possession of letters and Civil War papers from and for W.J. Srofe. I tried sending them to Mr. Wright and Mr.Williams but their email addresses must have changed. I am also in posession of a picture of Mr. Bering.

Visitor: Scott C. Lantow
Reference: I was looking for information on the 48th
Location: Defiance, Ohio
Date: Monday, May 28, 2007 at 10:17:52
Comments: I just started searching my family history & found that John Richarson is my great grandfather. His daughter Alice married my grandfather George. I read some of the letters of John & Rosetta. They were very interesting & informative. Thank You Scott.

Visitor: ?
Reference: email received re picture of PHillip Miller
Location: Indiana
Date: Monday, April 30, 2007 at 18:27:38
Comments: This site is fantastic!! If only my ggrandfather had served in it.

Visitor: Gerald W Carson
Reference: Referred by Randal Gilbert
Location: Currently living in Tyler, TX, site of Camp Ford
Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2007 at 04:55:31
Comments: My great paternal grandfather, Joseph Pine Carson, was a Sergeant, Company D, 48th. A major field of study in my undergraduate work was history. In the possession of the family is a horn etched by Sergeant Carson while a prisoner at Camp Ford. I have studied Sergeant Carson's life as best available. Your web site is of termendous interest in that study. Thank you.

Visitor: Pam Eichmiller
Reference: genealogy research
Location: Ohio
Date: Saturday, February 3, 2007 at 17:02:10
Comments: I think your site is wonderful.  You have a lot of valuable history and images to be treasured.

Visitor: Raymond Wellbrock
Reference: Googled "Camp Dennison cincinnati"
Location: Cincinnati
Date: Wednesday, January 17, 2007 at 18:33:28
Comments: Absolutely fantastic job on this site.  It keeps the Ohio 48th alive today.

Visitor: barbara Ireland
Reference: looking for info on camp ford as a prison camp my great grandfather was working at as a gaurd
Location: I am from sothern california Lakeside Ca
Date: Tuesday, August 29, 2006 at 11:57:02
Comments: I am interested in finding out the names of some of the gaurds at the prision if there is any records thank you

Reference: ACCIDENT
Date: Friday, July 28, 2006 at 18:45:01

Visitor: Jim Manly
Reference: Looking for Civil War material
Location: Quincy, Washington
Date: Wednesday, July 5, 2006 at 08:33:07
Comments: Enjoyed your site very much, and we think we have it tough today.. We can't express our gratitude enough for those who gave their lives for the freedom we enjoy today.. I served in the US Army from 1962 to 1965 and have never once regretted it.. Bless those families who gave up loved ones.

Visitor: Mark Perkins
Reference: google search on ohio civil war camps
Location: Copley, Ohio (near Akron)
Date: Wednesday, July 5, 2006 at 05:44:54
Comments: Great site!  Lots of good information and well constructed.

Visitor: Mike Peal
Reference: browsing
Location: Loveland, OH
Date: Friday, June 9, 2006 at 13:43:44

Visitor: Mary Kenworthy
Location: from Indiana
Date: Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 17:07:11
Comments: It was very informative - I was hunting for a Grady - found him.

Visitor: Lilli
Date: Monday, January 16, 2006 at 00:58:24
Comments: I was looking for something else and ran across this site. I really like the layout and colors you chose.

Visitor: Mary Hutchinson
Reference: My ancester, William Howard Wilson. Just placed his name in "Google" and got this site.
Location: Mississippi
Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2005 at 14:49:18
Comments: I think it is great! I really thought the article on William Howard Wilson was well written. My ancestor was William Howard Wilson but was buried in Montgomery County, MS. Perhaps related?

Visitor: Carrie Jenkins
Reference: Google
Location: Fremont Ca.
Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2005 at 05:40:57
Comments: I was born and raised in the Cincinnati area and once lived in the "small stone house" way back in the early thirty's. The property was then owmned by Wes and Mrs Mertle Rahn and their two children. We used to frequent the "big" stone house which was then used as a tool storage and pig house by the tobbaco growers who dried the leaves in the big barn behind the big house etc. Dr Pinkfoss was the next house on the other side of the big house and he was rtelated to the Rahn family. Those were good days for a small child and I was pleasantly surprised by the photos. It does mean that Wes Rahn has passed on and the DAR or some other historical group has acquired most or all of the propertys as it should. There is a feature across the road from the little stone house that most will miss unless looking for it. It's a stone outcrop in the shape of a chair that we used to imagine was the old indian chief's sitting place. I can remember lying awake at night and hearing the B&O trains with their plaintive whistles, chuffing up and down the tracks just behind and to the west of us.
   Thank you so much for the trip down memory lane.
                 Best regards: Ms Carrie Jenkins

Visitor: Mary Smith Cooper
Reference: From Kate Jacques at kjacques@alltech.com
Location: Born in Salina, Kansas.  Presently living in Georgetown, S.C.
Date: Sunday, August 28, 2005 at 19:28:56
Comments: I am the great granddaughter of George Stowe Smith who is buried at Delphos, Ks. Cemetery; born 1841, died 1930.

I would like to have George S. Smith's photo entered onto your site.  I am working on getting a photo to send to you.  Please let me know where I should mail the picture.
Visitor: Carol L. Britton
Reference: put in Ohio Volunteer Infantry in search engine
Location: MI
Date: Friday, July 15, 2005 at 17:18:21
Comments: I have a book titled "OHIO AT VICKSBURG" report of the Ohio Vicksburg Battlefield Commission by W. P. Gault Late Sergt. Co. F. 78th O.V.I. Secretary to the commission.   this book has a copy right of 1906 by W. P. Gault.  I was wondering if anyone would like this book.  I hate to see it tossed when the subject matter is so rich.  I know if I keep it my kids will one day just see an old book and toss it.  I would be interested in hearing from anyone who would like to own this wonderful old book.
I also enjoyed viewing your web site.  As a history buff I found it quite interesting and very worth reading and viewing.  Keep up the good work.
Visitor: John Bing
Reference: google
Location: Slaughterville, Oklahoma
Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2005 at 21:06:04
Comments: For your information: Buried in Dripping Springs cemetery, in Slaughterville;
John Curren, Co. A, 48th Ohio Infantry. Born Gostburn, Ireland July 11,1841,
died, Noble, Oklahoma May 23,1917.  There are several Curren graves nearby.
There are Currens listed in the Norman area phone directory, although I haven't called any. They are, in all likelyhood, related to Private Curren.
Visitor: Virginia Payne
Reference: lord knows now...I have been searching so many sites!
Location: at present, JAX, FL but born and raised in Cincinnati, OH
Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2005 at 16:51:14
Comments: Have been chasing my great grandfather, Frank H. Earle all over the web lately.  I knew he enlisted in 16th OVI but had lost him from there.  Thanks for a great site and for having the rosters loaded up.  Now the surprise is he mustered out in Galveston!?
Visitor: Linda collins
Reference: Looking for my greatgrandfather Levi Russell
Location: Strafford, Missouri
Date: Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 13:33:56
Comments: It's great.I really enjoyed the pictures.It was good to see Levi Russell there.I have his civil war letters, wish i knew more about him.
Visitor: Tom
Reference: Very nice. Location: The Netherlands
Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2005 at 07:34:45
Comments: Hello, my compliments for your nice work!
Please come see my website and photos sometime?
Best regards from Tom.
Visitor: Alan Brown
Reference: Location: Lincoln Park, MI USA
Tuesday, March 08, 2005 at 12:58:52 (PST)
Comments: Magnificent piece of work, this website. It brings to life important men whom history would otherwise forget. The webmaster here is to be commended for a large body of work, put together with obvious care of love of subject. MOST IMPRESSIVE!!!!!!!!!!
Visitor: John Minsel
Reference: Location: Defiance, Ohio USA

Date: Tuesday, February 22, 2005 at 21:02:10 (PST)
Comments: Glad to read about the 48th
Visitor: Ron Erwin
Reference: Location: Rochester, NY USA
Date: Thursday, February 10, 2005 at 13:41:18 (PST)
Comments: Fantastic web site. I found it searching for information on the NAUEPofW. I am trying to confirm John H. Garrison, 104th NYVI, was a member. I have what I believe is his medal for the 45th National Encampment GAR. Do you have an e-mail adress for McNary, Historian of the NAUEPofW? Thank you, Ron
Visitor: marilyn snider
Reference: Location: Webster City, Ia. USA
Date: Tuesday, January 04, 2005 at 17:59:12 (PST)
Comments: This is one of the best civil war sites I have visited. My husband's grandfather was captured at Mark's Mills, Ark. and imprisoned at Camp Ford, Tyler Texas. I have found so much imformation at this site. Thank you for all your work.
Visitor: John H. Brockway
Reference: Location: West Des Moines, Ia. USA
Date: Saturday, December 04, 2004
Comments: I have informaton about Lt.Wm H.H.Reddick 35th Ohio Inf. He was one of Andrews Raiders who stole the Confed. train at Marietta Ga. There were 21 Union men on the raid, most were killed or hung.Six excapted, but later captured. Reddick excapted and later was one of the frist persos to recieve the USA Medel of Honnor. He is buried i our family cemetery, Louisa co. Letts Ia. Has a very nice headstone with plac, with proper wording. For 10 or more years myself and family haveleft flowers t hi gravesite. Ihave picture and small journal about Lt. Reddick. If you can find someone interestd in the 35th Inf. or just interested I will be glad to send this information. Maybe the Banner or State news letter. John H. Brockway West Des Moines IA. Member Gen. Grandville Dodge Camp 75 www.brockwayfamily.com You have a great website. Tells of many battles my ancestors were in, good work. Wish you would sign log sheet.
  Visitor: David
Reference: surfing
 Location: CA
  WebSite: Swimming Pool
 Web Info: swimming pool services
  Contact: info@swimmingpoolquotes.com
     Date: Sun, Aug 15, 2004 at 03:53:53 (EDT)
Comments: This is a awesome site. Thanks for the comprehensive info. while I currently live in CA, I grew up in MD and miss the living civil war history of the East. Thanks for giving a me a little bit of it on the web
  Visitor: Wanda Worthington VanderVeen
Reference: browsing
 Location: Etowah, Tennessee
 Web Info: 
  Contact: wvander@bellsouth.net
     Date: Mon, Aug 09, 2004 at 02:01:56 (EDT)
Comments: Thank you. In 1862 my Great Grandfather's brother John Kingsley Lewis graduated medical school and rushed to join his two brothers in war. Three months later he was dead. Some how the military lists never show him enlisting but your list lets us know that he died 12 Oct 1862 at Corinth. While the family remembers, it's good to know someone else does too. Of the three brothers who fought, only my Great Grandfather Thomas survived the war.
  Visitor: William M. Tivener
Reference: Surfing
 Location: Mansfield, Ohio
 Web Info: 
  Contact: wtivener@kosinet.com
     Date: Thurs, Apr 08, 2004 at 18:51:45 (EDT)
Comments: Very good job on your site. Keepup the great work. Capt. W. Tivener Asst. Surg. 17th Ohio Reg. Hospital
  Visitor: Angela Holt
Reference: Searching for info on Camp Ford, Tyler Texas
 Location: Virginia
 Web Info: 
     Date: Mon, Mar 29, 2004 at 23:14:11 (EST)
Comments: No comment at this time.....
  Visitor: Steve Koppelman
Reference: American Civil War Homepage
 Location: Randolph, NJ
 Web Info: 
  Contact: ssskkopp@att.net
     Date: Tuesday, Mar 09, 2004 at 19:21:23 (EST)
Comments: While attending a local antiques show I came across and purchased a civil war era document--a final pay voucher for Private Josiah Washburn of the 48th Ohio, Co. I, who was discharged on Jan 26, 1863. Since that time I have been researching both the regiment and Private Washburn, obtaining copies of his military records from the National Archives (I'm still awaiting pension related information, if any). What I have found out to-date has led to more questions. First though, the following is what the military records tell me: 12/25/61: Enlisted 1/1/62: Transferred from Co. B to Co. I 2/27/62: Deserted from Camp Dennison, OH 8/8/62: Appeared on muster roll of convalescents forwarded from Louisville Barracks, KY to join his regiment 8/15/62: Rejoined regiment from desertion at Fort Pickering, Memphis, TN 12/20/62: Left sick at Fort Pickering 1/26/63: Discharged by surgeon's certificate due to bad ulcer on left leg before entering service, from General Hospital, Memphis, TN My main question at this point is why he would have deserted, only to rejoin his regiment about 6 months later? Since he rejoined his regiment after being forwarded from some type of convalescent facility, it's unclear as to how he would have gotten to this facility in Kentucky as a deserter (unless it was also some type of prison). Seems more likely that instead of deserting, perhaps he was ill and was sent to a hospital. Furthermore, his final pay voucher (that I acquired at the antiques show) indicates that he was paid for all 12 months of service in 1862 plus through Jan 26, 1863. Why would the army pay a deserter for 6 months that he was gone? I don't expect anyone out there to have exact answers to these questions, but if you have any information at all that may help to explain some of these apparent inconsistencies, or any information at all on Private Washburn, I would be very grateful. Please email me at the above address. Thank you, in advance.
  Visitor: John Tedrick
 Location: Lynchburg , Ohio
 Web Info: 
  Contact: duckclock@cs.com
     Date: Sun, Feb 15, 2004 at 13:31:31 (EST)
Comments: I have obtained Morgan Tedrick's war records from the National Archives in Washington D. C. It has several letters from soldiers describing how Morgan was injured and conditions they lived in. also Medical reports. Would any of this be of interest to your Web site?...John Tedrick
  Visitor: Barbara Bollenbacher
Reference: searching the internet
 Location: Piqua, Ohio
 Web Info: 
  Contact: barbarabollenbacher@hotmail.com
     Date: Fri, Jan 30, 2004 at 15:45:31 (EST)
Comments: My great-grandfather, Andrew Boram, was a member of the 48th Ohio V.I. I have his muster in and discharge papers and GAR medal and have visited Shiloh in his memory. I am very curious about what he did and when - I am thrilled to visit this site and find out so many things. Thank you!
  Visitor: Thomas Braden
Reference: Search Engine
 Location: Washington Court House,Ohio 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: thom1862@excite.com
     Date: Fri, Dec 12, 2003 at 11:42:49 (EST)
Comments: Im the Great-Great-Great Grandson of Isacc Carmin and a Civil War reenactor.I really enjoy this site and find it useful.
  Visitor: Jerry Thornton
Reference: Google search for Camp Ford
 Location: Tucson AZ
 Web Info: 
  Contact: jtjv@theriver.com
     Date: Sun, Oct 26, 2003 at 10:48:08 (EST)
Comments: Thank you! My Great great grand uncle, Caleb Pierce, with Co. D, 77th OVI was captured at Marks' Mills and imprisoned at Camp Ford. This site provides vastly interesting data and photos! Thank you!
  Visitor: Rick Palermo
Reference: Google
 Location: Kent, Ohio
 Web Info: 
  Contact: palermorw@coastalnet.com
     Date: Sun, Aug 10, 2003 at 11:53:40 (EDT)
Comments: I'm a LtCol in the USMC, deployed to Africa. I was searching the internet looking for my Great, Great Grandfather, Cpl Thomas Wissinger. I found him, to include a photo! Thank you.
  Visitor: Doug
Reference: Search Engine
 Location: Illinois-Colorado
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     Date: Tuesday, Jul 29, 2003 at 19:24:53 (EDT)
Comments: Problem w/search engine: I'm looking for the 78th Ohio and it keeps bringing me to this web site.
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  Contact: DarrellRay47aol.com
     Date: Thurs, Jul 24, 2003 at 17:43:25 (EDT)
  Visitor: James B. Jones
Reference: Just surfed in
 Location: Tennessee
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  Contact: jimhistory@comcast.net
     Date: Thurs, Jun 12, 2003 at 09:47:11 (EDT)
Comments: I'd like to establish a link between your site and mine, www.SouthernHistory.net. RSVP Cordially, James B. Jones
  Visitor: James Burton
Reference: Search Engine
 Location: knoxville, Tenn
  WebSite: Tenth Connecticut Volunteer Infantry
 Web Info: 
  Contact: Jamesmb1966@AOL.com
     Date: Sat, May 24, 2003 at 03:29:48 (EDT)
Comments: Very nice, very useful
  Visitor: Chris Tocatlian
Reference: Google
 Location: Phila PA
  WebSite: Tocatlian Family Web Site
 Web Info: Friends and family matters
  Contact: christocatlian@yahoo.com
     Date: Fri, May 09, 2003 at 23:02:13 (EDT)
Comments: Fantastic... I'll be back!
  Visitor: xpoc
Reference: any search engine
 Location: school
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     Date: Wed, Apr 30, 2003 at 17:08:19 (EDT)
Comments: very good site. informative 4 school project.
  Visitor: Tom Criscuolo
Reference: Search on Ohio Regiments
 Location: Jacksonville, FL
  WebSite: 75th Ohio 
 Web Info: 
  Contact: BUCKEYE75th@aol.com
     Date: Tuesday, Feb 25, 2003 at 11:56:38 (EST)
Comments: My compliments for a great site! Great work! I am truly impressed with the amount of soldier information and photos you've collected - and displayed for all of us to view. The Men of the 48th would be proud of all your hard work and dedication to keeping their memory alive. Keep up the Great Work! Tom Criscuolo Capt. 75th OVI
  Visitor: Bruce Montgomery
Reference: phone call from my cousin in Arizona brought this website to my attention
 Location: New Haven, IN
 Web Info: 
  Contact: bruce.montgomery@verizon.com
     Date: Wed, Feb 19, 2003 at 15:32:36 (EST)
Comments: Upon hearing from my cousin, Pat Fagen, I was interested in opening this page and reading up about both my great,great grandfather, Captain Thomas Montgomery and the Vicksburg battles. I was presented his mustering-out ceremonial sword about 20 years ago from my uncle Monty from Ohio. I have done some digital photography of this sword and its sheath along with the tattered sash which most likely was worn in the mustering in 1865. It was an honor to be given this sword and I'll cherish it forever. Mr Worth has put some of my photos onto this web site.
  Visitor: Ed Lyons
 Location: N.Caro. Md. Move to Fl. 1980 still here Titusville
  WebSite: My Family C.S.A. North Carolina Regiment’s
 Web Info: My Family in North Carolina Regiment’s
  Contact: vietnam25th@hotmail.com
     Date: Sun, Feb 16, 2003 at 02:23:01 (EST)
Comments: Hello I am Vietnam Combat Veteran two tours’ I enjoyed your web site a lot very nicely done.My Two Great Great Grand dad’s on my Mother side were with North Carolina Regiment’s Jackson Mays A Company 23rd.North Carolina Regiment and David Fox E Company 37th. North Carolina Regiment and others Close Kin were with the 37th. North Carolina Regiment and other unit’s. I also have my Wife Great Great Grand Father who served with the 100th.Indiana Infantry Regiment Thank You still looking around. Ed 25th.Infantry Division Vietnam Nam site http://www.spaceportusa.net/doorgunner
  Visitor: anne
Reference: engine
 Location: chicago
  WebSite: port royal imports
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     Date: Fri, Dec 20, 2002 at 17:54:27 (EST)
Comments: nice site
  Visitor: Robert J Mussat
Reference: surfing
 Location: Co. F. 38th Reg't Ga. Vol.
  WebSite: http://civil-war.net/38thGA/index.htm
 Web Info: 
  Contact: sgt38georgia@hotmail
     Date: Thurs, Nov 14, 2002 at 19:18:41 (EST)
Comments: Best Civil War website I've seen in a long while. Extrememly thorough and extensive. Great job.
  Visitor: David Fouch
Reference: Looking for info on 70th OVI
 Location: Lancaster Ohio-birthplace of W. T. Sherman
 Web Info: 
  Contact: dpf20ff@yahoo.com
     Date: Mon, Oct 14, 2002 at 22:16:36 (EDT)
Comments: Great information Enjoyed pictures of Shiloh. I had a great-great-grandfather serve in Com. E 70th. Twice wounded once at Shiloh & once at Ft. McCallister which we visited past summer. Very nice job on 48th.
  Visitor: april suvak
Reference: by accident, aol search
 Location: northeast ohio
 Web Info: 
  Contact: missesjoey@aol.com
     Date: Thurs, Aug 22, 2002 at 17:09:59 (EDT)
Comments: i stumbled upon this site by accident, while i was looking for volunteer opportunities on the web. these infantry sites are fascinating, i love history and i loved going through the site to find all kinds of information. i never knew any site like this exsisted. your site is wonderful, i have already added it to my favorites. thank you for putting all of this info together. i am glad history like this is not lost. sincerely, april l suvak
  Visitor: Marcella Stubbs
Reference: Surfing the net
 Location: Kennewick, Washington USA
  WebSite: USA Never Forget
 Web Info: Remembering and honoring military, public servants, citizens, etc. involved in war, violent crimes, terrorism, etc.
  Contact: marcella99336@yahoo.com
     Date: Sat, Jul 13, 2002 at 22:56:36 (EDT)
Comments: Just out browsing the internet, looking for sites to include on my Civil War links page. I've really enjoyed reading about the different regiments and how they've worked over the years to keep the memories alive. I would love to go to a re-enactment sometime... but I think I'm on the wrong side of the states for that, and don't anticipate traveling that far from home anytime soon *smiles*. Well, maybe someday I will make it that far and see one. Thanks for letting me visit your site.
  Visitor: B.K. Jones
Reference: surfing
 Location: Ohio
 Web Info: 
  Contact: bkjones@bigplanet.com
     Date: Wed, Jul 10, 2002 at 22:23:47 (EDT)
Comments: My ancestor, John W. Aber, was in the 48th. I just found that out by looking him up on this website. That's 3 ancestors in the Civil War on the Union side. The other two were in the Kentucky 4th regiment. One of them was a POW at Andersonville and the other one was wounded at Vicksburg. All of them are heroes to me, as none of them had it easy. Their memory must be kept alive as a testiment to freedom and to fighting for a just cause. This is a very good website! Keep up the good work! From a proud great-granddaughter and great-great-granddaughter of Civil War veterans.
  Visitor: Edward C. Schram
Reference: via Google search...shiloh
 Location: Santa Barbara now, Iowa originally
 Web Info: 
  Contact: ecschram@aol.com
     Date: Tuesday, Apr 09, 2002 at 18:47:50 (EDT)
Comments: Wonderful site! My GGGrandfather, Edw.F.Lee, served in 39th Iowa Vol. Inf. in Sherman's Army of the Tennessee. He spent a considerable period of time in Corinth and then on to Atlanta and eventually mustered out in Wash DC. He was involved in battles of Parker's Cross Roads (TN) and Alatoona (GA). My GGrandfather was born after EF Lee returned to Dawson, Iowa. I have visited Corinth extensively and Shiloh briefly. I have 30+ original photos taken of 39th.Iowa in Corinth. Photos include Gen. Sherman and group of Gen. G.M. Dodge's officers.
  Visitor: Patricia Montgomery Fagan
Reference: searching for 48th Ohio Vol. Inf.
 Location: Tucson, Az, born in Wilmington, Ohio
 Web Info: 
  Contact: pfagan3630@aol.com
     Date: Sun, Apr 07, 2002 at 14:38:04 (EDT)
Comments: I was thrilled and gratified to find my great-grandfather's account of his experiences in the civil war, and had no idea that he had written these memoirs. What a treasure! His service was in the most difficult terrain, and in the wet wintry weather as well as the hot, dry summers of the south. It is said in his obituary that his health was adversly affected by this experience, and he couldn't return to farming, and tried various endeavors to make a living. He was entrusted with many positions of trust and honor by the community of Lynchburg, such as corporation clerk, member of the board of education, member and clerk of the water works and electric light board, board of trustees, and secretary and treasurer of the Methodist Episcopalian church, U.S. Storekeeper and Dist. Deputy Collector in the employ of the national government. He was elected Secretary of the 48th Ohio Association every year since its organization, and gave much time and attention to the interests of the Society. Quoted from his obituary in the Lynchburg Record, Jul 18,1907: In all relations of life, he showed himself to be a man of ability, of firm purpose, of strong convictions and sterling integrity. He was a loving and indulgent father, a faithful and devoted husband. After 6 months of, at times, intense suffering, he gladly and willingly answered the last summons. Life's work well done, Life's race well run, Now comes rest. A Comrade What a treasure I have, don't you agree?
  Visitor: Richard Warren Plank
Reference: Email link from my mother Patricia Montgomery Fagan
 Location: Springfield, Ohio
  WebSite: Boy Scout Troop 128 - Milford, Ohio
 Web Info: Boy Scout Troop 128 - Milford, Ohio information about our troop including activities and all kinds of other information.
  Contact: RPlank9050@aol.com
     Date: Fri, Apr 05, 2002 at 18:25:41 (EST)
Comments: I am the great great grandson of Capt. Thomas Montgomery of Lynchburg, Ohio. I was so pleased to read the email that my mother sent regarding this website. I currently live in Milford, Ohio about 2 miles from Camp Dennison and frequently ride my bicyle on the bike trail which used to be the railroad bed that goes right through the camp. I have been to the Camp Dennison museum with the Boy Scout Troop but now going back will be especially interesting! Thanks for doing all this research and going through the trouble to put it all on a website.
  Visitor: Ruth Beechem
Reference: internet search for 48th OVI
 Location: Pensacola, FL
  WebSite: Beechem Family Page
 Web Info: family genealogy
  Contact: beechems@prodigy.net
     Date: Sat, Mar 23, 2002 at 12:20:48 (EST)
Comments: In research, I've found a 2nd cousin who was also from Delaware, OH and the family has numerous historical documents in their possession. One is a Fort Sumter 48th OVI reunion book (the cover is made from wood of Fort Sumter). It's autographed by many officers and has a handwritten note inside with Joseph W. Lindsey's name. We think he's related to us (this must have been valuable to him and he had no living children) and just received his pension file.. wonderful stuff and names of several 48th OVI soldiers who wrote affidavits to him (injured at Shiloh).
  Visitor: Pat Roddy
Reference: ccpl.lib.oh.us
 Location: Springfield, Ohio
 Web Info: 
  Contact: patrodd@iapdatacon.net
     Date: Thurs, Feb 07, 2002 at 14:55:30 (EST)
Comments: This is a great site and from time to time I return to see what new items have been added. I have been looking for any information concerning the 49th OVVI Company C such as a company picture since I have found on your site the listing for my gggrandfather Hugh Dunseith. Thanks for all the good information and I will continue to check back.
  Visitor: Tom
Reference: webring
 Location: NJ
  WebSite: Cassie & Tom's Gettysburg Trips
 Web Info: Our personal photo collection of Gettysburg.
  Contact: sjtom49@hotmail.com
     Date: Thurs, Jan 10, 2002 at 14:40:41 (EST)
Comments: Thank you for honoring those who are long gone but never forgotten. Great site!
  Visitor: Jennifer Noe
Reference: web search
 Location: Northern Kentucky
 Web Info: 
  Contact: Dkbnh3@aol.com
     Date: Tuesday, Oct 30, 2001 at 11:09:22 (EST)
Comments: Very interesting web site and a great idea!
 Web Info: 
     Date: Thurs, Aug 23, 2001 at 00:23:44 (EDT)
  Visitor: William Dalton Henderson
Reference: Civil War State sites links from Virginia link
 Location: Chester, Va  just outside Richmond
 Web Info: 
  Contact: whenderson@erols.com
     Date: Thurs, Aug 09, 2001 at 18:12:26 (EDT)
Comments: My mother's (Hattie Mae (Thompson) Henderson, mother, Sara Elizabeth (Tedrick) Thompson, was the second daughter of Morgan Tedrick of the 48th Ohio. I have a picture of him from that era but not in uniform. He died in 1910. My mother remembered seeing him before he died. I also have my great great grandfather's copy of Major Bering's history of the 48th. My great great grandfather was wounded at Sabine Cross Roads, and of course, was among the POW's at that time. My mother was from Clinton County, Ohio, near Wilmington, the daughtger of Jessie Thompson, a farmer. She left Ohio when she married my dad in 1932.
  Visitor: Harry
Reference: By accident
 Location: Long Island New York
 Web Info: 
  Contact: rad2duhbone53@juno.com
     Date: Mon, May 28, 2001 at 17:06:22 (PDT)
Comments: OUTSTANDING!!!!!!
  Visitor: william landram williamson
Reference: corresponding with Webmasters about my great grandfather William Landram
 Location: Madison Wisconsin
 Web Info: 
  Contact: WLWILLIA@facstaff.wisc.edu
     Date: Sun, May 20, 2001 at 13:43:59 (PDT)
Comments: I have learned many things I never knew before about my ancestor, for whom I am named and whose commission as Brigadier General (by Brevet) I own. You have developed a wonderful collection of information.
  Visitor: gene solyntjes
Reference: civil war news
 Location: Seattle
 Web Info: 
  Contact: geneandlinda@qwest.net
     Date: Fri, Apr 27, 2001 at 21:35:41 (PDT)
Comments: Hello, I am writing a book concerning researching American veterans and their antique firearms. I cannot include my letter of introduction from my editor, David Brennan, in this format. In talking to Mr. Joe Bilby he informed me that a listing of reenactor's groups since they are such a vastr source of knowledge pertaining to an era or partticular group, would be a benefit to my readers. I am writing you attempting to compile such a list of any and all reenactment groups who are active within the U.S. I would appreciate your help in this endeavor. Gene Solyntjes
  Visitor: Jack Walters
Reference: Search
 Location: Clevleland
  WebSite: The Military Advisor
 Web Info: Over 5000 Direct Military Links
  Contact: jwalter5@ameritech.net
     Date: Fri, Apr 13, 2001 at 20:42:33 (PDT)
Comments: I've Seen Thousands of sites. This is the BEST -- Hands Down! Truly a great resource tool! Great Job!
  Visitor: perry sweeney
 Location: augusta ga,
 Web Info: 
  Contact: perrysweeney@excite.com
     Date: Sun, Apr 01, 2001 at 17:52:59 (PDT)
Comments: Top of the line job.
  Visitor: Janet Hussey Bowman
Reference: Referred by a family member
 Location: Greer, South Carolina
 Web Info: 
  Contact: BowmanDP@aol.com
     Date: Tuesday, Mar 27, 2001 at 02:42:38 (PST)
Comments: As a descendant of Cyrus, I am thrilled to see his diary being used for historical perspective. As a child, my father (Robert A. Hussey, Sr.) used a transcript of the diary and drove us from battleground to battleground, visiting the places mentioned in Cyrus' diary. What a wonderful way to learn history for a child! I'm glad others can now experience it. This is a great piece of work. I think Cyrus would be pleased. Thank you! Janet (Hussey) Bowman
  Visitor: Pat Corcoran
Reference: USGenWeb
 Location: California
 Web Info: 
  Contact: pcorcoran@socal.rr.com
     Date: Mon, Mar 12, 2001 at 20:41:57 (PST)
Comments: I commend you for the excellent work you have all done in preparing these web pages. I am researching a gg uncle (names Charles Weber) who was in the OH 48th - Co. C and found an enormous amount of valuable data on these pages. I even found him listed in chapter XI of the History of the Forty-Eigh Ohio as killed at the Battle of Vicksburg. Thank you again for the marvelous work!
  Visitor: Terrie Sobaski
Reference: Logged on to civil war rosters
 Location: Iowa
 Web Info: 
  Contact: tsobaski@excite.com
     Date: Tuesday, Mar 06, 2001 at 14:09:21 (PST)
Comments: I absolutely love it. I found my great great grandfather William R. Workman. I also saw a picture of him which was just amazing. Thank you so much Terrie Sobaski
 Web Info: 
  Contact: paultrostel@ifriendly.com
     Date: Sat, Mar 03, 2001 at 15:43:50 (PST)
  Visitor: Ann Srofe
Reference: Researching surname
 Location: Ohio
 Web Info: 
  Contact: asrofe@webtv.com
     Date: Fri, Mar 02, 2001 at 18:42:59 (PST)
Comments: Ran across the site as I was researching surname Srofe. Came up with W.J. Srofe's name and really have enjoyed your site. But no link to W.J..
  Visitor: JAMES M. WEBER
 Web Info: 
  Contact: JIM WEBER@ERI
     Date: Sat, Feb 24, 2001 at 12:29:00 (PST)
  Visitor: JAMES M. WEBER
 Web Info: 
     Date: Sat, Feb 24, 2001 at 12:20:33 (PST)
  Visitor: Robert Drake, 48th OVI, Co. C, (1996-    )
Reference: Friend told me
 Location: NW Florida
 Web Info: 
  Contact: Rohio48th@aol.com
     Date: Thurs, Feb 22, 2001 at 21:44:50 (PST)
Comments: Excellent, we have been trying to find photos of the 48th for years. YOu have done the regiment proud
  Visitor: marc
 Location: belgium
 Web Info: 
     Date: Tuesday, Feb 13, 2001 at 14:30:54 (PST)
Comments: super !!!
  Visitor: Laurel Litke Navinsky
Reference: Found URL on a family forum
 Location: Washington, Kansas
 Web Info: 
  Contact: navinsky@kansas.net
     Date: Fri, Jan 26, 2001 at 19:30:04 (PST)
Comments: This is great!!! I found my Great Great Grandfather!!!! Parker Z. Lieurance who was in the 48th Infantry, Company H. I think that Harvey Lieurance, who was in the same Company may be his brother. After the Civil War, Parker brought his Wedding Suit home in a wood suitcase. It is in the Museum at Council Grove, Morris County, Kansas. Parker moved to Kansas and settled near Paxico Kansas around 1870. Harvey settled near Tecumseh, Kansas. He was killed in a Trolley Car and wagon wreck in Topeka, Kansas. Harvey had at least one son - Willie (William?). Keep up your wonderful work.
  Visitor: Charles Mason Kennedy
 Location: Houston, TX
 Web Info: 
  Contact: ckennedy@insync.net
     Date: Mon, Jan 22, 2001 at 15:35:28 (PST)
Comments: Great site! I am a descendant of William B. Kennedy, wounded, Company K. It was an honor to see his name there.
  WebSite: COLOJOE
 Web Info: 
  Contact: sethmartransport@comcast.net
     Date: Tuesday, Jan 09, 2001 at 21:25:13 (PST)
  Visitor: Karl-Josef Schmeink
Reference: Suggestion of a contributor
 Location: Germany
  WebSite: Colonel Buchel's 1st Texas Cavalry Regiment
 Web Info: Civil War related site
  Contact: karl-josef.schmeink@1st-texas-cavalry.de
     Date: Mon, Nov 06, 2000 at 11:27:20 (PST)
Comments: Greetings from Germany. I enjoyed my visit on this excellent web site. The site gives very useful information on the 48 OVVI and major Civil War battles. And I really like the design of this site.
  Visitor: Archie P. McDoald
Reference: Info from Don Worth
 Location: Nacogdoches, Texas
  WebSite: East Texas Historical Association
 Web Info: 
  Contact: amcdonald@sfasu.edu
     Date: Mon, Nov 06, 2000 at 07:26:52 (PST)
Comments: Great page!
  Visitor: LJNuhfer
Reference: g-g-grandfather served in the 48th
 Location: Ohio
 Web Info: 
  Contact: nuhfer@wcnet.org
     Date: Tuesday, Aug 01, 2000 at 21:37:18 (EDT)
Comments: EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!
  Visitor: c. atlee
Reference: us civil war.com
 Location: california
  WebSite: unable to give out. classified
 Web Info: classified
  Contact: classified
     Date: Fri, Jul 28, 2000 at 16:57:35 (EDT)
Comments: very good information on research. thank you
  Visitor: Roger FERRIS
Reference: Searching for a soldier named Jacob Hamlin
 Location: Borned in Marion,Ohio  (live in Davenport,Fl. now)
 Web Info: 
  Contact: roger_a_ferris@msn.com
     Date: Sun, Jun 18, 2000 at 00:13:06 (EDT)
Comments: Great job! For those searching for the men who fought in the civil war, this is a great start!
  Visitor: Jimmie  E  Bretney
Reference: geneology  list
 Location: Indianapolis Indiana
 Web Info: 
  Contact: jimbretney@aol.com
     Date: Sat, Jun 03, 2000 at 17:23:32 (EDT)
Comments: Great Site
  Visitor: ken ekermeyer
Reference: highland county ohio
 Location: highland county
 Web Info: 
  Contact: kekermeyer@in-touch.net
     Date: Sun, May 21, 2000 at 16:31:14 (EDT)
Comments: I am the Highland county Rep. for the Ohio milita.(oummac) I enjoyed knowing the history of Ohio's past volunteers. If you know of anyone with questions about the Ohio milita or continuing the proud history of Ohio's volunteers please have them contact me at kekermeyer@in-touch.net or (937) 780-2029. Thank You.
  Visitor: Ralph Baughn
 Location: Rochester Hills, Michigan
 Web Info: 
  Contact: rbaughn@home.com
     Date: Tuesday, May 09, 2000 at 09:33:05 (EDT)
Comments: Don, I've enjoyed your website for over 2 years and certainly appreciate all the work that you, Steve Williams and others have and are continuing to put into it. I'm particularly grateful because of a rather incredible (to me, at least) event. I had sent you some information on my G G Grandfather, Levi J. Reed of Company A. Soon afterward I heard from a very kind visitor to your site that his brother-in-law in Texas had a medal with Levi J. Reed's name on it. He also managed to get and send a scan which showed that the medal was a Ladder Badge with a shield bearing Levi's name. It turns out the brother-in-law had found the badge as a boy when tearing down a building in Columbus, Ohio in the late 1950s. Bottom line is , I now have the badge back in my collection and am grateful to your website and those who helped me find this piece of family history. Regards, Ralph
  Visitor: carl r kurtz
Reference: through the 2nd vermont e co. california
 Location: im military, camarillo ca. shreveport,la. and fort worth tx. soon to be kingsbay Ga.
 Web Info: 
  Contact: mrmugu98@yahoo.com
     Date: Sun, Apr 09, 2000 at 19:10:11 (EDT)
Comments: i used to fall in with the 2nd vermont then nearly join you folks for the halloween event in the fall of 98 but was unexpectedly moved to fort worth texas.here i have joined the 173 new york frontier brg. jim rice commanding.i'm currently in the USMC with Security Forces Alantic, and will be in kingsbay ga. by the end of april.it was nice to find some familar things (even if they weren't faces). this is a very impressive sight, nice job!!!!! see you on the battle field, god bless all.
  Visitor: Wendy Willison
Reference: Search for Civil War Veterans
 Location: Barnesville, Ohio
 Web Info: 
  Contact: willison@1st.net
     Date: Sun, Mar 19, 2000 at 17:14:22 (EST)
Comments: My husband's great, great, grandfather David K. Willison was in the Civil War and I was trying to find information about him and what medals he received. We have his original dicharge papers. If you have any information on him please contact me at the above email. Thank you Wendy Willison
  Visitor: Joy Montgomery
Reference: Searching for my grandfather in Ohio Regiments
 Location: California
 Web Info: Commercial - my small business
  Contact: joy1225@earthlink.net
     Date: Wed, Mar 08, 2000 at 03:52:42 (EST)
Comments: What wonderful rosters you have! As I looked through each of them, I kept saying to myself, Please let this be the regiment my grandfather was in - the records are so complete and so informative. I didn't find him, but maybe I will the next time I visit. You do such nice work! It shows your respect for the people you're documenting.
  Visitor: Brian Trostel
Reference: Father recommended site
 Location: Born in Indiana, currently an Oregonian
 Web Info: 
  Contact: shawtrostel@earthlink.net
     Date: Mon, Jan 17, 2000 at 23:54:15 (EST)
Comments: I am the great-great grandson of George Trostel, who is in your photo gallery. My dad has been researching him for years. We had never seen a picture of him until this one was added to your collection. I noticed that in your roster list of Company F, it says George enlisted in 1864. George was an original member of Company F, fought in the battle of Shiloh and many others, and was captured at the battle of Sabine Crossroads. He re-enlisted in 1864, I believe. As I said, my father has his entire Civil War record. Thank you for all the work you put into this site. I did not ever expect to see an image of my great-great gr
  Visitor: Eddie Leiker
Reference: I looked for it
 Location: Atlanta, Ga.
 Web Info: 
  Contact: leiker@ix.netcom.com
     Date: Tuesday, Dec 21, 1999 at 09:47:48 (EST)
Comments: My Great Great Grandfather was in the 48th, Co. A. You have him listed as J.W. Lieker, but his obituary says F.W. Lieker. He was originally from the Cincinatti area and was conscripted on emigration from Germany. I wonder if this is the same Lieker? Great site! Regards, Eddie Leiker
  Visitor: Beth Brown
Reference: NARA link
 Location: Iowa
 Web Info: 
  Contact: betheee@pcpartner.net
     Date: Wed, Dec 08, 1999 at 16:22:21 (EST)
Comments: Excellant site!!!! Lots of information.
  Visitor: Kevin O'Connor
 Location: Louisville, KY  via Ohio
 Web Info: 
  Contact: kevin.oconnor7@gte.net
     Date: Mon, Dec 06, 1999 at 21:41:32 (EST)
Comments: This website is a great tribute to my Irish ancestors, William and Joseph Barron, Company G, who fled famine and oppression in Ireland only to be tormented by the carnage of the Civil War. William was killed and his brother was captured at Sabine Crossroads. May they rest in peace. This site is the best one I've seen. Kevin O'Connor
  Visitor: Meredith Tudor
Reference: looking for  william tudor who was a member the 48th
 Location: Warren, Indiana
 Web Info: 
  Contact: Tudor@citznet.com
     Date: Sat, Dec 04, 1999 at 22:27:01 (EST)
Comments: I did not believe I would find so much. I found William and Clement Tudor. The info on Clement was all new to me. William was also in Co A 1st Ohio Cal. I dont know about Joshua and Edward Tudor I have no family info on them might be related. You have done an outstanding job I have not visited a better site.
  Visitor: David A. Sowry
Reference: Searching for name Sowry
 Location: Cambridge Springs, PA
 Web Info: 
  Contact: zorra@worldnet.att.net
     Date: Sun, Nov 28, 1999 at 14:01:07 (EST)
Comments: An excellent web page. Very helpful and informative. My g-g-grandfather was Capt. James Edward Sowry, of the 48th Ohio Volunteers, captured at Sabine Cross-Roads. The family story is that he unraveled his socks to use as thread to sew their flag into fellow officer Capt. Gunsaulis's coat, he being the only officer captured who still had a coat with him. My second son is named James Edward Sowry, III, after his g-g-g-grandfather.
  Visitor: David A. Sowry
Reference: Looking up name Sowry
 Location: Cambridge Springs, PA
 Web Info: 
  Contact: zorra@worldnet.att.net
     Date: Sun, Nov 28, 1999 at 13:42:47 (EST)
Comments: Cannot print out page.....color of print is too light
  Visitor: Gary Byrum
Reference: Reserching
 Location: Wausau, Wisconsin
 Web Info: 
  Contact: Roadie69@excite.com
     Date: Wed, Nov 24, 1999 at 15:46:51 (EST)
Comments: Am the newsletter editor for the Marathom County Civil War Round Table. I like very much what I seen in your site, and will try to get our club to get Online also. Gary Byrum
  Visitor: Carolyn Burns Armstrong
Reference: HistoryChannel.com
 Location: Pleasant Hill, Oh and Poway, CA
 Web Info: 
     Date: Thurs, Nov 18, 1999 at 19:42:52 (EST)
Comments: Very interesting site - would have enjoyed it more if my computer was more powerful. Keep up the good work!
  Visitor: Ted Mitchell
Reference: surfed on in
 Location: Texas; live in Rhode Island now
  WebSite: Best ID Cards & Badges $$$ Can Buy
 Web Info: photo image identification cards and badges for reenactors
  Contact: ted@badgeamerica.com
     Date: Wed, Nov 17, 1999 at 06:38:55 (EST)
Comments: Magnificient website! Let me know if the 48th Ohio would like to receive samples of the reenactor cards we are doing for the 150th New York Vol. Inf. and other reenactment and preservation organizations. Are any of you going to be at Remembrance Day this wknd in Gettysburg? Ted
  Visitor: Terry
Reference: Looking for information Ohio.
 Location: Okinawa Japan
  WebSite: Scorpion Site
 Web Info: ON Sting (The Wrestler)
  Contact: thug_stinger87@tupac.com
     Date: Sat, Nov 13, 1999 at 23:53:54 (EST)
Comments: This place is corny
  Visitor: Capt.Jasinski
Reference: brousing
 Location: Amherst,Ohio(northeastern)
  WebSite: 5th Ohio    Franklin Guards
 Web Info: 
     Date: Fri, Oct 22, 1999 at 18:29:00 (EDT)
Comments: Excellent,the 48th ohio would be proud
  Visitor: Linda Irelan Giesige
 Location: Hamler,Oh
 Web Info: 
  Contact: lgiesige@bright.net
     Date: Mon, Oct 18, 1999 at 22:54:51 (EDT)
Comments: My g-g-great grandfather was Nicholas Irelan. He was a member of Co.K 48th O.V.I. He was not captured with the rest of his regiment at Sabine Crossroads because he was escorting prisoners to New Orleans at the time of the capture.
  Visitor: kevin stone
Reference: highland co , ohio
 Location: hillsboro,ohio
 Web Info: 
  Contact: kdstone@dellnet.com
     Date: Fri, Oct 01, 1999 at 22:57:13 (EDT)
Comments: very interesting,was trying to find records of G-grandfathers,service was in a co,1st reg ohio heavy art. discharged in knoxville,tn 25 july 1865,have a copy of his discharge was from highland county and ross co,ohio
  Visitor: Joe Talbott
Reference: A Civil War link
 Location: Pueblo, CO
 Web Info: Leather Crafting
  Contact: joet@bwn.net
     Date: Thurs, Sep 23, 1999 at 11:06:20 (EDT)
Comments: I was looking for this site for a friend. She had a relative that served with the 48th Ohio and she was hoping for more information on him. She is not sure which company, but he also was in artillery. I was hoping for a roster that could help her out, is there such a place on line? His name is Patrick McGee if that will help.
  Visitor: Kurt Carman
 Location: New York
 Web Info: 
  Contact: kcarman@hypercom.com
     Date: Tuesday, Sep 21, 1999 at 14:10:27 (EDT)
Comments: I'm so surprised to find your site. My Great grandfather is Isaac Carmin (actual spelling is CARMAN). All national archive paperwork show spelling as CARMIN. If you would like any addtional information I'd be happy to help. Do you perhaps have any photo's of Ike? This is a beautiful site. Outstanding work. My son is named after Grandpa Ike. Isaac Harrison Carman. Best Regards, Kurt Carman
  Visitor: Pat Gerwe
Reference: rootsweb
 Location: Fl
 Web Info: 
  Contact: dgerwe@earthlink.com
     Date: Mon, Sep 20, 1999 at 13:39:22 (EDT)
Comments: Great site! Loved the pictures. Anyone out there know of a Gerwe from Chillicothe who was in the Civil War? My husband saw his discharge papers when he was young but can't remember any info. Also no info. as to where the paper is now. Would love any info. on the Gerwe's. Thanks!
  Visitor: Anne Colucci
Reference: Ohio in the War site link
 Location: Cortland, Trumbull County OH
  WebSite: The Civil War Lady
 Web Info: Trumbull County soldiers database, etc.
  Contact: civilwarlady@prodigy.net
     Date: Tuesday, Aug 17, 1999 at 12:42:11 (EDT)
Comments: Great web site!! Will add a link from my page to yours!
  Visitor: Don Kear
Reference: Defiance mail list
 Location: Dayton, OH
  WebSite: Kear/Tope Family
 Web Info: 
  Contact: dlkgen@aol.com
     Date: Wed, Aug 11, 1999 at 15:36:40 (EDT)
Comments: Good looking site with valuable info.
  Visitor: Tom Smith
Reference: RootsWeb mailing list for Defiance Co., Ohio 
 Location: Carmel, IN
 Web Info: 
  Contact: smithtm@csi.com
     Date: Wed, Aug 04, 1999 at 23:59:15 (EDT)
Comments: My g-g-g-grandfather's brother Joseph Rath of Defiance Co., OH was a Sgt. in Co. F 48th OVI 1861-1865. He was from a family that had 5 of the 6 boys serving in the war with 2 dying.
  Visitor: Richard Sewell
 Location: Ancyorage Alaska
 Web Info: 
  Contact: rich_sewell@hotmail.com
     Date: Sat, Jul 31, 1999 at 03:08:22 (EDT)
Comments: My ggg-grandfather Isaac Ridenour was in Co F, 48th O.V.I.
  Visitor: Eddie Leiker
Reference: Research
 Location: Atlanta, Ga
 Web Info: 
  Contact: leiker@ie.netcom.com
     Date: Wed, Jul 14, 1999 at 16:33:41 (EDT)
Comments: I am looking for my Great Great Grandfather, Walter F. Leiker from Cincinatti, Ohio who I believe may have served in the 48th Ohio. Can you give me any help? I am a member of Camp 96 SCV and learned that my Great Great Grandfather from Ohio served in the Civil War from his obituary. I would like to put in an application with Sons of Union Veterans, but want to make sure my credentials are in order. Any help will be greatly appreciated. I have enjoyed your page; it looks like the 48th was an outstanding regiment. Best Regards, Eddie Leiker
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     Date: Tuesday, Jun 22, 1999 at 00:53:19 (EDT)
  Visitor: ben blake
Reference: search
 Location: richmond va
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  Contact: blake1412@aol.com
     Date: Sat, Jun 19, 1999 at 02:23:47 (EDT)
Comments: great great grandson of lt richard south. helpful site.
  Visitor: Len
Reference: surfing
 Location: NY
  WebSite: 162nd New York Volunteer Infantry
 Web Info: History of the 162nd NYVI
  Contact: Dap4477575@aol.com
     Date: Tuesday, Jun 01, 1999 at 18:43:33 (EDT)
Comments: Great Job! The 162nd was part of the 19th corp that fought at Sabine crossroads,especially enjoyed the poem
  Visitor: J. David Zimmerman ,Jr.
 Location: Reston, VA
 Web Info: 
  Contact: jdz@forts.org
     Date: Sat, May 29, 1999 at 14:46:24 (EDT)
Comments: Great site! My great-grandfather was 1st Sgt, Co D, 72nd OVI and was at Shiloh through Vicksburg, among other places.
  Visitor: Victor P. Lindsay
Reference: Civil War News
 Location: Anne Arundel County, Maryland
 Web Info: 
  Contact: VPLindsay@AOL.com
     Date: Sun, May 23, 1999 at 12:44:10 (EDT)
Comments: excellent job, this is something to be proud of, I'm sure our forefathers are.
  Visitor: Kevin J. O'Connor
Reference: My Great Great Uncles fought in Company G
 Location: Columbus, OH
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  Contact: kevin.oconnor7@gte.net
     Date: Wed, Apr 28, 1999 at 23:57:46 (EDT)
Comments: Joseph and William Barron, my ancestors, both fought in Company G, 48th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. William was killed and Joseph was captured at Sabine Crossroads. I would be very interested if you had any more information on them. I know very little about them and suspect that they both saw heavy action at Shiloh and Vicksburg because there was no feedback from Joseph after the war. My Grandfather had another Uncle who fought in the 59th Ohio at Stones River, Chickamauga, Shiloh, Corinth, Kenesaw Mountain, Atlanta, etc. Do you have anything on Company D of the 59th?? Please reply if you have time. Kevin O'Connor
  Visitor: steve miller
 Location: new hampshire
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  Contact: pseudo76@webtv.net
     Date: Sun, Apr 25, 1999 at 19:45:06 (EDT)
Comments: incredible! the opening page, with battle cry of freedom brought a lump to my throat. you guys truly get it.
  Visitor: Mary M. Dillenbeck
Reference: E-Mail
 Location: California
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  Contact: maryd2@gte.net
     Date: Sat, Apr 24, 1999 at 17:04:46 (EDT)
Comments: Outstanding site.
  Visitor: mark wheeless
Reference: looking for info on the battle of sabine crossroads
 Location: houston, texas
  WebSite: http://www.texas-brigade.com
 Web Info: 
  Contact: mwheeless@surfree.com
     Date: Wed, Apr 21, 1999 at 22:14:54 (EDT)
Comments: hello i have found the federal point of view of the battle of sabine crossroads very interesting. it is very good to know the people of the north are as interested in preserving the past as we are here in the south. keep up the good work.
  Visitor: Ron Montgomery
Reference: looking for information on Hillsboro Ohio
 Location: KY /OH /VA
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     Date: Mon, Apr 19, 1999 at 01:38:41 (EDT)
Comments: I very much enjoyed your site and I am impressed at your efforts. Ron Montgomery
  Visitor: Linda (Van Pelt) Bowman
Reference: through Highland Co., OH site
 Location: originally, IN, but am now OH
 Web Info: 
  Contact: lindave@bright.net
     Date: Wed, Apr 07, 1999 at 18:22:42 (EDT)
Comments: My 2nd great grandfather, JAMES H. VAN PELT, was in the 48th Regt, Co. C OVI and and was shot in the knee at the battle of Shiloh. I couldn't help but think of how those brave boys must have felt on the battlefield.
  Visitor: Nancy Gellner
Reference: rootsweb.com/~ohhighla/
 Location: Wheeling, WV
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  Contact: Ngellpda@aol.com
     Date: Tuesday, Apr 06, 1999 at 11:03:11 (EDT)
Comments: I've enjoyed the page, music, etc. Looking for regiment my grgrgrandfather served in. I believe he might have enlisted in Highland Co, OH. Reuben Simpson, served under a Captain Hiestand, named a son for him: Ora Hiestand Simpson, b 1866 at Marshall, Highland Co.
  Visitor: Jayne Brockhoff
Reference: browsing 
 Location: originally Nebraska/currently Minnesota
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  Contact: jemm@rea-alp.com
     Date: Sat, Apr 03, 1999 at 20:39:11 (EST)
Comments: I am looking for my husbands g-g-g-grandfather George Brechbill. He enlisted in Ohio and served as a Private in the 9th Calvary. I'm not sure where to look, but really found your site interesting.
  Visitor: Kevin O'Connor
Reference: Looking for Regimental History
 Location: Columbus, OH
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  Contact: kevin.oconnor7@gte.net
     Date: Fri, Apr 02, 1999 at 20:09:41 (EST)
Comments: Excellent!!! Their memories must live on!!!
  Visitor: John Vance
 Location: 63 OVI
 Web Info: 
  Contact: triplef@zoomnet.net
     Date: Thurs, Apr 01, 1999 at 20:12:15 (EST)
Comments: Would you please send me more information about your regiment? If you have a reenactment group i would like to join. Every thing on your home page is interseting.
  Visitor: Sue Boggs
Reference: One of my favorite pages
 Location: Ohio
 Web Info: 
  Contact: sboggs78@cfl.rr.com
     Date: Wed, Mar 31, 1999 at 19:45:31 (EST)
Comments: I love it!! I do enjoy the history and don't mind doing some research. (I'm not real good at it but being in Ohio does have it's advantages).

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