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Like so many families of Monroe County, Ohio, I have numerous ancestors (from 8 direct bloodlines) that served in the 78th OVI. Any photos, especially those with identifications, are invaluable to me; however, a clearer understanding and view from their perspectives gives me a deeper understanding of what's behind and beyond the photos, letters, and journal entries.

Added: January 20, 2019
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My great-great-great uncle was Henry Cox, who joined Co F in October 1863. Would love to know more detail about him and Co F.

Added: December 15, 2018
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i am doing research on captian reed from zanesville ohio he was mentioned capt.mccardys story.

Added: October 31, 2018
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My great grandfather was William Fountain who was part of Company B. I don't know a lot about him.

Added: June 24, 2018
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Henry Warden Thornton, was born 1 October 1825, Culpeper Co., Virginia. His family moved to Gallia Co., Ohio when he was about eight. On 11 October 1864, Henry enlisted as a private in Company K of the Ohio 78th. On a march through Georgia, Henry grew ill and was unable to keep up with the regiment, which subsequently left him behind! Back home, Henry had served as lay leader of a Methodist congregation. And now, resting on a fence in the countryside, he prayed to God saying, "If I am so unworthy as to be left behind, amen to it". Isaiah 41:10 came to his mind: “Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness”. With renewed strength, Henry was actually caught up with his company! Henry was discharged on 2 June 1865 at a Camp Dennison, Ohio hospital and returned to his home, family and church. He died 20 August 1918, age 92.

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Jacob Wilson Pvt. Company B 78th Regiment of the OVI was my Great Great Grandfather. His older brother Soloman Wilson also served in the same company.

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Pvt Aaron Floyd, Company K, 78 OVI is my 3rd great uncle. His sister, Martha is my gg grandmother. I have other Civil War relatives, but am quite proud to have an ancestor that fought at Shiloh. Regimental Records indicate that Pvt Aaron Floyd was wounded at the Battle of Champion Hill 05/20/1863.

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Hello my name is Duane Gardner and my ancestors Prvt. Oliver Perry Sprauge,Prvt.Samuel Sprauge,Prvt.Albert.T Sprague and prvt. David.W Sprague fought with the 78th Ohio infantry in F company Samuel Sprauge is the first to join regiment in family to my knowledge he joined the autumn of 1862 he survived the war Oliver was not so lucky he died July 15,1863 in a hospital in Vicksburg from desise Albert was wounded I think David survived the war as well it is my hope to one day visit my ancestors grave Prvt. Oliver Perry Sprauge in Vicksburg and pay my respects to my honored brother I know do civil war reanacments to honor there names.

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