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I am not a relative but have written a book which includes biographical sketches of veterans of the 78th and other Regiments who later became physicians in Muskingum County.

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The following is from that Book "The Medical Chronicles of Muskingum County Ohio - 1800-2000."

JOHN F. KENNEDY, M. D. 1844 - 1892
General Practice, Rural Dale 1869 - 74
General Practice Zanesville 1874 - 1892

John F. Kennedy was the son of Dr. Phillip Kennedy and was born on August 31, 1944 in Fultonham while his father was studying and practicing medicine there. His mother was Elizabeth (Fulton) and his brother Gilbert Lyle Kennedy see above. He became interested in medicine at the age of 15 while living in Deavertown where his father practiced. His studies of medicine were postponed, for in 1861 at the age of 18, he enlisted as a Sargent in Company K. of the Seventy-eighth Ohio infantry. He was promoted from sergeant, Co. E. in 1864 to Lieutenant Co. K. and served to the end of the war. During the battle of Atlanta as the regiment was being driven back, Color Bearer Spring was shot and fell with the flag in his arms. Kennedy rushed forward and grasped the colors from his dead comrade and saved them to the regiment. As a member of Sherman's Army of the Tennessee he took part in all the battles and was present on the famous march to the sea. After the war he went to his fathers Alma mater, the Ohio Medical College of Cincinnati and graduated in 1867 with highest honors. He served a year in what must have been the earliest internship in the old Marion hospital of that city and in 1869 came to Muskingum county and practiced in Rural Dale. In June 1869 he was married to Jennie Manning of Morgan county and they had two children; Edwin R. and Wade M. They moved to Zanesville in 1874 where he continued to practice. He joined the Medical society and was the Secretary of the organization in 1880.
In 1884 he advertised his home for sale prepared to move south. This turned out to be to South Zanesville and he moved to Putnam. In June, 1889 he was appointed pension examiner and served as secretary of that board. He was a deacon of the English Lutheran church and a member of the I. O. O. F., the K. of H. and Royal Arcanum and the Muskingum Medical Society.

When the board of health for Zanesville was formed he was appointed at a member. In early May, 1891 his wife suffered a stroke and died on the 16th. Following this he went into a severe depression and went to Washington. Here for several weeks he was treated by the eminent nerve specialist, Dr. William A. Hammond. In July, he recovered sufficiently to return to Deavertown, where his brother, Dr. Gil L. Kennedy continued Doctor Hammond's treatment. He recovered and returned to practice including the staff of the new City hospital and a rotation at the County infirmary. He had made his infirmary rounds on October 14, 1892 feeling well. On the morning of October 15, 1892 he had a heart attack rapidly became unconscious and died at the age of 48 years.
Biog. Goodspeed pp. 486. & Zanesville Courier Oct. 15, 1892.

-- Chuck Cerney


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I am Katherine Short, the great-granddaughter of Alexander CULBERTSON who served in Co. F 78th Ohio Inf. I found "Cemetery Records of Marion County, Iowa Page: 18 for Alexander Culbertson; Birth: 1845; Death: 1898; Pleasantville Cemetery Town: Pleasantville, Iowa; Comment: Co. F 78th Ohio Inf.; Relative: hus of: Lydia." From this information I surfed the net and found your site.
I truly appreciate viewing your site and having history come alive for me. Thank You.
PS. If I am lucky enough to find any of things you mention you would like to know about I will let you know.

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William Bently Long. Enlisted in 1862 Co G. 17 yrs old 5 foot 7 inches tall appox 140 lbs. Red hair fair completion. I have his discharge. Was on the march though Georgia. His first cousin was A. L. Long. Brig. Gen. second corps Army of Northern Virginia. Chief of Artillery. He wrote a Biography of Robert E Lee that was published.

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My great, great, great grandfather, William McGowen Stage was a private in the 78th regiment Company H. He was born Dec. 2, 1832 and died March 26, 1892. He was married to Isabel Arbuckle Stage. I have a very weak copy of his discharge papers.

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I am a decendent of Samuel Lee who fought in the 78th OVVI Regiment in Company D. It was comanded by Captain Talley.
At the time of the Civil War he lived in Morgan Co., Bloom Twsp., near McConnelsville, Ohio. He was married to Louisa Smith and they were Married in 1850 in McConnellsville. He served in the 78th, Reg., Co. D from 1861 to 1862.
He inlisted on Nov. 9, 1861 and was Discharged (with an Honorable Discharge) on Oct. 30, 1862 in Columbus, OH.
Anyone who might have more information in Samuel Lee or Company D, please contact me at: relee1@juno.com, Thank you.

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I am the great great grandson of Nathanial Mitchell of Company B, Ohio Veteran Infantry Volunteers. My name is Robert Tidquist, 861 S. 13th Avenue, Brighton, CO 80601

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I'm the great-great-great grandson of Capt. William W. McCarty (Co. E); great-great grandson of Capt. Cyrus M. Roberts (Co. E & F).
[Roberts married McCarty's daughter after the war.]
I have typescript copies of diaries of both men and some photographs and military records. (Copies of the diaries were donated to the State Library of Ohio.)
McCarty told much of his own story in the 78th's Regimental History. Roberts served a portion of the war on detached service with the US Army Signal Corps. His photograph is included the History of the Signal Corp and his name is mentioned at several points in the text.
McCarty is buried in Morgan County. Roberts is buried in Granville, Licking County.

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Edward Spencer Vernon
b. 13 Nov 1842, Zanesville, OH
d. 10 Dec 1926, Seneca, KS
Obtained pension land in KS after the war. Settled on a farm there and raised a family. He was married once and had four sons and a daughter. I am descended from his son, Frank W. Vernon.
ES's brother, Will, was also in the regiment. I have a photo of him and will provide it to you. I also have ES's gold watch and a large collection of GAR annual convention ribbons. I also have a copy of a handwritten memoir (3 pages) by ES describing his memories of being on Sherman's March to Atlanta.
ES Vernon's great grand father was Joseph Vernon, of Chester Co, PA., who was one fo the first settlers in Zanesville area after the American Revolution. Joseph had been a junior officer in the PA Militia during the American Revolution.
Joseph's family can be traced back as original Quaker settlers in Chester Co, coming over on the "Friendship" in 1682.
-- Paul B. Vernon

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