Descendants of the men who fought in the 78th in the "Slaveholders' War" (as it was called in Stevenson's Regimental History): If you are the descendant of a man who fought in the 78th OVVI, please indicate in the form below what you know about him. This may be no more than his name. On the other hand, if you have photographs, military records, diaries, old uniforms, badges, rifles, swords, etc., please indicate this information. Also, if you have family stories that you'd like to submit for the "Family Stories" page, please include this information as well. (Please include your email address for follow-up correspondence.) PLEASE NOTE THIS NEW IMPROVED GUESTBOOK IS SPAM PROOF AND ALSO IS HIDDEN FROM ROBOTS THAT GATHER EMAIL ADDRESSES FOR SPAM MILLS.

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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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