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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My Great-great Grandfather was Sgt. Peter Burton Lupardus, Company G. He and his wife, Joanna Cain, immigrated to Miller Couny, Mo in 1868. Family legend has it that he was injured in a "wagon accident" and received a medical disability discharge in July of 1862.

Added: November 18, 2007
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I'm related to PVT Lemuel Dover, Co. D, 78th OVVI. He was a cooper (barrel maker) from McConnelsville, OH, Morgan County. Served the whole war apparently without a scratch. I have a xerox of the diary of one Wm. Gault, Co F, 78th, I copied at the Ohio Historical Society (microfiche) in Columbus. Very useful for map-tracking the 78th throughout the War. I am currently searching for a copy of "The History of the 78th OVVI From It's Muster-In To It's Muster Out" by Rev. Thomas M. Stevenson, Chaplain of the Regiment. Any help out there?

Added: August 18, 2007
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James Hamilton Mathers, Private in Company H from October 1864 to July 1865 is my ancestor. He is listed in the regimental history with the substitutes and drafted men added to the regiment.

I do not have a lot on this family. He was born in Washington County, Pa in 1829. Moved to Ohio with his parents. Married Charlotte Gardner, raised his family and died (in 1881) in Athens County, Ohio.

He also had at least four brothers that served in Ohio regiments. Alexander and David served in the 75th OVI. Joseph and Mathew served in the 1st OVI.

I'd love to hear any information on this line.


Added: May 27, 2007
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Samuel Fordyce of K company was my g-g-g grandfather. He was born in Pennsylvania on 26 February 1818 and died in Indiana on 13 August 1900. I am named after him. He and my grandmother were very close; but, sadly, I have no stories to share. He is buried in Brown County, Indiana.

Added: May 15, 2007
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Terrific site. My GGG-grandfather was J.W.A. Gillespie, who was, according to your site, Captain of Comapny G. His brother George was Wagoner. He was born 1/29/1815 and died 6/16/1879 in Gurnsey County.

Added: April 21, 2007
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My Great Grandfather was Sgt. Nelson D. Crosby
of "B" Company, 1st Battalion of the 78th Ohio
Volunteer Infantry Regiment.

He entered the regiment from Zanesville, Ohio.


Added: April 13, 2007
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My grandfather Ulyston Snyder was a pvt in co.K 78th OVI.My father never really knew his father because he died in 1900 when my dad was only about 3. If anyone has any information about the 78th that would include some information about my grandfather it would be greatly appreciated. my grandfather lived in Noble county around Summerfield.
I would guess that I am in a minority of people that had as close a relative who served in the civil war. I would be happy to hear from anyone sharing this honor.

William Snyder


Added: April 12, 2007
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My great great grandfather was the Honorable Milton Turner of the 78th OVI. I am in possession of his obit when he passed away on February 1, 1905, as well as a picture of the great man. I have been interested in the Civil War for many years, and am very proud of his and the regiments remarkable achievements in the war. Thank you for honoring these heroes of our nation with your website.

Added: January 2, 2007
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I am currently writing history about my GGGrandpa, Chester Morrison Fuller. He was a private in co. E of the 78Th Ohio. I feel it important to find all info possible about the 78Th to insure their story does not fade away in the coming generations. Please forward any info to my email.

Added: November 8, 2006
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I read with great interest the CIVIL WAR DIARIES of CAPTAIN CYRUS MARION ROBERTS 78TH OHIO VOLUNTEER INFANTRY AND U.S. ARMY SIGNAL CORPS as transcribed by Bradley T. Lepper & Mary E. Lepper (Sweeten) Great-great grandson and great granddaughter of 2nd Lieutenant Cyrus Marion Roberts. In their transcription they mention (several times) my Great-Great Grandfather Lt. Julian R. Fitch and also a Capt. Meeker. As I am in possession of my Great-Great Grandfathers photo album I have a photo of Capt. Meeker. I will look to see if there is a photo of Lt. Roberts as well. Additionally I would love to be contacted by his family for an exchange of information.

David K. McDonnell


Added: July 15, 2006
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