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Photographs of Civil War veterans are difficult to come by and they come in all manner of size and quality.
We are fortunate to have had access to more than 110 photos of Gallia County Civil War veterans.
There are obituaries on most of the men shown on this page which can be accessed by clicking on the photo.
The Battle of Antietam, which took place on September 17, 1862, was one of the few Civil War battles fought on Northern soil. It was the bloodiest single-day battle, not only in the Civil War, but in the total history of our country. There were about 23,000 casualties, including totals from both the North and South. It was fought along Antietam Creek, near Sharpsburg, Maryland. One of the soldiers pictured on this page would have been there. His unit is listed as participating. He was Pvt. Milton K Glenn of the 36th OVI. It was just a few days after this battle that President Lincoln announced his intention to issue the Emancipation Proclamation which he did issue formally on January 1, 1863.

Captain James GraftonCap't James Grafton served as Captain of Company D of the 179th OVI. The principle action of the 179th was at the Battle of Nashville in December of 1864 during which they repelled an attack by the Confederate Army. Although this unit did not lose any men in combat, there were 80 men who died of disease.

William H Clark


The 141st was a National Guard unit organized at Gallipolis, Ohio, and mustered in on May 14, 1864. They left the state for Charleston, W. Va., May 21. where they had garrison duty. Attached to Reserve Division, Dept. of West Virginia, till August 25. Mustered out September 3, 1864. No combat casualties.

There were about a thousand men in this regiment and a casual glance through the roster reveals many Gallia County names, as would be expected. 

George Grindley
George Grindley was born in Wales, raised in Gallia County and is buried at Arlington National Cemetery. The 56th OVI saw action at the Battles of Corinth and Shiloh and at the seige and assault on Vicksburg. The 56th Regiment lost 3 officers and 55 enlisted men killed and 2 officers and 156 enlisted men who died of disease. 
Arlington National Cemnetery
The three men below all served in combat units that were involved in several major battles and which suffered heavy casualties.The 36th OVI was organized at Marietta in July of 1861 and mustered out July 27, 1865. They engaged in combat at the Second Battle of Bull Run, Antietam, Chickamauga, Chatanooga, Cloyd's Mountain and others. It was at Cloyd's Mountain that the Confederate General Albert Jenkins was mortally wounded. He was the commander who led the raid on Point Pleasant in 1863.

The 33rd OVI was organized at Portsmouth in August of 1861. They served in the Army of the Cumberland and engaged in over twenty battles including Chickamauga, Chattanooga, and the Siege of Atlanta.  They mustered out in July of 1865. They lost 7 officers and 130 enlisted men in combat and 3 officers and 193 enlisted men to disease.

Moses Baker
Milton K. Glenn
Nicholas Fellure

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