Companies F, G, H, I and K, 48th OVI

Hamilton County, Ohio

Contributed by Steve Michaels

Excerpted from
History of Hamilton County, Ohio

Compiled by Henry A. Ford, A.M. and Mrs. Kate B. Ford;
L. A. Williams & Co., publishers 1881, Cleveland, Ohio.
(Reprinted 1974 by Unigraphic, Inc., Evansville, Indiana)

p. 122



Organized at Camp Denison, February 17, 1862, the Forty-eighth was soon dispatched to General Sherman's command at Paducah, whence it was taken up the Tennessee River to Pittsburg Landing. It was commanded by Colonel W. H. Gibson, now an adjutant general of the state [Col. Gibson commanded the 49th Ohio Volunteer Infantry- never the 48th; Peter J Sullivan commanded the 48th when it was organized.]. April 6th it was heavily engaged all day, and it is believed that a shot from its lines caused the death of Albert Sidney Johnston, commander of the rebel army in this battle [This is an error recorded in some other accounts of the 48th.]. On the second day it was also in action, and suffered severely, losing about one third of its men in the two-day's fight. Its subsequent battles were at Corinth, Vicksburg [this "Vicksburg" is Chickasaw Bayou], Arkansas Post, Magnolia Hills, and Champion Hills, Vicksburg again, in two assults under Grant, Jackson, the Bayou Teche, and Sabine Cross Roads. In the last action, the reminant of the Forty-eighth was captured, and not exchanged until October, 1864, after which it took part in the capture of Mobile. A majority of the old regiment had re-enlisted as veterans, but only one hundred and sixty five men remained in it at the close of the war. They were ordered on duty in Texas, and not mustered out of service until May, 1866.


Edward Byer, Charles Burger, Samuel Ellis, Benjamin Gibbs, John J. Kane, Paul Jones, Patrick Keany, Crogin Lowry, Phillip McGuire, Thomas O'Rouke [O'Rourke], Rhody Ryan, Wentlen Shiels, William Wright, Alfred Nichols, Charles McHugh, Joseph Payne.


John H. B. Franee [Franz], John Maladay [Malada].


Frank Kingsley, Robert Wiley, James D. Wolf.


Edward Byer [Byers], Paul Jones, John J. Kean [Kane?], Charles M. McHugh, Wendlin Sherlis [Shiels].


Captain Samuel G. W. Peterson
Second Lieutenant Cyrenneus [Cyrenus] P. Pratt [Bratt in roster]


Corporal Francis M. Swaney


John W. Bolinger, James E. Bolinger, John Blake, Patrick Casey, William J. Helms, Thomas E. Hill, Charles L. Hill, Hiram H. Hill, Nicholas Irelan [Ireland in roster], Richard Jones, John Kean, Charles Keever, Edward Kinney, Frank A. Kingsley, Joshua Lee, Joseph M. Glashan, Michael Mooney, Jacob O'Dee, James O'Donald, John Riley, William H. H. Rike, Henry C. Stewart, Robert Wiley, James D. Wolf, James Daily, Joseph Delnney, James Douglas, Joseph Enderly, Phillip M. Everhard, Mark Erway, Peter Farland, Barney Galager, Patrick Conners, James Carney.



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