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Rhody McPike
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Birth: 1829
Franklin County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Feb. 2, 1891
Dayton
Montgomery County
Ohio, USA

Dark Complexion, Black hair and grey eyes per Declaration for an Original invalid Pension on May 1882


History

Under Colonel Charles R. Woods recruiting began for this Regiment as early as September, 1861, and the organization was completed February 9, 1862, with 962 officers and men. Seven companies went out from Licking county, one from Columbiana and two from Stark. The Regiment entered the field in February, 1862, and was in the battle of Fort Donelson six days after leaving Newark. It participated, the whole of the second day, in the battle of Shiloh supporting batteries and pursuing the enemy. It moved upon Corinth with Halleck's army, and after the evacuation marched to Memphis. In July it moved to Helena, Arkansas, joining General Curtis' army, and in August formed part of an expedition under Colonel C.R. Woods to the vicinity of Vicksburg, where it suprised a Rebel Regiment, capturing many prisoners; a Rebel transport with 7,000 stand of arms also fell into the hands of this expedition. In October the 76th went to Missouri, and in December joined Sherman's first assault upon Vicksburg. On January 11, 1863, it successfully charged the Rebel works at Arkansas Post, losing seventy men. It operated with Grant about Vicksburg and joined in the grand movement to the rear of Vicksburg, fighting at Jackson and through the whole siege. In October it moved to Memphis and across the country in time to assault Lookout Mountain, Mission Ridge and Ringgold. At the latter place it lost heavily. It followed Sherman's victorious army through to Atlanta, fighting all the way. On July 22d, it charged the Rebels and recaptured a battery. The Regiment marched to the sea, through the Carolinas, on to Richmond and marched in the review at Washington. It then moved to Louisville and was discharged July 24, 1865. The 76th participated in 47 battles and moved 9,625 miles. On the field and in the hospitals 351 died. In battle 241 were wounded. It had over 1500 men in its organization and mustered out only 400 men at the end of the war.

1870 United States Federal Census about Rhody Mcpike
Name: Rhody Mcpike
Age in 1870: 41
Birth Year: abt 1829
Birthplace: Ohio
Home in 1870: Lake, Stark, Ohio
Race: White
Gender: Male
Post Office: Greentown
Value of real estate: View image
Household Members:
Name Age
Rhody Mcpike 41
Anna Mcpike 24
Grant Mcpike 1
Elizabeth Mcpike 4

American Civil War Soldiers about Rhody McPike
Name: Rhody McPike
Enlistment Date: 22 Oct 1861
Side Served: Union
State Served: Ohio
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 22 October 1861 at the age of 32.
Enlisted in Company K, 76th Infantry Regiment Ohio on 1 Feb 1862.
Transferred into Regiment U.S. Veteran Reserve Corps on 28 Apr 1864.
Transferred out of Company K, 76th Infantry Regiment Ohio on 28 Apr 1864.
Sources: 17

Entered Service October 22, 1861
Discharged October 28, 1864
Co.K 76th Ohio Volunteer Infantry
From the "Record of Members, National
Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers,
1891
Age: 52
Disability: Rheumatism
Monthly Pension: $8
Admitted from: Ohio
- Sandra McGee





 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Levi McPike (1780 - ____)
 
 Children:
  Lillie E McPIke Fetters (1866 - 1940)*
 
 Siblings:
  Caleb B McPike (1826 - 1911)*
  Rhody McPike (1829 - 1891)
  Rachel McPike Gorman (1834 - 1875)*
  John McPike (1838 - 1918)*
  Nancy McPike Reecher (1839 - 1913)*
  Simon McPike (1841 - 1877)*
  Jacob McPike (1843 - 1878)*
  Catharine Anna McPike (1845 - 1881)*
 
*Calculated relationship

PVT, INFANTRY
 
Burial:
Dayton National Cemetery
Dayton
Montgomery County
Ohio, USA
Plot: H, 23, 18
 
Maintained by: Sandra McPike McGee
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Feb 25, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 983320
Rhody McPike
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Rhody McPike
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- Sandra McPike McGee
 Added: Mar. 6, 2016
Entered Service October 22, 1861
Discharged October 28, 1864
Co.K 76th Ohio Volunteer Infantry
From the "Record of Members, National
Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers,
1891
Age: 52
Disability: Rheumatism
Monthly Pension:...(Read more)
- Sandra McPike McGee
 Added: Feb. 14, 2001
 
 
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