Member, 21st Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry Company I
John H. Bolton enlisted as a 22 year old Sergeant in Company F, 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry on September 6, 1861, mustering into service on September 19, 1861.
John took part in all of the engagements of the 21st Ohio, including Stones' River, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Chattahoochee Bridge, Jonesboro, General Sherman's March to the Sea, and the March through the Carolinas.
Reenlisting as a veteran in 1864, he was commissioned First Lieutenant of Company I to date May 18, 1865. He mustered out with the regiment July 25, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.
Lt. John H. Bolton, Veteran. For your service in Co.I of The 21st Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry 1861-1865 In accordance with the General Assemblies of Ohio, June 1st 1866. -
The State of Ohio Added: Aug. 13, 2010
~"With malice towards none With charity for all."~ ~Civil War Campaign Medal~ For Service between April 15, 1861, and April 9, 1865. General Orders Number 12. January 21, 1907. -
US War Dept. Added: Aug. 12, 2010