|Birth: ||Apr. 1, 1819|
|Death: ||Jul. 18, 1861|
West Virginia, USA
Information found online at Kenyon College Bulletin
The Life of Lorin Andrews
by Perry C. Lentz '64
Lorin Andrews will enter history as "the first man in Ohio to volunteer for the Union Army."
It is worth recalling that exactly twice as many Union soldiers died of disease during the Civil War as were killed by combat--two-hundred twenty thousand of them. At three-thirty on the afternoon of Wednesday, September 19, Lorin Andrews joined that number. The College bell tolled forty-two times--once for each year of his life. News of his death shocked the entire state. The next day, lines of people passed through the house to pay homage. His emaciated body was clothed in his uniform: a dark blue frock coat, with two rows of brass buttons and the embroidered silver eagles of his rank.
The noon hour, then, on September 20. The funeral procession came up Middle Path: twelve students formed an honor guard; the faculties of the College and the Seminary were the pallbearers. The coffin was covered with a black cloth. Andrews's sword lay on it and, in silver thread, a device of a crown and cross, interwoven with Golden Rod, evergreen ivy, and snow-white flowers. Following came the family, then the choir, and then the students from the College, the preparatory schools, and the Seminary. Bishop Charles P. McIlvaine, accompanied by his coadjutor and his chaplain, stood waiting on the steps of Rosse Chapel. "I expected," McIlvaine was thinking, "that he would stand at my grave. But here am I to lay him in his. We have paid a large price." There was a moment of silence before the coffin was born into the chapel for the funeral service
Married Sarah Rebecca Gates 1843
Civil War Pension Index Cards for Lorin Andrews
Name Lorin Andrews
Company Field & Staff
Arm of service Infantry
Event date 1862
State/Arm of service Ohio Inf.
Publication title Organization Index to Pension Files of Veterans Who Served Between 1861 and 1900
NARA publication number T289
Publisher National Archives and Records Administration
Collection title Civil War Pensions
Knox County, Ohio Vital Records, 1800-82
Name: Andrews, Lorin
Birth Place: Richland CO., OH
Birth Date: 1 Apr 1819
Date of Death: 18 Jul 1861
Place of Death: Army Camp, Western VA
Military unit: 4th OH Inf.
Comments: President of Kenyon College
Alanson Andrews (____ - 1850)
Sally H Gates Andrews (1795 - 1879)
Sarah Rebecca Gates Andrews (1824 - ____)*
Robert Warren Andrews (1814 - 1898)**
Lorin Andrews (1819 - 1861)
Lew Andrews (1838 - 1843)*
Aged 42 Yrs.
Kenyon College Cemetery
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Record added: Jun 11, 2010
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