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Lawrence Gaddis "Gad" Frybarger
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Birth: 1842
Clermont County
Ohio, USA
Death: Oct. 29, 1901
Kansas City
Jackson County
Missouri, USA

Company C - 2nd Regiment, Ohio Infantry

Lawrence Frybarger
Name Of Regiment: 2nd Regiment, Ohio Infantry
Side: Union
Company: C
Soldier's Rank In: Sergeant
Soldier's Rank Out: First Sergeant

2nd Regiment, Ohio Infantry

Organized at Camp Dennison, Ohio, July 17 to September 20, 1861. Left State for Kentucky September 4. Operations in vicinity of Olympian Springs, Ky., till November. Action at West Liberty October 23. Olympian Springs November 4. Ivy Mountain November 8. Piketown November 8-9. Moved to Louisville, Ky., thence to Bacon Creek, Ky., and duty there till February, 1862. Attached to 9th Brigade, Army of the Ohio, October to December, 1861. 9th Brigade, 3rd Division, Army of the Ohio, to September, 1862. 9th Brigade, 3rd Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Centre 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January 863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 14th Army Corps, to June, 1864. Headquarters 14th Army Corps to August, 1864.

SERVICE-Advance on Bowling Green, Ky., and Nashville, Tenn., February 10-25, 1862. Occupation of Nashville, Tenn., February 25 to March 17. Advance on Murfreesboro, Tenn., March 17-19. Advance on Huntsville, Ala., April 4-11. Pittenger's Raid on Georgia State Railroad April 7-12 (Detachment). Capture of Huntsville, Ala., April 11. Action at West Bridge and occupation of Bridgeport, Ala., April 29. Near Pulaski May 1. Duty along Memphis & Charleston Railroad till August. Actions at Battle Creek June 21 and July 20. March to Louisville, Ky., in pursuit of Bragg August 21-September 26. Pursuit of Bragg to Crab Orchard, Ky., October 1-15. Battle of Perryville October 8. March to Nashville, Tenn., October 16-November 7 and duty there till December 26. Advance on Murfreesboro December 26-30. Battle of Stone's River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. Duty at Murfreesboro till June. Middle Tennessee (or Tullahoma) Campaign June 23-July 7. Hoover's Gap June 24-26. Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 16. Passage of Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 24. Battle of Chickamauga, Ga., September 19-20. Rossville Gap September 21. Siege of Chattanooga, Tenn., September 24-November 23. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Orchard Knob November 23. Lookout Mountain November 24. Mission Ridge November 24-25. Pea Vine Valley November 26. Graysville, Ga., November 26. Ringgold, Ga., November 27. Reconnoissance of Dalton, Ga., February 22-27, 1864. Tunnel Hill, Buzzard's Roost Gap and Rocky Faced Ridge February 23-25. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1 to August 1, 1864. Demonstration on Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Buzzard's Roost Gap May 8-9. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Advance on Dallas May 18-25. Operations on Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Pickett's Mills May 27. Kingston June 1. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Station July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Buckhead, Nancy's Creek, July 18. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 1. Ordered to Chattanooga, Tenn., August 1. Mustered out October 10, 1864, expiration of term. Recruits transferred to 18th Ohio Infantry.

Regiment lost during service 9 Officers and 96 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 138 Enlisted men by disease. Total 243.

CIVIL WAR SOLDIERS AND SAILORS SYSTEM, National Park Service, Washington, D.C., researched by Richard Parker, 2014.

Civil War Story about L.G. Frybarger by his Commander, Capt. W.S.B. Randall
A Little Prison History of Local Interest

From one of a series of articles on “Prison Life in Libby” by Capt. W.S.B. Randall, which are now running in the “Buckeye Volunteer,” we clip the following scrap of history of one of our townsmen, who was a prisoner in that famous pen. The abbreviated section here looses much of interest by being separated from the article itself, but we believe it possesses enough local merit to justify its publication. With an apology to the gentleman in question for lessening the honors that the writer of the article has justly devoted more space than we have room to accommodate, we append:

“Our private soldiers were confined in the “Smith and Pemberton” building, some seventy-five yards to the northeast of our prison and on the north side of Carey Street. The rebels would make a detail every evening of the Union prisoners, of about forty or fifty with buckets to carry the soup, or slop, to the prison. I watched the detail every day, hoping, if possible to see some of my company boys. One evening, quite late, as the detail filed silently by our south window, with pale, emaciated and upturned faces, for we were one story above them—who should I recognize but my Orderly Sergeant. My heart just leaped within me; he looked so poor and ragged and distressed. I had an old Cincinnati Commercial in my pocket that I had long since received in a box from home. In my anxiety I forgot that I was a prisoner. I ran to the window, I felt as though I must jump right out to him, but it was too far to the ground. I called out to him and said: “Gad, have you heard from home?” He looked up and saw me, his countenance lighted up and with a smile he said, “No, Captain; have you?” “Yes,” I said; “here’s a paper,” and threw it to him. The guard then called out, “Git back, thar; you ____ ____” and raised his gun to shoot. I dodged back, and he ran back further into the street to get a shot at me, but I had got out of sight. By this time the Sergeant was picking up the paper, and the guard made a dash at him with the bayonet and ran it through his arm.

It is useless for me to describe my feelings. To say that I was mad puts it entirely too mildly. I ran to the window, and my expression was not the most gentlemanly, for at that time some soldiers did swear a little. I know they did, for I heard them. Well, the guard tried again to shoot me, but I got out of his range. He then called his Corporal to report me. The Corporal came and I heard what they wee going to do. They were coming in to put me down in the dungeon cell. Of course I didn’t want to go there, so I ran to Lieutenant Thomas, who at that time had on a dress coat with a First Lieutenant’s straps on. I hurriedly exchanged my blouse for his coat and then put on his cap. It so changed my appearance that no one could have known that I was the same man. The Corporal and guards soon came in inquiring for me. They described me, but no man could be found that would exactly fill the bill. After searching for some time, during which time I talked with them, they gave it up as a hopeless case and left the prison.

The Orderly Sergeant was soon removed with other prisoners to Danville, Va., and he afterwards made his escape through a tunnel at Danville, and came West over the mountains and reached the Union lines in safety, and was at our old home about four weeks after my return. We returned to our old regiment and fought on together until the expiration of our term of service and returned home together, and he is now living, broken in health in consequence of his prison life, and a partial sunstroke while in the service. He is unpensioned, which is a shame and a disgrace to our country. His address is L. G. Frybarger, Clay Center, Clay County, Kansas.

Family links: 
  Amanda Jane Shumard Frybarger (1844 - 1919)*
  Bertha Lorene Frybarger Bye (1868 - 1921)*
  Lyman Gaddis Frybarger (1870 - 1941)*
  Edna Browning Frybarger Van Allen (1876 - 1952)*
  William S Leroy Arlington Frybarger (1879 - 1956)*
*Calculated relationship
Sgt. - Co. B - 101st Illinois Infantry
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Union Cemetery
Kansas City
Jackson County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Section 10.1 Row 1
Created by: Richard Parker
Record added: Jan 24, 2010
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