|Birth: ||Oct. 11, 1844|
|Death: ||May 15, 1864|
Died at the age of 19. John enlisted for Civil War army service, August 19, 1862, in Company C, 103rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, at Cleveland, Ohio(Cuyahoga County), for a 3-year term of service. Rank: Private. Occupation: Farmer. He was wounded at the Battle of Resaca, Georgia, May 14, 1864, and subsequently died of his wound(s), May 15, 1864, at a hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Originally buried at Chattanooga, he was later reinterred at Glendale Cemetery, Akron, Ohio. His name is on Panel #13 in the Cuyahoga County Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument, Public Square, Cleveland, Ohio.
See www.soldiersandsailors.com for Monument information.
THANKS TO William Stark for the information above plus the photo of John's gravestone.
History of the 103rd Infantry:
One Hundred and Third Ohio Volunteer Infantry, 975 men, John S. Casement colonel. Organized in Cleveland, in August, 1862, served the year out in Kentucky; in 1863 served in Tennessee in the Army of the Cumberland. In May, 1864, joined in the movement against Atlanta Georgia, under Sherman's command; then returned to service in Tennessee until February, 1865, when Sherman's forces were again joined in North Carolina; mustered out at Cleveland, Ohio, June 22, 1865, 185 men, Philip C. Hayes colonel.
103rd Regiment Infantry. Organized at Cleveland, Ohio, August, 1862. Ordered to Kentucky September 3, 1862. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Army of Kentucky, Dept. of the Ohio, to October, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Army of Kentucky, Dept. Ohio, January, 1863. 1st Brigade, District of Central Kentucky, Dept. Ohio, to June, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 23rd Army Corps, Army of Ohio, to August, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 23rd Army Corps, Army of Ohio, to February, 1865, and Dept. of North Carolina, to June, 1865.
SERVICE.--Pursuit of Kirby Smith to Lexington, Ky., September 18-22, 1862. Duty at Snow's Pond till October 6, and at Frankfort till May, 1863. Expedition to Monticello and operations in Southeastern Kentucky April 26-May 12, 1863. Action at Monticello May 1. Duty in Central Kentucky till August. Burnside's Campaign in East Tennessee August 16-October 17. At Greenville till September 19. Carter's Depot September 20-21. Jonesboro September 21. Knoxville Campaign November 4-December 23. Siege of Knoxville November 17-December 5. Operations about Dandridge January 16-17, 1864. Duty at Blain's Cross Roads till April, 1864. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1 to September 8. Demonstrations on Rocky Face Ridge and Dalton, Ga., May 8-13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Cartersville May 20. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Near Marietta June 1-9. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Muddy Creek June 17. Noyes Creek June 19. Cheyney's Farm June 22. Olley's Farm June 26-27. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Isham's Ford, Chattahoochie River, July 8 (1st Regiment to cross). Decatur July 18-19. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Utoy Creek August 5-7. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Near Rough and Ready August 31. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Operations against Hood in Northern Georgia and Northern Alabama October. At Decatur till October 20. Nashville Campaign November-December. Columbia, Duck River, November 24-27. Battle of Franklin November 30. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. At Clifton, Tenn., till January 16, 1865. Movement to Washington, D.C., thence to North Carolina January 16-February 9. Operations against Hoke, near Fort Fisher, N. C., February 11-14. Near Sugar Loaf Battery February 11. Fort Anderson, Cape Fear River, February 18-19. Town Creek February 19-20. Capture of Wilmington February 22. Campaign of the Carolinas March 1-April 26. Advance on Goldsboro March 6-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 21. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. Duty at Raleigh, N. C., and in the Dept. of North Carolina till June. Mustered out June 12, 1865. Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 137 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 106 Enlisted men by disease. Total 148.
John W. Welch Co. C 103d Regt. O.V.I. wounded at Resaca, Ga. May 14 died May 15, 1864 aged 19 Yr. Mo. 7 Da. 4.
Plot: Sec. 3, lot 26, grave #4, next to large tree
Created by: Mr. Ed
Record added: Nov 16, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5965964