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Sgt Ransom D. Billings
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Birth: 1840
Lake County
Ohio, USA
Death: Jul. 28, 1864
Georgia, USA

Co I 29th Ohio Infantry.
Killed in battle in front of Atlanta, Ga.
-Ohio Roster Roll of Honor

...the morning of the 22d of July, nothing occurring worthy of note; when orders were received to march at 7 a.m., Twenty-ninth occupying the second battalion of First Brigade; marched to within one mile and a half northwest of Atlanta, where we established line and threw up heavy works, Twenty-ninth occupying third battalion of the brigade. During the day and night all quiet. 23d, some shelling by the enemy but no casualties. 24th, ordered to send detail in front to cut logs for advanced works; no casualties. 25th, new line of works laid out and detail made to complete the same. 26th, ordered to move at daylight, but order countermanded; moved over to new line of works about dark. 27th, placed abatis in front of works. 28th, heavy shelling from enemy; casualties in Twenty-ninth was 1 sergeant killed and 2 privates wounded. All quiet up to August 1...
-from No. 213. Report of Capt. Wilbur F. Stevens, Twenty-ninth Ohio Infantry, of operations July 20 - September 8

DATE OF DEATH: 07/28/1864
-VA Nationwide Gravesite Locator

His widow, Mary Jane Billings, applied for a widow's pension. One child, Elmer, was eligible for a minor's pension. Mary Jane's maiden name was Horton. She remarried to William E Green in 1865 and then to Orrin Stansell. She was able to re-instate the widow's pension once again after Orrin died. She was 86 years old in the 1930 census of Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co, Ohio. -from pension file on

Ransom was the son of Col. Ransom Billings and Laura (DeVan) Billings.
Family links: 
  Ransom Billings (1803 - 1861)
  Elmer Delos Billings (1861 - 1946)*
  Solomon Billings (1826 - 1865)*
  Ransom D. Billings (1840 - 1864)
*Calculated relationship
Marietta National Cemetery
Cobb County
Georgia, USA
Plot: A-545
Created by: Janet
Record added: Aug 15, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40714812
Sgt Ransom D. Billings
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Sgt Ransom D. Billings
Added by: Daniel E. Jolley
Sgt Ransom D. Billings
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 Added: Nov. 20, 2014

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