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 Russell Bigelow Wolfe

Russell Bigelow Wolfe

Birth
Highland County, Ohio, USA
Death 19 Dec 1879 (aged 51)
Marshall, Highland County, Ohio, USA
Burial Hillsboro, Highland County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 43387976 · View Source
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Civil War Service
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04 Sep 1864 Enlistment/Corporal, Co.B/175th Ohio Vol.Inf.
30 Nov 1864 Battle of Franklin, TN
31 Dec 1864 Promotion to 5th Sergeant
27 Jun 1865 Mustered out with company
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The 175th Ohio was primarily a railroad maintenance unit that was hastily sent to Franklin as part of a Union force attempting to turn back the invasion of CSA General John Bell Hood. Several men from the regiment were captured at various times by CSA cavalry while guarding railroad bridges in small detachments.

Other relatives that served with Russell in B/175 included the future father-in-law of 2 of his sons, Reuben Simpson (company wagoneer); Daniel Cummings, son-in-law of his brother James; 2 nephews, Joel (a POW imprisoned at Andersonville who did not survive the war) and John Frump along with their 1st cousin, John W Frump. Russell later named his youngest son in honor of the company captain, Joseph M Hiestand.

A/175 also included 1st cousin, George R Wolfe as 1st musician, his brother Daniel and a 2nd cousin of Russell, Daniel Hiser, who died of disease near Vicksburg.
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Born the youngest of ten known children of Joel Woolf and Jane Dutton (a Quaker and direct descendent of the English Dutton line dating back to a cousin of William the Conqueror). Russell first appears in the 1850 Fed. census living with sister Jane (later m. Ezekiel Cooper), widowed mother Jane, and the family of Joseph and Martha Patterson. Although some cite this as evidence that Martha was a also a sibling, this is not supported by a careful examination of father Joel's children in the 1830 and 1840 Federal census.

Russell married Melissa Copen 28 May 1851, Melissa being a younger sister of Elizabeth who had earlier married Russell's older brother Joel.


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Gravesite Details Son of Joel & Jane (Dutton) Wolfe. Husband of Melissa A. (Copen) Wolfe

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  • Maintained by: Jim Priestaf
  • Originally Created by: Samuel Poor
  • Added: 21 Oct 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 43387976
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Russell Bigelow Wolfe (12 Jun 1828–19 Dec 1879), Find A Grave Memorial no. 43387976, citing Pisgah Cemetery, Hillsboro, Highland County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Jim Priestaf (contributor 47951734) .