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Putnam County OH Civil War Veterans- Story of Co. D of the 21st Regiment OVI

The 21st Regiment of the Ohio Volunteer Infantry Union Army was mostly an all-volunteer unit, with the exception of a few draftees, that served for both ninety-day and three-year enlistments and fought in some of the war's bloodiest battles including Stones River, Chickamauga, the Atlanta Campaign and Sherman's March to the Sea. On April 27, 1861, volunteers from throughout northwestern Ohio were organized into the 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry at Camp Taylor, near Cleveland Ohio. The recruits hailed from the counties of Putnam, Hancock, Defiance, Wood, Ottawa and Sandusky. Many were farmers and farmers' sons who had spent years taming the Great Black Swamp, a huge, black, liquid mire that still blanketed a good portion of the region, in order to cultivate the rich soil beneath it. The following excerpts are personal recollections of Edward Settle Godfrey (MoH), BG USA(Ret) while serving during the 3-month period of service, and other soldiers he served with, in the summer of 1861. Company D, 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry was a family connection of twelve cousins and one uncle. Seven of them were officers. And they sustained the only casualties in the only engagement the Company had, with Second Lieutenant Guy Pomeroy being fatally wounded and Captain Thomas G. Allen being killed.The former expired on an Ohio River steamboat while being taken to Gallipolis, Ohio. Captain Allen had said-- "If I am killed I want to be shot right here," placing a finger at the center of his forehead. And that was where the bullet struck.First Lieutenant Charles William Allen, a student of medicine under Dr. Charles Moore Godfrey and brother of the Captain, reenlisted and died at home of wounds received at the battle of Chickamauga in September, 1863. Those brothers lie under a double monument erected in Pomeroy Cemetery, Ottawa, Ohio, and Second Lieutenant Guy Pomeroy also lies nearby.

19 memorials
 Charles William Allen

Charles William Allen

Sep 1839 – 30 Dec 1864

Putnam County, Ohio, USA

 Thomas Godfrey Allen

Thomas Godfrey Allen

1835 – 17 Jul 1861

Putnam County, Ohio, USA

Pvt Amos Allen Bailey

Pvt Amos Allen Bailey

1842 – 14 May 1864
Unknown
 Osro D. Byers

Osro D. Byers

1842 – 9 Jul 1864

Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia, USA

 Thomas M Catlett

Thomas M Catlett

1838 – 1906

Gilboa, Putnam County, Ohio, USA

No grave photo

Matthew C Chambers

24 Mar 1827 – 23 Jul 1901

Gilboa, Putnam County, Ohio, USA

Pvt Harrison Conaway

Pvt Harrison Conaway

1840 – 19 May 1862

Shiloh, Hardin County, Tennessee, USA

 John W Conaway
No grave photo

John W Conaway

1838 – 8 Aug 1862
Unknown
 Matthew C. Ewing

Matthew C. Ewing

23 Aug 1834 – 13 Aug 1888

Gilboa, Putnam County, Ohio, USA

 Edward Settle Godfrey

Edward Settle Godfrey

9 Oct 1843 – 1 Apr 1932

Indian Wars Congressional Medal of Honor...

Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA

 George M. Payne

George M. Payne

unknown – 9 Jul 1864

Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia, USA

 Guy Pomeroy

Guy Pomeroy

1833 – 1 Jul 1861

Putnam County, Ohio, USA

 Benjamin P. Radabaugh

Benjamin P. Radabaugh

20 Jul 1833 – 10 Jun 1910

Gilboa, Putnam County, Ohio, USA

No grave photo

Pvt Gilbert Radabaugh

1841 – 20 Jan 1863

Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tennessee, USA

 Harry Horace Radabaugh

Harry Horace Radabaugh

5 Sep 1839 – 24 Dec 1882

Putnam County, Ohio, USA

 Robert W Radabaugh

Robert W Radabaugh

1843 – 15 Jul 1904

Marion, Grant County, Indiana, USA

 William Radabaugh

William Radabaugh

1829 – 1 Sep 1864

Marietta, Cobb County, Georgia, USA

 Aaron Rice

Aaron Rice

22 Apr 1841 – 20 Jun 1901

Pandora, Putnam County, Ohio, USA

 John Ward

John Ward

16 Jun 1843 – 6 Jul 1870

Gilboa, Putnam County, Ohio, USA

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