Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center
Ohio Volunteer Infantry
One Hundred First Ohio Volunteer Infantry
Scope and Content
The collection was donated to the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center in 1996. Additional material on the regiments is available in the library’s reading room.
The 7th Ohio Volunteer Infantry was among the first of the three-month regiments to be mustered in by the state of Ohio. The regiment included men from Cleveland, Painesville, Oberlin, Warren, Youngstown, Norwalk, and Franklin, Ohio. In June of 1861, nearly all of the regiment's men enlisted for three years' service. Civil engineer Arthur T. Wilcox enlisted as a second lieutenant of Co. E. Records suggest that much of Co. E was composed of Erie County, Ohio men. Wilcox served in West Virginia until his capture at Cross Lanes. After his imprisonment at Charleston, S.C., Wilcox rejoined his regiment and served as its captain during its participation in the battles of Lookout Mountain, Missionary Ridge, Ringgold, and the March to the Sea. Following his discharge, Wilcox organized and served with the 179th ONG.
The 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry was mustered into service at Monroeville, Ohio in August of 1862. Colonel Leander Stem of Green Springs, Ohio served as its commanding officer. The regiment was recruited from Wyandot, Crawford, Huron, Seneca, and Erie counties. The 101st OVI took part in the battles of Perryville, Nolansville, Stone's River, Chickamauga, Resaca, Kenesaw Mountain, Atlanta, and Nashville.
Scope and Content
The collection includes military documents concerning soldiers serving in Captain Arthur T. Wilcox's Co. E 7th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Clothing accounts, certificates of disability, camp equipage records, ordnance issue stores, and other miscellaneous military records extend from June of 1862 through December of 1864. There is a series of fourteen Civil War letters written by seven different soldiers presumed to be from Erie County, Ohio. All but one of the letters are directed to Joseph Grimes. A number of the soldiers, including Ephraim Baker, who wrote five of the letters to Grimes, served in the 101st OVI. The final portion of the collection includes typed transcripts of Civil War letters written by Erie County, Ohio men during the course of the war. The original correspondence is among the holdings of the Follett House in Sandusky, Ohio.
Ac. 5378, 5390
1. Twenty-four military documents relating to Co. E, 7th OVI. (1862-1863).
2. Sixteen military documents relating to Co. E, 7th OVI. (1864).
3. Brooks, John H. to Lewis Darling. July 5, 1861.
Sins, Samuel H. to Joseph Grimes. March 3, 1862.
Coffey, Andrew to Joseph Grimes. August 4, 1862.
Baker, Ephraim to Joseph Grimes. September 15, 1862.
Baker, Ephraim to Joseph Grimes. October 24, 1862.
Baker, Ephraim to Joseph Grimes. November 15, 1862.
Coffey, Andrew to Joseph Grimes. February 28, 1863.
Baker, Ephraim to Joseph Grimes. March 20, 1863.
Sins, Samuel H.to Joseph Grimes. April 4, 1863.
Baker, Ephraim to Joseph Grimes. July 28, 1863.
Hutchinson, William to Joseph Grimes. April 14, 1864.
Sims, R. to Joseph Grimes. October 27, 1864.
Sims, Joseph to Joseph Grimes. January 28, 1865.
Sins, Samuel H. to Joseph Grimes. n.d.
4. Typed transcripts of letters from men serving in the 101st
OVI from Erie County. The originals are among
the holdings of the Follett House in Sandusky, Ohio.
5. Note from the U.S. War Department. November 17, 1928 re:
Civil War service of Obadiah Baer.
Fessel, G. (or J. ?). August 3, 1862.
Handwritten copy of military service of Capt. Obadiah Baer.
Handwritten copy of document re: military service of ? Baer.
Baer, Hiram L. to Joseph Grimes. December 7, 186?
Baer, Hiram L. to Joseph Grimes. June 14, 1864.
Baer, H.L. to Joseph Grimes. June 1, 1865.
Baer, Obadieh to Joseph Grimes. September
Robeson, William to Joseph Grimes. March 29, 1862.
Baer, Hiram L. to Joseph Grimes. March 4, 1864.
Baer, Mary to Joseph Grimes (children). January 30, 1864.
Company Muster Rolls for Obadiah and Hiram Baer.
"Harper's Weekly", August 30, 1862
"The New York Herald" [front page announcing Lincoln's assassination], April 15, 1865
"The Salem [Ohio] Daily News" [McKinley's Death], September 14, 1901
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