Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center

 

Sandusky County, Ohio Military History Records

LH – 220

Introduction

Agency History

Scope and Content

Inventory

 

Introduction

Donations to the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center of Sandusky County, Ohio, military records, letters, and printed materials have been added to this collection over the decades. They were donated by Sandusky County, Ohio citizens, public officials, churches, Ohio War History Commission, newspapers, and local public service organizations.

Agency History

Shortly after the close of the Civil War, Sandusky County, Ohio residents formed a military history committee whose responsibility was to collect statistics, records, diaries, letters, and publications primarily related to Sandusky County’s participation in the Civil War. Eventually, the collection became a repository for varying Sandusky County military records.

Scope and Content

The collection includes publications, biographical sketches, newspaper clippings, reports, war loan materials, letters, newsletters, militia enrollments, advertising materials, WWII Ohio War History Commission holdings, GAR records, and lists of the names of servicemen and their units. The materials date from 1848 to 1975, however, the bulk of the collection contains materials from the Civil War and World War II. Almost no records exist for the Korean War, Vietnam, and subsequent U. S. conflicts. The collections  contain no single set of complete records. Below is a folder-level listing of the materials in this collection.

Inventory

4 linear ft.

1. Addresses of Surviving members of the 72nd OVI, 10 pages

2. Names of men drafted from several townships in Sandusky County, Ohio and substitutes, 23 pages

3. Members of Company C, 4th Ohio Mexican War Volunteers who have died while in the service of the United States, 1 page

4. Members of the 3rd Ohio Cavalry enlisted in Sandusky, Ohio, who died or were killed while in the service of the United States, 1 page

5. Members of the 169th Ohio Infantry enlisted in Sandusky County, Ohio who died or were killed in the service of the United States, 1 page

6. Members of the 72nd Ohio Infantry enlisted in Sandusky County, Ohio, who died or were killed in the service of the United States, 6 pages

7. Members of the Company F, 49th Ohio Infantry, enlisted in Sandusky County, Ohio who died or were killed in the services of the United States, 1 page

8. Names of men credited to the several townships in Sandusky County, Ohio up to the present time as shown by the credit books, 25 pages

9. 72nd OVI, (Fremont), Hospital Bills, Civil War, 1862, 9 pages

10. 72nd OVI, (Fremont), Hospital Bills, Civil War, 1863, 4 pages

11. Roster of the 72nd OVI giving rank, company, date of death, number of graves, where buried, 3 pages

12. Death roll of the 72nd Regiment, taken from the Fremont Journal, July 2, 1880

13. Dead list, Sandusky County, Ohio. The Sandusky County Soldiers Monumental Association, Dec. 17, 1883, bound volume

14. Certificate of thanks to Sgt. Andrew J. Wolfe, 169th Ohio National Guard, Dec. 15, 1864

15. Civil War men in the service, Sandusky County, bound volume

16. Sandusky County dead list of the 72nd and 49th OVI, bound volume

17. Roster of Memorial Post No. 141, G.A.R., dtd Jan. 1, 1890

18. General Order No. 2 from Headquarters Dept. of Ohio, GAR, March 29, 1880

19. Members of Company F, Ohio Infantry enlisted in Sandusky County, Ohio who died or were killed in the service of the United States (Civil War)

20. List of men in the service from Sandusky Township, Civil War

21. Military Relief Funds distributed July 7, 1863 to March 2, 1864

22. Annual Reunion of the 23rd Regiment, O.V.V.I., 1903-1930

23. Abstract of Enrollment of the Militia of Sandusky County, Ohio, Sept. 20, 1867

24. Petition proposing a one-half-a-mill on the dollar valuation for the support of women and children of soldiers, June 8, 1861

25. Enrollment of the Militia of Ohio in Sandusky County, May 1864

Townsend township                8 pages

Riley township                        5 pages

Green Creek township                        5 pages

York township                                    9 pages

Ballville township                   6 pages

Jackson township                    5 pages

Sandusky township                 5 pages

Woodville township                6 pages

Washington township             7 pages

Scott township                                    4 pages

Rice township                         5 pages

Madison township                  4 pages

City of Fremont                      4 pages

2nd Ward of Fremont               6 pages

3rd Ward of Fremont               2 pages

26. Miscellaneous loose papers from (bound volume): Records of the Committee of Military Statistics for Sandusky County, Ohio, 1865 (Ac. 109)

a. Correspondence:

Barber, John Jay to Charles Tillotson dtd Sandusky City, July 14, 1865. 1 p. ALS

Barber, John Jay to Mr. E. Bushnell, dtd July 25 1865, Sandusky City, 1p. ALS

Barber, John Jay to Mr. E. Bushnell dtd Sandusky City, Sept. 13, 1865. 1p. ALS

b. List of donations given

27. Receipt signed by J. William Corey, Sept. 7, 1865

28. List of men serving in Civil War from School District No. 9, Sandusky County, Ohio

29. List of men from Scott Township, Sandusky County, Ohio, School District No. 1, with three years of service

30. List of men from Scott Township, Sandusky County, School District No. 5, in the service

31. Receipt dtd July 22, 1867

32. Correspondence, re: Korean-Vietnam Monument Dedication, May 18, 1975, Fremont, Ohio

33. Report of Fremont Soldiers Aid Society, Our Boys in the Spanish American War, 1862, 1 pg

34. Correspondence about the dedication

Rustand, Warren S. to Mr. Harry A. Brunthaver dtd the White House, Jan. 30, 1975

Rhodes, James A to HAB dtd Columbus, Ohio, Jan. 31, 1975, 1 p. TLS

Glenn, John to HAB dtd Feb. 11, 1975. 1 p. TLS

O’Neil, C. William to HAB dtd April 7, 1975. 1 p TLS

35. Newspaper Clippings concerning the Soldiers’ Memorial Parkway

36. Correspondence of Mr. Robert Maike, Director of Public Safety and Service, re: Soldiers’ Memorial Parkway

37. Map of Soldiers’ Memorial Parkway

38. Roster of Men who died in the service of their country and are honored in the Soldiers’ Memorial Parkway

39. Notebook containing correspondence, newspaper clippings, and maps about the Soldiers’ Memorial Parkway

Bound Volumes (3)

40. Records of the Committee of Military Statistics for Sandusky County, Ohio, 1865 (1)

41. 72nd Regiment, O.V.I. Quartermaster Returns (2)

42. Personal War Sketches presented to Manville Moore, Post No. 525, Fremont, 1891. (accounts-handwritten by the men who participated in the Civil War) (3)

43. Survey of Men and Women serving in the Armed Service, Sandusky County, Ohio (WWII Ohio History Commission’s Individual entries for each person, in alphabetical order), A-D

44. Survey of Men and Women serving in the Armed Services, Sandusky County, Ohio, E-J

45. Survey of Men and Women serving in the Armed Services, Sandusky County, Ohio, K-O

46. Survey of Men and Women serving in the Armed Services, Sandusky County, Ohio, P-S

47. Survey of Men and Women serving in the Armed Services, Sandusky County, Ohio, T-Z

48. Newspaper clippings about Sandusky County people in the service, alphabetized

49. Region 3 War Price and Rationing Board newsletter, Jan. 1943-August 1944

 

50. Lt. Col. Don Smith’s Pacific Theater Story

 

51. Sandusky Countians awarded the Purple Heart

 

52. Sandusky Countians taken prisoners of war

 

53. Communikay, 1942-1943

 

54. News Releases, World War II

 

55. News clippings, miscellaneous

 

56. Sandusky County War History Commission: minutes, guidelines

 

57. Miscellaneous: menus for soldiers, honor list of dead or missing, duty roster

 

58. Correspondence to the Fremont News Messenger from soldiers

 

59. Correspondence, Sandusky County War History Commission, 1942

60. Envelopes addressed to Wm. J. Moore, 1943 (20 envelopes)

 

61. Correspondence to Curtis W. Garrison

 

62. Correspondence from servicemen to Rev. Russell E. Francis, 1941-1943, A-H

 

63. Correspondence from servicemen to Rev. Russell E. Francis, 1941-1943, J-Z

 

64. Correspondence from J.R. Walter to servicemen, from Sept. 1942-Nov. 1945

 

65. Lists of Inductees

 

66. UAW-CIO, Local 914 Herbrand Corporation Mailing List, letters from servicemen

 

67. Life in the Service Memory Book

 

68. Pamphlets – “Writing Your Community’s War History” “Ohio’s War Record”

69. Victory Fund/War Loan Committee notebook: Committee lists, form letters, mailing lists, etc.

 

70. Second War Load Advertising

 

71. Second War Loan Area V materials

 

72. Second War Loan Sales Manual for Volunteer Workers, 1943

73. Advertising for War Loan

74. Fremont News Messenger

75. Gibsonburg Derrick

 

76. Clyde Enterprise

 

77. Woodville News

78. Daily Accounting by Subdivisions (only an estimate) Second War Loan

79. First Victory Loan Drive, Fourth Federal Reserve District, 1942

80. War Loan Notebook, 1945

81. Victory Loan Notebook – Worker’s Kit

82. Victory Loan Posters

83. Motion Pictures and Special Events Campaign Book, Victory Loan

84. Publicity, Victory Loan

85. Seventh War Loan Worker’s Kit

86. Notebook, Sixth War Loan

87. Newspaper Advertising, portfolio for weekly newspapers

88. Sixth War Loan Posters

 

89. Sixth War Loan Bond Worker’s Kit

 

90. Retailers’ Program

 

91. Information Program on the Sixth War Loan Drive

 

92. Sixth War Loan Campaign Book

 

93. Sixth War Loan Bond Publicity

94. Publicity, Fifth War Loan

 

95. Notebook, Fifth War Loan

96. Newspaper Clippings, War Loan Advertising, Fifth

 

97. Fourth War Loan Campaign Book

 

98. Fifth War Loan Worker’s Kit

 

99. “Twenty-seven Important Days of Our Country’s History”, June 12-July 8, 1944

 

100. Retailers’ Program, Fifth War Loan

 

101. Official Daily Newspaper Ads, Fifth War Loan

 

102. Campaign Book, Fifth War Loan

 

103. Minute Man, Vol. 3, No. 22, July 1, 1944

 

104. Miscellaneous Information Concerning the Fifth War Loan: pamphlets, etc.

105. Fourth War Loan Drive Worker’s Kit

 

106. Third War Loan, Fourth Federal Reserve District, September, 1943

 

107. Report of Sales for Ohio Fourth War Loan, January 1, 1944-February 29, 1944

 

108. Fourth War Loan Notebook for Sandusky County, Ohio

109. War Finance Committee Volunteer Information, Third War Loan

 

110. Third War Loan Advertising

 

111. Facsimile of the Documents, “Germany Surrenders Unconditionally” with accompanying booklet

 

112. Third War Loan Drive Notebook

Oversized

Announcement of a Union Meeting to be held in the Cookson Schoolhouse in Washington Township, Oct. 3, 1863.