OHIO VOLUNTEER SHARP SHOOTERS
Nashville, Tenn., July 16, 1865:
The following is a list of Names, and Post Office address of the members of the 8th Independent Company Ohio Volunteer Sharp-Shooters, who volunteered at Camp Portsmouth, Ohio under the Presidents call of 1862, was mustered into the United States volunteer service on the 9th day of March 1863, at Camp Dennison, Ohio, has been attached to the army of the Cumberland since November 1863, during which time they have participated in all the principle campaigns and marches of that noble Army, during the last year of their service they have been performing the duty as Head Quarter Guards, for Maj. General Geo. H. Thomas.
Mustered out of the United States service at Nashville, Tenn., to date from July 19, 1865 under provisions of General. Order No. 94, War Department, 1865, in accordance with Special Order No 17, Military Division Tennessee, 1865.
Capt. Charles A. Barton, Portsmouth, Ohio Augustus C. Hanley, McDaniels, Gallia Co. Ohio 1st Lieut. Cyrus B. Moore, Sardinia, Brown Co. Ohio John J. Hall, Greenupsburg, Greenup Co. Kentucky 2nd. Lieut. David N. Long, Portsmouth, Ohio Levi Holland, Simmes Run, Lawrence Co. Ohio Orderly, Andrew J. Finney, Lilly P.O. Scioto Co. Ohio James M. Jordon, Brownsville, Allen Co. Tenn. Cisero S. Cadot, Lyra P. O. Scioto Co. Ohio William H. Jordon, Galipolis, Gallia Co. Ohio Silas M. Boyer, Wales P. O. Gallia Co. Ohio Theodore Johnson, Portsmouth, Ohio Leonard Rockwell, Jackson C. H. Jackson Co. Ohio William S. Johnson, Aurora, Indiana James A. Starky, Jasper, Pike Co. Ohio Charles Kingsley, Buffalo, N.Y. Anderson Chapman, Sciotoville, Scioto Co. Ohio George Lahomadieu, Laport, Laport Co. Indiana Johnathan R. Wright, Winchester, Indiana Wilhelm Louderhn, Columbus, Ohio John S. Beatty, Jackson C. H. Jackson Co. Ohio William H. McKinney, Friendship P.O.Scioto Co. Oh. Isaac H. Croly, Shelbyville, Indiana Jacob Moodespaw, Patriot P.O. Gallia Co. Ohio Aaron Carter, Lucasville, Scioto Co. Ohio George D. Marshall, Sicily P.O. Highland Co. Ohio John H. Mackley, Jackson C. H. Jackson Co. Ohio Joseph Miller, Banen P.O. Clermont Co. Ohio Benjamin N. Anderson, Portsmouth, Ohio Allen D. Merrit, Jasper, Pike Co. Ohio Charles G. Pearson, Reeseville, Clinton Co. Ohio David D. McJunkins, Lucasville, Scioto Co. Ohio Calvin Anderson, Flat P.O. Pike Co. Ohio John M. McMillan, Cedarville, Green Co. Ohio Hiram G. Anderson, Farmerstation, Clinton Co. Ohio Joseph F. Morgan, Lucasville, Scioto Co. Ohio John Antis, Greenupsburg, Greenup Co. Ky. Harrison, Minago, Portsmouth, Ohio Wm. Alexander, Greenupsburg, Greenup Co. Ky. William N. Needham, Qwensville, Clermont Co. Ohio David C. Bozman, Lucasville, Scioto Co. Ohio Samuel Prior, Lucasville, Scioto Co. Ohio George M. Brown, Jackson C. H. Jackson Co. Ohio Lafayette Perry, Powelsville, Scioto Co. Ohio John G. Bennet, Flat P. O. Pike Co. Ohio John Rutherford, Therman P. O. Gallia Co. Ohio Michael D. Boyer, Wales P. O. Gallia Co. Ohio Henry Reese, Webster, Scioto Co. Ohio Eleazer Bennett, Lancaster, Ohio Enoch P. Rudrow, Painterville, Green Co. Ohio Henry Buchanan, Lucasville, Scioto Co. Ohio James Ransbottom, Simmes Run, Lawrence Co.Ohio John Brattin, Greenupsburg, Greenup Co. Ky. Elijah Stewart, Springville, Green Co. Kentucky John Barker, Greenupsburg, Greenup Co. Ky. Joseph Shabboudy, Portsmouth, Ohio John W. Campbell, McDaniels P. O. Gallia Co. Ohio Samuel Spencer, Greenupsburg, Greenup Co. Ky. William J. Cole, Friendship P. O. Scioto Co. Ohio Joseph Smith, Otway, P. O. Scioto Co. Ohio Slyvanus Conklin, Portsmouth, Scioto Co. Ohio Samuel Stephenson, Iron Furnace, Scioto Co. Ohio Charles C. Cush, Flat P. O. Pike Co. Ohio William Sturgeon, Naron P. O. Scioto Co. Ohio Elias Cochran, Sardinia, Brown Co. Ohio Amos II. Secrist, Iron Furnace, Scioto Co. Ohio Marian Chapman, Sciotoville, Scioto Co. Ohio Rufus Scurlock, Keystone Furnace, Jackson Co.Ohio Simeon Canary, McDaniels, Gallia Co. Ohio Milton Watts, Friendship P. O. Scioto Co. Ohio John Cromwell, Xenia, Green Co. Ohio Nathaniel J. Windell, Portsmouth, Ohio John L. Dunbeck, Lucasville, Scioto Co. Ohio John Wilgus, Newzams Mills, Marian Co. W. Virginia Daniel Davis, Wales P. O. Gallia Co. Ohio Josiah A. West, Reeseville, Clinton Co. Ohio William J. Double, Lucasville, Scioto Co. Ohio Jackson Walls, Jasper, Pike Co. Ohio Henry Duvendeck, Webster,Iron Furnace,Scioto Co Ohio William Wilson, Simmes Run, Lawrence Co. Ohio Charles P. Ferguson, Cincinnati, Ohio William W. Williams, Portsmouth, Ohio James B. Grannell, Xenia, Green Co. Ohio Jeremiah Webb, Greenupsburg, Greenup Co. Ky. Aaron Gee, Lucasville, Scioto Co. Ohio John Whitley, Greenupsburg, Greenup Co. Ky. Derias Gilmore, Simmes Run, Lawrence Co. Ohio Gilbert P. Warfield, Blanford, Mass. John A. Hunter, Rareden, P. O., Scioto Co. Ohio Peter M. Wordlow, Mt. Orab, Brown Co.Ohio
by ROBERT G. SLEATER, Printer, Cumberland U.S.A. General Hospital Job Office
OHIO in the WAR, Vol 2: Brief History of Each Unit in Civil War
Whitelaw Reid (NY: 1868)
8TH INDEPENDENT CO OHIO VOLUNTEERS SHARP-SHOOTERS
3 YEAR SERVICE
The recruits composing this organization were enrolled by Captain Barton 09 Oct 1862 at Camp Portsmouth OH.
On 07 Jan 1863, the Company was ordered by Governor Tod to Camp Dennison, where it arrived two days later.
On 06 Jun 1863, the Company was ordered to the command of Colonel Wallace to suppress an insurrection of Butternuts in Holmes County, returning 23 Jun 1863.
On 12 Jul 1863, the Company was ordered to Cincinnati, and participated with other troops repelling Morgan's Raid. The Company performed picket duty west of the city until 17 Jul, and then returned to the city and performed guard duty.
The Company was mustered into the U.S. service 09 Mar and 22 Aug 1863 at Camp Dennison OH, by Joseph R. Paxton, Capt. 15th Infantry, U.S.A. and P.W. Stanhope, Capt. 12th Infantry, U.S.A., mustering officers.
10 Nov 1863, the Company was ordered by Major Gen. Grant to proceed to Chattanooga TN, at which place it arrived 25 Nov 1863 and was attached to a temporary organization composed of the 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th Companies of Ohio Sharp-Shooters.
Under Command of Capt. Gershen M. Barber, of the 5th Independent Company, the Company performed duty as Headquarters guard to Maj. Gen. Thomas.
The Company was mustered out of service 19 Jul 1865, at Nashville TN by William S. Wilson, Capt. 71st O.V.I., mustering officer. The CompanyÕs loss during its term of service was three men died of disease, and one drowned in Cumberland River.
Contributed by: Eleanor Double Weiss
(NB: This is transcribed from the original document that was in my Great-Grandfather's (William J Double) papers. )
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