Clark County, Ohio

History and Genealogy

Clark County's Civil War Soldiers

From The History of Clark County, Ohio
Chicago: W.H. Beers & Co., 1881


This regiment was one of the first to respond to the call of President Lincoln for 75,000 men, upon the outbreak of the war. Co. E was from Springfield, and contained many first-class men, among whom were quite a large number of students from Wittenberg College. The late Capt. Levi M. Rhinehart, of the Eleventh Ohio Cavalry, who was killed by the Indians, February 20, 1865, was a member of this company, and was promoted to First Lieutenant and Regimental Quartermaster for the three months service. Seth R. Arbogast was also a member, but being sick with fever, was unable to muster; so his name is not borne upon the official rolls. Of the one hundred and four men who composed this company, forty-three became commissioned officers during the progress of the war. Two were captains, killed at Gettysburg, while many others have become prominent in the ministry and at the bar. The Sixteenth Regiment served in Western Virginia, was in the battles of Phillipi, Rich Mountain and Carrick's Ford. In the early part of May, 1861, the ladies of Springfield prepared a fine set of silken colors, and presented them to the Sixteenth; these colors were afterwards transferred to the three years' organization. Gen. Carrington also presented this (three months') regiment with a splendid flag, finely wrought with silken embroidery, which cost over $300.

The above sketch is from notes furnished by Col. Philip Kershner, late Captain of Co. E, three months' service. the period of service was from the 23d day of April, 1861, to the 18th day of August, 1861.


k—Killed in action; p— Prisoner; w—Wounded; pd—promoted; d—Died in service; dd—Deceased; m—Missing.

Captain, Philip Kershner, pd, Lieutenant Colonel 16th O.V.I. three years
First Lieutenant, William H. Wade, pd Captain 31st O.N.I.
Second Lieutenant, forrest Pool, dd.
Ensign, Lewis Morton, pd, Lieutenant Colonel 97th Ill. Vols.
First Sergeant, William H. Doll.
Second Sergeant, James Swype.
Third Sergeant, Russell P. Twist.
Fourth Sergeant, Thomas A. Cord.
Fifth Sergeant, Jesse C. Trimmer.
First Corporal, James Cowan.
Second Corporal, Alfred Miller.
Third Corporal, Wm. Harris.
Fourth Corporal, Nelson J. Starrett.

Arbogast, Wm. H.
Ahlers, August
Aelair, Wm. H.
Albert, Geo. R.
Bell, Wm. M.
Berry, Frank M.
Banwell, Wm. N.
Baker, Brinton
Burkholder, Barton T.
Conway, James
Clark, George
Clifford, Wm.
Conklin, John L.
Cushman, Henry C.
Chambers, John T.
Drumm, Andrew B.
Doll, James
Drake, Saml. P.
Davy, J.O.
Dugdale, Wm. H. pd Srgt. 8th O.C.
Elder, George.
Floyd Geo. W.
Golden, John
Gibson, Andrew
Gibson, Wm.
Grange, George W.
Good, Martin M.
Gran, Albert W.
Hockman, Frederick
Herrigan, Bernard
Humphries, Geo. W.
Holl, James M.
Hubert, Albert
Henderson, John M.
Hawke, Peter M.
Hedrieth, Philip
Hart, Daniel
Hallenbeck, Aaron E.
Irvin, Coryington S.
Icenberger, Alexander
Jones, Simeon C.
Johnson, Eli C.
Kimbert, Daniel
Kooker, Nicholas F.
Kindle, Wm. F.
Kurtz, Daniel
Kyle, St. John
Lattimer, Samuel.
Leffel, James.
Leuty, George.
Lee, Hiram M.
Long, John C.
Lynn, Osborn S.
Ladley, Oscar D., pd Capt. Vols., 1st Lt. 22d Inf. U. 8. A.   d
Lawrence, Delaney
Lawrence, Milo.
Mahler, Martin.
Menach, John H.
Miller, Thos. P.
Miller, Saml. G.
McRean, Geo. I.   dd
McKinney, Tully.
McCarty, Wm.
Neely, James S.
Patton, Jos. P.
Peters, Matthew H.
Phillips, Edwin R. pd Capt. 6th Ky. Cav.
Paden, James
Roberts, Thos.
Rhiend, Henry
Rogers, Leonard
Richardson, James
Smith, Ira B.
Steelman, Henry
Stewart, Oscar.
Snyder, Jacob
Stephens, Henry
Steiner, Benjamin
Slaughter, Martin
Salsberry, Jas. 10th O.B.
Soaper, Stephen
Toland, David
Williams, Jacob
Wissinger, Daniel, Jr.
Widdicomb, John
Welder, Charles R.
Williams, Hamilton
Walker, Wm. H. H.
Warner, Lewis
Vance, James


Major, Philip Kershner. pd Lieutenant Colonel
First Lieutenant, Absalom Finch. Regimental Quartermaster. pd Captain. dd
Principal Musician, William H. Boyd. pd Second Lieutenant.
Captain, William R. Monroe. d
First Sergeant, Henry A. Jaco.
Corporal, Richard Larimer.
Bugler, William Thomas.
Drummers, Harvey Horn, Charles Myers. d

Preston P. Farrington
Alexander Rodgers
Malilow Miller
William B. Thomas
E. Waldason
Jacob Williams
Andrew Broughliers d w
Henry Harvey
Thomas Akers
William N. Johnson d
David Mapps w
Benjamin Musselman w
Alexander Thomas
George B. Albert
Harvey H. Holmes
Jeremiah Owens
William Talman
Jacob B. Kane
William H. Leidigle, Sergt.
Adolphus Juscho
George Ludlow p Vet 45th OVI
Melanchon Lacrone
Ezra Wildison
Thomas Ford
Leve T. Kendig d


This band was taken into the service from Springfield. The common practice of the United States service, before and at the time of the breaking-out of the war, was to have a band for each regiment. This custom was adopted by the volunteer regiments in both the three months and three years services, until 1862, when orders were issued that bands should be organized for brigades and divisions only, and that the musicians comprising them should be detailed from the ranks, with some special provisions for the pay and emoluments of the leaders and principal musicians. What is now known as the Seventh Regiment Band has a local history running back, in an unbroken line, for nearly or quite a fourth of a century. Perhaps no other local organization has been mingled with the public affairs of Clark County to the extent that this one has. No celebration, parade, festival, fair or funeral has been quite complete without the presence of "the band." Col. Kershner, in a recent letter, says: "Through the efforts of influential members of Company E., Henry Hawkens Band joined the regiment at Columbus," etc. The band was composed of

Henry Hawkins, Leader.
John Paden
William H. Irvin dd
R.V.B. Christie
Oliver McIntyre
John N. Worthington
John L. Cashman

William Stubbe dd
M.K. Thalls dd
Amos Harnish
Isaiah Richards
Jacob Kills dd
Samuel Hurmin

The services of the band were paid for by contributions from the officers of the regiment, excepting the small sum of $13 per month, which each man received as "pay" as a private soldier. [See also "Second Brigade Band" for other details.]


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