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197th Ohio Infantry      
Company A
Huston Winters - Private   
Captured at battle of Chicamauga, held prisoner at Andersonville, died shortly after being moved to Savannah, GA
Contact Name:  Richard Cole
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Date Added:  3/10/2005
Company B
David Louis Devault - Private   
On page 207 of Caldwell's History of Belmont and Jefferson County, David L. Dewault [sic] is listed as a private in Co. B., 98th Regiment O.V.I.; Civil War. Further down the page it says David L. Devault, discharged for disability Dec 14, 1863.
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Soldier History (Sources: - Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio) -- David L. O. Dewault
Residence not listed; 21 years old. Enlisted on 8/6/62 as a Private. On 8/20/62 he mustered into 'B' Co. OH 98th Infantry. He was discharged for disability on 12/14/63 at Cleveland, OH
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After the War, David moved his family to Old Washington, Guernsey Co, Ohio.
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ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES CERTIFICATE OF DISABILITY FOR DISCHARGE
Privat David L. Devault of Captain Mitchell's Company (B) of the 98th Regiment of Ohio Vols was enlisted by I. R. Mitchell of the 98th Regiment of Ohio Vols at St. Clairsville on the sixth day of August 1862 to serve 3 years; he was born in Belmont in the State of Ohio is forty-one years of age, 5 feet 8 inches high, dark complexion, Hazle eyes, Brown hair, and by occupation when enlisted a farmer. During the last two months said soldier has been unfit for duty 60 days.
Station: USA Gen Hospital Signed John R. W. Clurg[?]USV
Date: Cleveland Ohio Surgeon in Charge
August 15, 1863 Commanding Company

I certify, that I have carefully examined the said David L. Devault of Captain Mitchell's Company, and find him incapable of performing the duties of a soldier because of disease and curvature of the spine. Has been in Service about one year and in the Hospital about eleven months of this time. He is of no use to Uncle Sam under Heaven. He was rejected by the Examining Board for the Invalid Corps. Disease contracted before enlistment. Signed John R. W. Clurg USV, Surgeon in Charge

Discharged this Second day of September, 1863, at Cleveland Ohio.
Signed John R. W. Clurg, USV
Surgeon in Charge, Commanding the Reg't
Contact Name:  Sharon Davis
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Date Added:  6/1/2010
Company B
Moses H. Devault - Private   
On page 207 of Caldwell's History of Belmont and Jefferson County, Moses H. Dewault is listed as a private in Co. B., 98th Regiment O.V.I.; Civil War. Further down the page it says: Moses H. DeVault [same company different spellings] died of wounds received in battle at Jonesboro, Ga., Sep 1, 1864.
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Soldier History (Source: Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio) -- Moses H. Dewault
Residence not listed; 22 years old. Enlisted on 8/6/62 as a Private. On 8/20/62 he mustered into 'B'Co.OH 98th Infantry. He died of wounds on 9/3/64. He was listed as: POW 10/8/62
Perryville, KY * Wounded 9/1/64 Jonesboro, GA

*Moses and his brother David enlisted together on 6 August 1862.
Contact Name:  Sharon Davis
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Date Added:  6/1/2010
Company B
Robert Thomas Devault - Private   
The 1890 Special Schedule -- Surviving Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, and Widows -- Colerain Twp, Belmont Co, OH shows:
Robert T. Devault, Private, Co B, 98th OVI, enrolled Aug 6, 1862; discharged Nov 6, 1862; service length 3 months; currently in Barton, OH; no disabilities or remarks
Contact Name:  Sharon Davis
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Date Added:  1/9/2008
Company B
Jacob A. Holloway - Lieutenant   
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Contact Name:  Patricia
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Date Added:  7/19/2005
Company B
Joseph Rodney Mitchell - Lt. Colonel   
Joseph Rodney Mitchell organized Company B of what became the 98th Ohio Volunteer Infantry in July, 1862. He was appointed as the captain of the company. He later was promoted to Major and shortly after Lt. Colonel. He resigned his commission for health reasons in the fall of 1864.
Contact Name:  Steven Schmidt
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Date Added:  5/23/2005
Company B
Lemuel Stillwell - Unknown   
I have Lemuel's Civil War Records and his family info. After the war, he spent a lot of time going to school's in Iowa and talking to children about the war.
Contact Name:  jmjensen
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Date Added:  12/24/2008
Company E
Benjamin Marion Loper - Corporal   
Enlisted 15 August 1862 Promoted to full Corporal Musterd out 08 June 1865 in Cleveland. He served in all engagements except Chickamauga due to being on sick call. He marched through Georgia with General Sherman.
Contact Name:  Brenda Fey
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Date Added:  3/2/2011
Company E
William Browning Lucas - Corporal   
William was too young to serve in the army during the Civil War, however he inlisted and was accepted in the Ohio Volunteer Regiment for his good marksmanship and as a sharp Shooter. He became a Corporal in Captain Hiram J Craft's Company.
Contact Name:  LaStar Richins
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Date Added:  1/9/2008
Company E
Broomhall Brown McKisson - Private   
Broomhall and his brother George enlisted together at Steubenville, OH. He was fatally wounded at Chaplin Hill in the Battle of Perrysville, KY. He was shot through the bowel and died 6 October 1862 at age 31. His wife Jane (Dermot) had 3 children and filed for his pension. Broomhall was buried at Camp Nelson in Danville, KY.
Contact Name:  John Bedecarre
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Date Added:  1/11/2008
Company F
john henry hillyer - Unknown   
he enlisted age 17 in Ohio and was mustered out Aug. 19, 1864 at Andersonville Georgia. Thank you
Contact Name:  d.l. Burton
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Date Added:  9/20/2016
Company F
Bennington Logan - Private   
Bennington was born in Wasington Twp, Harrison County Oh. 22 Feb 1843. Just north the town of Tippecanoe Ohio on the Family farm. I have a letter that was written by Bennington while he recoverd from injuires(wounded in the leg) recieved at the battle at Perrysville Ky. Talks about others of the 98th, Robert.A.Clark being killed, one of Jim Cummings boys killed and Enoch.W.Conaway were killed. John.W.Walker was shot through the mouth ball passing through his cheeks, Hugh A Birney shot through the thigh and broke it.
James Watson wounded hit by a tree limb falling on him.
He states John Copeland is in good health.
Speaks that Colonel Webster was killed and that he was very kind to his men. A copy of this letter has been left with Kentucky Historical Society, Perrysville battlefield.
Wonderful article written by JBaker: http://media.timesreporter.com/blogs/jbaker/hooked-history-eyewitness-battle-perryville
Enlisted Aug 11 1862 at age 19, , discharged April 18 1863 at Louisville, Ky of wounds received in action at battle of Perryville
Contact Name:  Michael Kentner
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Date Added:  12/2/2007
Company F
Harvey Logan - Private   
Enlisted Feb 23 1864 age of 23, Transferred to company K 74th O.V.I May 30, 1865
Contact Name:  Michael Kentner
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Date Added:  5/29/2009
Company G
John Christy - Corporal   
At age 26 he enlisted as a private in Co 'G' 98th Ohio Volunteers 9 Aug 1862. Received severe gunshot wound in groin at Battle of Perryville, KY 8 Oct 1862. Hospitalized until discharged on Surgeon's Certificate of Disability 18 Feb 1863. On 4 Jul 1863 he received commission as 1st Lt in Ohio State Militia as a result of Governor David Tod's call for troops to defend Ohio against 'invasion' by CSA General John Hunt Morgan(Morgan's Second Ohio Raid)
Post-war ocupation: farmer
B: Union Twp., Belmont Co., OH 22 May 1836
D: Richland Twp., Belmont Co., OH 27 Jan 1904
Burial: Union Cemetery, St. Clairsville, OH
Contact Name:  Jon C Bell
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Date Added:  4/6/2012
Company G
Henry G Jackson - Musician   
Along with his brother-in-law, John Christy, he enlisted 9 Aug 1862 as a private in Co., 'G', 98th OVI. Pvt. Henry Jackson, Musician, Co. G, 98th Ohio Volunteer Infantry was killed in battle at Chicamauga, Ga 20 Sep 1863. Reported as being 19yrs of age at death and as having been paid $25 enlistment bounty.
Contact Name:  Jon C Bell
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Date Added:  4/6/2012
Company G
John A. Noling - Private   
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Contact Name:  Kimberly Nolan-Frederick
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Date Added:  10/3/2005
Company G
William W Saunders - Corporal   
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Contact Name:  Jan Tice
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Date Added:  10/28/2015
Company H
William Cheetham - Sergeant   
Wounded, Battle of Perryville, October 8, 1862
Contact Name:  Alan H. Cheetham
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Date Added:  11/25/2007
Company K
Harvey Hensel - Private   
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Contact Name:  Paul Lavrischeff
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Date Added:  8/25/2005
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