Captain Henry Gilbert

Captain Benjamin Ewers*

Captain George Rings*

1st Lt Orrin Doughton

2nd Lt Harlan Bates

1st Sgt Charles Betts

1st Sgt Turner Wynn

Sgt George Barkdoll*

Solomon Staner

Watson Webb*

Richard Ewers

John Kinnaman

Stewart Shorthill

Cyrus Smith

Corp Edmond Carpenter

Sidney Derby*

Henry Williams

George Mondy

Edward Tule

George Ely

Joseph Ely

Rezin Combs*

Samuel Miller

Horatio Towney (Tawney) See below

Levi Spangler*

John Huyck

Musician Meredith Doty

William Staugh*

Wagoner Joseph Strock*


Amsbaugh*  Adam
Badger	   Charles
Bailey	   Webster
Bailey	   William
Baldwin	   Ambrose
Benson	   Joseph
Bohner*	   Jacob
Bohner*	   John
Bostater*  George
Bostater   John
Bradic*	   Issac
Burns	   David
Burnett	   Thomas
Clark	   Chauncy
Combs	   John
Combs*	   Willard
Connelly*  James
Connell	   William J
Coon	   William
Copeland   William
Crawford   Samuel
Davidson*  William
Dilworth   John
Downs	   Charles
Dunscomb   Andrew
Fewlass	   Jacob
Forester   Amasa
Folk	   Aaron
Garris	   John
Gish	   Abner
Greek	   Samuel
Halm	   John
Hart*	   George
Hardinger  Daniel
Haynes	   Horace
Hershner   Henry
Hess	   Eli
Hoops	   Alpheus
Johnson	   Eli
Keith	   David
Kinney	   John
Koons	   Joseph
Lee	   John
Lightfoot* John
McCarty	   John C
McCoy	   John H
Moss*	   Ross
Miller	   Hiram
Munson*	   Justice
Peters	   Emanuel
Proctor	   Henry
Phillips   Alpheus
Raub	   Solomon
Rezean	   Jacob
Richards   Frank
Shaffer	   Heslip
Smith*     Benjamin
Smith	   Eli
Smith	   Jonas
Smtih	   Richard
Stedman	   Alanson
Steinbaugh John
Talley	   Jackson
Traxler*   Hugh
Traxler    Samuel
Wallace	   Lockwood
Webb	   John
Will	   Daniel
Wineland*   Samuel
Wirrick	   Washington
Woodworth  Henry

On July 29, 1862, Horatio George Tawney enlisted in Company C, One Hundredth Ohio Infantry, and was assigned to the Twenty-third Army Corps. In 1864 he was promoted from the ranks to be corporal, in which capacity he continued until he was honorably discharged. For some months during the war he was held a prisoner by the Confederates. September 8, 1863, while in Tennessee, he was captured by General Jackson's men, and from that time until March 13, 1864, he was held at Libby prison and Belle Isle. Finally he was exchanged and returned to his command. Among the battles in which he took part were those at Franklin, Nashville, Atlanta, Columbia, Limestone Station, Town Creek and the various engagements of the Atlanta campaign. His was honorably discharged July 2, 1865. His brother Francis James served in Company E, Thirty-eighth Ohio Infantry, and their uncle, Abraham, who served in an Indiana regiment, died of wounds received in battle. HORATIO TAWNEY, farmer, P. O. Princeton, was born in Richland County, Ohio, June 7, 1834, and fourteen years later removed to Williams County, Ohio, where he followed farming pursuits and also learned the trade of carpenter with his brother. He enlisted in Company C, One Hundredth Ohio Infantry, and was mustered into service August 2, 1862. He was taken prisoner at Limestone Station, Tennessee, on September 8, 1863, and held until March 14, 1864. He was mustered out June 20, 1865. In December of 1865 he came to Franklin County and purchased his present farm in Ohio Township. He has 100 acres, all well improved, on which there is a good orchard of some three acres; also raises considerable stock. Mr. Tawney does considerable work in building, etc. through the country, three of his sons attending to the farm and stock. He served one term as Trustee of the Township some ten years ago. He was married in Williams County, Ohio, to Elizabeth A. Steinbaugh. They have eleven children, nine of whom were born in Kansas. Mr. T. is a member of the G. A. R. Post, Princeton, No. 111. The address to view a photo of him and his gravestone visit

Personal History as written by ancestor Taylor McKee

In April, 1861, H. M. WOODWORTH enlisted as a private in Company E. 14th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (O. V. I.), which was organized in Millcreek Township, and he received his honorable discharge in September Following. In August, 1862, he re-enlisted for three years as a member of Company C. 100th O. V. I., with which he remained three weeks in the city of Toledo, and then accompanied his command to Covington, Kentucky. He took part, a year later in the engagement at Knoxville, Tennessee. He was there selected as a member of a detachment of three hundred men, sent from Knoxville to a distance of eighty-five miles on the line of the East Tennessee and Virginia Railroad, where they met the enemy in greatly superior numbers and were compelled to retreat and finally surrender. He was held a prisoner at Belle Island for six months, his exchanged being effected in May 1864, after which he rejoined his regiment and took part in the Atlanta campaign; later he was in the battles of Franklin and Nashville and the engagements at Cape Fear River, Fort Fisher and Wilmington, proceeding to Raleigh North Carolina in which state his command was on duty to the close of the war. He received his final discharge in Cleveland, Ohio, in June, 1865. August 26, 1863 Camp one mile south of the State Line, Tennessee He told how he had been in the fight at Knoxville to a distance of eighty-five miles on the line of the East Tennessee & Virginia Railroad where the met the enemy in greatly superior numbers and were compelled to retreat and finally surrender at Lime Stone Station. He was held a prisoner at Belle Island for six months and was now at home, a paroled prisoner waiting for his exchange, when he would be sent to the front. "It was hell, I tell you. It was awful to see your comrades stagger from want of food and drink and finally fall to the ground and never get up. Dead men lay scattered over the ground and no one knew who would be the next one to fall and die where he fell." "How is it then that you are so hearty and rugged?" "Who, me?" he grinned absently. Lest his modesty forbid him telling the story to his own credit, we will let it be told by an eye witness who stoutly maintained that he owed his life to Miles' tireless efforts to keep up the moral of his comrades in prison. Because of his cheerfulness under trying circumstances the Company had nicknamed him Mike. When they were blue and "under the dumps" and ready to give up and die, Mike would sing a soothing or jolly song, or tell a jolly story, or quote a few lines of Scripture or perhaps do something ridiculous to change their thoughts from gloom to courage. In prison he did not sit down and take what was handed to him as many others did. He kept his mind alert to conjure ways to better their condition. At night was his busy time. Under cover of darkness he cautiously went the rounds of the guards on duty. Lightly speaking his fraternal pass word as he neared a guard, he at last received and answering password. He knew then that he might speak without being betrayed. He gave the guard the sign of distress and received a favorable answer. The guard, at his own peril, permitted him to pass through the lines that he might forage or trade for food. Miles was honor bound to not betray the guard, both for the guard's sake and for his own safety. He made sure to return while the guard was still on duty. He was thus able to bring something to his mess to eat every night. One night while he was out, he was delayed, and when he returned there was a new guard. His password brought only an oath. Thinking that if he must die he would die doing the best he could to get by. He dodged the fire of the guard's musket, struck it out of his hand, and ran through onto the prison grounds. He stumbled over a corpse which lay under some willows, and prostrated himself near as if he too were a corpse, his face to the ground, and his hands flung out above his head. In the darkness the pickets took him for a corpse and passed on. Miles knew that they would soon search the tents and would then learn of his identity, so as soon as they were gone by he sprang up and ran to his tent which happened to be near, and crept under the blankets beside his comrade in mess, with the ham he had foraged under his military coat, and had just worked himself up a healthy snore when the picket came in to examine the tent. Not finding anything suspicious, the picket went on to the next tent and on, but never found our prospecting prisoner. In the collection of letters to his wife there were no letters dated between September 6, 1863 and March 16, 1864. Prisoners were not allowed to send letters home. March 16, 1864 Annapolis, Maryland May 20, 1864 Cincinnati, Ohio June 8, 1864 Chattanooga June 11, 1864 Kingston, Georgia. Sunday June 15, 1864 Battle Field near Lost Mountain, Georgia. July 12, 1864 Military Ridge, Georgia July 18, 1864 Camp of the 100th in line of battle 6 miles East of Atlanta Georgia. August 5, 1864 Supply Train, Georgia. August 8, 1864 Marietta, Georgia, September 5, 1864 Atlanta, Georgia. September 11, 1864 Decatur, Georgia. October 9, 1864 Co. C - 100th Regiment, O.V.I., 3d Brigade, 23d Division, A. C. Camp 100th O.V.I. Altona, Georgia. (Address for mail) November 8, 1864 Nashville, Tennessee. January 8, 1865, finds us on the banks of the Tennessee River January 12, 1865 West Unity, Williams County, Ohio. February 17, 1865 Alexandria, Virginia February 17, 1865 Smithville, North Carolina, February 27, 1865 3d Division Hospital A.C. Care of Stuart. Smithville, North Carolina, March 4, 1865 General Hospital - 3d Division 23d A.C. Via Washington, Care Surgeon. Willmington, North Carolina, (he had scaling of the scalp and as such was a patient until better) May 11, 1865 Camp 100th, Greensborough, North Carolina, May 11, 1865. The command in which Miles had freely given his three years service as a volunteer soldier in the ranks of Company C - 100th Regiment, 3d Division, 1st Brigade, 23d Army Corps, was with others mustered out of service in Cleveland, Ohio, from hence they had embarked in the fortunes of war.