60th Ohio Volunteer Infantry

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Name: Keith E. Deaton <deatonke@aol.com>
Date: 2014-11-02
Your names, areas, topics of research Marcellus Fickel, Company A
Favorite part of our site All of it!! Great job.
I found you by using Google and my Great Grandfathers name and Company. I found pretty much the same information as what I had, but it is always good to cross reference it. I am a historian by trade and have done a one-man show of Abraham Lincoln for the past 30 years.
My Great Grandfather was from Ohio, Perry Co. orignially. After the War he and his parents moved to eastern Kansas to take up farming. I would guess that he was given land for his service in the War. He was a life-time member of the GAR. I got to hold his service rifle once when I was very young. I don't know what happened to it since I live in Washington State. I never meet him, but his daughter was my Mother's Mother.
I could share a picture and other related items if they would be of use. Thanks for your commitment to this wonderful site. It is a great source of information.
Keith E. Deaton


Name: Rodney Herron <rherron@ctcn.net>
Date: 2013-10-05
Your names, areas, topics of research Herron
Your website URL http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=88152216
Favorite part of our site a lt of good information
I found my 3rd Grate Granddad Jeremiah Townsend Herron 3 year-D company he has been listed in the 81st O.V.I. and the 60th O.V.I.

Name: Will Motsinger <brianm769@aol.com>
Date: 2012-04-04
Favorite part of our site Photos
Stumbled across site looking for information on the Regiment, & the roster of Co. I. I live in Blanchester, Ohio, & have a photo with the obituary of Hypolite Leonard of that Company. It's a copy of an old newspaper clipping. I have posted it on the Find A Grave web site. The memorial number is 60225041. You may copy it from there or contact me, & I will email it to you for your site. I acquired it from the Blanchester Historical Society.

Name: Stephen M. Fyke <sfyke@kc.rr.com>
Date: 2012-02-15
Favorite part of our site The Roster and info
Looking up a relative Levi and Henry Riegel. A LOT that I didn't know, very detailed.

Kansas City, MO.


Name: Sharon Short <shortconnection@msn.com>
Date: 2011-08-31
Your names, areas, topics of research Titus Ernst 60th Regiment infantry
Your website URL none
Favorite part of our site pictures and letters
Google search. Authenticated a letter I found in a Civil War day book written by Titus Ernst to his Mother Dorah. Found the names of other soldiers that he mentions by name in his letter. I am originally from Virginia but now live in Florida. The day book was found in an old piece of furniture that was given to me when I first move to Florida. I would love to share this letter on this website but I'm not sure how to do that.

Name: lester barker <paula@wmtravel.com>
Date: 2009-12-23
Your names, areas, topics of research laster barker
have discharged papers dated the 28 day of 1865 if interestid please call 513-293-4982

Name: Jerry Friend <jlfriend52@hotmail.com>
Date: 2009-02-26
Your names, areas, topics of research Hite family, genealogy
I was very pleased to find your site. I Googled 60th Ohio Infantry, hoping to find a relative. I found him on your site.

Harvey Tuttle Hite was born on April 4, 1842 in Stark County, OH and passed away on April 8, 1929 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe County, IN. He is buried in the INDIANA STATE SOLDIERS’ HOME CEMETERY, West Central Section, Row 18, in Lafayette, IN. He was the son of Adam Hite and Elizabeth Stevenson (Stephenson). As your website shows, he served as a Private in Company E, 60th Ohio Infantry.

A photo of his gravesite is available, courtesy of the Tippecanoe County, USGENWEB site at:


Auburn, IN


Name: Richard Lemmers <GTnps.ranger_1978@yahoo.com>
Date: 2008-07-07
Your names, areas, topics of research Jacob Bechstein 60th OVI
Favorite part of our site Curruther's Narrative (Co. G)
I discovered your web site while searching info on one of my Civil War relatives, Private Jacob Bechstein, Company G, 60th Ohio Infantry (3 Years). The official state roster on your web site has a different spelling (Behsten) for his last name. Jacob was present for duty most of his enlistment, but according to his pension records he spent part of Oct. and Nov. 1864 in the hospital at City Point due to dysentery and then was on a short furlough until Dec. 7 1864 due to a fever. Born in Germany in 1833, he had a wife (Anna)and family back in Ohio while in the army. After the war they lived on a farm in Fulton County near Delta. He was my first cousin, several times removed. A cousin back in Ohio sent me a brief biography on the Bechstein family. They had 8 children. I live in Gettysburg, PA. Originally I am from the Cleveland, OH, area.

Name: Sally Jo (Mason) Freese <sfreese@adrian.k12.mi.us>
Date: 2007-07-09
I am the great grand-daughter of Abraham Mason, Pvt. Company B, Three year. Not much is recorded about him accept the date of his death (of which there is a contradition between the Roster of Ohio Troops and City Point Cemetary. He was wounded and died days later. There are many family stories, not sure how many are accurate. But for one that gave the ultimate sacrifice, I would like to add information to the records. I own a cradle made by Abraham. I have a picture too.

Name: Weiker Kline <WCKline1@AOL.com>
Date: 2007-04-29
Your names, areas, topics of research Roster for 11th Rifle Co, 1sr Reg, 2nd Brig, 20th Div Ohio Militia
Favorite part of our site Lots of information here
AOL Search found this site. I am still looking through it. I have some memorabilia from this outfit and want to find out which of my great-grandfather's brothers served in it. I think it was Warren Anderson, but if I can find the roster, I can be sure.

Name: herb <tashby61@wmconnect.com>
Date: 2006-12-10
Your names, areas, topics of research Barnes
I found the graves of two soldiers by the names of Barnes, William and James. They were in Company D. Buried side by side the grave information says James was wounded at the Battle of the Nye River and William was killed in the same action. James died in 1867(Battle Wounds?) Anyone with information Company D please contact me. Thanks and enjoy the site.

Name: connie runyon <cruny5820@yahoo.com>
Date: 2006-03-15
Your names, areas, topics of research Reason (Rezin 0Hull
Favorite part of our site all
Have been trying to find my grgrgrandfather Reason Hull b Meigs Co. Ohio.
I think I just found him. Thanks Connie


Name: Barbara Porterfield <Port@shawneelink.net>
Date: 2005-07-26
Your names, areas, topics of research Baumgarten- Pickett- Porterfield- Orndoff
I found you by accident,looking for ancestors in census in ohio.I found it
very interesting, I have a deep respect for the soldiers who gave their life for freedom and the privilege I have of writing about it. thank you
for all the free websites. I live in Illinois.


Name: Sue Allen <sue63han@yahoo.com>
Date: 2005-07-07
Your names, areas, topics of research John Schumm-Co.A,60th Regiment OVI
I am a 1st cousin 4 times removed of John Schumm. His grandfather (Johann Georg Schumm) founded the town Of Schumm,Van Wert,OH in 1838. John was the 4th of 13 children of Georg Martin Shumm & Maria Pflueger. I am posting to this site a photo of John Schumm in his uniform.
I'm a native of Ft. Wayne,IN but now live in Grand Junction,CO


Name: Michael L. Sutton <68ovi@iquest.net>
Date: 2005-06-16
Your names, areas, topics of research George H. Walberry
Favorite part of our site Great Website
I am the Great-Great Grandson of George Walberry of the 9th Company Ohio Independent Sharpshooters or Company G of the 60th OVI. I am originally from Williams County, Ohio and grew up on a farm that bordered on Stueben County, Indiana. I have visited his grave many times in the old Scott Church Cemetary in Stueben County. I am a veteran of the Army as a Commissoned Officer and currently teach History in New Palestine, Indiana.

Name: Jae Berry Brown <jberry@indy.rr.com>
Date: 2005-06-03
Your names, areas, topics of research Jesse Enfield Berry, 60th Ohio Volunteers
Favorite part of our site Correction
Sorry! Correcting the date on my last post. Jesse Enfield Berry died in 1864.

Name: Jae Lynn Berry Brown <jberry@indy.rr.com>
Date: 2005-06-01
Your names, areas, topics of research Jesse Enfield Berry, 60th Ohio Volunteers
Favorite part of our site List of the regiment!
My Great Great Grandfather, Jesse Enfield Berry, was in the 60th Ohio Volunteers, killed June 18 1866. He left three children including my Great Grandfather David Franklin Berry. David Franklin gave his sons the middle name "Enfield" and ever since the men in this branch of the Berry family have that middle name. Found you through Google and am delighted to see a record of the regiment and his burial location. We have some applications for Widow's pension by Jesse's wife Caroline. Thanks for this great site.

Name: Amber Van Gundy <Guitarcutie624@aol.com>
Date: 2004-11-23
Your names, areas, topics of research Jacksonville, Florida
we are from Jax. Florida

Name: Beth Gregory <beth.gregory@ubs.com>
Date: 2004-10-26
Your names, areas, topics of research Jacob Miller - Co. F
Favorite part of our site searches
Very interesting and helpful site for research. Always looking for more information on gr-grandfather's brother Jacob from Gallia Co.!

Name: phil hegedus <phil_hegedus@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-05-17
Your names, areas, topics of research na
Your website URL na
Favorite part of our site the parent comments
I was just looking for some hunky stuff and i found this stuff on google.

Name: Gary A. Tolle <madturtle30_06@yahoo.com>
Date: 2004-05-14
Your names, areas, topics of research Sidney &Sinclair Bean Co.F O.V.I.
Favorite part of our site Letters home from the troops.
Was searching for info on my Great-grandfather Sidney Bean & his twin brother Sinclair. Mr. Bryan Weaver gave me much valuable info & directed me to this site.Mucho gracias Bryan! When I get a scanner attached I will try to send a picture of my great-grandfather. Great site! Keep up the good work. It is appreciated. Sincerely; G.A. Tolle Winchester, Ohio
P.S. Sidney is buried at White Oak Cemetery,Adams Co. Ohio.


Name: Dean Livingston <Deansabode@aol.com>
Date: 2003-07-06
Your names, areas, topics of research James and William B Livingston
This is an extremely interesting website. James and William Bell Livingston were my Great-grandfather's brothers. My Great-grandfather David Ralston Livingston served in the 102nd Ohio Vol Infantry. I found this site when I searched one of the names using the Lukol search engine. I live in Burbank, Ohio.

Name: Scott Mingus <scottmingus@yahoo.com>
Date: 2002-11-05
Your names, areas, topics of research Civil War miniature wargaming
Your website URL http://www.geocities.com/scottmingus/index
Favorite part of our site 60th OVI
My great-great-great grandfather served in the 60th OVI, company F (William Sisson). He is buried in Dover, OH Cemetery.

Name: BILLIE R SMITH <spooks8@juno.com>
Date: 2002-10-27
Your names, areas, topics of research GENEALOGY & RESEARCH ON HISTORY
Favorite part of our site STILL LOOKING


Name: David C Hogue / Hogge <d_hogue@msn.com>
Date: 2002-10-01
Your names, areas, topics of research Hogge
Favorite part of our site Top 2 Bottom
My sister I'm sure was the source for your Hogge information and maybe other info. My sisters name is Kristy Miller. I have several pieces of info on Hirum and 60th but this all came from Kristy so you'll get it or have it already. I will look for more photos from my album to see if there are any of interest to your site. I am Hirum Hogge's Great,Great Grandson. I now live in Salt lake City, Utah. This site is extremely important for me and my family. Thanks a great deal for your efforts.. DC Hogue / Hogge

Name: frank weitzel <fcw60@yahoo.com>
Date: 2002-09-11
Your names, areas, topics of research robert giblin -company c
Favorite part of our site rosters
gr-gr-gr-grandson of robert.he was born in ireland in 1829.came to america in 1836-37 with parents,to madison county ohio.in 1863 after release from service,moved to sangamon co illinois.was a farmer until his death in 1912.

Name: Nadine B peterson <NPeter2089@aol.com>
Date: 2002-08-04
Your names, areas, topics of research Kirkpatrick (Kirk) Linson in Ohio-many others in Va and WVa.
Favorite part of our site Battles fought by the 60th.
I already have some info re my ancestors, Madison (Matt) Kirk and his brother Rayburn, but the actual battle overview was most interesting. Did you all know about the Civil War Forum on AOL? It's amazing- every Thursday PM on Golden Gates in the AOL Genealogy Forum. Definitely worthwhile. I'm going to list your website (with your permission) in their Weekly Fireside Bulletin. It's an e-mail publication which you will be automatically plugged into when you access the website. Yourwebsite is very well organized and enjoyable. You're doing a great service.

Name: Pam Troxell <pktroxell@yahoo.com>
Date: 2002-07-18
Your names, areas, topics of research John and Elijah Short
Favorite part of our site The Soldiers' Listing
I live in the house of John Short (who served 3 years). Elijah was his brother. All the Short brothers were in the war. There was also an Ephriam and and Isaac who served in different units. John Short died in 1879 as the result of a tressel he was working on fell and he died a few months later of his injuries. Would be willing to talk more about the Shorts as I am trying to find information out about my house and trying to find pictures of it and/or the Shorts.

Thanks in advance.


Name: Patricia Berg <icpatti@aol.com>
Date: 2002-06-14
Your names, areas, topics of research Wageman, Hulick
Favorite part of our site photos
I found the site by using a surname search, and I found more than I expected. This is wonderful! I am from CA. I started genealogy 2 yrs. ago. I was accepted into DAR because my ancestor John Hulick Wageman was a patriot.

Name: Lisa Durham Peterson <lisa@lisapeterson.net>
Date: 2002-06-12
Your names, areas, topics of research Milton M. Durham, Pvt. Co. H, 60th Oh Inf
Favorite part of our site Rooster jpg
I searched the internet for information about the 60th Ohio Infantry and for Civil War Links and found your site. Very nicely organized and extremely helpful in my quest for info about my Great, Great Uncle.

Name: david ridings <driding1@ci.tucson.az.us>
Date: 2002-04-30
Your names, areas, topics of research Ridings surname
Searching Civil War sites. Found 2 relatives. Peter F.Ridings
and Christian C. Redings (sic). This is an excellent site! Has a tremendous amount of resources. Good work!


Name: Penny <Dabeech13@aol.com>
Date: 2002-03-05
Your names, areas, topics of research Holston,Campbell,Alwes,Clossman
Favorite part of our site Surname index
The whole site is GREAT!!!I just wish that all of the Companys had web sites like yours it would make everything so much nicer.Thanks this is wonderful for all of us.

Name: Debbie <caverdjmoore@hotmail.com>
Date: 2001-10-06
As the Rootsweb Volunteer contact for the 99th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, I would like to congratulate you on your fine site. I hope to someday be able to emulate it, and hope that eventually there will be sites like this for all units who fought in the War Between the States. It is informative and very easy to navigate - I found you through the Rootsweb weekly e-letter.



Name: Eloise Jones <eloisetj@msn.com>
Date: 2001-10-05
Your names, areas, topics of research Lodge family in Ohio
Favorite part of our site it's easy
I found you on rootsweb.com. I am from MS.

Name: Nancy Woodyard <dwoodyar@elp.rr.com>
Date: 2001-10-04
Your names, areas, topics of research beginning with relatives who lived in Ohio or who passed through
Found you through a friend who is looking for the same thing.

Grew up in Mt. Gilead, Ohio; relatives in Guernsey and Hocking Counties.
Living in El Paso, Texas; thank goodness for computer searching.


Name: James A. McCafferty <jirma@aol.com>
Date: 2001-10-04
Your names, areas, topics of research 7th Ohio Volunteer Calvary
Great job. Would like to see a similar effort for the Co G, 7th Ohio Volunteer Calvary. My great grand father James McCafferty served three years. He had a horse fall on him. His wife obtained a pension after he died. They are buried in the Ratcliff Cemetery, Vinton County, Ohio.

I found you because someone on the Meigs County, Ohio site where we exchange information told about this site.

Congratulations. James A. McCafferty, Fort Washington, MD


Name: John Kangas <john.kangas@verizon.net>
Date: 2001-10-02
Your names, areas, topics of research To many surnames to list, mostly in Ohio!
Your website URL http://www.rootexinc.net/Ohio.html
Favorite part of our site I liked the whole site!
Great Site. Nice layout, well thought out. I would like to add a link to your page on my Ohio web site.

Name: Thomas J.Draus <tjdraus@mhtc.net>
Date: 2001-10-01
Your names, areas, topics of research Randolph, Stevens, Cook, of southeast Ohio
Favorite part of our site everything
OHMEIGS-L@rootsweb.com. I am from Wisconsin.

Name: Pat (Lowery) Bowers <patkb@ix.netcom.com>
Date: 2001-09-30
Your names, areas, topics of research Christopher Lowry, Pvt. in Capt. Cranston's Co. F
Favorite part of our site It is all very good!
I am the great granddaughter of Christopher Lowry. I wish I had a picture of Christopher to send you...but I do have his discharge hanging on my living room wall. My grandfather, Albert Lowery, and his two brothers, were sent to the Ohio Old Soldiers and Sailors Orphan's Home in Xenia, Ohio in 1893 after their father's (Christopher) death. Their mother, who was in ill health, was unable to take care of them. I will continue to check back to your site for new interests. Thank you.

Name: Julia Swanson Woods <jujuwoods@home.com>
Date: 2001-09-03
Your names, areas, topics of research Henry Clinton Swanson pvt 60th Ohio Volunteers
Favorite part of our site All of it!
I am the great grand daughter of Henry C Swanson who served in the 60th Ohio Volunteers. This site is most appreciated!! I would like to send in a biography for Henry C ..could you tell me how? Thanks

Name: lou smith <lhtims@erols.com>
Date: 2001-07-16
Your names, areas, topics of research Owen Delong, Co. D, 60th Ohio
Glad to see the 60th on-line. My ggrandpa, Owen delong,
enlisted in Mar '64, wounded Ny river near Spotsylvania, on 9 May '64, rec discharge May '65. Will send pertinent info in near future.
Have ou heard of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War?
They have 'camps' all over. We recently organized
Gen. George G Meade Camp #5, near Ft Meade MD.As commander,
I'm encouraging people to check SUVCW site out. Lots of
good info. Lou Smith


Name: Jennifer Volker <jlvolker2@home.com>
Date: 2001-06-29
Your names, areas, topics of research Ayers, 60th Ohio, Company I
Your website URL http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~volker/60thOhio.html
Favorite part of our site Biographies and Photos
Welcome to the home of the 60th Ohio Volunteer Infantry! We are always adding new info to this site. If you have anything related to the 60th Ohio that you would like to contribute, please let us know. We would love to provide a link to bios, photos, grave sites, family websites, etc. Hope you enjoy looking at the bios, photos, and rosters!!