183rd Regiment Roll of Honor

 The following sources were used to assemble the following lists: Eric Jacobson & Richard Rupp, historian and authors of Baptism of Fire, Kraig McNutt, www.BattleofFranklin.wordpress.com, the website www.civilwarindex.com , The War of the Rebellion, a Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies published by the Secretary of War in 1894 (available at most libraries) and www.findagrave.com. These lists do not include the many men whose fate is not recorded in the regiment’s roster records and in unknown. Burial site information follows the lists.

During their year of service the 183rd Ohio Regiment suffered 177 casualties. Ninety-two (92) men died while in service of the regiment, twenty-nine (29) of them killed in action in the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee. Twenty-one (21) men were captured, all in service in Tennessee, and died in prison or on the way home, seven (7) of those aboard the Sultana. There is no doubt many more than the reported were wounded or suffered battle’s effects like hearing difficulties or deafness.

Regarding those buried at Stone’s River National Cemetery; almost all the men killed in action at Franklin were buried on the battlefield. After some time their remains were re-interred at Stone’s River, in the case of the 183rd in the Ohio Section. In the meantime, or over time, some men’s remains were claimed by family and taken to their homes for burial. Therefore, errors could exist in those listed. Stone’s River is in Murfreesboro, Tennessee just south of Nashville.

Respectfully submitted,

Bob Werner 2013

The following men were killed in action or died of disease, illness, accidents, or, as in the case of the Sultana, a catastrophic event. For men with an asterisk * more information can be found in the web-site www.findagrave.com

John Bahn was 29 years old, Co. H, captured at Franklin, where he was imprisoned has not been determined.  Died in the Sultana explosion.

*Ephraim O. Baker, Co. G, died of disease May 4, 1865 at Smithville, NC. Buried at Wilmington Nat’l Cemetery, NC.

W.J. Baumgardner (possibly N.J. Baumgardner), 30 years old, Co. K, was captured near Spring Hill, where he was imprisoned has not been determined.  Died in the Sultana explosion.

Charles Becker, Co. C, accidentally killed at Clifton, TN on January 15, 1865. Buried at Shiloh, TN

Josiah (Joseph) A. Belch was 18 years old when he enlisted in October 1864, Co. A., he died of disease on 2/6/65 at Nashville. Buried at Nashville National Cemetery, Gravesite: H-9441 (1).

*Henry Binkley Co. B, died at Fortress Monroe, VA., June 20, 1865. Buried at Hampton National Cemetery, VA. (Ed. Note – Henry was with the 99th Ohio and then the 50th Ohio before, during, and after Franklin and Nashville. In June of 1865 men from the 50th who had not completed their service were transferred to the 183rd  – including Henry. He was in the Hospital at Nashville during the time of the battles and on arrival in Washington D.C. with the 50th he was sent to the Ft. Monroe hospital)

*Isaac Briggs, 27 years old, Co., A., enlisted in September 1864; killed in action at Franklin November 30, 1864. Buried at Stone’s River National Cemetery.

*George Broffman, Co. I, drowned in the Miami River Nov. 17, 1864, was interred at Camp Dennison grave 306, later removed to Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati Sec. 21, Lot C.

John Brown, 22 years old, Co. E, reported missing at Franklin, likely captured and died of disease aboard a hospital steamer R.C. Wood on 4/1/65. Buried at Vicksburg National Cemetery, Section L, Grave 6261

*Joshua Brown, Co. E, roster record reads that he died May 22, 1865 in Troy, NY and was sent home for burial. He is buried at the Lee Cemetery, Hancock County, Ohio.

*George Burnett, 25 years old, Co., F., enlisted in October 1864; killed in action at Franklin November 30, 1864. Buried at Stone’s River National Cemetery.

John Bursoff, Co. H, died July 7, 1865 at Salisbury, NC and records indicate that he is interred there.

John Calahan, 22 years old, Co. D, reported missing at Franklin and presumed killed in action

*Mervin Clark, 17 years old when enlisted in June 1861, Field & Staff (Lt. Col.); killed in action while leading his men in battle at Franklin November 30, 1864. Buried in Tennessee, exhumed and re-interred in Cleveland, Ohio in 1866 at Woodland Cemetery, Lot 26, Sec. 12.

*Noah Colcher, 32 years old. Co. F, when enlisted in September 1864; killed in action at Franklin November 30, 1864. Buried at Stone’s River National Cemetery.

James Collins, 18 years old, Co. A, reported missing at Franklin and presumed killed in action.

Samuel Culp (age 24 in 1864), Co. K, died in prison at Columbia, AL 2/28/65. Buried at Marietta National Cemetery, Section K, Grave 3403

Levi Daman, Co. E, had transferred in from the 103rd Ohio, Co. I on June 12, 1865, died at home in Madison County, Ohio July 15, 1865

Jonathon Davis, Co. A, died Jan. 28, 1865 at Louisville, KY and is buried there at Cave Hill Cemetery.

*James Dobie, Co. A, died Jan. 22, 1865 at Camp Dennison and buried there. Later removed to Spring Grove Cemetery (Cincinnati) Sec. 21 Lot C.

James Dockery (Dockroy), Co. F, died June 2, 1865 at Cincinnati and is interred at Spring Grove Cemetery there.

Cpl. William A. Donely (Donnelly in 1850 census, also could be Doniley), 22 years old, Co. K, reported missing at Franklin and presumed killed in action.

Charles Durck, 38 years old, Co. E, reported missing at Franklin. Died of disease at Jefferson Barracks 5/26/65 and interred there.

Erastas Fairman, 18 years old, Co. K, reported missing at Franklin and presumed killed in action.

John A. Finn Co. ,B died Nov. 20, 1864, accidentally drowned in the Ohio River while en-route to regiment.

Lawrence Fitzgerald, 43 years old, Co. A, reported missing at Franklin and presumed killed in action.

Marion Folts (age 43) Co. D, died at Andersonville 3/15/65. Buried in Andersonville National Cemetery. Grave #12781.

Charles R. Ford, 19 years old, Co. A, reported missing at Franklin and presumed killed in action.

Charles R. Ford, 39 years old when enlisted in September 1864, Co. A. killed in action at Franklin November 30, 1864

*John Friday (Freitag) (age 40), Co. H, died as a pardoned prisoner aboard hospital steamer R.C. Wood. Buried at Jefferson Barracks Cemetery section 45, grave 105.

*August Friedeking, 43 years old when enlisted in September 1864, Co. B, was wounded and captured at Franklin, later rescued at Columbia, however died there on January 14, 1865. Buried at Stone’s River National Cemetery.

Frederick Fries (age 39)  Co. E, died July 11, 1865 at Salisbury, NC

John Getterman (Gutterman, others), 19 years old, Co. F, reported missing, but possibly captured at Franklin. Service records state that he perished in the Sultana explosion. The spelling of his name is inconsistent at best among various sources.

*Francis J. Gossard, 26 years old when enlisted in September 1864, Co. A, killed in action at Franklin November 30, 1864. Buried at Stone’s River National Cemetery.

*Philip Gossard, 41 years old when enlisted in September 1864, Co. A, Buried at Stone’s River National Cemetery.

John Gunther was 18 years old, Co. E, musician, captured at Franklin and imprisoned at Cahaba. Died in the Sultana explosion.

*William M. Hauer was 18 years old when he enlisted in September 1864, Co. C, he died of disease on 1/22/65 at Nashville. Buried at Nashville National Cemetery. Gravesite: H-9465 (1).

*Ferdinand Herancourt (records also shown as Herencourt) was 22 years old when he enlisted in November 1864, Co.I, wounded at Franklin while carrying the colors, died in Cincinnati Jan. 6, 1865 and is interred at Spring Grove Cemetery there, Plot Garden LN, Sec. 49, Lot 181SE

Michael Heschong, Co. H, fell overboard from Steamer Jan. 19, 1865 and drowned.

George Hill (age 20 in 1864), Co. I, died at Andersonville. Eric Jacobson was unable to confirm this. Instead he notes that regimental records say he was wounded at Franklin and taken to a Nashville hospital – he likely died there.

George W. Himes, Co. K, died April 3, 1865 at Lexington, KY and is interred in section E, grave 2726. Records do not give a location.

*Isaac Holt, Co. A, died Jan. 29, 1865 at Camp Dennison, buried at Fultz Cemetery, Jumbo, Hardin County, Ohio

*Jeremiah Houser was just 18 years old when he enlisted in October 1864, Co. G, he died of disease on 1/10/65 at Nashville. Buried at Nashville National Cemetery, Gravesite: E-2726 (1).

Joseph Hunt (age 27 in 1864), Co. G, died on 1/15/65 en-route from Corinth, MS to Andersonville.

*Thomas Irwin, Co. A, died of disease Feb. 25, 1865 at Washington D.C., buried at Arlington Cemetery Sec 13 Site 6100.

*James M. Jenkins, Co. A Corporal, died Jun. 3, 1865 at Salisbury Nat’l Cemetery, NC Sec. 2 Site 142.

*Samuel M. Jones, Co. A, died of disease January 15, 1865 at Columbia, TN, Interred at Stone River Cemetery.

*Christian Junkert, Co. C, died Mar. 28, 1865 at Wilmington, interred at Wilmington Nat’l Cemetery, Sec. 1 Site 640.

Herman Kabisius, Co. I, died Nov. 19, 1864, fell overboard from the Steamer Prima Donna and drowned in the Ohio River

Joseph Karch (age 44 in 1864), Co. B, was wounded and captured at Franklin. He died on 3/20/65 in the camp hospital at Andersonville. Buried in Andersonville National Cemetery. Grave #12802.

Eldridge Kennard, Co. K, died Jan. 27, 1865 at Camp Dennison, Ohio

*Henry C. Koogle, Co. G  2nd Lieut., died of disease June 27, 1865 at Salisbury, N.C. Buried at Salisbury National Cemetery Sec. 2 Site 132.

*Jacob Korn, Co. H Sgt., killed in battle at Nashville Dec. 15, 1864, interred at Nashville Nat’l Cemetery Sec.E, Grave #2533 (1).

*Henry Lambert (Lambar) in the 1860 census & roster records), was 29 years old when enlisted in October 1864, Co. D, killed in action at Franklin November 30, 1864. Buried at Stone’s River National Cemetery.

John Lambur was just 16 years old when he enlisted in August 1864, Co. E, severe wound in left arm (amputated); died 12/8/64 in Nashville.

George W. Lease, Co. A, died Jan. 29, 1865 at Camp Dennison, Ohio.

Joseph S. Lee was 25 years old when he enlisted in September 1864, Co. A, he died of disease on 1/16/65 at Nashville. Records indicate that he is buried at Nashville National Cemetery, Gravesite: G-8301. However, a visit there finds that the Lee interred at that site died in Jan. 1864 so it appears Joseph’s burial is in the unknown soldiers sections there or is unknown all-together.

Andrew Leyman, Hospital Steward, died Mar.29, 1865 at Kingston, NC, buried at Newbern, NC.

*Robert C. List, Co. K, died of disease Feb. 14, 1865 at Washington, D.C., interred at Arlington Cemetery Sec. 13, Site 8617.

Christian Jacob Loewe, Co. B, died July 12, 1865 at Salisbury, NC.

Isaac McFarland, 16 years old, Co. K, reported missing at Franklin and presumed killed in action.

John H. Meeds (records also show Meade), 23 years old, Co. K, reported missing at Franklin and presumed killed in action.

*Joseph Meyer was 23 years old when he enlisted in October 1864, Co. B, died of wounds on 12/6/64 at “Joe Holt Hospital” in Jeffersonville, Indiana. Buried at New Albany National Cemetery, Indiana, Gravesite B-86 (Plot 339).

Isaac Mollencup (also could be Mollencupf, Mollenkoft in 1860 census), about 33 years old, Co. G, reported missing at Franklin and presumed killed in action.

*Jackson Morehart, Co. A, died May 16, 1865 at Salisbury, NC. Buried at Salisbury National sE. 22 Site 138.

Robert Mulholland (age 23 in 1864), Co. B, died on 3/2/65 at Andersonville. Buried in Andersonville National Cemetery. Grave #12717.

Charles Nichols, age 41, Co. K Captain, died Jan. 15, 1865 at Clifton, TN.

Michael O’Brien (O’Bryan in the 1860 census) (age 42 in 1864), Co. G, died in prison 1/12/65 at Tupelo, MS. Buried at Corinth National Cemetery (MS).

Thomas Oliver was 18 years old, Co. K, captured at Franklin and imprisoned at Andersonville. Died in the Sultana explosion.

Edward O’Neil, Co. D, mustered out with company July 17, 1865, died July 22, 1865, interred at Raleigh, NC, Gravesite #22 in section 4.

*George W. Payler – see Taylor

John Posutian (age 43 in 1864), Co. F, died on 1/29/65 at Andersonville. Buried in Andersonville National Cemetery. Grave #12551.

*Benjamin D. Prather, Co. D Cpl., wounded at Nashville De. 15, 1864, died at Nashville Dec. 28, 1864, buried at Nashville Nat’l Cemetery, sec F, gravesite #3744 (1).

*Joseph Reed, Co. A, died Feb.10, 1865 at Camp Dennison, Ohio. Buried at Huntsville Cemetery, Logan County, Ohio.

*Allen B. Reeder, Co. G Sgt., died July 18, 1865 at Smithland, KY (near Paducah), interred at Cave Hill Nat’l Cemetery in Louisville, sec. C, row 3, grave 86 (Plot 2686).

*Daniel Rieser (Risser) was 36 years old when he enlisted in October 1864, Co. B, killed in action at Franklin November 30, 1864. Buried at Stone’s River National Cemetery.

Adam Schneider (Adam Snyder)  the 1860 census and also Adam Snider elsewhere) was 44 years old, Co. C, captured at Franklin and imprisoned at Cahaba. Died in the Sultana explosion.

Thomas F. Sessler, Co. A, died Feb. 5, 1865 at Camp Dennison, Ohio

*William Sheldon (Shelden in 1850 census) was 28 years old when he enlisted in September 1864, Co.A, died on 12/08/64 at Nashville, buried at Nashville National Cemetery, Gravesite: G-8068 (1).

Ignaz Stoeser, Co. B, died April 27, 1865 at McDongall Hospital New York Harbor, interred in Cypress Hill Cemetery, Long Island, NY.

Freeman Stokes was just 16 years old when he enlisted in September 1864, Co. F, killed in action at Franklin November 30, 1864. Buried at Stone’s River, reinterred at Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati, Ohio.

*Lorencz (Lorence) Stork (could also be Storck) was 40 years old when he enlisted in October 1864, Co. H, died January 7, 1865 at Nashville, buried at Nashville National Cemetery, Gravesite: G-8334 (1).

*Samuel Strawbridge (age 25 in 1864), Co. K, died in prison 3/11/65 at Cahaba, AL. Buried at Marietta National Cemetery. Gravesite: L-379 (3628)

Alexander Sutherland (age 43 in 1864), Co. A, died on 1/8/65 at Andersonville. May be buried in Andersonville National Cemetery, but not in a marked site.

*George W. Taylor (Paylor, Payler), Co. E, listed as Taylor on the roster and is said to have died at Franklin. He really George W. Payler and he did not die as records seem to have indicated (this is left this on this Roll to make clear the new and correct information). Died Feb. 8, 1912, buried at Dayton National Cemetery Plot 1,1,21

Lewis Trickler, Co. D, died Nov. 27, 1864 at Cincinnati, Ohio, interred at Spring Grove Cemetery.

*Abraham Walker was 33 years old when he enlisted in October 1864, Co. K, killed in action at Franklin November 30, 1864, buried at Stone’s River National Cemetery.

*Henry Walters, Co. K, died July 16, 1865 at Greensboro, NC, interred at Raleigh Nat’l Cemetery, NC, Plot 4, 31

*James Walters, Co. A, died June  8, 1865 at Davids Island’s De Camp Army Hospital in New York Harbor,  interred at Cypress Hill National Cemetery, Plot 2964.

George Weich (age 30), Co. H, died 4/5/65 at McPherson Hospital in Vicksburg, Mississippi.

*John J. Wiley (John Willey in 1860 census) was 29 years old when he enlisted in August 1864, Co. A, promoted to Corporal, Died of wounds 12/25/64 at Franklin, buried at Stone’s River National Cemetery.

*Christian Wolf was 42 years old when he enlisted in October 1864, Co. B, killed at Franklin, buried at Stone’s River National Cemetery.

*John Wonderlich was 33 years old when he enlisted in October 1864, Co. C, killed in action at Franklin November 30, 1864, buried at Stone’s River National Cemetery.

Gustav Zehfuss was 30 years old, Co. H, captured at Franklin and imprisoned at Cahaba. Died in the Sultana explosion.

Note (1) see this site’s photos section – photos taken Jan. 2012

The following men wounded, taken prisoner or missing in action

Christian Annis, Co. E, wounded at Franklin

Jacob Ash, Co. K, wounded at Franklin

Christopher Balke, Co. C, wounded at Franklin

Jonathon W. Ball, Co. H, captured at Franklin, imprisoned at Andersonville

Samuel Bedwell (Bidwell), Co. K, wounded at Franklin

Henry Bender, Co. G, wounded & captured at Franklin, imprisoned at Andersonville

Henry Bowman, Co. H, wounded at Nashville

Martin Brady (Brede), Co. B, captured at Franklin, imprisoned at Andersonville

William Brenninger, Co. I, wounded at Franklin

Charles Caddy, Co. E, captured at Franklin, imprisoned at Andersonville

John Calabau, Co. D, missing in action at Franklin

Joseph P. Carpenter, Co. G, wounded at Franklin

Peter Christman, Co. H, captured at Franklin, imprisoned at Cahaba

James Collins, Co. A, missing in action at Franklin

Michael Conrad, Co. C, captured at Franklin, imprisoned, and survived the Sultana Explosion

Elijah Denise, Co. B, captured at Franklin (captured when he was with the 50th OVI, Co. B, returned to his unit, then transferred to the 183rd in June of 1865 at Salisbury, NC)

George Dunlap, Co. F, wounded at Franklin

John Eschbach, Co. H, wounded at Nashville

James Evens, Co. G, wounded at Franklin

Lawrence Fitzgerald, Co. D, missing in action at Franklin

George W. Frazier, Co. G, captured Nov. 29, imprisoned at Andersonville

Martin Frommer, Co. H, captured at Franklin, imprisoned at Andersonville

Gottlieb Ganzenmiller, Co. B, captured at Franklin, returned later to his unit

John M. Harnish, Co. B, wounded & captured at Franklin, imprisoned at Andersonville

Morris C. Hatfield, Co. G, wounded at Franklin

Frank Haven, Co. D, captured at Franklin, rescued at Columbia, TN

Joseph Heltman (Heldman), Co. B, wounded & captured at Franklin, imprisoned at Andersonville

Samuel Hemphill, Co. A, wounded at Franklin

James Herd, Co. A, captured at Franklin, imprisoned at Andersonville

Conrad Heym, Co. B, wounded at Franklin

William Hill, Co. K, wounded at Franklin

William H. Jackson, Co. H, wounded at Franklin

Samuel D. Jacobs, Co. H, captured at Franklin, imprisoned at Andersonville

Clemens Joss, Co. B, wounded at Franklin

Patrick Kanady, Co. D, captured at Franklin, imprisoned at Andersonville

Franklin L. Keiser, Co. K, wounded at Franklin

Frederick Kleemeir, Co. D, wounded at Franklin

Joseph Kramer, Bo. B, wounded at Franklin

Mathew Lehnhoff, Co. B, captured at Franklin, imprisoned at Andersonville

William H. Lease, Co. A, wounded at Franklin

Joseph Lickleitner, Co. H, captured at Franklin, imprisoned at Andersonville

John Lillis, Co. D, captured at Spring Hill, imprisoned at Andersonville

John Loyd, Co. K, wounded at Franklin

David Miller, Co. F, wounded at Franklin

Joseph Miller, Co. D, captured at Franklin, imprisoned, and survived the Sultana Explosion

Darius Minier, Co. G, captured at Franklin, imprisoned, and survived the Sultana Explosion

Adoniram Monroe, Co. A, wounded at Franklin

Francis Morris, Co. F, wounded at Franklin

John Neabrey (Nabray), Co. H, captured at Spring Hill, imprisoned at Cahaba

William Neun, Co. B, wounded and missing in action at Franklin

Joseph Pianzer, Co. E, wounded at Franklin

George Rahm, Co. E, captured at Franklin, imprisoned at Andersonville

Frank Richter, Co. B, discharged Jan. 1865 due to disability

John Ridiman, Co. E, wounded at Franklin

Hugh Rogers, Co. G, captured at Franklin, imprisoned at Andersonville

Peter Roland, Co. C, captured at Franklin, imprisoned, and survived the Sultana Explosion

William Schweitzer, Co. B, wounded at Franklin

Adam Smith, Co. H, wounded at Franklin

Edward Smith, Co. H, wounded at Franklin

Joseph Sommers (Sommer), Co. H, captured at Spring Hill, imprisoned at Andersonville (roster reads captured at Franklin, however he was listed as absent without leave at Franklin, so likely Spring Hill is correct)

Frank Sokup, Co. B, captured at Franklin, imprisoned at Andersonville

Martin Staley, Co. I, captured at Franklin, imprisoned at Andersonville

Joseph Thompson, Co. G, wounded at Franklin

William Thompson, Co. F, wounded at Franklin

Benjamin Underwood, Co. A, wounded at Franklin

Harry Van Bergen, Co. D, wounded at Franklin

William Vogel, Co. B, captured at Franklin, imprisoned at Andersonville

Joseph Wagner, Co. B, wounded at Franklin

Charles Weiskettle, Co. D, wounded at Franklin

Commodore P. Weaton, Co. G, wounded at Franklin

Jacob White, Co. C, captured at Franklin, imprisoned at Andersonville

George W. Williams, Co, A, wounded at Franklin

Thomas Williams, Co. G, wounded at Franklin

Adam Zoller, Co. H, wounded at Franklin, discharged 6/27/65 at Jefferson Barracks, MO

Burial Site Information

St. Louis burials are at the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery which began as the Jefferson Barracks Military Post Cemetery

Nashville some burials are at the Nashville National Cemetery and are noted. The original interments were transferred there from veteran hospital cemeteries around the region, as well as battlefield cemeteries. Other burials are at unknown locations.

Stone’s River burials are in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

New Albany burials are at the New Albany (Indiana) National Cemetery. Many of the initial interments were also transferred from nearby military hospital cemeteries

Andersonville, GA or many of the other Southern cities and towns listed are the places Confederate Prisons were located. Burials are on, or near, those sites

Steamer Sultana The SS Sultana was a Mississippi River steamboat paddle-wheeler that exploded on April 27, 1865 in the greatest Maritime disaster in U.S. history. An estimated 1600 of the roughly 2000 passengers aboard were killed when three of the ship’s boilers exploded and the ship sank near Memphis, Tennessee. Most of the passengers were Union soldiers, chiefly from Ohio, and were just released from Confederate prison camps like Andersonville.

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