Welcome to ourgrampascivilwar. My name is Bob Werner. This blog, launched in 2013, honors the men and boys of Ohio, primarily those of the 175th and 183rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiments who served their country in 1864-65. Born in Cleveland Ohio, I retired from Eaton Corp. in 1997. My wife Donna and I moved to warmer climates in our southern states. Instead of the golf career I thought I would have I got hooked on family history, a passion I have pursued in my retirement years. During my work on family two men and their families seemed to stand taller than the rest. The parallels in the lives of these two men, our great-grandfathers, are astounding and grew more so when we were led to the battlefield at Franklin, TN. It was there, on that very same field surrounding the Carter House, that I immediately knew that their story had to be told.
Donna and I have recently returned to our home, Northern Ohio to live. My blog focus will shift a little, concentrating more on our roots in Tuscarawas and Guernsey counties.
Visit often; share your names, stories, pictures and all things of interest to those of us who wish to honor the men of Ohio in the Civil War. Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
All photos are mine unless otherwise credited.
Header photo is of Stones River National Cemetery, Murfreesboro, TN