Adams County, Ohio Military History
Civil War: One Hundred Seventy-Second O.V.I.
This was the highest numbered regiment of the hundred days troops. It was organized at Gallipolis OH 14 May 1864. It had soldiers in it from Guernsey, Brown, Adams and Jackson Counties. It performed guard duty at Gallipolis OH during its whole term of service. It was mustered out 03 Sep 1864. Company G was from Adams County: Samuel Laird, captain; Robert P. McClure, first lieutenant; William A. Blair, second lieutenant. William P. Breckenridge was a sergeant in this company. There were two members of this company died in service: James H. Elliott, 12 Jul 1864 at Gallipolis, and William Smith, 25 Aug 1864, at Gallipolis.
From A HISTORY OF ADAMS COUNTY, OHIO
from its earliest settlement to the present time including character sketches of the prominent persons identified with the first century of the county's growth and containing numerous engravings and illustrations
Nelson W. Evans and Emmons B. Stivers [1900, West Union OH]