Adams County History & Genealogy

Adams County, Ohio Military History

Civil War: One Hundred Eighty-Second O.V.I.

Companies G, H and I

These three companies of this regiment were from Adams County. The regiment was organized 04 Aug-27 Oct 1864 to serve one year. William W. West, of Adams County, was major of the regiment. He entered the service 24 Oct 1864 and resigned 24 Jan 1865. Elijah D. Leedom was adjutant, mustered out with the regiment 07 Jul 1865. William H. Cooley, of Company G, was sergeant major and James W. Bunn was hospital steward.

Company G was mainly from the vicinity of Manchester. Alexander M. Land, captain; Thomas Mitchell, first lieutenant; Levi L. Conner second lieutenant. The regiment was sent to Nashville on 01 Nov 1864. It took part in the battle of Nashville and remained performing guard and provost duty until 07 Jul 1865 when it was mustered out.

James W. Bunn was a private in this company. There were only two persons out of the company who died: James C. Warren, 19 Feb 1865 at Nashville TN; and Nathan Holt 12 Feb 1865 at Nashville TN.

Company H was also from the vicinity of Manchester. John Shelton, captain; Henry Pence, first lieutenant; George W. Brittingham, second lieutenant. Dr. Robert W. Purdy was a private soldier of this company. Of Company H, Nelson Beam died 21 Jun 1865; Silas Cadwallader died 20 Oct 1864 at Nashville TN; Robert S. Little died 14 Apr 1865 at Nashville TN; and Jeremiah Tomlin died 09 Nov 1864 at his home in Adams County.

Company I had for its officers, William H. Shriver, captain; Elijah D. Leedom, first lieutenant; John K. Pollard, second lieutenant. There were no deaths in Company I during the service.

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