Adams County History & Genealogy

Adams County, Ohio Military History

Civil War: Sixtieth O.V.I.

Company B

This company was organized at Gallipolis OH 28 Feb 1862, and served one year. It was mustered out 10 Nov 1862 on order from the War Department. Company B was organized in the northern edge of Adams County and the southern part of Highland County, with some men from Brown. The original captain was Phillip Rothrock; William O. Donohoo, first lieutenant; A. S. Hetherington, second lieutenant. The regiment participated in the following battles:

Strasburg VA 01-02 Jun 1862
Harrisburg VA 06 Jun 1862
Cross Keys VA 08 Jun 1862
Harper's Ferry VA 15 Sep 1862

The causalities of this company were as follows:

Charles Havens, private 05 Jun 1862 died in rebel prison
H. B. Higgins, private 30 Jun 1862 died of wounds received at Winchester VA
George W. Nelson, private 05 Dec 1862 died of disease
Joseph Nichols, private 02 Jul 1862 died of disease
George Reedy, private 01 Jun 1862 died of disease at New Creek VA
Thomas A. Thompson, private Sep 1862 died in battle of wounds at Harper's Ferry VA
William C. Waits, private 08 Jul 1862 died of disease
Stephen D. Paris, private captured at Winchester VA
Roselle Paris captured at Winchester VA
Peter E. Ridings 02 Jun 1862 died at Petersburg VA while a prisoner of war
Thomas A. Thompson died of wounds received at the battle of Harper's Ferry