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Washington And Union Township Participants In The Civil War
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Warren County Local History by Dallas Bogan

Washington And Union Township Participants In The Civil War

Dallas Bogan on 27 August 2004
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JOHN M. PENQUITE was the son of Stephen and Margaret Jackson Penquite who were married in Upperville, Va. He was the grandson of William Penquite, who was born in 1756. Stephen came to Washington Twp. in 1837.
Our subject, John M., enlisted in Dec, 1863, in Co. K, 2nd Ohio Heavy Artillery Battalion, and was honorably discharged August, 1865; his brothers Joseph J. and Warren D. were also soldiers in the rebellion.

BAYLIS N. SETTLEMYRE was the son of William and Ann Wilkerson Settlemyre; was born June 23, 1843. His father came to this county in 1806.
On Aug. 23, 1862, our subject enlisted in Co. A, 79th O.V.I., and served under Gen. Sherman, and participated in the battles of Resaca and Peach Tree Creek, and other minor engagements, numbering thirteen in all; he accompanied Gen. Sherman on his noted "march to the sea," and was honorably discharged at Washington D.C., June 9, 1865. He then returned home, and on Feb. 28, 1866, he was united in marriage to Mary M. Wilkerson, a daughter of James H. and Sarah Wilkerson.

WILLIAM J. SHERWOOD was the son of Jonathon and Elizabeth Sherwood. He was born in Washington Twp., Nov. 22, 1845.
Working as a clerk for his brother, Frank Sherwood, in Freeport (Oregonia), until 1864, our subject was to espouse the call of the Union and enlisted in Co. H, 146th Regimental Battalion, O.N.G., the 100 days service. He received an honorable discharge at Camp Dennison, (Milford) Ohio, August, 1864.
He was married May 19, 1872 to Miss Maggie E. Murray, who was born in Washington Twp.

BARKLEY VANDOREN was born in this county, Oct. 9, 1830; was the son of William and Athalina Vandoren.
Our subject was married Feb. 11, 1857 to Mary E., daughter of William and Jane Penquite.
He followed farming until May 1864, when he enlisted in Company G, 146th O.N.G. He served honorably until Sept. 1864, when he was discharged.

GEORGE VANDOREN was the brother of Barkley Vandoren; was born in this township, Aug. 31, 1842. He lived on his father's farm until Aug. 16, 1863, when he enlisted as a soldier in Company D, 2nd Ohio Heavy Artillery Battalion. He served in the Army of the Cumberland until August, 1865, when he received his honorable discharge; he returned home and was married March 15, 1866, to Lizzie Vandervoort.


J.T. COCHRAN was born in Turtle Creek Twp, in 1832, and was a son of James and Mary Cochran, his father a native of Pennsylvania, his mother a native of the state of Ohio. Our subject married, in 1858, Mary E., daughter of David Fox.
In 1861, he enlisted in Co. F, 35th O.V.I.; was soon after transferred to the front in the Army of the Cumberland. He participated in the battles of Chicamaugua, Missionary Ridge, Perryville, Ky., and a number of lesser engagements, served his full time and was honorably discharged in 1864.
Upon his return home, he engaged in the grocery business, and soon after went to Lebanon, where he kept the Lebanon Hotel in 1871 and 1872, and it was during that time the Honorable C.L. Vallandigham met with the accident that caused his death.

WILLIAM J. DILATUSH was born in New Jersey, Oct 30, 1837, and was a son of Nicholas Dilatush; he was but a child when his parents came to Ohio. During the war, our subject was a member of the "State Guards" and participated in the chase after John Hunt Morgan of "Morgan's Raiders" fame.
He married, Jan 22, 1880, to Susan, daughter of Timothy Perrine, of Warren County.

JOHN E. DUNHAM was born in Union Twp. in the year 1841, He was a son of Thomas G. Dunham, a pioneer, who was born in Warren County, July 4, 1810. Our subject was a grandson of Edward and Elizabeth Gibbs Dunham, natives of New Jersey.
John E., in 1861, enlisted in Co. F, 60th O.V.I., for one year; served his time, and was honorably discharged. He was taken prisoner at Harper's Ferry, September, 1862, and was immediately paroled. He was in the engagement at Cross Keys, Va., and numerous smaller engagements.
He married March 13, 1864 , to Letita, daughter of James Jameson of Warren County.

JOHN HACKETT was born near Goshen, in Warren County, in 1837; he was the son of Samuel Hackett, a native of New Jersey, who settled in New Jersey, previous to the birth of our subject.
In 1861, he enlisted in Co. A, 12th O.V.I., which was raised for the three months service. Mr. Hackett was the first man from Harlan Township to enroll his name after the expiration of his enlisted time; he reenlisted for three years; he did service in the Middle Department of the Army, and was in the battles of Scarry Creek, Antietam, Second Bull Run and others of equal importance. At Antietam he was wounded in the left hand, and received scratches on his right hand and leg. He was discharged July 11, 1864, having served over three years.
He married Mary Wager of South Lebanon in 1868.

WILLIAM F. HOPKINS was the son of David J. Hopkins; was the grandson of James Hopkins, a pioneer of this county.
David J. was married to Tarcilla, daughter of Capt. William Snook.
Our subject was a member of the 35th O.V.I. for three years, and was slightly wounded in the battle of Chicamaugua; was honorably discharged, and in 1865 enlisted in the 8th Reg., O.V.I., and belonged to Gen. Hancock's Corps, in which he served until his death, which occurred in Washington City, Feb. 14, 1866, aged 24 years.

JAMES N., DAVID S., and GARRETT PERRINE were sons of James and Ann Applegate Perrine.
James N. enlisted in the 69th O.V.I., and served faithfully until discharged.
David S. enlisted in the 79th O.V.I., and was mortally wounded at Peach Tree Creek, died at Chattanooga, and was buried in the National Cemetery at that place.
Garrett enlisted in the 2nd Colorado Volunteer Infantry, serving three years; he was discharged because of sickness.

JOHN and JOSEPH C. PERRINE were the sons of James and Elizabeth Davis (second marriage for James Perrine).
John Perrine was born Feb 15, 1827. He served for three years as wagoner in Company A. 35th O.V.I., was captured at Anderson's Pass, Tenn., by Wheeler's Cavalry, Oct. 2, 1863, and taken to McMinville, where he made his escape by traveling after night by the light of the moon, and on the fifth day after capture, reached the camp of the Union army.
Joseph C. enlisted Aug. 20, 1861, in Company A, 35th O.V.I., died at Chattanooga July 3, 1864, and was buried in the National Cemetery at that place.

JOHN THOMPSON was the son of Moses and Elizabeth Whitehead Thompson, who were married in 1844. John was one of eight children.
Our subject was a member of Company B, 79th O.V.I; he died in Gallatin Tenn., Feb. 9, 1863.

JAMES S. TOTTEN was born at Deerfield (South Lebanon), Warren County, Ohio, June 4, 1821.
James was married on Oct. 28, 1840 , to Miss Sarah Shuets of Warren County.
Among the many offices Mr. Totten held was Paymaster of the 1st Rifle regiment, 2nd Brigade, 19th Division, O.M., commanded by Gen. Benjamin Baldwin. In 1861, he was appointed by the Governor of Ohio, and served on the Military Committee as its chairman during the rebellion. In September, 1862, he received a certificate from Charles W. Hill, Adjutant General of Ohio, for gallant conduct. In 1864, he was appointed First Lieutenant and Quarter- master of the 13th O.V.I.

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