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Warren County undoubtedly had many residents who had served in the local militia
during the various conflicts in the Northwest Territory including the defeat
of the armies led by General
Josiah Harmar in 1790 and by General
Arthur St. Clair in 1791 as well as the American victory at the Battle
of Fallen Timbers in 1794 which led to the 1795 Treaty
of Greenville. I do not know of any collection of the names of those who
served during this time period.
Please email any additional information or comments about your Warren County veteran
who served in any of the various Indian campaigns to
Charles Crane (1845-1911) - Civil
War & Indian Wars
Private, Co K 71st OVI - also Battery L, 2nd US Art.; Co F 4th US Cav;
Co B 6th US Cav & Co A 1st US VVI
- Service Record from American
Civil War Research Database by Historical Data Systems
Enlisted as an 18 year old Private on 26 Sep 1861
Mustered into Co K 71st OVI on 26 Sep 1861
Mustered into Co L. 2nd US Volunteer Cavalry on 19 Dec 1862
also had service in US Army 2nd LA Batty L
- Hardesty's Military History of Ohio,
Warren County Edition,
"Crane, Chas. co. K, 71st O. V. I.; bat. L, 2d U. S. Art.
and Hancock's vet. corps"
"Crane, Chas. in U. S. Cav. and Inf. service 1866 to 1878;
pro. corp.; lost left hand at Fort Sanders,
Wy. Ter. in 1878; dis. there. "
- US Army Register of Enlistments Volume
72 1871-1877, A-C, page 263 (familySearch
No. 982 Charles Crane enlisted 25 Nov 1872 at Cincinnati by Lieut.
Wheelen for 5 years
born Warren Co. Ohio age 27, teamster, gray eyes, dark hair, dark
complexion, 5' 10 1/4"
6th Cav Co B, 2' En.
Discharged 25 Nov 1877 at Camp Huachuca Mountains Arizona Territory
by Expiration of Service, Private, Character Good
- Pension Index Cards
Filed for pension on 19 Nov 1878 (Certificate #157698) for service
in Co K, 71st OVI (21 Sep 1861-19 Dec 1862), Battery L, 2nd US Art.;
Co F 4th US Cav; Co B 6th US Cav & Co A 1st US VVI
died 28 Jul 1911 at Defiance, Ohio
of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883 Volume III, Page
"Chas. Crane, South Lebanon PO, SC#157698, wound left hand,
$18.00 monthly pension beginning Mar. 1879"
- Ohio Death Certificate #37053 (1911) Charles
married white male
born 20 Apr 1845 in Ohio
died 28 Jul 1911 in Defiance, Defiance County, Ohio
buried 30 Jul 1911 in Riverside
- Rufus D. Hutchinson - Sergeant,
Company B, 7th U.S. Cavalry
- Medal of Honor Citation recorded at the U.
S. Army Centerof Military History and at the Ohio
- Rank and organization: Sergeant, Company B, 7th U.S. Cavalry.
Place and date: At Little Big Horn River, Mont., 25 June 1876.
Entered service at: Cincinnati, Ohio.
Birth: Butlerville, Ohio.
Date of issue: 5 October 1878.
Citation: Guarded and carried the wounded, brought water for
the same, and posted and directed the men in his charge under
galling fire from the enemy
- Calvin Sharp - 7th U.S.
- from Beers History of Warren County page 979,
"Calvin Sharp, killed
at the battle of Witchata River, in the Indian Territory, in 1866;
he belonged to the 7th U. S. C."