Thursday, March 24, 2011

Ohio & Pennsylvania soldiers & Photos.

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General William R. Creighton.

Birth: Jun., 1837.
Death: Nov. 27, 1863.
Burial: Woodland Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio.

Volunteer Civil War Officer.On April 17, 1861, Creighton recruited a company of infantry which became Co. A, 7th OVI. He was elected lieutenant and promoted to colonel on March 23, 1862 after admirable service at the Battle of Winchester, Va. After being severely wounded on August 9, 1862 he left the 7th OVI only to return to them in September 1862. On November 27, 1863, Creighton, in command of the 1st Brigade was ordered to assault Taylor's Ridge near Ringgold, Ga. The Brigade struggled and suffered severe casualties. Creighton, rallying his old regiment, now commanded by Lt. Col. Orrin Crane (Also from Cleveland, Ohio - See Orrin J. Crane), was shot through the heart, carried down and died 6 hours later. He had previously tried to retrieve the body of Lt. Col. Crane, who was shot near the top of the summit, but had been unsuccesful.Both Creighton's and Crane's remains were brought back to Cleveland where they lay in state at City Hall on December 7-8, 1863. Both were temporarily placed in the Bradburn Family Vault in Erie Street Cemetery. Thousands of Clevelanders lined the street for the funeral procession. In July of 1864 both were buried, side by side, in Woodland Cemetery.

Lieutenant Colonel William R. McIIwaine.
102nd Pennsylvania Infantry.
Mustered in August 15, 1861.
Promoted from Captain Company F, September 2, 1863; died June 6, of wounds received at Cold Harbor, Va., June 3, 1864

James H. Coleman.
102nd., Pennsylvania infantry.
Mustered in September 1, 1861.
Promoted from Captain, Company G to Major, September 10, 1864; commissioned Lt. Colonel, August 2, 1864, not mustered; killed at Cedar Creek, Va., October 19, 1864.

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