Sunday, February 23, 2014

Robert W. Long, 65th., Ohio Infantry.

Robert W. Long, Sergeant, 65th., Ohio Infantry, Co. D.  Age 21, Enlisted October 14, 1861, for 3 years.  Appointed Corporal November 26, 1861; Sergeant March 1, 1863; Captured September 20, 1863, at the battle of Chickamauga, Georgia; One of the survivors of the Sultana disaster; Mustered out May 25, 1865, at Columbus, Ohio, on expiration of term of service.


Don Toothman said...

Just saw this today, my G-GrandDad Samuel E. Shurtz served in the OHIO 65th Co. F Infantry, and also fought the Battle of Chickamauga on Sept 20, 1863, captured and sent to Anderson Prison...., I really wonder if 'Sam' and Mr. Long knew each other. Now, I'm beginning to wonder if G-GrandDad Samuel, was on the Sultana with Mr. Long. and also survived that terrible explosion? Maybe a passenger list, on that day?

Dennis Segelquist said...

Samuel may have known Mr. long but Samuel wasn't on the Sultana which explosion was on April 27, 1865. Samuel was mustered out two months later, on June 15, 1865.