Thursday, May 28, 2015

Peter B. Cupp.

Peter B. Cupp.

Birth: Aug. 3, 1844, Ashland County, Ohio.
Death: Apr. 7, 1938, Van Wert, Van Wert County, Ohio.

Parent: Christian Cupp.

Wife: Edith M. Penn Cupp (1844 - 1932).

Children: Cute, Nellie, Clara B. Cupp Tirrill, Charles.

Note: Per cemetery book: "served in Civil War Army as a Pvt. in Co. H 15th Reg OVI 7 Sept. 1861-20 Sept. 1864"

Burial: Woodland Union Cemetery, Van Wert, Van Wert County, Ohio.

In the 1880's he either owned or worked in a Retail Furniture Store in Van Wert, by 1910 he was retired.

Ohio State Records.

Ohio Fifteenth Infantry, Co. H.

  Peter Cupp, Private; Age 18; Enlisted September 7, 1861, for 3 years; Captured at the battle of Stone River, Tennessee, December 31, 1862; Paroled February 27, 1863; Mustered out September 20, 1864.  

Official Records of the Fifteenth Ohio.

On the morning of June 18th, the Eebels having withdrawn, a party of three or four men advanced to reconnoiter, and picking up a couple of stragglers they were sent back in charge of Peter Cupp, a private of company H, who, in returning to the regiment, suddenly came upon a Eebel outpost which had been left by accident. Cupp announced the withdrawal to them and ordered them to stack their arms and surrender, which they did, and one captain, one lieutenant and sixteen men of the First Georgia Volunteers, were marched into our lines bv private Cupp. While in the vicinity the regiment was engaged in scouting and skirmishing, frequently capturing prisoners.

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