Muster Roll for the 115th Ohio Volunteer Infantry- Company K
"May the names of these men be etched on the scrolls of honor and valor for eternity."
Some of the names below could be slightly inaccurate do to the
translation and the poor handwriting on the original manuscript. A few remarks are also
appended to the soldiers name if the roll provided them.
And now it is my great honor to present to you the
Muster Roll for the 3 year enlistment of Captain William Ramsey's,
Company K of the One Hundred Fifteenth Regiment O.V.I.,
United States Army, Colonel Jackson A. Lucy, from the thirty first
day of December, 1862, when last mustered, to the twenty eighth day of
February, 1863 and the pay roll of the company, for the same time period.
The men were paid again on April 20, 1863. The paymaster was either Major Ballard or Reese
and the US Paymaster was David McCook(I am assuming this is the officer who sent the money
to Ballard and Reese to pay the men). The men were paid a total of 26 dollars for each
two month period of service.
When stationed at Lexington Barracks Ky. on February 28, 1863 this
assessment was made of the command:
Instruction- Good for the opportunity
Military appearance- Good
Arms- Civilian rifles Poor Class
Clothing- Good Condition
All men enrolled in the unit at either Massilon or Hanover, Ohio on individual dates under
either Campbell or Ramsey(save Captain Ramsey who
enrolled August 5th under Captain Dodd at Columbus and Noah Bushong who
enrolled at Dennison at an unknown date under Lt. Campbell.)For all the individual dates of
enrollment feel free to contact me.
All men were mustered into service at
Massilon on September 18th 1862 by A. E. Drake.(save Robert Hagar and Noah
Bushong who were mustered in at Maysville, Kentucky on October 3rd by Colonel J.A. Lucy.)
Both Lt. Thompson and Lt. Campbell had servants, and Campbell's servants name was John Gable.
1. William Ramsey
1. A. W. Thompson---1st Lt.
2. I. H. Campbell---2nd Lt.
1. Hugh McCugh---1st Sgt.
2. Taylor Temple---2nd Sgt.
3. William Lendesmith(unlegible)---3rd Sgt.
4. Geo. W. Kull---4th Sgt. Promoted from 8th Corporal December 1st
5. William Ickes---5th Sgt.
1. Josiah R. Earnest---1st Corporal
2. Cyrus J. McCurrley---2nd Corporal
3. Jno. W. Dearer---3rd Corporal
4. Joseph Smeltz---4th Corporal
5. William Smith---5th Corporal
6. Edward Shindler---6th Corporal Promoted from the ranks January 1st
7. Augustus Schoulder---7th Corporal
8. David Andrews---8th Corporal Promoted from the ranks January 1st
1. Jno. Everhart
2. Anthony Rish
1. John McNulty
1. Jas. L. Anderson
2. John K. Burt
3. Ferdinand Bolan
4. I. J. Brown
5. Samuel Brown
6. John Brown
7. Daniel Burt
8. George H. Bailie
9. Jno. Bender
10. Caleb Blifs
11. Noah Bushong---AWOL
12. Marvier(unlegible) Bendeler
13. Emanuel Custar
14. Joseph Crubaugh
15. A. Chamberlain
16. Bernard Dolan
17. Joseph Divil
18. John Donnelly
19. Elias Emmons
20. John Endly
21. Austin Endly
22. Cyramus(unlegible) Eicher(unlegible)
23. Jame Fines---In hospital at Camp Dennison
24. Thos. R. Fife
25. Wm. Gamble
26. John Gallatin
27. Alphaus Gran
28. Thos. J. Heckathorn
29. Thomas Herbert
30. Charles Hastings
31. Robert Hager---AWOL
32. Henry James
33. Robt. W. Johnson
34. Kay K. Kemble
35. David Kelly
36. Albert Knipper
37. Jas. W. Laughlin
38. Samuel J. Lecron
39. Jos. B. Lewis
40. Alex Milligan
41. Fredrick Molt
42. Don R. Milbourn(unlegible)
43. Silas Moore
44. Will S. McGuvenrr(unlegible)
45. John Miller
46. John Martin---Deserted
47. Oliver Franklin
48. Wm. Oswall
49. John Quinso
50. Samuel Rhodes
51. David Reeder
52. Alex Rutledge
53. Wm. Rhrodes
54. Patrick Rafferty
55. Richard Rhodes
56. Alva Richmond
57. Joseph Roose
58. John Stambaugh
59. Alcinus Sivaney
60. Marian Sinclair
61. Mathias Stephas
62. Wm. Stewart---In hospital at Camp Chase and not receiving pay
63. George Sultner
64. Jos. Shick
65. Rayal E. Sargeant
66. Levi Seaman
67. David Shanebrook---AWOL
68. Edward H. Scholder
69. Wm. H. Schaffer
70. (entire name unlegible)
71. Wm. R. Todd
From Frederick H. Dyer's Compendium
Organized at Camp Massillon, Ohio, and mustered in September 18, 1862.
Moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, September 27. Assigned to duty by detachments
as Provost Guard and guarding Forts, Arsenals, Store Houses and
Magazines at Camps Chase, Dennison, Ohio, Maysville, Covington and Newport, Ky.,
and Cincinnati, Ohio, till October, 1863. Ordered to Chattanooga,
Tenn., October 23, 1863; thence to Murfreesboro, Tenn. Attached to
Post of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland, to January, 1864.
2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 12th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland,
to April, 1864. Unassigned, 4th Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the
Cumberland, to July, 1864. 1st Brigade, Defences of Nashville &
Chattanooga Railroad, Dept. of the Cumberland, to March, 1865.
1st Brigade, 1st Sub-District, District of Middle Tennessee, Dept.
of the Cumberland, to June, 1865.
SERVICE.--Duty at Murfreesboro, Tenn., and along line of the Nashville
& Chattanooga Railroad, in Block Houses and at Bridges till June,
1865. Regiment was specially selected for this arduous duty because of
the great number of skilled mechanics and artisans in its ranks.
Skirmishes at Cripple Creek, Woodbury Pike, May 25, 1864 (Detachment).
Smyrna August 31, 1864. Block House No. 4 August 31, 1864. Company "B"
captured by Wheeler. Block House No. 5 (Co. "B"). Block House No. 2,
on Mill Creek, Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad, December 2-3. Block
House No. 1 December 3 (Detachment). Block House No. 3 December 3
(Detachment). Block House No. 4 December 4 (Detachment). Block House
No. 7 December 4 (Detachment). Siege of Murfreesboro December 5-12.
"The Cedars" December 5-7. Lavergne December 8. Duty along Nashville
& Chattanooga Railroad from Nashville to Tullahoma, Tenn., till June,
1865. Mustered out June 23, 1865.
Regiment lost during Service 1 Officer and 8 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 138 Enlisted men by disease. Total 151.