126th Ohio Infantry Regiment

Descendants Association


Soldier's Notes


William Bender served as a private in Company G of the 126th Ohio. He was wounded during the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House at the Bloody Angle. Given a medical discharge, he was a partial cripple for the rest of his life and died in 1912.

Private Samuel Wyler, Company E, served from 22 August 1862 until 26 August 1865. He was wounded at least one time and limped for the rest of his life. Samuel Wyler was from Ragersville (near Sugarcreek).

Lt. Colonel Thomas W. McKinnie mustered into the regiment on August 29, 1862 as a sergeant in Company H and was mustered out on June 25, 1865 at Washington, D.C.

Private Samuel Wilson, who served in Company K from August 20, 1862 until June 25, 1865 was from Perry County, Ohio.

Corporal James Cherry Townsend, Company C, was captured May 6, 1864 during the Battle of the Wilderness, and taken to Andersonville Prison, where he died September 28, 1864.

Private David Snyder, Company I, was wounded at the Wilderness and captured at Monocacy.

Corporal Milton Blickensderfer, Company E, was a recipient of the Medal of Honor.

Corporal Anthony Adams Romans enlisted on 14 Aug 1862 and was assigned as a private on 4 August 1862 to Company B of the 126th Ohio Infantry Regiment. He was promoted to corporal on 1 April 1865, mustered out on 25 June 1865, and later received a pension for severe lung disease. He died on 14 August, 1900.

Private Lewis Puckett, Company C, was born in Grayson County, Virginia, the son of Jacob Puckett and Sarah Marshall. Lewis came from a very large family and it is believed that at least eight of his brothers served in the Confederate Army. Lewis was the only son of Jacob Puckett who served in the Union Army. Lewis had moved north in the 1850's as he is found in Carroll County, Virginia in the 1850 census and in the Elizabeth Township, Lawrence County, Ohio 1860 census. He was drafted into the 126th Ohio and enrolled for service 13 May 1864 for a period of 3 years at Ironton, Lawrence County, Ohio, 11 Ohio District. His service record states that Lewis, having served honestly and faithfully with his company to the present date, was entitled to a discharge by reason of death. He died in Camden Street Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland on July 27th 1864. The record was given in duplicate, at camp in the fields, Virginia, the 27th day of July 1864 and signed by Lieut. H. J. Stonebrook. Lewis was buried in Loudon Park Cemetery His grave maker is incorrect as it shows him as Levi Pucket. An effort is underway to have the name on his grave marker corrected.

Private William Wallace Harper, Company K, was taken prisoner at The Battle of Monocacy and served the remainder of the Civil War as a Prisoner of War at Danville Prison, Danville, Virginia and as a survivor of Andersonville Prison, Georgia. He was born 26 October 1833 in Green County, Pennsylvania and died 2 September 1911, at Hilliard (Franklin County), Ohio and buried at Wesley Chapel Cemetery. His father, Captain William Harper, served in the War of 1812; his grandfather, Samuel Harper (II), served in the Revolutionary War; and his great grandfather, Samuel Harper (I), served in The French and Indian War.

Private Samuel Iden enlisted on August 22, 1862 in Company F commanded by Captain John W. Crooks. Private Iden kept a diary of time in service and recorded the fact that he saw Captain Crooks fall and noted in his diary. “Captain Hyatt was killed and left on the field. I saw him buried and marked the head board next morning.”

Private John L. Snyder, Company A, was born in 1840 at German Township, Harrison County, and enlisted on 22 August 1862. As he was becoming deaf, he was sent to General Washington Hospital, Judiciary Square, D.C. on 12 July 1864. Transferred to Veterans Reserve Corps on 1 January 1865 and mustered out on 25 June 1865, near Washington, D.C. John L. Snyder died in 1911 at Steubenville, Ohio.

Private Parson Garrison, Company C, enlisted June 14, 1864 at age forty-three.  He faught in the battle of Monocacy on July 9, 1864 and the Battle of Opequan, near Winchester, on September 19, 1864 and the Battle of Fisher hill, September 22, 1864.  He was captured on October 19th, 1864 at the Battle of Cedar Creek at which time he was sent to the Andersonville prison.  Private Garrison was released February 22, 1865 and mustered out May 29, 1865 at Columbus, Ohio.



The Remembrance Wall

At The National Museum Of The Civil War Soldier ...

Another Great Way To Honor The Memory Of Your American Soldier

click on this link



Return to 126th Ohio Infantry Home Page


Copyright 2009-2017. PetersburghBreakthrough.Org. Updated 02 August 2017