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My maternal grandfather's own maternal grandfather was Russel Bethel who enlisted in the 78th Ohio as private and was promoted a number of times and by the end of the war was ranked as 1st Lieutenant. In the Battle of Atlanta, after previous standard bearers were killed, Bethel took up the flag and pressed on in the thick of fiercest fighting. For his courage and bravery, he was awarded the gold medal by the Army of the Tennessee.

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Added: August 9, 2013
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As a child, I remember my mother always attending meetings of the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War. She marched in parades, wore banners and ribbons on her dress, and sometimes traveled to Columbus or Cleveland for a gathering. I was too young to really ask questions or know what it was all about, but I do remember her talking about her grandpa being with Sherman in the March to the Sea. She also was interested in visiting Civil War battlefields and I was fortunate to have been to most east of the Mississippi before ending up in Gettysburg, PA as a freshman at Gettysburg College.
Now I live with my husband and children in Gettysburg immersed in everything Civil War. As we approach the 150th Anniversary of the Battle, my church The Memorial Church of the Prince of Peace Episcopal is also celebrating our 125th of the laying of our cornerstone as the only church built as a memorial to the Battle of Gettysburg. We are compiling a booklet of members relatives who fought in the Civil War and, finally, I am looking for definite information about my great-grandfather, Michael Hetsler, who fought with the Ohio 78th Regiment.
I have learned quite a bit about the regiment through your website and others, but I cannot find the exact dates of HIS service with the 78th. Can anyone help me?

Admin reply: Thanks, Shirley, for your post on 78ohio.org. I apologize for the delay in getting back to you, but I've been doing major updates to the site, and I've gotten a little behind. If you'll reply to this message, I'll try to look up and find any additional information on your ancestor that I can. -- Carl J. Denbow, 78ohio.org webmaster.


Added: March 25, 2013
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I grew up Crooksville. John A. Young is my grandmother's grandfather and he served the entire time of the 78th OVI action. I've acquired his military service records. He's buried @ Crooksville Cemetery.

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I am, also, the second great grand daughter of Jacob Withers of Muskingum County, Ohio. He left a wife and six children behind to serve with the 78th and is buried in Cairo, Illinois. Suzanne Withers Driscoll (also on this site) is my first cousin

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I am the second great grand daughter of Jacob Withers of Muskingum County, Ohio. He left a wife and six children behind to serve with the 78th and is buried in Cairo, Illinois.

Added: May 29, 2012
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I really like this site. Though my interest is the 30th IL Inf, the 78th OH and the 30th IL were brigaded together for much of the war and even when not in the same brigade they were in the same division.I appreciate diaries from the civil war and if they can connect to the 30th IL, all the better! The writings from the soldiers gives a understanding what the soldiers went through. Maybe not directly for every specific event but at least the weather affecting the soldiers were pretty much the same for all. After one reads many books about the civil war it gets to be the same thing over and over but a personal record is new goldmines from a personal view. These jottings are priceless is refreshing to see these soldier's entries available for folks like myself to enjoy.
The 78th OH & 30th IL had a respect for each other not often found between different states. It is in this spirit I give HUZZAH! HUZZAH! HUZZAH! to Carl and this website. Well done!


Added: May 16, 2012
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It appears that Capt. Andrew McDaniel was my g-g-g grandfather. I have found his grave. Memorial 46990013 in the find a grave web site. I have just found this out and do not know anything else. If anyone has any further information please drop me a line.

Added: May 5, 2012
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Lemuel G. Dover was my Great Great Grandfather...if anybody has additional information or photos of him, can you please share with me?

Thank You...


Added: May 2, 2012
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Robert Roland (Rowland) served with the 78th as a replacement/drafted soldier 1864-65. He is my 2nd great grandfather. I have a picture of his grave marker with and inscription "I Company, 78th Inf." on it.

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My third great grandfather, Henry Warden Thorton, (My grandfather Notter's maternal grandfather) was a member of K CO.

Added: July 29, 2011
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