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I'm the great-great-great grandson of Capt. William W. McCarty (Co. E); great-great grandson of Capt. Cyrus M. Roberts (Co. E & F).
[Roberts married McCarty's daughter after the war.]
I have typescript copies of diaries of both men and some photographs and military records. (Copies of the diaries were donated to the State Library of Ohio.)
McCarty told much of his own story in the 78th's Regimental History. Roberts served a portion of the war on detached service with the US Army Signal Corps. His photograph is included the History of the Signal Corp and his name is mentioned at several points in the text.
McCarty is buried in Morgan County. Roberts is buried in Granville, Licking County.

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Edward Spencer Vernon
b. 13 Nov 1842, Zanesville, OH
d. 10 Dec 1926, Seneca, KS
Obtained pension land in KS after the war. Settled on a farm there and raised a family. He was married once and had four sons and a daughter. I am descended from his son, Frank W. Vernon.
ES's brother, Will, was also in the regiment. I have a photo of him and will provide it to you. I also have ES's gold watch and a large collection of GAR annual convention ribbons. I also have a copy of a handwritten memoir (3 pages) by ES describing his memories of being on Sherman's March to Atlanta.
ES Vernon's great grand father was Joseph Vernon, of Chester Co, PA., who was one fo the first settlers in Zanesville area after the American Revolution. Joseph had been a junior officer in the PA Militia during the American Revolution.
Joseph's family can be traced back as original Quaker settlers in Chester Co, coming over on the "Friendship" in 1682.
-- Paul B. Vernon

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