|Col. Robert P Kennedy
|Major Thomas C Thoburn
Robert Patterson Kennedy Col.
(January 23, 1840 – May 6, 1918)24 y/o when took command of the 196th OVI March 26th
1865. Brevet Brigadeer General Mar 13th 1865, Mustered out with Regiment 9/11/1865
Born in Bellefontaine, Ohio, Kennedy attended the public schools and Geneva College in Northwood,
Ohio. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the 23rd Ohio Infantry on June 11, 1861. He served as a captain and assistant
adjutant general dating from October 7, 1862, and was promoted to major and assistant adjutant general on November 16, 1864.
He resigned April 8, 1865.
Kennedy was commissioned as colonel of the 196th Ohio Infantry, on April 14, 1865. He was brevetted
as lieutenant colonel of volunteers and brigadier general of volunteers, both dating from March 13, 1865.
Upon the end of the war and his resignation from the volunteer army, Kennedy returned to Bellefontaine,
where he studied law. He was admitted to the bar in 1866 and commenced practice in Bellefontaine. He was appointed by President
Rutherford B. Hayes as collector of internal revenue for the fourth district of Ohio, serving from 1878 to 1883. He was the
Lieutenant Governor of Ohio from 1885–87.
Kennedy was elected from Ohio's 8th District as a Republican to the Fiftieth and Fifty-first
Congresses (March 4, 1887 – March 3, 1891). He was not a candidate for renomination in 1890.
He was appointed by President William McKinley in 1899 as a member of the Insular Commission,
which was directed to investigate and report upon conditions existing in Cuba and Puerto Rico and served as its president.
Robert P. Kennedy died in Columbus, Ohio, and was interred in the Bellefontaine Cemetery.
Despite his name and profession, he was not related to the Kennedy political family.
Eben S Coe Lt. Col enlisted at age 27 for 3 years Nov 17th 1862 Promoted from Captain of Compant H 124th O.V.I. March 26th 1865,
Mustered out with Regiment 9/11/1865
Residence not listed; 26 years old. Enlisted on 5/26/1862 as a Sergeant. On 6/10/1862 he mustered
into "E" Co. OH 84th Infantry He was Mustered Out on 9/20/1862 at Camp Delaware,
Residence not listed; 27 years old. Enlisted on 11/17/1862 as a Captain.
On 11/18/1862 he was commissioned into "H" Co. OH 124th Infantry (date and method of discharge
not given) Promotions: * Lt Col 3/26/1865 (As of l96th Reg)
Residence not listed; 27 years old. Enlisted on 11/17/1862 as a Captain. On 3/25/1865 he was
commissioned into Field & Staff OH 196th Infantry He was
Mustered Out on 9/11/1865 at Baltimore, MD Promotions: * Lt Col 3/26/1865 He also had service
in: "H" Co. OH 124th Infantry
Thomas C Thoburn Major
enlisted at age 26 July 2nd 1863 for 3 years Promoted from 2nd Lt. from Company E 50th O.V.I.
Mustered out with Regiment 9/11/1865
Co. F, E, 50th OH. Infantry & Major, 196th OH. Infantry Thomas Crawford Thosburn was born
of Scoth-Irish parents in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on April 27, 1827, and one of nine brothers and sisters of unusual character
and personality, entered the United States voluntary military service from Ohio as an enlisted man in 1862 and was mustered
out of the service with the rank of Major at the end of the war between the states, in 1865. Major Thoburn's brother, Colonel
Joseph Thoburn, was killed in action at the Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia, in 1864, while in command of the First Division
of the Eighth Army Corps in the United States Army. Another brother, Bishop James Mills Thoburn, was the renowed Methodist
missionary leader, and a sister, Miss Isabella Thoburn, was a missionary teacher and founder of the Methodist College for
Women at Lucknow, India. The parents of this distinguished family in the annals of Methodism were Ulster folk, Matthew and
Jane Crawford Thoburn of County Antrim, Ireland, who emigrated to America in August, 1825. The family surname "Thorburn",
which in turn was derived from the name of a remote Norse ancestor "Thorbjorn" who gave up a seafaring life to settle in Scotland.
Jane Crawford Thoburn had joined the Wesleyan Church in Ireland in 1815, as a girl of sixteen years, and for the remainder
of her life, a period of fifty-five years, was a zealous, efficient, and self-sacrificing Christian in the work of the Church.
Settling in a rural district in the Pittsburg, Conference, Pennsylvania, the Thobnrns' home was known far and wide for its
warm, cordial welcome always extended Christian workers and for its genial atmosphere and its influence for good in establishing
the Methodist Church on a sure foundation in that region.
Havilah B Noble Surgeon
enlisted at age 26 July 2nd 1863 Promoted from Assitant Surgeon from the 2nd O.V.I. March
27th 1865 Mustered out with Regiment 9/11/1865
J.W. Driscoll Assistant Surgeon
enlisted at age 34 Mar 21st 1865 Mustered out with Regiment 9/11/1865
Charles J Shields Assistant Surgeon
enlisted at age 32 Mar 27th 1865 Mustered out with Regiment 9/11/1865
Jochua Yeo Adjutant enlisted Mar 30th 1865 Mustered out with Regiment 9/11/1865
Thomas Reter R Q M enlisted Mar 26th 1865 Mustered out with Regiment 9/11/1865
Thomas R Bisbie Sgt. Major
enlisted at age 22 Feb 4th 1865 Promoted to 2nd Lt. from Company F
Edgar O Miller Sgt. Major
enlisted at age 19 Feb 3rd 1865 Promoted from Sgt. Company K July 18th 1865 Mustered out with
Charles H Batzell Quarter Master Sgt. enlisted at age 19 Mar 11th 1865 Promoted from Private Company K Apr 8th 1865 Mustered out with Company
Persifer T Kissane Commisary Sgt.
enlisted at age 32 Feb 22nd 1865 Promoted from Private Company A Mar 27th 1865 Mustered out
with Regiment 9/11/1865
Henry D McComsey Hospital Steward enlisted at age 28 Mar 8th 1865 Promoted from Private of Company I Apr 1st 1865 Mustered out with Company
Henry Hatfield Principal Musician
enlisted at age 28 Mar 8th 1865 Promoted from Musician from Company C Mustered out with Company
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