50th Ohio men captured at Franklin

The 50th Ohio went into position and built works on south side of Franklin, and were attacked by the enemy in force at 3.20 p.m., and fought them till 12 p.m. losing;  Commissioned officers-wounded, 3; missing, 2. Enlisted men- killed, 7;  wounded, 33; captured, 10; missing, 57. Total loss, 112.

The following 50th Ohio soldiers who were captured as POWs:

Michael Gilmore, (age 25 in 1862) Co. H., captured and paroled on 11/30/64. Killed on 4/27/65 in explosion of Steamer Sultana. Buried in the Mississippi River National Cemetery, Memphis, TN.

Lafayette Githens (age 20 in 1862) Co.F., captured on 11/30/64. Discharged 5/20/65.

Perry Haskins (age 23 in 1862) Co.A., captured and paroled on 11/30/64. Injured 4/27/65 in explosion of Steamer Sultana.

William Helbert, Co.B., captured and paroled on 11/30/64. Mustered out 6/23/65 at Camp Chase, OH.

Wilson C. Humphrey (age 18 in 1862) Co.B., captured and exchanged on 11/30/64. Survived explosion of Steamer Sultana 4/27/65.

Henry Jordan (age 33 in 1862) Co.H., captured and paroled on 11/30/64. Killed on 4/27/65 in explosion of Steamer Sultana. Buried in the Mississippi River National Cemetery, Memphis, TN.

Lawrence King (age 25 in 1862) Co.D., captured and paroled on 11/30/64. Killed on 4/27/65 in explosion of Steamer Sultana. Buried in the Mississippi River National Cemetery, Memphis, TN.

Thomas Dunn Moore, Corpl. (age 20 in 1862) Co. F., captured and exchanged 11/30/64. Survived explosion of Steamer Sultana 4/27/65. Discharged on 5/22/65 in Columbus, Ohio.

William M. Morrow (age 19 in 1862) Co.B., captured and exchanged 11/30/64. Survived explosion of Steamer Sultana 4/27/65.

Cyrus Pettijohn (age 28 in 1862) Co. E., captured and exchanged 11/30/64. Killed in explosion of Steamer Sultana 4/27/65.

Eugene Pickett (age 18 in 1862), Co.D., captured and paroled on 11/30/64. Killed on 4/27/65 in explosion of Steamer Sultana. Buried in the Mississippi River National Cemetery, Memphis, TN.

John Roberts (age 29 in 1862), Co.A., captured and paroled on 11/30/64. Killed on 4/27/65 in explosion of Steamer Sultana. Buried in the Mississippi River National Cemetery, Memphis, TN.

George W. Shearer (age 22 in 1862), Co.B., captured and paroled on 11/30/64. Killed on 4/27/65 in explosion of Steamer Sultana. Buried in the Mississippi River National Cemetery, Memphis, TN.

Charles Smith (age 18 in 1862), Co.F., captured 11/30/64. Died of disease 3/27/65 at Vicksburg. Buried at Vicksburg National Cemetery.

Joseph W. Stringer (age 29 in 1862), Co. F., captured on 11/30/64. Discharged in 6/26/65 at Annapolis, MD.

John Lowery Walker (age 21 in 1862), Co.B., captured and exchanged 11/30/64. Survived explosion of Steamer Sultana 4/27/65.

Reports of Lieut. Col. Hamilton S. Gillespie, Fiftieth Ohio Infantry, of operations November 26-December 8 and December 15-16, 1864. HDQRS. FIFTIETH REGT. OHIO VOL. INFANTRY, Nashville, Tenn., December 8, 1864.  By  H. S. GILLESPIE, Lieut.-Col., Cmdg. Regt. ACTG. ASST. ADJT. Gen., 3d Brig., 2d DIV., 23d ARMY CORPS.

Source:  Official Records CHAP. LVII.]   CAMPAIGN IN NORTH ALA. AND MIDDLE TENN.   PAGE 395-93 [Series I. Vol. 45. Part I, Reports, Correspondence, Etc. Serial No. 93.]

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