111th Ohio Infantry soldier played a key role at Franklin

Isaac R. Sherwood was a resident of Williams County OH when he enlisted as a 26 year-old Newspaper Editor into into “C” Co. OH 14th Infantry in April 1861.

Sherwood 111thOHio

 

Image courtesy of Historic Foundation of Williamson County

Enlisted on 4/22/1861 as a Private.

On 4/27/1861 he mustered into “C” Co. OH 14th Infantry
He was Mustered Out on 8/15/1861

On 8/20/1862 he mustered into Field & Staff OH 111th Infantry
He was Mustered Out on 6/27/1865 at Salisbury, NC

sherwood 111th OHPromotions:
* 1st Lieut 9/6/1862 (1st Lieut & Adjutant)
* Major 2/1/1863
* Lt Colonel 1/1/1864
* Colonel 9/8/1864
* Brig-General 2/27/1865

Other Information:
born 8/13/1835 in Stanford, Dutchess Co., NY
died 10/15/1925 in Toledo, OH

“The Battle of Franklin, fought Nov.30, 1864, was the most destructive of human life in proportion to the number engaged of any battle in the four years war… at midnight on the battlefield of Franklin, the finger of destiny was lifted pointing the open road to Appomattox.” (Gen. Isaac Sherwood; 111th Ohio Infantry)

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