51st Ohio soldier tintype, survives Franklin

This image is currently (Oct 2018) offered on Cowan’s.

Sixth plate tintype and ribbon of Henry Hole, 51st OVI, presumably shown with his wife, wearing a state-style jacket without epaulets.  Hole first served in the 40th OVI until 1864, when he transferred to the 51st. While in the 40th Hole would have participated in the Battles of Chickamauga, Chattanooga, Missionary Ridge, and Franklin.

The 51st Ohio was in Whitaker’s Brigade, Kimball’s Division, on the Federal right flank.

1 thought on “51st Ohio soldier tintype, survives Franklin

  1. Trent Johnson

    I had 4 ancestors in the 51st Ohio, Captain James Crooks, Captain Lewis Crooks, Sgt. John Crooks and Private Henry Crooks. Only my 2nd Great Grandfather Sgt. John Crooks and the youngest brother, Private Henry Crooks we’re still in at Franklin. Henry was “detached” to the Ambulance Corps. at that time. I had another ancestor, Jacob Francis in the 97th Ohio at Franklin. The 97th saw more action at Franklin than the 51st.


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