Springfield, Ohio

History and Genealogy

Clark County's Civil War Soldiers

From The History of Clark County, Ohio
Chicago: W.H. Beers & Co., 1881


was organized and mustered into the service on the 2d of March, 1862. It formed a part of the reserve forces during the siege at Corinth in the spring of 1862. In October, 1862, the Tenth held an unsupported position just north of Corinth, and by a vigorous service of "grape and canniseter" mowed down three columns of rebels, when it was obliged to retire, to avoid the flanking movements of the enemy. In this affair, three men were wounded, and William H. Bretney lost his horse. While at Fort Ransom, one of the guns broke its stock and another its axle; these were repaired by Artificers Wheeler and Cline, while under fire from the rebel sharpshooters. The battery was "all over the South," and made the march from Clifton to Acworth, a distance of about five hundred miles, in twenty-four days without losing a man. It was placed in position in front of Kenesaw Mountain, on the 10th of June, 1864, and was engaged every day for a month, in that position, and at Nickajack Creek, after various other marches and rounds of post and garrison duty, the battery was mustered out at Camp Dennison, on the 175h of July, 1865, and discharged on the 21st.

k—Killed in action; p— Prisoner; w—Wounded; pd—promoted; d—Died in service; dd—Deceased; m—Missing.

Ambrose A. Blount, First Lieutenant. See Seventeenth O.I.B.
Leas, Jones, Sergt.
Newcomb, William, pd 1st Lt.
Switzer, Jacob
White, Robert L., Sergt.
Hill, N.C.M.
Kurtz, Daniel w
Ryon, William
Elwell, Wm. H.
Sparrow, Richard p
Siefret, Adam d
Myers, Wm. N., Sergt.
Bretney, Wm. H. (bugler.)
Peck, Benj. F.
Worthington, James
Wheeler, J.M., Artificer
Wright, David, Sergt. d
Wright, George W.
Knott, Samuel J.
Arthur, Wm. R
Wike, Nathan
Doran, Nathaniel
Renard, Wm. K. pd