Tuesday, November 17, 2015

George W. Hill, Civil War Soldier

According to the Roster of Ohio Soldiers in the War of the Rebellion, George W. Hill enlisted as a musician in Company B of the 101st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 5, 1862. He was 18 years old when he enlisted. Though his grave marker states that he died on November 17, 1863, the Ohio Roster lists the date of death of George W. Hill as November 12, 1862. G.W. Hill died at Perryville, Kentucky, from disease. He was buried at Sandusky's Oakland Cemetery. You can learn more about the 101st O.V.I. in the book Story of the One Hundred and First Ohio Infantry: A Memorial Volume, by Lewis W. Day, available full text at Google Books. Other men from Sandusky who served in this unit were: Jay Caldwell Butler, John M. Butler, and Josh B. Davis.

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