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Abraham Gossard 168th Ohio National Guard Discharge

Captured at Harpers Ferry

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Item No. AR39786 Category


This is one of the larger discharges measuring 14″ x 10.5 inches. Abraham would first muster with Company H of the 60th Ohio Volunteer Infantry in early August, 1862. That September he would be part of the large Federal force that fell into enemy hands after Stonewall Jackson’s forces surrounded the garrison. Paroled he would be discharged with the rest of the regiment that November. The following May, Abraham would re-enlist and be commissioned a 1st lieutenant with Company F of the 168th Ohio National Guard. They would be sent to Cynthiana, Kentucky for the purpose of guarding the railroad there. On June 11th a large Confederate cavalry force would attack the town resulting in over 300 casualties. The following month they were ordered to Camp Dennison to be discharged along with the paroled members who had been captured during the raid. Abraham would be discharged that September and return to his home state of Indiana. Not one to remain idle with a war raging he then enlisted in the 154th Indiana Volunteer Infantry mustering as a sergeant in April, 1864. His service would be brief mustering out that August. This one does come in a nice wall mount frame and is ready to hang. His service records for the 168th Ohio are included as well and some genealogical research.

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