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The Camp & Field Articles
by Theodore Wolbach
Cpl. Theodore Wolbach

Cpl. Theodore D. Wolbach

Web Author's Notes:

The following image is taken from a book titled "Mortality and Statistics of the Census of 1850" in which it is believed retired Captain Rezin H. Vorhes, Company H, pasted over the pages a series of articles written by Cpl. Theodore D. Wolbach, Company E, titled "Camp and Field" and published, by chapter, in the Holmes County (Ohio) Republican newspaper from February 24, 1881 to August 17, 1882. The articles tell the story, in great detail and color, of the 16th OVI, from the inception of the 3-year regiment in October, 1861, through all its camps, battles and marches until it was disbanded on October 31, 1864. The articles pasted in the Vorhes book cover the first 35 chapters, published through October 20, 1881. All the remaining chapters were recently found in a Holmes County library by researcher Rob Garber who obtained copies, performed the transcriptions and provided to this website and which are also presented here, complete work by Theodore Wolbach.

Throughout these articles click on the underlined white text for additional details.

The webauthor thanks 16th Ohio descendant Rob Garber for his excellent research on the Camp And Field articles and for performing the tedious digital transcription of those articles found on each page. The transcriptions were made to reflect the original articles verbatim, misspellings and all. Rob is the 3rd great nephew of Capt. William Buchanan, Company F, 16th Ohio, who served in the 90-day regiment as a private, re-enlisting in the three year regiment, and eventually making the rank of Captain of Company F. Thanks Rob!

The page, below, was found near the end of the scrapbook containing the clippings of the Camp and Field articles and is the published obi tu a try of Capt. Vorhes along with several other inspirational texts.

Page 59 - Obituary of Capt. Rezin Vorhes

Camp and Field

Death of Dr. Rezin Vorhes.

The remains of Dr. Rezin Vorhes arrived here from Coffeyville, Kas., at 3:50 P.M. Saturday, and were received at the depot by the Masonic and I. O. O. F. Lodges of which orders the deceased was a member, besides numerous relatives and friends. The deceased was born in Holmes County and enlisted at the beginning of the war and served gallantly during its existence and came out a Captain. He studied medicine with Dr. Pomerene, of this place, and after completing his course, went to Kansas, where he engaged in practice. Consumption was the cause of his death. The remains were taken immediately to the Cemetery, after being opened and viewed by relatives and friends, and buried with the impressive rites of the Masonic order.

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