This Web Site is dedicated to the memory of Milton Mills and his regiment, the 16th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. My name is Michael Wood and I am Major Mills' great-great grandson which is the inspiration for this Web Site. Our family possesses numerous, original documents and papers plus some photographs that were kept by Milton Mills and handed down through the years. We also have his still blue officer's coat with matching red, silk sash along with his sword. These relics along with genealogical research and family stories have made us feel like we sort of "know" the Major.
This site presents a good sampling of the documents, photographs and information possessed by our family and recently obtained through research and contribution from new-found Descendants and Friends of the 16th O.V.I.. As many of you Civil War buffs out there have already experienced, I have become very enthusiastic about researching the regiment even further. In the coming weeks and months I intend to present everything I can find on the 16th O.V.I., including any records and documents obtained through library research and requests for information from the National Archives and other resources.
Please feel free to link your Web Site to this one. I would like to keep the "related links" section of my site close to the subject of Ohio Civil War regiments and related events as possible but will consider placing your Civil War link upon your request.
Your comments, suggestions and inquiries are always welcome. Please keep checking back periodically to see new information and features.