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The Last Resting Places of Our Gallant Heroes
Capt. Richard W. Tanneyhill Pvt. William B. Tanneyhill
Sgt. Richard Willis Taneyhill (Tanneyhill/Tannyhill)
Company G (90-day)
Captain, Company E (three-year)
Private, Company I, 76th OVI

Born May, 1838, Millersburg, Ohio - Died July 15, 1913, Holmes County, Ohio
Buried at Oak Hill Cemetery, Millersburg, Ohio
* brother of William (right)

courtesy of and with permission from Debe Clark, FindAGrave.com
Pvt. William Byron Taneyhill (Tanneyhill/Tannyhill)
Company G (90-day)
Sergeant, Company E (three-year)

Born December 8, 1840, Holmes County, Ohio
Died May 24, 1924, Akron, Ohio
* brother of Richard (left)

Buried at Glendale Cemetery, Akron, Ohio
courtesy of and with permission from "Mr. Ed", FindAGrave.com
Pvt. Samuel Jefferson Gray Pvt. Samuel Jefferson Gray
Pvt. Samuel Jefferson Gray, Company B
Born September 25, 1842, Holmes County, Ohio - Died December 23, 1914, Holmes County, Ohio
Buried at Oak Hill Cemetery, Millersburg, Ohio
courtesy of and with permission from "Names in Stone", FindAGrave.com
Sgt. Paul Wilder Pvt. John McCluggage
Cpl. Paul Wilder, Company B
Sergeant, Company B

Born about 1832
Died February 6 or 11 or 14 or 16, 1863, in General Hospital, Paducah, Kentucky
from wounds received at Battle of Chickasaw Bayou, December 29, 1862

Buried at Oak Hill Cemetery, Millersburg, Ohio
courtesy of and with permission from "Names in Stone", FindAGrave.com
Pvt. John McCluggage, Company B
Born March 15, 1842, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
Died June 13, 1863, on board Hospital Steamer D. A. January on Mississippi River
* research shows actual date of death may have been January 13, 1863

Buried at Presbyterian Church Cemetery at Wakatomika, Ohio
courtesy of and with permission from Janice Lapp, FindAGrave.com
The above two soldiers were comrades in Company B of the 16th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. They fought together at the Battle of Tazewell, Tennessee, on August 6, 1862. At that battle they and their entire Company were nearly killed and half of them captured. Wilder and McCluggage narrowly avoided being taken prisoner and ended up capturing a Confederate officer, finding their way back to the regiment's headquarters and delivering him to Col. DeCourcy. Read their story here.

Unfortunately, both soldiers became sick with disease after the Battle of Chickasaw Bayou, December 29, 1862, and died just a few months apart in military hospitals. It is interesting that both soldiers' gravestones are nearly identical in design in cemeteries 35 miles apart.

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