Narrow Escape

“NARROW ESCAPES”

SOME EXCITING WAR EXPERIENCES

Submitted by Sheri K. Pettit

    In late 1886 the Ironton Register sent a reporter out to interview Civil War Veterans about their most narrow escapes this continued for almost 91 consecutive weeks. A few weeks have two interviews.

If anyone would like a copy of the whole article please email me :
Sheri K. Pettit or skpettit@yahoo.com

Also, I am compiling a history on the 5th West Virginia Inf. Any photos, letters, diaries, pension records, obits would be welcome. I will pay for copies and I will return photos.

DATE OF ARTICLE SEQUENCE VETERAN
TITLE OF ARTICLE
UNIT
November 18, 1886 #1 Mayor Corns 2ndVa/WVA Cav.
November 25, 1886 #2 Henry Pancake 5th WVA Inf.
December 2, 1886 #3 Gen. Enochs 5th WVA/Crossland 91st
December 9, 1886 #4 Charles Shelton 2nd Va/ WVA
December 16,1886 #5 Col. Weddle 1st WVA
December 23,1886 #6 Col. George N. Gray Lt. Signal Corp. Mississippi Gunboat
December 30,1886 #7 Ben Butterfield Battery L. 1st Ohio Artillery
January 6, 1887 #8 Major McMahon 
“The Last Shot”
2nd WVA Cav.
January 13, 1887 #9 E. P. Steed’s “How Pickett was Captured” Co. F 1st Va/WV Cav Co. D
January 20, 1887 #10 “How Henry Adams was Captured” Batt. B 1st WV L. A.
January 27,1887 #11 “In Rifle Pits” 
John E. Stewart
Co. G 53 OVI
February 3,1887 #12 “Grape(s)Shot in the Frying Pan”
John Wilson
Co.G 23rd OVI
February 3,1887 #12 “Jim Jenkins and His Shell” Co.H 91st OVI
February 10,1887 #13 “Badly Shot but not Hurt”
H. W. “Wash” Dewitt
Co.H 56 OH
February 17,1887 #14 Sam Vanhorn’s Exp. Batt.B 1st WV L.A.
February 24,1887 #15

Jas. DeFoe’s Experience

Co.H 5th WVA Inf.

March 3, 1887 #16 Andrew Pancake’s Close Call 
Harvey Mounts
45 Ky Inf.
Co. G 53 OVI
March 10, 1887 #17 “Another Man Shot in Frying Pan”
Isaac Arbaugh
Co. C 5th WV
March 17,1887 #18 “How CC Bowen Maneuvered His Force”
March 25,1887 #19 C.H.D. Sixthly 
“Spy Mission”
March 31,1887 #20 “Two Narrows Escapes in One”
Mr. Hinds 
Chris Woolberts
7th WV Cav.
2nd VA/WV Inf.*
April 7, 1887 #21 Peter Kingrey 
” Who Killed Gen Johnson”
Co. G 53 OVI
April 7, 1887 #21 Israel Miller
“Saving the Milk”
CO. E 5th WVA
April 14, 1887 #22 John Slater
“Army Teamster’s Awful Peril”
April 21,1887 #23 Henry Miller 173rd Ohio
April 21,1887 #23 Leo Ebert
Ironton’s Narrow Escape
25th Va Col. Hickenbottom’s Early Brigade
April 28,1887 #24 Henderson Griffith
“The Awful Battery”
May 5,1887 #25 Andy Boggs
“Battle of Stone River”
May 12,1887 #26 Major Jere Davidson
May 19,1887 #27 Capt. W. E. Rowe 5th WV Inf.
May 26, 1887 #28 Capt. J.W. Slater 18th Ohio
June 2,1887 #29 David G. Cooper Co. H 6th O Cav.
June 9,1887 #30 Capt. T. W. Rose Co. D 91st OVI
June 16,1887 #31 Thomas Ackerson 5th WV Inf.
June 23, 1887 #32 George Kiskadden 2nd Va/ WV Cav.
June 30, 1887 #33 Israel Cross 6th O Cav.
July 7,1887 #34 Alex Baldwin 39th Ky Co B.
July 14,1887 #35 Col. Betts Guthrie Grays USA [6th Ohio]
July 21, 1887 #36 Philip Riter CO. G 2nd Va/WVA Cav.
July 28, 1887 #37 Thomas Charlton Co. H 5th WV
August 4,1887 #38 Thomas Charlton
Cont’d
Co. H 5th WV
August 11,1887 #39 Maj. Ollum Co. A 2nd WV Cav.
August 18, 1887 #40 James Brammer
Frank Brammer
Battery L 1st Ohio
August 25,1887 #41 Mark King & his Canteens Co. G 2nd WVA Inf.
September 1,1887 #42 Joshua Kite 2nd VA Cav
September 8, 1887 #43 John L. Rogers Co. G 4th Oh Cav.
September 15, 1887 #44 John T. Jones 5th WV Infantry
September 22,1887 #45 M.J. Cullen Battery B 1st Va/ WV
September 29, 1887 #46 Henry D. McKnight 188th Ohio
October 6, 1887 #47 Rev. Howell G. Hopkins 2nd Va/WV
October 13, 1887 #48 Dr. Jonah Morris
October 20, 1887 #49 Guy Rowe
October 27, 1887 #50 Col. W. H. Raynor 56th Ohio
November 3, 1887 #51 Joe Turley 6th Ohio
November 10, 1887 # 52 Capt. I. B. Murdock 2nd VA Cav
November 17, 1887 #53 Brady Steece Co. H. 91st OVI
November 24, 1887 #54 Capt. Jack Emmons
December 1, 1887 #55 J.Q. Belville “Pierpont Guards- Wheeling”
December 8, 1887 #56 Wm. G. Lambert Co. H. 6th Ohio Cav.
December 15, 1887 #57 Samuel G. Sparling Co.G 4th Ohio Cav.
December 22,1887 #58 Jos. A. Lesage
“From Hanover, Pa. To Hagerstown, Md.”
June 30-July 6,1863
Co. G. 1st WV Cav.
December 29, 1887 #59 Cyrus Palmer 22nd Ky Reg. Co. G
January 5, 1888 #60 Henry Woodfin 4th U.S. Cav
January 12, 1888 #61 E. N. Sanders Co. B 2nd Va./WV
January 19, 1888 #62 J. Bingham 56th Ohio Co. D
January 26,1888 #63 Capt. L. D. Markin Co. C 5th WV Inf.
February 2, 1888 #64 D. T. Miles Co. B 6th Ohio
February 9, 1888 #65 Levi Henry A 5th WV Inf.
February 16, 1888 #66 Mr. John Phillips 33rd Ohio
February 23, 1888 #67 Anderson Rutledge 7th WV Cav
March 1,1888 #68 W. D. Wilson 1st WV Inf.
March 8, 1888 #69 Ulysses Hamlin 6th Ohio Cav. Co. H
March 15, 1888 #70 Thomas Hamilton 6th Ohio Cav. Co. H
March 22, 1888 #71 Thomas James 2nd WV Cav.
March 29, 1888 #72 James Chambers 5th WV Inf. Co. K
April 5, 1888 #73 Thomas Winters Co. G. 1st WV
April 12, 1888 #74 John H. Johnson Co. E 14th Ky
April 19,1888 #75 Joshua Ashcraft 2nd WV Inf. Co. C
April 26,1888 #76 Gen. John McCausland, CS Related by John Means
May 3,1888 #77 Hugh Willis 5th WV Inf. Co. C
May 10, 1888 #78 W. S. Merrill Co. K 2nd WV
May 17, 1888 #79 John A. Jones 36th Ohio
May 24, 1888 #80 Charles Tomer 14th Ky Inf.
May 31, 1888 #81 Henry C. Boyer 173 Ohio
June 7, 1888 #82 Thomas Baker 2nd Ohio Cav.
June 14 1888 #83 Frank Fox 50th Ohio
June 21, 1888 #84 James Roberts Co. C. 4th Ohio Cav.
June 28,1888 #85 Daniel Woolum Co. H 9th WV Inf.
July 5, 1888 #86 Capt. A. J. Brattin [9th WV. Inf.]
July 26,1888 #87 Frank Fullerton Co. B 5th WV Inf.
August 2, 1888 #88 Judge Joseph J. O’Neill
of Lebanon, Ohio
August 9, 1889 #89 Capt. S. N. Misner 52nd Ohio, 15th Army Corps
August 16,1888 #90 Martin Slaughter Co .I 5th WV
September 13, 1888 #91 Thomas Gilruth First Ohio L.A. Batt.F

*He was a member of Cav. not the Inf.
* The article did say Co. 9 obviously a typo
[ ] Means added by the author

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