I have the following information about John E. Stambaugh, collected by a family member some years ago, and without citations. It would be interesting if we were able to establish him as son of the William Stambaugh in your note. The ages and location are about right. I have a birth date of 5 Aug 1842, but the service records would seem to favor 1845.
John E. Stambaugh:
Enrolled for three years sevice in the Union Army when he was seventeen years old, at Youngstown, Ohio on July 26 1862. He was mustered in at Camp Cleveland, Ohio, on August 20, 1862 as a private of Company A, 105th Regiment, Ohio Infantry Volunteers. He was present with his company on its muster rolls through December 1862. He fought in the Battle of Perryville Kentucky on October 8, 1962 where his regiment is believed to have received its baptism of fire and had a difficult time.
It appears from his service record that he was in the Union Forces which became engaged on Dec 7, 1862, near Hartsville, Tennessee, with a Confederate force under General John H. Morgan, the cavalry raider He became separated from his company and was absent from his company from that date until taken prisoner by General Morgan's force near Murfreesburg, Tenn. on January 21. 1863 He was immediately paroled and delivered to Union forces at Carthage, Tenn. January 27, 1863, and transferred to Camp Chase, Ohio on February 2, 1863. He rejoined his Regiment October 20 1863, participating in the Battle of Chattanooga, November 23 - 27 1863; the Atlanta Campaign under General Sherman including the Battles at Resaco, Georgia, May 13 - 16, 1864; Kenesaw Georgia, June 18, 1864; Atlanta, Georgia, August 5, 1864 and Jonesboro Georgia September 1, 1864; and thence in Sherman's famous "March to the Sea", November 12 to December 21 1864 when Savannah was taken. In the conquest of the Carolinas the Regiment mrched from Savannah, Georgia to Raleigh, North Carolina, from January 24, 1865 to about April 14, 1865. The war ended with Lee's surrender on April 9. 1865.
John Stambaugh was mustered out of service and honorably discharged on June 3, 1865, near Washington, D.C. He was then only 20 years old. His musket and mess kit are still in the family.
He married Elizabeth Davis 23 Sep 1873 at St. Luke's Church in Youngstown, Ohio.
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