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Joseph ELDER, b. 8 Apr 1836, Perrysburg, Wood Co. OH (see Pension papers)
d. 26 Jan 1913, Sandusky Soldier's Home, Sandusky, Erie Co, OH Joseph's D.Certif 1913
    buried Pleasant View Cemetery, with symbol of GAR MI
Petersburg, Monroe Co, MI       Cemetery Photos
Joseph's Pension Papers
Civil War: Enlisted from Liberty Twp, Wood Co., OH
Co C 21st OH Infantry 29 Aug 1861,
re-enlisted Co B 4 US CAV, 2 Dec 1862 at Nashville TN, discharged 2 Dec 1865 at San Antonio TX

21st Ohio Infantry history:

21st Ohio Co. C "Fort Meigs Rifles"

"On 31 December 1862 a two-company squadron of the 4th
Cavalry attacked and routed a Confederate cavalry brigade near Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
In 1863-64 companies of the 4th saw further action in Tennessee, Georgia and Mississippi...."

Gen. David S. Stanley's Report of Stones River (Murfreesboro):
"The Fourth U.S. Cavalry, which was this day first under my control, behaved very handsomely."

"7th PA Cavalry" page, by Rob Frederick (Ancestor: Adam Frederick) and Larry Fryer ( Ancestor: Isaac Marks)

MINTY AND THE CAVALRY, book by Joseph G. Vale
  Page 392: "History of the 4th US Cav alry in the Battle of Nashville"
A letter by  Jos. S. Hedges, Late Capt. 4th CAV and Brevet Major:
"Nashville battle...took place about the 15th of Dec. 1864.
Our regiment was acting singly, reporting directly to Gen. J.H. Wilson, chief of cavalry before the battle."
4th US were "detached" and sent from Minty's brigade, then in Georgia.
 Joseph, age 28, seems to have arrived  at the same battle, where Josiah was guarding
                           the Post of Nashville-- when he was 16 years old.
Josiah ELDER, b. 1 Jan 1848, Wood Co, OH  (GAR MI)  Josiah's obituary
d. 23 Dec 1931 Monroe Co, MI             Josiah's bio
Josiah's Pension Papers
Civil War: Enlisted 2 July 1864, discharged 27 June 1865
179th OH assigned to Post at Battle of Nashville
Battle of Nashville

Martin ELDER, b. abt 1841, Wood Co, OH                     See also Martin ELDER of Morrow Co OH, relative?
enl. 1 Aug 1861 age 20, E. Co. 34th OH             34th Ohio Infantry
d. Fayetteville, WV, 25 APR 1862
Piatt's Zouaves
V. 3 Page 769: Roster of Ohio Soldiers -
Martin Elder - buried in Charleston, Kanawha County, WV
Map of Kanawha Co in the Civil War:

Zouave research:
Origins of French Zouaves:


Photo of a 34th Ohio Piatt's Zouave: http://shaung.tripod.com/34oh.jpg

Van Gogh's Zouave painting:

October 12, 1861
LaFayette Bingham, Willard's Hotel, Washington, D.C. To Dear Sir. Letter stating that he was
enclosing an application to raise a regiment of Zouave infantry because the raising of a brigade
might not be thought practical at the present time and other regiments of Zouave infantry could
be added to it if so determined in the future, that they could unite in a brigade some thirty-five of
the original Zouave cadets, that the brigade would be an organization of which Ohio could feel
proud, that he had written his friend, the Honorable John A. Bingham, regarding the matter, and
that he had prepared a small work devoted wholly to the formation of squares, after the system
of the French and Russian armies, which was simple yet plain and comprehensible.
2 pp. [Series 147-13: 133]

34th Ohio Volunteer Regiment Infantry" Organized at Camp Lucas, Ohio. Moved to Camp Dennison, Ohio,
September 1, 1861; then to West Virginia September 15. Arrived at Camp Enyart, Kanawha River, September 20. Attached to Cox's Kanawha Brigade, West Virginia, to October, 1861. Unattached, District of the Kanawha, West Virginia, to March, 1862. 2nd Brigade, Kanawha Division, West Virginia, Dept. of the Mountains, to September, 1862.....

SERVICE--Action at Chapmansville, W. Va., September 25, 1861. Duty at Camp Red House October, and at
Barboursville November. Guard and scout duty and operating against guerrillas in Cabell, Putnam, Mason, Wayne and Logan Counties till March, 1862. Moved to Gauley Bridge March, and at Fayetteville April. ,,,,,,

The Union Forces At Second Bull Run (Aug 27-Sept 2, 1862)
Piatt's Brigade Brig. General A. Sanders Piatt
 Piatt's Brigade was temporarily attached to Fifth Army Corps
 August 27th-31st.
Abram Sanders Piatt
    Born: May 2 1821, Cincinnati OH
    Pre-War Profession:  Farmer, newspaper editor.
     War Service:
     April 1861 recruited 13th Ohio - Col., September 1861 Col. of 34th Ohio, served in Western Virginia, April 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded Piatt's Bde/2nd Divn/V Corps at Second Bull Run, served in defences of Washington, commanded 1st Bde/3rd Divn/III Corps at Fredericksburg (wounded), resigned February 1863. Post War Career: Farmer, politician, poet.
"Piatt's Castles" photo: