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William W Mansfield,
Enlistment Date: 24 Jun 1863
Side Served: Union
State Served: Ohio
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 24 June 1863 enlisted in Company L, 1st Heavy Artillery Regiment Ohio on 12 August 1863. Mustered out Company L, 1st Heavy Artillery Regiment Ohio on 25 July 1865 in Knoxville, TN
OHIO FIRST HEAVY ARTILLERY (ONE HUNDRED and SEVENTEENTH INFANTRY) (Three Years)
First Heavy Artillery. - Col., Chauncey D. Hawley; Lieut. Col., Fordyce M. Keith; Majs., William G. Dickson, Robert W. Caldwell, Timothy S. Matthews, Henry L. Barnes. This regiment was mustered into the U. S. service as the 117th Ohio infantry at Camp Portsmouth, in Sept., 1862, for three years, its eight companies aggregating 796 men. The following month it was ordered to Kentucky, where it remained on guard duty and expeditions against guerrillas until in May, 1863, when orders were issued by the war department changing the organization into the 1st regiment, heavy artillery, and on Aug. 12 it was so reorganized, with twelve full companies, aggregating 1,839 officers and men. During the process of reorganization the regiment constructed the extensive fortifications around Covington and Newport, and through the fall and winter of 1863-64 the regiment, in battalion detachments, was engaged in guard duty at various points in Kentucky. On Feb. 19, 1864, it started under orders, through heavy snow and extreme cold, over the mountains to Knoxville, Tenn., arriving there on March 9. Until September it was engaged in guarding the railroads through Tennessee, and subsequently participated in Burbridge's and Stoneman's
raids against Saltville. During the winter of 1864-65 it was constantly engaged in foraging and fighting guerrillas throughout East Tennessee and North Carolina. Forming a part of the 1st brigade, 4th division, Army of the Cumberland, it was engaged in guarding mountain passes and garrisoning captured points in Virginia and North Carolina. After the surrender of Lee and Johnston it saw service in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee. On July 25, 1865, it was mustered out of the service, at Knoxville, Tenn., in accordance with orders from the war department.
Source: The Union Army, vol. 2
Fought on 29 October 1863 at Kentucky Central Railway.
Fought on 10 January 1864.
Fought on 01 January 1865.
Fought on 23 January 1865 at Mosier's Mills, TN.
Fought on 31 January 1865.
Fought on 11 February 1865 at Near Newport, TN.
Fought on 11 February 1865 at Near Williamsport, TN.
Fought on 16 February 1865 at Dandridge, TN.
Fought on 23 February 1865.
Name: William Mansfield
Spouse: Susan F. (1848)
Birth: abt 1846 - Ohio
Residence: 1880 - Loudon, Fayette, Illinois
Children Mary A, William A. (twins born 1874) Nancy A. (1871), Sarah A. (1869)
Name: William Mansfield Born July 1846 Native Ohio
Spouse: Susan F Born (Nov.?)1848 Native of Ill
Residence: 1900 - Lost Creek, Wayne, Missouri Dwelling 234
Children: Walter Feb 1887, Lucy E March 1890, Joseph July 1893
Name: Susan F. PETTY
Birth: ABT 1848 in Fayette County,Illinois
Father: William Andrew PETTY b: 1804 in Georgia?
Mother: Nancy TAULBEE b: 1812 in Clay County,Kentucky
Marriage: William W. MANSFIELD 5 MAR 1868 in Shelby County,Illinois
Missouri death certifcate # 4319 William W. Mansfield
DOB July 13, 1846 DOD Jan 30 1912 of apoplexy.
Father and Mother's name unknown informant Joe A. Mansfield
Buried Black Creek Cemetery.
Missouri death Certificate # 7795 Susan F. Mansfield
DOB Nov 29 1848 Shelby County ILL, Daughter of William Petty (Ohio) Mothers name unknown. DOD March 13 1922 of Bronchial Asthma. Buried Black Crick Cemetery informant Joe A Mansfield
Cemetery: BLACK CREEK
Directions: The President of the maintenance committee is Eddie Conover. Go 67 South to just past Memorial Gardens. Turn right at Westwood Hills Country Club Rd. Follow to end about 1/2 mile, go left and it turns into a gravel road. Cemetery is on the left.
Black Creek Cemetery Association
Eddie Conover, Board President,
RR1, Box 782, Poplar Bluff, MO 63901
John Russell MD