Incidents Occuring In The 29th At The Battle Of Port Republic.
Col. Buckley had two horses shot from under him. He was missing from his regiment two days and nights, at the expiration of which time, he returned to it unharmed.
Lieut. Col. Clark, upon seeing Col. Buckley unhorsed the second time; dismounted, and nobly tendered him his own horse. This is the last that was seen of Col. Clark. He is supposed to be a prisoner.
Major Clemmer received a shot in his leg. He is now at his home in Magadore in Summit county.
Capt. Fitch, company A. in passing round the flank of his company, was struck by a ball which grazed his shoulder, and passing across, tore his coat from his back. This was one of the narrow escapes of the day.
Capt. Hayes, company C, was distinguished throughout the day as the bravest man in the conflict. He fought nobly, and when the fight raged hottest, sized the musket of a fallen man, and fought side by side with his men. He was taken prisoner, but was uninjured at the time of his capture.
Capt. Luce, company E, was killed by a ball which entered his body near the heart, causing his death almost instantaneously. His body was not recovered.
Lieut. E. B. Woodbury, son of E. B. Woodbury, Esq., was taken prisoner.
James March, of company A, was wounded, receiving a shot above, and one below the knee. In this condition he was placed in an ambulance, and was being conveyed from the field when, the ambulance was disabled by an accident, and he was unavoidably left to his fate.
Eli P. Young, of the same company, distinguished himself by his coolness and bravery, firing forty rounds, and upon finding himself out of ammunition, retired to the rear, and procuring a supply, resumed his firing until he was captured by the enemy, with whom he is now a prisoner.
Chancy Coon, who was reported wounded, is unharmed. He is Post Master for Shields Division and was not in the fight.
This article was published in the “Ashtabula Sentinel”
Jefferson, Ashtabula County, Ohio 25 June 1862
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The newspaper is on microfilm at the Ashtabula Public Library.
This is part of a series on the Civil War in Ashtabula County as was reported in the Ashtabula Sentinel.