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Joseph Minor Gill- 157th Regiment, Ohio

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Hello all! I am not quite sure how much militaria this has in it but its interesting to me and I thought I would share it here. Joseph Minor Gill is my great-great-great grandfather. He was born in Steubenville, Ohio on August 16th, 1846. Growing up he was a very poor kid had nothing, absolutely nothing. So when the Civil War broke out he thought it would be a interesting experience and he would at least be able to temporarily own somethings. The 157th Regiment was for the most part a regiment that guarded prisoners of war. It is estimated that anywhere from 12,000-14,000 prisoners were guarded under the 157th. On July 5th, 1862 he fell asleep on guard duty after drinking all night from celebrating the 4th of July. As his punishment they put him in confinement for 2 weeks with a 24 pound ball and chain around his ankle. After his two weeks he returned to active guard but was required to still have the ball and chain around his ankle for an additional week for some unknown reason. He then had to do extra time on guard, clean up the post, etc. So after his 100 days he returned home and went back to work at the iron ore mill in Steubenville, Ohio. I have the documents to prove the story as well as a chain with a little knife on it that he wore in the civil war that I will upload pictures of tomorrow.

 

 

 

https://civilwarindex.com/armyoh/rosters/157th_oh_infantry_roster.pdf

https://civilwarindex.com/157th-ohio-infantry.html

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Here is the official report.

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Here is a zoomed in version of the photo above.

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