Over Memorial Day weekend I will be speaking in Lawrence County, Ohio, about the 27th USCI in Ohio. The General William H. Lytle Camp #10 Department of Ohio Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War is holding a ceremony to recognize the installation of new government headstones at the W.D. Kelly cemetery in Ironton. The two soldiers, John Evans and Jefferson Finley, served in the 27th USCI, and some of their descendants will be in attendance.
Here is a list of Black men who lived in Lawrence County before, during, and/or after the war. I will continue to update this post, with information about the men and pictures of the event.
Brown, Austin Co. D (also 100 USCI, Co E ) 1890 Ironton Died 12.2.1896
Ferguson, John Co. F 1890 Ironton
Harris, Aaron Co. C 1890 Ironton
Hill, Thomas Co. A 1890 Proctorville
Huckstep, Cornelius Co. G 1890 Ironton
Payne, William H. Co. B 1890 Ironton
Reynolds, Frank Co. A 1890 Ironton
Ward, Soloman Co. D (?) 1890 Ironton
Boggs, Wilson Co. H 1890 Burlington
Brassfield, John Co. H 1890 Manhattan PO, Fayette
Bryant, George Co. H 1890 Manhattan PO, Fayette
Canute, Tate Co. H 1890 Ironton
Coleman, Thornton Co. E 1890 Ironton
Crossline, Charles Co. A 1890 Ironton
Harris, Levi B. Co. H 1890 Ironton
King, Charles Co. A 1890 Proctorville
Reed, John P.
Reed, William H. Co. H 1890 South Point PO, Perry
Roberts, Charles W. Co. H 1890 Burlington PO, Fayette
Shelton, Aaron Co. H 1890 Manhattan PO, Fayette
Stuart, William Co. E 1890 Ironton
Taylor, James Co. B 1890 Ironton
Toms, Edward Co. H 1890 Burlington
Turner, Reddon C. Co. H 1890 Manhattan PO, Fayette
Branch, Henry Co. UN 1890 Ironton Died 4.4.1882 WD Kelly Cemetery
Harris, Henry Co. A 1890 Ironton Co B?
Beatty, Robert S.
Black, James W. Co. H 1890 Ironton
Bowers, Moses Co. G 1890 Manhattan PO, Burlington
Breckenridge, Isaac Co G. Died 12.15.1903 in Proctorville
Hall, James W.
Finley, James Co. A 1890 Ironton
Payne, Americus Co H Drafted Ironton Died 9.5.1864 City Point
Wright, James Co. H 1890 (Rite) Sybene PO, Burlington
Bickley, Nelson Co K 1890 Ironton Died 2.17.1919
Atwell, Samuel G. Co. K 1890 Proctorville Buried Gallia Co. Died 3.19.1914
Salley, Shelby Co. K 1890 Ironton Died 3.6.1900
Smith, Jacob R. Co. K Died 11.6.1865
88 USCI (new)
Howard, Allen Co. A (also Co C, 9 USCHA) 1890 Manhattan PO, Fayette
Powell, Thomas Co. A (Also Co C. 9 USCHA) 1890 Proctorville
West, Perry Co. C Died 10.31.1912