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Otterbein Civil War Soldiers Biography

This guide details the lives of Otterbein Civil War Soldiers.

Otterbein Civil War Soldiers Guide

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Otterbein Civil War Soldiers Project


On the front lawn of Towers Hall at Otterbein University stands a monument to approximately one hundred men who served in the Union forces during the American Civil War and who were associated with the college as students or faculty. This monument was the result of Otterbein alums and local Westerville residents wishing to pay tribute to (as they phrased it on the accompanying plaque) the "Patriotic Sons of Otterbein." The monument was placed on the Otterbein campus in 1915.

President Coolidge placing wreath on monument

President Coolidge places a wreath on the Veteran's Memorial,
honoring those who served in the Civil War.


Otterbein Soldiers' Units & Regiments

Ohio Voluntary Cavalry (1st, 9th, 10th, 13th, 5th Battalion)

Ohio Voluntary Infantry (3rd, 11th, 17th, 23rd, 32nd, 35th, 40th, 46th, 60th, 73rd, 74th, 76th, 80th, 81st, 86th, 88th, 90th, 93rd, 95th, 96th, 100th, 101st, 122nd, 126th, 129th, 133rd, 136th, 145th, 148th, 156th, 160th, 161st, 164th, 169th, 170th, 174th, 176th, 178th, 179th, 184th, 185th, 187th)

U.S. Army Ordnance Corps

U.S. Infantry (15th, 18th)

U.S. Navy

U.S. Colored Troops (5th, 70th)

Pennsylvania Cavalry and Infantry (15th Cavalry, 21st Cavalry, 8th Infantry, 188th Infantry, 200th Infantry)

Illinois Infantry (7th, 12th, 32nd, 66th)

Minnesota Infantry (6th)

Indiana Infantry (69th)

Maryland Infantry (1st)

Michigan Infantry (9th)

West Virginia Cavalry and State Guards (1st)

Massachusetts Infantry (42nd)

New York Voluntary Infantry

Iowa Voluntary Infantry (48th)

Local Soldiers Not Listed on 1915 Monument

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Otterbein University
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