Jacob W. Umstott, Company K, 175th Ohio Infantry

My wife and I each have a descendant of the battle’s at, and near, Franklin. My g-great grandfather, Jacob Ash was with the Ohio 183rd O.V.I.

My wife’s, Donna, g-great grandfather, Jacob Umstott, was with the 175th O.V.I. They both mustered in a day apart at Cincinnati, OH and came south to Columbia, TN in October and November, 1864.  He mustered in at Camp Dennison, and arriving in Columbia on 10/20/1864.

Jacob Ash was shot in the leg just below the knee at Franklin, an injury that would prevent him from holding steady work the rest of his life. Despite that, after Nashville, he continued on with the 183rd to serve in the Carolina Campaign until he mustered out at Salisbury, NC in June, 1965.

Jacob Umstott mustered out in July, 1865 at Columbia, TN.

I have written a short book about their lives, as well as we can piece together, and their Civil War experiences, in Tennessee (and elsewhere for Ash and the 183rd).

Thank You for your passion,

Bob Werner and Donna Umstott Werner
Bluffton, SC

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