My great great grandfather Elisha Parker Washburn was a private in Company B 175th Ohio Volunteer Infantry and was captured on November 29, 1864 at Thompson’s Station and died on or around Jan. 1, 1865 in Corinth, Mississippi. I know General Hood’s army spent the winter in Corinth after the Battle of Franklin so I assume he died before being transferred to a regular prison camp like other men in his unit that were captured at the same time. I have tried to locate his grave without any luck.
He was a 34 year old farmer living in BrushCreek township, Highland County, Ohio married to Rachel Jenkins and they had six children when he entered the service on Sept.1, 1864 (probably drafted).
It’s intertesing that three of his brother-in-laws were in the same regiment and all three survived the war and were discharged on June 27, 1865 in Nashville.
Daniel Jenkins ,age 35, Company B. Entered service Sept. 5,
Jessie Jenkins, age28, Company B
Hinton Jenkins, age 22, Company G
Submitted by Doug Washburn
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