Wilson Blain Logan, Captain, Company D, 175th Ohio Infantry

Full names of soldier?

Wilson Blain Logan

 1. Rank, unit served with, etc.

Captain, Company D, 175th Ohio Volunteer Infantry

2. Any personal info about the soldier that you’re aware of.

 Wilson Blain Logan, born June 30, 1830, was the son of James Logan, a pioneer settler of Greenfield, Ohio. Wilson taught school in the winter and in the summer followed the painter’s trade. He later moved to Jeffersonville, Ohio, where he operated a grocery store until the outbreak of the Civil War.

When President Lincoln first called for volunteers, Wilson Logan enlisted in the 60th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. The entire regiment was captured at Harper’s Ferry in September 1862 and members were exchanged as prisoners on the condition that they would not re-enlist for a period of two years.

Mr. Logan went back home to his family in Jeffersonville, Ohio, where, in March 1863, he was appointed Postmaster. At the end of the two years, he was given permission by the Governor of Ohio to organize a company of infantry, which he did and the company was assigned to the 175th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He was given the rank of Captain of Company D at Camp Dennison (near Milford, Ohio).

After completion of training, the company was assigned to the army of Tennessee under General Thomas of Nashville. When Confederate General Hood turned his forces to fight Thomas’ army in Nashville, Captain Logan was stationed with his company at a blockhouse in Southern Tennessee and was ordered to join Thomas at Nashville. On the road to Nashville, Captain Logan’s company was ordered to make a stand against the enemy at Franklin, Tennessee, and Captain Logan was killed.

He left a wife and four children, ages 10, 8, 6, and 3.

 4. Was he wounded at Franklin? Captured? Missing? Killed?

Killed on November 30, 1864, at Franklin

 5. Survive Franklin? Survive the war?

See above.

 6. Your exact relation?

Great-Great Granddaughter

 7. Burial place?

Most likely unknown grave in Stones River National Cemetery, but there is a grave/headstone in Washington Cemetery, Washington Courthouse, Ohio.

8. Any pictures of the soldier: in uniform? Before or after the war?

Wilson Blain Logan, Captain, Co D, 175th Ohio Infantry

9. Surviving letters, diaries, or documents you’re willing to share?

There is a letter, very much deteriorated, from his company commanders, praising his service. Also, his obituary from the Washington Court House, Ohio, newspaper. Also, a copy of the widow’s pension:


10. The email address for you to be contacted?

Kate Logan: logelson@comcast.net

11. Permission to re-publish your info in a web-based database so others can learn about him, and possibly contact you to ask questions or share info you might desire?

Yes, feel free to publish the information I have given you. I would like to see it on the site.

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