1. MICHAEL WELCH
2. Private – 100th Ohio Infantry (OVI) – Company G. Enlisted December 15, 1863. Transferred to the 183rd Ohio Infantry – Company A (June 1865).
3. Michael Welch immigrated to the United States from County Mayo, Ireland in 1846 with his wife, Mary, and baby daughter, Bridget, at the height of the Great Potato Famine. Michael Welch enlisted in the 100th Ohio Infantry, Company G, in December 1863 at age 40. At the time of his enlistment, Michael and Mary Welch were the parents of five children: Bridget, John, Katherine, Mary, and Margaret who resided in Elmore, Ohio.
4. Pvt. Michael Welch was wounded/injured at the Battle of Franklin.
5. He survived the Battle of Franklin and served with the 183rd Ohio Infantry, Company A, until July 1865 when he was mustered out at Toledo, Ohio.
6. I am Michael Welch’s great-great granddaughter
7. Michael Welch died on March 8, 1903 at the Dayton Home for Disabled Soldiers in Dayton, Ohio. He is buried at the Dayton National Cemetery: Section N – Row 24 – Grave 10
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