1. Full names of soldier. Joseph H. Hines
2. Rank, unit served with, etc. – Co. D 97th Ohio Vol. Infantry
3. Any personal info about the soldier that you’re aware of.
Born 1831 Belmont Co. Ohio married Sara Byland on Feb. 6, 1853 Morgan Co. OH children – William H. Hines 1853-1937, Julie Hines 1857-1919, Mary E. 1859-????) Joseph R.1863-1947
4. Was he wounded at Franklin? Captured? Missing? Killed?
KIA on Nov 30, 1864 Battle of Franklin
5. Survive Franklin? Survive the war?
6. Your exact relation?
3rd Great Grandfather
7. Burial place?
Franklin Section at Murfreesboro Stones River
8. Any pictures of the soldier: in uniform? Before or after the war?
yes before and during I believe
9. Surviving letters, diaries, or documents you’re willing to share?
only thing I have is his pension records
10. The email address for you to be contacted?
ljleclain@yahoo (Lorinda LeClain)
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?
Joseph Hines would have also seen action at Stone’s River, Missionary Ridge, Rocky Face, Resaca, Dallas, Kennesaw Mountain, Atlanta, and Lovejoy Station.
Regarding the action at Franklin that Joseph experienced:
Lt. Col. Milton Barnes, commander of the 97th Ohio, wrote to his wife about how the regiment lost its colors “and color sergeant in the fight…” But the loss of the colors was offset, Barnes thought, by “capturing one of theirs in place of it.” After Lane’s Brigade was routed from the advanced line, many from the 97th Ohio took positions on the main line and “fought with great desperation…” Among those men was Sgt. Alfred Ransbottom, who Barnes said saw an enemy flag “in front of the works, leaped over and grabbed it, and returned unharmed.”
Jacobson, Eric A. (2013-11-01). For Cause and Country: A Study of the Affair at Spring Hill & the Battle of Franklin (Kindle Locations 8145-8149). O’More Publishing. Kindle Edition.
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