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A Tribute to
My Great Great Grandfathers

A Proud Family History


Samuel Binger, my Second Great Grandfather, served in the 122nd Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Company D, from August 22, 1862, until June 28, 1865. This Regiment was organized at Zanesville, Ohio, from September 30 to October 8, 1862, to serve three (3) years. It was mustered out of service June 26, 1865, in accordance with orders from the War Department.

The Official List of Battles in which this Regiment bore an honorable part is not yet published by the War Department, but the following battles have been compiled after careful research. A brief description of individual battles can be veiwed by following the above link.

UNION MILLS, VA (Winchester)...JUNE 13, 1863
WINCHESTER HEIGHTS, VA...JUNE 14, 1863
STEVENSON'S DEPOT, VA...JUNE 15, 1863
BRANDY STATION, VA...NOVEMBER 8, 1863
MINE RUN, VA...NOVEMBER 26-28, 1863
WILDERNESS, VA...MAY 5-7, 1864
SPOTTSYLVANIA, C.H., VA...MAY 9-18,1864
TOLOPOTOMY CREEK, VA...MAY 29-31, 1864
COLD HARBOR, VA...JUNE 1-12, 1864
PETERSBURG, VA...JUNE 22-23 1864
REAMS' STATION, VA...JUNE 29, 1864
MONOCACY, MD...JULY 9, 1864
SNICKER'S FERRY, VA...JULY 18, 1864
CHARLESTON, VA...AUGUST 21, 1864
HALLTOWN AND SMITHFIELD, VA...AUGUST --,1864
OPEQUAN. VA...SEPTEMBER 19, 1864
FISHER'S HILL, VA...SEPTEMBER 22, 1864
CEDAR CREEK, VA...OCTOBER 19, 1864
PETERSBURG, VA...MARCH 25, 1865
PETERSBURG, VA...APRIL2, 1865
SAILORS' CREEK, VA...APRIL 6, 1865
APPOMATTOX, VA...APRIL 9, 1865
FOR MORE INFORMATION-PLEASE CLICK ON SAMUEL'S NAME ABOVE!



From the History of Coshocton County

Captain Sells was only a few days among the hills and in the by-ways enrolling his Company, "the premier of the 122nd Ohio, stalwart young men off farms, well reared and educated," the Captain described with the pride which he always had in Company D, a pride akin to his whole-souled affection for Colonel W. H. Ball.

The 122nd Ohio, which included 2 Coshocton companies, was praised for bravery on the battlefield. At the waivering battle of Winchester, when part of the regiment escaped capture by retreat to Harper's Ferry, the large number reached Bloody Run, where Captain Sells, senior officer, assumed command as Brevet Colonel. The detachment, then in General Kelly's department, headquarters at Cumberland, Maryland, was ordered to join the 122nd in the Third Division, Sixth Corps, Army of the Potomac, 1863. From winter quarters near Brandy Station the 122nd moved with the Corps across the Rappahonnock and the Rapidan. Near Mine Run, recorded Captain Sells, "For two days the Southern Army and the Union Army were drawn up in line of battle in sight of each other, but for some unaccountable reason of which I never was apprised our Army retreated under cover of darkness. The following day our Division met a part of General Lee's Army in the Battle of Locust Grove. Many were killed and wounded on both sides in this engagement which only ended when darkness covered the bloody field along Mine Run. In 1864, the 122nd was almost daily under fire while advancing with Grant and taking part in the Battles of the Wilderness, Tolopotomy, in the trenches before Petersburg, and pursuing Early in the Shenandoah Valley."


Daniel Burton

My second great-grandfather on the Burton side also served in the Civil War. His father, John Burton, served in the Revolutionary War. More information will be added as time allows (one family trunk at a time).