Wednesday, March 14, 2012
25. Warrior Wednesday: William O'Neill, Civil War
William O'Neill, son of John and grandson of Hugh, served in Co. F. of the 173rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War. According to Dyer's Compendium, the 173rd was:
"Organized at Gallipolis, Ohio, and mustered in September 18, 1864. Left State for Nashville, Tenn., September 18, arriving there October 1. Attached to Post and Defenses of Nashville, Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland, to March, 1865. 3rd Sub-District, District of Middle Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland, to June, 1865.
SERVICE.-Assigned to guard duty at Nashville, Tenn., till February, 1865. Occupation of Nashville during Hood's investment December 1-15, 1864. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Guarding prisoners at Nashville till February, 1865. Moved to Columbia, Tenn., February 15. Duty there and at Johnsonville till June 20. Moved to Nashville June 20, and there mustered out June 26. Disbanded at Camp Dennison, Ohio, July 5, 1865."
William, a resident of Mason in Lawrence County, Ohio, survived the war and returned home. He applied for and was granted pension #645009 in 1890 for his service.