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F.R. Loomis
F.R. Loomis

Federal (USV)


Finney Reform Loomis

(1841 - 1911)
Home State: Ohio
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 8th Ohio Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
A clerk and school teacher from Medina County, he enlisted in Company K, 8th Ohio Infantry as First Sergeant at age 20 on 26 May 1861. Promoted to 2nd Lieutenant on 11 June 1862.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The remainder of the War:
Promoted to First Lieutenant on 15 January 1863. Mustered out with his Company on 13 July 1864.

After the War:
He was postmaster at Lodi, OH to 1873 and served a term in the State Legislature (1874-76). He owned and operated the Medina Gazette, then the Norwalk Chronicle.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from State of Ohio1. Details from a bio sketch by Andy Osterdahl posted on The Strangest Names in American Political History. His gravesite is on Findagrave, source also of his photograph of unknown provenance posted by Pat Callahan.

Birth Date: 09/03/1841    Place of Birth: Lodi, OH    
Death Date: 11/26/1911    Burial Place: Woodlawn Cemetery, Lodi, OH


1   State of Ohio, Roster Commission, Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, 12 Volumes, Akron: The Werner Company, 1893-95, Vol. 2, pp. 256 - 260  [AotW citation 14758]

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