(1817 - 1883)
Home State: Ohio
Branch of Service: Artillery
Marshall of Mansfield, OH, he was 44 years old when he enlisted 11 December 1861 in the First Independent Battery, Ohio Light Artillery. He was appointed Sergeant, date not given. He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant 1 June 1862.
On the Campaign
In his Report of the action on South Mountain on 14 Setpember, Captain McMullins noted:
Lieutenants McClung, Fair, and Channel (the latter on detached duty from the Twelfth Ohio Volunteers Infantry), and the men of my battery, all did their duty. Not a single exception came under my observation or to my hearing.
The rest of the War
He was promoted to First Lieutenant on 6 December 1862, and mustered out at the end of his term of service on 26 December 1864.
After the War
He was in the grocery business and was still living in Mansfield, OH in 1868, the year his daughter Emma married at his home there.
References & notes
01/01/1817; Westmoreland County, PA
04/22/1883 Mansfield, OH; burial in Mansfield Cemetery, Mansfield, OH