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F. Sawyer
F. Sawyer

Federal (USA)

Lieutenant Colonel

Franklin Sawyer

(1825 - 1892)
Home State: Ohio
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 8th Ohio Infantry

see his Battle Report


Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was admitted to the bar in 1847 and was elected Prosecutor of Huron County, OH in 1850. He entered service as Captain, Company D, 8th Ohio Infantry on 29 Apr 1861, was promoted to Major 9 July 1861, and Lt Colonel 25 Nov 1861. He was commanding officer of the Regiment after Col Samuel S. Carroll was promoted to Brigade Commander, May 24, 1862, and served as such until it's muster-out.

The remainder of the War:
He was honorably mustered out of the service 13 July 1864 with the Regiment. He was honored by brevet to Brigadier General of Volunteers on 15 March 1865.

After the War:
He was elected to the Ohio state legislature in 1865, and continued his legal practice. He wrote A Military History of the 8th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, [online] published in 1881.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Source: Heitman, Francis Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789-1903, Washington, US Government Printing Office, 1903. His gravesite is online from Findagrave. His photograph from a glass copy negative at the Library of Congress.

Birth Date: 07/13/1825    Place of Birth: Auburn Center, OH    
College: Norwalk Seminary, Granvile College    
Death Date: 8/22/1892    Death Place: Norwalk, OH    Burial Place: Woodlawn Cemetery, Norwalk, OH

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