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Federal (USV)


Theron S Winship

(1839 - 1892)

Home State: Ohio

Command Billet: Regimental Adjutant

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 29th Ohio Infantry

Before Antietam

He entered service with Company E, 29th Ohio Infantry as First Lieutenant on 16 September 1861. He was then 22 years of age. His commanding officer, Colonel Buckley, wrote the Governor on October 16, 1861:

"Letter stating that [Theron S.] Winship was the person he recommended as Quartermaster for the 29th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, that Winship declined to act as such for the reason that he was elected 1st Lieutenant of one of the companies in the 29th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry and when the men learned that he was about to leave them, they "remonstrated", that to reconcile the men, Winship thought it best to remain with the company, and that he would approve of the same; and recommending the appointment of Oscar F. Gibbs as Quartermaster for the 29th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. "
(from Guide)
He was appointed Regimental Adjutant on 13 April 1862.

On the Campaign

His unit was in reserve, and not engaged at Antietam.

The rest of the War

He resigned his commission 26 January 1863.

References & notes

Source: Twenty-Ninth Ohio Volunteer Infantry Rosters - transcribed online by Becky Falin;
Winship genealogy (DAR lineage) data posted online by Carol Page Tilson; and
The Civil War Guide Project, an online archive of documents from the Ohio Historical Society.