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F. Sawyer

F. Sawyer

Federal (USA)

Lieutenant Colonel

Franklin Sawyer

(1825 - 1892)

Home State: Ohio

Education: Norwalk Seminary, Granvile College

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 8th Ohio Infantry


see his Battle Report

Before Antietam

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 rest 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 & 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.


07/13/1825; Auburn Center, OH


8/22/1892; Norwalk, OH; burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Norwalk, OH