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Federal (USV)


Sheridan Elmore Bull

(1841 - 1862)

Home State: Ohio

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 23rd Ohio Infantry

Before Antietam

From Solon, he enlisted as Corporal 18 May 1861 in Company A, 23rd Ohio Infantry. Captain McIlrath recommended him for a commission [in a new regiment] as 2nd Lieutenant in April 1862 - Colonel Hayes endorsing - but Bull was not appointed.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action on 17 September 1862.

References & notes

Basic information from State of Ohio1. Local history says Corporal Bull was mortally wounded at Antietam and died afterward while a prisoner of war. His father was Lorenzo Solon Bull (1813 - 1894) - an early Ohio pioneer. His widow (m. 12 January 1862) Huldah J Dewey - a relative of Admiral George Dewey - married another Company A soldier, George Washington Jenkins in 1867.


01/03/1841; Solon, OH


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Roselawn Cemetery, Solon, 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. 3, pp. 72 - 75  [AotW citation 8126]