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Co. D, 9th Batt. O.V.I.

Seeking information on the unit named above.

An article on the 'Colored Population' of Tiffin, Ohio in Seneca Searchers, the November/December Issue 2001 there is mention of a Leroy FOWLER.

The article states that Leroy Fowler, aged 17, is a private in Co. D, 9th Batt. O.V.I. at Camp Marian, Summerville, S. Carolina. First, is this a unit in the Civil War? If so, was the 9th O.V.I. a 'white' unit? And could Leroy Fowler been a known African-American serving in that unit?

More genealogical information on the FOWLER family of Tiffin, Ohio. Leroy's parents were William Fowler & the former Nellie McQueen. They previously lived in Cleveland, Ohio. The article states Mr. Fowler had been deceased for 5 years. Mrs. Fowler and 2 other sons, Earl and William, aged 15 and 12, resided at 448 Circular Street in Tiffin, Ohio.

Art Thomas

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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