Old Soldiers

These four men were residents of Knox County, Ohio when the Civil War started. They enlisted together at Camp Andrews (near Mount Vernon, Ohio) in late 1861. They mustered out together on July 13, 1865. From left:

EDWIN LYBARGER
enlisted Nov. 25, 1861 at age 21

JAMES DIAL
enlisted Nov. 4, 1861 at age 26

FRANCIS LOGSDON
enlisted Nov. 1, 1861 at age 20

LEO BLUBAUGH
enlisted Dec. 12, 1861 at age 18

They enlisted together in a Knox County company being raised by William Walker, who served as company captain until spring 1862. Company K joined the 43rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry and left Ohio in Feb. 1862. With 3 other Ohio regiments, they formed the “Ohio Brigade,” commanded by Col. John Fuller. They served for the duration of the war.