Jacob Ash (pictured circa 1900) was with the Ohio 183rd O.V.I. He mustered in at Camp Dennison in Cincinnati, Ohio, and arriving in Columbia on 11/28/1864.

Jacob Umstott, was with the 175th O.V.I.  They both mustered in a day apart at Cincinnati, OH and came south to Columbia, TN in October and November, 1864.

The two men, who never knew each other, grew up about 20 miles apart, and mustered in a day apart in October.

Jacob Ash was shot in the leg just below the knee at Franklin, an injury that would prevent him from holding steady work the rest of his life.

Despite that, after Nashville, he continued on with the 183rd to serve in the Carolina Campaign until he mustered out at Salisbury, NC in June, 1965.

Jacob Umstott mustered out in July, 1865 at Columbia, TN.

Submitted by

Bob Werner and Donna Umstott Werner

Bluffton, SC