|Birth||Feb. 15, 1842|
|Death||Feb. 7, 1935|
|Unit||90th Ohio Infantry, Company B|
Private Hamilton J Willis
Company B, 90th Ohio Infantry
Willis was born in McArthur (Vinton County), Ohio on February 15, 1842. He enlisted in the regiment on July 26, 1862 as a twenty old private. Willis was mustered in the unit on August 27, 1862 and served about 34 months. He was mustered out on June 13, 1865 at Camp Harker, Tennessee.
The 90th Ohio Infantry was organized and mustered at Camp Circleville (Lancaster), Ohio on August 29, 1862. During his enlistment, the regiment was engaged in many major battles and military operations. Some of them include:
Battle of Perryville (KY) (October 8, 1862).
Battle of Stone’s River (TN) December 30-31, 1862 – January 1-3, 1863). Regimental losses were 16 killed, 33 wounded, 12 were captured, and 2 reported missing.
Battle of Chickamauga (GA) (September 19-20, 1863). Regimental losses for 2 days were 7 killed, 28 wounded, 16 were captured, and 2 reported missing.
Atlanta (GA) Campaign (May 1-September 8, 1864).
Battle of Resaca (GA) (May 14-15, 1864).
Battle of Peach Tree Creek (GA) (July 19-20, 1864).
Siege of Atlanta (GA) (July 22-August 25, 1864).
Operations against General Hood (GA/AL) (October 3-November 3, 1864).
Battle of Franklin (TN) (November 30, 1864).
Battle of Nashville (TN) (December 15-16, 1864).
Willis died on February 7, 1935 at the age of 92 years. He is buried in the Richland Cemetery in Marquette (Hamilton County), Nebraska. He was the last member of the Putnam Post (#142) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Marquette.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.