Luther Slater


BirthNov. 14, 1835
DeathMarch 6, 1926
CemeteryWest Willowdale (Antelope Co)
PostTerry (Neligh)
Unit111th Ohio Infantry, Company C

Corporal Luther Slater

Company C, 111th Ohio Infantry

Slater was born in Ohio on November 14, 1835. The 26 year old enlisted and was mustered in the regiment on August 17, 1862. Slater entered the unit as a corporal and served about 34 months. He was mustered out on June 27, 1865 at Salisbury, North Carolina.

The 111th Ohio Infantry was organized and mustered at Toledo on September 5, 1862. Duing Slater’s enlistment the regiment was involved in several major battles and campaigns. Some of them include:

Atlanta (GA) Campaign (May 1-September 8, 1864).

Battle of Resaca (GA) (May 14-15, 1864).

Assault on Kenesaw Mountain (GA) (June 27, 1864).

Siege of Atlanta (GA) (July 22-August 25, 1864).

Operations against General Hood (AL/GA) (October 4-26, 1864).

Battle of Franklin (TN) (November 30, 1864). Regimental losses were 15 killed and 35 wounded.

Battle of Nashville (TN) (December 15-16, 1864).

Campaign of the Carolinas (March 1-April 26, 1865).

At the Bennett House (Raleigh NC) when General Johnston surrendered the Army of Tennessee (April 26, 1865).

Slater died on March 6, 1926 at the age of 90 years. He is buried in the West Willowdale Cemetery in Brunswick (Antelope County), Nebraska. He was a charter member of the Terry Post (#316) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Neligh, Nebraska.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.


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