William Tweedy


BirthDec. 24, 1841
DeathJuly 1, 1925
CemeteryRidge (Fremont)
PostPorter (Bloomfield)
Unit104th Ohio Infantry, Company E

Private William Tweedy

Company E, 104th Ohio Infantry

Company I, 183rd Ohio Infantry

Tweedy was born in Ohio on December 24, 1841. The 22 year old enlisted and was mustered in the 104th Ohio Infantry on February 2, 1864. Tweedy served about 16 months before being mustered out of the 104th Ohio Infantry on June 15, 1865. He transferred to the 183rd Ohio Infantry and served about 1 month. Tweedy was mustered out on July 17, 1865 at Salisbury, North Carolina.

The 104th Ohio Infantry was organized at Camp Massilion, Ohio on August 30, 1862. Tweedy would have joined the regiment in the early days of 1864. During his enlistment, the regiment was involved in several major battles and campaigns. A partial list includes:

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

Battle of Peach Tree Creek (GA) (July 19-20, 1864).

Operations against General John Bell Hood in Georgia and Alabama (September 29-November 3, 1864).

Battle of Franklin (TN) (November 30, 1864).

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

At the Bennett House (Raleigh NC) when General Johnston surrender the Army of Tennessee.

The Battle of Franklin was the most costly engagement for the regiment. The unit lost 11 soldiers, 32 were wounded, and 6 were taken prisoner.

Tweedy died on July 1, 1925 at the age of 83 years. He is buried in the Ridge Cemetery in Fremont (Dodge County), Nebraska. He was one of the last members of the Porter Post (#230) of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) in Bloomfield, Nebraska. In addition, he was a member of the McPherson Post (#4) of the GAR in Fremont, Nebraska.

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


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