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Zak93

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Hi I’m looking for photos of my 4th great grand father , color corporal William Whitney Framer .I have his letters he wrote home and even visited his grave at Antietam. He was accidentally buried with the Connecticut instead of the Ohio 8th voulenters company D . We had a letter from the army saying this mistake was made . I’ve searched and searched the internet with no success was hoping maybe someone on here could help me
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Hi I’m looking for photos of my 4th great grand father , color corporal William Whitney Framer .I have his letters he wrote home and even visited his grave at Antietam. He was accidentally buried with the Connecticut instead of the Ohio 8th voulenters company D . We had a letter from the army saying this mistake was made . I’ve searched and searched the internet with no success was hoping maybe someone on here could help me View attachment 321581View attachment 321582View attachment 321583View attachment 321584View attachment 321585View attachment 321581View attachment 321582View attachment 321583View attachment 321584View attachment 321585
I join you in honoring your ancestor's service. Welcome to CWT! Hope you'll visit the Civil War Ancestry forum. Finding a photo of William would be akin to winning the lottery. With all the Civil War photos out there, it's easy to get the impression every soldier had a photo made at some point, but that really wasn't the case. There may well be one out there, so keep searching!. I have found a couple of things you might add to your research. I did find a photo of William's 1st Captain in Company D and eventual Lieutenant-Colonel of the Regiment. I'm also adding the regiment's after-action report on Antietam from the OR, (Official Records).

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Franklin Sawyer

Promotions:
* Capt 6/18/1861 (As of Co. D 8th OH Inf (3-years))
* Major 7/8/1861
* Lt Colonel 11/25/1861
* Brig-General 3/15/1865 by Brevet
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Antietam after battle report:

Report of Lieut. Col. Franklin Sawyer, Eighth Ohio Infantry, of the
battle of Antietam.


ON THE FIELD, NEAR ANTIETAM CREEK, MD.,
September 18, 1862.
SIR: I have the honor to submit the following report of the killed and
wounded of the Eighth Regiment Ohio Volunteers, and of the part taken by
the regiment in the battle, on this field, of yesterday:

We left our bivouac on the east side of the creek with your brigade early on
the morning of the 17th, and, moving in our proper position in the line,
forded Antietam Creek and deployed in line of battle on the hills, our
position being to the left of the Fourteenth Indiana. So soon as the line was
formed, by your order we moved directly to the front and upon the enemy,
who appeared to be masked behind fences, corn-fields,
and in ditches on the crests of a series of ridges. We gained the position
assigned us under a perfect storm of the enemy's balls and shell, where, in
connection with the other regiments of your brigade and French's division,
we maintained, from 9 o'clock a. m. until near 1 p. m., our position under
a most sanguinary fire of musketry and shell. The enemy were within 20
rods of our position in strong force, and were repeatedly re-enforced during
the action, and had, besides, the advantage of considerable cover at points
very near us. The position of the Fourteenth Indiana and the Eighth Ohio
was greatly exposed, and the battle raged along our lines with such fury as
to threaten our annihilation, but not a man faltered or fell back. Our
ammunition being exhausted, the cartridge-boxes of the dead and wounded
were rifled to supply our arms.

The enemy were finally driven from our front, but the lines to the right of
the Fourteenth Indiana giving way, the enemy undertook to turn that flank,
but the Fourteenth Indiana and Eighth Ohio rapidly and gallantly changed
their front, and drove the enemy back with great slaughter. At this time,
other troops going to the front, by your order I brought off the Eighth to
replenish its ammunition, and then took position with the brigade to the
right. We were not again engaged during the day, but were constantly
annoyed, and suffered some from the enemy's shell, which continued to fall
among us until dark.

During the entire engagement my officers and men behaved with the utmost
bravery and gallantry; not a man gave way. Our colors received seventeen
balls, but were never once depressed during the storm of battle. Maj.
Winslow and Lieut. David Lewis, acting adjutant, were constantly at their
posts, and performed their whole duty. All my officers and men who were
present deserve especial mention, but as they fought under your own eye it
is unnecessary now. Our record of losses is a long and sad one. We went
into action with 17 officers and 324 men, of whom 2 officers were killed and
7 wounded. Of the noncommissioned officers and privates, 30 were killed
and 122 wounded, and 5 missing, probably killed.* Appended hereto is a list
of the killed and wounded, name and company; also the name of Corpl. W.
W. Larner, killed the day previous.

I have the honor to be, sir, your most obedient servant,

FRANKLIN SAWYER,
Lieut.-Col. Eighth Ohio Volunteers, Commanding.

Brig. Gen. NATHAN KIMBALL,
Commanding First Brigade.

Source: Official Records: Series I. Vol. 19. Part I, Reports. Serial No. 27

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This is the index card for his widow's pension application at the National Archives:

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hlilly281

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Hi I’m looking for photos of my 4th great grand father , color corporal William Whitney Framer .I have his letters he wrote home and even visited his grave at Antietam. He was accidentally buried with the Connecticut instead of the Ohio 8th voulenters company D . We had a letter from the army saying this mistake was made . I’ve searched and searched the internet with no success was hoping maybe someone on here could help me View attachment 321581View attachment 321582View attachment 321583View attachment 321584View attachment 321585View attachment 321581View attachment 321582View attachment 321583View attachment 321584View attachment 321585
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Found on Ancestry.com - you'll need an account but here's the link.

I remembered reading about a color guard from the 8th Ohio being killed by an artillery shell at Antietam in an account of the battle written by Azor H. Nickerson of Co. I.
 
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