Adams County Alms House Cemetery


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cvanblargan

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And that would be the 107th OVI monument on the right of the second picture. A German regiment formed in NE Ohio, their first combat was on the right of the 11th Corps line at Chancellorsville. Here, they faced off against Doles only to have their support to the right collapse behind them. Their beloved Colonel Seraphim Meyer was relieved of command by Ames and later court marshaled. According to his troops, the only apparent reason was that he was a poor horseman who road awkwardly. The following day, they were overrun by the Louisiana Tigers.

What an introduction to the war. And they weren't given a chance to redeem themselves. A month later, they were shipped off to South Carolina with a majority of the First Division and spent the rest of the war shuttling around the Carolinas and Florida.
 
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cvanblargan

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It must have seemed a bad omen to have their backs to a cemetery, not once, but twice the same day.
 

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. Their beloved Colonel Seraphim Meyer was relieved of command by Ames and later court marshaled. According to his troops, the only apparent reason was that he was a poor horseman who road awkwardly.
He was exonerated of the charges, however.
 

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I suppose this happened a lot during the war. No experience, or making a tactical mistake in front of veteran enemy troops, and your military career could end real quick....
 


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