May 8, 2014

Pages 670-673
Whole Number 39

CIVIL WAR SOLDIERS FROM OHIO NAMED SPARKS



(Editor's Notes The following record of Civil War soldiers named Sparks who served in regiments from Ohio has been taken from the 12-volume work entitled Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866 which was publiched in Akron by the Werner Company between 1886 and 1893.)

ALEXANDER R. SPARKS. Drafted as a private in Co. G, 122d Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 14, 1864, for 3 years. Aged 26 years. Mustered out with company on June 26, 1865.

ALFRED SPARKS. Enlisted in Co. H, First Kentucky Volunteer Infantry (composed entirely of Ohio men) on July 9, 1861, for 3 years, as a wagoner. Age not stated. Mustered out with company on June 18, 1864,

ANDREW SPARKS. Enlisted from Ohio with the U .S. Navy as a Landsman on Sep 1, 1864, for 1 year. No further information.

BENJAMIN F. SPARKS. Enlisted as a private in Co. C, First Regiment, U.S. Veteran Volunteer Engineers, on March 14, 1865, for 1 year. Aged 17. Mustered out with company on Sep 26, 1865. (Erastus F. Sparks, aged 28, was also a private in this company.)

CHARLES F. SPARKS. Enlisted as a private on May 2, 1864, in Co. D, 136th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry which was organized at Camp Chase, Ohio, to serve 100 days. Aged 35. Mustered out with company on August 31, 1864.

DAVID SPARKS. Enlisted as an officer in Co. K, 45th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry on 1 Jul 1862, for 3 years. Aged 44. Appointed 1st lieutenant on August 6, 1862; promoted to captain of Co. F, same regiment, on March 2, 1863; transferred back to Co. K in August, 1863. Mustered out with company on June 12, 1865.

DAVID G. SPARKS. Enlisted in Co. H, 153rd Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry for 100 days as a private on May 2, 1864. Aged 37. Mustered out with company on Sep 9, 1864.

ERASTUS SPARKS. Enlisted in Co. E, 136th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry for 100 days on May 2, 1864 (this regiment was composed of National Guard units from Licking and Hardin Counties). Aged 28. Mustered out with company on Sep 1, 1864. (James Sparks, aged 39, was also a private in this company.)

ERASTUS F. SPARKS. Enlisted as a private in Co. C, First Regiment, U.S. Veteran Volunteer Engineers, on March 29, 1865, for 1 year. Aged 28. Mustered out with company on Sep 26, 1865. (Benjamin F. Sparks, aged 17, was also a private in this company.)

FRANK W. SPARKS. Enlisted as a private in Co. C, 55th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, on Oct 20, 1861. (This regiment was organized at Norwalk, Ohio.) Aged 20. Appointed corporal, date not given. Wounded Nov 25, 1863, in the Battle of Mission Ridge, Tenn.; reduced to private, date not given. Mustered out Oct 19, 1864, at Atlanta, Ga., on expiration of term of service.

GEORGE B. SPARKS. Enlisted as a private in Co. B, 24th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, on May 30, 1861, for 3 years. Aged 21. Wounded December 31, 1862, in the Battle of Stone River, Term. Mustered out with company on June 21, 1864. (Joseph B. Sparks, aged 20, was also a private in this company.)

GEORGE B. SPARKS. Perhaps the same as above. Enlisted for 1 year on Oct 3, 1864. He enlisted as a private in a list of unassigned recruits of the 178th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Aged 21. His name does not appear on any of the company rolls of this regiment.

GEORGE M. SPARKS. Enlisted in Co. B, 32d Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, on August 9, 1861, for 3 years. (This regiment was organized near Mansfield, Ohio.) Aged 25. He may have enlisted as a sergeant since he was later reduced to private, date not known. Mustered out with company July 20, 1865.

GEORGE W. SPARKS. Enlisted as a private in Co. H, 101st Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 11, 1862, for 3 years. Aged 18. He was wounded, captured and paroled in Sep, 1863, at Chickamauga, Ga.; mustered out with company on June 12, 1865. (James P. Sparks, aged 22, was also a private in this same company.)

GEORGE W. SPARKS. Enlisted for 3 years in Co. K, 45th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry on 1 Jul 1862. Aged 19. Appointed 2d lieutenant on August 6, 1862; promoted to 1st lieutenant of Co. I on Nov 20, 1862; promoted to captain July 13, 1864, but not mustered; discharged August 16, 1864, at Cincinnati, Ohio, for wounds received May 14, 1864, in the Battle of Resaca, Ga.

GEORGE W. SPARKS. Enlisted as a private in Co. C, 163rd Regiment Ohio Volunteer rnfaiWry, on May 2, 1864, for 100 days. Aged 18. Mustered out with company on Sep 10, 1864. (Wesley W. Sparks was a sergeant in this same company.)

GRANVILLE SPARKS. Enlisted as a private in Co. B, 60th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry on February 26, 1864, for 3 years. Aged 18. Mustered out with company on July 28, 1865.

HENRY SPARKS. Drafted as a private in Co. C, 66th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry on Sep 24, 1864, for 1 year. Aged 40. Mustered out on 1 Jun 1865, near Bladenburg, Md., by order of the War Department.

HENRY H. SPARKS. Enlisted as a private in Co. A, 64th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, on Oct 2, 1861, for 3 years. Aged 21. Appointed corporal 1 Jul 1865. Mustered out with company on December 3, 1865.

ISAAC SPARKS. Enlisted as a private in Co. H, l52d Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry on May 2, 1864, for 100 days. Aged 24. Mustered out with company on Sep 2, 1864. (This regiment was made up of units of the National Guard in Darke and Clarke Counties.)

ISAAC W. SPARKS. Enlisted as a private in Co. H, 195th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, on February 28, 1865, for 1 year. Aged 18. Mustered out with company on December 18, 1865.

ISAIAH SPARKS. Enlisted as a private in Co. D, 134th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, for 100 days on May 2, 1864. Aged 27. Mustered out with company on August 31, 1864. (This regiment was composed of units of the National Guard from Hancock and Shelby Counties.)

J. E. SPARKS. A member of the Second Regiment Reserve Militia organized in Cincinnati area in July, 1861. When martial law was declared on Sep 4, 1862, by Gen. Lew Wallace, this unit was mustered into the service of the U.S. J. E. Sparks served for 30 days in Co. C and was mustered out with the company on Oct 4, 1862. Aged 31.

J. H. SPARKS. Enlisted as a private in Co. C, 139th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, on May 2, 1864, for 100 days. Aged 20. Mustered out with company on August 26, 1864. (This regiment was composed of National Guard units from Cincinnati and from Van Wert and Ottawa Counties.)

JAMES SPARKS. Enlisted as a private in Co. E, 135th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, on May 2, 1864, for 100 days. Aged 39. Mustered out with company on Sep 1, 1864. (Erastus Sparks was also a private in this company. This regiment was composed of National Guard units from Licking and Hardin Counties.)

JAMES SPARKS. Enlisted as a private in Co. B, 187th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry on 1 February 1865, for 1 year. Aged 18. Mustered out with company on 20 January 1866.

JAMES H. SPARKS. Enlisted as a corporal in Co. H, 186th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, for 1 year on 2 January 1865. Aged 20. Promoted to sergeant on Sep 1, 1865. Mustered out with company on Sep 18, 1865.

JAMES P. SPARKS. Enlisted as a private in Co. H, 101st Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, on August 11, 1862, for 3 years. Aged 22. He was transferred to Co. H, 8th Regiment Veteran Reserve Corps, on December 10, 1863. (George W. Sparks, aged 18, was also a private in Co. H, 101st Regiment.) James P. Sparks was discharged on July 2, 1865, by order of the War Department.

JOHN SPARKS. Enlisted as a private in Co. A, 121st Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, on August 13, 1862, for 3 years. Aged 19. He was killed on March 21, 1865, in the Battle of Bentonville, N.C., and he was buried at Raleigh, N.C., section 4, grave 81. (This regiment was organized at Delaware, Ohio; William Sparks, aged 42, was also a private in Co. A.)

JOHN G. SPARKS. Enlisted as a private in Co. G, 25th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 18, 1861, for 3 years. Aged 33. Mustered out with company on June 18, 1866. (This regiment was organized at Columbus, Ohio.)

JOHN M. SPARKS. Enlisted as a private in Co. D, 25th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry on June 8, 1861, for 3 years. Aged 18. Transferred to the 12th Battery Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery on March 12, 1862. Mustered out June 25, 1864, on expiration of term of service. (The 25th Regiment was organized at Columbus, Ohio.)

JOHN V. SPARKS. Enlisted on April 4, 1865. Aged 19. (The volume containing further details on this man's service is missing in the University of Michigan Library--we shall try to provide this information in a subsequent issue.)

JOSEPH SPARKS. Enlisted as a private in Co. I, 67th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, on December 26, 1862, for 3 years. Aged 25. Transferred to Co. H, same regiment, on Sep 1, 1865. Mustered out with company on December 7, 1865.

JOSEPH SPARKS. Enlisted as a private in Co. B, 169th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, on May 2, 1864, for 100 days. Aged 18. Died August 20, 1864, at Fort Ethan Allen, Virginia. Buried at Arlington, Va. (The 169th Regiment was organized at Camp Cleveland, Ohio.)

JOSEPH R. SPARKS. Enlisted as a private in Co. B, 24th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, on July 24, 1861, for 3 years. Aged 20. Mustered out with company on June 21, 1864. (George B. Sparks, aged 21, was also a private in this company.)

JOSEPH R. SPARKS. Probably the same as the Joseph R. Sparks, above. Enlisted as a private in Co. A, First Regiment U.S. Veteran Volunteer Engineers, on Sep 2, 1864, for 2 years, Aged 23, No further record.

LEMUEL SPARKS. Enlisted as a private in Co. B, 72d Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infanon Nov, 11, 1861, for 3 years. Aged 25. Died of disease on May 16, 1862, at Camp No. 6, near Corinth, Mississippi.

LESLIE H. SPARKS. Enlisted as a private in Co. A, 72d Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, on Oct, 31, 1861, for 3 years. Aged 18. No further record, perhaps same man as below.

LESLIE H. SPARKS. Enlisted as a private in Co. M, First Regiment Ohio Volunteer Heavy Artillery, on July 4, 1863, for 3 years. Aged 19. Drowned June 5, 1864, at Loudon, Tenn. Buried in Chattanooga, Tenn., section H, grave 152.

LORENZO H. SPARKS. Enlisted as a private in Co. B, 105th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 10, 1862, for 3 years. Aged 19. Transferred to Veteran Reserve Corps on May 31, 1864.

MAHLON SPARKS. Enlisted as a private in Co. A, 64th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, on Oct 2, 1861, for 3 years. Aged 43. Promoted to sergeant Nov 18, 1861; promoted to 1st sergeant May 12, 1863. Discharged May 21, 1865, at Camp Dennison, Ohio, on surgeon's certificate of disability. (This regiment was organized at Mansfield, Ohio.)

RILEY SPARKS. Enlisted as a private in Co. B, 123rd Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, on August 18, 1862, for 3 years. Aged 18. Captured 2 January 1863, in hospital at Petersburg, Va.; discharged April 25, 1863, on surgeon's certificate of disability. (This regiment was organized at Monroeville, Ohio.)

STEPHEN L. SPARKS. Enlisted as a private in Co. H, 2d Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, on Sep 10, 1861, for 3 years. Aged 18. Discharged April 4, 1863, on surgeon's certificate of disability.

WESLEY W. SPARKS. Enlisted as a sergeant in Co. C, 63rd Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, on May 2, 1864, for 100 days. Aged 24. Mustered out with company on Sept, 10, 1864, (George W, Sparks, aged 18, was a private in this same company.)

WILLIAM SPARKS. Enlisted as a private in Co. A, 121st Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 13, 1862, for 3 years. Aged 42. Discharged on Sep 24, 1863, at Camp Dennison, Ohio, on surgeon's certificate of disability. (John Sparks, aged 19, was a private in this same company.)

WILLIAM SPARKS. Enlisted as a private in Co. K, 50th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry August 11, 1862, for 3 years. Aged 20. No further record.

WILLIAM SPARKS, Enlisted on June 8, 1863. Aged 21. (The volume containing further details on this man's service is missing in the University of Michigan Library--we shall try to provide this information in a subsequent issue.)

ZEBULON SPARKS. Enlisted on December 10, 1863. Aged 30. (The volume containing lurther details on this man's service is missing in the University of Michigan Library--we shall try to provide this information in a subsequent issue.)

 

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