A Twentieth Century History of Hardin County, Ohio; A Narrative Account of Its Historical Progress, Its People and Principal Interests,

A Twentieth Century History of Hardin County, Ohio; A Narrative Account of Its Historical Progress, Its People and Principal Interests,

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ... in Trumbull county, whence he proceeded by canal to Cleveland and on to Sandusky. The Mad River & Erie Railroad had been completed to Titiin _and by means of this line he was transported to the latter point, from which he made his way to Kenton, walking a considerable portion of the distance. Upon his return to his home town he became associated with his father in the hotel business, and he also conducted a general store in one of the rooms of the hotel building. After the retirement of his father Colonel Furney individually continued the hotel business for a number of years. At the inception of the Civil war Colonel Furney was one of the first to respond to President Lincoln 's first call for volunteers, and he was the first to write his name on the volunteer list of the first company organized in Kenton. He was virtually the organizer of this company, with which he proceeded to Columbus, and after drilling one week at Camp Denison the company proceeded to the front. Colonel Furney returned to Kenton and 'here succeeded in raising another company, which was mustered in as Company D, Thirty-fourth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and of which he was chosen captain. Colonel Sanders Piatt had command of this regiment. The regiment went into service in West Virginia, being stationed the major part of the time at Charleston. In 1863 Captain Furney received commission as major of his regiment, and one year later he was raised to the rank of lieutenant colonel, in which office he continued his gallant service until the close of the war. He participated in many of the most important battles marking the progress of the great internecine conflict, and was in the thick of the fight, especially in the famous battles of Winchester, Cedar...show more

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  • Paperback | 238 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 431g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236947592
  • 9781236947598