Private Henry Magill, Company H.

        MAGILL, Henry B was a Private in Company H, 82nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Enlisted at the age of 18 years. Mustered in at Camp Simon Kinton, Ohio. At the close of the war he was mustered out at Louisville, Ky. on Sept. 10th, 1864. Husband of Amy (Garber) Magill.


        He was born at New Castle, Penna., Feb. 16th, 1843. His parents moved to Cleveland, Ohio and later to Mt. Vernon, Ohio, where Henry grew to young manhood. He received his education in the Mt. Vernon public schools. At the age of 18 years he heard the call of President Lincoln and answered his country's need. He enlisted at Mt. Vernon, Ohio, Dec. 11th, 1861 and was mustered into the army at Camp Simon Kenton. As a private of Company H, 82nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry under Capt. Nicholas Jerolman, he served three years. He re-enlisted at Chattanooga, Tenn., Jan. 1st, 1864. The regiment commanded by Col. J. Cantwell and Col. J. S. Robinson served in the Second Brigade, Third Division, 11th Army Corps until April 1864; then in the Third Brigade, First Division, 20th Army Corps, and engaged in 72 battles and skirmishes. Mr. Magill participated in the following battles: Second Bull Run, Antietam, Gettysburg, Missionary Ridge, Lookout Mountain, Siege of Atlanta, Sherman's March to the Sea, Siege of Savannah, the Carolina Campaign, Averysboro and Bentonville. He was confined to a hospital in Washington, D. C. about a week after the second battle of Bull Run, transferred to Baltimore, Md., and rejoined his regiment at Fairfax Court House. He participated in all the engagements of his regiment and also in the grand review at Washington, D. C., May 24th, 1865. He was honorably discharged with his company at Louisville, Ky., July 24th, 1865.
        After returning home from the war, Mr. Magill learned the shoemaking trade from his father, and followed this trade with Henry Garber at North Liberty, Ohio. He became acquainted with Henry's younger sister, Amy, and married her in July 1770. To this marriage were born five children, namely, Mary Elizabeth, John Sherman, Harry Beam, Albert Day and William M. Henry Beam Magill died at Mt. Vernon, Ohio, Jan. 24th, 1924 and is buried in the Mound View Cemetery at Mt. Vernon.

The Garber Historical and Genealogical Record, pg15
Author: Clark M. Garber
Call Number: R929.2 qG21g v.1