My 3x Great-grandfather Alonzo Chubb was 2nd Lieutenant of the 105th Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
I was so very inspired by Alonzo’s story and the stories of Albion Tourgée and Byron Canfield who were P.O.W.s with him. Because of this, I’ve made a goal to research all 1099 men who fought in this unit. Their stories matter and deserve to be told. So far 296 men and 1 dog’s profiles are completed. A handful of profile existed and I’ve met some wonderful descendants. All of Company D is done. Company E is almost done. And a smattering of other profiles are done.
I’ve also set up a page to capture all resources about the 105th that I discover so others can use them and another page to capture familial relationships between the men. I dream that WikiTree can be the most comprehensive resource for the 105th.
I hope you’ll check out the 105th Ohio and explore some of the profiles of the men. The three profiles (Alonzo, Albion and Byron) mentioned above have interesting stories. Some tragic stories are Horatio M. Smith, Preserved Grant and Alfred Wakelee.
Of course, there are a few soldiers that I can’t find too much on. Many of the men returned to their farms, but there are also captains of industry, public servants, men of the cloth, doctors, lawyers, activists, journalists, and pioneers.