Identified Surgeons Belt Plate - Inventory Number: BEL 215
Model 1851 Eagle Sword belt Plate of Dr. Fisher W. Ames of the 6th Ohio Infantry. He saw action at the battles of Laurel Hill, Carrick's Ford, Virginia, and Stones River, Tennessee. His name is lightly inscribed into the back of the plate. Belt plate is accompanied by a letter of provenance and regimental records.
Fisher W. Ames:
Residence Cincinnati OH; a 35 year-old Physician.
Enlisted on 5/2/1861 at Cincinnati, OH as a Asst Surgeon.
On 5/2/1861 he mustered into Field & Staff OH 6th Infantry
He was Mustered Out on 6/18/1861 at Cincinnati, OH
On 6/18/1861 he mustered into Field & Staff OH 6th Infantry
He Resigned on 6/12/1863
On 1/1/1864 he was commissioned into Field & Staff US CT 14th Infantry
He was discharged (date not stated)
(Estimated date of commission)
* Surgeon 1/1/1864 (As of 14th USCT Infantry (est. date))
Born in 1823
Died 9/7/1876 in Cincinnati, OH
Buried: Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, OH
(Parents: Daniel & Anna Ames. Wife: Marie C. Died of typhoid fever)
After the War he lived in 137 Plum Street, Cincinnati, OH
OHIO SIXTH INFANTRY (Three Months)
Sixth Infantry. - (Three Months' Service.) Col., William K. Bosley; Lieut.-Col., Eliphalet Loring: Maj., Alexander C. Christopher. This regiment was principally recruited from an independent military organization of the city of Cincinnati, known as the Guthrie Gray Battalion. It was enrolled on April 20, 1861, and mustered into the U. S. service April 27, at Camp Harrison, except Cos. H and K, they being mustered May 10 and 12, respectively. Immediately after muster-in the regiment was transferred to Camp Dennison, to be equipped and placed in readiness for the field, but before the work was completed a call was issued by the president for 300,000 men for three years, and a majority of the membership signifying their intention to enter that service, they were enrolled in such from June 6 to 18, 1861. Those who did not enlist for three years were mustered out with the several companies Aug. 21, 1861, at Cincinnati.
OHIO SIXTH INFANTRY (Three Years)
Sixth Infantry. - (Three Years' Service.) Cols., William K. Bosley, Nicholas L. Anderson; Lieut.-Col., Alexander C. Christopher; Majs., Anthony O. Russell, Samuel C. Erwin, James Bense. This regiment was organized at Camp Dennison, in June, 1861, to serve for three years. Immediately after the muster-in and equipment, it was ordered to western Virginia. It took part in the operations about Laurel hill and in the subsequent pursuit of the Confederates, ending in the affair of Carrick's ford. Being transferred to the operations in the West, on April 5, 1862, it was in camp at Savannah, Tenn. The next morning the battle of Shiloh opened, the regiment marched across the country Sunday afternoon to the field and was among the first of Buell's troops to cross the river. The crossing was effected under fire and the 6th, with two other regiments, was thrown into line just in time to repel the last charge the Confederates made upon the Union left that day. The 6th bore its part in all the operations before Corinth and in the subsequent pursuit of the Confederates for 60 miles south of that place.
The following December at Stone's river, the regiment was heavily engaged, losing out of 383 officers and men, 159 killed, wounded and prisoners. In the battle of Chickamauga the regiment was actively engaged, losing out of 384 officers and men, 125 killed, wounded and missing. When active operations commenced in front of Chattanooga, the 4th corps occupied the center, the 6th Ohio being in the advance on Orchard knob and in the charge up Missionary ridge. It then took part in the Knoxville campaign and joined in the Atlanta movements the following spring On June 6, 1864, it was released from duty and ordered home to be mustered out. The regiment arrived at Cincinnati on June 15, and after the public reception given by the citizens went into quarters at Camp Dennison, where it was mustered out on June 23, with an aggregate of 30 officers and 495 enlisted men.
Fourteenth U. S. Colored Troops
Organized at Gallatin, Tenn., November 16, 1863, to January 8, 1864. Attached to Post of Gallatin, Tenn., to January, 1864. Post of Chattanooga, Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland, to November, 1864. Unattached, District of the Etowah, Dept. of the Cumberland, to December, 1864. 1st Colored Brigade, District of the Etowah, to May, 1865. District of East Tennessee, to August, 1865. Dept. of the Tennessee and Dept. of Georgia till March, 1866.
SERVICE.-Garrison duty at Chattanooga, Tenn., till November, 1864. March to relief of Dalton, Ga., August 14. Action at Dalton August 14-15. Siege of Decatur, Ala., October 27-30. Battle of Nashville, Tenn., December 15-16. Overton's Hill December 16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. Duty at Chattanooga and in District of East Tennessee till July, 1865. At Greenville and in the Dept. of the Tennessee till March, 1866. Mustered out March 26, 1866.
Inventory Number: BEL 215