Inscribed in pencil on the interior cover: D.G. Steese Fort C Arlington Hgts., Virginia June 20th 1864 – Amer. Bible Soc.
On the interior fly page yet another inscription by the soldier reading: D.G. Steese Fort Corcoran Arlington Heights, Virginia June 20th 1864
Dallas G. Steese - At 19 years old he enlisted on 5/2/1864 as a Private in Company "F" 164th Ohio Infantry. He was Mustered Out on 8/27/1864 at Cleveland, OH.
Dallas G. Steese
Residence was not listed; 19 years old.
Enlisted on 5/2/1864 as a Private.
On 5/11/1864 he mustered into "F" Co. OH 164th Infantry
He was Mustered Out on 8/27/1864 at Cleveland, OH
OHIO ONE HUNDRED and SIXTY-FOURTH INFANTRY (One Hundred Days)
One Hundred and Sixty-fourth Infantry. - Col., John C. Lee; Lieut.-Col., Augustus S. Bement; Maj., Michael Sullivan. This regiment was organized at Camp Cleveland, May 11, 1864, to serve for 100 days. It was composed of the 49th regiment, Ohio National Guard, from Seneca county and the 54th battalion, from Summit county. On May 14 it left Cleveland, and proceeding via Dunkirk, Elmira, Harrisburg and Baltimore reached Washington, D. C., on the 17th. It took position in the defenses on the south side of the Potomac and during its 100 days' service garrisoned Forts Smith, Strong, Bennett, Haggarty, and other forts. At the expiration of its term of enlistment it returned to Cleveland and was mustered out on Aug. 27, 1864.
Inventory Number: IDE 085