Personal Effects Identified to Jimmy Northrup, Co.F 60th Ohio - Inventory Number: IDE 069
Tin cup, spoon, and bowl with paper tag reads,
"Tin Cup and Spoon,
used in Civil War
by "Uncle Jimmy" Northrup
F Co, 60th Ohio
Later a Richmond grocer"
Enlisted on 3/24/1864 as a Private at 21 years old.
On 4/15/1864 he mustered into "F" Co. OH 60th Infantry
He was Mustered Out on 8/10/1865 at Springfield, IL
OHIO SIXTIETH INFANTRY (Three Years) :
Sixtieth Infantry. - (Three Years' Service.) Col., James N. McElroy; Lieut.-Col., Martin P. Avery; Majs., William L. Stearns, Henry R. Stevens. Cos. A, B, C, D, E, F and I of this regiment were organized at Cleveland and Columbus in the months of Feb., March, April and May, 1864, to serve for three years. Co. K was organized in Nov. and Dec., 1864, to serve for one year. The 9th and 10th independent companies, Ohio sharpshooters, were transferred to the regiment on Feb. 24, 1865, and known as companies G and H. Upon the completion of six companies the regiment was ordered to the field in Virginia. It crossed the Rapidan and took part in the battle of the Wilderness. It led the advance of a column of two divisions in the attack at Marye's bridge over the Ny river and was specially distinguished in orders by the general commanding for the gallantry with which it crossed the stream and carried the position of the enemy. In all the actions about Spottsylvania in which the corps was engaged the regiment took an honorable part, suffering very much in that series of engagements. It also took an honorable part in the engagements at the North Anna river, Cold Harbor, the siege of Petersburg and the actions about Richmond. It was mustered out of service July 28, 1865, and the rolls show the casualties to have been 505, with but 17 missing.
Inventory Number: IDE 069