15th Ohio Volunteer Infantry



Willich's Brigade Descendants Association

90 Day Unit-15th OVI

Shiloh to Stone River 1862

Liberty Gap-Chickamauga-Mission Ridge

Atlanta Campaign

Franklin, Nashville & Texas Campaigns

Bibliography and Resources

Biography of Colonel Frank Askew

Biography of Colonel William Wallace

Staff Roster

Company Rosters


15th Ohio Reunion-1887

Brigade Biographies

Brigade Stories

Monuments and Links

Guest Book and Ancestor Page

Brigade Photos

Brigade Photos 2

Captain Lucius Doolittle-Co. G

Doolittle Journal-Company G

James M. McMeeken-Co. G

Medals of Honor

Online Cemetery Master List

15th Ohio Online Cemetery

15th Ohio Online Cemetery 2

15th Ohio Online Cemetery 3

15th Ohio Online Cemetery 4

15th Ohio Online Cemetery--Co. A

15th Ohio Online Cemetery--Co. C

15th Ohio Online Cemetery--Co. F

15th Ohio Online Cemetery--Co. I

Willich's Brigade Online Cemetery

NEW BOOK---The Buckeye Vanguard


In The Footsteps of the 15th Ohio Volunteer Infantry

Personal items of James M. McMeeken provided by his great-great-grandson Rob Geiger

"I am like you, I am disgusted at the profanity that is used in the army. Sometimes I wonder how some men in the army will ever have the face to meet their friends at home, after acting as they do in the army..."---James McMeeken Newmarket, Tennessee March 28, 1865

James McMeeken and wife Martha Harnley
Co. G's J. M. McMeeken was born in Richland County, Ohio on January 28, 1840 and died on December 24, 1915

Early Photo
McMeeken's canteen

"Believe it or not, my grandfather (James' youngest son) used to let me play with it back in the 1950's. As a kid, I once filled it with water, but found the flavor musty and metallic. Even so, I used to prowl the woods and orchards around his farm with this thing flapping around my shoulder. Now the leather is worn and quite brittle--it has crumbled in places, but is still a nice family treasure, I think"---Rob Geiger

Reunion Ribbons
Reunion Ribbons
Reunion Ribbons
Reunion Ribbon

Co. G's H. G. Palmer

H. G. Palmer and the minie ball removed from his wounding at Kennesaw Mountain in 1864. Palmer was McMeeken's tentmate during the war.

15th Ohio's wartorn battleflags

Obit for James McMeeken