MEDALS OF HONOR
15th Ohio Volunteer Infantry

PRESERVATION 2012

WHAT'S NEW AND ARCHIVES PAGE

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

Reunions

15th Ohio Reunion-1887

Brigade Biographies

Brigade Stories

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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

NEW BOOK---BLOOD SHED IN THIS WAR

In The Footsteps of the 15th Ohio Volunteer Infantry

WILLIAM RICHEY


Sgt. William Richey of Athens, Ohio was a member of Co. A. A little before dark on the evening of September 19th, 1863 at Chickamauga, the Confederates made a furious assault on the brigade. As the battle swept back and fourth across the woods and fields, Sgt. Richey advanced between the lines of the two armies and was soon side by side with a man on horseback. He quickly realized that the man was a Confederate officer. Richey quickly called out in a loud, bold tone: "You are my prisoner; surrender, or I'll blow out your brains." The officer reached for his pistol but realized the futility of resisting and he surrendered. He was a Rebel Major who had accidently ridden too close to the Union lines. Richey brought his prisoner in and was highly commended for his actions.

ROBERT B. BROWN

Private Robert B. Brown of New Concord, Ohio was a member of Co. A. On November 24, 1863, Brown advanced with the regiment up the slopes of Missionary Ridge. Reaching the crest, he saw a Confederate Color Bearer. He shouted out to the man to surrender. He did. Brown took his prisoner and the Battle-flag of the Ninth Mississippi with him to Colonel Askew. He received the Medal of Honor for his actions.  (PHOTO)