Snyder, Thomas C.
Civil War Veteran
Military Service: 41st Regiment, Ohio Infantry, Company A; 171st Regiment, Ohio Infantry (National Guard); 177th Regiment, Ohio Infantry
According to the records of the Dayton Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Thomas C. Snyder enlisted on August 18, 1861, and, exactly a year later, was discharged on a surgeon’s certificate of disability for a hip fracture. In 1863, Snyder enlisted in the 171st Ohio Volunteer Infantry, serving from April 27 to August 20, 1864. He again enlisted on September 6, 1864, joining the 177th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and was mustered out in Greensboro, North Carolina, as a Corporal.
Snyder returned to Vienna, where he farmed, taught school, and began a livery business. When Snyder entered the Dayton Home in 1905, he was a 62-year-old widower living in Canton, Ohio, having managed a coal mining company and co-owned a steel roofing company there. An ardent Republican, Snyder was elected to the state legislature from Stark County. In 1905, according to Dayton Home records, he stood 5’7” tall and had brown eyes and black hair. His monthly pension was $12. He was discharged, at his own request, in 1906.
41st Regiment, Ohio Infantry
Overview: Organized at Camp Wood, Cleveland, Ohio, August 26 to October 29, 1861. Mustered in October 31, 1861. Moved to Camp Dennison, Ohio, November 6, thence to Gallipolis, Ohio, November 16, thence to Louisville, Ky. Duty at Camp Wickliffe, Ky., till February, 1862. Attached to 15th Brigade, Army of the Ohio, December, 1861, to January, 1862. 15th Brigade, 4th Division, Army of the Ohio, to February, 1862. 19th Brigade, 4th Division, Army of the Ohio, to September, 1862. 19th Brigade 4th Division, 2nd Corps, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Left Wing 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 21st Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to August, 1865. Dept. of Texas to November, 1865.
Service: Advance on Nashville, Tenn., February 14-25, 1862. Occupation of Nashville February 25 to March 18. March to Savannah, Tenn., March 18-April 6. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Occupation of Corinth and pursuit to Booneville May 30-June 12. March to Athens, Ala., and duty there till July 17, and at Murfreesboro till August 17. March to Louisville, Ky., in pursuit of Bragg August 17-September 26. Pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky October 1-22. Battle of Perryville, Ky., October 8. Danville October 11. Rockcastle River October 18. Nelson's Cross Roads October 18. Pittman's Cross Roads October 19. March to Nashville, Tenn., October 23-November 6, and duty there till December 26. Advance on Murfreesboro December 26-30. Battle of Stone's River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. Woodbury January 24. Duty at Murfreesboro till June. Expedition from Readyville to Woodbury April 2. Snow Hill, Woodbury, April 3. Middle Tennessee (or Tullahoma) Campaign June 22-July 7. Liberty Gap June 22-23. Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 16. Passage of the Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Lee and Gordon's Mills September 11-13. Battle of Chickamauga, Ga., September 19-20. Siege of Chattanooga, Tenn., September 24-November 23. Reopening Tennessee River October 26-29. Brown's Ferry October 27. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Orchard Knob November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. March to relief of Knoxville November 28-December 8. Operations in East Tennessee till April, 1864. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1 to September 8. Demonstrations on Rocky Faced Ridge and Dalton, Ga., May 8-13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Adairsville May 17. Near Kingston May 18-19. Near Cassville May 19 and May 24. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Pickett's Mills May 27. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 10-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw Mountain June 27. Ruff's Station, Smyrna Camp Ground, July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Pace's Ferry July 5. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Operations against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama September 29-November 3. Nashville Campaign November-December. Columbia, Duck River, November 24-27. Battle of Franklin November 30. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. Moved to Huntsville, Ala., and duty there till March, 1865. Operations in East Tennessee March 15-April 22. Duty at Nashville till June. Moved to New Orleans, La., June 16; thence to Texas. Duty at San Antonio till November. Mustered out November 27, 1865.
Regiment lost during service 8 Officers and 168 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 153 Enlisted men by disease. Total 330.
171st Ohio Volunteer Infantry (National Guard)
Overview: Organized at Sandusky, Ohio, and mustered in May 7, 1864. On guard and fatigue duty at Johnson's Island till June 8. Moved to Covington, Ky., thence to Cynthiana, Ky. Attached to General Hobson's Command, District of Kentucky, Dept. of the Ohio. Action at Kellar's Bridge. Ky., near Cynthiana, Ky., June 11. Cynthiana, Ky., June 12. Regiment captured. Paroled June 13 and ordered to Camp Dennison, Ohio. Duty there and at Johnson's Island, Ohio, till August. Mustered out August 20, 1864.
Regiment lost during service 17 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 15 Enlisted men by disease. Total 32.
177th Ohio Volunteer Infantry
Overview: Organized at Camp Cleveland, Ohio, and mustered in October 9, 1864. Ordered to Nashville, Tenn.; thence to Tullahoma, Tenn., and garrison duty there under General Milroy till November 30. Ordered to Murfreesboro, Tenn., November 30, arriving there December 2. Attached to Defences Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad, Dept. of the Cumberland, to January, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 23rd Army Corps, Army of the Ohio, and Dept. of North Carolina, to June, 1865.
Service: Siege of Murfreesboro December 5-12, 1864. Wilkinson's Pike, near Murfreesboro, December 7. Near Murfreesboro December 13-14. Ordered to Clifton, Tenn., and duty there till January 16, 1865. Movement to Washington, D. C., thence to Fort Fisher, N. C., January 16-February 7. Operations against Hoke February 11-14. Near Sugar Leaf Battery February 11. Fort Anderson February 18-19. Town Creek February 19-20. Capture of Wilmington February 22. Campaign of the Carolinas March 1-April 26. Advance on Goldsboro March 6-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 21. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. Duty at Raleigh and Greensboro till June. Mustered out at Greensboro, N. C., June 24 and discharged July 7, 1865.
Regiment lost during service 2 Enlisted men killed and 82 Enlisted men by disease. Total 84.