Mason, Civil War Veteran
Military Service: Private, 128th Regiment, Company I, Ohio Volunteer Infantry
Abraham Wartman [sometimes Wortman], named after his father, was the eldest of eleven children, all born in Vienna. Wartman enlisted as a 19-year-old Private in March 1864, and served 100 days. The 128th Ohio Volunteer Infantry performed guard duty at the Confederate prisoner of war camp at Johnson’s Island, near Sandusky. By 1870 Abraham was working as a brick mason and by 1880 he was living with his wife Kate and son in Niles.
Regimental History, 128th Ohio Volunteer Infantry
Overview: Organized at Columbus and Johnson's Island, Ohio, December, 1863, to January, 1864. Moved from Columbus to Sandusky, Ohio, January, 1864. Guard duty at Sandusky and at Johnson's Island, Sandusky Bay, till July, 1865. Moved to Camp Chase, Ohio, July 10, and mustered out July 17, 1865. Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 68 Enlisted men by disease. Total 64.