Civil War Veteran
Military Service: Private, 171st Regiment, Company G, Ohio Infantry (National Guard)
Pennsylvania-born Jesse Wireman (or Wierman) was 29 years old when he enlisted as a Private in the Union Army on April 27, 1864. The 171st first served guard and fatigue duty at Johnson’s Island, a prison near Sandusky, then was ordered to Kentucky, where it was attacked by Morgan’s Raiders. The regiment then returned to Johnson’s Island, and was mustered out on August 20, 1864. Wireman had married Margaret Clark, of Hubbard, Ohio, in 1860, and the couple set up housekeeping in Sharon, Pennsylvania. By 1880 they were living with their three children in Vienna.
Regimental History, 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.
Pension Record: Letter, War Department, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, July 16th, 1883
Respectfully returned to the Commissioner of Pensions.
Jess Wireman, a Private of Company C, 171st Regiment, Ohio Volunteers, was enrolled on the 27th day of April, 1864, at Sandusky Ohio and is reported: on Organization Roll of company dated May 5th 1864, Present. Roll May and June, 64, Present, Paroled Prisoner Returns for June and July 1864 do not report him among absentees, Mustered out with company at Johnsons Island, Ohio, August 20th, 1964. The Regiment was in action at Cynthiana, Ky. June 12th 1864.
The name Jesse Weirman not born on rolls of co C. Prisoner of War Records furnish no information. No evidence of alleged disability. Books of organization not on file.
Assistant Adjutant General
Declaration for Widow's Pension, State of Ohio, County of Trumbull
5th day of June 1893, Margaret E. Wierman appeared before a Probate Judge and swore to be 49 years of age, a resident of the Twp of Vienna, County of Trumbull, State of Ohio and declared she was the widow of Jesse Wierman who enlisted under the name of Jesse Wierman on the 27th day of April, 1864, in Co. "C" 171st Ohio Inf Vols. She further stated that "Said soldier was a Pensioner at $12 per month Ctf 473,560 Act June 27th 1890 and served at least ninety days in the alte War of the Rebellion, who was Honorable Discharge Sandusky, O Aug 20th, 1864, and died at Vienna, O., May 27th 1893. That she was married under the name of Margaret E. Clark, to said Jesse Wierman, on the 20th day of October 1860, by Justice of Peace, at Hubbard, Ohio. Neither claiment nor said soldier had been previously married. Since the death of Jesse Wierman she is without other means of support than her daily labor. There are no children under 16 years old. She appoints James F. Wilson of Warren, Ohio her lawful attorney. Her post office is Vienna, Trumbull Co., Ohio.
Mrs. Margaret E. Wierman