FIRST COMPANY RECRUITED
IN COLUMBIANA COUNTY
Who Answered President Lincoln’s Call? The men of New Lisbon.
The following article was discovered by Lisbon Historical Society Curator, Leah Rudy, who spends
Saturday mornings reading the Lepper Library’s microfilm collection of old newspapers.

From the Ohio Patriot of April 23, 1891

FIRST COMPANY RECRUITED
IN COLUMBIANA COUNTY

Thirty Years Ago Next Saturday, April 25th,
the First Company in Columbiana
County Was Recruited at New Lisbon for
the Suppression of the Rebellion.

Thirty years ago next Saturday, April 25th, was a day with its patriotic accompaniments that will be
long remembered as a memorable one in the history of New Lisbon. On the 25th of April, 1861, New
Lisbon had the honor of sending out the first company that enlisted in Columbiana county in response
to President Lincoln’s call for 75,000 men to serve for three months to suppress the rebellion. That
was Company E, O.V.I. The men enlisted as privates and the officers were afterward selected by their
comrades. The following officers were chosen:

Captain, Urwin Bean;
First Lieutenant, Robert Shearer;
Second Lieutenant, A. T. Snodgrass.

The company, after organization, was ordered to report to Camp Taylor, near Cleveland, and was
assigned to the 19th O.V.I., colonel Samuel Beatty commanding. From there the regiment was
ordered to Zanesville, and after drilling two weeks was marched into West Virginia and served under
General Rosecrans, taking active part in the battle at Rich
Mountain. At the expiration of their three months’ term of service, the regiment was
honorably discharged, and Company E returned to New Lisbon, August 2d, 1861, where they were
welcomed with imposing demonstrations of honor. The fires of patriotism kindled in the three months’
service induced the brave boys, then young men with spark-
ling eyes, glowing cheeks and all the ardor of youth, to reenlist in the army, and with the exception of
two members, every member of Company “E” reenlisted for three years
in some branch of the service.  The following is the roster of Company “E” in the order en which each
enlisted, D. C. Hostetter being the first name on the list:
D. C. Hostetter, Daniel Watt,David A. Pritchard, Urwin Bean,
A.T. Snodgrass,
John V. Vogan, J. M. Ward, Robert Shearer. Charles Brewer, Charles D. Maus,
George W.Russell, W. E. Patterson, C. A.White, Benjamin Wilson,
Frederick Adam, John Harbaugh, A. Fife, John T. Sloss, J. A. Ward, Robert Donley,
J. Flugan, Leonard Holloway, Jonathan Hamilton, Charles W. Beck,
Alcinous Richardson, A. C. Null, A.B. Shonse, Andrew A. Ewing,
George Hamilton, Richard Kerns, A. Burcaw, David Whitacre,
William Watson, E. Jennings Thompson, Isaac W.McCartney, Robert Scott,
D. W. Cornwell, Calvin L. Johnson, Benjamin Baird, W. H. Miller, J. G. Hill,
Thomas G. Hawkins, James Wheeler, Levi Aldridge, George E. Brewer,William Starr, W. H. Adams,
John Whitacre, Joseph Lighenstine, G. W. Gooderl, George M. Chandler,
George D. Flugan, David M. Watson, Peter V. Springer, John F. Bonbright,
G. W. Atterholt, Robert Knight, William Ogle, John Starr, Stephen Lewis, John B. Pyle,
Charles H. Keiper, Forean Schnagel, Philip Losienger, G. W. Vernon,
Walter McClymonds, James L. Robertson, Martin Eaholtz, Oliver Crissinger,
John W. King, Ezekiel G. Drennan, Thomas Williard, Anson C. Miller,
Samuel H. Ells, J. A. Stigleman, Martin Culbertson, Henry Kuhl,
Franklin A. Gray, James Sterling, John Adams, John McCartney,
James Webb, Henry Miller, John W. McKee, John B. Mills, Joseph Clunk,
Richard Pearce, Dennis Ling, Joseph Deville, Nicholas Hart, I. D. Winters,
C. L. Frost, Pat McQuade, Franklin Wiles, Leonard Geospe, J.C. Maxwell,
Leander Brown, Edward Nash, Charles Whitacre, Perry Zepernick, Nicholas Shaffer, John H. Spence,
John F. Sutton, William M. Hostetter, Frederick Ward,
Nicholas Herford.

Of the one hundred and ten young men who were members of the above
company at its inception 50 are dead. The bones of many of them smolder
on southern battle fields. Columbiana county contributed more men to the Union service, first and last,
than any county in the State of  equal population. Let us cherish and honor their valor. For when the
true hero shall fond no love, and  when the fires of patriotism cease, then will the glory of our country  
have departed.