121st Ohio Volunteer Infantry
1995 - 1997
The 121st Ohio on the battlefield of Bentonville, North Carolina, scene of the
last battle the original regiment. March, 1995.
Ambushed and surrounded, Captain Mark Melroy, center, receives his most
infamous order, "Captain, if you can get your company out of here, I
suggest you do so!" Battle of Bentonville, North Carolina, March 1995.
Out in the open, the 121st fights deperately. Battle of Bentonville,
North Carolina. March 1995.
In a flurry of action, the 121st tries to hold its position in vicious hand-to-
hand combat. Battle of Bentonville, North Carolina. March, 1995.
1st Sergeant Joseph Young calls on the company to rally on him. Battle
of Bentonville, North Carolina. March, 1995.
Captain Mark Melroy calmly directs his company in the middle of action,
while 1st Sergeant Joe Young adjusts his glasses. The white acorn shaped
badge on Melroy's coat stands for the 2nd Division, 14th Army Corps. Battle
of Bentonville, North Carolina. March, 1995.
2nd Sergeant Ed White works on some of his equipment while in camp.
Battle of Bentonville, North Carolina. March, 1995.
Members of the 121st pose near heavy cannons at Old Fort Niagara, New
York while attending artillery safety training with the National Civil War
Artillery Association. May, 1995.
The 121st stands at "Parade Rest" during Memorial Day ceremonies at
Marion, Ohio. May, 1995.
The James roars with furry as the 9th Ohio Independent Battery fires
into the flank of advancing Confederates. Hale Farm, Bath, Ohio.
Thousands of rebel soldiers attack the breastworks of the Federal soldiers
during the Battle of Franklin. Spring Hill, Tennessee, October 1995.
Private John McWilliams, far right, captures a rebel soldier in hand-
to-hand combat on the breastworks of Franklin. Spring Hill,
Tennessee, October 1995.
Absurdity! The Final Frontier. Musician Jared Haudenschield and Corporal
Mick Szabo (Mr. Spock and Captain James Kirk respectively) put on the
Christmas Party play, Civil War Star Trek. At this stage in the play, Spock and
Kirk use their cloaking devices to hide from advancing Rebels (Ed White).
Private Mick Szabo and artillery Sergeant Kip Fields pose at one of the
cannon ports in the casemate of Old Fort Niagara, New York. May 1996.
Corporal Philip Walker "sights the piece" of one of the sea-ward guns at
Old Fort Niagara, New York, during arillery safety training with the
National Civil War Artillery Association. May 1996.
The 121st at Gettysburg in this tin-type photograph. Fairfield,
Pennsylvania. July, 1996.
The 9th Ohio Independent Battery fires at Fort Meigs, Perrysburg, Ohio.
Private Jared Haudenschield demonstrates the loading of a
musket while kneeling at the Marion County Fair. July 1996.
The Federal battalion forms for battle on the flags of the 121st at Hayes
Days, Fremont, Ohio. October 1996.
Drummers Ryan Gray and Stephen Melroy pose for a tin-type
photograph at the Tiffin Heritage Festival, Tiffin, Ohio. September
Private Brad Long. Nothing more needs explained. All
Hallow's Eve, Ohio Village, Columbus, Ohio. October
Acting Lieutenant Colonel Mark Melroy, commanding the Federal forces at Hayes
Days, sits astride his horse "Ollie" with Second Lieutenant Ed White. Fremont,
Ohio. October 1996.
A brand new sign given to us by the Marion County
Historical Society to display at our functions.
The 121st stands (or sinks) in its camp in the rain that flooded the camps at the
Battle of Shiloh, Tennessee, in April 1997. Because of the flooded camps and
pouring rain, the event was forever remembered at "Mud'loh!"
Captain Mark Melroy (far left) reads a speech while 1st
Sergeant Joe Young (center) has the color guard stand at
"Parade Rest." Memorial Day, Marion, Ohio. May 1997
The 121st's display at the Marion County Historical Society's log cabin at the
Marion County Fairgrounds, July 1997. Our two "permenant sentries,"
Helmut and Adolphus, stand guard as Victorians Diane Melroy and Marion
Eck converse on the porch.
The company poses after the 4th of July Parade, Sunbury, Ohio. 1997
Despite at miss-fire, the 9th Ohio I.B. supports the infantry at Hale
Farm, Bath, Ohio. August 1997.
The Federal battalion at Dress Parade at Hale Farm, Bath, Ohio. The 121st
formed at the far end of the line. August 1997.
Heavy fighting near the Cornfield at the Battle of Antietam, Maryland.
Masses of Federal soldiers attack a thinly held Confederate position.
Battle of Antietam, Maryland. September 1997.
The morning fog before the Battle of the Cornfield, Antietam,
Maryland. The fog helped cover more of the Confederate counter-
attack than it did our surprise attack. September 1997
After heavy losses, the Federals break through the "Bloody Lane." Battle of
Antietam, Maryland. September 1997.
|The company marches into battle. Antietam, Maryland. September 1997