Joseph Christian,Co B

 

Joseph Christian is a mystery. His image was available on Ebay. When doing research, his name does not appear on the Roster of Ohio Troops in the Civil War. That roster is considered to be a seminal book for Civil War researchers looking at regiments from Ohio. However, his name appears on the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System maintained by the National Archives.

Just looking at the photo, it appears he is well dressed which would suggest that he may have come from a family of means. The photo inscription inside the gutta percha case says, "Joseph Christian, Sep 21st, '61 When thy you see, Remember me"