11 May 2015

Military Monday: Osborn Still served in the Civil War

I stumbled upon Osborn Still while researching my Still line. He is one of two Stills listed on Find A Grave as being buried at the Romansville United Methodist Church Cemetery. The other still is the wife of my 4th great grand uncle David Still. Her name is Agnes Armstrong Still. David is buried over at Hepzibah Baptist Cemetery.


The entry for Osborn Still is brief. His birth and death dates are unknown. However there is an inscription on his stone. It reads, Co. C, 22 U.S.C.T.” 

USCT stands for US Colored Troops and indicates he served the Union in the US Civil War. A search on the National Park Service did not show any results for an Osborn Still. I did however find several other Stills who served in the U.S.C.T.  

Other Stills in the U.S.C.T. are:
  • Thomas – 24th Regiment
  • Thomas – 5th Regiment
  • Moses – 88th Regiment
  • Josiah – 3rd Regiment
  • George W. – 26th Regiment
  • George – 25th Regiment
  • Clayton – 41st Regiment
  • Britton – 46th Regiment
  • Aaron – 24th Regiment
A search – on nps.gov – does provide some information on the 22nd Regiment. The Regiment was organized in Philadelphia in January of 1864. The Regiment mustered out on 16 October 1865. A list of soldiers within that regiment reveals 1,497 names. There is ONE Still listed in the 22nd Regiment … Jeremiah Still. Jeremiah was a Private in Company G. 

Osborn however is still (no pun intended) elusive. 

Sources:

Find A Grave Memorial # 130676946  
National Park Service www.nps.gov

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