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God Bless all who serve their country.



The Military Remembrance Page
For those who served in the wars that kept the country
free and helped try and keep the worlds countries free.

An American in Paris
The elderly American gentleman arrived in Paris by plane.
At French Customs, he fumbled for his passport.
"You 'ave been to France before, monsieur?" the customs officer asked sarcastically.
 The old gent admitted that he had been to France previously.
"Zen, you should know enough to 'ave your passport ready for inspection."
The American said, "The last time I was here, I didn't have to show it."
"Impossible.  You Americans alwayz 'ave to show your passports on arrival in France!"
The American senior gave the Frenchman a long hard look. Then he quietly explained.
"Well, when I came ashore at Omaha Beach on D-Day in '44, I couldn't find any Frenchmen to show it to."


Revolutionary War

The first record found for the ancestors in our family is that of George Councilman born 1732 .
George served in the Revolutionary War in Baltimore MD
George's name is recorded in the Baltimore Memorial Continental Hall Volume 6 page 17.
*Found in Revolutionary Patriots of Baltimore Town and Baltimore County 1775-83*
Given to me By Rita Shea
Councilman (Councelman) George (ca 1735-October 1794) wife named Ruth .
Oath of Allegiance 1778 before the Honorable Peter Sheperd.



Civil War

Daniel Groff
served as Daniel Groves
On pension index he is listed as Daniel Groves known as Daniel Groff

Residence not listed; 20 years old.
Enlisted on 9/9/1861 as a Private.

On 9/9/1861 he mustered into "D" Co. OH 1st Infantry 
He was Mustered Out on 8/17/1864

Roster: First Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry

This regiment was organized at Dayton, Ohio, from August 5, 1861 to October 30, 1861, to serve for three years. The original members (except veterans) were mustered out September 24, 1864, by reason of expiration of term of service, and the veterans and recruits were transferred to the Eighteenth Veteran Regiment Ohio Infantry on October 31, 1864. Below is a list of battles in which the Regiment bore an honorable part. The Regiment saw its initial battle at Pittsburg Landing, and closed its career in front of Atlanta.

Shiloh, TN April 7, 1862
Stone River, TN December 31, 1862
Liberty Gap, TN June 25, 1863
Chickamauga, GA September 19-20, 1863
Orchard Knob, TN September 23, 1863
Lookout Mt., TN November 24, 1863
Mission Ridge, TN November 25, 1863
Buzzard Roost, TN May 8, 1864
Resaca, GA May 14, 1864
Adairsville, GA May 17, 1864
Burnt Hickory, GA May 27, 1864
Kenesaw Mt., GA June 17, 1864
Chattahoochee River, GA July 6, 1864

Sources used by Historical Data Systems, Inc.:
- Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio

(c) Historical Data Systems, Inc. @

Many in our Shiplett line served in the Civil War.

James Alfred Shiplett

Enlisted Aug 1st 1861 as a private at age 23

On 8/1/1861 he mustered into "G" Co. OH 32nd Infantry
Organized: Camp Dennison, OH
He was transferred out on 10/28/1863
On 10/28/1863 he transferred into Veteran Reserve Corps
Source: Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio
The following description of the Veteran Reserve Corps is found on pages 122-123, vol. VII of:
Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War: Norwood, Mass. 1933

(Originally the Invalid Corps.)
The Invalid Corps, which was the forerunner of the Veteran Reserve Corps, was organized under authority of General Order No. 105, War Department, dated April 28, 1863.A similar corps had existed in Revolutionary times as is shown by a Resolve of the Massachusetts House of Representatives, adopted June 4, 1781, and concurred in by the Senate, July 6, 1781, providing that there be furnished to Captain Moses McFarland, commanding the Invalids doing duty in and about Boston, 146 pairs of overalls, 146 hunting frocks, 146 hats, 146 knapsacks, and 146 pairs of stockings, and that the same be charged to the United States.
The Invalid Corps of the Civil War period was created to make suitable use in a military or semi-military capacity of soldiers who had been rendered unfit for active field service on account of wounds or disease contracted in line of duty, but who were still fit for garrison or other light duty, and were, in the opinion of their commanding officers, meritorious and deserving.
Those serving in the Invalid Corps were divided into two classes:
Class 1, partially disabled soldiers whose periods of service had not yet expired, and who were transferred directly to the Corps there to complete their terms of enlistment;
Class 2, soldiers who had been discharged from the service on account of wounds, disease, or other disabilities, but who were yet able to perform light military duty and desired to do so. Such men were allowed, under General Order No. 105 above referred to, to enlist in the Invalid Corps. As the war went on it proved that the additions to the Corps hardly equaled the losses by discharge or otherwise, so it was finally ordered that men who had had two years of honorable service in the Army or Marine Corps might enlist in the Invalid Corps without regard to disability.
By General Order No. 111, dated March 18, 1864, the title Veteran Reserve Corps was substituted for that of Invalid Corps, and this title is used in almost every case in the present work, whether the reference is to transfers and enlistments prior to March 18, 1864, or to those made subsequent to that date.
The men serving in the Veteran Reserve Corps were organized into two battalions, the First Battalion including those whose disabilities were comparatively slight and who were still able to handle a musket and do some marching, also to perform guard or provost duty; the Second Battalion being made up of men whose disabilities were more serious, who had perhaps lost limbs or suffered some other grave injury. These latter were commonly employed as cooks, orderlies, nurses, or guards in public buildings. There were from first to last from two to three times as many men in the First Battalion as in the Second, and the soldiers in the First Battalion performed a wide variety of duties. They furnished guards for the Confederate prison camps at Johnson's Island, Ohio, Elmira, N. Y., Point Lookout, Md., and elsewhere. They furnished details to the provost marshals to arrest bounty jumpers and to enforce the draft. They escorted substitutes, recruits, and prisoners to and from the front. They guarded railroads, did patrol duty in Washington City, and even manned the defenses of the city during Early's raid in July, 1864.
An excellent sketch of the history of the Veteran Reserve Corps may be found in Volume V, Series III, of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, pages 543 to 568.
There were first and last twenty-four regiments in the Corps. In the beginning each regiment was made up of six companies of the First Battalion and four of the Second Battalion, but in the latter part of the war this method of organization was not strictly adhered to. The 18th Regiment, for example, which rendered exceptionally good service at Belle Plain, Port Royal, and White House Landing, Va., in the spring and early summer of 1864, and in or near Washington City in the latter part of the summer and through the fall of that year, was made up of only six Second Battalion companies.



Ephraim Rockhold Shiplett

Enlisted Sept 4 1862 as a private at age 20

Promoted to Full Sergt
Served Ohio Enlisted A Co. 9th Cav Reg.
OH Mustered Out at Columbus, OH on 06 June 1865
Source: Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio

Simeon Shiplett

Enlisted Aug 6th 1862 as a private at age 28

Served Ohio Enlisted K Co. 90th Inf Reg. OH
Mustered Out at Camp Harker, Nashville, TN on 13 June 1865
Source: Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio

George C Shiplett

Enlisted Feb 15th 1865 as a private at age 18
Served Ohio Enlisted H Co. 192nd Inf Reg. OH
Source: Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio

William Franklin Shiplett
Co. B 78th O. V. I.


Nelson Shiplett

said goodbye to his family and left to join the Northern Army. A group of enlistees were to congregate at Mt. Sterling, then go to Zanesville to be sworn in.
Amongst the many men gathered at Mt. Sterling, there were many drinking heavily, and in the melee resulting, Nelson, a non-drinker, was shot in the chest by a bullet intended for another man. The shot is said to have been fired by a Sherrard, a relative of the preacher who had married Nelson. Nelson was taken home where his recovery was slow. His doctor considered it too dangerous to remove the bullet, and Nelson carried it to his dying day. His children were always fascinated by the bullet, which could readily be felt beneath the skin, and it always caused pain in cold weather.


William Harmon

 who served in the 135 th Ohio, Volunteer Regiment, Co. B. He enlisted May 2, 1864 at Camp Chase Newark, Ohio and was cpatured at North Mountain, Va. on July 3, 1864and confined to a prisoner of war prison in Augusta Ga. and the infamous Andersonville prison until April 1865.  In the winter of 1864 a group of men tried to escape and in the process William was shot in the back, he suffered from that wound for the rest of his life. He mustered out at Columbus Ohio May 23, 1865 The worry of this period caused his wife Lametta Ann to temporarily lose her mind and, during a depressed siege, she burnt the Shiplett Bible containing all of the old birth and death records of the family.


Thomas Chapman

Elizabeth Shiplett's husband served in the 9th Ohio Cavalry. Thomas was later discovered to have suffered from Epilepsy, and discharged from duty.


Charles Franklin son of Hezekiah Franklin
Residence was not listed; 25 years old [at time of enlistment]. Enlisted on 8/8/1862 as a Private. On 9/7/1862 he mustered into "G" Co. Ohio 91st Infantry. He died on 1/10/1864 at Fayetteville, VA.
Sources used by Historical Data Systems, Inc.:
- Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio; (c) Historical Data Systems, Inc. @


John Nelson Lewis son of Cassandra Franklin Lewis
Died 1 Nov, 1864 Confederate Prison Camp.

Jacob Withers son in law of Cassandra Franklin Lewis
Died 1864

Hugh McGonagle Priv. enlisted 4 -27- 1861 survived the war


A funny little note in The Shiplett Book concerning the Civil War

The Civil War had a decided effect on the Shiplett and Hughes families, as it did with all of the people in this Ohio community located so close to the border between the two factions. The Shiplett-Hughes lined up solidly behind the North.

The citizenry around Mt. Sterling was divided in its loyalty and feeling ran exceedingly high. Rabid supporters of the 'Democrat" side were the Dollings and the Bolens. A Confederate victory caused the Dollings and friends to ride by shouting derisively at the Shipletts and probably a successful campaign by the North brought the "Republican' Shipletts and cohorts out in the same manner. The bitter feelings generated during this conflict carried on for many years after war had ceased. However, records show that two Shiplett boys married Dolling girls, so evidently time healed the feeling to a great degree.

It was dangerous to be out at night during that period and the women folks and their families would congregate for protection at night. Money and jewelry were buried. The pottery of Nelson Shiplett and the Hughes brothers burned to the ground one night, and it was generally believed that it had been set by the 'Democrat Rebels." The pottery was never rebuilt.

Matt Beggs recalls on a 4th of July during the War, her father was running a little candy and fruit stand on the porter grove. She and her grandmother were sitting beside her father, William Hughes, when a shot rang out and whistled by them. They were rushed to Bob Sear's tavern in Mt. Sterling where they were kept until dark.  A Dollings was supposed to have been the assailant.


World War 1

Derwood E. Shiplett
Serial Number
: 1955082   Residence: R. F. D. 4, Somerset, O.
Enlistment Division: National Army  Enlistment Location: Granville, O.
Enlistment Date: 19 Sep 1917
Birth Place: Perry Co, O. Birth Date / Age: 23 5/12 Years
Assigns Comment: Battery B 324 Field Artillery to Discharge Private, first class 3 Oct 1917; Corporal 8 May 1918. Meuse-Argonne. American Expeditionary Forces 12 June 1918 to 22 May 1919. Honorable discharge 4 June 1919.


Glen A. Shiplett
Serial Number: 1516519   Residence: R. F. D. 4, Somerset, O.
Enlistment Division: National Guard   Enlistment Location: New Lexington, O.
Enlistment Date: 12 Oct 1917
Birth Place: Perry Co, O.Birth Date / Age: 22 1/12 Years
Assigns Comment: Headquarters Company 7 Infantry ONG (Headquarters Company 145 Infantry) to Discharge Cook 19 Dec 1917. Ypres-Lys; Meuse-Argonne; Defensive Sector. American Expeditionary Forces 12 June 1918 to 23 July 1919. Honorable discharge 30 July 1919.

Homer J. Shiplett
Serial Number: 3090051  Residence: Bettsville, O.
Enlistment Division: National Army Enlistment Location: Tiffin, O.
Enlistment Date: 26 May 1918
Birth Place: New Lexington, O. Birth Date / Age: 22 Years
Assigns Comment: 159 Depot Brigade to 18 June 1918; Medical Department Cp Greenleaf Ga to 10 July 1918; Hospital Train Co 1 to 9 Sept 1918; Base Hospital 128 to Dec --/18; Debarkation Hospital 52 Richmond College Va to 8 Apr 1919; Debarkation Hospital 51 Hampton Va to Discharge Corporal 1 Nov 1918; Sergeant 1 Dec 1918. Honorable discharge 12 Dec 1919.


Whipple M. Shiplett
Serial Number: 1530383     Residence: New Lexington, O.
Enlistment Division: National Guard Enlistment Location: New Lexington, O.
Enlistment Date: 24 Mar 1917
Birth Place: Perry Co, O. Birth Date / Age: 22 10/12 Years
Assigns Comment: Co D 7 Infantry ONG (Co H 148 Infantry) to Discharge Corporal --/--; Private 21 Nov 1917; Cook 16 May 1918. Ypres-Lys; Meuse-Argonne. American Expeditionary Forces 23 June 1918 to 28 March 1919. Honorable discharge 21 Apr 1919.

William Boley
Enlisted March 31 1918 Discharged March 11 1919



World War 2

Thomas A Boley
Birth  Feb 2 1913 Enlisted Feb 18 1942 Discharged July 1 1945 Served in the Army.

Joseph M Shiplett
Enlisted 9 26 1942 Discharged 10 18 1943 Army

Harold Shiplett
Served in the Navy he died in 1996

Robert Shiplett
Robert served in the Navy and he died in 1974

Ralph Wescott
served in W.W.II from 1944-1945. He was in the Red Bull 34th Infantry and the Blue Devils 88th. His rank was sergeant.  He was in Italy during most of the time he was there. He does have a Purple Heart for injuries sustained in the North Appanie Mountains. He still carries some of the shrapnel he "acquired" at the time.

Harold Williams
Entered the Army Sept. 1943 and received his basic training Camp Wheeler Ga.
Harold spent one year in Panama and received his wings at Fort Benning Ga., went overseas in January 1945 and was killed shortly after.
Harold was the grandson of Cora Shiplett Williams. Harold was listed as a Sgt.

Robert N Williams
Corporal served in the engineers aviation battalion serving in the South Pacific. Father of Harold above.

Robert Lee Williams
Pfc. brother of Harold and son of Robert N Williams.
at the time of Harold's death he was listed as serving in France in a paratroop battalion.


Korean War

Paul Wilson
Born Aug 1933 died Jan 18 1999 New Lexington  Ohio
Paul was a corpsman in the Navy.
Paul was a coalminer and volunteer firemen and paramedic for Perry County Ohio.
Uncle Paul was well loved especially by all of the nieces and nephews in the family It seems as though uncle Paul enjoyed being around the children and he loved to make them laugh.


Terry D Shiplett
Enlisted in the Army Feb 16 1951 Discharged Feb 4 1953

Terry was a minesweeper in this was and was considered a hero for having many times
rescuing people off of mine fields.

John Thomas Shiplett
John died 1980

Donald Shiplett
Donald died 1989

William Slanaker -- injured while serving

James Slanaker -- injured while serving

Both of these brothers ended up being injured at the same time and in a Japan hospital at the same time while fighting.


Vietnam War

Private still living , male serving in the Navy as a corpsman from mid-1966 until 1969. He served in the country of South Vietnam, 1968-1969 near the city of DaNang.

Paul D. Shiplett Service #2328573
United States Marine Corps 2 Feb 68 2 Dec 70.
Combat Infantryman served with Gulf Company
2nd Battalion 5th Marine Regiment 1st Marine Division in Vietnam

Combat Action Ribbon.
National Defense Service Medal.
Vietnam Service Medal with
three Bronze Stars.
Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry.
Republic of Vietnam Meritorious
Unit Citation.
Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.


Those who serve in Peace Times

Paul Shiplett served in the Navy during peace times.
Martin Shiplett served in the Marines during peace times.
Leo Shiplett  served in the Marines during peace times.


Coast Guard

For those patrolling our shores to keep us safe and those soon to go in this summer.

M. Jackson a brother of a good friend




Gulf War

For those Shiplett's who served in the Gulf War we are proud.


Freedom Iraq
For the Shiplett's now serving in the Freedom Iraq our prayers are with you.
May the LORD our GOD keep you safe. 
For the cousins known and unknown now joining the military as of the summer of 04
the prayers, blessings and daily thoughts are with you in all you do.


In Rememberance of Memorial Day
This was given to me from a mail list.

It was 1866 and the United States was recovering from the long and bloody Civil War between the North and the South. Surviving soldiers came home, some with missing limbs, and all with stories to tell. Henry Welles, a
drugstore owner in Waterloo, New York, heard the stories and had an idea.  He suggested that all the shops in town close for one day to honor the soldiers who were killed in the Civil War and were buried in the Waterloo cemetery.
On the morning of May 5, the townspeople placed flowers, wreaths and crosses on the graves of the Northern soldiers in the cemetery. At about the same time, Retired Major General Jonathan A. Logan planned another ceremony, this time for the soldiers who survived the war. He led the veterans through town to the cemetery to decorate their comrades'
graves with flags. It was not a happy celebration, but a memorial. The townspeople called it Decoration Day.

In Retired Major General Logan's proclamation of Memorial Day, he declared:   "The 30th of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with   flowers, or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country and during the late rebellion, and whose bodies  now lie in almost every city, village and hamlet churchyard in the land.
In this observance no form of ceremony is prescribed, but posts and comrades will in their own way arrange such fitting services and testimonials of respect as circumstances may permit."

The two ceremonies were joined in 1868, and northern states commemorated the day on May 30. The southern states commemorated their war dead on different days. Children read poems and sang civil war songs and veterans
came to school wearing their medals and uniforms to tell students about the Civil War. Then the veterans marched through their home towns followed by the townspeople to the cemetery. They decorated graves and took
photographs of soldiers next to American flags. Rifles were shot in the air as a salute to the northern soldiers who had given their lives to keep  the United States together.   In 1882, the name was changed to Memorial Day and soldiers who had died in
previous wars were honored as well. In the northern United States, it was designated a public holiday. In 1971, along with other holidays, President Richard Nixon declared Memorial Day a federal holiday on the last Monday in May.
Cities all around the United States hold their own ceremonies on the last  Monday in May* to pay respect to the men and women who have died in wars or in the service of their country. Memorial Day is not limited to honor only those
Americans from the armed forces. It is also a day for personal remembrance. Families and individuals honor the memories of their loved ones who have died. Church services, visits to the cemetery, flowers on graves or even
silent tribute mark the day with dignity and solemnity. It is a day of reflection.   However, to many Americans the day also signals the beginning of summer with a three-day weekend to spend at the beach, in the mountains or at  home relaxing.
In Waterloo, New York, the origin has not been lost and in fact the meaning has become even more special. President Lyndon Johnson proclaimed Waterloo the birthplace of Memorial Day in 1966, 100 years after the first
commemoration. Every May 30, townspeople still walk to the cemeteries and hold memorial services. They decorate the graves with flags and flowers. Then they walk back to the park in the middle of town. In the middle of
the park, near a monument dedicated to soldiers, sailors and marines, the Gettysburg address is read, followed by Retired Major General Logan's Order # 11 designating Decoration Day. The village choirs sing patriotic
songs. In the evening, school children take part in a parade. Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia is the nation's largest national cemetery. Not only are members of the armed forces buried here; astronauts, explorers and other distinguished Americans have all been honored with a special place here. President John F. Kennedy is buried in
a spot overlooking Washington, D.C..

Here in the early hours of the Friday morning before Memorial Day, soldiers of the Third U.S. infantry walk along the rows of headstones. Each soldier stops at a headstone, reaches to a bundle of flags he is carrying, pulls one out and pushes it into the ground. These soldiers are  part of a special regiment. the Old Guard. Most consider it a privilege to
place flags on the more than two hundred thousand graves of soldiers who served in the wars or who died in them. "They have done their job," said one soldier, "and now it's my turn to do mine."

It is an equal honor to guard the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier all year. There are actually four soldiers buried in this spot: the unknown soldiers of the two World Wars, the Korean conflict, and the Vietnam War. Each  soldier represents all of those who gave their lives in the modern wars. Soldiers from the Army's Third Infantry guard the tomb twenty-four hours a day. Wreath-laying ceremonies take place all through the year and people  from all over the world come to watch the changing of the guard. On   another hill of Arlington Cemetery there is a mass grave of unidentified soldiers from the Civil War.
On Memorial Day, the President or Vice President of the United States gives a speech and lays a wreath on the tombs. Members of the armed forces shoot a rifle salute in the air. Veterans and families come to lay their
own wreaths and say prayers. There is a chance that one of the soldiers  buried here is a father, son, brother or friend.


Origin of TAPS
webpage I found this on

This first sounding of Taps at a military funeral is commemorated in a stained glass window at The Chapel of the Centurion (The Old Post Chapel) at Fort Monroe, Virginia. The window, made by R. Geissler of New York and based on a painting by Sidney King, was dedicated in 1958 and shows a bugler and a flag at half staff. In that picture a drummer boy stands beside the bugler. The grandson of that drummer boy purchased Berkeley Plantation where Harrisons Landing is located. The site where Taps was born is also commemorated. In this case, by a monument located on the grounds of Berkeley Plantation. This monument to Taps was erected by the Virginia American Legion and dedicated on July 4, 1969. The site is also rich in history, for the Harrisons of Berkeley Plantation included Benjamin Harrison and William Henry Harrison - both presidents of the United States and one a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

      It must be pointed out that other stories of the origin of Taps exist. A popular one is that of a Northern boy who was killed fighting for the south. His father, Robert Ellison a Captain in the Union Army, came upon his son's body on the battlefield and found the notes to Taps in a pocket of the dead boy's Confederate uniform. When Union General Daniel Sickles heard the story, he had the notes sounded at the boy's funeral. There is no evidence to back up the story or the existence of Captain Ellison. As with many other customs, this solemn tradition continues today. Although Butterfield merely revised an earlier bugle call, his role in producing those 24 notes gives him a place in the history of music as well as the history of war.

As soon as Taps was sounded that night in July 1862, words were put with the music.
The first were, "Go To Sleep, Go to Sleep." As the years went on many more versions were created. There are no official words to the music but here are some of the more popular verses:

Day is done, gone the sun,
From the hills, from the lake,
From the skies.
All is well, safely rest,
God is nigh.

Go to sleep, peaceful sleep,
May the soldier or sailor,
God keep.
On the land or the deep,
Safe in sleep.

Love, good night, Must thou go,
When the day, And the night
Need thee so?
All is well. Speedeth all
To their rest.

Fades the light; And afar
Goeth day, And the stars
Shineth bright,
Fare thee well; Day has gone,
Night is on.

Thanks and praise, For our days,
'Neath the sun, Neath the stars,
'Neath the sky,
As we go, This we know,
God is nigh.


My Christian Life

I am a Christian who believes in Jesus Christ being the only way to heaven and to get there you have to give your life to God and ask Jesus into your heart and ask Gods forgiveness for all the things you have done wrong in your life. Please give your life to God and enjoy eternity in Heaven.
Being a christian and enjoying christian study led me to this page that I wanted to share with
anybody who cared to read this.

This is a theory about what the symbols of the United States mean as far as the stars and stripes and other symbols we use.

I now attend a Methodist Church and they do something new now that is so cool called Celebrate Jesus that is like your own neighborhood mission work they do it all over the state of Florida. Missionaries from all over travel to other Methodist churches in Fla. and they help you walk the neighborhoods in your town. We spread neighborhood block party invitations, Give out water, give away free food, we gave out bus tokens and many other things for a week and take in prayer requests and at the end of the week we have a huge block party. This is so cool.

Celebrate Jesus
Something my Church does.


Cyndi's Christian Page