Thomas Jefferson MATHENY 1 2
- Born: 1 Oct 1830, Monroe Co, OH 3
- Marriage (1): Martha WICKHAM on 4 Sep 1851 in Noble Co, OH 1
- Died: Jul 1908, probably NE at age 77 3
AMERICAN CIVIL WAR SOLDIERS:
Name: Thomas Matheny
Enlistment Date: 28 Oct 1861
Side Served: Union
State Served: Ohio
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 28 October 1861 at the age of 31.
Enlisted in Company I, 62nd Infantry Regiment Ohio on 28 Oct 1861.
Mustered Out Company I, 62nd Infantry Regiment Ohio on 15 Nov 1864.
AMERICAN CIVIL WAR REGIMENTS:
REGIMENT: 62nd Infantry Regiment Ohio
Date of Organization: 1 Sep 1861
Muster Date: 1 Sep 1865
Regiment State: Ohio
Regiment Type: Infantry
Regiment Number: 62nd
Enlisted Died of Disease or Accident: 11
Officers Died of Disease or Accident: 2
Enlisted Killed or Mortally Wounded: 102
Enlisted Died of Disease or Accident: 129
Regimental Soldiers and History: List of Soldiers
OHIO SIXTY-SECOND INFANTRY (Three Years)
Sixty-second Infantry. - Col., Francis B. Pond; Lieut.-Cols., Clemens F. Steele, Samuel B. Taylor, Henry R. West; Majs., Delafield Dubois, William Edwards, Francis M. Kahler, Thomas J. Platt. This regiment was organized at Zanesville, McConnelsville and Somerton from Sept. 17 to Dec. 24, 1861, to serve for three years. In Jan., 1862, it went by rail to Cumberland, Md., and there joined the forces under the command of Brig-Gen. Lander, then in camp at Patterson's creek. After a summer spent in strenuous activity in Virginia, in December it made several reconnaissances from Suffolk to Blackwater, in one of which a heavy skirmish was had with the enemy. It then went by transports to South Carolina and in the desperate affair at Fort Wagner in July, 1863, it lost 150 men killed, wounded and missing.
In January, 1864, it re-enlisted and received the usual 30 days' veteran furlough. During the spring, summer and fall of 1864 it was almost continually under fire - not a movement could be made without encountering the enemy. The men of the regiment were compelled to keep an incessant vigil and for weeks at a time dared not throw off their accouterments. In the spring of 1865 the regiment took part in the assault on the Confederate works below Petersburg, and on April 2 it was one of the foremost regiments in the assault on Fort Gregg. It also participated in the action at Appomattox Court House.
About Sept. 1, 1865, it was consolidated with the 67th Ohio, and thereafter lost its identity - the name of the 67th being retained.
Source: The Union Army, vol. 2
Battles Fought by 62th OH Infantry:
Fought on 15 May 1862.
Fought on 24 May 1862 at Strasburg, VA.
Fought on 9 Jun 1862 at Port Republic, VA.
Fought on 4 Jul 1862.
Fought on 12 Dec 1862 at Blackwater, VA.
Fought on 13 Apr 1863 at Folly Island, SC.
Fought on 24 Jun 1863 at Folly Island, SC.
Fought on 10 Jul 1863 at Morris Island, SC.
Fought on 18 Jul 1863 at Fort Wagner, SC.
Fought on 7 Sep 1863 at Fort Wagner, SC.
Fought on 10 Jun 1864 at Petersburg, VA.
Fought on 13 Jun 1864 at Staunton, VA.
Fought on 5 Aug 1864 at Near Petersburg, VA.
Fought on 5 Aug 1864 at Deep Bottom Run, VA.
Fought on 11 Aug 1864 at Deep Bottom Run, VA.
Fought on 14 Aug 1864 at Deep Bottom Run, VA.
Fought on 16 Aug 1864 at Malvern Hill, VA.
Fought on 16 Aug 1864 at Front Royal, VA.
Fought on 16 Aug 1864 at Deep Bottom Run, VA.
Fought on 26 Aug 1864 at Halltown, VA.
Fought on 28 Aug 1864 at Deep Bottom Run, VA.
Fought on 23 Sep 1864 at Near Petersburg, VA.
Fought on 9 Oct 1864 at Near Richmond, VA.
Fought on 13 Oct 1864 at Near Richmond, VA.
Fought on 13 Oct 1864 at Richmond, VA.
Fought on 13 Oct 1864 at Darbytown Road, VA.
Fought on 13 Oct 1864 at Hampton, VA.
Fought on 14 Oct 1864 at Richmond, VA.
Fought on 19 Oct 1864 at Chapin's Farm, VA.
Fought on 27 Oct 1864 at Hatcher's Run, VA.
Fought on 1 Apr 1865 at Petersburg, VA.
Fought on 2 Apr 1865 at Fort Gregg, VA.
Fought on 6 Apr 1865 at Rice's Station, VA.
Fought on 9 Apr 1865 at Appomattox Court House, VA.
1880 IA CENSUS, Butler Co, Pittsford Twp:
T. J. Matheny, 50, boarder, single, mason, b. OH, father b. OH, mother b. US.
He was living with Abisha Wickham, Lester Wickham and T. B. Wickham.
1890 NE VETERANS CENSUS, Cherry Co, Sand Creek Precinct: Thomas J. Matheny; private; Comp. I; 62nd OH Infantry; enlisted: Oct 1861; discharged: Oct 1864; served 3 yrs; P.O.: Penbrook, NE; disability incurred: Nervous Debility.
NE STATE GAZETTEER BUSINESS DIRECTORY & FARMER LIST FOR 1890-1891 - Cherry Co. Farmer List:
T. J. "Matheney, Penbrook P.O.
OH VETERANS LIVING IN NE IN 1893, p. 422:
Thomas J. Matheny; Private; 62nd Infantry, Comp. I; Penbrook P.O.
1900 NE CENSUS, Cedar Co:
Thomas "Mathena", Mar 1830, 70, wd, b. OH, parents b. OH, farm laborer.
He was living with his son Martin "Mathena".
Thomas married Martha WICKHAM, daughter of Nathan Henry WICKHAM and Jemima BASS, on 4 Sep 1851 in Noble Co, OH.1 (Martha WICKHAM was born on 6 Oct 1835 in Monroe Co, OH 4 and died on 21 Aug 1870 in Noble Co, OH 3.)