Wilson Blaine Logan, Captain, Co. D, 175th Ohio Infantry


  • Wilson Blaine Logan is born in Ohio to James and Helena Logan.


  • The United States Federal Census taken on July 30th in Jefferson Township, Fayette County, Ohio shows W.B., a grocer, and M.V., living with their children: Shepherd, age 6, Jas, 3 and Sina, 2.


  • December 1861: Wilson enlisted in the United States Army, Company C, 60 Ohio. He is made a Sergeant.
  • ***There is every indication Wilson was taken Prisoner of War and held at Harper’s Ferry. When he was exchanged, he returned home.***


  • November 10: Wilson musters out of the U.S. Army.


  • March 6:  Wilson B. Logan is appointed U.S. Postmaster in Jeffersonville, Fayette County, Ohio.
  • December 27: Wilson’s brother George was wounded in a railroad collision and died. He had previously been wounded and had been returning to his regiment at the time of the accident.


  • September 13: Commissioned as an officer in the 175th Ohio.
  • November 30: Wilson fought and died in the Battle of Franklin.
  • December 15:  An article in The Highland Weekly News in Hillsboro, Ohio lists the recent 175 OVI dead.


  • November 27: Mary Logan applies for a Federal Widows Pension for her husband’s service.