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Stories in Stone: Joshua Milton Wells

Sculpture of an eagle perched atop a large urn on Cpt. Joshua Milton Wells’ gravestone in Green Lawn Cemetery, 1000 Greenlawn Avenue in Columbus, Ohio. Cpt. J. Milton Wells (1827-1863) served in the 113th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry and was killed on September 20, 1863 at the Battle of Chickamauga. According to Ohio Civil War Central: “During the Battle of Chickamauga, Georgia the 113th engaged Confederate forces on the afternoon of the second day. The Confederates drove the entire Union force from the battlefield. In this battle, the 113th had 138 officers and men killed or wounded.” The 113th OH was in Col. John G. Mitchell’s 2nd Brigade, First Division of the Union Army of the Cumberland, Reserve Corps.

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