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39. There was no 125th OVI veterans group at the time of Opdycke’s death. I. Assocation was organized in Akron, Ohio, on January 28, 1885. Its purpose was to plan and hold annual reunions, publish a regimental history, and provide support for veterans of the regiment and their families. Clark, Opdycke Tigers, 422. Opdycke published a lengthy article concerning the Battle of Franklin in the September 10, 1882, edition of the New York Times and an article about Chickamauga for Century Magazine, later published in Battles and Leaders.

M. ” The evidence, however, suggests an accident. Opdycke had served four years in the infantry and was severely wounded during his duty. After seeing first-hand the grievous injuries suffered in combat, it is doubtful that he would choose to inflict a painful stomach wound or a wound incapable of causing immediate death on himself. i-xxxviii/Opdy 30 11/15/02, 1:13 PM introduction • xxxi In the midmorning hours of Monday, April 30, a train bearing Emerson Opdycke’s remains arrived in Warren. His body was taken to Benjamin Stevens’s residence, where the Reverend G.

How much I want to see you all to night. Tell Mother4 her good butter still lasts us, thank her for it, again. Mary put me up a nice duck which I ate for breakfast. I have a warm side for her and they all seemed very kind to me. Affectionately Yours. 1. Camp Dennison, located near Cincinnati, was Ohio’s largest Civil War encampment. The camp was named for Governor William Dennison and served as an induction and training camp. Roberts, Encyclopedia of Historic Forts, 639. 2. “Companies were lettered according to the seniority of the original captains with Companies ‘A’ and ‘B’ on the flanks; ‘A’ on the right and ‘B’ on the left.

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