Daniel Korns, Eightieth Ohio Volunteer Infantry

The book pages reproduced below show Daniel Korns as a First Lieutenant in Company C of the Eightieth Ohio Infantry during the US Civil War, and show "David" Korns as a First Lieutenant in Company K of the Eightieth Ohio Infantry, and provide a brief description of Captain "David" Korns. As explained below in detail, I believe that the references to "David" are typographical errors, and that Captain "David" Korns was actually Captain Daniel Korns. Therefore, I think the description of "David" is actually a description of Daniel. This description reads "Captain David Korns always delighted the boys, after a day's march, with stories of adventure. He was gifted, generous, and brave as a lion to fight; but showing the courtesy of a woman to the weak and suffering. Captain Korns was a grand specimen of a gallant and sterling American.".

Captain Daniel Korns of New Philadelphia, Ohio was a son of Michael Korn, Senior's brother Jacob Korns. Daniel is covered in Chapter XV of the 1949 book "The Genealogy of Michael Korns, Sr. of Somerset County Pennsylvania". A photo caption in that book indicates that "Captain Daniel Korns, New Philadelphia, Ohio [was] Captain of Co. K and C in [the] Civil War".

Page 440 of the 1884 book "The History of Tuscarawas County Ohio" shows that Daniel Korn was appointed First Lieutenant on January 11, 1862, and was promoted to Captain on March 8, 1863. Page 439 of the same book indicates that Daniel Korn was assigned as Captain of Company C on November 22, 1863. Page 458 of the 1868 book "Ohio in the War" also shows Daniel Korn as a Captain in the 80th Regiment of Ohio Volunteer Infantry.

The Ohio Historical Society searchable database of Civil War documents lists several documents referencing Daniel Korns. One is a October 24, 1861 letter from Daniel Korns to Governor William Dennison, applying for a commission as a Second Lieutenant to recruit a company of men for the Eightieth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Another is a March 5, 1862 letter from Daniel Korns, First Lieutenant of Company K (along with others), to Governor David Tod that recommended the appointment of Thomas C. Morris as Captain of Company K.

It is clear from the above references that Daniel Korns became a First Lieutenant on January 11, 1862, was a First Lieutenant of Company K of the Eightieth Ohio Volunteer Infantry on March 5, 1862, was promoted to Captain on March 8, 1863, was assigned as Captain of Company C on November 22, 1863, and served as Captain in both Company C and Company K. Because of the preceding facts, and since I can't find any other reference to a David Korn or Korns in the Eightieth Ohio, I believe that the references to "David" in the pages below are typographical errors that should have referred to "Daniel".

The 1868 book "Ohio in the War" indicates that Daniel Korn resigned on July 30, 1864, but an August 12, 1864 letter written by Lieutenant Ebenezer H. McCall indicates that Captain Korns actually remained with the regiment until August 10th, 1864.
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Daniel Korns, First Lieutenant, Company C, Eightieth Ohio
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