OK.......did a little more research and found that this document was written indeed by George W Markley, Private, A Co 90th Ohio Infantry........I just found info about the letter stating that George W Markley that he joined Co A 90th Ohio on Aug 26,1862 along with Joseph Tatman..........the other mentioned names joined later on...........George and Joe joined when this unit was originally formed............
90th Regiment, Ohio Vol. Inf.
On the 15th of July, 1862, this regiment was organized at Lancaster by the military committees of the counties of Fayette, Pickaway, Fairfield, Hocking, Vinton and Perry. It was mustered into the service on August 28th and by the evening of the next day was on its way to Kentucky. From this time until early in November the regiment saw service throughout the State of Kentucky, chiefly in General Buell's army in pursuit of General Bragg. Many of its marches in this period were accompanied with great hardships. On November 8th it broke camp at Glasgow, Kentucky, and marched to Nashville, Tennessee. On the 26th of December the regiment moved with the army on Murfreesboro, Tennessee. On December 31st and January 1st and 2nd it participated with great credit in the battle of Stone River. On the 14th of April, Col. Isaac N. Ross resigned and Lieut.-Col. Charles H. Rippey was appointed in his stead. The regiment lay in camp near Murfreesboro, with the rest of the army, until the 23rd of June, when General Rosecrans began his movement on Tullahoma. On the 19th and 20th of September, 1863, the 90th Ohio
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the battle of Chickamauga, its losses in this engagement being three officers killed and 83 noncommissioned officers and privates killed, wounded and missing. After this battle, the division and regiment crossed the Tennessee River and marched to Bridgeport, Alabama, where the regiment arrived op the 2nd of November; it was engaged there in building fortifications until the 29th and was then placed in charge of 3,S00 Rebel prisoners, captured at Mission Ridge. Later, in January, 1864; it moved through Chattanooga to Ooltowah, Tennessee, and there went into camp. Samuel N. Yeomans was now in command of the regiment, Colonel Rippey having resigned and re-turned to Ohio. On the 3rd of May the regiment took its first step in the great Atlanta campaign. For 120 days, the 90th Ohio, in company with the National forces, marched, fought and suffered until the city of Savannah was evacuated on the 8th of September, 1864. On the 3rd of October it left Atlanta, being assigned to the movement that was intended to intercept General Wood, who was making his way toward Nashville. In this campaign the regiment, with the Fourth Corps, participated in all the brilliant fights which included that of Franklin and the battle before Nashville. On the 4th of June, 1865, the regiment went into camp two miles east of Huntsille, Alabama, where it remained until March 1, 1865, when it removed to Nashville and remained there until the surrender of the Rebel Army. It was mustered out at Camp Harker, Tennessee, on June 13, 1865. The following field and staff officers were from Pickaway County : Isaac N. Ross, colonel; Richard H. Tipton, surgeon ; George L.. Kalb, chaplain; Fred W. Fickhardt, sergeant-major; Edward P. Garaghty, quarter mastersergeant; Albert Kinnear, hospital steward.
Company A, which was formed of Pickaway County men, was mustered into the United States service on August 26, 1862, the officers and men being as follows : Captain, Francis M. Black; 1st lieutenant, William A. Denny ; 2nd lieutenant, Andrew J. Willoughby; sergeants--William D. 'Hudson, Benjamin F. T. Yoakum, William J. Hodges, Daniel M. Martin and Henry R. Markley; corporals--Lancet S. Robinson, Seymour Bolin, William S. Williams, Thomas Ryan, James W. Anderson, Charles W. Thrall, John W. Sheets and David Prichard ; musician, John I. Radcliff ; wagoner, James W. Miller; privates--William Adkins, Samson Adkins, John E. Ashbrook, James Ater, George Ater, Thornton Ater, Jacob Ater, William Bateman, Lewis C. Bower, Joseph Briggs, Joseph Brobeck, William Brown, Nelson C. Cady, James Crabill, Martin Crabill, Albert Dolby, George W. Dennis, William England, Thomas B. Fragee, William J. Furnace, , Erastus Furnace, Simeon Garret, .Daniel Gochenouer,. Isaac H. Gray, Samuel Graham, John Guesman, Robert Hankison, James Hardesty, Elias H. Hines, John Hines, Jacob Hills, John W. Hook, John H. Huffman, Edward Jerome, Elias Justus, John M. Justus, Isaac Lance, James Lane, William Marsh, George W. Markley, William McGath, William McKinley, John McGuire, John McDonald, John W. Miller, Jonathan Minton, Jacob Morris, George S. W. Neff, Joseph Neff, Martin E. Neff, Nathaniel Neff, Benjamin S. Nut-ter, Frederick Owen, James R. Patterson, Osborn Phillips, Jesse H. Prichard, Jacob Pursell, Jerry T. Pursell, Robert B. Rice, Jonas Rose, Stephen Rose; James Rumsey, Levi Septer, Jared Septer, Henry Shannon, Floyd Shisler, Jacob. Smith, John Smith, Aaron Stephens, Joseph Tatman, William H. Tilton, John Timmons, Luther Tumbleson, William Waston, John Wiegand, Pleasant F. Wilson, John H. Wilson, John F. Williams, George W. Wood, Joshua O. Yates, John Yates.
William Downs, private, was the only member from Pickaway County in Company D, which was mustered into the service on August 29, 1862.