Webb’s in the Military

Encompassing the following recognized conflicts, among others : Wayne’s War, 1790-1794; French War, 1799; War of 1812, 18 June 1812 – 17 February 1815; Seminole War, 1817-1818; Black Hawk War, 1832; Creek War, 1836-1837; Florida War, 1835-1842; Canada Frontier Disturbances, 1838-1839; Pennsylvania Whiskey Rebellion; Cherokee Removal, 1838; Mexican War, 1846-1848; Civil War, 1861-1865. Including Officers and Enlisted soldiers of the Militia, Volunteer and Regular Army, Officers & Sailors of the Navy, and Marines in the Marine Corps.


Compiled by Jonathan Webb Deiss, ©2003, 2004. www.webbdeiss.org





Private Oliver H. Webb : Oliver, aged 21 years, residing in Peru Township, Miami County, Indiana, joined and enrolled 7 May 1864 at Peru and was mustered in 27 May 1864 at Indianapolis, Indiana to Company A, 138th Regiment Indiana Infantry for a term of 100 days. On muster rolls dated 27 May thru 30 June 1864 he is marked as present, and on rolls for July thru August also as present. He was mustered out and discharged by reason of expiration of term of service on 30 September 1864 at Indianapolis, Indiana. He owed the Quarter Master Stores 41 cents, owed Ordnance 50 cents and was owed by the government the sum of $5.66 on his clothing account.


Recruit Oliver Perry Webb : He was the son of Joshua Webb of Stephenson County, Illinois. He served in Company B, 46th Regiment Illinois Infantry Volunteers during the Civil War. He is buried in Freeport City Cemetery in Stephenson County, Illinois.


Private Obadiah Webb : Company D, Colonel R. T. Paine’s (1st) Regiment North Carolina Volunteers; applied for bounty land warrant (#60189, 160acres, act of 1847), and a pension 18 February 1888 from Missouri (s18565); he died 30 December 1904.


Soldier Orange Webb : He was born circa 1728 in Southold, Long Island, New York. He was supposedly a soldier; his name is ascribed to the ‘Association’ from 1775. He married Frances Sandford, and died n Southold, 18 August 1805.


Private Oscar Webb : Company B, 3rd Battalion Louisiana Volunteers. (Mexican War)


Captain Otis Webb : Although not strictly a military man, he received this title from commanding a whaling vessel. He lived in Bedford, Massachusetts, and later in San Francisco, California. He was a Master Mariner, Sea Captain & Capitalist.


California life illustrated. Chapter one, page 34

Captain Otis Webb, son of old Father Daniel Webb of the Providence Conference, though nothing himself but a high-minded outsider, (the Lord bless the outsiders! I have found among them some of the best friends I ever had in my life,) hearing of our situation, sent us word that he was building a house near our chapel, which would be finished in a week, and that we were welcome to the use of it, rent free, for a month. So after remaining a fortnight in port aboard ship, enjoying the hospitality of Captain Wilson, we moved into the new house of Captain Webb, a one-and-a-half story house, containing five rooms, and would have rented for about four hundred dollars a month.


1850 Federal Census.


Private Otis A. Webb : He served during the Civil War in Company F, 12th Regiment Illinois Infantry Volunteers.





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