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Dr Abraham Hoch Landis

Birthplace: Hickory Flats, Butler County, OH, United States
Death: November 09, 1896 (75)
Logansport, Cass County, IN, United States
Place of Burial: Logansport, Cass County, IN, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Philip H. Landis and Catherine Latshaw
Husband of Mary A. Landis
Father of C. B. Landis, US Congress; Sarah Frances Landis; Katherine Jeanette Landis; Walter Kumler Landis; Kenesaw Mountain Landis and 2 others
Brother of Frederick Beary Landis
Half brother of Elizabeth K Tyson; Samuel Kurtz Landis; Phoebe K. Long; Jacob K. Landis; Jacob B. Latshaw and 3 others

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About Dr Abraham Hoch Landis

Surgeon in the Civil War, Commissioned in Company S, 35th Infantry, OH Regiment

Source: https://sites.google.com/site/butlercountycw150/bc-civil-war-histor...

Abraham Landis, a 41-year old doctor from Millville , Ohio , joined the 35th Ohio Volunteer Infantry as an assistant surgeon in November 1862. A man of strong beliefs, Landis enlisted out of patriotism and ardent abolitionist sentiments. At the battle of Chickamauga in September 1863, Landis and fellow 35th Ohio surgeon Charles Wright were at the division field hospital set up over two miles behind the lines at Cloud’s Farm. On the morning of September 20, rebel cavalry stormed the hospital. While some doctors abandoned their patients to the enemy, Landis and Wright continued to treat the wounded in their charge and were captured. The Confederates promised the Union doctors that they would be allowed to continue their work unmolested but no help was provided. Landis was deeply frustrated by his inability to do anything for the wounded men around him. The rebels did provide small amounts of food, but not until an exchange of the wounded was arranged a week after the battle did conditions begin to approve. After the exchange of wounded, Landis and the other surgeons were taken to Libby Prison where they were confined until being exchanged toward the end of November.

He rejoined the 35th Ohio in time to treat wounded from the battle of Missionary Ridge. At Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia , in June 1864, a ricocheting cannonball broke Landis’ leg and put him out of the war for good. Landis returned to Millville to raise his five sons, all of whom became remarkable men in their own right. Charles B. Landis was elected to the United States House of Representatives six times. Frederick Landis became an author, newspaper publisher, and served two terms of his own in Congress. Walter Kumler Landis was a journalist and the first United States Postmaster for Puerto Rico. John Howard Landis taught medicine at the University of Cincinnati and served as a public health inspector. Kennesaw Mountain Landis, named after a place his father could never forget, became the best known member of the Landis family when he accepted a position as the first commissioner of major league baseball.

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Dr Abraham Hoch Landis's Timeline

February 14, 1821
Hickory Flats, Butler County, OH, United States
August 15, 1851
Millville, OH, United States
December 28, 1853
Millville, OH, United States
April 15, 1856
Millville, OH
July 9, 1858
Millville, OH, United States
October 10, 1860
Butler, OH, United States
November 20, 1866
Millville, Butler County, Ohio, United States
August 18, 1872
Seven Mile, OH, United States
November 9, 1896
Age 75
Logansport, Cass County, IN, United States