Lyman A. Doan
LYMAN A. DOAN, P. 0., DeGraff; was born in Miami Township, Logan, County, Ohio, December 16, 1843. His father, Lyman Doan, was born in Connecticut, and in early life came with his parents to Washington County, 0hio, and later to Logan County. His mother Martha (Campbell) Doan, was born in Washington County, but her parents were native of Ireland. Mr. Doan has passed the major part of his life on a farm -- he remained on his father's farm until 19 years of age, when he enlisted in Company E., 45th 0. V. I., in the army of the Cumberland, and was through the war. He was at the siege at Knoxville, and at Nashville.
His regiment was soon detailed under Colonel Wolford, to hold in check Morgan's raiders. He was taken prisoner by that force at Mt. Sterling, Kentucky. The place was surrounded, and after fighting, and under truce, surrender was demanded, but refused. The town was fired, and they were driven into closer quarters and compelled to surrender. The raiders now stole their suits and arms, and started with them to Charleston, South Carolina. After marching nearly a whole day, he was taken sick, and put in a wagon, and when the trains were doubling up a hill he stole two revolvers, and some ammunition, and escaped to the woods. The rebs pursued, but missed him. He was cared for by some negroes, till Union troops arrived, and thus was saved from the horrors of Libby and starvation, whither the rest of the force went.
At Resaca he was wounded when on skirmish line, and lay in hospital till his regiment was discharged in the fall of 1864 ; when be returned to Miami Township, to work upon the home place, and here built himself a home. In 1866 November 20, he married Miss Mollie E. Lamhier and they now have four children - John Sherman, Martha, May C., and Anna. In the spring of 1879 he sold the farm and moved to De Graff to reside, at the same time purchasing another farm in Pleasant Township, which he controls. He is held in esteem by his fellow citizens as a man of sterling worth.
Rrom Baskin's Logan County History. Contributed by Tom Ramsey <email@example.com>
According to the roster, Lyman Doan enlisted as a private on July 15, 1862 and mustered into Company E on August 19. He was discharged for wounds on October 27, 1864.