Alexander S. Ramsey
In 1854, Alexander S. Ramsey, who had been a practitioner in Carroll County, Ohio, located in Kenton. He soon won and retained a large practice, and served as Mayor of Kenton five terms. During the early part of the war, he was Lieutenant Colonel of the Forty-fifth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and was an ardent supporter of the Government throughout that struggle for national life. As a lawyer, he had few equals and no superiors in this portion of the State. and was engaged in almost every trial in this and adjoining counties up to the time of his death. That he was a man of rare and eminent ability in his profession is a fact conceded by every lawyer at the bar.
From History of Hardin County, .Chapter X: The Bar of Hardin County -- Visiting Lawyers During the Pioneer Days -- Past and Present Resident Attorneys
According to the roster, Alexander S. Ramsey enlisted as an Adjutant in the 82nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on November 4, 1861 and was commissioned into the Field & Staff. He resigned his commission on May 15, 1862.
On August 8, 1862, at the age of 35, Ramsey enlisted as a Lieutenant Colonel in the 45th OVI and on August 19 was commissioned into the Field & Staff. He resigned on November 15, 1862.