Elias F. Scott
Elias F. Scott enlisted in the 45th OVI as a first lieutenant on May 30, 1862, at the age of twenty-one. On August 19, 1862 he was mustered into Company A. Three months later, on November 16, 1862, he was promoted to captain. Described as "an intelligent and efficient officer" by Eastham Tarrant in his book Wild Riders of the First Kentucky Cavalry (pg. 295), Scott was wounded in the Battle of Resaca on May 14, 1864 and died three days latter, on May 17.
He was buried in a small cemetery in Pickaway County, Ohio. On the front of his monument is the following inscription:
Captain E.F. Scott
Died May 16th, 1864 Aged 22 yrs. 6 Months & 17 days.
And on the back:
He was a member of the 45th Ohio Volunteers and fell mortally wounded in the battle of Resaca, Ga. May 14, 1864 while bravely leading his command in an attack upon the enemy's works.
Prompt to answer his country's call, earnest and faithful in the discharge of every duty as an officer,
Kind, Generous, and Magnanimous of singular purity of character. A firm believer in the Christian's
hope. Loving and beloved, he freely gave his young and noble life, full of the richest promise to his
Earth contains no more sacred spot than the Patriot's Grave.
Images and inscriptions contributed by David Grabill <firstname.lastname@example.org>