Name: Christian Joseph SENSENBAUGH
Given Name: Christian Joseph
Birth: 14 Dec 1840 in Jay County, in
Death: 27 May 1864 in Dallas, Ga
Change Date: 9 Dec 2001 at 17:01:58
Member 93rd Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry
Killed in battle near Dallas, GA on May 27, 1864
From "Echoes of Battle The Atlanta Campaign: An illustrated collection of Union and Confederate narratives" page 116
One of the boys of our compay, Christain J. Sensenbaugh, was killed near their works, and after the rebels had left three of us went up to find him if we could. He had been slightly wounded at Chickamauga, pretty severely wounded at Mission Ridge by a peice of shell striking him on the top of the head, and he would often say that if hit a third time it would kill him.
We went to the trees that we took shelter behind during the fight, locating the tree he stood behind when shot, and near it found a grave. We did not know if it was his body. One of the boys who had a spade dug down until he came to his head, but we still could not tell whether it was he or not. One of my companions asked if we remembered the scar on his head. We did, and his head was raised high enough and we could see the scar of the scond wound. In that way we identified him.
We left a piece of cracker-box board as his headboard with his name cut on it. His remains afterward were taken up and placed in the cemetery at Chattanooga.
Father: Jacob Smeltzer SENSENBAUGH b: 2 Jan 1799 in Middletown, Frederick County, Md
Mother: Catherine KLEIN b: 8 Jan 1803