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Corporal Robert Frowine
Flag Bearer of the 91st Ohio Volunteer Infantry

Robert Frowine 

Photo courtesy of Chris Rase


The Portsmouth Daily Times
May 20, 1896, p. 4


The time-worn flag that Mr. Robert Frowine carried through many a battle and again at the G.A.R. encampment at Columbus recently, was cheered by the boys who followed it through the smoke of battle long ago. 


From the book entitled, A History of Scioto County, Ohio, published in 1884:

"Robert Frowine was born in Germany in 1828.  He came to the United States in 1849 with his brothers William, Fred, Charles, August and his father.  The family located first in Texas, and then came to this county.  They were all farmers.  

On August 14, 1862, Robert enlisted in Company C, 91st OVI and served till June 24, 1865.  He was a Corporal of his Company and carried the colors of the regiment and they were always in place and at the front.  He was wounded at the battle of Opequan, September 19, 1864.  He was born to be a soldier and made a most excellent one. 

He lives a mile and a half southeast of Harrisonville and has a most delightful home.  He married a Miss Kirschner after the war and has six daughters:  Mary, wife of James White of Portsmouth, Ohio; Flora, widow of Jenkins Pool; Rosa, wife of Henry Race(*See note below); Minnie, wife of Samuel Moore, and Etta at home.  Robert Frowine is a successful farmer and his farm indicates it to any one who visits him.  He is honest to the core and cannot do too much for an old comrade of the Civil War."

*Henry's last name was spelled Rase.


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