Compiled & submitted by Joseph Frey, great grandson.


Taken in 1865 at Richmond, Virginia, shortly after the war ended.

SEE The Family of William H. Frey

     WILLIAM HARRISON FREY, the son of John Frederic Frey and Margaret McKay, was born May 17, 1841 in Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia, and died January 10, 1920 in Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia. He married Mary Louise Kimple January 28, 1872 in New Matamoras, Monroe County, Ohio, daughter of George Kimple and Charlotte Rose. She was born October 02, 1851 in Wheeling, Ohio County, West Virginia, and died January 12, 1933 in Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia.

     Notes for William Harrison Frey:

Military unit: Co. H, 92nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry
Appearance: Fair complexion, blue eyes, red hair
Organized at Camp Marietta and at Gallipolis, Ohio, August-September, 1862.
(Cos. "A," "B" and "C" garrison duty at Gallipolis, Ohio, September.)
Ordered to Point Pleasant, Va., October 7, 1862.
Attached to District of the Kanawha, W. Va., Dept. of the Ohio, to December, 1862. 2nd Brigade, Kanawha Division, W. Va., Dept. Ohio, to February, 1863. Crook's Brigade, Baird's Division, Army of Kentucky, Dept. of the Cumberland, to June, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 14th Army Corps, to June, 1865.


March to Charleston, W. Va., October 14-November 16, 1862.

Duty at Camp Vinton until January 1,1863.
Moved to Tompkin's Farm and Colesworth January 1-3.
Moved to Nashville, Tenn., January 7-22, and duty there until February 17.
Moved to Carthage, Tenn., February 17, and duty there until June 5.
Moved to Murfreesboro, Tenn.. June 5.
Middle Tennessee or Tullahoma Campaign June 23-July 7.
Hoover's Gap June 24-26.
Tullahoma June 29-30.
Occupation of Middle Tennessee until August 16.
Passage of the Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22.
Near Graysville September 10.
Catlett's Gap September 15-18.
Battle of Chickamauga September 19-21.
Siege of Chattanooga, Tenn., September 24-November 23.
Reopening Tennessee River October 26-29.
Brown's Ferry October 27.
Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27.
Orchard Knob November 23-24.
Mission Ridge November 25.
Pursuit to Graysville November 26-27.

At Chattanooga until February 22, 1864.
Demonstration on Dalton, Ga., February 22-27.
Tunnel Hill, Buzzard's Roost Gap and Rocky Faced Ridge February 23-25.
Atlanta (Ga.)Campaign May 1 to September 8.
Demonstrations on Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11.
Buzzard's Roost Gap May 8-9.
Battle of Resaca May 14-15.
Advance on Dallas May 18-25.
Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Greek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5.
Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2.
Pine Hill June 11-14.
Lost Mountain June 15-17.
Assault on Kenesaw June 27.
Ruff's Station, Smyrna Camp Ground, July 4.
Chattahoochie River July 5-17.
Peach Tree Creek July 19-20.
Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25.
Utoy Creek August 5-7.
Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30.
Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1.
Operations against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama September 29-November 3.
March to the sea November 15-December 10.
Siege of Savannah December 10-21.

Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865.
Fayetteville, N. C., March 11.
Battle of Bentonville March 19-21.
Occupation of Goldsboro March 24.
Advance on Raleigh April 10-14.
Occupation of Raleigh April 14.
Bennett's House April 26.
Surrender of Johnston and his army.
March to Washington, D.C., via Richmond,Va., April 29-May 20.
Grand Review May 24.
Mustered out June 19, 1865.

Regiment lost during service:
4 Officers and 47 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded
1 Officer and 192 Enlisted men by disease.
Total 244.

More About William Harrison Frey:
Appearance: Fair complexion, blue eyes, red hair
Burial: Mt. Rose Cemetery, Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia
Cause of Death: Bronchial Pneumonia
Census #1: 1850, Mead Township, Belmont County, Ohio
Census #2: 1860, Mead Township, Belmont County, Ohio
Census #3: 1870, Monroe County, Ohio
Census #4: 1880, Mead Township, Belmont County, Ohio
Census #5: 1890, Marshall County, WV
Census #6: 1900, Marshall County, WV
Census#7: 1910, Marshall County, WV
Memberships : Grand Army of the Republic
Military service: Bet. August 1862 - June 10, 1865, Civil War
Military unit: Co. H, 92nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry
Occupation: Riverman
Occupation #2: Coal Flat Tender
Will: 20 Jan 1920; Probated at Marshall County Court House, Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia


Taken at the Frey home at 120 Tomlinson Avenue, taken about 1900.


Moundsville Weekly Echo, January 16, 1920



This morning at 8:45 o’clock at his home on northern Tomlinson avenue William H. Frey passed away.

Mr. Frey was one of the highly respected citizens of Moundsville.

His long residence here made him one of the oldest citizens of the community. He was known as being one of the most honorable persons in every respect among his very large number of friends and acquaintances. He has gone among the people of this city, always having a kindly manner and a good word for every one.

Mr. Frey’s occupation was that of a riverman and he spent the most of his life as a coal operator on the river. He was born in Wheeling on January 28th, 1841. In 1872 he married Miss Mary L. Kimple at New Matamoras, Ohio. He came to this city thirty-six years ago and has spent most of his married life in and about Moundsville. He was in service four years in the civil war, having enlisted company H 92nd Ohio volunteers. He was very active in the G. A. R. and served as quartermaster for 15 years. He was an active member of Calvary M. E. church and was always in his place in the Sunday School and church services when his health permitted. Mr. Frey retired from business about fifteen years ago and was very active until that time. Complications due to his age brought his useful life to a close.

Mrs. Frey and six children survive him. The children are: Mrs. Louise Chambers, John Frederick Frey, Edward C. Frey, George H. Frey, Mrs. Mary V. Allen and Harrison I. Frey. William and Rose, died in infancy. Two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Hinds of Colorado, and Mrs. Louise Henretta of this city survive him. There are fourteen grandchildren.

The funeral services will be held Monday afternoon 2 o’clock at his late home. Rev. Workman of Calvary M. E. Church will conduct the services. Interment will be made in Mt. Rose cemetery. The G. A. R. will have charge at the grave.

Submitted by Joseph D. Parriott; typed by Linda Fluharty.