Brigadier General David Sloane Stanley

by Bill Comisford

Bill Comisford


Bill Comisford received his B.S. in Accounting from The Ohio State University in 1976, after practicing as a CPA for over twenty years here in the Central Ohio Area, Bill and his wife, Sue, acquired and operated a guest ranch in the Bighorn Mountains of Wyoming, where they entertained guest from all over the world.

Wild Bill, as Bill was known, as a living historian portrayed the famous frontiersman Buffalo Bill Cody weekly at Ranch campfires.  Recently, Bill and Sue moved back to
to be close to their grandchildren, children, and parents.  Over the years Bill has been a re-enactor and living historian, portraying famous characters in history, the likes of, mountainman Jim Bridger, lawman and gunfighter, Wild Bill Hickok, and a Civil War cavalry trooper.


A founding member of Rosecrans’ Headquarters Unit, Bill portrays Brigadier  General David Sloane Stanley, the Commander of Cavalry under Major General William S. Rosecrans at the Battle of Stones River, near Murfreesboro, Tennessee.


Bill, a CPA, works with the firm of Cotterman-Wilson CPAs in Worthington.  He and Sue have a small farm north of Sunbury and are active in their church and the Big Walnut Relay for Life.  Recently Bill and Sue donated a  granary to the Big Walnut Area Historical Society.  Volunteers are working hard to help get it erected on the lot of the Myers Inn Museum to be used as a Livery Stable and a Blacksmith's Shop.

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