Cavalry Units: 5th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry
The biographical sketches here show only those members of the unit who wrote letters to their local newspapers. Information may be drawn from the unit roster, newspaper obituaries, or other biographical sources.
Company C, 5th OVC
George W. Shannon enlisted as a 20 year old Private in Company C, 5th Ohio
Volunteer Cavalry on December 10, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He
was mustered out December 10, 1864 at Nashville, Tennessee.
Letters: Lima Weekly Gazette: March 25, 1863, May 13, 1863
Company I, 5th OVC
Mustered in, age 23, September 11, 1862 for three years service.
No further record.
Letter: Kalida Sentinel- March 5, 1863