Calvary Units

Cavalry units were recruited from all over the state. Those represented in detail here are the ones recruited primarily from northwest Ohio counties and those whose members wrote to local newspapers. More information will be added as it becomes available.

This Regiment was organized at Camp Chase, Ohio, from August 17 to October 5, 1861, to serve three years. On the expiration of their terms of service, the original members (except veterans) were mustered out, and the organization, composed of veterans and recruits, continued in service until it was mustered out by companies...in accordance with orders from the War Department.

Companies A and C were ordered to West Virginia in September 1861 and were attached to the commands of Generals Shields and Banks, in the Shenandoah Valley; with the Army of Virginia under General Pope and the Army of the Potomac and as Headquarters Guard of the Cavalry Divisions of Generals Gregg and Kilpatrick, they bore an honorable part in the campaigns and engagements in Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania, until the spring of 1864, when they were ordered to join the regiment.

Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:

  • Booneville, MS, May 30, 1862
  • Russellville, AL, July 1, 1862
  • Courtland, AL, July 25, 1862
  • Bardstown, KY, October 4, 1862
  • Perryville, KY, October 8, 1862
  • Stone River, TN, December 31, 1862-January 2, 1863
  • Elk River, TN, July 2, 1863
  • Alpine, GA, September 10, 1863
  • Chickamauga, GA, September 19-20, 1863
  • Washington, TN, October 1, 1863
  • Paint Rock, AL, October 30, 1863
  • Cleveland, TN, November 27, 1863
  • Calhoun, TN, December 16, 1863
  • Decatur, AL, May 26, 1864
  • Moulton, AL, May 29, 1864
  • Noonday Creek, GA, June 15, 1864
  • Lovejoy Station, GA, August 20, 1864
  • Atlanta Campaign, Ebenezer Church, GA, April 1, 1865
  • Selma, AL, April 2, 1865
  • Columbus, GA, April 16, 1865

Roster - Field and Staff

Field and Staff

Captain John C. Frankeberger Regimental Quartermaster, 1st OVC

Enlisted 9/11/1861 as 1st Lieutenant of Company G, promoted to Captain 6/6/1862, promoted to Major 9/20/1863, mustered out 1/11/1865
Letter: Perrysburg Journal--12/31/1862

Company C, 1st OVC

Bugler Henry G. "Cosmo" Burr, Co. I, 1st OVC

Enlisted 8/15/1861 as Bugler, mustered in 9/12/1861. Discharged for disability 1/3/1863.
Letter: Toledo Blade- 2/6/1862, 4/5/1862, 5/23/1862

Websites

This Regiment was organized from the State at large, at Monroeville, Huron County, Ohio, from September 4, 1861 to December 11, 1861, to serve three years.

On the expiration of their term of service, the original members (except veterans) were mustered out, and the organization composed of veterans and recruits was retained in service until August 4, 1865, when it was mustered out in accordance with orders from the War Department.

Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:

 

  • Siege of Corinth, MS, beginning April 30, 1862
  • Mumfordsville, KY, September 21, 1862
  • Bradstown, KY, October 4, 1862
  • Lexington, KY, October 17, 1862
  • Stone River, TN, December 31, 1862
  • Stewart's Creek, TN, January 1, 1863
  • Middleton, TN, January 31, 1863
  • Chickamauga, GA, September 19-20, 1863
  • McMinnville, TN, September 28, 1863
  • Shelbyville Pike (near Farmington, TN), October 7, 1863
  • Decatur, Courthland Road, AL, May 26-27, 1864
  • Moulton, AL, May 28-29, 1864
  • Noonday Creek, GA, June 20, 1864
  • Kenesaw Mountain, GA, June 27, 1864
  • Vining Station, GA, July 2, 1864
  • Peach Tree Creek, GA, July 20, 1864
  • Jonesboro, GA, August 19-20, 1864
  • Lovejoy Station, GA, August 20, 1864
  • Franklin, TN, November 30, 1864
  • Selma, AL, April 2, 1865
  • Columbus, GA, April 16, 1865
  • Macon, GA, April 20, 1865

 

Field and Staff

Lieutenant Colonel Horace Newton Howland

Enlisted 8/15/1861, age 37, as Captain of Company C, 3rd OVC, mustered in 12/11/1861, captured 10/17/1862 at Lexington, KY, promoted to Major 1/5/1863, promoted to Lieutenant Colonel 11/23/1863, promoted to Brevet Brigadier General 3/13/1865, promoted to Colonel 4/8/1865, mustered out with regiment 8/4/1865 at Edgefield, TN. Born 10/25/1826 in Mantua, OH, died 6/25/1895 in Toledo, OH

Toledo Daily Commercial- 7/11/1863, 7/21/1863, 7/22/1863, 8/24/1863, 6/24/1864, 9/8/1864, 10/13/1864
Toledo Blade- 10/25/1862, 3/16/1863, 4/11/1863, 4/23/1863, 6/2/1863, 10/26/1863, 12/21/1864, 9/3/1865

Major Leonard Adams

Leonard Adams enlisted as a 28 year old Captain in Company G, 3rd Ohio Volunteer Cavalry on August 13, 1861, mustering into service December 11, 1861. He was promoted to Major March 7, 1863 and mustered out November 23, 1864 at Louisville, Kentucky.
Letter: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: July 25, 1862

Adjutant Victor J. Zahm

Victor J. Zahm enlisted as a 24 year old Adjutant in the 3rd Ohio Volunteer Cavalry on October 26, 1861, mustering into service December 11, 1861. He was discharged September 2, 1862.
Letter: Seneca Advertiser: May 16, 1862

Chaplain Benjamin F.W. Cozier

Enlisted 5/9/1864 as Chaplain, mustered out with regiment 8/4/1865 at Edgefield, TN.
Toledo Blade- 7/27/1864

Quartermaster William R. Jackson

William R. Jackson enlisted as a 38 year old Quartermaster in the 3rd Ohio Volunteer Cavalry on November 4, 1861, mustering into service December 11, 1861. He resigned his commission September 2, 1862.

Jackson reenlisted as Quartermaster of the 7th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry on September 15, 1862, mustering into service the same day. He was promoted to Captain of Company C to date April 2, 1864 and mustered out June 28, 1865.
Letter: Norwalk Reflector: May 13, 1862
Norwalk Reflector: November 8, 1864

Captain Henry Stricker

Enlisted 9/7/1861 as Sergeant Major, promoted to 2nd Lieutenant 5/16/1862 and transferred to Company A, promoted to 1st Lieutenant 2/1/1863, promoted to Captain 7/13/1864 but not mustered, mustered out 11/24/1864 at Louisville, KY.
Toledo Blade- 12/3/1863

Sergeant Major David E. Tyler, Company B

David E. Tyler enlisted as a 20 year old private in Company B, 3rd Ohio Volunteer Cavalry on September 4, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was promoted to Sergeant at an unknown date and reenlisted as a veteran in early 1864. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant Major April 4, 1864, but his further record is unclear.
Letter: Norwalk Reflector: June 10, 1862

Chaplain Edward Y. Warner

Edward Y. Warner enlisted as a 28 year old Chaplain of the 3rd Ohio Volunteer Cavalry on September 25, 1861, and was commissioned into service December 11, 1861. He resigned August 1, 1862.
Toledo Blade- 1/3/1862, 5/14/1862, 8/14/1862
Tiffin Weekly Tribune: January 31, 1862

Company B, 3rd OVC

Lieutenant Oliver M. Brown

Enlisted 8/16/1861 as 2nd Lieutenant, promoted to 1st Lieutenant and transferred 7/20/1862 to Company B, captured and paroled 10/17/1862 at Lexington, KY, mustered out 8/4/1865 at Edgefield, TN.
Toledo Blade- 10/9/1862, 10/27/1862, 12/20/1862, 7/18/1864, 10/6/1864

Captain Elisha M. Colver

Elisha M. Colver enlisted as a 27 year old First Lieutenant in Company B, 3rd Ohio Volunteer Cavalry on September 4, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was promoted to Captain of Company K to date June 16, 1862, but his further record is unclear.
Letter: Norwalk Experiment: June 30, 1862

Captain John G. Oates

John G. Oates enlisted as a 24 year old Corporal in Company A, 3rd Ohio Volunteer Cavalry on September 4, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He was promoted to Sergeant January 2, 1862 and was later commissioned Second Lieutenant of Company B to date June 19, 1863. Captured in action January 12, 1864 at Benton, Tennessee, he was confined for a time at Columbia, South Carolina. He was promoted to the rank of Captain to date November 30, 1864 but was never mustered at that rank. He was mustered out April 17, 1865 at Columbus, Ohio.
Letters: Norwalk Reflector: April 29, 1862, July 22, 1862, November 17, 1863.
Toledo Blade- 11/17/1863

Private Charles Matthew McGlone

Charles Matthew McGlone enlisted as a 22 year old Private in Company B, 3rd Ohio Volunteer Cavalry on September 4, 1861, mustering into service the same day. He died of disease May 3, 1862 near Corinth, Mississippi. The following letter from his company commander gives the circumstances of his demise.
Letter: Norwalk Experiment: June 30, 1862

Company C, 3rd OVC

Reed V. Boice

Enlisted as a private in Company C, 3rd OVC but promoted to hospital steward at enlistment 12/11/1861, promoted to 1st Lieutenant and Commissary of Subsistence 11/30/1864, promoted but not mustered to Captain 8/2/1865, mustered out with regiment 8/4/1865 at Edgefield, TN.
Toledo Blade- 11/20/1862, 6/25/1864, 8/8/1864

First Lieutenant Christopher C. Clay, Companies C and F, 3rd OVC

Enlisted, age 23, August 20, 1861 to serve 3 years. Appointed Quarter Master Sergeant August 31, 1861; 1st Sergeant, date unknown; promoted to 2nd Lieutenant February 14, 1863; to 1st Lieutenant Co. F, July 13, 1864
Toledo Daily Commercial- 8/27/1863, 8/1/1864

Corporal William F. Bradley, Company C

William F. Bradley enlisted as an 18 year old Private in Company C, 3rd Ohio Volunteer Cavalry on August 28, 1861, mustering into service October 8, 1861. He was promoted to Corporal January 13, 1863 and reenlisted as a veteran in early 1864. He was mustered out August 3, 1865 at Columbus, Ohio.
Letter: Norwalk Reflector: April 8, 1862

Sergeant Thomas Crofts, Company C

Enlisted 8/26/1861 as a Corporal, captured and paroled 10/17/1862 at Lexington, KY, promoted to Sergeant, mustered out 10/3/1864 at Columbia, TN. Born in Liverpool, England December 19, 1829, Crofts was a farmer in Lucas County for many years. He became the regimental historian and published History of the Service of the Third Ohio Veteran Volunteer Cavalry in the War for the Preservation of the Union from 1861-1865 in 1910. Crofts died in his Oregon Township home on July 13, 1919.
Toledo Blade- 10/23/1862, 9/7/1863

Captain Calvin S. Kimball, Companies C and G

Enlisted 4/22/1861 as a Private in Company A, 14th Ohio Infantry, mustered out 8/13/1861. Enlisted 9/10/1861 as a Private in Company C, 3rd Ohio Cavalry, mustered in 10/8/1861, promoted to Sergeant Major 1/4/1864, promoted to 2nd Lieutenant 3/31/1864 and transferred to Company G, promoted to 1st Lieutenant 11/3/1864, captured and imprisoned but escaped 2/21/1865 at Wilmington, NC, promoted to Captain but not mustered 2/23/1865, mustered out with regiment 8/4/1865 at Edgefield, TN.
Toledo Blade- 9/19/1863, 11/12/1863

Private Henry G. Norton, Companies C and D

Henry Norton enlisted as a 20 year old Private in Co. C, 3rd Ohio Volunteer Cavalry on August 24, 1861, mustering into service October 8, 1861. He served with the regiment briefly before being discharged for disability July 22, 1862. Later in the war, he reenlisted in Co. D, 3rd Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, mustering into service January 4, 1864. He served with this regiment through April 1865, when he was discharged to accept a commission as First Lieutenant and regimental Adjutant of the 137th United States Colored Troops. He mustered out of service January 15, 1866.
Letter: Fremont Journal- September 9, 1864

Company D, 3rd OVC

Captain Paul Deal, Companies D and K

Paul Deal was born about 1818 in Perry Co., Ohio to David and Magdalene (Overmyer) Deal. He worked as a carpenter, and enlisted as a 43 year old Sergeant in Co. D, 3rd Ohio Volunteer Cavalry on September 10, 1861 and was soon promoted to First Sergeant. He served with the regiment through the entire war, taking part in campaigns in Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia. He was promoted to Second Lieutenant to date November 24, 1863, then to First Lieutenant to date November 30, 1864 and transferred to Company K. His last promotion was to Captain to date January 6, 1865. He mustered out with the regiment August 4, 1865 at Edgefield, Tennessee. He died April 7, 1880 in Toledo, Ohio and is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Letter: Fremont Journal- May 1, 1863

Company F, 3rd OVC

Private John Duxbury

John Duxbury enlisted as a 24 year old Private in Company F, 3rd Ohio Volunteer Cavalry on September 9, 1861, mustering into service November 11, 1861. He was mustered out November 4, 1864 at Columbia, Tennessee.
Letter: Norwalk Reflector: March 31, 1863

Company G, 3rd OVC

Private Joseph Kramer

Joseph Kramer enlisted as a 39 year old Private in Company G, 3rd Ohio Volunteer Cavalry on September 12, 1861, mustering into service December 11, 1861. He died of disease July 2, 1862.
Obituary: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: July 25, 1862

Private William P. Wagner

William P. Wagner enlisted as a 40 year old Private in Company G, 3rd Ohio Volunteer Cavalry on December 5, 1861, mustering into service December 11, 1861. He was discharged for disability July 6, 1863.
Letter: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: May 2, 1862

Private George W. Zeigler

Letter: Tiffin Weekly Tribune: February 27, 1863

Company H, 3rd OVC

Private Orrin Barker

Enlisted, age 26, October 5, 1861, for three years service. Appointed Corporal January 4, 1864; Com. Sergeant October 3, 1864; mustered out with company August 4, 1865; veteran.
Williams County Leader- 3/13/1862

First Sergeant Thomas J. Cosley, Company H, 3rd OVC

Enlisted, age 24, August 20, 1861, for three years service. Appointed Sergeant September 17, 1861; 1st Sergeant January 4, 1864; promoted to 1st Lieutenant Co. F November 30, 1864; veteran
Press and Leader - 3/26/1863

Private Eustace Legget, Company H, 3rd OVC

Enlisted 9/25/1861 as a Private, promoted to Corporal, mustered out 10/3/1864 at Columbia, TN.
Toledo Blade- 11/17/1863

Quartermaster Sergeant Daniel Pickett, Company H, 3rd OVC

Enlisted 9/17/1861 as a Private in Company H, appointed Quartermaster Sergeant 10/5/1861, captured 10/4/1862 at Bardstown, KY, reduced to ranks 7/14/1865, mustered out 8/4/1865 at Edgefield, TN.
Toledo Blade- 11/17/1863

Private George P. Wilson, Company H, 3rd OVC

Enlisted 8/10/1863 as a Private, died 2/10/1864 at Savannah, TN.
Toledo Blade- 11/17/1863

Company L, 3rd OVC

Sergeant Benjamin Franklin Kurtz, Co. L, 3rd OVC

Benjamin Franklin Kurtz was born December 26, 1833 and enlisted as a Corporal in Co. L, 3rd Ohio Volunteer Cavalry on September 22, 1861. He was mustered into service on November 22, 1861 and was promoted to Sergeant at an unknown date. He mustered out October 3, 1864 at Columbia, Tennessee. He died November 20, 1920 and is buried at Spring Grove Cemetery, Wyandot Co., Ohio.

Letter: Wyandot Pioneer- March 27, 1863 pg. 1

Company M, 3rd OVC

Captain Henry C. Miner, Company M

Henry C. Miner was born in April 1831 near Sego, Perry Co., Ohio to Daniel and Margaret (Fluckey) Miner. He moved with his parents to Cardington, Morrow Co., Ohio and while there learned the carpentry trade and was living with his unmarried sister at the times of the outbreak of the war. He enlisted as the Second Lieutenant of Co. C, 15th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 23, 1861 and was mustered into service April 27, 1861. He took part in the summer campaign in western Virginia before mustering out August 28, 1861, taking part in the Battle of Philippi. Returning home to Morrow County, he enlisted in Co. M, 3rd Ohio Volunteer Cavalry on September 8, 1861 and was commissioned First Lieutenant. Miner served for three years but battled disease throughout his term, suffering from digestive disorders and pneumonia. Regardless, the was promoted to Captain to date January 21, 1863. He mustered out November 22, 1864 at Knoxville, Tennessee.

Returning home, he married Marian L. Doty on July 24, 1865 but soon separated from her, suspecting her of being unfaithful to him while he was away at war, and in December 1865 he moved to Knoxville, Tennessee and worked for the Southern Express Co. as a messenger. Following his divorce in 1871 from Marian, he married Mattie Hunt Phillips on December 23, 1875 in Knoxville and had six children. He suffered a bad arm injury during a railroad accident in 1899. A member of the Knights Templar and the Grand Army of the Republic, Henry C. Miner died April 12, 1906 at the age of 75 and is buried in an unmarked grave in the Knoxville National Cemetery.

Letter: Wyandot Pioneer- July 1, 1864 pg. 2

Sergeant William Young, Company M

William Young enlisted as an 18 year old Private in Co. M, 3rd Ohio Volunteer Cavalry on September 8, 1861, and mustered into service December 11, 1861. He served with the regiment throughout the war, seeing service throughout Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia including the campaigns of Stones River, Chickamauga, and Atlanta. He reenlisted as a veteran in early 1864, was promoted to Corporal, and later promoted to Sergeant December 2, 1864. He mustered out with his regiment August 4, 1865 at Edgefield, Tennessee.
Letter: Fremont Journal- May 2, 1862

Newspaper Articles about the Unit/Anonymous Letters

Articles:

Fremont Journal- May 1, 1863, June 3, 1864
Toledo Blade- 1/2/1862, 3/4/1863, 4/14/1863, 9/8/1864
Toledo Daily Commercial- 10/5/1863
Wyandot Pioneer- May 1, 1863 (resolution) pg. 2, July 1, 1864 (resolution on death of Private John Lindsay) pg. 2
Norwalk Reflector: December 24, 1861, December 31, 1861, October 28, 1862, January 20, 1863, September 20, 1864
Norwalk Experiment: December 23, 1861

Letters:

"E.H." Norwalk Reflector: May 6, 1862
"G.B.S." Norwalk Reflector: September 13, 1864
"J." Norwalk Reflector: April 15, 1862
"J.D." Norwalk Reflector: February 17, 1863
"T." Norwalk Reflector: December 16, 1862
Unknown. Norwalk Reflector: August 19, 1862, February 3, 1863, November 10, 1863

"Member, 3rd Ohio Cavalry. Toledo Blade- 2/12/1862, 1/23/1863
"Lieutenant Boardman," 3rd Ohio Cavalry. Toledo Blade- 2/24/1863
"M.W.," 3rd Ohio Cavalry. Toledo Blade- 4/12/1864
"T.B.P.," 3rd Ohio Cavalry. Toledo Blade- 7/23/1864
"The Unknown Pen," 3rd Ohio Cavalry. Toledo Blade- 12/16/1863, 1/16/1864

"M.W." Company C. Toledo Daily Commercial- 4/28/1864
"C." Toledo Daily Commercial- 4/14/1863
"S." Toledo Daily Commercial- 9/19/1864

"Buckeye" Company H. Williams County Leader- 6/12/1862

Unknown, 3rd Ohio Cavalry. Fremont Journal- May 6, 1864

"Vidette". Wyandot Pioneer. March 6, 1863 pg. 1
June 12, 1863 pg. 1
September 11, 1863 pg. 2
September 25, 1863 pg. 2
December 25, 1863 pg. 1

Company G. Seneca Advertiser: February 27, 1863
"Cavalry," Company G. Tiffin Weekly Tribune: December 13, 1861, February 14, 1862

Websites

This Regiment was organized at Camp Dennison and Camp Gurley, Ohio, in November 1861 with the exception of Companies L and M, which were organized August 15, 1862, at Cincinnati, Ohio, to serve three years. The original members (except veterans) were mustered out by detachments in October 1864, by reason of expiration of term of service, and the organization, composed of veterans and recruits, retained in service until July 15, 1865, when it was mustered out in accordance with orders from the War Department.

Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:

  • Bowling Green, KY, February 15, 1862
  • Nashville, TN, March 8, 1862
  • Huntsville, AL, April 11, 1862
  • Bridgeport, AL, April 29, 1862
  • Lexington, KY, October 17, 1862
  • Murfreesboro, TN, January 1-2, 1863
  • Lebanon, TN, February 8, 1863
  • Bradyville, TN, March 1, 1863
  • Snow Hill, TN, April 2-3, 1863
  • Chickamauga, GA, September 19-23, 1863
  • Middleton, TN, May 21, 1863
  • Cleveland, TN, November 27, 1863
  • Decatur, AL, May 26-27, 1864
  • Moulton, AL, May 28-29, 1864
  • Jonesboro, GA, August 19-20, 1864
  • Wilson's Raid, AL and GA, March 22-April 24, 1865
  • Selma, AL, April 2, 1865
  • Montgomery, AL, April 12-13, 1865
  • Macon, GA, April 20, 1865

Roster - Company F, 4th OVC

Captain Hiram Stotts

Hiram Stotts enlisted as a 54 year old Captain in Company F, 4th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry on August 24, 1861, mustering into service November 12, 1861. He mustered out September 17, 1862.
Letter: Allen County Democrat: August 28, 1861
Lima Weekly Gazette: August 28, 1861

First Lieutenant Thomas M. McClure

Thomas M. McClure enlisted as a 37 year old Private in Company F, 4th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry on September 6, 1861, mustering into service November 12, 1861. Reenlisting as a veteran in 1864, he was promoted to First Sergeant January 4, 1864 and was commissioned First Lieutenant of Company M to date December 9, 1864. His further record is unclear.
Letter: Lima Weekly Gazette: May 13, 1863

Websites

This Regiment was organized at Camp Dick Corwin, Ohio, from September to November 1861, to serve three years; on February 26, 1862, the Regiment received orders to move; on March 1, 1862, the Regiment left Camp Dennison for Paducah, KY, reporting to Brigadier General W. T. Sherman. The original members (except veterans) were mustered out by detachments in November 1864, by reason of expiration of term of service until October 30, 1865, when it was mustered out in accordance with orders from the War Department.

Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:

  • Black Jack Forest, TN, March 16, 1862
  • Pittsburgh Landing, TN, March 19, 1862
  • Crumps Landing, TN, April 4, 1862
  • Shiloh, TN, April 6-7, 1862
  • Corinth, MS, May 28, 1862
  • Shiloh, TN, June 1-July 1, 1862
  • Metamora, MS, October 5, 1862
  • Little Bear Creek, MS, December 9-12, 1862
  • Lexington, TN, December 18-23, 1862
  • Davis Mills, MS, December 21, 1862
  • Moscow, TN, January 7-10, 1863
  • Hernando, MS April 8, 1863
  • Cold Water, MS, June 19, 1863
  • Hernando and Rocky Crossing, MS, June 20, 1863
  • Guntown, MS, August 8, 1863
  • Rienzi, MS, October 5-7, 1863
  • Clear Creek, AL, October 20-27, 1863
  • Lebanon, AL, February 1-2, 1864
  • Red Oak, GA, August 19, 1864
  • Jonesboro, GA, August 20, 1864
  • Rocky Creek Church, GA, December 2, 1864
  • Fayetteville, NC, March 10, 1865
  • Averysboro, NC, March 16, 1865

Company C, 5th OVC

Private George W. Shannon

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

Private Daniel D. Dunbar, Co. I, 5th OVC

Mustered in, age 23, September 11, 1862 for three years service.
No further record.
Letter: Kalida Sentinel- March 5, 1863

Websites

This Regiment was recruited from the counties in the southwestern part of the state and was known as the "River Regiment." It was mustered into service from September 12, 1862 to November 8, 1862, at Columbus, Camp Ripley, Athens, Pomeroy, and Gallipolis, Ohio, to serve three years. At the time of organization it numbered 1,204 men, and at the time of muster-out 840 men. The Seventh Regiment was mustered out July 4, 1865, at Nashville, Tennessee, and was paid and discharged at Camp Dennison, Ohio.

Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:

  • Carter's Station, TN (1st), December 30, 1862
  • Mt. Sterling, KY, March 24, 1863
  • Dutton Hill, KY, March 30, 1863
  • Monticello, KY, May 1, 1863
  • Rocky Gap, KY, June 9, 1863
  • Buffington Island, OH, July 19, 1863
  • Carter's Station TN (2nd), September 9, 1863
  • Zollicoffer, TN, September 24, 1863
  • Blue Springs, TN, October 10, 1863
  • Rogersville, TN, November 6, 1863
  • Siege of Knoxville, TN, November 17-December 4, 1863
  • Bean Station, TN, December 14, 1863
  • Blain's Crossroads, TN, December 16, 1863
  • New Market, TN, December 23, 1863
  • Dandridge, TN, January 16-17, 1864
  • Fair Garden, TN, January 27, 1864
  • Cynthiana, KY, June 11, 1864
  • Siege of Atlanta, GA, July 28-September 2, 1864
  • Franklin, TN, November 30, 1864
  • Nashville, TN, December 15-16, 1864
  • Pulaski, TN, December 25, 1864
  • Plantersville, AL, April 1, 1865
  • Selma, AL, April 2, 1865

 

Roster - Company C, 7th OVC

Officers

William F. Jackson (see 3rd OVC)

William R. Jackson enlisted as a 38 year old Quartermaster in the 3rd Ohio Volunteer Cavalry on November 4, 1861, mustering into service December 11, 1861. He resigned his commission September 2, 1862.

Jackson reenlisted as Quartermaster of the 7th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry on September 15, 1862, mustering into service the same day. He was promoted to Captain of Company C to date April 2, 1864 and mustered out June 28, 1865.
Letter: Norwalk Reflector: May 13, 1862
Norwalk Reflector: November 8, 1864

Cavalry units were recruited from all over the state. Those represented in detail here are the ones recruited primarily from northwest Ohio counties and those whose members wrote to local newspapers. More information will be added as it becomes available.

This Regiment was organized in 1863, to serve three years; Companies A, B, C, and D, at Camp Zanesville, Ohio in January and the other eight companies at Camp Dennison, Ohio, in September, October, and December. It was mustered out July 20, 1865, at Lexington, NC.

Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:

  • Florence, AL, April 13, 1864
  • Center Star, AL, May 16, 1864
  • Rousseau's Raid in Alabama and Georgia, July 11-22, 1864
  • East Point, GA, August 30, 1864
  • Waynesboro, GA, December 4, 1864
  • Near Savannah, GA, February 2, 1865
  • Aiken, SC, February 11, 1865
  • Winnsborough, SC, February 22, 1865
  • Monroe's Crossroads, NC, March 10, 1865
  • Averysboro, NC, March 16, 1865
  • Raleigh, NC, April 13, 1865

Company F, 9th OVC

Captain Joseph McCutcheon, Company F, 9th OVC

Joseph McCutcheon was born February 21, 1798. He moved to Crawford Co., Ohio and by the early 1830s was justice of the peace and served as an agent for the Wyandot tribe in the last years before their removal from Ohio. He witnessed the signing of the Treaty of McCutcheonville, Ohio with the Wyandots on January 19, 1832 in which one band of the tribe sold what was known as the "Big Spring Reservation" in southern Seneca and western Hancock Counties granted them by an earlier treaty, and agreed to leave the state for Canada or points west.

He recruited Co. F, 9th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, enlisting on September 1, 1863 and receiving his commission as Captain to date September 18, 1863. He took part in the skirmishes and scouts of the 9th Ohio until his resigned his commission effective September 24, 1864. He died March 13, 1869 and is buried at Old Mission Cemetery, Wyandot Co., Ohio.
Letter: Wyandot Pioneer- December 4, 1863 pg. 3

First Lieutenant Enoch L. Mann, Company F, 9th OVC

Enlisted, age 33, June 14, 1864 for 3 years service. Appointed 2nd Lieutenant from civil life; promoted to 1st Lieutenant February 10, 1865, mustered out with company.
Letter: Napoleon Northwest- 2/9/1865

Sergeant Lyman C. Moody, Company F, 9th OVC

Lyman C. Moody was born November 22, 1842 in DeKalb Co., Indiana to Timothy and Susan (Bowsier) Moody, the family moving to Wyandot Co., Ohio in 1845. Lyman enlisted as a Private in Co. F, 9th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry on August 16, 1863 and was mustered into service September 18, 1863. He soon promoted to Sergeant and took part in the many skirmishes and scouts of the 9th Ohio Cavalry while attached to Sherman's army. He mustered out July 20, 1865 at Lexington, North Carolina. He returned home to Wyandot County and soon married Mills Lucretia Ewing on March 14, 1867, having three children. A devoted Methodist and successful farmer, Lyman C. Moody died November 16, 1900 and is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Upper Sandusky, Wyandot Co., Ohio.
Letter: Wyandot Pioneer- September 25, 1863 pg. 2

Private Emmett Hammer, Company F, 9th OVC

Emmett Hammer enlisted as an 18 year old private in Co. F, 9th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry on August 7, 1863, mustering in September 18, 1863. He took part in the many skirmishes and scouts of the 9th Ohio while attached to Sherman's army. He mustered out with the regiment July 20, 1865 at Lexington, North Carolina.
Letters: Wyandot Pioneer- October 2, 1863 pg. 2, November 20, 1863 pg. 2

Private Robert W. Morris, Company F, 9th OVC

Robert W. Morris enlisted as a musician in Co. G, 15th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 20, 1861 and mustered into service April 27, 1861. He served with the regiment through the summer campaign of 1861 and mustered out August 28, 1861. He later enlisted as a 25 year old Private in Co. F, 9th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry on January 4, 1864 and was mustered in the same day. He took part in many of the skirmishes and scouts of the 9th Ohio while attached to Sherman's army and mustered out July 20, 1865 at Lexington, North Carolina.
Letter: Wyandot Pioneer- March 18, 1864 pg. 2

Company H, 9th OVC

Captain William Stough, Company H, 9th OVC

Enlisted, age 42, as Captain to serve three years on November 2, 1863. Promoted to Major, September 8, 1864.
Letters: Bryan Union Press- 11/12/1863, 2/18/1864

First Sergeant John E. Binkley, Company H, 9th OVC

Enlisted, age 21, September 3, 1863 to serve 3 years; mustered as private; promotion date unknown; mustered out with company, July 20, 1865
Letter: Bryan Union Press-5/19/1864

Quartermaster Sergeant Peter Friend, Company H, 9th OVC

Enlisted, age 27, September 3, 1863 to serve 3 years; mustered as private; promotion date unknown; mustered out with company, July 20, 1865
Letter: Bryan Union Press- 3/17/1864

Newspaper Articles about the Unit/Anonymous Letters

Articles:

Wyandot Pioneer- October 16, 1863 pg. 3, November 20, 1863 pg. 3
Wyandot Democratic Union- October 22, 1863, pg. 1

Letters:

Officer, 9th Ohio Cavalry. Toledo Blade- 8/2/1864
Member, 9th Ohio Cavalry. Toledo Blade- 5/10/1864
"Private," Company K, 9th Ohio Cavalry. Fremont Journal- August 12, 1864

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This Regiment was organized at Camp Cleveland and Camp Chase, Ohio, from October 1862 to July 25, 1863, to serve three years. It left early in the spring of 1863 for Nashville, TN when it was ordered to Murfreesboro, TN, where it remained doing picket and scout duty, until the Army of the Cumberland opened the campaign against General Bragg. During this campaign the Regiment performed a vast amount of marching and countermarching. It was actively engaged in all of Kilpatyrick's movements during Sherman's Atlanta campaign. The great march to the sea was inaugurated, on this march, the Regiment was frequently engaged with the enemy. It was mustered out on July 24, 1865, at Lexington, NC, in accordance with orders from the War Department.

Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:

  • Chickamauga, GA, September 19-20, 1863
  • Cosby Creek, TN, January 14, 1864
  • Tunnel Hill, GA, May 2, 1864
  • Siege of Atlanta, GA, July 28-September 2, 1864
  • Jonesboro, GA, August 19-20, 1864
  • Sweetwater, GA, October 1-3, 1864
  • Bear Creek Station, GA, November 16, 1864
  • Waynesboro, GA, December 4, 1864
  • Aiken, SC, February 11, 1865
  • Monroe Crossroads, NC, March 10, 1865
  • Averysboro, NC, March 16-20, 1865

Roster - Field and Staff, 10th OVC

Mustered in March 3, 1863, at Camp Cleveland, Ohio, by Charles C. Goddard, Captain, 17th Infantry, USA, mustering officer. Mustered out July 24, 1865 at Lexington, NC, by William G. Wedemeyer, 1st Lieutenant 16th Infantry, USA, Acting Commisary of Musters Cavalry, Department North Carolina.

Officers

Lieutenant Colonel James D. Platt, 10th Ohio Cavalry

Enlisted 10/4/1862 as 2nd Lieutenant of Company D, promoted to Captain 1/15/1863, promoted to Major 8/2/1864, promoted to Lieutenant Colonel 2/20/1865, mustered out with regiment 7/24/1865.

Letter: Toledo Blade- 1/19/1865
Toledo Daily Commercial- 1/20/1865

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Companies A, B, C, and D of this Regiment were organized as the 7th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, but were consolidated December 19, 1861, with the 6th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, forming the First Battalion of that Regiment, the whole being then rendezvoused at Camp Dennison, Ohio. March 13, 1862, the First Battalion, under command of Lt. Col. William O. Collins, was detached from the 6th OVC and ordered to proceed to Fort Laramie, Dakota Territory (now Wyoming) where it arrived May 30, 1862, having marched overland from Fort Leavenworth, KS, a distance of about 640 miles. During the summer of 1862, the Battalion was permanently detached from the 6th OVC and designated as the "First Independent Battalion Ohio Volunteer Cavalry." A Battalion of four companies (E, F, G, and H) was organized at Camps Dennison and Chase, Ohio, from June 26 to July 31, 1863, and the two Battalions were consolidated and designated, the "11th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry." The Second Battalion was called into service during John Morgan's raid through Ohio, and after the capture and dispersion of his force returned to Camp Dennison, Ohio. Leaving Camp Dennison August 1, 1863, the Second Battalion reached Fort Leavenworth, KS on the 13th. While there awaiting supplies, the sacking and burning of the town of Lawrence, KS, occurred, and the Battalion was sent in pursuit of Quantrill. After marching about 150 miles, it was recalled, and on September 2, proceeded across the plains for Fort Laramie, where it arrived October 10, 1863. Companies I, K, and L were organized June 30, 1864, at Fort Laramie, DT, being composed of surplus recruits assigned to the Regiment. Companies A, B, C, and D were mustered out April 1, 1865, at Omaha, Nebraska, by reason of expiration of term of service. The remaining companies, being the last volunteer troops from Ohio in service, were mustered out July 14, 1866, at Fort Leavenworth, KS, by order of the War Department.

The ground of the operations of this Regiment, which was never actually together during its term of service, was in the center of the Rocky Mountains and the then hostile Indian country, before the organization of the Territory of Wyoming, when nearly all that vast extent of territory was known as Dakota and Idaho. Its principal duty was to guard the Pacific Telegraph line and the overland route of communication and supply, extending from Colorado and western Nebraska and Kansas, through Wyoming and Idaho to Utah and Oregon. With the exception of Fort Laramie, the men of this Regiment erected and guarded all the military posts and stations established in 1864 and 1865 on the line of communication and supply indicated, to make the circuit of which required one thousand miles of travel. From march 1 to September 5, 1865, a single company of this Regiment erected five posts, guarded 150 miles of Pacific Telegraph line, and its several detachments had thirteen engagements with Indians. Two companies, on an expedition to Powder and Tongue Rivers, took part in a charge upon and the burning of an Indian Village, marched 1200 miles and were out fifty-eight days.

It is difficult to definitely locate and designate the numerous engagements between the regiment's detachments and the Indians. The following, however, is a list of the principle battles:

  • South Pass, November 24, 1862
  • Sweet Water Bridge, April 3, 1863
  • Mud Springs Station, February 6, 1865
  • Rush Creek, February 8, 1865
  • Near Laparelle Creek, February 13, 1865
  • Fort Marshall, March 28, 1865
  • Deer Creek Station, April 21, 1865
  • Camp Marshall, April 23, 1865
  • Deer Creek, May 23, 1865
  • St. Mary's Station, May 27, 1865
  • Elkhorn, May 28, 1865
  • Near Deer Creek, June 3, 1865
  • Sage Creek Station, June 8, 1865
  • Sweet Water Bridge, June 22, 1865
  • Rock Creek, June 30, 1865
  • Platte Bridge (Ft. Caspar), July 26, 1865
  • Powder River, August 20, 1865
  • Indian Village (Tongue River), August 29, 1865

Field and Staff, 11th OVC

Chaplain George A. Adams

Enlisted 7/31/1863 as Chaplain, mustered in 7/31/1863, resigned commission 11/25/1864.
Letters: Toledo Blade- 2/13/1864, 7/19/1864

Hospital Steward Kilburn H. Stone

Kilburn H. Stone enlisted as a 21 year old Hospital Steward in the 11th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry on August 7, 1863, mustering into service the same day. He was mustered out April 1, 1865 at Omaha, Nebraska.
Letters: Elyria Independent Democrat: October 21, 1863, March 16, 1864

Roster - Company A, 11th OVC

William H. Leeper, Co. A., 11th OVC

"W.H.L," Company A, 11th Ohio Cavalry
Letter: Toledo Blade- 12/24/1864

Roster - Company D, 11th OVC

First Lieutenant John H. Boalt

John H. Boalt enlisted as a 26 year old First Lieutenant in Company D, 11th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry on June 23, 1863, mustering into service the same day. He was mustered out April 1, 1865.
Letter: Norwalk Experiment: August 20, 1863

Private George W. Hadley

George W. Hadley enlisted as a 21 year old Private in to the 11th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry on July 6, 1863, mustering into service the same day. The following letter gives the circumstances of his demise.
Letter: Norwalk Experiment: August 20, 1863

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This regiment was organized at Camp Cleveland, Ohio, from the State at large, from August 17, 1863 to November 24, 1863, to serve for a term of three years.

It was mustered out of the service November 14, 1865, at Nashville, Tennessee, in accordance with orders from the War Department.

Some of the battles in which this unit took part include:

  • Mount Sterling, KY, June 9, 1864
  • Cynthiana, KY, June 12, 1864
  • (1) Saltville, VA, October 2, 1864
  • Kingsport, TN, December 13, 1864
  • Bristol, TN, December 14, 1864
  • Abingdon, VA, December 15, 1864
  • Wytheville, VA, December 16, 1864
  • Marion, VA, December 18, 1864
  • (2) Saltville, VA, December 20, 1864
  • Salisbury, NC, April 12, 1865
  • Dallas, NC, April 19, 1865
  • Catawba River, NC, April 19, 1865

Roster - Company I, 12th OVC

Captain A. Henry Lohmire

Henry Lohmire enlisted as a 42 year old First Lieutenant in Company I, 12th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry on November 7, 1863, mustering into service November 24, 1863. Promoted to Captain to date June 28, 1865, he mustered out November 14, 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee.
Letter: Seneca Advertiser: December 4, 1863

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