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6th Ohio Cavalry

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6th Ohio Cavalry Soldier Roster - Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, Volume 11, by Ohio Roster Commission (Joseph B. Foraker, Governor, James S. Robinson, Sec'y of State and H. A. Axline, Adjutant-General), 1886     View Entire Book

Regimental History
Sixth Cavalry. Cols., William R. Lloyd, William Stedman, Frank C. Loveland ; Lieut.-Cols., William O. Collins, Norman A. Barrett, George W. Dickinson; Majs., John O. Ferrell, Richard B. Treat, Amandar Bingham, John H. Cryer, Benjamin C. Stanhope, James C. Richart, James S. Abell, Matthew H. Cryer. This regiment was organized by Col. William R. Lloyd, at Camp Hutchins, Warren, in Oct., Nov. and Dec, 1861, to serve for three years. It entered the U. S. service in the field in western Virginia in May, 1862, under Gen. Fremont: thence into the Valley of Virginia under Gen. Sigel ; thence into the campaign in front of Washington, D. C, in the summer of 1862 with the Army of Virginia under Gen. John Pope ; was then with Gen. George B. McClellan, in the Army of the Potomac, in fall of 1862; with Gen. Burnside in the winter of 1862 and 1863 ; and then with Gen. Joe Hooker, who organized the cavalry corps early in 1863, thereafter commanded in succession by Gens. Stoneman, Pleasonton and Sheridan; served through the summer of 1863, under Gen. Meade, and then until the close of the war under Gens. Meade, Grant and Sheridan. The regiment, from the date of organization of the cavalry corps, served in the brigades commanded by Gens. Buford, Duffie, Averell, Mcintosh, D. McM. Gregg, Kilpatrick, Huey, Davies and C. H. Smith; and in divisions commanded by Gens. Bayard, Averell, Pleasonton, Gregg and Crook. The roster of this regiment shows that from 1861 to 1865 there were 1,758 officers and enlisted men in the organization. This does not include one battalion of four companies which was detached and taken to the far west under command of Lieut.-Col. Collins. Under an order from the war department, dated Sept. 20, 1862, there were four companies recruited to fill up the regiment. These companies were in part recruited at Camp Cleveland and two of them, B and E, joined the regiment at Falmouth, Va., March 9, 1863. The other two, F and M, joined the regiment March 8, 1864, at Warrenton, Va. Following is a list of battles, engagements and skirmishes in which this regiment bore an honorable part: Woodstock, Mt. Jackson, Cross Keys, Luray Court House, Warrenton, Bull Run, Chantilly, Fredericksburg, Kelly's ford, Stoneman's raid, Stevensburg, Aldie, Middleburg, Upperville, Va. ; Gettysburg, Pa. ; Hagerstown, Boonsboro, etc., Falling Waters, Md. ; Shepherdstown, Rapidan Station, Sulphur springs, Auburn mills, Bristoe Station, Mine Run, Todd's tavern, Mitchell's shop, Yellow tavern, Meadow bridge, Haw's shop, Cold Harbor, Bottom's bridge, Trevillian Station, St. Mary's Church, Malvern hill, Darbytown, Deep Bottom, Reams' station, Peebles' farm, Boydtown road, Stony creek, Hatcher's run, Quaker road, Dinwiddle Court House, Five Forks, Jetersville, Deatonsville, Sailor's creek, Farmville, High bridge, Appomattox, or Lee's surrender, Va. On the expiration of its term of service, the original members (except veterans) were mustered out, and the organization was retained in service until Aug. 7, 1865, when it was mustered out at Petersburg, Va., in accordance with orders from the war department.

Footnotes:
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing Company, 1908 - Volume 2

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