6th Regiment, Ohio Cavalry
The 6th Regiment, Ohio Cavalry mustered in October 7, 1861 at Warren, Ohio. They were mustered out August 7, 1865 at Sub-District of the Appomattox, Department of Virginia. 
For more information on the history of this unit, see:
- Larry Stevens' Ohio in the Civil War, 6th Ohio Cavalry
- The Civil War Archive section, 6th Regiment Cavalry, (accessed 23 August 2012).
- Ohio Civil War Central, 6th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Cavalry (1861-1865), (accessed 2 November 2016),
Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin
Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.
Company B -
Company E -
Company F -
Company H -
A county listing from Steve Ward's Buckeyes All, Part I Revised, is given on Larry Stevens' Ohio in the Civil War web page, 6th Ohio Cavalry.
- 6th Ohio Cavalry, Civil War Index, which includes history, battles, and roster with name, rank, age, date entered service, period of service and remarks.
- Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘Ohio in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
- Ohio in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Ohio, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- Burnett, William G. Better a patriot soldier's grave : the history of the Sixth Ohio Volunteer Cavalry. (Westlake, Ohio : Patriot Press, c1982), FHL film 1532799 Item 7 and FHL book 977.1 M2bu
- Staats, Richard J. The history of the Sixth Ohio Volunteer Cavalry 1861-1865 : a journal of patriotism, duty and bravery. (Westminster, Maryland : Heritage Books, c2006) FHL Books 977.1 M2s v. 1 and v. 2
- Staats, Richard J.; Stedman, William. A grassroots history of the American Civil War. (Bowie, Maryland : Heritage Books, c2002-), FHL book 977.137 M2s v. 3 and 977.137 M2s v.4
- United States. Army. Ohio Cavalry Regiment, 6th (1861-1865). Annual report of the 34th, 44th through 50th and 52nd reunions, Sixth Ohio Volunteer Cavalry. (Columbus, Ohio : Filmed by the Ohio Historical Society, 1988), FHL film 1688760 Items 4-5; Items 7-12
- Walling, Hiram Augustus. Civil War diaries, 1862-1865. (Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1991), FHL film 1753085 Item 6
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
- Soldiers' Record: originally published by J.A. Howells in Ashtabula Sentinel newspaper (Geneva, Ohio: Ohio Genealogical Society 2004).
- History of Salem and the immediate vicinity, Columbiana County, Ohio, by George D. Hunt, (Evansville, Indiana: Unigraphic, 1976). FHL book 977.163 H2hg; [https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE46007 digital version]
- Albert G. Riddle, History of Geauga and Lake Counties, Ohio: with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of its Pioneers and Most Prominent Men, (Evansville, Indiana: Unigraphic, 1973. Reprint of original published: Philadelphia: Williams Bros., 1878), page 54. FHL Q book 977.133 H2wiL
- History ofTrumbull and Mahoning Counties page163
- History of Trumbull and Mahoning Counties, Ohio page 163
- History of Trumbull and Mahoning Counties, Ohio page 164
- History of Trumbull and Mahoning Counties, Ohio
- History of Salem and the immediate vicinity