2nd Regiment, Ohio Cavalry

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Brief History

The 2nd Regiment, Ohio Cavalry mustered in on August to October, 1861 at Cleveland and Camp Dennison, Ohio.  They mustered out October 12, 1865 at Department of Missouri.[1]

For more information on the history of this unit, see:


Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 3576 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

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.

County listing from Steve Ward's Buckeyes All Volume I.,  is given on Larry Stevens' Ohio in the Civil War web page, 2nd Ohio Cavalry.


Other Sources

Gause, Isaac. Four Years with Five Armies: Army of the Frontier, Army of the Potomac, Army of the Missouri, Army of the Ohio, Army of the Shenandoah. (New York and Wahington: Neale Publishing Company, 1908). Internet Archives.

  • 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.

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010.