4th Regiment, Ohio Cavalry

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United States Gotoarrow.png  U.S. Military Gotoarrow.png  Ohio Gotoarrow.png   Ohio Military Gotoarrow.png  Ohio in the Civil War Gotoarrow.png4th Regiment, Ohio Cavalry

Brief History

The 4th Regiment, Ohio Cavalry was mustered in August to November, 1861 at Cincinnati, Lima, St. Maryes and Camp Dennison, Ohio.  They were mustered out July 15, 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee.  [1]

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.

Companies with County:
Company A - many men from Hamilton County.
Company B - many men from Hamilton County.
Company C - many men from Hamilton County.
Company D - many men from Hamilton County.
Company E - many men from Hamilton County.
Company F - many men from Allen County and Hamilton County.
Company G - many men from Lawrence County.
Company H - many men from Montgomery County.
Company I - many men from Allen County, Hamilton County and Lawrence County
Company K - many men from Hamilton County.
Company L- many men from Hamilton County.
Company M - many men from Hamilton County.
Band - many men from Hamilton County.


County listing from Steve Ward's Buckeyes All, Part I Revised,  as given on Larry Stevens' web page, 4th Ohio Cavalry. (accessed on March 14,2011)




Other Sources

  • 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).