Cavalry Units: 1st Ohio Volunteer Cavalry

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 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

John C. Frankeburger

Roster - Company C, 1st OVC

Non-Commissioned Officers and Enlisted Personnel

Henry G. "Cosmo" Burr