Infantry Units: 2nd 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.

The 2nd Regiment of Ohio Volunteer Cavalry was recruited and organized under the supervision of the Honorable B. F. Wade and the Honorable John Hutchins, in the summer and fall of 1861, to serve three years, and rendezvoused at Camp Wade, Ohio.

The original strength of this Regiment at organization was 1177 and at time of muster out it numbered 757. The 2nd Regiment was mustered out September 11, 1865, at St. Louis, Missouri, and was paid and discharged at Camp Chase, Ohio.

In August 1862, there was a detail of two officers and thirteen men from each company for the purpose of forming a Light Battery of Artillery. And in January 1863, there was an order issued by the War Department making the detail a permanent Ohio Battery and it was known as the 25th Battery Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery

The Regiment has campaigned through the following States and Territory: Kansas, Missouri, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia, and Indian Territory. It has marched an aggregate distance of 27,000 miles. It fought under the following general officers: Buell, Wright, Hunter, Denver, Sturgis, blunt, Salomon, Curtis, Schofield, Burnside, Carter, Gillmore, Shackelford, Foster, Kautz, Sedgwick, Wilson, McIntosh, Torbett, Custer, Sheridan, Mead, and Grant.

It has served in five different armies: The Army of the Frontier, of the Missouri, of the Potomac, of the Ohio, and of the Shenandoah, and has fought in 97 battles and engagements.

Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:

  • Independence, MO
  • Prairie Grove, AR
  • Carthage, MO
  • Newtonia, MO
  • Cow Hill, AR
  • Wolf Creek, AR
  • White River, AR
  • Blountsville, TN
  • Bristol, TN
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Morristown, TN
  • Russelville, TN
  • Bean's Station, TN
  • Brandy Station, VA
  • The Wilderness, VA
  • Hanover Courthouse, VA
  • Ashland, VA
  • Nottaway Courthouse, VA
  • Stony Creek, VA
  • Steubenville, KY (2)
  • Monticello, KY (2)
  • Columbia, KY
  • Pursuit and Capture of Morgan
  • Loudon Bridge, TN
  • Blue Springs, TN
  • Ream Station, VA
  • Winchester, VA
  • Charlestown, VA
  • Berryville, VA
  • Opequan, VA
  • Luray Valley, VA
  • Waynesboro, VA
  • Bridgewater, VA
  • Cedar Creek, VA
  • New Market, VA
  • Lacey's Springs, VA

Roster - Company A

Stephen A. Mason

Roster - Company B

Thomas D. Scott

Roster - Company H

Franklin S. Case

Articles about the Unit/Anonymous Letters

Letters: "B." Elyria Independent Democrat: September 3, 1862
"F.B." Elyria Independent Democrat: April 9, 1862