Cavalry Units: 7th 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 recruited from the counties in the southwestern part of the state and was known as the "River Regiment." It was mustered into service from September 12, 1862 to November 8, 1862, at Columbus, Camp Ripley, Athens, Pomeroy, and Gallipolis, Ohio, to serve three years. At the time of organization it numbered 1,204 men, and at the time of muster-out 840 men. The Seventh Regiment was mustered out July 4, 1865, at Nashville, Tennessee, and was paid and discharged at Camp Dennison, Ohio.

Some of the battles in which this unit participated include:

  • Carter's Station, TN (1st), December 30, 1862
  • Mt. Sterling, KY, March 24, 1863
  • Dutton Hill, KY, March 30, 1863
  • Monticello, KY, May 1, 1863
  • Rocky Gap, KY, June 9, 1863
  • Buffington Island, OH, July 19, 1863
  • Carter's Station TN (2nd), September 9, 1863
  • Zollicoffer, TN, September 24, 1863
  • Blue Springs, TN, October 10, 1863
  • Rogersville, TN, November 6, 1863
  • Siege of Knoxville, TN, November 17-December 4, 1863
  • Bean Statiaon, TN, December 14, 1863
  • Blain's Crossroads, TN, December 16, 1863
  • New Market, TN, December 23, 1863
  • Dandridge, TN, January 16-17, 1864
  • Fair Garden, TN, January 27, 1864
  • Cynthiana, KY, June 11, 1864
  • Siege of Atlanta, GA, July 28-September 2, 1864
  • Franklin, TN, November 30, 1864
  • Nashville, TN, December 15-16, 1864
  • Pulaski, TN, December 25, 1864
  • Plantersville, AL, April 1, 1865
  • Selma, AL, April 2, 1865

Roster - Company C, 7th OVC

Officers

William F. Jackson (see 3rd OVC)