Cavalry Units: 9th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry

The biographical sketches here show only those members of the unit who wrote letters to their local newspapers. Information may be drawn from the unit roster, newspaper obituaries, or other biographical sources.

Company F, 9th OVC

Captain Joseph McCutcheon, Company F, 9th OVC

Joseph McCutcheon was born February 21, 1798. He moved to Crawford Co., Ohio and by the early 1830s was justice of the peace and served as an agent for the Wyandot tribe in the last years before their removal from Ohio. He witnessed the signing of the Treaty of McCutcheonville, Ohio with the Wyandots on January 19, 1832 in which one band of the tribe sold what was known as the "Big Spring Reservation" in southern Seneca and western Hancock Counties granted them by an earlier treaty, and agreed to leave the state for Canada or points west.

He recruited Co. F, 9th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, enlisting on September 1, 1863 and receiving his commission as Captain to date September 18, 1863. He took part in the skirmishes and scouts of the 9th Ohio until his resigned his commission effective September 24, 1864. He died March 13, 1869 and is buried at Old Mission Cemetery, Wyandot Co., Ohio.
Letter: Wyandot Pioneer- December 4, 1863 pg. 3

First Lieutenant Enoch L. Mann, Company F, 9th OVC

Enlisted, age 33, June 14, 1864 for 3 years service. Appointed 2nd Lieutenant from civil life; promoted to 1st Lieutenant February 10, 1865, mustered out with company.
Letter: Napoleon Northwest- 2/9/1865

Sergeant Lyman C. Moody, Company F, 9th OVC

Lyman C. Moody was born November 22, 1842 in DeKalb Co., Indiana to Timothy and Susan (Bowsier) Moody, the family moving to Wyandot Co., Ohio in 1845. Lyman enlisted as a Private in Co. F, 9th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry on August 16, 1863 and was mustered into service September 18, 1863. He soon promoted to Sergeant and took part in the many skirmishes and scouts of the 9th Ohio Cavalry while attached to Sherman's army. He mustered out July 20, 1865 at Lexington, North Carolina. He returned home to Wyandot County and soon married Mills Lucretia Ewing on March 14, 1867, having three children. A devoted Methodist and successful farmer, Lyman C. Moody died November 16, 1900 and is buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Upper Sandusky, Wyandot Co., Ohio.
Letter: Wyandot Pioneer- September 25, 1863 pg. 2

Private Emmett Hammer, Company F, 9th OVC

Emmett Hammer enlisted as an 18 year old private in Co. F, 9th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry on August 7, 1863, mustering in September 18, 1863. He took part in the many skirmishes and scouts of the 9th Ohio while attached to Sherman's army. He mustered out with the regiment July 20, 1865 at Lexington, North Carolina.
Letters: Wyandot Pioneer- October 2, 1863 pg. 2, November 20, 1863 pg. 2

Private Robert W. Morris, Company F, 9th OVC

Robert W. Morris enlisted as a musician in Co. G, 15th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on April 20, 1861 and mustered into service April 27, 1861. He served with the regiment through the summer campaign of 1861 and mustered out August 28, 1861. He later enlisted as a 25 year old Private in Co. F, 9th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry on January 4, 1864 and was mustered in the same day. He took part in many of the skirmishes and scouts of the 9th Ohio while attached to Sherman's army and mustered out July 20, 1865 at Lexington, North Carolina.
Letter: Wyandot Pioneer- March 18, 1864 pg. 2

Company H, 9th OVC

Captain William Stough, Company H, 9th OVC

Enlisted, age 42, as Captain to serve three years on November 2, 1863. Promoted to Major, September 8, 1864.
Letters: Bryan Union Press- 11/12/1863, 2/18/1864

First Sergeant John E. Binkley, Company H, 9th OVC

Enlisted, age 21, September 3, 1863 to serve 3 years; mustered as private; promotion date unknown; mustered out with company, July 20, 1865
Letter: Bryan Union Press-5/19/1864

Quartermaster Sergeant Peter Friend, Company H, 9th OVC

Enlisted, age 27, September 3, 1863 to serve 3 years; mustered as private; promotion date unknown; mustered out with company, July 20, 1865
Letter: Bryan Union Press- 3/17/1864

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