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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]

For more information on the history of this unit, see;

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.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 4539 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

The ten companies were raised in Cincinnati and its "vicinity--Hamilton, Dayton, Lebanon, South Charleston, Ironton, Lima and St. Marys."[2]

Field and Staff Officers - Raised in Cincinnati, Hamilton County.[3] See roster.

Regimental band - Raised in Cincinnati, Hamilton County.[3] See roster.

Company A - Raised in Cincinnati, Hamilton County.[3] See roster.

Company B - Raised in Cincinnati, Hamilton County.[3] See roster.

Company C - Raised in Cincinnati, Hamilton County.[3] See roster.

Company D - Raised in Cincinnati, Hamilton County.[3] See roster.

Company E - Raised in Cincinnati, Hamilton County.[3] See roster.

Company F - Raised in Cincinnati, Hamilton County.[3] See roster.

Company G - Raised in Cincinnati, Hamilton County.[3] See roster.

Company H - Raised in Cincinnati, Hamilton County.[3] See roster.

Company I - Raised in Cincinnati, Hamilton County.[3] See roster.

Company K - Raised in Cincinnati, Hamilton County.[3] See roster.

Company L - Raised in Cincinnati, Hamilton County.[4] See roster.

Company M - Raised in Cincinnati, Hamilton County.[4] See roster.

Unassigned recruits - Probably also raised in in Cincinnati, Hamilton County. See roster.

The rosters in The Story of the Fourth also have remarks about the men, such as information about captures, transfers, deaths, etc.[2]

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.
  • Aston, Howard.History and roster of the fourth and fifth independent battalions and thirteenth regiment Ohio cavalry volunteers. (Columbus, Ohio : Filmed by the Ohio Historical Society, 1988) FHL Film 1688760 Item 18
  • Pike, James. The scout and ranger : being the personal adventures of Corporal Pike, of the Fourth Ohio Cavalry. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993), FHL fiche 6118113
  • United States. Army. Ohio Cavalry Regiment, 4th (1861-1865). Roster of surviving members of the 4th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, 1861-1865. (Columbus, Ohio : Filmed by the Ohio Historical Society, 1988), FHL film 1688760 Item 2
  • Vale, Joseph G. Minty and the cavalry : a history of cavalry campaigns in the western armies. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1994), FHL fiche 6118495 and (Washington [District of Columbia] : Library of Congress, Photoduplication Service, 1976), FHL film 1491118
  • Wulsin, Lucien; Adams, Eleanor N. The story of the Fourth Regiment Ohio Veteran Volunteer Cavalry : from the organization of the regiment, August, 1861, to its 50th anniversary, August, 1911. (Cincinnati, Ohio : [s.n.], 1912) FHL Book 977.178 M2w and (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993) FHL Fiche 6118115 and Roster of the surviving members of the Fourth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, 1861-1865 : with a brief historical sketch of the regiment. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993) FHL Fiche 6118114

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).
  2. 2.0 2.1 Lucien Wulsin, The Story of the Fourth", (Cincinnati, Ohio : [s.n.], 1912), page 9. Internet Archive.
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 Lucien Wulsin , The story of the Fourth Regiment Ohio Veteran Volunteer Cavalry : from the Organization of the Regiment, August, 1861, to its 50th Anniversary, August, 1911, (Cincinnati, Ohio : [s.n.], 1912), p. 9. Digital version on Internet Archive. Also FHL book 977.178 M2w and film 1688760 Item 3
  4. 4.0 4.1 Lucien Wulsin , The story of the Fourth Regiment Ohio Veteran Volunteer Cavalry : from the Organization of the Regiment, August, 1861, to its 50th Anniversary, August, 1911, (Cincinnati, Ohio : [s.n.], 1912), p. 11. Digital version on Internet Archive. Also FHL book 977.178 M2w and film 1688760 Item 3

 

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