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where they fell, form a vidette-line half across the continent, a chain of prostrate sentinels two
thousand miles long. Even in their graves, may not these patriot dead still guard the glory and
the integrity of the Republic for which they fell?



762



Ohio in the War.



3d REGIMENT OHIO VOLUNTEER CAVALRY.



ROSTER, THREE YEARS' SERVICE.



DATE OF RANK



COM. ISSUED.



REMARKS.



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LEWIS ZAHM

TAMES W. PAHAMORE..

(HAS. B. SEIPEL

HORACE X. HOWLAND.

Douglas A. Murray

('has. B. Seidkl

Horace X. Howland

Darius E. Livermoee

John II. Foster

James W. ParamoRE

James's. Buskin

Chas. B. Seidel

EJOBA.OE N. HOWI.AND

('has. W. Skinner

Leon Aim Adams

Thomas D. McClelland....

Darius E. Livermore

Francis P. Gates

.Martin Archer

Oliver M. Brown

Seymour B. Cob

M. C. Cuykendall

W. B. Boyd

S. F. Selby

John K. Moore

John (J. Bingham

W. B. Boyd

W. W. Bickett

E. Y. "Warner

Benj. F. \V. Cozier

Horace N. Rowland

Oliver G. Smith

Henry B. Gaylord

Hewitt C. Doane

Leonard B. Chapin

Chas. B. SeidaJ

John YV. Marvin

Wm. B. Amsdeii

Leonard Adams

Chas. W. Skinner

Win. Fanagan

Daniel Gotshuil

Thomas D. McClelland

Elislia M. Colver

Richard B. Wood

George C. Roberts

Wm. Maxwell

Jani^s B. Luckey

Henry C. Miliar

Darius E. Livermore

Frauds P. Crates

Harrison Terry

George T. Williams

Martin Archer

(diver M. Brown ,

Elihu Isbel

Eflwin Clark

Frederick Brenard

Henry Striker ,

.ur B. Coe

James 8. Clock

Addison H. Pearl

Jesse N. Squires

B. Fish

Orange H. Howland

Thomas Nunan

F. J. Wilham

Christopher C. Clay

George Garfield

John G. Oats

Wm. B.Gates

Philander B. Lewis

Paul Deal

Calvin S. Kimball

John Moore

John M. Keller

G. H. Clark

Reed V. Boice

Daniel C. Lewis

Garner Stimson

Jonathan R. Bliven

Frank S. Sowers

George C. Roberts

Thomas D. McClelland

Elisha M. Colver



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Dismissed July. 1863.

Mustered out at expiration of service.

Mustered out with regiment.

Resigned June 7, 1863.

Promoted to Colonel.

Promoted to Colonel.

Mustered out with regiment.

Resigned February 14, 1863.

Promoted to Colonel.

Declined.

Promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel.

Promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel,

Resigned September 10. 186*;

Mustered out November 23, 1864.

Mustered out November 23, 1864.

Prompted to Lieutenant-Colonel.

Muster ed out with regiment.

Transferred to l\ S. C. T.

Mustered out with regiment as Captain.

Mustered out with regiment as Captain.

Mustered out.

Mustered out with regiment.

Resigned November.'., 1863.

Mustered out (supernumerary) Dec. 8, 1S62.

Dei lined ; commission returned.

Promoted to Surgeon.

Mustered out with regiment.

Resigned August 1, 1862.

Mastered out with regiment.

Promoted to Major.

Honorably discharged September 11, 1362.

Resigned May 2. 1864.

Resigned November 12, 1862.

Resigned March :., 1863.

Promoted to Major.

Dismissed January 21, 1S63.

Died June 3). 1862.

Promoted to Major.

Promoted to Major,

Dismissed August 12, 1863.

Died June 16, 1862.

Promoted to Major.

Resigned September 26, 1864.

Killed at Dalton, Ga., February 23, 1864.

Resigned April 17, 1863.

Resigned February 1, 1863. [mustered out.

Dismissed Aug. 9, '63; reinstated April ">, 1864 ;

Mustered out.

Prom. Maj. ; dismissed Sept. 7, '63; restored to

Promoted to .Major. [command Nov. 13, '03.

Resigned July 5, 1864

.Mustered out.

Promoted to Major.

Promoted to Major.

Mustered out.

Mustered out.

Mustered out.

Declined: commission returned.

Promoted to Major.

Murdered at Macon, Georgia.

Mustered out.

On detached duty as A. I. G. 2d Division.

Mustered out January 11, 1865

Mustered out with regiment.

Mustered out with regiment.

Mustered out as 1st Lieutenant.

Mustered out with regiment.

Must-red out December 19, 1864.

Revoked and commission returned.

On detached duty.

Resigned July 1, 1865.

Mustered out with regiment.

Revoked and commission returned.

Resigned March 17, 186...

Mustered out August 4, 1865.

On detached service.

-M ustered out v ith reg't as 1st Lieut. & R. C. S.

Reported killed on Sultana.

Mustered out with regiment as 1st Lieut.

Resigned Dec. 22, 1862; lion. dis. Jan. 21, 1S63.

Resigned June 2, 1863.

Promoted to Captain.

Promoted to Captain.

Promoted to Captain June 16, 1S62.



Third Ohio Cavalry.



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Clark Center

James B. Luckey

Robert Moore

Henry 0. Miner ,

Richard B. Wood ,

A. M. Iktlebouer

Chas. AV. .Skinner

Lewis R. Zahm

Wm. Maxwell

Wood Fosdiek

George C. Probert

VktorJ. Zahm

tiles W. Burr

D. E. Livermore

Wm. K. Jackson

Wm. 8. Foster

HarrUon Terry

George T. Williams....

Alonzo B. Ennis

Francis P. Gates

Oliver M. Brown

Martin Archer

Samuel J. Hansey

Seymour B. Coe

George C. Probert

I anus W. Lykins

Frederick Br -uard....

Eliuu Isbel

Edwin P. Toll

Henry Striker.. _

Henry 31. Miller

James S. Chirk «.

Edwin Chirk

Addison H. Pearl

Jesse X. Squire

B. Fish

Norman Brewster

Orange H. Howland..
Edward A. Haines ....

Thomas >>unan

George Watson

Edwin K. Harris

F. J. Wilhum

Christopher C. Clay ...

Chauncey L. Cook

Wm. B. Gates ,

Philander B. Lev. is..,

Paul Deal

Calvin S. Kimball ,

John Moore ,

John M. Keller

G. A. Clark

Barney Doland

Reed V. Boice

Thomas J. Coslet

Daniel C. Lewis ,

Garner Stimson ,

David E. Tyler

Lewis B. Tooker

Charles S. Kelsey

Joseph M. Fox

Thomas Marlien

Thomas C. Baker

Thomas A. O'Koucke

John Ducing

George H. Frent

Thomas L. McEwin..

Mahlou J. Bassett

Alfred T. Washburn .
Ambrose D. Hawes...

Thomas Martin „.

•loseph Berry

Isaac Skilman

John H. Wheeler

Oliver M. Brown

Wm. Goodnow

Harrison Terry

Alonzo B. Eunis

Eliuu l6bel

Francis P. Gates

James W. Lykins

George T. Williams..

Samuel J. Hansey

Edwin P: Toll

Oscar W. Truman

Ralph Deverea'ux

Frederick Brenard....

Henry Striker

J. Rausoin Hall

Addison H. Pearl

B. Fish

Norman Brewster

Edwin Clark

Orange H. Howland.
Edward A. Haines ....

Thomas Nuuan

W. S. Furbay

George Watson ,

¥. J. Wilbam

Edwin R. Harris....-,

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James M. Hopkins ....



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Promoted to Captain.

Resigned .1 une 20. 1 J62.

Promoted to Captain.

Promoted to Captain.

Resigned March 20, 1>62, to enter reg. service.

Promoted to Captain.

Resigned December 9, 1862.

Promoted to Captain.

JIustered out as supernumerary.

Mustered out as supernumerary.

Mustered out as supernumerary.

Mustered out as supernumerary.

Promoted to Captain.

Mustered out as supernumerary.

Mustered out as supernumerary.

Promoted to Captain.

Promoted to Captain.

Mustered out July 2, 1862.

Promoted to Captain.

Promoted to Captain.

Promoted to Captain.

Resigned June 19, 1S63.

Promoted to Captain. v

Resigned March 30. 1864.

Resigned May 2, 1864.

Promoted to Captain.

Promoted to Captain.

Resigned March 21, 1863.

Mustered out.

Resigned Xovember 20, 1664.

Promoted to Captain.

Promoted to Captain.

Promoted to Captain.

Promoted to Captain.

Promoted to Captain.

Mustered out.

Promoted to Captain.

Mustered out.

Promoted to Captain.

Mustered out.

Mustered out.

Promoted to Captain.

Promoted to Captain.

Resigned March 28, 1864.

Promoted to Captain.

Promoted to Captain.

Promoted to Captain.

Promoted te Capt. ; revoked ; com. returned.

Promoted to Captain.

Promoted to Captain.

Promoted to Captain.

Revoked ; commission returned.

Promoted to Captain.

Resigned July 23, 1^65.

Promoted to Captain.

Promoted to Captain.

Mustered out with reg't as 1st Lieut. <5c Adj't.

Mustered out with regiment.

3Iustered out with regiment.

On detached duty.

Mustered out with regiment.

Mustered out with regiment.

On detached duty.

Mustered out with regiment as 2d Lieut.

Resigned June 6, IS65.

Mustered out with reg't as 1st Lt. & R. Q. 31.

Mustered out with regiment.

Discharged May 29, lMi">. as 2d Lieutenant.

Mustered out with regiment as 2d Lieutenant.

Mustered out with regiment as 2d Lieutenant.

Mustered out with regiment as 2d Lieutenant.

Mustered out with regiment as 2d Lieutenant.

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Died May 30, 1862.

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Resigned May 21, ls02.
Died June 20, tSBZ.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Resigned March 21, ls63.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Commission returned.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Discharged August 12, 1863.



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BASK.


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DATE OF BANK.


COM.


ISSUED.


REMARKS.


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Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Mustered out April 17, 1865.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Mustered out.
Mustered out.

Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Mustered out with regiment
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Mustered out May 29, 1865.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
Promoted to 1st Lieutenant.
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THIRD OHIO VOLUNTEER CAVALRY.



THE THIRD OHIO CAVALRY was organized in September, 1861, at Monroe-
ville, Huron County. It moved from Camp Worcester to Camp Dennison on the 14th
of January, 1862. In February following it went to Jeffersonville, Indiana, opposite
Louisville. On March 2d it was ordered to Nashville, Tennessee, and arrived there March 18th.
On the 29th it left Nashville for Pittsburg Landing. On the march, on the 4th of April, General
Buell detached the first battalion, sending it to Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, against Biffie's Rebel
cavalry. The Rebels were met and driven out of Lawrenceburg, several of them wounded, one
man killed, and six horses captured. A detachment, under Major John H. Foster, was sent to
Mount Pleasant on the 6th to seize a quantity of bacon, which was captured and turned over to the
Quartermaster. It then joined the regiment at Savannah, whither the Third had moved in the
advance of Buell's army. On the 25th of April it marched up to Pittsburg Landing, and went
into camp four miles from the river.

On the 4th of May the first battalion was ordered on a reconnoissance. It marched as far
as Monterey, and received orders from General Oglesby to cross Chambers's Creek, which was
effected, the enemy met, and driven back to their main body. The Third then moved up with
General T. J. Wood's division to within ten miles of Corinth. At this point Major Foster, with
the first battalion, made a reconnoissance to within sight of the enemy's lines at Corinth. Fall-
ing back on his main body, he was followed by the Rebels, and a brisk fight ensued, which was
sturdily maintained until a portion of the second battalion was forced back by the enemy.
Major Foster, seeing the perilous position of his men, gave up the fight and retired to the main
body of the National forces. In this action the Rebels lost twelve killed, among whom was
Lieutenant-Colonel Ingram.



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On the 27th of May the whole regiment made a reconnoissance, with two others, in front of
General Hurlbut's division. The enemy was discovered in force on the line of the Memphis
Railroad west of Corinth, engaged, and routed, with four of their number killed.

On the 1st of June the material of the regiment was divided, the first battalion detached
and ordered to join General T. J. Wood's division, after which it marched with its division to
Burnsville, Mississippi, leaving the other battalions of the regiment at Corinth. From Burns-
ville the first battalion moved to Iuka and Tuscumbia. Here, on the 19th of June, the remain-
der of the regiment joined it. At Iuka, Mississippi, Lieutenant Ralph Devereux died from
wounds received in an engagement near Corinth. The Third lay in camp here until the 30th of
June, when it went to Courtland; thence to Decatur, Alabama; and from that point to Moores-
ville. It lay in camp here until the 9th of July, when the second and third battalions were
ordered to Woodville, thirty miles east of Huntsville.

On the 13th of July the first battalion marched to Madison, on the road to Huntsville,
reaching that place the next day, where it went into camp. On the loth it went to Shelbyville,
to aid in protecting that town from an impending attack. On the 18th of July the battalion was
ordered back to Winchester, where it went into camp. On the 29th of July, Major Foster, with
his first battalion and two companies of infantry, went on a foraging expedition to Salem, and,
discovering the enemy in possession of eigthy-nine head of fat cattle, drove them off and secured
the cattle.

Leaving the camp at Winchester on the 14th of August, the division and regiment moved
to Manchester and thence to McMinnville. On the 29th the first battalion was ordered across
the Cumberland Mountains to Dunlap to ascertain the position of the enemy. Half way up the
mountain the enemy's messengers were met and captured — five men and horses, with dispatches
from General Bragg to General Wheeler, who was then north of McMinnville, on the Cumber-
land River. Major Foster took his battalion to within five miles of Dunlap, drove in the enemy's
outside pickets, killing two and wounding four others. He then fell back across the mountain
to his division. •

On the 3d of September the division marched to Nashville, arriving there on the 6th. On
the 7th it marched for Gallatin. The division left Gallatin on the 9th for Bowling Green, Ken-
tucky, on a forced march, making thirty-four miles per day, in order to reach that point ahead
of Bragg's forces. It arrived there on the 10th. On the 16th it marched for Munfordsville, and
encamped at Cave City on the 20th. On the 21st the first battalion of the Third Cavalry had a
sharp engagement at Munfordsville with three times its own number, and drove them into their
works in three separate charges. It lost twelve wounded and two killed. The enemy lost
thirty-eight killed and sixty wounded. Among the Rebel killed was Lieutenant-Colonel Brown.

On the 22d of September the division marched for Louisville, reaching there on the 25th.
On the 1st of October the pursuit of General Bragg's Rebel army was resumed. Near Bards-
town the first battalion of the Third Cavalry, re-enforced by two companies of the Second Ohio
and Third Kentucky Cavalry, under Colonel Cochrane, attacked the enemy, twelve hundred
strong, but without success. It lost six men killed, twenty wounded, and seventeen captured.
Among the disabled was Major Foster.

The Third Ohio Cavalry, during its first year of service, was attached to General T. J.
Wood's division, and during most of the time was under his immediate command.

The second and third battalions, under Colonel Zahm, was stationed, during a portion of
the summer of 1862, at Woodville, Alabama, guarding the line of the Memphis and Charleston
Railroad. The repeated attacks of the Rebel guerrillas from the mountains of Alabama made
this duty one of great activity and fatigue. An expedition under Major Paramore, during this
service, to Guntersville, on the Tennessee, under orders from General Buell, resulted in driving
the Rebel guerrillas from that section. In this affair the detachment lost six men killed and a
number wounded. The Rebels were severely punished in killed and wounded. For a period of
three or four months this portion of the regiment was almost daily engaged in scouting and
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The second and third battalions were now attached to the Second Brigade of Cavalry, under
Colonel Lewis Zahni, and went into camp at Murfreesboro', Tennessee. With this brigade they
formed the rear-guard of Buell's army, and guarded its transportation in the march from Nash-
ville to Louisville in pursuit of Bragg. In this duty hardly a day passed without the train being
attacked or harassed by the enemy. Colonel Zahm was highly complimented by General Bnell
for his success and tact in bringing the trains through in safety.

The brigade engaged the advance cavalry force of General Kirby Smith's army at Shelby-
ville, Kentucky, and drove the Rebels from the town, capturing a large number of prisoners.
During the advance of General Buell to Perryville the brigade moved on the left flank of Gen-
eral McCook's corps, and was engaged in skirmishing with and forcing back the enemy's cavalry.
During the battle of Perryville the Third Cavalry was engaged with the enemy at the fording of
the Kentucky River, near Paris. After the battle of Perryville it went into camp near Danville.
On the 19th of October a detachment of the Third Cavalry, under Major Charles Seidel, with a
portion of the Fourth Cavalry, numbering in all two hundred and fifty strong, was sent, under
special orders from General McCook, to escort special couriers through to Lexington and Cov-
ington — a forced march of over forty miles. This force went into camp near the old plantation
of Henry Clay at Ashland. At daylight on the morning of the 20th of October the camp was
completely surrounded by John Morgan's forces. They refused to surrender, and made an
obstinate resistance, but to little avail. The detachment was finally compelled to yield to supe-
rior numbers. After being stripped of their valuables and dismounted, they were immediately
paroled by General Morgan, sent into the National lines, and ordered to Camp Chase, Ohio.

An incident occurred on this occasion which strikingly exhibits the feeling against John
Morgan. Private "Weis, of the Third Cavalry, asked for Morgan. A person standing among the
Rebels was pointed out to him as the renowned guerrilla leader. The man immediately drew
up his carbine, and, before he could be disarmed, took aim at the reputed Morgan and shot him
dead. It proved to be Charlton Morgan, a cousin of John Morgan. The private was imme-
diately killed by the infuriated Rebels. •

The remaining portion of the second and third battalions of the Third Cavalry moved from
Danville to Bowling Green, Kentucky, and, under orders from General Buell, were stationed on
the line of the railroad from Bowling Green to the vicinity of Gallatin, with head-quarters at
Fountain-Head Station. General John Morgan's forces at this time were occupying Gallatin.
Colonel Zahm ordered out a detachment of the regiment on a reconnoissance to Gallatin to ascer-
tain Morgan's strength and position. The Rebel pickets were captured and the required infor-



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