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3rd Ohio Independent Cavalry Company

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3rd Ohio Independent Cavalry Company Soldier Roster - Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, Volume 11, by Ohio Roster Commission (Joseph B. Foraker, Governor, James S. Robinson, Sec'y of State and H. A. Axline, Adjutant-General), 1886     View Entire Book

Regimental History
Third Independent Cavalry Company. Capts. Philip Pfau, Frank Smith; First Lieuts., Jonas Seaman, Waldemar G. Wahle; Second Lieuts., Frank A. Dousman, Frederick Smith. This company was organized at Cincinnati, by Capt. Pfau, each man furnishing his own horse and horse equipments. It was mustered into the state service on July 4, 1861, at Cincinnati, by George Sillygatt, aid-de-camp, and on Aug. 16, 1861, at Camp Chase, it was mustered into the U. S. service for three years, to date from the original muster. A few days sufficed to prepare it for the field and it was sent to western Virginia, where it joined the forces already in the field under Gen. McClellan. Pfau's company of horse was noted for the energy and success with which it performed the work of scouting and skirmishing marked out for it. The original members were mustered out on July 11, 1864, at Camp Dennison, Ohio, on expiration of term of service, and the organization, composed of recruits, was retained in the service until May 22, 1865, when it was mustered out at Cumberland, Md., in accordance with orders from the war department.

Footnotes:
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing Company, 1908 - Volume 2

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