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4th Ohio Independent Cavalry Company

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4th 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
Fourth Independent Cavalry Company. Capts., John S. Foster, John L. King; First Lieuts., William H. Hannah, Joseph F. Thomas; Second Lieuts., Stephen D. Porter, Thomas C. Yates. This company was organized at Georgetown, each man furnishing his own horse and horse equipments, and was mustered into the service on July 9, 1861, at Georgetown, for three years. On the 10th it left for Camp Chase, where it remained until Aug. 19, when it was ordered to Missouri. On March 1, 1862, it was taken into St. Louis, placed on duty at Gen. Halleck's headquarters, and acted as his escort until he was transferred to Washington. The company was then engaged in miscellaneous service until July 16, 1864, when the original members were mustered out at Cincinnati, Ohio, by reason of expiration of term of service. The recruits, about 50 in number, were left at Gen. McPherson's headquarters and in Aug. and Sept., 1864, John L. King, who had been a sergeant in the original organization, recruited the company to the maximum number and was commissioned captain. This company participated in the march to the sea, in the campaign in the Carolinas, and was present at the grand review in Washington, D. C, where it was mustered out on May 28, 1865.

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

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