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5th Ohio Independent Cavalry Battalion

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5th Ohio Independent Cavalry Battalion 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
Fifth Independent Cavalry Battalion. Maj., John F. Ijams. This battalion, composed of four companies, was organized at Columbus from July 9 to Sept. 2, 1863, to serve for six months. Co. A participated in checking the advance of Morgan in southern Ohio, and after his capture returned to Camp Chase. When the battalion was completed it was sent into eastern Kentucky to protect the citizens from the raids of the guerrillas that infested that part of the state. It captured a number of the most noted and broke up their bands which result brought peace and security to the inhabitants. It did not participate in any regular battle because there was no organized force pitted against it. It was mustered out on Feb. 15, 1864, at Cincinnati, Ohio, on expiration of term of service.

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

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