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5th Ohio Independent Cavalry
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
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|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.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2