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9th Ohio Cavalry

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9th Ohio Cavalry 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
Ninth Cavalry. Col., William D. Hamilton; Lieut. -Cols., Thomas P. Cook, William Stough; Majs., William Sims, John Williamson, Henry Plessner, Elijah Hogue, Lewis H. Bowlus, John W. Macumber, James Irvine. This regiment was organized in 1863, to serve three years. Cos. A, B, C and D were mustered in at Camp Zanesville, in January and the other eight companies at Camp Dennison in September, October and December. The regiment was finally completed and united in Alabama in the spring of 1864. In April an Alabama regiment surrounded a barn at Florence, in which the men of Co. G were sleeping, shot 2 of the sentinels, and after a short struggle succeeded in capturing 41 men of the company. Of the 2,500 men chosen to take part in Rousseau's raid in Alabama and Georgia, 700 were from the 9th Ohio cavalry and the regiment lost during the expedition 26 men, most of whom were captured while foraging. It was identified with Gen. Sherman's cavalry division on the march to the coast, in which skirmishing continued more or less until the general engagement took place at Waynesboro, in which the regiment made the second charge and broke the Confederate lines. At Aiken, S. C, it was engaged and assisted in driving the Confederates beyond their lines. The regiment was engaged in the battle of Monroe's cross-roads and in the battle of Averasboro it supported the right flank of the 20th corps, becoming hotly engaged. It fought at Bentonville, the last battle of the campaign, and skirmished a little at Raleigh before entering the capital. The regiment was mustered out on July 20, 1865, at Lexington, N. C.

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

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