Primary Source Material
on the Soldiers and the Battles
Home The Armies The Soldiers The Battles Civilians Articles
If this website has been useful to you, please consider making a Donation.

Your support will help keep this website free for everyone, and will allow us to do more research. Thank you for your support!

Burdsall's Independent Cavalry

Online Books
Burdsall's Independent Cavalry Soldier Roster - Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, Volume 1, by Ohio Roster Commission (Wm. McKinley, Jr., Governor, Samuel M. Taylor, Sec'y of State and James C. Howe, Adjutant-General), 1893     View Entire Book

Regimental History
Burdsall's Independent Cavalry. Capt., Henry W. Burdsall; First Lieut., Minor Milliken; Second Lieut., C. B. Hunt. This company of cavalry was formed at Cincinnati, of patriotic young men of the counties of Hamilton and Butler, in June, 1861. It was ordered to western Virginia and was used with excellent effect in that wild region of country. During its term of service the company was almost entirely in the saddle, guarding trains, scouting the wild passes of the mountains and frequently meeting organized and unorganized bands of the enemy in hand-to-hand encounters. It participated in the battle of Rich mountain and in many skirmishes. The company's loss during its brief service was 1 man killed in battle, 2 died of wounds, 1 of disease, and 5 discharged for disability. It was mustered out at Columbus, Aug. 23, 1861.

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

Whats New
About Us


Copyright 2010 by
A Division of