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Burdsall's Independent Cavalry

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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.

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

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