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Burdsall's Independent Cavalry
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
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|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,
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2