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George's Independent Cavalry
George'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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|George's Independent Cavalry. — Capt., John S. George;
First Lieut., Joseph N. Bimpson ; Second Lieut., Charles E. Hambliton.
This independent company of cavalry was organized at Ironton, in the
spring of 1861. On July 2 it proceeded to Gallipolis and was mustered
into the service of the state for a period of three months. It became a
part of Gen. J. D. Cox's brigade and entering western Virginia it
marched to Red House on the Kanawha river, taking part in the
reconnoissance for the purpose of discovering the Confederate position.
On July 17 it became part of an attacking column to drive the enemy from
his position at Scarey creek. It participated in all the marches and
skirmishes during that campaign, forming a most important part of the
state forces. The loss to the company was 1 man killed in battle, and it
was mustered out at Ironton on Sept. 19.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2