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Merrill's Horse

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Merrill's Horse 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
Merrill's Horse (also known as 2nd Missouri Cavalry). Ten companies of this regiment (A to K inclusive) were organized at Benton barracks, St. Louis, Mo., late in the year 1861, and Cos. L and M at St. Louis and Warrenton, Mo., Jan. 1 and June 30, 1863, to serve for three years. Cos. B, C and K were enlisted at Cincinnati, Ohio, and were officered by Ohio men. They were also furnished with recruits from this state from time to time. The following is a list of battles and actions, in which this regiment bore an honorable part, as published by the war department: Silver creek, Knob Noster, Memphis, Moore's mills, Kirksville, Switzer's mill, Crampton's ferry and Roanoke, Mo. ; Brownsville, Bayou Meto, Ark. ; Bear Skin lake, Mo. ; Little Rock, Princeton, Prairie d'Ane, Camden, Moro Bottom, Jenkins' ferry, Ark. ; Little Blue, Big Blue, Mo., and Little Osage river, Kan. The original members (except veterans) were mustered out as their terms of service expired, and the organization composed of veterans and recruits was retained in the service until Sept. 19, 1865, when it was mustered out at Nashville, Tenn., in accordance with orders from the war department. (See 2nd Mo. cavalry.)

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

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