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Union Light Guard
Guard 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
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|Union Light Guard. — Capt., George A. Bennett; First
Lieuts., Arthur W. White, James B. Jamison ; Second Lieut., George C.
Ashmun. This independent company of cavalry was organized as a
body-guard to President Lincoln by order of Gov. Tod during Nov. and
Dec, 1863, by recruiting one man from each county in the state, and was
known as the 7th independent company, Ohio volunteer cavalry. It was
mustered in at Columbus, Dec. 17, 1863, and left for Washington, D. C,
on the 22nd. On its arrival there it reported to the secretary of war
and was assigned to duty in and around the city, strong details being
placed near the president's house, the treasury building, the war office
and the other public buildings, in which line of duty they served until
Sept. 9, 1865, when the company was mustered out at Washington, in
accordance with orders from the war department.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2