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Union Light Guard

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Union Light 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     View Entire Book

Regimental History
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.

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

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