: These are individual soldier cards for members of the 2nd Ohio Volunteer Cavalry (O.V.C.) Regiment whose last names begin with the letter G. The top half of the card lists where the soldier was last reported on state records, while the bottom half lists where he was last reported on War Department records. Muster rolls for the 2nd Ohio Volunteer Cavalry (O.V.C.) Regiment are part of State Archives Series 2440, Muster-in and muster-out rolls, 1861-1865, for Ohio soldiers serving the Union Army during the American Civil War. This collection consists of muster-in, muster, and muster-out rolls for officers, field staff, and soldiers of Companies A-M, detachments, military correspondences, and index books. The muster rolls may include each soldier’s name, rank, age, date and place of muster, date of last pay, distance traveled to point of rendezvous, distance traveled from place of discharge to place of residence, clothing account, bounty due, and comments about soldier’s service record. Muster-in rolls usually include each soldier’s birth place, occupation, a physical description, and notes if the soldier was killed, wounded, captured, discharged, or deserted. Musters are arranged by infantry, artillery, cavalry, or sharp-shooter regiment or battery.
The soldiers of the 2nd Ohio Volunteer Cavalry Regiment came from Ashtabula, Columbiana, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Hamilton, Lake, Loraine, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Richland (and neighboring counties), Summit, and Trumbull Counties. The 2nd O.V.C. was organized for three years’ service under Colonel Charles Doubleday, and afterwards commanded by Colonels Kautz, Nettleton, and Seward. Soldiers were mustered in from August to September of 1861 and trained at Camp Wade near Cleveland and Camp Dennison near Cincinnati. Nicknamed the “Wade and Hutchins Regiment” after Ohio Senators Ben Wade and John Hutchins who instigated the formation of the regiment, the 2nd O.V.C. moved to Missouri, scouting on the borders of Kansas, and in February 1862, drove the infamous bandit William Quantrill and his raiders from Independence, Missouri. In the summer, the 2nd O.V.C. served in Indian Territory, and in the fall joined General Blunt's campaign in Arkansas and Missouri, fighting at Pea Ridge, Carthage, and other points. It moved to Kentucky, and four companies raided East Tennessee. It joined in the pursuit of Confederate General John Hunt Morgan and followed him twelve hundred miles until captured. In September, the Regiment again raided East Tennessee and operated on Longstreet's flank at Knoxville, fighting continuously with severe loss. In April 1864, it was transferred to the Army of the Potomac with Ulysses S. Grant, and moved with Grant's army towards Richmond, fighting with Sheridan's Cavalry Corps around the flanks of the army. In August the Regiment moved to the Shenandoah Valley and engaged Early, fighting at Opequan, Front Royal, and Cedar Creek. In March 1865, it joined in the pursuit of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, and after the surrender was reviewed at Washington and mustered out September 11, 1865. The 2nd Ohio Volunteer Cavalry Regiment made one of the most brilliant records of any regiment in the service. View on Ohio Memory.
: SA2440_2C_B02F07_G001 Subjects
: Military Ohio; Ohio--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; 2nd Ohio Volunteer Cavalry (O.V.C.); Soldiers; U.S. Army; Genealogy & local history Places
: Ohio; Washington (District of Columbia)