William Rhoads Ambrotype   Save
William Rhoads Ambrotype
Description: William Rhoads mustered into the 1st Ohio Volunteer Cavalry (O.V.C.) in Columbus, Ohio on September 12, 1861 for three years service. Rhoads returned to his home in Reynoldsburg, Ohio when his term of service expired in 1864. An ambrotype is an early photograph created by imaging a negative on glass backed by a dark surface. The 1st Regiment Cavalry was organized at Camp Chase in Columbus, Ohio, from August 17-October 30, 1861 and was mustered out September 13, 1865. During the Civil War, Ohio provided the third largest number of men for the Union and the largest number of soldiers in relation to the population of the state. It is estimated that 346,326 Ohioans served in the Union army. Of those that served, 11,588 were fatally wounded in battle View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: Om1445_1160673_001
Subjects: Military Ohio; Civil War; 1st Ohio Volunteer Cavalry (O.V.C.); Soldiers
Places: Columbus (Ohio); Reynoldsburg (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio)