: Photograph taken during a reunion of the First Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, Company D, on the steps of the Newark Courthouse in Newark, Ohio. Pictured are a number of men as well as several children and some women, likely the wives or widows of 1st OVC veterans. Organized at Camp Chase in the fall of 1861, the First Ohio Volunteer Cavalry was mustered in for a three-year term of service. Among other engagements, the regiment fought in the Battle of Chickamauga, the Siege of Corinth and the Atlanta Campaign.
During the American Civil War, Ohio provided the United States government with three types of military units: artillery units, cavalry units, and infantry units. A total of 310,654 Ohioans served in the Northern army for varying lengths of time. View on Ohio Memory.
: SC1008_001 Subjects
: 1st Ohio Volunteer Cavalry (O.V.C.); Ohio--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Soldiers; Veterans; Places
: Newark (Ohio); Licking County (Ohio)