S. George's Independent Company Ohio Volunteer Calvalry
THREE MONTHS' SERVICE
company of cavalry was organized at Ironton, Ohio, in the spring of 1861.
On the 2d day of July, 1861, Adjutant General Buckingham ordered Captain
George to proceed with his command to Gallipolis and report to Colonel
Norton, of the 21st O.V.I., for orders. On their arrival the same
day, the company was mustered into
of the State of Ohio for a period of three months. On the 11th of
July the company became a part of General J.D. Cox's Brigade. Entering
Western Virginia, it marched to Red House, on the Kanawha River, and took
aprt in the reconnoissance
Norton for the pupose of discovering the Rebel position. On July
17, it became part of an attacking column under Colonel Lowe to drive the
enemy from their
Scareytown. It participated in all the marches and skirmishes during
a most important part of the State forces engaged in that service.
to the above service, General Cox relied entirely upon them for orderlies,
mounted scouts and vedettes, a burden of work far beyond what so
small a body
ought to be required to perform. On the 19th day of August, 1861,
was sent to Captain George:
Order No. 715.__Captain George's company of cavalry, now attached to Brigadier
General Cox's command, will proceed to Columbus and report at these headquarters
as soon as the exigencies of the service will permit.
The loss to the
company during its brief period of service was on man killed in battle,
By order of C. P. Buckingham,
Adjutant General of Ohio.
Va., July 17, 1861. It was mustered out of the United States service
1861, at Ironton, Ohio. The official list of battles in which this
has not yet been published by the War Department, but the following is
found on company rolls and U.S. army register:
VA., .....July 17, 1861.
Ohio Roster Committee.
(1889). Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of
Ohio in the War of the Rebellion. Vol. 10. Cincinnati,
OH: Ohio Valley Co.
pp. 741 - 744.
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