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Second Ohio Cavalry

This information comes from History of Geauga and Lake Counties, Ohio, Williams Brothers, Philadelphia, 1878 page 53, 54, and 47 and 48.


Roster of Soldiers from Geauga and Lake Counties, Ohio

Company G.

This company re-enlisted January 1, 1864, and was mustered out of service September 11, 1865.

Captain Charles C. Smith, enlisted August 22, 1861
1st lieutenant Henry S. Wood, enlisted August 22, 1861.
2d lieutenant S.B. Lockwood, enlisted August 22, 1861.
1st sergeant John I. Pike, enlisted August 22, 1861.
Quartermaster-Sergeant Wm. R. White, enlisted August 22, 1861.
Sergeant O.N. McGonigal, enlisted August 22, 1861.
Sergeant C.L. Williams, enlisted August 22, 1861.
Sergeant F. Paris, enlisted August 22, 1861.
Sergeant A. Barnitz, enlisted August 22, 1861; promoted to captain.
Corporal S.A. Rand, enlisted August 22, 1861; promoted to lieutenant.
Corporal H.C. Squire, enlisted August 22, 1861.
Corporal H.H. Drake, enlisted August 22, 1861.
Corporal S.Muson, enlisted August 22, 1861.
Corporal E.E. Gould, enlisted August 22, 1861.
Corporal T.M. Morley, enlisted August 22, 1861.
Corporal H.M. Brace, enlisted August 22, 1861.
Bugler H.C. Van Deusen, enlisted August 22, 1861.
Farrier C.H. Windnagle, enlisted August 22, 1861.
Saddler H.S. Turney, enlisted August 22, 1861.
Wagoner J.B. Barnes, enlisted August 22, 1861.
D. Alexander, enlisted August 22, 1861.
T.S. Atkin, enlisted August 22, 1861.
L.N. Batchelder, enlisted August 22, 1861; promoted to corporal.
S.D. Burr, enlisted August 22, 1861; disch. as prisoner of war (no date).
J.Burdick, enlisted August 22, 1861.
B.C. Brookins, enlisted August 22, 1861.
B.A. Broughton,enlisted August 22, 1861.
A. Caldwell, enlisted August 22, 1861.
D. Campbell, enlisted August 22, 1861; promoted to corporal.
A.A. Clapp, enlisted August 22, 1861; promoted to lieutenant.
R. Copeland, enlisted August 22, 1861.
E. Davis, enlisted August 22, 1861.
J.B. Estell, enlisted August 22, 1861.
W. Fobes, enlisted August 22, 1861.
J. Flanigan, enlisted August 22, 1861.
H. Higley, enlisted August 22, 1861.
A.P. Hart, enlisted August 22, 1861.
W.H. Johnson, enlisted August 22, 1861.
L.G. Kent, enlisted August 22, 1861; discharged at expiration of service.
J. Kaylor, enlisted August 22, 1861.
E.D. Livingston, enlisted August 22, 1861; discharged at expiration of service.
J. Line, enlisted August 22, 1861.
L.A. Morley, enlisted August 22, 1861.
W.H. Marshall, enlisted August 22, 1861.
Jas. McGary, enlisted August 22, 1861.
R.M. Meigs, enlisted August 22, 1861.
G.W. Malin, enlisted August 22, 1861; promoted to sergeant, August 11, 1865.
N.G. Moshier, enlisted August 22, 1861; appointed wagoner.
P.C. McAvoy, enlisted August 22, 1861.
W. McCarthy, enlisted August 22, 1861.
George McMackin, enlisted August 22, 1861.
C.T. Morley, enlisted August 22, 1861.
William Neal, enlisted August 22, 1861.
J. Nixon, enlisted August 22, 1861.
G.N. Northard, enlisted August 22, 1861; died of wounds, April 22, 1865.
Marion Noah, enlisted August 22, 1861; killed June 1, 1864.
H.D. Osborn, enlisted August 22, 1861; prom. corp.; dis. June 30, 1865.
John Perkins, enlisted August 22, 1861.
H.B. Pelton, enlisted August 22, 1861.
R. Post, enlisted August 22, 1861.
W.M. Pattee, enlisted August 22, 1861.
T.F. Rogers, enlisted August 22, 1861.
Sergeant S.M. Rand, enl. Aug. 22, 1861; disch. Aug. 25, 1865; disability.
W.H. Robinson, enlisted August 22, 1861.
E. Squire, enlisted August 22, 1861.
W.F. Seeley, enlisted August 22, 1861.
Wm. G. Storrs, enlisted August 22, 1861; promoted com. sergeant.
I.T. Story, enlisted August 22, 1861; promoted sergeant, July 1, 1865.
C.S. Story, enlisted August 22, 1861.
Corporal R.A. Traver, enlisted August 22, 1861; promoted corporal.
Jos. Tucker, enlisted August 22, 1861; promoted corporal.
Sergeant S.Y. Tullor, enlisted August 22, 1861; died June 1, 1864.
E.N. Thompson, enlisted August 22, 1861.
R.M. Weatherby, enlisted August 22, 1861.
Chauncey Wheeler, enlisted August 22, 1861; prom. sergt. Aug. 11, 1865.
J.A. Windnagle, enlisted August 22, 1861.
S.B. Whipple, enlisted August 22, 1861.
Charles Waters, enlisted August 22, 1861; promoted corporal.
Jno. H. Weatherby, enlisted August 22, 1861.
August Yuhns, enlisted August 22, 1861.
Sergeant F.E. Paris, enlisted August 22, 1861; discharged September 25, 1865.
W. Doughty, enlisted February 8, 1864; discharged March 17, 1865.
N.P. Hotchkiss, enlisted February 26, 1864.
F.A. Lamb, enlisted February 24, 1864; killed September 22, 1864.

Company L.

Farrier T. Clawson, enlisted August 22, 1861.
A.G. Daniels, enlisted September 1, 1861.


Second O.V.C.

Colonel Albert Barnitz
Adjutant Spencer Munson
Lieutenant A.A. Clapp
Sergeant W.H. Johnson
T.M. Morley
J.T. Storey
E.J. West
A.P. Hart
C.S. Storey (died at Fort Scott, August 11, 1862)
L. Campbell
C.W. Lamb
A.D. Barrett
C. Wheeler
M. Swain
SD. Burr
M. Noah (killed June, 1864)
E. Davis (killed July 28, 1863)
Wm. Wicks
C. Cooledge
R. Copeland
H.M. Babcock
J.H. Wright (Co. K)
H. Witzman (Co. F)
Lewis Wood (Co. K)
N.S. Turney (Co. G)
M.L. Saunders (Co. F)
Charles E. Fox (Co. K)
Charles E. Haywood (Co. K)
Alex Harper (Co. K)
S. Maddox
H. H. Osborn (Co. G)
J.A. Rand (Co. G)
S.M. Rand (Co. G)
E.N. Penfield
C.D. Rust
H.C. Warner
Charles Windnagle
Ashley Windnagle
L.C. Fox
D. Alexander
J. Burdick, Jr. (Co. G)
Wm. H. Marshall
Wm. Neal
H.M. Babcock
Henry Drake
L. Winchell
Charles N. Watrous
A.E. Millard (promoted to captain)
John C. Mack
A. Colwell(Co. G; enlisted August 26, 1861; died March 2, 1862
N. Moshier (Co. G; enlisted August 22, 1861; discharged September 11, 1865
Reuben Brown (died in hospital)
Alfred Daniels
Martin Rice
Thomas Atkin
S. Leach
F. Leach
E. Leach
H. H. Conse
Weston Patta
S. Beardsley
James Downey
Charles E. Kellogg (Co. M)
Luzerne Killey
Albert Kelley
James Morris
Fred. Lepper
C.T. Morley (corporal Co. G.)
Lewis Morley (Co. G)
S.G. Fuller (Co. G)
John Weatherby (Co. G.)
Samuel Whipple
George Malin
Nathan Morey


Second Ohio Cavalry

This regiment was recruited and organized in the summer and autumn of 1861, at Camp Wade, near Cleveland, Ohio. It was the first cavalry regiment raised in the northern part of the State, drew into its ranks men of intelligence, culture, and capacity, and represented every trade and profession. In January, 1862, the Second Cavalry proceeded by rail to Platte City, Missouri, reported to General David Hunter, and was quartered in the town. In February, the Second marched through the border counties of Missouri to Fort Scott, Kansas. On the 22d of February a scouting party of one hundred and twenty men of the Second Cavalry were attacked in the streets of Independence, Missouri, by an equal force of the enemy, under the command of the famous Quantrill. As the results of the Second's first fight, Quantrill was routed in fifteen minutes, losing fourteen men. The Second lost one man killed and three wounded. The Second Cavalry moved with the army into the Indian Territory in June. At Baxter Springs three regiments of loyal Indians, mounted on ponies and armed with squirrel rifles, joined the command. During the summer one hundred and fifty men were detailed from the Second Cavalry to man, temporarily, a light battery, and six months later the detail was made a transfer by order of the War Department, and constituted the Twenty-fifth Ohio Battery. In September, the Second, with the battery mentioned, marched with the army of General Blunt into Missouri and Arkansas, sharing in the campaign which ended in the victory of Prairie Grove, Arkansas, December 2, 1862. In the autumn campaign the Second fought at Carthage and Newtonia, Missouri,camped on the battle-field of Pea Ridge, and fought at Cow Hill, Wolf Creek, and White River. Captain August V. Kautz, Sixth United States Cavalry, was appointed colonel of the Second, and soon after it was transferred to Camp Chase, Ohio, to remount and refit for the field. In February, 1863, the original twelve companies were consolidated into eight, and a battalion of four companies of the Eighth Ohio Cavalry was added to the Second. In April the Second moved into Kentucky. In May and June the Second fought twice at Steubenville, twice at Monticello, and once at Columbia, Kentucky. The Second joined in the pursuit of John Morgan, following the great raider twelve hundred miles through three States, and shared in the capture at Buffinton's Island.

The work of the Second in East Tennessee was active and honorable, where skirmishes occurred too numerous to record. During the siege of Knoxville, the Second operated on the enemy's flank, and joined in the pursuit of Longstreet's army. On the 2d of December, 1862, it fought Longtreet's cavalry at Morristown, and on the 4th of the same month the Second lost fourty men killed and wounded at Russelville. On the 6th it was at the front five hours at the battle of Beam Station. The Second re-enlisted in January, 1864, and was furloughed for thirty days. It was ordered to Annapolis, Maryland, and moved out of camp May 1, eight hundred stong, crossing the Long Bridge into Virginia. The Second was transferred from the Ninth Army Corps to Sherian's Cavalry Corps. Its duties following were arduous, and its losses severe. From the Army of the Potomac the Second marched to the Shenandoah Valley. Several companies of the Second, acting as a rear-guard, fought an hour in dense darkness in the streets of Winchester. The Second Ohio Cavalry, with the aid of the Third New Jersey Cavalry, captured an entire regiment of Confederate infantry near Winchester, special mention being made by the Secretary of War of the gallantry of these two regiments.

On the 19th of October the Second fought at Cedar Creek, being in the saddle from daybreak until nine o'clock P.M. It occupied the centre on the Valley pike, while the infantry, formed in the rear of the cavalry, was present on the pike when Sheridan came to the front on his immortal ride, assisted to raise the shout of welcome, and joined in the charges that decided the victory. On the 27th of February, 1865, the Second started with Sheridan on the last raid of the war, sharing in the capture of Early's army at Waynesboro', March 2. In this action the Second captured five pieces of artillery with caissons. For this it received the thanks of General Custer upon the field. The Second joined the Army of the Potomac with Sheridan's cavalry, at Petersburg, entering the campaign that closed the war. From the 27th of March to the surrender of Lee the Second captured and turned over to the provost-marshal eighteen pieces of artillery. Soon after the grand review at Washington, the Second was ordered to St. Louis, Missouri, and from thence to Springfield. The order for muster-out was soon received when the Second proceeded to Camp Chase, Ohio, and on the 11th of September, 1865, was paid and disbanded.

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