United States Regiments & Batteries > Ohio

The 2nd Ohio Cavalry Regiment lost 7 0fficers and 76 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 5 officers and 179 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

August Organized at Cleveland and Camp Dennison, Ohio under the command of Colonel Charles Doubleday.
November 1 Duty at Camp Dennison, Ohio
January 27 Scout duty on the Missouri Border. Attached to Doubleday’s Brigade, Dept. of Missouri.
February 18-March 2 Expedition to Fort Scott, Kan.
February 22 Action at Independence, Mo.
April 15-May 7 Expedition to Diamond Grove, Kan.
May 7 Action at Horse Creek
May 25-July 8 Expedition into Indian Territory
June 6 Action at Grand River
June Colonel Doubleday resigned. He would be replaced by Colonel August Kautz (West Point Class of 1852), a former Captain in the 6th United States Cavalry.
July 18 Capture of Fort Gibson
July 27 Bayou Bernard
August 5 Montevallo
August 11 Lone Jack, Mo.
August Attached to Solomon’s Brigade, Dept. of Kansas.
September 17-December. 3 Blount’s Campaign in Missouri and Arkansas
September 28-30 Expedition to Sarcoxie
September 30 Newtonia
October 4 Occupation of Newtonia. Attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Army of the Frontier.Skirmishes at Carthage, Cow Hill, Cow Skin Prairie, Wolf Creek, Maysville and White River.
December Ordered to Columbus, Ohio
March Moved to Somerset, Ky.
March 19 Mt. Sterling, Ky. (3rd Battalion)
March 31 Owensville
April 26-May 12 Expedition to Monticello and operations in Southeastern Kentucky. Attached to Kautz’s 1st Cavalry Brigade, District of Central Kentucky, Dept. Ohio,
May 1 Action at Monticello
May 29 Near Mill Springs
June 9 Monticello, Rocky Gap and Steubenville
June 14-24 Sanders’ Raid in East Tennessee (3rd Battalion)
June 19-20 Knoxville
June 20 Strawberry Plains and Rogers’ Gap
June 21 Powder Springs Gap
June 27 Attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 23rd Army Corps, Army Ohio
July 1-25 Pursuit of Morgan
July 3 Columbia, Ky.
July 18-19 Buffington Island, Ohio
July 25-August 6 Operations in Eastern Kentucky against Scott
July 27 Near Rogersville
July 28 Richmond
July 31 Lancaster and Paint Lick Bridge
August 1 Lancaster
August 16-October 17

Burnside’s Campaign in East Tennessee.

Attached to 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, 23rd Army Corps

August 31 Winter’s Gap
September 4-7 Expedition to Cumberland Gap
September 7-10 Operations about Cumberland Gap
September 9 Capture of Cumberland Gap
September 11 Greenville
September 22 Carter’s Depot
September 24 Zollicoffer
September 28 Jonesboro
October 2 Greenville
October 5 and 10 Blue Springs
October 10-11 Sweetwater
November 4-December 23

Knoxville Campaign

Attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division Cavalry, 23rd Army Corps

November 14-15 Lenoir Station
November 15 Stock Creek
November 17-December 5

Siege of Knoxville

December 10 Morristown and Long’s Ford
December 12 Cheek’s Cross Roads
December 12-13 Russellville
December 14 Bean’s Station
December 16-19 Blain’s Cross Roads
December 16 Rutledge
December 19 Stone’s Mill
December 24 Dandridge
December 26 Mossy Creek Station
January 1 Regiment reenlisted. On Veteran furlough until March.
March 20 Ordered to Annapolis, Md. Attached to Cavalry, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
April 16 Colonel Kautz was promoted to brigadier general. Lieutenant Colonel Alvred Bayard Nettleton was promoted to colonel and took command of the regiment.
May 4-June 15

Campaign from the Rapidan to the James

May 5-7

Battle of the Wilderness

May 8 Piney Branch Ford
May 8-21

Battle of Spottsylvania Court House

May 15 Piney Branch Ford
May 21 U.S. Ford (Detachment)
May 23-26

North Anna River

May 26-28 On line of the Pamunkey
May 28-31


May 31 Mechump’s Creek and Hanover Court House
June 1

Battle of Cold Harbor

June 1-12

Gaines’ Mill, Salem Church

June 2

Haw’s Shop and Totopotomoy

June 3-5

Haw’s Shop

June 12 Long Bridge and White House Landing
June 15 Smith’s Store, near Samaria Church
June 22-30

Wilson’s Raid on Southside & Danville Railroad

June 23

Black and White Station

June 25

Staunton River Bridge, or Roanoke Station

June 28-29

Sappony Church, or Stony Creek

June 29

Ream’s Station

August 7-
November 28

Sheridan’s Shenandoah Valley Campaign

Attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac, and Middle Military Division

August 17 Winchester
August 21 Summit Point
August 21-22 Charlestown
August 25 Smithfield and Kearneysville
September 3 White Post
September 13 Abram’s Creek, near Winchester
September 19

Third Battle of Winchester (Battle of Opequan)

September 20 Near Cedarville
September 21 Front Royal Pike
September 22

Milford and Fisher’s Hill

September 29 Waynesboro
October 4 Bridgewater
October 7 Near Columbia Furnace
October 8-9

Tom’s Brook

October 13 Cedar Creek
October 19

Battle of Cedar Creek

November 6 New Market
November 10 Kearneysville
November 12 Newtown and Cedar Creek
November 22 Rude’s Hill, near Mt. Jackson
December 19-22 Raid to Lacey’s Springs
December 21 Lacey’s Springs
February 4-6 Expedition from Winchester to Moorefield, W, Va.
February 27-March 25

Sheridan’s Raid from Winchester to Petersburg

March 2 Occupation of Staunton, Waynesboro
March 3 Occupation of Charlottesville
March 15 Ashland
March 28-April 9

Appomattox Campaign

March 30-31

Dinwiddie Court House

April 1

Battle of Five Forks

April 3

Namozine Church

April 6

Sailor’s Creek

April 8

Appomattox Station

April 9

Appomattox Court House

Surrender of Lee and his army.

April 23-29 Expedition to Danville
May March to Washington, D.C.
May 23 Grand Review
May 27 Ordered to St. Louis, Mo.
June-October Duty in Department of Missouri
October 12 Mustered out