United States Regiments & Batteries > Ohio

The 8th Ohio Cavalry Regiment and its predecessor, the 44th Ohio Infantry Regiment, lost 3 Officers and 53 Enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 113 Enlisted men to disease, a total of 210.

January 4 – May The 8th Ohio Cavalry Regiment was organized at Camp Dennison, Ohio, from the 44th Ohio Infantry Regiment, which had served from October of 1861 in western Virginia and Kentucky. It was commanded by Colonel Samuel A. Gilbert.
April 26 Six companies of the regiment were moved to Charleston, WV. Attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Cavalry Division, Army of West Virginia.
May 8 The remainder of the regiment moved to Charleston. A detachment of the regiment remained at Beverly, West Virginia until December.
May 29 March to Lewisburg
May 29-July 1

Hunter’s Raid to Lynchburg

June 11
Action at Lexington
June 13 Buchanan
June 16 New London
June 17 Diamond Hill
June 17-18
June 18-25 Retreat to White Sulphur Springs
June 19 Liberty
June 20 Buford’s Gap
June 21 About Salem
June-January Moved from White Sulphur Springs to Beverly, W. Va., and duty there
August 5 Action near Huttonsville
August 7 Action near Moorefieid
August 24
Moorefield and Huttonsville

Companies A, C, H & K were captured.

October 29 Action at Beverly
Timeline of the 8th Ohio Cavalry Detachment
assigned to 1st Brigade, 2nd Cavalry Division, Army of West Virginia
July-December 1864
July 22
Stephenson’s Depot or Newtown
July 24
Second Battle of Kernstown
July 25 Martinsburg
July 29 Hagerstown, Maryland
July 31 Hancock, Maryland
July 31 McConnelsburg, Pennsylvania
August 26 Williamsport
August 31 Martinsburg, West Virginia
September 2-3 Bunker Hill
September 10 Darkesville
September 13 Bunker Hill
September 14 Near Berryville
September 18 Near Martinsburg
September 19
Battle of Opequan, or Third Battle of Winchester
September 22
Battle of Fisher’s Hill 
September 24 Forest Hill or Timberville
September 28 Port Republic
October 6 North Shenandoah
October 7 Luray Valley
October 19
Battle of Cedar Creek 
October 20 Dry Run
October 25-26 Milford
November 12 Ninevah
November 22 Rude’s Hill near Mt. Jackson
December 1 The detachment rejoined the rest of the regiment at Beverly, West Virginia.

Assigned to Reserve Division, Department of West Virginia.

January 11
Action at Beverly, West Virginia

Most of the regiment was captured. Four companies were detached at Clarksburg and escaped capture.

February 15 The regiment was Paroled
June The Paroled men were mustered out as prisoners of war. The four companies which had escaped capture were stationed at Clarksburg, West Virginia, and continued to serve until July
March 14-16 Scout to Carrick’s Ford
April Assigned to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Department of West Virginia
June 1-13 Expedition through Pocohontas and Pendleton Counties
July 30 Mustered out