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10TH OHIO VOLUNTEER CAVALRY

10TH OHIO VOLUNTEER CAVALRY

The 10TH OHIO VOLUNTEER CAVALRY, 1862-65, was organized at Camp Cleveland (see CIVIL WAR CAMPS IN CLEVELAND) in 1863 to serve in the CIVIL WAR. Companies A through L were mustered into federal service from January through March. Co. M was not mustered in until July, however, at Camp Chase in Columbus, OH. Fifty-five Clevelanders served in this unit. The 10th Cavalry left for Nashville, TN, on 27 Feb. 1863; it was assigned to the 2d Brigade, 2d Cavalry Div., Army of the Cumberland, until June. The unit was subsequently assigned to: the 3d Brigade, 2d Div., Cavalry Corps, Army of the Cumberland (June-Aug. 1863); the 2d Brigade, 2d Div., Army of the Cumberland (Aug.-Nov. 1863); the 2d Brigade, 3d Div., Cavalry Corps, Army of the Cumberland (Nov. 1863-Oct. 1864); and the 2d Brigade, 3d Div., Cavalry Corps, Military Div. of the Mississippi (Oct. 1864-June 1865). The 10th participated in battles and campaigns at Murfreesboro, TN, and Chickamauga and Atlanta, GA, as well as General Sherman's "March to the Sea." The regiment was mustered out on 24 July 1865 in Lexington, NC, and its members formally discharged and paid off at Camp Cleveland shortly thereafter. During its service, the 10th lost 3 officers and 34 enlisted men to hostile causes and 1 officer and 60 enlisted men to disease.


Daniel D. Hopper Papers, WRHS.