4th Ohio Independent Battalion of Cavalry (1863 - 1864)

Also Known As: Fourth Ohio Independent Battalion of Cavalry

Updated: July 18, 2011

In the American Civil War, Ohio provided the federal government with 260 regiments of men, including infantry, artillery, and cavalry units. Ohioans also served in several other regiments from other states, most notably from Kentucky, West Virginia, and Massachusetts, as well as in federal units.

In the American Civil War, Ohio provided the federal government with 260 regiments of men, including infantry, artillery, and cavalry units. Ohioans also served in several other regiments from other states, most notably from Kentucky, West Virginia, and Massachusetts, as well as in federal units. Almost 330,000 Ohio men, including 5,092 African Americans, served in the Union military during the conflict.

Battalions formed in Ohio served for varying lengths of time, averaging one hundred days to three years. From August 3 to September 21, 1863, the federal government mustered into regular service the 4th Ohio Independent Battalion, consisting of five cavalry companies. The men in the battalion were to serve for six months.

The 4th Battalion primarily served in Kentucky, protecting various fortifications and transportation systems from Confederate attack. The individual companies of the battalion mustered out of service between February 15 and March 14, 1864.

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