5th Independent Company Ohio Volunteer Cavalry

Also Known As: Fifth Independent Company Ohio Volunteer Cavalry

Updated: November 25, 2010

The 5th Independent Ohio Volunteer Cavalry was mustered into service on August 20, 1861, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Most of the company's members were from Cincinnati.

The 5th Independent Ohio Volunteer Cavalry was mustered into service on August 20, 1861, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Most of the company's members were from Cincinnati. The 5th Independent Company was one of four companies that served as General Fremont's Body Guards. The men's term of service was to be three years.

General Fremont's Body Guards served principally in Missouri during 1861. On October 25, 1861, the Guards, including the 5th Independent Company, attacked a force of Confederate soldiers at Springfield, Missouri. Approximately 150 Northern soldiers engaged nearly 1,900 Southern troopers. The Confederates opened up on the Guards in a heavy crossfire, killing, wounding, or leaving horseless forty of the Guards. Undaunted, the remaining 110 Northern soldiers charged the Confederate lines, driving the Southerners from the battlefield. The Confederates lost 107 men killed and thirty captured, with the Northerners losing sixteen killed, twenty-five wounded, and ten captured. In the battle, the 5th Independent Cavalry lost four men killed and thirteen wounded.

Despite enlisting for three years, on November 30, 1861, the 5th Independent Cavalry mustered out of service in St. Louis, Missouri.

5th Independent Company Ohio Volunteer Cavalry

Roster of Members:

Names

Rank

Age

Date of Entering Service

James L. Foley

Captain

24

August 20, 1861

Joseph M. Kennedy

1st Lieutenant

21

August 20, 1861

Isaac H. McLinn

2nd Lieutenant

31

August 20, 1861

Charles H. Hunter

First Sergeant

25

August 20, 1861

David W. Fairchild

First Sergeant

33

August 20, 1861

Francis M. Vanhorn

Sergeant

19

August 20, 1861

Gosler Rudolph

Sergeant

25

August 20, 1861

Amos G. Chapman

Sergeant

27

August 20, 1861

Sturgis O. Lovell

Sergeant

23

August 20, 1861

Richard Stockton

Corporal

24

August 20, 1861

Charles Murphy

Corporal

22

August 20, 1861

Thomas G. Herron

Corporal

21

August 20, 1861

Jeremiah Cronan

Corporal

23

August 20, 1861

Stephen M. Douglas

Corporal

20

August 20, 1861

Peter Murphy

Corporal

23

August 20, 1861

George W. Sloan

Corporal

27

August 20, 1861

James W. Craven

Corporal

21

August 20, 1861

Jerome Dandelette

Musician

19

August 20, 1861

Francis Rathburn

Musician

25

August 20, 1861

Francis Clark

Wagoner

26

August 20, 1861

Jeremiah T. Reed

Blacksmith

29

August 20, 1861

Erastus Townsend

Farrier

27

August 20, 1861

George D. Benham

Saddler

36

August 20, 1861

Jacob A.J. Bigler

Private

33

August 20, 1861

George M. Blinn

Private

21

August 20, 1861

John Boake

Private

19

August 20, 1861

Charles Bodine

Private

18

August 20, 1861

William T. Bowen

Private

24

August 20, 1861

Marshall Bruce

Private

23

August 20, 1861

John W. Burton

Private

23

August 20, 1861

Edwin Coolidge

Private

26

August 20, 1861

Bryan Connell

Private

26

August 20, 1861

Albert Coppers

Private

21

August 20, 1861

George W. Craig

Private

24

August 20, 1861

Epamanondas Davis

Private

37

August 20, 1861

James P. Day

Private

24

August 20, 1861

Henry M. Dickens

Private

27

August 20, 1861

George Evans

Private

30

August 20, 1861

Josiah B. Fairchild

Private

25

August 20, 1861

James K. Falls

Private

21

August 20, 1861

William Farman

Private

26

August 20, 1861

Calvin C. Fay

Private

38

August 20, 1861

John Fieber

Private

31

August 20, 1861

Michael Fitzpatrick

Private

25

August 20, 1861

George W. Gabriel

Private

22

August 20, 1861

Alvin S. Galbreath

Private

26

August 20, 1861

Norman Garrigus

Private

21

August 20, 1861

John B. Gibner

Private

25

August 20, 1861

Benjamin Giffen

Private

21

August 20, 1861

John Giffen

Private

30

August 20, 1861

William Haskett

Private

32

August 20, 1861

Israel E. Higbee

Private

28

August 20, 1861

William B. Higbee

Private

20

August 20, 1861

Newton Holtsinger

Private

26

August 20, 1861

Thomas Hughes

Private

25

August 20, 1861

James B. Irvin

Private

31

August 20, 1861

Mason Jackson

Private

21

August 20, 1861

Charles P. Jones

Private

22

August 20, 1861

Daniel Jones

Private

21

August 20, 1861

John Kahoe

Private

21

August 20, 1861

William L. Kay

Private

21

August 20, 1861

Edward M. Kellum

Private

27

August 20, 1861

Robert Lee

Private

38

August 20, 1861

Marcellus A. Leeds

Private

27

August 20, 1861

Alexander C. Linfoot

Private

22

August 20, 1861

William C. Livingston

Private

28

August 20, 1861

William S. Lowery

Private

21

August 20, 1861

Asa McCiphers

Private

42

August 20, 1861

William McClellan

Private

19

August 20, 1861

Samuel T. Messick

Private

23

August 20, 1861

Carey N. Moore

Private

19

August 20, 1861

Morris Mooney

Private

19

August 20, 1861

William O. Montgomery

Private

25

August 20, 1861

John H. Morrison

Private

22

August 20, 1861

James P. Morgan

Private

21

August 20, 1861

Justine Murphy

Private

24

August 20, 1861

William H. Murphy

Private

23

August 20, 1861

Richard Neff

Private

26

August 20, 1861

John Newman

Private

19

August 20, 1861

Allen Purdy

Private

22

August 20, 1861

Tande L. Reed

Private

36

August 20, 1861

Thomas Reynolds

Private

18

August 20, 1861

Conrad Roetkin

Private

21

August 20, 1861

Francis Roth

Private

20

August 20, 1861

Leonidas Seegar

Private

21

August 20, 1861

Walker Y. Seedam

Private

21

August 20, 1861

Frank D. Skiff

Private

20

August 20, 1861

Martin L. Smith

Private

38

August 20, 1861

Benjamin F. Staebler

Private

21

August 20, 1861

Henry Stevens

Private

35

August 20, 1861

James A Stewart

Private

30

August 20, 1861

John I. Talbott

Private

20

August 20, 1861

Sylvester Titsworth

Private

25

August 20, 1861

James C. Thomas

Private

17

August 20, 1861

James Thompson

Private

27

August 20, 1861

John A. Thompson

Private

26

August 20, 1861

Harrie Van Bergen

Private

27

August 20, 1861

William H. Van Wade

Private

18

August 20, 1861

August Wexelburg

Private

20

August 20, 1861

William C. Williams

Private

20

August 20, 1861


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