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13th Ohio Cavalry (USA), US Civil War

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  • Frederick Hesher (USA) (1847 - 1930)
    United States, Civil War Soldiers Index 1861-1865 —Ohio record title: United States, Civil War Soldiers Indexname: Frederick Hesherevent: Military Servicerank in: Privaterank out: Privateside: Un...


13th Regiment, Ohio Cavalry

Organized by a consolidation of 4th and 5th Battalions Cavalry, and mustered in May 5, 1864. Left State for Annapolis, Md., May 11, thence moved to White House Landing, Va., May 18. Attached to 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army Potomac, June 8 to August 10, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, to December 10. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac, to May, 1865. Sub-District of the Appomattox, District of the Nottaway, Dept. of Virginia, to August, 1865.

SERVICE - At Washington, D. C., May 14-18, 1864. March to White House Landing May 18, and duty there till June. Moved to Cold Harbor, Va. Operations about Cold Harbor June 6-12. Before Petersburg June 16-19. Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond, Va., June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Mine Explosion July 30, 1864. Weldon Railroad August 18-21. Poplar Springs Church September 29-October 2. Vaughan and Squirrel Level Road October 8. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. Equipped for Cavalry services December 12. Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, February 5-7, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Dinwiddie Court House March 30-31. Five Forks April 1. Fall of Petersburg April 2. Amelia Springs April 5. Sailor's Creek and Harper's Farm April 6. Farmville April 7. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. Expedition to Danville to co-operate with Gen. Sherman April 23-29. Assigned to provest duty in Amelia and Powhatan Counties till August 10. Mustered out August 10, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 61 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 51 Enlisted men by disease. Total 117.


Company A Hamilton County

Company B Crawford County

Company C Hamilton County

Company D Clermont and Hamilton Counties

Company E Butler, Hamilton, Preble and Warren Counties

Company F Butler, Preble and Warren Counties

Company G Columbiana, Franklin and Hamilton Counties

Company H Hamilton County

Company I Franklin County

Company K Hamilton County

Company L Hamilton County

Company M Hamilton County

Battles & Engagements:

  • Siege of Petersburg
  • Second Battle of Petersburg
  • First Battle of Deep Bottom
  • Battle of the Crater
  • Battle of Globe Tavern
  • Appomattox Campaign
  • Battle of Dinwiddie Court House
  • Battle of Five Forks
  • Third Battle of Petersburg
  • Battle of Amelia Springs
  • Battle of Sayler's Creek
  • Battle of Appomattox Court House

13th Ohio Cavalry History

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