5th Ohio Independent Company Sharpshooters
compiled by Larry Stevens
References for this Unit
- see also Bibliography of State-Wide References
- Ohio In The War-Volume II. Whitelaw Reid. Moore, Wilstach & Baldwin. Cincinnati. 1868
- National Tribune. A True Story. E.D. Foskett. October 18th, 1888. Fall 1863 at Loudon, TN
- 1864 Diary of an Ohio Sharpshooter with the Army of the Cumberland. Private LaFrancis Elmer Hackett. Fifth Independent Ohio Sharpshooters. prepared by S. Brooks. 1998. History and roster included.
HistoryTen Independent Companies of Sharpshooters were recruited and partly organized at different periods during the war; all became parts of regiments in the field, and no distinct organization was affected from them. Three full companies were assigned to other states, Company G, organized at Dayton, to the Fourteenth Missouri; Company H, organized at Findlay, and Company K, at Lima, to the Sixty-Sixth Illinois; later, by special request, Company G was transferred to the same Regiment. The three Companies re-enlisted in December, 1863, and later took part in the Atlanta campaign, Sixteenth Corps, Army of the Tennessee.
From: The Military History of Ohio. By H.H. Hardesty
From Dyer's Compendium5th Independent Company Sharpshooters. Organized at Camp Cleveland, Ohio, and mustered in February 25, 1863. At Headquarters Generals Rosecrans and Thomas, Commanding Army and Dept. of the Cumberland, March, 1863, to July, 1865. Mustered out July 19, 1865.
Thanks to Dr. Richard A. Sauers for the initial research and indexing of the National Tribune articles.
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