12th Ohio Cavalry
compiled by Larry Stevens
References for this Unit
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- Ohio In The War-Volume II. Whitelaw Reid. Moore, Wilstach & Baldwin. Cincinnati 1868
- Song: Dedicated to the Officers and Men of the 12th O.V. Cavalry. by James Hussey. 4 leaves. Last 3 leaves blank. Words without music. NP. 18??. Call# General PA Box 729 16. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- Roster of the Officers and Men of the 12th Ohio Cavalry. Compilation attributed to F.H. Mason. Nevins' Steam Printing House. 1870. 43 p. Call# CE525.6 12th .M37x :0 State Library of Ohio. Columbus. OH
- The Twelfth Ohio Cavalry: A Record of its Organization and Services in the War of the Rebellion, together with a Complete Roster of the Regiment. By F.H. Mason, late Captain Squadron "L" 12th O.V.C.. Nevins Steam Printing House. Cleveland. Ohio. 1871. Call# CE525.6 12th .M37x State Library of Ohio. Columbus. OH
- History of the Twelfth Ohio Cavalry. R.H. Sheldon. Grand Army Scout and Soldiers' Mail. Philadelphia. PA. 1885
- National Tribune. The 12th Ohio Cavalry at Cynthiania. Jesse L. Cameron. August 12th, 1886
- Programme of the First Annual Re-union of the 12th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry: Will be held at Bucyrus, Ohio, on Wednesday and Thursday, September 15 and 16, '86. Bucyrus, Ohio Journal Print. 1886. 3 pgs. 23 cm. Call# PA Box 725 7. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- Proceedings of the First Annual Reunion of the 12th * Ohio * Cavalry, - Held At - Bucyrus, Ohio, Wednesday and Thursday, Sept., 15 & 16, Together with the Rank and Address of All Known Members of the Regiment. by J.A. Soliday, Co. M, and A.G. Hofman, Co. A. 30 pgs. Journal Book and Job Print. Bucyrus. Ohio. 1886. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- National Tribune. The Saltville Raid. John A Soliday. August 25th, 1887
- National Tribune. Stoneman's Night-Hawks. George W. Lyman. February 9th, 1888
- National Tribune. The Saltville Raid. John A Soliday. February 23rd, 1888
- Proceedings - Of The - Third Annual Reunion - Held At - Columbus, Ohio, Wednesday and Thursday Sept. 12 and 13, - Together with the - Rank and Address of All Known Members of the Regiment. Compiled and Revised by The Secretary, John A. Soliday, Academy, Ind. John Soliday. 30 pgs. Journal Book and Job Print. Bucyrus. Ohio. 1888. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- General Stoneman's Last Campaign and the Pursuit of Jefferson Davis. by Frank H. Mason. Late Captain Twelfth Ohio Volunteer Cavalry. MOLLUS. Ohio. pg. 21-43. Vol.III. 1890
- Proceedings of the Sixth Annual Reunion of the 12th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry : and Joint Meeting with the 11th Mich. Cav.: Held at Detroit, Michigan, on Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 5 and 6, 1891: Together With the Names and Address (sic) of Members Present. by J.A. Soliday. 8pgs. Daily Press Job Rooms. Fort Wayne. Indiana. 1891. Call# General PA Box 723 49. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- National Tribune. Morgan at Cynthiania. George W. Lyman. March 4th, 1897
- Revised Roster of the Twelfth Ohio Cavalry: Together With the Proceedings of the Sixteenth Annual Reunion at Bellefontaine, Ohio, and the Meeting at Cleveland, Ohio. J.A. Soliday. 16 pgs. N.P. 1902. Call# General PA Box 723 50. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- National Tribune. The Stoneman Raid. John A Soliday. December 29th, 1904
- National Tribune. The 12th Ohio Cav. Benager C. Carpenter. October 19th, 1905
- Minutes of the 22nd Annual Reunion 12th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry September 5, 1907. 9 pgs. Columbus. Ohio. 1907. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- The Man from Ohio. By S.N. Cook. Concerns Captain Orange Sells, 12th OVC. In The Ohio Illustrated Magazine. Vol. II. No 3. pgs. 236-240. March. 1907. Publisher: The Ohio Magazine Publishing Company. Columbus. Ohio
- The Last Blood Shed in the Civil War. Archibald H. Thomson. Captain Twelfth Ohio. MOLLUS. Ohio. pg.63-70. Vol. VI. 1908
- Minutes of the 23rd Annual Reunion October 2, 1908 And The 24th Annual Reunion Sept. 1, 1909. 12th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, Columbus, Ohio. 15 pgs. NP. ND. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- National Tribune. The End of the War. A Raid Into Alabama in the Summer of 1865 - The Last Blood Shed in the War. A.H. Thomson. October 20th, 1910
- 12th Cavalry. Co. C. The Last Great Stoneman Raid. Wm. Bushong. Delivered at the Regimental Reunion Held at Bellefontaine, 1910. E477.9B97 Library of Congress. np. 1910
- Minutes Of The 25th Annual Reunion of the 12th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry Held At Bellefontaine, Ohio, August 8th and 9th, 1910. 12 pgs. NP. ND. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- National Tribune. Those Saltville Raids. Joseph Banks. May 11th, 1911
- National Tribune. Suprised the 8th Ohio. O.F. Hale. May 30th, 1912. Beverly W.V. Jan 10-11, 1865
- National Tribune. Saw Davis at Charlotte. Archibald H. Thomson. August 8th, 1912
- National Tribune. Champ Ferguson. Jesse Hartzell. October 23rd, 1913
- History of Jerome Township. Union County, Ohio. by W.L. Curry. Press of Edward T. Miller Co. Columbus. Ohio. 1913. Contains a history of the 12th OVC on pgs 86-91. This history contributed by Jesse L. Cameron, who served in the regiment.
- National Tribune. One of the Youngest. The 12th Ohio Cav. Anonymous. April 2nd, 1914
- National Tribune. Could Lee Have Subsisted? Jesse Hartzell. July 9th, 1914
- National Tribune. The Fight at Salisburg, N.C.. Jesse Hartzell. May 27th, 1915
- Minutes of the 34th Annual Reunion of the 12th O.V.C. Association, held in Memorial Building, Columbus, O., September 9, 1919. Located at: MnHI. 15 pgs. NA. NP. 1919.
- National Tribune. The Burbridge Bridge. William Bushong. February 5th, 1920
- National Tribune. John Morgan's Captor. Darwin M. Irwin. December 11th, 1924
- National Tribune. Carried Into Rebel Lines. A Contrary Horse Took Comrade in the Wrong Direction, but was Faithful in the End. William Bushong. November 26th, 1925
- National Tribune. Stoneman's Last Great Cavalry Raid. William Bushong. April 14th, 1927
- National Tribune. The Brutal Guerrillas. Darwin M. Irwin. December 20th, 1928. Concerns Champ Ferguson
- Memorandum of a Raid Through the Southern States in 1865. Joseph Banks. pg. 291-307. Georgia Historical Quarterly. Vol.XXVI. 1942
- Captain Orange Sells. Laurie Stilwell. pgs. 75-77. Shanachie Historic Magazine. Volume III. Spring. 1988
- Unit Bibliography. U.S. Army Military History Institute. Carlisle Barracks. PA. 1995
- 1865 Diary of Joseph Banks, 84th Ohio Inf. & 12th Ohio Vol. Cavalry. Joseph Banks. pgs. 132-143. Ohio Civil War Genealogical Journal. Volume IV. Number 3. 2000
- Old Frank: War Horse. Justin Hollanshead. pg. 177. Ohio Civil War Genealogical Journal. Volume IV. Number 4. 2000. Reprint from the Upper Sandusky Chief Union.
- 12th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry Reunion Booklet 1888. Original Courtesy of David and Clair McCullough. Scanned by Brent Nimmo. Placed on the web by Larry Stevens. 2001
- The Twelfth Ohio Cavalry: A Record of its Organization and Services in the War of the Rebellion, together with a Complete Roster of the Regiment. By F.H. Mason, late Captain Squadron "L" 12th O.V.C.. Nevins Steam Printing House. Cleveland. Ohio. 1871. Original Courtesy of David and Clair McCullough. Scanned by Brent Nimmo. Placed on the web by Larry Stevens. 2006
Frank was ridden and brought home by Abe Conger, saddler of Co. A. Frank is buried in Oceola, Ohio and has a monument. The horse attended reunions until his death. He pricked up his ears when he heard martial music. When turned loose he would trot up and stand under the flag. The veterans wept to see how well he remembered the dear old flag. Beloved by the veterans of the area, Frank was awarded special privileges. It is told that Abe was even allowed to ride him into local taverns. His obituary appears in the Sept. 17, 1886 Bucyrus Journal, along with much coverage of the first annual 12th OVC reunion. Courtesy of Clair McCullough and Brent Nimmo
Frank, a horse of Co. A, 12th Ohio Cavalry
Frank's Tombstone in Oceola Ohio
The War Horse
Co. A 12 Reg. O.C.
Died: 1886 A. 28Y.
From Atl. to the Sea.
HistoryOrganized November 24, 1863, under Colonel Robert W. Ratliff, it moved into Kentucky. In May, 1864, it joined General Burbridge's raid on Saltville and afterwards returned in pursuit of John Morgan, and engaged him successfully at Mt. Sterling and Cynthiana. In September it made another raid upon Saltville, and again in November passed Cumberland Gap under Generals Burbridge and Stoneman, driving the Rebels before them. The salt works, foundries and immense stores were destroyed. In the spring of 1865 it joined Stoneman's celebrated raid into Virginia and North Carolina, releasing Union prisoners at Salisbury and cutting the railroads in all directions. After Lee's surrender it aided in the capture of Jeff Davis, and moving through South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama, captured Generals Bragg and Wheeler with their escorts. It finally rendezvoused at Nashville and was mustered out November 14, 1865.
From Dyer's Compendium12th Regiment Cavalry. Organized at Cleveland, Ohio, and mustered in November 24, 1863. Duty at Camp Chase, Ohio, till February, 1864, and at Camp Dennison till March. Ordered to Nashville, Tenn., March 31, 1862. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 5th Division, 23rd Army Corps, District of Kentucky, Dept. to July, 1864. 4th Brigade, 1st Division, District of Kentucky, Dept. Ohio, to February, 1865. 1st Brigade, Cavalry Division, District of East Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland, to July, 1865. Cavalry Brigade, District East Tennessee, to November, 1865.
SERVICE.--Operations against Morgan's Invasion of Kentucky May 31-June 20, 1864. Action at Mt. Sterling, Ky., June 9. Cynthiana June 12. Skirmish at Lebanon, Ky., July 30 (1 Co.). Burbridge's Expedition into Southwest Virginia September 20-October 17. McCormack's Farm September 23. Laurel Mountain September 29. Action at Saltsville, Va., October 2. Stoneman's Raid from Bean's Station, Tenn., into Southwest Virginia, December 10-29. Bristol December 14. Marion December 17-18. Saltsville December 20-21. Stoneman's Raid into Southwest Virginia and Western North Carolina March 21-April 25, 1865. Wilkesborough March 29. Wilkinsville N. C., April 8. Danbury April 9. Statesville and Salem April 11. Salisbury April 12. Dallas and Catawba River April 17. Swannanoah Gap April 20. Howard's Gap, Blue Ridge Mountains, April 22. Asheville April 25. Duty in Middle and East Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland, and in North Carolina, till November, 1865. Mustered out November 14, 1865. Regiment lost during service 50 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 112 Enlisted men by disease. Total 164.
Thanks to Dr. Richard A. Sauers for the initial research and indexing of the National Tribune articles.
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