13th Ohio Cavalry

compiled by Larry Stevens

References for this Unit

Levi P. Leedy Co. D 13th OVC


Organized May 6, 1864, under Colonel Stephen R. Clark, it immediately joined the Army of the Potomac, acting as Infantry in the battles at White House Landing, Charles City, and in the protracted sieges and assaults at Petersburg. On the 30th of July the Regiment lost, in an assault upon the enemy, over one hundred and sixty men. It participated in engagements at Weldon Railroad, Ream's Station and other points with gallantry. In December, 1864, it was equipped with horses and Cavalry arms and took part in the grand operations that culminated in the capture of Lee's army. It made many brilliant charges and captured many prisoners. This Regiment lost in the service over three hundred men in killed and wounded. It captured over two thousand of the enemy, and participated in fourteen hard fought battles. It was mustered out August 10, 1865.

From Dyer's Compendium

13th Regiment 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 cooperate with Gen. Sherman April 23-29. Assigned to provost 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.

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