Sherman's Body Guard
Ohio, Civil War
compiled by Larry Stevens
Specific References for this Unit
- see also Bibliography of State-Wide References
- Ohio In The War-Volume II. Whitelaw Reid. Moore, Wilstach & Baldwin. Cincinnati 1868
- Early Life and Personal Reminiscences of General W. T. Sherman. By Captain Wm. McCrory. Seventh Independent Company Ohio Sharp-shooters. U.S.V. Minnesota MOLLUS. Glimpses of the Nation's Struggle. Volume 3. D.D. Merril Co. St. Paul. Minnesota. 1893
- 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 7th Ohio Independent Company Sharpshooters or Sherman's Body Guard on pgs 151-153.
Captain William McCrory
7th Indep. Co. O.V.S.S.
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HistoryRecruited in the summer and fall of 1862 as the 7th Independent Company Sharp-Shooters, it was mustered in on January 27, 1863. It was on duty as Sharp-Shooters under General Rosecrans and then General Thomas. The Captain of the Company, Watson C. Squire, led it at Chickamauga. Squire was promoted and Captain Wm. McCrory led at Lookout Mountain, Mission Ridge, and to the end of the war. During the Chattanooga siege it held a point along the Chattanooga River known as the Little Suck, and kept up a brisk sharp-shooter's duel with a similar Alabama Company. It finally drove the Rebels from that position. On the 20th of May, 1864, the Company was ordered to General William T. Sherman's Headquarters, where it remained on duty, as his Body-Guard, until the close of the war. It mustered out July 17, 1865.
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