7th Ohio Cav

Organization

This regiment was organized October 3, 1862, under Col. Israel Garrard. It operated in Kentucky, Tennessee and North Carolina, and in July, 1864, joined Sherman’s Atlanta campaign, fighting almost daily. After the fall of that city it moved north and met the enemy at Franklin and Nashville under Thomas, then followed in the pursuit of Hood across the Tennessee River.

Action (Dyer’s)

Nashville Campaign November-December.

  1. Henryville November 23.
  2. Columbia, Duck River, November 24-27.
  3. Duck River Crossing November 28.
  4. Columbia Ford November 29.
  5. Franklin November 30.
  6. Nashville December 15-16.
  7. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28.
  8. West Harpeth River and Franklin December 17.
  9. Spring Hill December 18.

Sources:

  • Web site
  • History of the Seventh Ohio Volunteer Cavalry. Written by Captain R.C. Rankin. 29 pgs. J.C. Newcomb, Printer. Ripley. O. 1881
    Reprint: History of the Seventh Ohio Volunteer Cavalry. Written by Captain R.C. Rankin. 29 pgs. Reprint by Arthur W. McGraw. ISBN 1-56651-202-6. Image clarified and copyrighted by Arthur McGraw. 1997
  • National Tribune. In the Saddle. Services of the Cavalry at the Battle of Nashville. Harrison’s Brigade of the Sixth Division, and Its Part in the Fight and Chase. 7th Ohio and 5th Iowa. Capt. Richard C. Rankin. November 18, 1886

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