Battle Unit Details


8th Regiment, Ohio Cavalry


Organized from 44th Ohio Infantry January 4, 1864. Regiment organizing at Camp Dennison, Ohio, January to May, 1864. Six Companies moved to Charleston, W. Va., April 26 and balance of Regiment to same place May 8, 1864. Attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Cavalry Division, Army of West Virginia (a detachment at Beverly, W. Va., July to December, 1864), to December, 1864. Reserve Division, West Virginia, Beverly and Clarksburg, W. Va., to April, 1865. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, West Virginia, to July, 1865.

March to Lewisburg May 29. Hunter's Raid to Lynchburg May 29-July 1, 1864. Action at Lexington June 11. Buchanan June 13. New London June 16. Diamond Hill June 17. Lynchburg June 17-18. Retreat to White Sulphur Springs June 18-25. Liberty June 19. Buford's Gap June 20. About Salem June 21. Moved from White Sulphur Springs to Beverly, W. Va., and duty there till January, 1865. Action near Huttonsville August 5, 1864. Action near Moorefieid August 7, 1864. Moorefield and Huttonsville August 24 (Cos. "A," "C," "H" and "K" captured). Action at Beverly October 29. A detachment participated in actions at Stephenson's Depot or Newtown July 22, 1864. Battle of Winchester, Kernstown, July 24. Martinsburg July 25. Hagerstown, Md., July 29. Hancock, Md., July 31. McConnelsburg, Pa., July 31. Williamsport August 26. Martinsburg, W. Va., August 31. Bunker Hill September 2-3. Darkesville September 10. Bunker Hill September 13. Near Berryville September 14. Near Martinsburg September 18. Battle of Opequan, Winchester, September 19. Fisher's Hill September 22. Mt. Jackson September 23-24. Forest Hill or Timberville September 24. Port Republic September 28. North Shenandoah October 6. Luray Valley October 7. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. Dry Run October 20. Milford October 25-26. Ninevah November 12. Rude's Hill near Mt. Jackson November 22. Detachment rejoined Regiment at Beverly, W. Va., December 1, 1864. Action at Beverly January 11, 1865. Mostly captured January 11. Paroled February 15 and mustered out as prisoners of war June, 1865, except the four Mounted Companies which were stationed at Clarksburg. W. Va., till July. Scout to Carrick's Ford March 14-16. Expedition through Pocohontas and Pendleton Counties June 1-13. Mustered out July 30, 1865.

Regiment lost during its service (both as 44th Ohio Infantry and 8th Ohio Cavalry) 3 Officers and 53 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 113 Enlisted men by disease. Total 210.

Predecessor Unit

44th Ohio Infantry

Organized at Springfield, Ohio, September 12 to October 14, 1861. Ordered to Camp Platt, W. Va., October 14. Attached to Benham’s Brigade, District of the Kanawha, West Virginia, October, 1861. 1st Brigade, District of the Kanawha, West Virginia, to March, 1862. 3rd Brigade, Kanawha Division, West Virginia, to September, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Army of Kentucky, Dept. of the Ohio, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, District of Central Kentucky, Dept. of the Ohio, to June, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 23rd Army Corps, Dept. of the Ohio, to July, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 23rd Army Corps, to August, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 23rd Army Corps, to January, 1864.

Operations in the Kanawha Valley and New River Region, West Virginia, October 19-November 16, 1861. Duty at Camp Piatt, W. Va., till May, 1862. Action at Chapmanville April 18. Moved to Gauley Bridge May 1. Expedition to Lewisburg and Jackson River Depot May 12-23. Jackson River Depot May 20. Action at Lewisburg May 23. Moved to Meadow Bluffs May 29, and duty there till August. Expedition to Salt Sulphur Springs June 22-25. Scout from Meadow Bluffs to Greenbrier River August 2-5 (Cos. “F,” “G” and “K”). Greenbrier River August 3. Near Cannelton September 1. Campaign in the Kanawha Valley September 6-16. Camp Tompkins September 9. Miller’s Ferry and Gauley Bridge September 11. Near Connellton September 12. Charleston September 13. Point Pleasant September 20. Ordered to Covington, Ky., September 27. Brookville September 28. Moved to Lexington, Ky., October 6. To Richmond December 1, thence to Danville, Ky., December 20. Regiment mounted at Frankfort, Ky. Operations in Central Kentucky against Cluke’s forces February 18-March 5, 1863. Action at Slate Creek, near Mt. Sterling, February 24. Stoner’s Bridge February 24. Hazel Green March 9 and 19. Operations against Pegram March 22-April 1. Hickman’s Bridge March 28. Dutton’s Hill, Somerset, March 30. Expedition to Monticello and operations in Southeastern Kentucky April 26-May 12. Barboursville April 27. Monticello May 1. Saunder’s Raid into East Tennessee June 14-24. Pine Mountain June 16. Big Creek Gap June 17. Knoxville June 19-20. Strawberry Plains, Rogers’ Gap and Powder Springs Gap, June 20. Williams’ Gap and Powell Valley June 22. Rogers’ Gap June 26. Operations against Scott July 22-27. Williamsburg July 25 (Detachment). Loudoun July 26. Richmond and Manchester Cross Roads July 27. Burnside’s Campaign in East Tennessee August 16-October 17. Expedition to Cumberland Gap September 4-7. Operations about Cumberland Gap September 7-10. Cumberland Iron Works September 23. Blue Springs October 10. Knoxville Campaign November 4-December 23. Siege of Knoxville November 17-December 5. Bean’s Station December 14. Designation of Regiment changed to 8th Ohio Cavalry January 4, 1864.

(For losses, etc., see 8th Ohio Cavalry.)

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