The History of the 6th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, 1861-1865: A Journal of Patriotism, Duty and Bravery (2 vols.)


Readers are invited to take a ride with the Sixth Ohio Volunteer Cavalry; to relive the thrilling action, disappointments, and their ultimate victory. Through the power of their personal letters and diaries, over one hundred voices tell their stories from beyond the grave. In addition to these moving first-hand accounts, the troopers, their relatives at home, and some of the commanders relate their experiences in a composite journal. It is the author's intent to have the Sixth Ohio troopers tell their own story at or near the time that they experienced it. Post-war reminiscences have been used sparingly. The majority of the troopers were Ohio-born, but the Sixth Ohio Cavalry also contained Irish immigrants and men from over the Pennsylvania border. The Sixth fought side by side with cavalry regiments from Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island. From the Valley Campaign to Gettysburg, and back through Maryland and Virginia to Appomattox, the Sixth Ohio Cavalry engaged General Lee's Confederate Army. Four appendices provide additional data: battles and skirmishes, the names of the wounded and captured, the Roll of Honor, and the Sixth Ohio Cavalry roster. An index, seventeen maps, ninety photographs, ten Harper's Weekly illustrations, a post-war epilogue, and a bibliography enhance the text.

Richard J. Staats

2006, 5½x8½, paper, index, 2 vols., 1038 pp.

ISBN: 9780788436529