6th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry

Organized in October, 1861, in Warren, Ohio, under Colonel William R. Lloyd, for three years service, it went to the field in May, 1862. It operated in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, and in June participated in the battle of Cross Keys, and again at Cedar Mountain and second Bull Run. It joined Burnside's advance on Fredericksburg and went into winter quarters, guarding the Rappahannock. In the spring of 1863 it fought under Hooker at Kelly's Ford, joined Stoneman's raid, and followed Lee's movement into Maryland, having several severe actions. The Regiment took an active part at Gettysburg and followed Lee's retreat, capturing many men and wagons. It participated in many engagements in Meade's advance on the Rapidan and spent the winter fighting Mosby's guerillas. In the spring of 1864 it joined Grant's movement on Richmond, participating in many hard fought battles under Sheridan. Operating south of the James on the Weldon Railroad in October, it hardly rested during the winter, and in the spring of 1865 joined the last grand movement to Five Forks and Appomattox until the collapse of the Rebellion. In August, 1865, it returned to Ohio and was mustered out. This Regiment sustained heavy loss in officers and men during its eventful career.