6th Ohio Independent Company Sharpshooters
compiled by Larry Stevens
References for this Unit
- see also Bibliography of State-Wide References
- Ohio In The War-Volume II. Whitelaw Reid. Moore, Wilstach & Baldwin. Cincinnati. 1868
Sgt. Silas Weaver
6th Indep. Co. O.V.S.S.
Licking County. Ohio
Web Copyright © 1998 Larry Stevens
HistoryTen Independent Companies of Sharpshooters were recruited and partly organized at different periods during the war; all became parts of regiments in the field, and no distinct organization was affected from them. Three full companies were assigned to other states, Company G, organized at Dayton, to the Fourteenth Missouri; Company H, organized at Findlay, and Company K, at Lima, to the Sixty-Sixth Illinois; later, by special request, Company G was transferred to the same Regiment. The three Companies re-enlisted in December, 1863, and later took part in the Atlanta campaign, Sixteenth Corps, Army of the Tennessee.
From: The Military History of Ohio. By H.H. Hardesty
From Dyer's Compendium6th Independent Company Sharpshooters. Organized at Camp Cleveland, Ohio, and mustered in December 30, 1862. At Headquarters of Generals Rosecrans and Thomas, Commanding Army and Dept. of the Cumberland, March, 1863, to July, 1865. Mustered out July 19, 1865. Also known as Thomas' Bodyguard.
More about the Civil War in Ohio.
Copyright © 1995 Larry Stevens
Last updated March 5 2000