6th Ohio Independent Company Sharpshooters
Coe's Sharpshooters

compiled by Larry Stevens

References for this Unit

Silas Weaver Photo

Sgt. Silas Weaver
6th Indep. Co. O.V.S.S.
Thomas' Bodyguard
Licking County. Ohio
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Ten 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 Compendium

6th 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.

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