7th 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
- Early Life and Personal Reminiscences of General W. T. Sherman. By Captain Wm. McCrory. Seventh Independent Company Ohio Sharp-shooters. U.S.V. Minnesota MOLLUS. Glimpses of the Nation's Struggle. Volume 3. D.D. Merril Co. St. Paul. Minnesota. 1893
- History of Jerome Township. Union County, Ohio. by W.L. Curry. Press of Edward T. Miller Co. Columbus. Ohio. 1913. Contains a history of the 7th Ohio Independent Company Sharpshooters on pgs 151-153.
Captain William McCrory
7th Indep. Co. O.V.S.S.
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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 Compendium7th Independent Company Sharpshooters. Organized at Camp Cleveland, Ohio, and mustered in January 27, 1863. At Headquarters of Generals Rosecrans and Thomas, Commanding Army and Dept. of the Cumberland, March, 1863, to May, 1864, and at Headquarters of General Sherman, Commanding Military Division Mississippi, May 20, 1864, to July 17, 1865. Mustered out July 28, 1865. Also known as Sherman's Body Guard.
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