A detailed history of the 5th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry in the American Civil War
The 5th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry Regiment fought over three years, from March 1862 to General Johnson’s surrender in April 1865. It played a major role in Kilpatrick’s Cavalry Corps on Sherman’s March to the Sea; told as an overview of operations and through the diary of Sergeant William H. Harding.
Confederate histories have often reported the regiment decimated and defeated in every battle, but this study presents the truth of the matter for the first time. Fighting in Judson Kilpatrick’s 3rd Cavalry Division during Sherman’s campaign through Georgia and the Carolina’s doing everything that could be expected of them and acquitted themselves honorably against the Confederate commanders – Joseph Wheeler and Wade Hampton.
This volume is the definitive study of the 5th Ohio and Kilpatrick’s campaign in Sherman’s army from Atlanta to the end of the war. Bonuses include the diary and letters of Commissary Sergeant William H. Harding present in Company K of the 5th OVC from August 1862 to July 1865.