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Howard J. Caldwell
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Birth: 1841
Death: unknown
Ohio, USA

In the 1880 United States Federal Census Howard Caldwell is livingin Grant, Jackson County, West Virginia.
Age: 39
Estimated birth year: abt 1841
Birthplace: Ohio
Relation to head-of-household: Self (Head)
Spouse's name: Clara Caldwell
Father's birthplace: Ohio
Mother's birthplace: Ohio
Occupation: Farmer
Household Members: Name Age
Howard Caldwell, head, 39,
Clara Caldwell, wife, 35,
Harvey Caldwell, son, 10,
Ida Caldwell, daughter, 7,
Charles Caldwell, son, 5,
George Caldwell, son, 2.


Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865
Name: Howard J. Caldwell
Side: Union
Regiment State/Origin: Ohio
Regiment Name: 2 Ohio Cavalry
Regiment Name Expanded: 2nd Regiment, Ohio Cavalry
Company: D
Rank In: Private
Rank In Expanded: Private
Rank Out: Corporal
Rank Out Expanded: Corporal
Film Number: M552 roll 16


American Civil War Regiments American Civil War Regiments
Regiment: 2nd Cavalry Regiment Ohio
Date of Organization: 10 Oct 1861
Muster Date: 11 Sep 1865
Regiment State: Ohio
Regiment Type: Cavalry
Regiment Number: 2nd
Officers Killed or Mortally Wounded: 7
Officers Died of Disease or Accident: 5
Enlisted Killed or Mortally Wounded: 76
Enlisted Died of Disease or Accident: 179
Regimental Soldiers and History: List of Soldiers

Regimental History
OHIO
SECOND CAVALRY
(Three Years)


Second Cavalry. - Cols., Charles Doubleday, August V.
Kautz, Bayard Nettleton, Dudley Seward; Lieut.-Cols., Robert W.
Ratliff, George A. Purington, David E. Welch; Majs., Henry F.
Willson, George G. Miner, Henry L. Burnett, Albert Barnitz, Hy-
man N. Easton, Rynd E. Lawder. The 2nd cavalry was recruited
and organized under the supervision of Hon. B. F. Wade and Hon.
John Hutchins, in the summer and fall of 1861, to serve for
three years, and rendezvoused at Camp Wade. Early in Jan.,
1862, under orders from the war department, the regiment pro-
ceeded by rail via Cincinnati, St. Louis and St. Joseph to
Platte City, Mo. In February a scouting party of 120 men of
the regiment was attacked in the streets of Independence by an
equal force under the command of the subsequently noted Quan-
trill, but as the results of the regiment's "first fight,"
Quantrill was routed in 15 minutes, losing 5 killed, 4 wounded
and 5 captured, the Ohioans losing 1 killed and 3 wounded. In
Aug., 1862, there was a detail of 2 officers and 13 men from
each company for the purpose of forming a light battery of
artillery. And in Jan., 1863, there was an order issued by the
war department, making the detail a permanent Ohio battery, to
be known as the 25th battery Ohio light artillery. Early in
September the mounted portion of the regiment with the battery
above-mentioned, moved with the army of Gen. Blunt into Mis-
souri and Arkansas, sharing in the active campaign, which ended
in the victory of Prairie Grove. In this autumn campaign the
regiment fought at Carthage, and Newtonia, Mo., camped at Pea
Ridge, and fought at Cow hill, Wolf creek, White river and
Prairie Grove. In Sept., 1863 the regiment participated in the
defeat of the Confederates at Blountsville and Bristol, Tenn.
During the siege of Knoxville it operated on the enemy's flank
and after the siege was raised joined in the pursuit. In De-
cember it fought Longstreet's cavalry at Morristown; two days
later it formed the advance of a brigade which attacked and
fought eighteen regiments for 2 hours at Russellville, losing
40 men killed and wounded; it was at the front 5 hours in the
battle of Bean's station, and for fire days was almost con-
stantly under fire. The time was spent in maneuvering and
fighting until Jan. 1, 1864, when out of 470 men, 420 re-
enlisted and were furloughed. At Brandy Station Va., it en-
gaged Rosser's cavalry with slight loss, and from this time on
in the Wilderness campaign it was employed almost constantly in
covering the right flank of the infantry, either on picket duty
or skirmishing. The regiment occupied the center and sustained
the heaviest of the shock at Hanover Court House, driving the
enemy from the front, taking possession of and holding the
town. In Ashland it was surrounded by the enemy under Fitzhugh
Lee and an action ensued which lasted until sunset, when the
Union forces withdrew, the regiment covering the retreat. It
had an active share in the fighting at Nottaway Court House,
Stony creek and Reams' station, losing 105 killed, wounded and
missing, and returned to the lines at Light House point on July
1. It was engaged in August at Winchester and Charlestown,
then marched to the vicinity of Berryville and assisted in
driving the enemy from that town. At the battle of the Ope-
quan, after 4 hours' hard fighting, the regiment was the last
to leave the pursuit on the Valley pike. With its division, it
moved out the Front Royal pike, drove Wickham's cavalry through
Front Royal and marched and skirmished in Luray valley until it
joined the army at New Market. At Waynesboro the regiment
fought, dismounted, till all had withdrawn and then charged
through a line of Confederate infantry in column of fours and
continued as rear-guard until noon the next day. Rosser's cav-
alry attacked the command at Bridgewater, but was repulsed, the
regiment sharing in the action. It shared in the battle of Ce-
dar creek, being in the saddle from daybreak until 9 o'clock
p. m. The regiment marched with the cavalry to reconnoiter
Early's force at New Market, where it became hotly engaged, and
it repulsed that portion of the enemy which attacked the 1st
brigade at Lacey's springs. It was mustered out on Sept. 11,
1865, at St. Louis, Mo.

Source: The Union Army, vol. 2

Battles Fought
Fought on 17 Jan 1862.
Fought on 22 Feb 1862.
Fought on 7 May 1862 at Horse Creek, MO.
Fought on 30 Sep 1862.
Fought on 3 May 1863 at Chancellorsville, VA.
Fought on 9 Jun 1863 at Near Monticello, KY.
Fought on 9 Jun 1863 at Monticello, KY.
Fought on 3 Jul 1863.
Fought on 15 Jul 1863 at Richmond, KY.
Fought on 19 Jul 1863 at Buffington Island, OH.
Fought on 28 Jul 1863 at Richmond, KY.
Fought on 2 Oct 1863 at Greenville, TN.
Fought on 10 Oct 1863 at Blue Springs, TN.
Fought on 3 Nov 1863 at Knoxville, TN.
Fought on 6 Nov 1863 at Rogersville, GA.
Fought on 18 Nov 1863 at Knoxville, TN.
Fought on 12 Dec 1863 at Russellville, TN.
Fought on 12 Dec 1863 at Cheek's Crossroads, TN.
Fought on 13 Dec 1863 at Blain's Cross Roads, TN.
Fought on 14 Dec 1863 at Bean's Station, TN.
Fought on 16 Dec 1863 at Rutledge, TN.
Fought on 24 Dec 1863 at Dandridge, TN.
Fought on 25 Jan 1864.
Fought on 1 Mar 1864 at Ashland, VA.
Fought on 5 May 1864 at Wilderness, VA.
Fought on 12 May 1864 at Spotsylvania Court House, VA.
Fought on 30 May 1864 at Hanover Court House, VA.
Fought on 31 May 1864 at Hanover Court House, VA.
Fought on 1 Jun 1864 at Hanover Court House, VA.
Fought on 1 Jun 1864 at Ashland, VA.
Fought on 1 Jun 1864 at Ashland Station, VA.
Fought on 4 Jun 1864 at Salem Church, VA.
Fought on 14 Jun 1864 at Long Bridge, VA.
Fought on 15 Jun 1864 at White Oak Swamp, VA.
Fought on 15 Jun 1864 at Saint Mary's Church, VA.
Fought on 16 Jun 1864 at White House Landing, VA.
Fought on 21 Jun 1864.
Fought on 26 Jun 1864 at Staunton Bridge, VA.
Fought on 28 Jun 1864 at Stoney Creek, VA.
Fought on 29 Jun 1864 at Reams' Station, VA.
Fought on 30 Jun 1864 at Reams' Station, VA.
Fought on 30 Jul 1864 at Poolesville, MD.
Fought on 10 Aug 1864 at Winchester, VA.
Fought on 17 Aug 1864 at Winchester, VA.
Fought on 21 Aug 1864.
Fought on 22 Aug 1864 at Charles Town, WV.
Fought on 27 Aug 1864 at Summit Point, VA.
Fought on 1 Sep 1864 at Near Berryville, VA.
Fought on 1 Sep 1864 at Berryville, VA.
Fought on 4 Sep 1864 at Front Royal, VA.
Fought on 13 Sep 1864 at Winchester, VA.
Fought on 19 Sep 1864 at Winchester, VA.
Fought on 19 Sep 1864 at Opequan, VA.
Fought on 19 Sep 1864 at Cedar Creek, VA.
Fought on 22 Sep 1864 at Luray, VA.
Fought on 28 Sep 1864.
Fought on 29 Sep 1864 at Waynesboro, VA.
Fought on 7 Oct 1864 at New Market, VA.
Fought on 8 Oct 1864.
Fought on 9 Oct 1864 at Tom's Brook, VA.
Fought on 9 Oct 1864 at Fisher's Hill, VA.
Fought on 12 Oct 1864 at Cedar Creek, VA.
Fought on 14 Oct 1864 at Snicker's Gap, VA.
Fought on 14 Oct 1864.
Fought on 19 Oct 1864 at Cedar Creek, VA.
Fought on 20 Oct 1864 at Cedar Creek, VA.
Fought on 25 Oct 1864 at Waynesboro, VA.
Fought on 12 Nov 1864 at Rock Road, VA.
Fought on 12 Nov 1864 at Winchester, VA.
Fought on 12 Nov 1864 at Zion Church, VA.
Fought on 12 Nov 1864 at Cedar Creek, VA.
Fought on 12 Nov 1864 at Cedar Springs, VA.
Fought on 12 Nov 1864 at Petty Coat Gap, VA.
Fought on 15 Dec 1864.
Fought on 6 Feb 1865 at Wardenville, VA.
Fought on 31 Mar 1865 at Dinwiddie Court House, VA.
Fought on 1 Apr 1865 at Harper's Farm, VA.
Fought on 1 Apr 1865 at Five Forks, VA.
Fought on 5 Apr 1865 at Harper's Farm, VA.



 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Clara A. Caldwell (1845 - ____)
 
Burial:
Unknown
 
Created by: Bud
Record added: Nov 27, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 62200776
 

This Howard's son was Charles "F" Caldwell, not Charles "Marion" ... thought it was a match for the Charles Caldwell I was looking for, but it's not, that I can tell, yet. However, this man was an American patriot, thus I salute him!
- Debbie Carr
 Added: Jul. 24, 2012

- Bud
 Added: Nov. 27, 2010
 
 
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