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Second Brigade, First Division

Captain A G McCook, 2nd Ohio Infantry, Company H

Captain A G McCook, 2nd Ohio Infantry, Company H

Second Ohio Infantry

Mustered in United States service for three months 29 April, 1861. Arrived at Washington, D. C., 23 May 1861

COLONEL L WILSON
Major L Wilson, 2nd Ohio Infantry, was appointed colonel, 2nd Ohio Infantry, at Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, on 22 April, 1861, and resigned on 20 June, 1861. He was appointed captain, 19th United States Infantry, Company (?), by General Orders No.33, War Department, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., on 18 June, 1861, dated 14 May, 1861.

LIEUTENANT COLONEL R MASON
R Mason was appointed lieutenant colonel, 2nd Ohio Infantry, at Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, on 22 April, 1861, and was assigned to command the 2nd Ohio Infantry during the first battle of Bull Run on 21 July, 1861.

MAJOR A C PARRY
A C Parry was appointed major, 2nd Ohio Infantry, at Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, on 22 April, 1861.

Company A Rover Guards: CAPT. G M FINCH
The company was accepted in state service at Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, on 17 April, 1861.
Company B Columbus Videttes: CAPT. H THRALL
The company was accepted in state service at Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, on 17 April, 1861.
Company C Columbus or State Fencibles: CAPT. A O MITCHELL
The company was accepted in state service at Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, on 17 April, 1861.
Company D Zouave Guards: CAPT. J G BALDWIN
The company was accepted in state service at Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, on 17 April, 1861, and arrived at Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, at 11.40 AM on 18 April, 1861.
Company E Lafayette Guards: CAPT. C HALtENHOF
The company was accepted in state service at Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, under the command of Captain Miller, on 17 April, 1861, and arrived at Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, at 11.40 AM on 18 April, 1861. Captain Miller, 2nd Ohio Infantry, Company E, was stationed at the Pennsylvania (State) Asylum, on Thirteenth Street, Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, on 8 May, 1861.
Company F (Springfield) Zouave Cadets: CAPT. D KING
The company was accepted in state service at Springfield, Clark County, Ohio, under the command of Captain E C Mason, on 17 April, 1861, and arrived at Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, at 11.40 AM on 18 April, 1861. Captain E C Mason, 2nd Ohio Infantry, Company F, was appointed captain, 17th United States Infantry, on 20 June, 1861, and First Lieutenant D King, 2nd Ohio Infantry, Company F, was appointed captain, 2nd Ohio Infantry, Company F, on 29 June, 1861.
Company G Pickaway Guards: CAPT. J Q BLACK
The company was accepted in state service at Circleville, Pickaway County, Ohio, under the command of Captain C B Mason, on 17 April, 1861, and arrived at Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, on 18 April, 1861. The company was reorganised, under the command of Captain J Q Black, at Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, the same day.
Company H Steubenville Guards: CAPT. A G MCCOOK
The company was accepted in state service at Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio, on 17 April, 1861.
Company I Harris Guards: CAPT. L A HARRIS
The company was accepted in state service at Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, on 17 April, 1861, and arrived at Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, on 18 April, 1861.
Company K Baldwin or Urbana Rifles: CAPT. W BALDWIN
The company was accepted in state service at Urbana, Champaign County, Ohio, on 17 April, 1861, and arrived at Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, on 18 April, 1861.
Band
Fifteen musicians were mustered in United States service at Washington, D. C., on 12 June, 1861, and was mustered out at Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, on 31 July, 1861.

Sources

"The Covington Blues, Miami Co., report they will march tomorrow."

Cincinnati Commercial Tribune (Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio), 18 April, 1861 - Columbus, 17 April, 1861

"Captain Len. A. Harris opened a rendezvous yesterday at the corner of Central avenue and Ninth street. At four o'clock in the afternoon he had ninety good men enrolled. He telegraphed to Columbus, and his company was at once accepted."

Cincinnati Daily Register (Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio), 18 April, 1861 - Captain Harris' Company

"The occasion of the final mustering of the company of Capt. L. A. Harris, who depart this morning, was one of unusual interest."

Cincinnati Commercial Tribune (Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio), 19 April, 1861 - Military matters

"Cleveland Greys, Urbana Rifles and Shelby Guards, of Richland County, just arrived; latter two go into camp."

Cincinnati Commercial Tribune (Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio), 19 April, 1861 - Important items

"Company I, Urbana Rifles, Capt. Baldwin substituted for Piqua company in Second Regiment; the Third Regiment will move next week, into which Piua company will be drafted."

Cincinnati Commercial Tribune (Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio), 19 April, 1861 - Hamilton County troops to rendezvous at Cincinnat

"A large crowd greeted the Rovers, Lafayette Guards and Zouaves at the depot, at 11.38 A. M., when the train arrived. Capt. Mason's Springfield Zouaves arrived by the same train. The veteran Capt. McLaughlin also arrived with a stalwart company from Mansfield."

Cincinnati Commercial Tribune (Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio)19 April, 1861

"Lieut. Col. H. Z. Mills will, by request, be relieved from command of Camp jackson at 3 P. M. tomorrow, and Col. E. A. King will assume command. By amicable arrangement the Circleville company reorganised at Columbus. J. Q. Black elected Captain. Capt. C. B. Mason returns home to raise another company."

Cincinnati Commercial Tribune (Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio), 19 April, 1861 - The military camp at Columbus, Columbus 18 April, 1861

"The early hour at which the Zouaves, Rovers and Lafayette Guards, marched for the Little Miami railroad Depot yesterday morning, prevented the presence of the tens of thousands who otherwise would have cheered them on the way; but there was, notwithstanding, an immense congregation in Fifth street market space, and at the Depot."

Cincinnati Commercial Tribune (Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio), 19 April, 1861 - Movement of troops from Cincinnati

"The 1st and 2nd Ohio Volunteers ledt Columbus this morning for Washington. Part went by the Central Ohio, part by the Columbus and Steubenville, and part by the Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati road - the latter installment (five companies) passing up on the 4.30 a.m. train. They will concentrate at Pittsburgh, and thence proceed in a body to the point of destination by the Pennsylvania Central and Northern Central roads, via Harrisburg, York, &c. to Baltimore, at which point they take the Washington Branch of the Baltimore and Ohio road."

Delaware Gazette (Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware), 19 April, 1861 - Latest!

"Capt. Harris' Company, of Cincinnati, and Capt. Childs' Dayton Company, will leave Camp Jackson this afternoon, or tonight for Harrisburg."

Daily Ohio Statesmen (Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio), 25 April, 1861

"I heard a General Officer say this morning that our gallant fellow citizen, Capt. Len. A. Harris, has now the best drilled company in in camp. It is determind to order his command to join the Second Regiment immediately, at Lancaster, Pennsylvania - Capt. Harris and his company have attracted much attention since their arrival."

Cincinnati Commercial Tribune (Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio), 25 April, 1861 - Capt. Len. A. Harris

"Franklin Blues and Harris Guards arrived at 3 P. M. today."

Cincinnati Commercial Tribune (Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio), 27 April, 1861 - Arrival of more troops, at Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Lancaster, 26 April, 1861

"Capt. Len. A. Harris and company, and Capt. Kell's company, from Franklin, Warren County, left at three o'clock this afternoon, to join Ohio regiments in Pennsylvania or at any point to which they may be advanced. The former is recorded Company I, Second Regiment. The latter joins the First Regiment. Capt. Childs' Dayton Company received orders to join First Regiment, but he demurred. Capt. Kell's company was substituted. These troops go via Bellaire to Pittsburgh, thence to Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Col. McDowell McCook commands both regiments."

Cincinnati Commercial Tribune (Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio), 26 April, 1861 - Capt. Len. Harris and Company off for Pennsylvania, Columbus, Ohio, 25 April, 1861

"The First and Second Ohio Regiments, which have been quartered at lancaster for two weeks, reached West Philadelphia at two o'clock yesterday afternoon and marched at once to Suffolk Park, on the Blue Bell, and Penrose Ferry road, one mile from Darby turnpike."

Philadelphia Press (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), 9 May, 1861 - The Ohio troops abroad

"Last evening , about nine o'clock, the first and second Ohio regiments arrived, and marched to their quarters, the first to a house on Ninth street, between D and E steets, and the second on the corner of Tenth street and Louisiana avenue. The regiment is accompanied by the Cleveland brass band."

National Republican (Washington, D. C.), 24 May, 1861 - The Ohio boys in the field

"Yesterday afternoon at 21/2 o'clock the Firts Regiment of Ohio Volunteers, Col. McCook commanding, formed on the avenue between Sixth and Seventh streets, completely equipped for a march, with knapsacks and haversacks packed, and after a dress parade, marched off, and gave place to the Second Regiment Col. Wilson, similarly equipped, which alos after similar formalities moved away."

National Republican (Washington, D. C.), 25 May, 1861 - Encamped

"23 rd May, 6 o’clock A. M. - Now on board the cars bound for Baltimore. The 1st and 2d Ohio Regiments received orders last night to prepare to leave Philadelphia for Washington, via Baltimore, at 5 A. M. 25 th May, with two days rations in our haversacks."

"Four o'clock - We are now on our way to Washington. We arrived in Washington at 7 P. M., and are quartered in a vacant building on Pennsylvania avenue."

Plain Dealer (Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio), 27 May, 1861 - Letter from the Grays. Their trip to Washington greeted with Cheers at Baltimore

"The two Ohio regiments and the 4th Pennsylvania regiments have gone into camp at Glenwood Cemetery."

The New York Evangelist (New York City, New York County, New York), 30 May, 1861 - Movements in Virginia

"The First and Second Ohio regiments are in excellent spirits at their encampment, near Glenwood."

Cadiz Democratic Sentinel (Cadiz, Harrison County, Ohio), 12 June, 1861 - Temperance and health

"Camp Sherman, Washington, D. C., 1 st June, 1861 - We arrived here last Thursday in good spirits, and well nigh tired out; staid in town the next day until 3 o'clock, then marched to a small hill north of the city and encamped."

"On Wednesday we marched to the Arsenal, three miles distant, and received them, and then expected to march to Alexandria and go into the trenches, but it being so late, or from some other cause, the order was countermanded, and after a march of six miles, more or less, we returned to camp."

Cleveland Leader (Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio), 6 June, 1861 - Army correspondence

"In the first place our regiments are not now and never have been on Arlington Heights since we arrived in Washington, but we are encamped three quarters of a mile north of the Capitol, on what is known as the Gilman Estate."

Cincinnati Daily Enquirer (Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio), 9 June, 1861 - Camp Sherman, Washington, D. C., Wednesday, 5th June

"The first and second Ohio regiments yesterday afternoon left their camp in rear of Douglas Hill, and moved out to the beautiful wood near Rock Creek, north of Willard's Farm."

National Republican (Washington, D. C.), 14 June, 1861 - Movement of troops into Virginia

"About eight o'clock last evening, the first and second Ohio regiments broke up their encampment at Rock Creek, back of Willard's farm, and went over the Long Bridge into Virginia."

National Republican (Washington, D. C.), 15 June, 1861 - Movement of troops into Virginia

"The First and Second Ohio Regiments went into Virginia tonight."

Cincinnati Daily Press (Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio), 17 June, 1861 - Alexandria, Alexandria County, Virginia, 14 June, 1861

"At Taylor's Tavern there are two Connecticut regiments encamped, under the immediate command of Brigadier General Tyler; while the two Ohio regiments rested last night on Riley's Hill, about half a mile nearer (than Taylor's Tavern) to General McDowell's headquarters - the Arlington House. These changes of position of these four regiments involve an advance of Gen. McDowell's line some four miles. The position they occupy are very strong ones, being much more easily defended than the camps fron which they came yesterday and last night."

Evening Star (Washington, D. C.), 19 June, 1861 - The loss of the disnuionists on the day before yesterday at Vienna, Falls Church, Fairfax County, Virginia, 19 June, 1861

Books/ Manuscripts

Robert C. Schenck, U.S.A., Major General of Volunteers, published by order of Union Central Committee, 3rd Congressiona District, Ohio

Ohio in the war: Her statesmen, her generals, and soldiers, Volume 2, by Whitelaw Reid

Official roster of the soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion 1861-1866, Volume 1, complied under the direction of the roster commission, Wm McKinley, Jr., Governor; Samuel M Taylor, Secretary of State; and James C Howe, Adjutant General

History of the city of Columbus, capital of Ohio, by Alfred E Lee

The Union Army: A history of military affairs in the loyal states 1861-65, records of the regiments in the Union Army, cyclopedia of battles, memoirs of commanders and soldiers, Volume 2, New York, Maryland, West Virginia and Ohio

Notes

The 2nd Ohio Infantry was accepted in state service for three months at Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, on 16 April, 1861, and was ordered to Washington, D. C., under the call for 75,000 volunteer militia to serve three months on 19 April, 1861, dated 15 April, 1861.

Accepted in state service, Cincinnati, Hamilton County; Columbus, Franklin County; Springfield, Clark County; Steubenville, Jefferson County; & Urbana, Champaign County, Ohio, 17 April, 1861: The 2nd Ohio Infantry, Companies A, D, E, G, and I, were accepted in state service at Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, on 17 April, 1861; Companies B and C at Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, on 17 April, 1861; Company F at Springfield, Clark County, Ohio, on 17 April, 1861; Company H at Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio, on 17 April, 1861; and Company K at Urbana, Champaign County, Ohio, on 17 April, 1861.

Special Orders No.50, State of Ohio, General Headquarters, Adjutant General's Office, Columbus, Ohio, Franklin County, 18 April, 1861: The 2nd Ohio Infantry was ordered to Goodale Park, on Park Street, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, by Special Orders No.50, State of Ohio, General Headquarters, Adjutant General's Office, Columbus, Ohio, Franklin County, at 3 PM on 18 April, 1861.

Note: Lieutenant Colonel H Z Mills, 2nd Ohio (Volunteer) Militia, was assigned to command Camp Jackson, Goodale Park, on Park Street, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, on 18 April, 1861, and was relieved by Colonel E A King, Ohio Militia, at 3 PM on 19 April, 1861.

Cincinnati, Hamilton County, to Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, Companies A, D, & E, 18 April, 1861: The Rover Guards, the Lafayette Guards, and the Zouave Guards, under the command of Major L Wilson and Adjutant A C Parry, Ohio (Volunteer) Militia, were ordered to proceed by the Little Miami Railroad to Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, in the morning on 18 April, 1861, and arrived by the Columbus & Xenia Railroad at 11.40 AM the same day.

Note: The Portsmouth Guards arrived by the steamer Bostona on the Ohio River at Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, in the evening on 17 April, 1861, and ordered to proceed by the Little Miami Railroad to Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, in the morning on 18 April, 1861 (See the 1st Ohio Infantry).

Springfield, Clark County, to Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, Company F, 18 April, 1861: The Zouave Cadets arrived by the Columbus & Xenia Railroad at Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, at 11.40 AM on 18 April, 1861.

Special Orders No.52, State of Ohio, General Headquarters, Adjutant General's Office, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, 18 April, 1861: The 1st Ohio Infantry and 2nd Ohio Infantry were ordered to Washington, D. C., by Special Orders No.52, State of Ohio, General Headquarters, Adjutant General's Office, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, at 3 AM on 19 April, 1861, dated 18 April, 1861.

Note: The 1st Ohio Infantry and 2nd Ohio Infantry were ordered to rendezvous at Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, at 3.30 PM on 19 April, 1861.

Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, to Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Companies B, C, F, & G, 19 April, 1861: The 1st Ohio Infantry, Company G, and the 2nd Ohio Infantry, Companies B, C, F, and G, were ordered to proceed by the Cleveland, Columbus & Cinncinnati Railroad to Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, at 3 AM on 19 April, 1861, and arrived by the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne & Chicago Railroad via Crestline, Crawford and Richland Counties, Ohio, in the morning the same day.

Note: The 2nd Ohio Infantry was ordered to Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, under the command of Major J Wilson, Ohio (Militia) Volunteers, at 3 AM on 19 April, 1861.

Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, to Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Company K, 19 April, 1861: The 1st Ohio Infantry, Companies A, B, C, D, I, and K, and the 2nd Ohio Infantry, Company K, were ordered to proceed by the Steubenville Railroad to Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, at 3 AM on 19 April, 1861, and arrived by the Pittsburgh & Steubenville Railroad in the morning the same day.

Note: The 2nd Ohio Infantry, Company H, was stationed at Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio, on 18 April, 1861, and was ordered to proceed by the Pittsburgh & Steubenville Railroad to Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, on 19 April, 1861.

Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, to Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, Companies A, D, & E, 19 April, 1861: The 1st Ohio Infantry, Companies E, F, and H, and the 2nd Ohio Infantry, Companies A, D, and E, were ordered to proceed by the Central (Ohio) Railroad to Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, at 3 AM on 19 April, 1861, and arrived by the Pittsburgh & Steubenville Railroad in the morning the same day.

Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, to Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, 19-20 April, 1861: The 2nd Ohio Infantry was ordered to proceed by the Pennsylvania Railroad to Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, between 8 and 10 AM on 19 April, 1861, and arrived at 11 PM on 20 April, 1861.

Note: The 1st Ohio Infantry and the 2nd Ohio Infantry were stationed at the Senate Chamber of the State House, on State Street, Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, in the morning on 21 April, 1861.

Senate Chamber of the State House, on State Street, Harrisburg, Dauphin County, to Lancaster County Agricultural Society Fairgrounds, Wheatland, one mile west of Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, 23 April, 1861: The 2nd Ohio Infantry arrived by the Pennsylvania Railroad at Camp Dennison, Lancaster County Agricultural Society Fairgrounds, Wheatland, one mile west of Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, at 4 AM on 23 April, 1861.

Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, to Lancaster County Agricultural Society Fairgrounds, Wheatland, one mile west of Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Company I, 25-26 April, 1861: The 2nd Ohio Infantry, Company I, was ordered to proceed by the Central (Ohio) Railroad to Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, at 3 PM on 25 April, 1861, and was accompanied by the 1st Ohio Infantry, Company F (See the 1st Ohio Infantry). The company arrived by the Pennsylvania Railroad at Camp Dennison, Lancaster County Agricultural Society Fairgrounds, Wheatland, one mile west of Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, at 3 PM on 26 April, 1861.

Note: The Covington Blues and the Miami Guards, under the command of Captains J C Langston and S Johnston, respectively, were assigned to the 2nd Ohio Infantry, Companies I and K, on 18 April, 1861, and Harris Guards (92) was stationed at Camp Jackson, Goodale Park, on Park Street, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, on 24 April, 1861.

Mustered for three months, Camp Dennison, Lancaster County Agricultural Society Fairgrounds, Wheatland, one mile west of Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, 29 April, 1861: The 2nd Ohio Infantry was mustered in United States service for three months at Camp Dennison, Lancaster County Agricultural Society Fairgrounds, Wheatland, one mile west of Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, by First Lieutenant A McD McCook, 3rd United States Infantry, Company G, on 29 April, 1861.

Camp Dennison, Lancaster County Agricultural Society Fairgrounds, in the vicinity of Wheatland, one mile west of Lancaster, Lancaster County, to Suffolk Park, on Island Road, seven miles southwest of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 8 May, 1861: The 2nd Ohio Infantry was ordered to proceed by the Pennsylvania Railroad to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at 9 AM on 8 May, 1861, and arrived at Camp McClellan, Suffolk Park, on Island Road, seven miles southwest of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at 2 PM the same day.

Department of Washington, 23 May-14 June, 1861

The 2nd Ohio Infantry was stationed at Camp McClellan, Suffolk Park, on Island Road, seven miles southwest of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, between 8 and 23 May, 1861.

Camp McClellan, Suffolk Park, on Island Road, seven miles southwest of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Washington, D. C., 23 May 1861: The 2nd Ohio Infantry (1,000) was ordered to proceed by the Philadelphia, Wilmington & Baltimore Railroad to Washington, D. C., at 5 AM on 23 May, 1861, and was accompanied by the 2nd Ohio Infantry. The regiment arrived at Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, at 8 AM the same day. The regiment arrived by the Philadelphia, Wilmington & Baltimore Railroad at Baltimore City, Maryland, at 3 PM on 23 May, 1861, and was ordered to proceed by the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad to Washington, D. C., at 4 PM the same day. The 2nd Ohio Infantry arrived by the Washington Branch, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, via and Annapolis Junction, Howard County, Maryland, at 7 PM on 23 May, 1861.

Vacant building on Tenth Street & Louisiana Avenue, Washington, D. C., 23 May, 1861: The 2nd Ohio Infantry was stationed at a vacnat building on Tenth Street and Louisiana Avenue, Washington, D. C., on 23 May, 1861.

Vacant building on Tenth Street & Louisiana Avenue, Washington, to Z D Gilman's, rear of Douglas Hill, at the junction of Boundary & Third Streets, D. C., 24 May, 1861: The 2nd Ohio Infantry was ordered to Z D Gilman's, rear of Douglas Hill, at the junction of Boundary and Third Streets, D. C., at 2 PM on 24 May, 1861, and was stationed at Camp Sherman, Z D Gilman's, rear of Douglas Hill, at the junction of Boundary & Third Streets, D. C., between 24 May and 13 June, 1861.

Camp Douglas, Z D Gilman's, rear of Douglas Hill, at the junction of Boundary & Third Streets, to woods east of Rock Creek & north of F Willard's Farm, D. C., 13 June, 1861: The 2nd Ohio Infantry was ordered to woods east of Rock Creek and north of F Willard's Farm, D. C., at 11 AM on 13 June, 1861.

Department of Northeastern Virginia, 14 June-25 July, 1861

The 2nd Ohio Infantry was stationed at woods east of Rock Creek and north of F Willard's Farm, D. C., between 13 and 14 June, 1861.

Special Orders No.140, Headquarters, Department of Washington, Washington, D. C., 12 June, 1861: The 1st Ohio Infantry and the 2nd Ohio Infantry were assigned to Brigadier General R C Schenck, United States Army, by Special Orders No.140, Headquarters, Department of Washington, Washington, D. C., on 12 June, 1861.

Woods east of Rock Creek & north of F Willard's Farm, D. C., to the Alexandria, Loudoun & Hampshire Railroad, in the vicinity of Roach's Mills (old cotton factory), on Four Mile Run, Alexandria County, Virginia, 14-15 June, 1861: The 2nd Ohio Infantry was ordered across the Potomac River at the Long Bridge, Washington, D. C., at 8 PM on 14 June, 1861, and was accompanied by the 1st Ohio Infantry (See the 1st Ohio Infantry). The regiment arrived at Camp Lincoln or Pine Hill, on the Alexandria, Loudoun & Hampshire Railroad, in the vicinity of Roach's Mills (old cotton factory), on Four Mile Run, Alexandria County, Virginia, in the morning on 15 June, 1861.

Camp Licoln or Pine Hill, on the Alexandria, Loudoun & Hampshire Railroad, in the vicinity of Roach's Mills (old cotton factory), on Four Mile Run, Alexandria County, to Riley's or Upton's Hill, half a mile east of W Taylor's Tavern, on the Leesburg & Alexandria Turnpike, one mile southeast of Falls Church, Fairfax County, Virginia, 18 June, 1861: The 2nd Ohio Infantry was ordered to Falls Church, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the morning on 18 June, 1861, and was stationed at Camp Upton, on Riley's or Upton's Hill, half a mile east of W Taylor's Tavern, on the Leesburg & Alexandria Turnpike, one mile southeast of Falls Church, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the evening the same day.

General Orders No.13, Headquarters, Department of Northeastern Virginia, Arlington, Alexandria County, Virginia, 8 July, 1861: The 2nd Ohio Infantry was assigned to the Second Brigade, First Division, McDowell's Army, under the command of Brigadier General R C Schenck, United States Army, by General Orders No.13, Headquarters, Department of Northeastern Virginia, Arlington, Alexandria County, Virginia, on 8 July, 1861.

Disposition of the Second Brigade, First Division, McDowell's Army, 15 July, 1861: Headquarters, Second Brigade, First Division, McDowell's Army, Brigadier General R C Schenck, United States Army, Riley's or Upton's Hill, half a mile east of W Taylor's Tavern, on the Leesburg & Alexandria Turnpike, Fairfax County, Virginia; 1st Ohio Infantry, Colonel A McD McCook, Riley's or Upton's Hill, half a mile east of W Taylor's Tavern, on the Leesburg & Alexandria Turnpike, Fairfax County, Virginia; 2nd Ohio Infantry, Lieutenant Colonel R Mason, Riley's or Upton's Hill, half a mile east of W Taylor's Tavern, on the Leesburg & Alexandria Turnpike, Fairfax County, Virginia; 2nd New York State Militia, Colonel G W B Tompkins, Ball's Crossroads, Alexandria County, Virginia; 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company E, Captain J H Carlisle, Fort Corcoran, a quarter of a mile southwest of Ross' House, on Arlington Heights, Alexandria County, Virginia

Advance to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, 16-18 July, 1861: The 2nd Ohio Infantry was ordered to proceed by the Leesburg & Alexandria Turnpike to Vienna, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 2 PM on 16 July, 1861, and arrived via Falls Church and Old Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the evening the same day. The regiment was ordered to Germantown, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 5.30 AM on 17 July, 1861, and arrived via Flint Hill, two miles north of Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 1 PM the same day. The 2nd Ohio Infantry was ordered to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the afternoon on 17 July, 1861, and arrived three miles west of Germantown, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the morning the same day. The regiment was ordered to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 7 AM on 18 July, 1861, and arrived south of the Warrenton Turnpike, one and half miles west of Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the morning the same day.

Note: Brigadier General I McDowell, United States Army, arrived at Germantown, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 1.30 PM on 17 July, 1861.

South of the Warrenton Turnpike, one & half miles west of Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, to three quarters of a mile east of the Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, 21 July, 1861: The 2nd Ohio Infantry was ordered to proceed by the Warrenton Turnpike to the Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, at 2.30 AM on 21 July, 1861, and arrived south of the Warrenton Turnpike, three quarters of a mile east of the Stone Bridge, on the Bull Run River, at 5 AM the same day.

Retreat to Washington, D. C., 21-22 July, 1861: The 2nd Ohio Infantry was ordered to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 4 PM on 21 July, 1861, and to Vienna, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 5 PM the same day. The regiment arrived at Vienna via Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 3.30 AM on 22 July, 1861, and was ordered to Falls Church at Peach Grove (Post Office), Fairfax County, Virginia, at 5.30 AM the same day. The 2nd Ohio Infantry arrived at the Long Bridge, Washington, D. C., via Camp Upton, on Riley's Hill, one mile east of Taylor's Tavern, on the Leesburg & Alexandria Turnpike, one mile southeast of Falls Church, Fairfax County, Virginia, on 22 July, 1861, and was ordered across the Potomac River to Washington, D. C., in the evening the same day.

Washington, D. C., to Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, 25-29 July, 1861: The 2nd Ohio Infantry, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel R Mason, was ordered to proceed by the Washington Branch, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, to Columbus, Franklin County, in the afternoon on 25 July, 1861, and arrived by the Central (Ohio) Railroad in the afternoon on 29 July, 1861.

Columbus, Franklin County, to Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, Companies A, D, E, & I, 3 August, 1861: The 2nd Ohio Infantry, Companies A, D, E, and I, under the command of Major A C Parry, were ordered to proceed by the Little Miami Railroad to Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, at 5 AM on 3 August, 1861.

Mustered out, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, Companies B, C, F, H, & K, 31 July, 1861: The 2nd Ohio Infantry, Companies B, C, F, H, and K, were mustered out at Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, by Captain H Stansby, United States Topographical Engineers, on 31 July, 1861.

Mustered out, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, Companies A, D, E, & I, 9 August, 1861: The 2nd Ohio Infantry, Companies A, D, E, and I, were mustered out at Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, by Captain P H Breslin, 18th United States Infantry, Company D, on 9 August, 1861.

Brigadier General R C Schenck, United States Volunteers, Second Brigade, First Division, McDowell's Army: R C Schenck, Ohio, was appointed brigadier general, United States Volunteers, by General Orders No.62, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., on 20 August, 1861, dated 17 May, 1861.

Reports

OFFICIAL REPORT NO.19: Series I, Volume 2 (Serial No.2), Chapter IX, pp373-377
Brigadier General R S Schenck, United States Volunteers, Second Brigade, First Division, McDowell's Army, dated 23 July, 1861

OFFICIAL REPORT NO.16: Series I, Volume 2 (Serial No.2), Chapter IX, pp348-352
Brigadier General D Tyler, Connecticut Volunteers, First Division, McDowell's Army, dated Washington, D. C., 27 July, 1861