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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."

The Cincinnati Commercial Tribune, 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."

The Cincinnati Daily Register, 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."

The Cincinnati Commercial Tribune, 19 April, 1861 - Military matters

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

The Cincinnati Commercial Tribune, 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."

The Cincinnati Commercial Tribune, 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."

The Cincinnati Commercial Tribune, 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."

The Cincinnati Commercial Tribune, 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."

The Cincinnati Commercial Tribune, 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."

The Delaware Gazette, 19 April, 1861 - Latest!

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

The Daily Ohio Statesmen (Columbus), 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."

The Cincinnati Commercial Tribune, 25 April, 1861 - Capt. Len. A. Harris

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

The Cincinnati Commercial Tribune, 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."

The Cincinnati Commercial Tribune, 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."

The Philadelphia Press, 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."

The National Republican, 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."

The National Republican, 25 May, 1861 - Encamped

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

The Cadiz Democratic Sentinel, 12 June, 1861 - Temperance and health

"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."

The National Republican, 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."

The National Republican, 15 June, 1861 - Movement of troops into Virginia

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

The Cincinnati Daily Press, 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."

The Evening Star, 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.

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 in three months, 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.

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.

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 arrived by the Washington Branch, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, via Baltimore City and Annapolis Junction, Howard County, Maryland, at 9 PM the same day.

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

Tenth Street & Louisiana Avenue, Washington, to the rear of Douglas Hill, in the vicinity of Glenwood Cemetery, east of Seventh Street Turnpike, D. C., 24 May, 1861: The 2nd Ohio Infantry was ordered to the rear of Douglas Hill, in the vicinity of Glenwood Cemetery, east of Seventh Street Turnpike, D. C., at 2 PM on 24 May, 1861, and was stationed at the rear of Douglas Hill, in the vicinity of Glenwood Cemetery, east of Seventh Street Turnpike, D. C., between 24 May and 13 June, 1861.

Rear of Douglas Hill, in the vicinity of Glenwood Cemetery, east of Seventh Street Turnpike, 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 Creekand north of F Willard's Farm, D. C., at 11 AM on 13 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.

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, one 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, one 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, one 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, one 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, one 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, 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, & Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, 31 July & 9 August, 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, and Companies A, D, E, and I 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