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Emmitsburg's Civil War Soldiers

(Company C, Cole’s Cavalry)

Major Oliver Horner

War Record

 Entered the service as private of Company C, on August 27, 1861; promoted to Corporal, August 31, 1861; First Sergeant, June 10, 1862; Second Lieutenant, January 14, 1864; First Lieutenant and Adjutant, April 20, 1864; Major, February 1, 1865; detached from May 21 to June 18, 1864, at Camp Stonemen, D. C., as A. A. A. General to Colonel Cole, commanding a division of dismounted cavalry; detached from June 24 to July 7, 1864, as Ordnance Officer at Martinsburg, W. Va. ; detached from July 8 to July 14, 1864, as A. A. A. General to Colonel Harris, commanding Brigade of Infantry, Department of West Virginia; detached as Post Adjutant to Colonel Vernon at Hagerstown, Md., from July 22, to July 29, 1864; captured at Middletown, Md., July 6, 1864, whilst charging, with a small detachment, a brigade of Rebel cavalry, in order to gain time and give the army an opportunity to meet the advancing enemy; escaped same day; mustered out with regiment, June 28, 1865.

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