STATE OF OHIO CIVIL WAR VETERAN MEDAL 'ISS TAGGS' 'CO. G 5TH REG CAV’
Issac Taggs, age 21, enlisted 19th september 1861 into "G" Company 5th Ohio Cavalry. He was Mustered Out - discharged at Charlotte 30th October 1865.
The 5th Ohio Cavalry took part in the battle of Shiloh, where they made several charges, siege and battle of Corinth, Sherman's march to and battle of Chattanooga. With Sherman to Knoxville, then bac to Alabama, Sherman's Atlanta campaign, and having lost most of its horses in hard service, acted as infantry. The Regiment was attached to Kilpatrick's command and marched to the sea, fighting at Waynesboro and other points along the route. It marched through the Carolinas, skirmishing and raiding all the way, and on two occasions encountered the enemy in battle, with severe loss. During the war the regiment had 170 casualties.
Condition NEF, with scarce to find full suspension, single clip and ribbon. A superb example to a man that served with this unit through its entire existence.