Did you have an ancestor in the Civil War, Company G of the 2nd Ohio Cavalry?

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Could this be your ancestor?  Photo taken during the Civil War 1861-65.  The person seated is John Pell Laundon, the standing soldier is unidentified.  Is he your ancestor?

http://www.wikitree.com/photo/jpg/Laundon-155-3

I've looked at Civil War categories but am a bit confused.  How should I categorise John Laundon for his part in the war?
in The Tree House by Veronica Williams G2G6 Pilot (135k points)
edited by Veronica Williams

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Hey Veronica!

 

That is a nice picture.  I wish that I had an ancestor in the 2nd Ohio Cavalry....

 

As far as a category for John Laundon, here is an example of how I categorized an ancestor of mine who served in the 36th Ohio Infantry:

 

http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Coates-1200

 

Here is the category page for the 2nd Ohio Cavalry (there are two other Wikitree profiles currently in this category):

 

http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:2nd_Ohio_Cavalry%2C_US_Civil_War
by Ray Jones G2G6 Pilot (153k points)
Thanks Ray for the category link.  I have now added him successfully!

Interesting the profile you sent is Charles Coates, my maiden name is Coat,  my fathers grandfather is named Charles, and there are lots of spelling variants Coats/Coate/Coates, all the same family.  I see you don't have him across the pond yet!  Funny if we ended up related, I haven't got mine back as far as I would like yet!
Hey Veronica!

Ya - we exchanged messages about our Coats/Coates ancestors a few years ago.  I haven't been able to get the Coates ancestors in my line past Ohio/Virginia in the 1800s.  Your documented line goes much further back.

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