US Command Postings

Federal Commander – Brig Gen Darrell N. Markijohn

Brig. Gen. Darrell N. Markijohn has been a living historian for 23 years.  He first joined the 6th Ohio Cavalry as a mounted trooper in 1994.  He served in the ranks for 8 years and in 2002, rose to the rank of usv-biography-photo1st sergeant and Unit Adjutant. In 2000, Markijohn was named to the Ohio Bicentennial Commission, Civil War Committee where he created and coordinated the Morgan’s Raid Reenactment to celebrate the State’s 200th birthday in 2003.  Markijohn portrayed Confederate Gen. John Hunt Morgan and lead 170 horsemen on a grueling 60 mile ride along the actual route of the Raid through Southeastern Ohio in 2003 and then again in 2006. In 2004, he was elected to the position of United States Volunteer (USV) Cavalry Commander. In May of 2012, he assumed the position of USV Brigade Commander. Brig. Gen. Markijohn served as the overall commander of Federal Troops at the 150th Anniversary of 2nd Bull Run, 150th Anniversary of Antietam, 150th Anniversary of Chancellorsville, 150th Anniversary event at the Wilderness and Spotsylvania Courthouse, the 150th Anniversary of Cedar Creek, the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Bentonville, and the 155th Anniversary of 1st Bull Run/Manassas. Brig. Gen. Markijohn practices law and resides in Zoar, Ohio with his wife Hillary, two children, and two step children. He spends his leisure time training horses on his historic farm.