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2nd Regiment, Indiana Cavalry
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This regiment was organzed at Indianapolis in Sept, 1861, being the first complete cavalry regiment raised in the state. It was mustered in Dec. 9 and left the state on the 16th for Louisville, going from there to Camp Wickliffe. It moved with Buell's army to the Tennessee, reaching the field at Shiloh after the battle. It was in a skirmish enroute for Corinth, was engaged at Pea Ridge in April, and participated in a reconnoisance in force a few days later, driving the enemy for 3 miles. It was actively engaged in the siege of Corinth, and after the evacuation moved with Buell's army into northern Alabama. It was engaged at Tuscumbia, was in the engagements at McMinnville and Gallatin in August, and moved into Kentucky in September in pursuit of Bragg, being engaged at Vinegar hill and Perryville. A detachment under command of Maj. Hill, recaptured a government train, killing 20 of the Confederate cavalry and capturing 200 prisoners. The regiment was on duty near Nashville during the winter af 1862-63 and from there proceeded to Kentucky, returning after a few months to Tennessee. It was engaged at Triune in June; was on railroad guard duty during the fall; moved into eastern Tennessee at the approach of winter; was in a sharp fight at Talbot's station in December and reenlisted on Jan. 10, 1864, at Mossy creek. It was engaged in numerous scouts and skirmishes during the winter, joined Sherman's army in May and accompanied it to Atlanta, being engaged at Varnell's station, Acworth, Newnan, and near Atlanta. After the occupation of Atlanta the non-veterans were mustered out and the veterans and recruits were consolidated into a battalion of four companies, under command of Maj. Hill on Sept. 14. This battalion was on duty in Kentucky in November and December and was transferred to the vicinity of Eastport, Ala., in Jan.. 1865. It participated in the raid through Alabama, being engaged at Scottsville and West Point, suffering severely. It was mustered out July 22, 1865. The original strength of the regiment was 1,039; gain by recruits, 301; reenlistments, 5; total, 1,345. Loss by death, 131; desertion, 47; unaccounted for, 273.


Left State for Louisville, Ky., December 15, 1861; thence moved to Camp Wickliffe, Ky. Attached to Cavalry 4th Division, Army of the Ohio, to June, 1862. Cavalry Brigade, Army of the Ohio, to September, 1862. 1st Brigade, Cavalry Division, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, Cavalry Division, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Wilson's Cavalry Corps, Military Division of the Mississippi, to July, 1865.


Cols., John A. Bridgland, Robert N. Hudson, Edward M. McCook, James W. Stewart; Lieut. - Cols., Charles E. Morris, Edward M. McCook, Robert R. Stewart, Joseph B. Presdee; Majs., Edward M. McCook, Robert R. Stewart, Samuel Hill, Jehu C. Hannum, James Conner, Isaiah D. Walker, James W. Stewart, Joseph B. Presdee, David A. Briggs, John S. Edwards.


Action at Bowling Green, Ky., February 1, 1862 (Co. "H"). Movement to Nashville, Tenn., February 14-25. Occupation of Nashville February 25. March to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., March 10-April 8. Reconnoissance in force April 22. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Tuscumbia Creek May 31-June 1. Pursuit to Booneville June 1-3. Osborn and Wolf's Creeks June 4. Buell's Campaign in North Alabama and Middle Tennessee June to August. Raid on Louisville & Nashville R. R. August 19-21 (Detachment). Humboldt Road, near Gallatin, August 21. Murfreesboro, Tenn., August 20-25-27 and September 7. Crab Orchard, Ky., September 10. Vinegar Hill September 22. Near Nashville October 1. Near Perryville, Ky., October 6-7. Chaplin Hills, Perryville, October 8. Near Mountain Gap, Ky., October 14-16. Big Rockcastle River, near Mt. Vernon, October 16. New Haven October 29. Capture of 3rd Georgia Cavalry. Hartsville, Tenn., November 28 and December 7. Regiment complimented in special field orders for recapture of Government train and 200 prisoners. Advance on Murfreesboro December 26-30 (Co. "M"). Lavergne December 26-27 (Co. "M"). Operations near Lavergne December 29-31 (Co. "M"). Battle of Stone's River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863 (Co. "M"). Duty near Nashville, Tenn., till June, 1863. Murfreesboro March 10. Shelbyville Pike, near Murfreesboro, June 6. Triune June 9 and 11. Middle Tennessee (or Tullahoma) Campaign June 23-July 7. Middleton June 24. Guy's Gap, Fosterville and Shelbyville June 27. Bethpage Bridge, Elk River, July 1. Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 16. Expedition to Huntsville July 13-22. Passage of Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Reconnoissance toward Rome September 11. Alpine September 12. Dirt Town, LaFayette Road, near Chattooga River, September 12. Reconnoissance from Lee and Gordon's Mills toward LaFayette and skirmish September 13. Near Stevens' Gap September 18. Battle of Chickamauga, Ga., September 19-21. Missionary Ridge and Shallow Ford Gap September 22. Operations against Wheeler and Roddy September 30-October 17. Fayetteville October 13-14. Duty along Nashville & Chattanooga R. R. till December. Operations about Dandridge and Mossy Creek December 24-28. Peck's House, near New Market, December 24. Mossy Creek December 26. Talbot Station December 28. Mossy Creek, Talbot Station, December 29. Regiment reenlisted January 10, 1864. Near Mossy Creek January 11-12. Operations about Dandridge January 16-17. Bend of Chucky Road, near Dandridge, January 16. Dandridge January 17. Operations about Dandridge January 26-28. Fair Garden January 27. Swann's Island January 28. Near Marysville February 8. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1 to September 8. Varnell's Station May 7 and 9. Demonstrations on Dalton May 9-13. Tilton May 13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Cassville May 19. Stilesborough May 23. Burnt Hickory May 24. Battles about Dallas May 25-June 5. Ackworth June 3-4. Big Shanty June 6. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. McCook's Raid on Atlanta & West Point R. R. July 27-31. Lovejoy Station July 29-30. Clear Creek July 30. Newnan July 30. Expedition to Jasper August 11-15. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Rousseau's pursuit of Wheeler September 1-8. Consolidated to a Battalion of 4 Companies September 14. Cartersville September 20. Camp Creek September 30. Operations against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama October. Moved to Louisville, Ky., to refit. Pursuit of Lyon from Paris, Ky., to Hopkinsville, Ky., December 6, 1864, to January 15, 1865. Hopkinsville, Ky., December 16, 1864. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., duty there till February, 1865, and at Waterloo, Ala., till March. Wilson's Raid from Chickasaw, Ala., to Macon, Ga., March 22-April 24. Near Scottsville and Selma April 2. Near Hinton April 10. Montgomery April 12. Columbus Road, near Tuskegee, April 14. West Point and near Opelika April 16. Capture of Macon April 20. Duty at Macon and in the Dept. of Georgia till June. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., and there mustered out July 12, 1865.



REF: Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion
Federal Publishing Company. The Union Army.

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