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Indiana 3rd Cavalry Regiment

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The Indiana 3rd Regiment Cavalry was also known as "Hooker's Horse Marines" and the Indiana 45th Regiment Volunteers. The photo shows Col. George H. Chapman and his staff (Right Wing) on duty with the Army of the Potomac.

HISTORICAL NOTES:

The Right Wing (Cos. "A," "B," "C," "D," "E" and "F") organized at Madison, Ind., August 22, 1861, for 1st Cavalry. Moved to Washington, D.C., September, 1861. Designated 3rd Cavalry October 22, 1861. It served in Virginia

The Left Wing, Companies "G," "H," "I" and "K," Left Wing, organized at Madison, Ind., October 1, 1861. Never joined Regiment. Company "L" organized October, 1862. Joined Left Wing in East Tennessee. Company "M" organized December 11, 1862. Joined Left Wing in East Tennessee. Left Wing moved to Kentucky October, 1861.

The Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 62 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 130 Enlisted men by disease. Total 194.

Record of Events
Battle of Triune, Tennessee

ASSIGNMENTS:

RIGHT WING"

Attached to Hooker's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. Lower Maryland, Middle Department, to May, 1862. Geary's Independent Brigade, Dept. of the Rappahannock, to June, 1862. Shields' Division, Dept. of the Rappahannock, to July, 1862. Farnsworth's 2nd Brigade, Pleasanton's Cavalry Division, Army of the Potomac, to November, 1862. 2nd Brigade, Cavalry Division, Army of the Potomac, to February, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac, to April, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac, and Army of the Shenandoah, Middle Military Division, to June, 1865. Louisville, Ky., to August, 1865.

LEFT WING

Company "G" attached to 1st Division, Army of the Ohio, to June, 1862. Company "H" to 2nd Division, Army of the Ohio, to June, 1862. Company "I" to 4th Division, Army of the Ohio, to June, 1862, and Company "K" to Dumont's Independent Brigade, Army of the Ohio, to June, 1862. Cavalry Brigade, Army of the Ohio, to September, 1862. Cavalry, 1st Corps, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. Cavalry, Right Wing, 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Cavalry Division, Army of the Cumberland, to April, 1864. 1st Brigade, Kilpatrick's 3rd Cavalry Division, Army of the Cumberland, to November, 1864, and 2nd Brigade, Kilpatrick's 3rd Division, Cavalry Corps, Military Division Mississippi, to December, 1864.

OFFICERS:

SERVICE:

RIGHT WING

Duty at Budd's Ferry, Md., until December, 1861. Assigned to duty in Lower Maryland by Detachments until May, 1862. Capture of Sloop "Victory," December 15, 1861. Companies "A," "B" and "F" in St. Mary's County December, 1861, to April, 1862. Company "E" at Maryland Point and Port Tobacco December, 1861, to April, 1862. Regiment moved to Washington, D.C., May 3; thence to Thoroughfare Gap, Va., May 25. Action at Wardensville May 28. Joined Shield's Command at Luray June 16, and movement to Front Royal. At Bristoe Station until July 7 and at Falmouth, Va., until August 25. Action at Mt. Carmel Church July 23. Reconnaissance to Orange Court House July 24-26. Expedition to Frederick's Hall Station and Spottsylvania Court House August 5-8. Thornburg's Mills and Massaponax Church August 5-6. Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia. Centreville August 26. Battle of Bull Run August 29-30. Centreville and Chantilly August 31. Maryland Campaign September-October. Poolesville, Md., September 7-8. Nolansville September 9. Barnesville and Monocacy Church September 9. Sugar Loaf Mountain September 10-11. Catoctin Mountain and Middletown September 13. South Mountain September 14. Battle of Antietam September 16-17. Shephardstown Ford September 19. Reconnaissance to Martinsburg and Shephardstown, W. Va., October 1. Pursuit of Stuart into Pennsylvania October 9-12. Mouth of Monocacy October 12. Philomont November 1-2. Union November 2-3. Upperville and Bloomfield November 2-3. Barber's Cross Roads November 5-6. Waterloo Bridge November 7. Little Washington November 8. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Stoneman's Raid April 29-May 8. Rapidan Station May 1. Brandy Station and Beverly Ford June 9. Upperville and Middleburg June 21. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3. Williamsport, Md., July 6. Boonsboro July 8. Benevola (or Beaver Creek) July 9. Funkstown July 10-13. Falling Waters July 14. Chester Gap, July 21-22. Kelly's Ford July 31-August 1. Brandy Station August 1-3 and August 4. Advance from the Rappahannock to the Rapidan September 13-17. Culpeper Court House September 13. Raccoon Ford September 14-16. Reconnaissance across the Rapidan September 21-23. Jack's Shop, Madison Court House, September 22. Raccoon Ford September 22. Rapidan Campaign October 9-22. Raccoon and Morton's Fords October 10. Stevensburg, near Kelly's Ford, and Brandy Station October 11. Brandy Station, or Fleetwood, October 12. Oak Hill October 15. Near Bealeton October 25-26. Catlett's Station November 1. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Muddy Run, Culpeper, November 8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Parker's Store November 29. Scout from Culpeper to Madison Court House January 20, 1864. Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7. Barnett's Ford February 6-7. Kilpatrick's Raid to Richmond February 28-March 4. Fortifications of Richmond, Hanover Junction and Ashland March 1. Rapidan Campaign May-June. Near Chancellorsville May 4. Craig's Meeting House May 5. Wilderness May 5-7. Alsop's Farm, Spottsylvania, May 8, Sheridan's Raid to the James River May 9-24. North Anna River May 9-10. Ground Squirrel Church and Yellow Tavern May 11. Brook Church (or Richmond Fortifications) May 12. Demonstration on Little Run May 26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Salem Church May 27. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Mechump's Creek May 31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Totopotomoy, Gaines' Mill, Salem Church and Haw's Shop June 2. Haw's Shop and near Via's House June 3. Long Bridge June 12. Riddell's Shop June 13. White Oak Swamp June 13. Siege of Petersburg until August. Ream's Station June 22. Wilson's Raid to Southside & Danville R. R. June 22-30. Nottaway Court House and Black and White Station June 23. Staunton River Bridge (or Roanoke Station) June 25. Sappony Church (or Stony Creek) June 28-29. Ream's Station June 29. Jarrett's Station June 30. Ream's Station June 30-July 3. Ream's Station July 7 and 22. Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August 7-November 28. Winchester August 17. Near Kearneysville August 25. Near Brucetown and Winchester September 7. Battle of Opequan, Winchester, September 19. Near Cedarville September 20. Front Royal September 21. Milford September 22. Waynesboro September 29 and October 2. Back Road, near Strasburg, October 7. Near Kernstown November 10. Newtown November 12. Cedar Creek and Rude's Hill, near New Market, November 22. Expedition from Kernstown to Lacey Springs December 19-22. Lacey Springs December 21. Sheridan's Raid from Winchester February 27-March 25, 1865. Waynesboro March 2. Ashland March 15. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Dinwiddie Court House March 30-31. Five Forks April 1. Deep Creek April 3. Sailor's Creek April 5. Appomattox Station April 8. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. Grand Review at Washington. D.C., May 23. Moved to Louisville, Ky. Mustered out August 7, 1865.

LEFT WING

Duty at Camp Wickliffe, Ky., until February, 1862. Advance on Nashville, Tenn., February 10-March 2. March to Savannah, Tenn., March 16-April 6. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Pursuit to Booneville May 30-June 12. Shelbyville June 21. Sparta, Tenn., June 28. Buell's Campaign in North Alabama and Middle Tennessee June to August. (Co. "K" Garrison at Nashville and scout duty until August. Dumont's Expedition over Cumberland Mountains, June.) March to Louisville, Ky., in pursuit of Bragg August 21-September 26. Pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky October 1-22. March to Nashville, Tenn., and duty there until December 26. (Cos. "L" and "M" on duty at Indianapolis, Ind., until December, 1863; then Joined in East Tennessee.) Reconnaissance to Lavergne November 26-27. Lavergne, Scrougesville November 27. Kimbrough's Mills, Mill Creek, December 6. Near Nashville December 23, Advance on Murfreesboro December 26-30. Triune and Nolensville December 27. Battle of Stone's River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. Lytle's Creek and Manchester Pike January 5. Expedition to Auburn, Liberty and Alexandria February 3-5. Christiana and Middleton March 6. Methodist Church, Shelbyville Pike, March 6. Middleton March 7. Franklin April 10. Shelbyville Pike April 23. Expedition to Middleton May 21-22. Middleton May 21-22. Near Murfreesboro June 3. Scout on Middleton and Eaglesville Pike June 10. Scout on Manchester Pike June 13. Expedition to Lebanon June 15-17. Lebanon June 16. Middle Tennessee (or Tullahoma) Campaign June 23-July 7. Guy's Gap, Fosterville and Shelbyville June 27. University Depot July 4. Expedition to Huntsville July 13-22. Reconnaissance to Rock Island Ferry August 4-5. Sparta August 9. Calf Killer River August 17. March over Cumberland Mountains, passage of Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 17-September 22. Reed's Bridge September 18. Battle of Chickamauga September 19-21. Rossville Gap September 21. Operations against Wheeler and Roddy September 30-October 17. Cottonport September 30. McMinnville October 4. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. March to Relief of Knoxville, Tenn., November 28-December 8. Kingston December 4. Campaign in East Tennessee December, 1863, to April, 1864. Expedition from Marysville up Little Tennessee River January 11-12, 1864. Somerville Road, near Knoxville, February 20. Chucky Bend March 12. Bent Creek and Spring Hill March 13. Bull's Gap March 15. Near Greenville April 15. Rheatown April 16. Expedition from Bull's Gap to Watauga River April 25-27. Watauga Bridge April 25-26. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May to September. Lee's Cross Roads and near Ringgold Gap May 2. Demonstrations on Resaca May 8-13. Near Resaca May 13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Advance on Dallas May 18-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Calhoun June 10. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. On line of the Chattahoochie River July 5-18. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Sandtown and Fairburn August 15. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Fairburn August 27-28. Flint River Station August 30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Operations against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama September 29-November 3. Camp Creek September 30. Van Wert October 9-10 and 14. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Transferred to 8th Indiana Cavalry December, 1864.

ROSTERS:

Company A - Switzerland County
Company A - Reorganized Soldier
Company B - Harrison County
Company B - Reorganized Soldier
Company C - Switzerland County
Company D - Dearborn County
Company E - Jefferson County
Company F - Union County
Company G - Johnson County
Company H - Clinton County
Company I - Henry County
Company K - Switzerland County
Company L
Company M - 403 unassiged recuits - Roster on page 405
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REFERENCES:

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