The Civil War in Kansas

Kansas 2nd Infantry Regiment

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The 2nd Regiment, Kansas Infantry was organized at Lawrence for three months May, 1861 and mustered in at Kansas City June 20, 1861. It mustered out October 31, 1861. The Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 12 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 3 Enlisted men by disease. Total 17.

A detailed history of this regiment is available.

Colonel Robert B. Mitchell, Colonel, Second Kansas Volunteer Cavalry.
Lt. Colonel Charles W. Blair, Major, Second Kansas Cavalry.
Adjutant Edward D. Thompson, mustered out with the regiment, October 31st, 1861.
Quartermaster Shaler W. Eldridge, mustered out with regiment October 31, 1861.
Surgeon Aquila B. Massey, absent on detached service at place of muster out.
Chaplain R. C. Brant, mustered out with the regiment.


Attached to Deitzler's Brigade, Lyon's Army of the West.


Moved to Clinton, Mo., to join Lyon. Advance on Springfield, Mo., June 29-July 5. Expedition from Springfield to Forsyth July 20-25. Action at Forsyth July 22. Dug Springs August 2. Battle of Wilson's Creek August 10. March to Rolla, thence to St. Louis August 11-22. Operations in Northeast Missouri August 30-September 7. Paris September 2. Shelbina September 4. Iatan September 4. Capture of St. Jo September 13. Moved to Wyandotte, Kan., to resist Price's invasion. Mustered out October 31, 1861.


The composite roster of this regiment contains 653 names.

Field and Staff Officers
Non-Commissioned Staff
Company A - Shawnee County
Company B - Riley County
Company C - Johnson County
Company D - Douglas County , Osage County
Company E - Anderson County
Company F - Lincoln County
Company G - Lincoln County
Company H - Lyon County
Company I
Company K



Dyer, Frederick H. - A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion

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