Union Regimental Histories




1st Regiment Cavalry

Organized from 1st Nebraska Infantry October 11, 1863. Attached to District of Southeast Missouri, Dept. of Missouri, to November, 1864. District of Northeast Arkansas, Dept. Missouri, to January, 1864. District Northeast Arkansas, 7th Army Corps, to May, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Arkansas, to October, 1864. 4th Brigade, Cavalry Division, 7th Army Corps, to October, 1864. District of Nebraska and District of the Plains, to July, 1866. Designated 1st Nebraska Veteran Cavalry from July 10, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty at St. Louis, Mo., until November 30, 1863. Moved to Batesville, Ark., November 30-December 25. Operations in Northeastern Arkansas January 1-30, 1864. Action at Black River January 18. Jacksonport January 19. Expedition after Freeman's forces January 23-30. Sylamore Creek January 23 (Detachment). Sylamore January 24. Scout to Pocohontas February 9-20. Morgan's Mills, Spring River, February 9. Pocohontas February 10. Expedition from Batesville after Freeman's forces February 12-20. Spring River, near Smithfield, February 13. Expedition to Wild Haws, Strawberry Creek, etc., March 10-12. Scout from Batesville to Fairview March 25-26. Spring River, near Smithville, April 13 (Detachment). Moved to Jacksonport, Ark., April 17-19. Attack on Jacksonport April 20. Expedition to Augusta April 22-24. Near Jacksonport April 24. Moved to Duvall's Bluff May 25-30. Veterans on furlough June 10 to August 13. Left Omaha for Fort Kearney, Nebraska., August 15, arriving there August 23. Operations against Indians in Nebraska and Colorado until July, 1866, participating in numerous affairs with hostile Indians at Plum Creek, Spring Ranch, Julesburg, Mud Springs, Elm Creek and Smith's Ranch. Also engaged in scout and escort duty. Operations on Overland Stage route between Denver and Julesburg, Colo., January 14-25, 1865. Operations on North Platte River, Colo., February 2-18. Scout from Dakota City April 12-16 and April 22-27 (Detachments). Scout from Fort Laramie to Wind River, Nebraska., May 3-21 (Detachment), Scout from Plum Creek to Medway Station, Wind River, Nebraska., May 8-20 (Detachment). Scout from Fort Kearney to Little Blue River, Nebraska., May 9-June 2 (Detachment). Scout from Cottonwood May 12-14 (1st Battalion). Scout from Plum Creek, Nebraska., May 26-27 (Detachment). Expedition to Piatt and Mojave Rivers, Nebraska., June 12-July 5 (Detachment). Mustered out July 1, 1866.

1st Battalion Cavalry

Organized at Omaha January to August, 1864. Attached to District of Nebraska and operating against Indians in Nebraska and Colorado and guarding Overland Mail routes. At Fort Cottonwood, Nebraska., October and November, 1864; at Gillman's Station until January, 1865; at Cottonwood Springs until February, 1865, and at Gillman's Station until July, 1865. Company "B" at Dakota City until July, 1865. Scout from Dakota City April 12-16, 1865. Scout to Middle Bow River April 22-27. Company "C" at Fort Cottonwood, Nebraska., until July, 1865. Scout from Cottonwood May 12-14, 1865. Company "D" at Omaha until February, 1865. Moved to Fort Kearney February 25 and duty thru until April, and at Fort Laramie until July. Consolidated with 1st Nebraska Veteran Cavalry July 10, 1865.

2nd Regiment Cavalry

Organized at Omaha October 23, 1862, and assigned to duty at Fort Kearney, Nebraska., guarding frontier of Nebraska, protecting emigrants, stage and telegraph lines and operating against Indians until April, 1863. Ordered to Sioux City. Attack on Pawnee Agency June 23, 1863 (Co. "D"). Sully's Expedition against Indians in Dakota Territory August 13-September 11. Action at White Stone Hill, Dakota Territory, September 3. Skirmish at White Stone Hill September 5 (Co. "F"). Company "D" on duty at Omaha and at Fort Kearney, Nebraska. Mustered out December 23, 1863.

1st Regiment Infantry

Organized at Omaha June 11 to July 21, 1861. Attached to Dept. of Missouri to February, 1862. District of Cairo, Ill., February, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Army of the Tennessee, to July, 1862. Helena (Ark.) District of Eastern Arkansas to October, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Army of Southeast Missouri, Dept. of Missouri, to March, 1863. District of Southeast Missouri to November, 1863.

SERVICE.--Left State for St. Joseph. Mo., July 30, 1861; thence moved to Independence, Mo., August 3-5, and to St. Louis, Mo., August 8-11. Moved to Pilot Knob, Mo., August 13-14, and to Syracuse, Mo., August 19. Duty there until October 21, Fremont's Campaign against Springfield, Mo., October 21-November 2. March to Sedalia and Georgetown November 9-16. Campaign against Bushwhackers December 8-15. Pope's Expedition to Warrensburg and Milford December 15-27. Action at Shawnee Mound, Milford, on the Blackwater, December 18. (Capture of 1,300 prisoners.) Duty at Georgetown until February 2, 1862. Moved to Fort Donelson, Tenn., February 2-13. Investment and capture of Fort Donelson February 13-16. At Fort Henry February 17-March 6. Moved to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., March 6-13. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. March to Memphis, Tenn., June 2-17; thence moved to Helena, Ark., July 24, and duty there until October. Expedition from Helena and capture of Steamer "Fair Play" August 4-19. Milliken's Bend August 18. Expedition up the Yazoo August 20-27. Haines Bluff August 20. Bolivar August 22. Greenville August 23. Moved to Sulphur Springs, Mo., October 5-11; thence to Pilot Knob October 28-30, and to Patterson November 2-4. Moved to Reeves Station December 9-10, and return to Patterson December 19. Moved to Van Buren December 21-24, and toward Doniphan January 9-10, 1863. Moved to Alton January 14-18; to West Plains and Salem, Ark., January 28-February 2. Moved to Pilot Knob and Ironton February 2-27. Moved to St. Genevieve and to Cape Girardeau March 8-12. Operations against Marmaduke April 21-May 2. Action at Cape Girardeau April 26. Pursuit of Marmaduke to St. Francis River April 29-May 5. Castor River, near Bloomfield, April 29. Bloomfield April 30. Chalk Bluffs, St. Francis River, April 30-May 1. Moved to Pilot Knob May 26-29 and duty there until August 28. At St. Louis, Mo., until November. Regiment ordered mounted October 11, 1863, and designation changed to 1st Nebraska Cavalry November 6, 1863.

Independent Company Omaha Scouts

Organized at Omaha May 3, 1865. Attached to District of Nebraska. Scout from Fort Kearney, Nebraska., May 19-26, 1865. Powder River Expedition June 20-October 7. Actions on the Powder River September 1, 2, 4, 5, 7 and 8. Operating against Indians on the Plains and protecting lines of communications and emigrants until July, 1866. Mustered out July 16, 1866.

Independent Company "A" Pawnee Scouts

Organized at Columbus, Nebraska., January 13, 1865. Attached to District of Nebraska. At Fort Kearney, Nebraska., February, 1865. At Fort Rankin April, 1865. Powder River Expedition June 20-October 7, 1865. Action at Tongue River August 28. Actions on Powder River September 1-8. Operations on the Plains against Indians and protecting lines of communications and emigrants until April, 1866. Mustered out April 1, 1866.


Source - "A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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