Union Regimental Histories

 

United States Regular Army

 

1st Regiment Cavalry

On the Pacific Coast until November, 1861, Concentrated at Washington, D.C., November, 1861, to January, 1862. (Cos. "D" and "G" in New Mexico. Evacuation of Forts Breckenridge and Buchanan. Stationed at Fort Craig. Defense of Fort Craig January-February, 1862. Near Fort Craig February 19. Action at Valverde February 21. Apache Canon, near Santa Fe, March 26. Glorietta or Pigeon Ranch March 28. Albuquerque April 25. Peralta April 27.) Regiment attached to Cooke's Cavalry Reserve, Army Potomac, January to March, 1862. 2nd Brigade, Cavalry Reserve, Army Potomac, to July, 1862. Headquarters Army Potomac to February, 1863. Reserve Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Cavalry Corps, Army Potomac, to August, 1864. 3rd (Reserve) Brigade, 1st Division, Cavalry Corps, Army Shenandoah, Middle Military Division, to December, 1864. Headquarters Army Shenandoah to March, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, Cavalry Corps, Army Potomac, to July, 1865.

SERVICE.--Advance on Manassas, Va., July 16-21, 1861 (Cos. "A" and "E"). Battle of Bull Run July 21 (Cos. "A" and "E"). Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C., until March, 1862. Moved to Virginia Peninsula March. Siege of Yorktown, Va., April 5-May 4. Cheese Cake Church May 4. Reconnaissance to Hanover Court House May 26. Operations against Stuart June 13-15. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Gaines' Mill June 27. Malvern Hill July 1. Reconnaissance to Charlestown, W. Va., October 16-17. Charlestown October 16. Battle of Fredericksburg. Va., December 12-15. Expedition from Potomac Creek to Richards' and Ellis' Fords, Rappahannock River, December 29-30. Kelly's Ford March 17, 1863. Stoneman's Raid April 29-May 8. Brandy Station and Beverly Ford June 9. Middleburg June 19. Upperville June 21. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3. Williamsport. Md., July 6. Boonsboro July 8. Benevola or Beaver Creek July 9. About Funkstown July 10-13. Falling Waters July 14. Manassas Gap, Va., July 21-22. Wapping Heights and Chester Gap July 23. Kelly's Ford July 31-August 1. Brandy Station August 1-4. In Defenses of Washington until September. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Manassas Junction October 17. Bristoe Station October 18. Advance to the Rappahannock November 7-8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7, 1864. Barnett's Ford February 6-7. Custer's Raid in Albemarle County February 28-March 1. Near Charlottesville February 29, Stannardsville March 1. Rapidan Campaign May 4-June 12. Wilderness May 5-7. Todd's Tavern May 7-8. Sheridan's Raid to the James River May 9-24. Ground Squirrel Church and Yellow Tavern May 11. Mechanicsville May 12. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Hanovertown Ferry and Hanovertown May 27. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Old Church and Mattadequin Creek May 30. Bethesda Church. Cold Harbor, May 31-June 1. Sheridan's Trevillian Raid June 7-24. Trevillian Station June 11-12. Mallory's Cross Roads June 12. Black Creek or Tunstall Station and White House or St. Peter's Church June 21. Jones' Bridge June 23. Siege of Petersburg until August. Deep Bottom July 27-28. Malvern Hill July 28. Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August 7-November 28. Toll Gate, near White Post, and near Newtown. August 11. Near Strasburg August 14. Summit Point August 21. Halltown and near Kearneysville August 25. Leetown and Smithfield August 28. Smithfield, crossing of the Opequan, August 29. Locke's Ford, Opequan Creek, September 13. Sevier's Ford, Opequan Creek, September 15. Battle of Opequan, Winchester, September 19. Fisher's Hill September 21. Milford September 22. Front Royal September 23. Luray Valley September 24. Port Republic September 26-27. Rockfish Gap September 28. Mt. Crawford October 2. Tom's Brook, Woodstock Races, October 8-9. Expedition into Surrey County October 16-18. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. Near Kernstown November 11. Expedition into Loudoun and Fauquier Counties November 28-December 3. Expedition from Winchester to near Gordonsville December 19-28. Liberty Mills December 22. Near Gordonsville December 23. Sheridan's Raid from Winchester February 27-March 25, 1865. Occupation of Staunton March 2. Action at Waynesborough March 2. Duguidsville March 8. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Dinwiddie Court House March 30-31. Five Forks April 1. Scott's Cross Roads April 2. Tabernacle Church or Beaver Pond Creek April 4. Sailor's Creek April 6. Appomattox Station April 8. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. Expedition to Danville April 23-29. Moved to Washington, D.C., May. Grand Review May 23. Ordered to New Orleans, La., and duty there until December, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 9 Officers and 73 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 91 Enlisted men by disease. Total 175.

 

2nd Regiment Cavalry

All Companies in Washington. D.C., by December, 1861, except "C," "G" and "L" Company "C" left Fort Leavenworth, Kan., June 11, 1861. At Springfield, Mo., August 6. Battle of Wilson's Creek, Mo., August 10. Moved to St. Louis, Mo., August 11-30, thence to Paducah, Ky. Attached to District of Paducah, Ky., to February, 1862. 2nd Division, District of West Tennessee, and Army Tennessee, to July, 1862. 2nd Division, District of Corinth. Miss., to November, 1862. District of Corinth, Miss., 13th Army Corps, Dept. Tennessee, to December, 1862. 2nd Division, District of Corinth, 17th Army Corps, to January, 1863. 2nd Division, District Corinth, 16th Army Corps, January, 1863. District of Memphis, Tenn., escort to Gen. Grant, Commanding Army Tennessee, to May, 1863.

SERVICE (Co. "C").--Operations against Fort Henry, Tenn., February 2-6, 1862. Investment and capture of Fort Donelson, Tenn., February 12-16. Expedition to Nashville, Tenn., February 19-25. Moved to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., March 1-16. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Duty at and about Corinth, Miss., until January, 1863. Battle of Corinth October 3-4, 1862. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign November, 1862, to January, 1863. Reached Memphis, Tenn., January 15, 1863, and duty there as escort to Gen. Grant's Headquarters until May. Joined Regiment at Falmouth, Va., May, 1863.

Company "G."--Temporarily assigned to duty with McRae's Battery Artillery in New Mexico. Duty in New Mexico October, 1861, to September, 1862. Battle of Valverde February 21, 1862. Evacuation of Albuquerque and Santa Fe March 2-4. March to Fort Leavenworth, Kan., September and October, 1862, arriving there October 27. Arrive at Washington, D.C., November 23, and Joined Regiment at Falmouth, Va., January 13, 1863.

Company "I."--At Taos, N.M., April to October, 1861. Moved to Fort Garland October 1-9, and duty there until September, 1862. Moved to Fort Leavenworth, Kan., arriving there October 27. Arrive at Washington, D.C., November 23, and Join Regiment at Falmouth, Va., January 13, 1863.

Regiment attached to Thomas' Command, Patterson's Army, June, 1861. 1st Brigade, Banks' Division, Shenandoah, to August, 1861. Cavalry Reserve, Army Potomac, to March, 1862. Provost Guard, Army Potomac, to February, 1863. Reserve Brigade, 1st Division, Cavalry Corps, Army Potomac, to August, 1864. 3rd (Reserve) Brigade, 1st Division, Cavalry Corps, Army Shenandoah, Middle Military Division, March, 1865. Cavalry Brigade, Army Shenandoah, to July, 1865.

SERVICE.--Occupation of Arlington Heights, Va., May 24, 1861 (Detachment). Fairfax Court House June 1 (Co. "B"). Advance on Manassas, Va., July 16-21 (4 Cos.). Blackburn's Ford July 18. Battle of Bull Run July 21. Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C., until March, 1862. Peninsula Campaign April to August; Siege of Yorktown, Va.. April 5-May 4. Ellison's Mill near Mechanicsville May 23 (Detachment). New Bridge May 24 (Detachment). Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Reconnaissance to Charlestown, W. Va., October 16-17. Charlestown October 16. Expedition from Potomac Creek to Richards and Ellis Fords, Rappahannock River, December 29-30. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 8. Stoneman's Raid April 29-May 8. Brandy Station and Beverly Ford June 9. Expedition from Point Lookout, Md., to Pope's Creek June 11-21 (Detachment). Middleburg June 19. Upperville June 21. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3. Williamsport, Md., July 6. Boonesboro July town July 10-13. Falling Waters July 14. Manassas Gap July 21-22. Wapping Heights July 23. Kelly's Ford July 31-August 1. Brandy Station August 1-4. Advance from the Rappahannock to the Rapidan September 13-17. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Manassas Junction October 17. Bristoe Station October 18. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7, 1864. Barnett's Ford February 6-7. Custer's Raid in Albemarle County February 28-March 1. Near Charlottesville February 29. Stannardsville March 1. Rapidan Campaign May 4-June 12. Wilderness May 5-7. Todd's Tavern May 7-8. Sheridan's Raid to the James River May 9-24. Ground Squirrel Church and Yellow Tavern May 11. Mechanicsville May 12. Line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Hanovertown Ferry and Hanovertown May 27. Haw's Shop May 28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Old Church and Mattadequin Creek May 30. Bethesda Church, Cold Harbor, May 31-June 1. Sheridan's Trevillian Raid June 7-24. Trevillian Station June 11-12. Mallory's Cross Roads June 12. Black Creek or Tunstall Station and White House or St. Peter's Church June 21. Jones' Bridge June 23. Siege of Petersburg until August. Deep Bottom July 27-28. Malvern Hill July 28. Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August 7-November 28. Tell Gate near White Post and near Newtown August 11. Near Strasburg August 14. Halltown and near Kearneysville August 25. Leetown and Smithville August 28. Smithfield Crossing, Opequan, August 28. Locke's Ford, Opequan Creek, September 13. Sevier's Ford, Opequan Creek, September 15. Battle of Opequan, Winchester, September 19. Fisher's Hill September 21. Milford September 22. Front Royal September 23. Luray Valley September 24. Front Royal September 25. Port Republic September 26-27. Rockfish Gap September 28. Mt. Crawford October 2. Tom's Brook, Woodstock Races, October 8-9. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. Near Kernstown November 11. Expedition into Loudoun and Faquier Counties, November 28-December 3. Expedition from Winchester to near Gordonsville December 19-28. Liberty Mills December 22. Near Gordonsville December 23. Duty in the Shenandoah Valley until July, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 5 Officers and 73 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 92 Enlisted men by disease. Total 173.

3rd Regiment Cavalry "1st Mounted Rifles"

In New Mexico at outbreak of the Rebellion and duty there until September, 1862. Action at Mesilla July 25, 1861 (Cos. "B," "F"). Evacuation of Fort Fillmore July 26. San Augustine Springs July 27 (Cos. "B," "F," "I"). Near Fort Thorn September 26 (Cos. "C," "G," "K"). Battle of Valverde February 21, 1862 (Cos. "C," "D," "G," "I" and "K"). Comanche Canon March 3 (Cos. "C," "K"). Evacuation of Albuquerque and Santa Fe March 2-4 (Co. "E"). Apache Canon March 26 (Co. "C"). Glorietta or Pigeon Ranch March 28 (Co. "E"). Albuquerque April 9. Pursuit of Confederate forces April 13-22. Peralta April 15 (Cos. "D," "E," "G," "I," "K"). Parejie May 21. Near Fort Craig May 23. Operations in New Mexico until September. Moved from Fort Union to Jefferson Barracks, Mo., September 30-November 23 (1280 miles). Moved to Memphis, Tenn., December, 1862. Attached to District of Memphis, Tenn., 16th Army Corps, Dept. Tenn., to March, 1863. Unattached, District Memphis, 16th Corps, to May, 1863. 2nd Brigade, District of Memphis, 16th Corps, to October, 1863. Unattached, 15th Army Corps, Army Tennessee, to March, 1864. St. Louis, Mo., Dept. Missouri, to May, 1864. Unattached, 7th Army Corps, Dept. Arkansas, to September, 1864. 2nd Brigade, Cavalry Division, 7th Army Corps, to February, 1865. Little Rock, Ark., 7th Corps, to July, 1865. Dept. of Arkansas to April, 1866.

SERVICE.--Duty in District of Memphis, Tenn., until October, 1863. Left Memphis for Corinth, Miss., October 8, thence moved to Cherokee, Ala. Operations on Memphis & Charleston Railroad in Alabama October 20-29. Barton Station, Cane Creek and Dickson's Station October 20. Cherokee Station October 21. Cane Creek October 26. Bear Creek, Tuscumbia, October 27. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. March to relief of Knoxville, Tenn., November 28-December 6. Near Loudon December 2 (Detachment). Expedition to Murphey. N. C., December 6-11 (Detachment). Moved to Huntsville, Ala., December 12-29, and duty there until March, 1864. Moved to St. Louis, Mo., March 6-7, thence to Devall's Bluff, Ark., May 20-26, and to Little Rock, Ark., June 4-9. Duty in the Dept. of Arkansas until April, 1866. Expedition from Little Rock to Little Red River August 6-16, 1864. Expedition from Little Rock to Fort Smith, Ark., September 25-October 13 (Detachment). Reconnaissance from Little Rock toward Monticello and Mt. Elba October 4-11. Reconnaissance from Little Rock to Princeton October 19-23. Expedition from Little Rock to Irving Station October 26-28. Expedition from Little Rock to Saline River November 17-18 (Detachment). Expedition from Little Rock to Benton November 27-30. Duty at Little Rock and other points in Arkansas until April, 1866.

Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 30 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 105 Enlisted men by disease. Total 140.

4th Regiment Cavalry (Formerly 1st Cavalry)

On duty at Forts Washita, Wise and Kearney, Kan., at outbreak of the Rebellion. Moved to Fort Leavenworth, Kan., April 17-May 31, 1861. Companies "B," "C," "D" and "L" in Missouri with Lyons. Forsyth, Mo., July 27. Dug Springs August 2. Battle of Wilson's Creek August 10 (Cos. "D" and "I"). Fremont's Campaign against Springfield, Mo., September to November, 1861 (Cos. "B," "C," "D," "L"). Shawnee Mound, Milford, December 19 (Cos. "B," "C," "D"). Expedition to Camp Benyard and Viola, Ky., December 28-31 (Cos. "C," "I"). Investment and capture of Fort Donelson, Tenn., February 12-16, 1862 (Cos. "I," "K"). Company "K" joined Buell February, 1862. Operations about New Madrid and Island No. 10 February 29-April 8 (Cos. "B," "C," "D"). Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7 (Co. "I"). Companies "B," "C," "D," "G," "I" and "K" attached to Cavalry Division. Army Mississippi, April, 1862. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Action at Farmington, Miss., May 9 (Detachment). Pursuit to Booneville May 30-June 12. Attached to Headquarters. Army of the Ohio, June, 1862 ("B," "C," "D," "G," "I," "K"). Buell's Campaign in North Alabama and Middle Tennessee June to August. March to Louisville, Ky., in pursuit of Bragg August 21-September 26. Pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky October 1-22. Battle of Perryville, Ky., October 8. March to Nashville, Tenn., October 22-November 7. Attached to Headquarters, Army Cumberland, November, 1862. At Nashville, Tenn, until December 26. Advance on Murfreesboro December 26-30. Overall's Creek December 30. Battle of Stone's River December 30-31, 1862-January 1-3, 1863. Manchester Pike January 5. Reconnaissance to Nolensville and Versailles January 13-15. Reconnaissance to Auburn, Liberty and Carnsville January 21-22 (Detachment). Attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Cumberland, January, 1863. Unionville January 30. Expedition to Franklin January 31-February 13. Bradysville March 1. Expedition toward Columbia March 4-14. Union and River March 4. Rutherford Creek March 10-11. Franklin April 10. Expedition to McMinnville April 20-30. Expedition to Middleton May 21-22. Middleton May 21-22. Scout on Middleton and Edgeville Pike June 10. Expedition to Lebanon June 15-17. Lebanon June 16. Middle Tennessee or Tullahoma Campaign June 23-July 7. Fosterville and Guy's Gap June 27. Shelbyville June 27 and 30. Expedition to Huntsville July 13-22. Reconnaissance to Rock Island Ferry August 4-5. Sparta August 9. Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Calfkiller River near Sparta August 17. Ringgold, Ga., September 11. Pea Vine Ridge and Reed's Bridge, Chickamauga Creek, September 18. Battle of Chickamauga September 19-21. Chickamauga Creek September 25. Operations against Wheeler and Roddy September 30-October 17. Expedition from Maysville to Whitesburg and Decatur, Ala., November 14-17. Smith's Expedition from Nashville to Corinth, Miss., December 28, 1863-January 8, 1864. Smith's Expedition from Colliersville, Tenn., to Okolona, Miss., February 11-26. Ivy's Farm near Okolona, Miss., February 22. Tallahatchie River February 22. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May to September, 1864. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Tanner's Bridge May 15. Near Rome May 15. Near Dallas May 24. About Dallas May 25-June 5. Near Big Shanty June 9. Operations against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. McAffee's Cross Roads June 11. Powder Springs, Lattimer's Mills and Noonday Creek June 20. Noonday Creek June 27. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Garrard's Raid to Covington July 22-24. Garrard's Raid to South River July 27-31. Flat Rock Bridge July 28. Kilpatrick's Raid around Atlanta August 18-22. Red Oak and Flint River August 19. Jonesboro August 19. Lovejoy Station August 20. Operations at Chattahoochie River Bridge August 26-September 2. Operations against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama September 29-November 3. Near Lost Mountain October 4-7. New Hope Church October 5. Ordered to Cavalry Corps Headquarters, Nashville, Tenn., Nashville Campaign November-December. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. West Harpeth River December 17. At Headquarters, Cavalry Corps, Military Division Mississippi, until May, 1865. Wilson's Raid to Macon, Ga., March 22 to April 24, 1865. Capture of Selma April 2. Montgomery April 12 and Macon, Ga., April 20. Duty at Macon until November, 1865.

Companies "A" and "E" in the Defenses of Washington, D.C., May, 1861. Attached to Heintzelman's Division, Army of Northeast Virginia, to August, 1861. Headquarters. Army Potomac, to November, 1862. Advance on Manassas, Va., July 16-21, 1861. Peninsula Campaign April to August, 1862. Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Gaines' Mill June 27. Malvern Hill July 1. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Battle of Antietam September 16-17. Joined Regiment in Tennessee November, 1862.

Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 59 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 108 Enlisted men by disease. Total 171.

5th Regiment Cavalry

Organized by direction of the President from 2nd Cavalry August 3, 1861. Attached to Cooke's Cavalry Reserve, Army Potomac, to March, 1862. 1st Brigade, Cooke's Cavalry Reserve, Army Potomac, to July, 1862. 1st Brigade, Cavalry Division, Army Potomac, to September, 1862. 1st Brigade, Pleasanton's Cavalry Division, Army Potomac, to November, 1862. Averill's Cavalry Brigade, Army Potomac, to February, 1863. Reserve Brigade, 1st Division, Cavalry Corps, Army Potomac, to August, 1864. 3rd (Reserve) Brigade, 1st Division, Cavalry Corps, Army Shenandoah, Middle Military Division, to March, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, Cavalry Corps, Army Potomac, to June, 1865.

SERVICE.--Lewinsville, Va., September 11, 1861 (Co. "H"). Reconnaissance to Lewinsville September 25. Duty in Defenses of Washington, D.C., until March, 1862. Reconnaissance to Cedar Run March 14-16. Siege of Yorktown, Va., April 5-May 4. Battle of Williamsburg May 5. Hanover Court House May 27. Operations about Hanover Court House May 27-29. Ashland May 28. Operations against Stuart June 13-15. Old Church, Hanover Court House, and Haw's Shop, June 13. Haw's Shop June 15. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Operations at White House June 26-July 2. Sycamore Church and White Oak Swamp Bridge July 3. White Oak Swamp Bridge July 4. Malvern Hill July 5. Reconnaissance from Westover July 16. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Sugar Loaf Mountain near Frederick September 10-11. Antietam September 16-17. Shepherdstown Ford September 19-20. Charlestown October 6 and 16. Kearneysville and Shepherdstown October 16-17 (Detachment). Bloomfield and Upperville November 2-3. Manassas Gap and Markham Station November 4. Manassas Gap, Barbee's Cross Roads, Chester Gap and Markham November 5-6. Waterloo Bridge November 7. Little Washington November 8. Reconnaissance from Sharpsburg to Smithfield, W. Va., November 24-25. Battle of Fredericksburg December 11-15. Expedition from Potomac Creek to Richards and Ellis Fords, Rappahannock River, December 29-30. Reconnaissance to Catlett's and Rappahannock Stations January 8-10, 1863 (Detachment). Near Grove Church January 9 (Detachment). Kelly's Ford March 17. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 8. Stoneman's Raid April 29-May 8. Brandy Station April 29. Raccoon Ford April 30 (Detachment). Brandy Station and Beverly Ford June 9. Expedition from Point Lookout, Md., to Pope's Creek June 11-21 (Detachment). Middleburg June 19. Upperville June 21. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3. Williamsport, Md., July 6. Boonesboro July 8. Benevola or Beaver Creek July 9. At and near Funkstown July 10-13. Falling Waters July 14. Manassas Gap, Va.. July 21-22. Wapping Heights July 23. Kelly's Ford July 31-August 1. Brandy Station August 1-4. Advance from the Rappahannock to the Rapidan September 13-17. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Manassas Junction October 17. Bristoe Station October 18. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7, 1864. Barnett's Ford February 6-7. Custer's Raid in Albemarle County February 28-March 1. Charlottesville February 29. Stannardsville near Taylortown February 29. Stannardsville March 1. Rapidan Campaign May 4-June 12. Wilderness May 5-7. Todd's Tavern May 7-8. Sheridan's Raid to James River May 9-24. Davenport Bridge, North Anna River, May 10. Ground Squirrel Church and Yellow Tavern May 11. Mechanicsville May 12. Line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Hanovertown Ferry and Hanovertown May 27. Haw's Shop May 28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Old Church and Mattadequin Creek May 30. Cold Harbor May 31-June 1. Sheridan's Trevillian Raid June 7-24. Trevillian Station June 11-12. Mallory's Cross Roads June 12. Black Creek or Tunstall Station and White House or St. Peter's Church June 21. Jones' Bridge June 23. (Expedition from Point Lookout to Pope's Creek June 11-21, Detachment.) Siege of Petersburg until August. Deep Bottom July 27-28. Malvern Hill July 28. Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August 7-November 28. Near Newtown August 11. Near Strasburg August 14. Near Kearneysville August 25. Locke's Ford, Opequan Creek, September 13. Sevier's Ford, Opequan Creek, September 15. Battle of Opequan, Winchester, September 19 Fisher's Hill September 21. Milford September 22. Front Royal September 23. Luray Valley September 24. Port Republic September 26-27. Rockfish Gap September 28. Mt. Crawford October 2. Tom's Brook, Woodstock Races, October 8-9. Expedition into Surrey County October 16-18. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. Near Kernstown November 11. Expedition into Loudoun and Fauquier Counties November 28-December 3. Expedition from Winchester to near Gordonsville December 19-28. Liberty Mills December 22. Near Gordonsville December 23. Sheridan's Raid from Winchester February 27-March 25, 1865. Occupation of Staunton March 2. Action at Waynesboro March 2. Duguidsville March 8, Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Dinwiddie Court House March 30-31. Five Forks April 1. Scott's Cross Roads April 2. Tabernacle Church or Beaver Pond Creek April 4. Amelia Springs April 4-5. Sailor's Creek April 6. Appomattox Station April 8. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. Expedition to Danville April 23-29. March to Washington, D.C., May. Grand Review May 23.

Regiment lost during service 7 Officers and 60 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 90 Enlisted men by disease. Total 159.

6th Regiment Cavalry

Organized by direction of the President May 4, 1861, and confirmed by Act of Congress July 29, 1861. Regiment organized at Pittsburg, Pa. Moved to Washington, D.C., October 12, 1861. Attached to Stoneman's Cavalry Command, Army Potomac, to March, 1862. Emery's Brigade, Cavalry Reserve, Army Potomac, to July, 1862. 1st Brigade, Cavalry Division, Army Potomac, to September, 1862. 1st Brigade, Pleasanton's Cavalry Division, Army Potomac, to October, 1862. 2nd Brigade, Pleasanton's Cavalry Division, Army Potomac, to February, 1863. Reserve Brigade, 1st Division, Cavalry Corps, Army Potomac, to August, 1864. 3rd (Reserve) Brigade, 1st Division, Cavalry Corps, Army Shenandoah, Middle Military Division, to March, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, Cavalry Corps, Army Potomac, to June 1865. Frederick, Md., 8th Army Corps, Middle Dept., to October, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C., until March, 1862. Advance on Manassas, Va., March 10-15. Reconnaissance to Cedar Run March 14-16. Moved to Virginia Peninsula March 27-30. Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4. Cheese Cake Church May 4. Slatersville May 9. New Kent Court House May 11. New Bridge May 20. Mechanicsville May 24, Hanover Court House May 27. Operations about Hanover Court House May 27-29. Destruction of bridges, South Anna River, May 28-29. Expedition to Wormsley Ferry June 2. Operations against Stuart June 13-15. Ashland June 16. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Operations about White House June 26-July 2. Black Creek June 26. Malvern Hill August 5. Movement to Alexandria August 15-26. Maryland Campaign September 6. 22. Fall's Church September 5. Sugar Loaf Mountain near Frederick, September 10-11. Petersville September 15. Antietam September 16-17. Shepherdstown Ford September 19-20. Charlestown September 28. Hillsboro September 29. Reconnaissance from Harper's Ferry to Leesburg October 1-2. Waterford October 1. Charlestown October 6. Reconnaissance to Charlestown October 16-17. Charlestown October 16. Philomont November 1. Union November 2-3. Upperville and Bloomfield November 2-3. Ashby's Gap November 3. Markham Station November 4. Barbee's Cross Roads, Chester Gap and Markham November 5-6. Amissville November 7-8. Little Washington November 8. Newby's Cross Roads November 9. Corbin's Cross Roads, near Amissville, November 10. Sulphur Springs November 17. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 8, 1863. Stoneman's Raid April 29-May 8. Stevensburg April 29. Brandy Station and Beverly Ford June 9. Middleburg June 19. Upperville June 21. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3. Williamsport, Md., July 6. Funkstown July 7. Boonesboro July 8. Benevola or Beaver Creek July 9. At and near Funkstown July 10-13. Falling Waters July 14. Manassas Gap, Va., July 21-22. Wapping Heights July 23. Kelly's Ford July 31-August 1. Brandy Station August 1-4. Advance from the Rappahannock to the Rapidan September 13-17. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Brandy Station October 11. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7, 1864. Barnett's Ford February 6-7. Rapidan Campaign May 4-June 12. Wilderness May 5-7. Todd's Tavern May 7-8. Sheridan's Raid to James River May 9-24. Ground Squirrel Church and Yellow Tavern May 11. Richmond fortifications May 12. Line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Hanovertown Ferry and Hanovertown May 27. Haw's Shop May 28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Old Church and Mattadequin Creek May 30. Cold Harbor May 31-June 1. Sheridan's Trevillian Raid June 7-24. Trevillian Station June 11-12. Mallory's Cross Roads June 12. Black Creek or Tunstall Station and White House or St. Peter's Church June 21. Siege of Petersburg until August. Deep Bottom July 27-28. Malvern Hill July 28. Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August 7-November 28. Sevier's Ford, Opequan Creek, September 15. Battle of Opequan, Winchester, September 19. Fisher's Hill September 21-22. Luray Valley September 24. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. Raid from near Winchester to Gordonsville December 19-28. Sheridan's Raid from Winchester February 27-March 25, 1865. Occupation of Staunton March 2. Action at Waynesboro March 2. Duguidsville March 8. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Dinwiddie Court House March 30-31. Five Forks April 1. Scott's Cross Roads April 2. Tabernacle Church or Beaver Pond Creek April 4. Amelia Springs April 4-5. Sailor's Creek April 6. Appomattox Station April 8. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. Expedition to Danville April 23-29. March to Washington, D.C., May. Grand Review May 23. At Frederick, Md., until October.

Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 50 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 106 Enlisted men by disease. Total 159.

 

 

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

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