The 12th Illinois Cavalry Regiment lost 38 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 4 officers and 192 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.
A monument at Gettysburg honors the regiment.
Captain Gilmore's Company of Cavalry, Company A, 32nd Illinois, organized at Camp Butler and assigned as Company F
Companies A, B, C, D, E and G organized at Springfield, Ill., and mustered in
February - June
Duty at Camp Butler, Ill., guarding prisoners
Ordered to Martinsburg, W. Va.; Attached to District of Martinsburg, W. Va.; Duty at Martinsburg, W. Va., and on the Upper Potomac
Near Martinsburg; Attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 12th Army Corps, Army Potomac
Defense of Harper's Ferry, W. Va.
Regiment cut its way out through enemy's lines from the Harper's Ferry siege
Hagerstown, Md.; Duty on Upper Potomac
McCoy's or Russell's Ferry and near Green Springs Furnace
Reconnaissance from Bolivar Heights to Rippon, W. Va.
At Falmouth, Va.
April 27 - May 8
April 29-May 8
Raid from Yorktown into Matthews County
March to Falmouth, Va., Brandy Station and Beverly Ford
Expedition from Yorktown to South Anna Bridge (Detachment)
South Anna Bridge (Detachment)
Battle of Gettysburg
The regiment had parts of five companies at Gettysburg and was combined with the 3rd Indiana Cavalry under the command of Colonel George H. Chapman. The combined regiments totaled 588 men and lost 4 killed, 10 wounded and 6 missing.
From the monument: "First line of battle July 1, 1863. Held until relieved by 1st Corps. One Squadron picketing ridge east of Marsh creek met enemy's left advance."
"Killed: Ferdinand Ushuer, Thos. G. Blanset, John Ellis, Gabriel B. Durham, Homer C. Stedman, "
"Regiment retired to ridge on left rear. With brigade fought dismounted, repulsing attacks of the enemy. Covered the withdrawal of line to Cemetery Hill, and in the evening took position on left flank of the army."
"july 2, 1863, Buford's Division retired toward Westminster"
Benevola or Beaver Creek
At and near Funkstown
July 31 - August 1
Near Fairfax Court House (Detachment)
Brandy Station and Culpeper Court House
Near Bristoe Station
Advance from the Rappahannock to the Rapidan
Culpeper Court House
Reconnaissance across the Rappahannock
Jack's Shop, Madison Court House
Raccoon and Morton's Fords
Moved to Chicago, Ill.
Companies K, L and M organized at Springfield, Ill.
Attached to District of St. Louis, Mo., Dept. of Missouri
Moved to St. Louis, Mo.
Attached to 1st Brigade, Cavalry Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf
March 15 - April 1
Moved to New Orleans, La.
Moved to Red River
Arrived at Alexandria
April 28-May 5-8
Actions at Alexandria
Bayou Teche, La.
Avoyelle's or Marksville Prairie
Arrived at New Orleans, La.; District of LaFourche, Dept. of the Gulf
Moved to Napoleonville, engaged in picketing and scouting
Near Napoleonville (Co. L)
Attached to 4th Brigade, Cavalry Division, Dept. of the Gulf,
then 3rd Brigade, Cavalry Division, Dept. of the Gulf
Expedition from Paincoursville to Natchez, Miss. with skirmish (Cos. I, L)
Expedition to Grand Lake, Grand River and Lake Natchez
Expedition from Napoleonville to Grand River and Bayou Pigeon
Moved to Baton Rouge, La., and duty there
November 27 - December 13
Davidson's Expedition against Mobile and Ohio R. R.
Expedition from Baton Rouge to Clinton
Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., thence to Memphis, Tenn., and to Gaines' Landing, Ark.
January 27 -
Osban's Expedition through Southern Arkansas and Northern Louisiana;
Attached to 2nd Brigade, Cavalry Division, District of West Tennessee; Duty near Memphis, Tenn.
Expedition from Memphis, Tenn., into Northern Mississippi
Moved to Alexandria, La.
Dept. of Texas
Marched to Hempstead, Texas
Duty in Eastern Texas