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Indiana 1st Cavalry (Union)

20 Aug 1861

Indiana 1st Cavalry organized.

13 Dec 1862

Participated in the Battle of Fredericksburg at Fredericksburg, Virginia.

The Battle of Fredericksburg
The Battle of Fredericksburg

In early November, Maj. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside took command of the Army of the Potomac, and made immediate plans to move the army once again toward Richmond. Read More

16 May 1863

Assigned to the Regiment led by Lieutenant James L. Carey.

Lieutenant James L. Carey

16 May 1863

Assigned to the Division led by Brigadier General Alvin P. Hovey.

Brigadier General Alvin P. Hovey

16 May 1863

Participated in the Battle of Champion Hill at Hinds Co, MS.

The Battle of Champion Hill
The Battle of Champion Hill

The Battle of Champion Hill was the largest and bloodiest action of Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant’s Vicksburg Campaign. Read More

01 Jul 1863

Participated in the Battle of Gettysburg at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

The Battle of Gettysburg
The Battle of Gettysburg

In the summer of 1863, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee launched his second invasion of the Northern states. Lee sought to capitalize on recent Confederate victories and defeat the Union army on Northern soil, which he hoped would force the Lincoln administration to negotiate for peace. Lee also sought to take the war out of the ravaged Virginia farmland and gather supplies for his Army of Northern Virginia. Using the Shenandoah Valley as cover for his army, Lee was pursued first by Union Maj. Gen. Joseph Ho… Read More

04 Jul 1863

Assigned to the Regiment led by Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Pace.

Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Pace

04 Jul 1863

Assigned to the Brigade led by Colonel Powell Clayton.

04 Jul 1863

Participated in the Battle of Helena at Helena-West Helena, AR.

The Battle of Helena
The Battle of Helena

Lt. Gen. Theophilus Holmes, Confederate commander in Arkansas, sought to relieve Union pressure on Vicksburg, Mississippi as the army of Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant besieged that strategic city. Holmes won approval for a plan to assault the Union-held river town of Helena, Arkansas, 170 miles north of Vicksburg, with a combined force of about 7,600 men. About 4,000 Union soldiers were in Helena under the command of Maj. Gen. Benjamin Prentiss. Four artillery batteries defended the town, surrounded on the la… Read More

25 Oct 1863

Participated in the Battle of Pine Bluff at Jefferson County, Arkansas.

31 May 1865

Indiana 1st Cavalry mustered out.