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10th Illinois Cavalry Reorganized
in the American Civil War
|Tenth (Reorganized) Cavalry. — Col., James Stuart;
Lieut. -Col., Eagleton Carmichael; Majs., Thomas D. Vredenburgh, George
A. Willis, William A. Chapin. The reorganized regiment being ordered to
New Orleans, La., left Brownsville, Ark., March 16, 1865, and took boats
at Devall's Bluff for Greenville, La. While at the latter place the
Confederate ram Webb passed New Orleans in its endeavor to get to sea,
but finding this impossible she was run ashore about 10 miles below the
city, where her crew, attempting escape in the swamps, was with one
exception captured by a detachment from the regiment which was sent in
pursuit. On Nov. 22, 1865, the regiment was mustered out and sent north
via Galveston and New Orleans, reaching Camp Butler Jan. 1, 1866.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 3