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15th Illinois Cavalry
in the American Civil War
|Fifteenth Cavalry. — Cols., Warren Stewart, George A.
Bacon; Lieut.-Cols., George A. Bacon, Franklin T. Gilbert; Majs., Warren
Stewart, Franklin T. Gilbert, James Grant Wilson, Eagleton Carmichael,
Samuel B. Stewart, Samuel B. Sherer. The companies that composed this
regiment were independent companies attached to infantry regiments and
acted as such. In the spring of 1862 they moved with the army from Cairo
up the Tennessee river to Fort Henry and later participated in the
battle of Shiloh. In the spring of 1863 the companies were organized as
the 15th regiment and during the following year did post duty and severe
scouting. By expiration of term of service it was mustered out Aug. 25,
1864, and the recruits who were enlisted in 1862 were consolidated with
the 10th Ill. cavalry.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 3