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3rd Illinois Cavalry Consolidated
in the American Civil War
3rd Illinois Cavalry
Consolidated Soldier Roster - Report of the Adjutant
General of the State of Illinois, Volume 7, Revised by Brigadier General J.N.
Reece, Adjutant General, 1900
|Third (Consolidated) Illinois Cavalry. — Col., Robert
H. Carnahan; Lieut. - Cols., Robert H. Carnahan, James H. O'Connor; Majs.,
Louis D. Hubbard, James H. O'Connor, Andrew B. Kirkbridge, Jesse W. Bice.
On Sept. 27, 1864, the regiment, as reorganized, left Memphis and
crossed the Tennessee river at Clifton, where it confronted Hood's army.
Then it fell back and took part in the battles of Lawrenceburg, Spring
Hill, Campbellsville and Franklin. On Dec. 15, at Nashville, it was on
the extreme right of the 1st brigade, 5th division, when the Confederate
left was turned, and was the first to enter the enemy's works. In Jan.,
1865, the enemy having been driven across the Tennessee, the cavalry
encamped at Gravelly springs, Ala., and in February moved to Eastport,
Miss. In May it returned to St. Louis, and from there went to St. Paul,
Minn. On July 4 it started on an Indian expedition over the plains of
Minnesota and Dakota, going north to the British possessions, and
returning by way of Devil's Lake and Fort Berthold; thence to Fort
Snelling, arriving on Oct. 1, and reaching Springfield, Ill., on Oct.
18, 1865, where it was mustered out — the last act in the drama of the
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 3