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3rd Illinois Cavalry Consolidated
in the American Civil War

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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       View Entire Book

Regimental History
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 3d cavalry.

Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing Company, 1908 - Volume 3

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