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41st Indiana Regiment / 2nd Indiana Cavalry
in the American Civil War

Online Books:
41st Indiana Regiment / 2nd Indiana Cavalry Officer Roster - Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana, Volume 2, by W.H.H. Terrell, Adjutant General, Indiana, 1865 View Entire Book
41st Indiana Regiment / 2nd Indiana Cavalry Soldier Roster - Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana, Volume 5, by W.H.H. Terrell, Adjutant General, Indiana, 1866 View Entire Book
41st Indiana Regiment / 2nd Indiana Cavalry Reorganized Soldier Roster - Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana, Volume 5, by W.H.H. Terrell, Adjutant General, Indiana, 1866 View Entire Book

Regimental History
Forty-first Indiana Regiment — (2nd Indiana Cavalry). — Cols., John A. Bridgland, Robert N. Hudson, Edward M. McCook, James W. Stewart; Lieut. - Cols., Charles E. Morris, Edward M. McCook, Robert R. Stewart, Joseph B. Presdee; Majs., Edward M. McCook, Robert R. Stewart, Samuel Hill, Jehu C. Hannum, James Conner, Isaiah D. Walker, James W. Stewart, Joseph B. Presdee, David A. Briggs, John S. Edwards. This regiment was organzed at Indianapolis in Sept, 1861, being the first complete cavalry regiment raised in the state. It was mustered in Dec. 9 and left the state on the 16th for Louisville, going from there to Camp Wickliffe. It moved with Buell's army to the Tennessee, reaching the field at Shiloh after the battle. It was in a skirmish enroute for Corinth, was engaged at Pea Ridge in April, and participated in a reconnoisance in force a few days later, driving the enemy for 3 miles. It was actively engaged in the siege of Corinth, and after the evacuation moved with Buell's army into northern Alabama. It was engaged at Tuscumbia, was in the engagements at McMinnville and Gallatin in August, and moved into Kentucky in September in pursuit of Bragg, being engaged at Vinegar hill and Perryville. A detachment under command of Maj. Hill, recaptured a government train, killing 20 of the Confederate cavalry and capturing 200 prisoners. The regiment was on duty near Nashville during the winter af 1862-63 and from there proceeded to Kentucky, returning after a few months to Tennessee. It was engaged at Triune in June; was on railroad guard duty during the fall; moved into eastern Tennessee at the approach of winter; was in a sharp fight at Talbot's station in December and reenlisted on Jan. 10, 1864, at Mossy creek. It was engaged in numerous scouts and skirmishes during the winter, joined Sherman's army in May and accompanied it to Atlanta, being engaged at Varnell's station, Acworth, Newnan, and near Atlanta. After the occupation of Atlanta the non-veterans were mustered out and the veterans and recruits were consolidated into a battalion of four companies, under command of Maj. Hill on Sept. 14. This battalion was on duty in Kentucky in November and December and was transferred to the vicinity of Eastport, Ala., in Jan.. 1865. It participated in the raid through Alabama, being engaged at Scottsville and West Point, suffering severely. It was mustered out July 22, 1865. The original strength of the regiment was 1,039; gain by recruits, 301; reenlistments, 5; total, 1,345. Loss by death, 131; desertion, 47; unaccounted for, 273.

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

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