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4th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry


Organized at Indianapolis, Ind., and mustered in August 22, 1862. 4 Companies ordered to Henderson, Ky. Regiment to Louisville, Ky. Served Unattached Army of Kentucky, Dept. of the Ohio, to November, 1862. District of Western Kentucky, Dept. of the Ohio, to March, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division Cavalry Corps, Military Division Mississippi, to June, 1865. (Co. "C" served detached at Headquarters of Gen. A. J. Smith, October, 1862, to August, 1863.) Cavalry Brigade, 13th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to September, 1863. 2nd Brigade, Cavalry Division, Dept. of the Gulf, to November, 1863. 3rd Brigade, Cavalry Division, Dept. of the Gulf, to January, 1864. 1st Brigade, Cavalry Division, Dept. of the Gulf, to June, 1864. Unattached Dept. of the Gulf to September, 1864.

Actions at Madisonville, Ky., August 25 and September 5, 1862 (4 Companies). Lebanon Junction, Ky., September 21. Floyd's Forks October 1. Bardstown Pike, near Mt. Washington, Ky., October 1. Madisonville October 5. Duty in Western Kentucky till January, 1863. Operations against Morgan December 22, 1862, to January 2, 1863. Bear Wallow December 23. Munfordsville December 25. Burksville Road, near Green's Chapel, December 25. Ordered to Murfreesboro, Tenn., January, 1863. Near Murfreesboro January 21. Expedition to Auburn, Liberty and Alexandria February 3-5. Franklin April 10. Triune June 9 and 11. Middle Tennessee (or Tullahoma) Campaign June 23-July 7. Eaglesville and Rover June 23. Middleton June 24. Guy's Gap, Fosterville and Shelbyville June 27. Bethpage Bridge, Elk River, July 1. Expedition to Huntsville July 13-22. Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Reconnoissance toward Rome, Ga., September 11. Alpine September 12. Dirt Town, Lafayette road, near Chattooga River September 13. Reconnoissance from Lee and Gordon's Mills toward Lafayette, and Skirmish, September 13. Near Summervllle September 13. Near Stevens' Gap September 18. Battle of Chickamauga September 19-21. Operations against Wheeler and Roddy September 29-October 17. Valley Road, near Jasper, October 2. Scout to Fayetteville October 29-November 2. Fayetteville November 1. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. March to relief of Knoxville November 28-December 8. Mossy Creek Station December 24. Peck's House, near New Market, December 24. Operations about Dandridge and Mossy Creek December 24-28. Mossy Creek December 26. Talbot's Station December 28. Mossy Creek, Talbot's Station, December 29. Near Mossy Creek January 11-12, 1864 (Detachment). Operations about Dandridge January 16-17, 1864. Bend of Chucky Road, near Dandridge, January 16. Dandridge January 17. Operations about Dandridge January 26-28. Fair Garden January 27. Swann's Island January 28. Reeonnoissance toward Seviersville February 1-2. Dandridge February 17. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May to September. Demonstrations on Dalton May 9-13. Tilton May 13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Advance on Dallas May 18-25. Stilesboro May 23. Burnt Hickory May 24. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Near Burned Church May 26 and May 30-June 1. Ackworth June 3-4. Big Shanty June 6. Ackworth June 10. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Allatoona June 15. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. On line of Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. McCook's Raid on Atlanta and West Point R. R. July 27-31. Campbellton July 28. Lovejoy Station July 29. Clear Creek and Newnan's July 30. Expedition to Jasper August 11-15. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Rousseau's pursuit of Wheeler September 24-October 18. Pulaski September 26-27. Operations against Hood till November. Ordered to Louisville, Ky., and duty there refitting till December. Pursuit of Lyons from Paris to Hopkinsville, Ky., December 6, 1864, to January 15, 1865. Action at Hopkinsville December 16, 1864. At Nashville, Tenn., till February, 1865, and at Waterloo, Ala., till March. Wilson's Raid to Macon, Ga., March 22-April 24. Centreville April 2. Selma April 2. Montgomery April 12. Columbus Road, near Tuskegee, April 14. Fort Tyler, West Point, April 16. Near Opelika April 16. Near Barnesville April 19. Capture of Macon April 20. Duty at Macon till May and at Nashville and Edgefield, Tenn., till June. Mustered out June 29, 1865.

Company "C" served detached from Regiment at Headquarters of Gen. A. J. Smith, Commanding 10th Division, 13th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, December, 1862, to August, 1863, participating in the following service: Movement to Memphis, Tenn., November, 1862. Sherman's Yazoo Expedition December 20, 1862, to January 3, 1863. Chlckasaw Bayou and Bluff December 26-29. Expedition to Arkansas Post, Ark., January 3-10, 1863. Capture of Fort Hindman, Arkansas Post, January 10-11. Reconnoissance to White River and St. Charles January 13, 1863. Moved to Young's Point, La., January 17. Duty there and at Milliken's Bend till April. Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25-30. Battle of Port Gibson May 1. Battle of Champion's Hill May 16. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., May 18-July 4. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 4-10. Near Baker's Creek July 7. Bolton's Depot and near Clinton July 8. Jackson July 9. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Brookhaven July 18. Moved to New Orleans, La., August. Western Louisiana Campaign October 3-November 30. Reconnoissance toward Opelousas October 20. Opelousas and Barre Landing October 21. Grand Coteau November 3. Duty in defences of New Orleans till September 1, 1864.

Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 25 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 5 Officers and 193 Enlisted men by disease. Total 226.

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