Battle Unit Details

UNION INDIANA VOLUNTEERS

8th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry

Overview:
Organized at Indianapolis, Ind., as 39th Regiment Infantry, August 29, 1861. Ordered to Kentucky and duty at Muldraugh's Hill, Camp Nevin, Nolin Creek and Green River till February, 1862. Attached to Wood's Brigade, McCook's Command, at Nolin, Army of the Ohio, October-November, 1861. 6th Brigade, Army of the Ohio, to December, 1861. 6th Brigade, 2nd Division, Army of the Ohio, to September, 1862. 6th Brigade, 2nd Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Right Wing 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to April, 1863. Unassigned Cavalry Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. Designation changed to 8th Cavalry October 15, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to April, 1864. 2nd Brigade, Kilpatrick's 3rd Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Wilson's Cavalry Corps, Military Division Mississippi, to November, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, Cavalry Corps, Military Division Mississippi, to July, 1865.

Service:
Action at Upton's Hill, Ky., October 12, 1861. March to Bowling Green, Ky.; thence to Nashville, Tenn., February 14-March 2, 1862. March to Savannah, Tenn., March 16-April 6. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Pursuit to Booneville May 31-June 6. Buell's Campaign in Northern Alabama and Middle Tennessee June to August. March to Nashville, Tenn.; thence to Louisville, Ky., in pursuit of Bragg August 20-September 26. Pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky October 1-15. Dog Walk October 8-9. March to Bowling Green, Ky.; thence to Nashville, Tenn., October 16-November 7, and duty there till December 26. Advance on Murfreesboro December 26-30. Battle of Stone's River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. Duty at Murfreesboro till April. Reconnoissance to Middleton March 6-7. Christiana and Middleton March 6. Regiment mounted and changed to mounted infantry April, 1863. Expedition to Middleton May 21-22. Middleton May 22. Shelbyville Pike June 4. Operations on Eaglesvllle Pike June 4. Near Murfreesboro June 6. Middle Tennessee (or Tullahoma) Campaign June 22-July 7. Christiana June 24. Liberty Gap June 24-27. Tullahoma June 29-30. Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 16. Passage of Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Davis Ford, Chickamauga Creek, September 17. Battle of Chickamauga September 19-20. Mission Ridge September 22. Shallow Ford Road September 22. Companies "L" and "M" join September, 1863. Expedition to East Tennessee after Champ Ferguson September-October. Designation changed from 39th Infantry to 8th Cavalry October 15, 1863. Courier duty between Chattanooga, Tenn., and Ringgold, Ga., November-December. Operations about Sparta January 4-14, 1864. Mill Creek Gap February 25. Leet's Tan Yard March 5. Near Nickajack Gap March 9. Regiment Veteranize February 22, and Veterans on furlough April-May. Atlanta Campaign July to September. Rousseau's Raid July 10-22, 1864. Ten Island Ford, Coosa River, Ala., July 14. Near Greenpolnt July 14. Chehaw Station and Notasulga July 18. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. McCook's Raid to Atlanta & West Point R. R. July 27-31. Lovejoy Station July 29. Clear Creek and near Newnan July 30. Dalton August 14-15. Sandtown August 15. Fairburn August 15. Kilpatrick's Raid around Atlanta August 18-22. Camp Creek August 18. Jonesboro August 19-20. Lovejoy Station August 20. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Camp Creek and Flint River Station August 30. Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Campbellton September 10. Operations against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama September 29-November 3. Van Wert October 9-10. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Jonesboro November 15. Lovejoy Station November 16. Griswoldsvllle November 22. Milledgeville November 23. Sylvan Grove November 27. Waynesborough November 27-28. Near Waynesborough November 28. Buckhead Creek November 28 (Cos. "E," "G"). Buckhead Creek (or Reynolds' Plantation) November 28. Near Louisville November 29. Millen Grove December 1. Waynesboro December 4. Near Springfield December 10. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Blackville, S. C., February 7. Williston February 8. Johnson's Station February 10-11. Aiken February 11. Philllp's Cross Roads, N. C., March 4. Taylor's Hole Creek, Averysboro, March 16. Battle of Bentonville March 19-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 9-13. Raleigh April 13. Morristown April 13. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. Duty in the Dept. of North Carolina till July. Mustered out July 20, 1865. Dismounted detachment left in Tennessee. Action at Pulaski September 26-27, 1864. Sparta November 29. Franklin November 30. Nashville December 15-16. Pulaski December 25-26.

Regiment lost during service 9 Officers and 138 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 250 Enlisted men by disease. Total 398.

Predecessor units:

INDIANA VOLUNTEERS.

3rd REGIMENT CAVALRY, LEFT WING.

Companies "G," "H," "I" and "K," Left Wing, organized at Madison, Ind., October 1, 1861. Never joined Regiment. Company "L" organized October, 1862. Joined Left Wing in East Tennessee. Company "M" organized December 11, 1862. Joined Left Wing in East Tennessee. Left Wing moved to Kentucky October, 1861. Company "G" attached to 1st Division, Army of the Ohio, to June, 1862. Company "H" to 2nd Division, Army of the Ohio, to June, 1862. Company "I" to 4th Division, Army of the Ohio, to June, 1862, and Company "K" to Dumoat's Independent Brigade, Army of the Ohio, to June, 1862. Cavalry Brigade, Army of the Ohio, to September, 1862. Cavalry, 1st Corps, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. Cavalry, Right Wing, 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Cavalry Division, Army of the Cumberlaad, to April, 1864. 1st Brigade, Kilpatrick's 3rd Cavalry Division, Army of the Cumberland, to November, 1864, and 2ad Brigade, Kilpatrick's 3rd Division, Cavalry Corps, Military Division Mississippi, to December, 1864.

Service:
Duty at Camp Wlckllffe, Ky., till February, 1862. Advance on Nashville, Tenn., February 10-March 2. March to Savannah, Tenn., March 16-April 6. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Pursuit to Booaeville May 30-June 12. Shelbyville June 21. Sparta, Tenn., June 28. Buell's Campaign in North Alabama and Middle Tennessee June to August. (Co. "K" Garrison at Nashville and scout duty till August. Dumoat's Expedition over Cumberland Mountains, June.) March to Louisville, Ky., in pursuit of Bragg August 21-September 26. Pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky October 1-22. March to Nashville, Tenn., and duty there till December 26. (Cos. "L" and "M" on duty at Indianapolis, lad., till December, 1863; then joined in East Tennessee.) Reconnoissance to Lavergne November 26-27. Lavergae, Scrougesville November 27. Kimbrough's Mills, Mill Creek, December 6. Near Nashville December 23. Advance on Murfreesboro December 26-30. Triune and Nolensville December 27. Battle of Stone's River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. Lytle's Creek and Manchester Pike January 5. Expedition to Auburn, Liberty and Alexandria February 3-5. Chrlstiana and Middleton March 6. Methodist Church, Shelbyvllle Pike, March 6. Mlddleton March 7. Franklin April 10. Shelbyville Pike April 23. Expedition to Middleton May 21-22. Middleton May 21-22. Near Murfreesboro June 3. Scout on Middleton and Eaglesville Pike June 10. Scout on Manchester Pike June 13. Expedition to Lebanon June 15-17. Lebanon June 16. Middle Tennessee (or Tullahoma) Campaign June 23-July 7. Guy's Gap, Fosterville and Shelbyville June 27. University Depot July 4. Expedition to Huntsville July 13-22. Reconnolssance to Rock Island Ferry August 4-5. Sparta August 9. Calf Killer River August 17. March over Cumberland Mountains, passage of Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 17-September 22. Reed's Bridge September 18. Battle of Chickamauga September 19-21. Rossville Gap September 21. Operations against Wheeler and Roddy September 30-October 17. Cottonport September 30. McMinnville October 4. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. March to Relief of Knoxville, Tenn., November 28-December 8. Kingston December 4. Campaign in East Tennessee December, 1863, to April, 1864. Expedition from Marysvllle up Little Tennessee River January 11-12, 1864. Somerville Road, near Knoxville, February 20. Chucky Bend March 12. Bent Creek and Spring Hill March 13. Bull's Gap March 15. Near Greenville April 15. Rheatown April 16. Expedition from Bull's Gap to Watauga River April 25-27. Watauga Bridge April 25-26. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May to September. Lee's Cross Roads and near Ringgold Gap May 2. Demonstrations on Resaca May 8-13. Near Resaca May 13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Advance on Dallas May 18-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Calhoun June 10. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. On line of the Chattahoochie River July 5-18. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Sandtown and Fairburn August 15. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Fairburn August 27-28. Flint River Station August 30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Operations against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama September 29-November 3. Camp Creek September 30. Van Wert October 9-10 and 14. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Transferred to 8th Indiana Cavalry December, 1864.

Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 62 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 130 Enlisted men by disease. Total 194.

INDIANA VOLUNTEERS

39th REGIMENT INFANTRY.

See 8th Regiment Cavalry for service.

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