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1st Regiment, Kansas Infantry

Organized at Camp Lincoln, Fort Leavenworth, May 20 to June 3, 1861. Moved to Wyandotte, thence to Kansas City and Clinton, Mo., to join General Lyon, June 7-July 13, 1861. Attached to Dietzler's Brigade, Lyon's Army of the West. Advance on Springfield July. Action at Dug Springs August 2. At Springfield, Mo., till August 7. Battle of Wilson's Creek August 10. March to Rolia, Mo., August 11-22, thence to St. Louis, Mo., and duty on the Hannibal & St. Joseph Railroad till October. Attached to Dept. of Missouri to February, 1862. Dept. of Kansas to June, 1862. District of Columbus, Ky., Dept. Tennessee, to September, 1862. 1st Brigade, 6th Division, District of Corinth, Dept. Tennessee, to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 6th Division, Left Wing 13th Army Corps, Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. 1st Brigade, 6th Division, 16th Army Corps, Army Tennessee, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 6th Division, 17th Army Corps, to July, 1863. District of Vicksburg, Miss., to September, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 17th Army Corps, to August, 1864. Unattached, 2nd Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to December, 1864. District of Eastern Arkansas, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Arkansas, to January, 1865. Dept. Headquarters, Dept. of Arkansas, to August, 1865.

Duty at Tipton, Mo., October, 1861, to January, 1862. Expedition to Milford, Mo., December 15-19, 1861. Shawnee Mound, Milford, December 18. At Lexington till February, 1862. Moved to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. New Mexico Expedition April and May. Ordered to Columbus, Ky., and duty guarding Mobile & Ohio Railroad. Headquarters at Trenton, Tenn., till September. Moved to Jackson, Tenn., and duty there till November. Brownsburg September 4. Trenton September 17. March to relief of Corinth, Miss., October 3-5. Pursuit to Ripley October 5-12. Actions at Chewalla and Big Hill October 5. Moved to Grand Junction November 2. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign. Operations on the Mississippi Central Railroad to the Yocknapatalfa River November, 1862, to January. 1863. Moved to Moscow, thence to Memphis, Tenn., and to Young's Point, La., January 17, 1863. Regiment mounted February 1, 1863. Moved to Lake Providence February 8, and provost duty there till July. Actions at Old River, Hood's Lane, Black Bayou and near Lake Providence February 10. Pin Hook and Caledonia, Bayou Macon, May 10. Expedition to Mechanicsburg May 26-June 4. Repulse of attack on Providence June 9. Baxter's Bayou and Lake Providence June 10. Bayou Macon June 10. Richmond June 16. Lake Providence June 29. Moved to Natchez July 12-13, and duty there till October. Expedition to Harrisonburg, La., September 1-8. Cross Bayou September 14. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., October, and duty at Big Black and near Haynes' Bluff till June, 1864. Big Black River October 8, 1863. Scout from Bovina Station to Baldwyn's Ferry November 1. Scout to Baldwyn's Ferry January 14, 1864. Expedition up Yazoo River April 19-23. McArthur's Expedition to Yazoo City May 4-21. Benton May 7-9. Luce's Plantation May 13. Non-Veterans ordered to Fort Leavenworth, Kans., June 1, 1864. Attacked near Columbus, Ky., June 2. Mustered out June 19, 1864. Veterans on duty in District of Vicksburg, Miss., till August, 1864. Ordered to Morganza, La., July 29. Operations in vicinity of Morganza September 16-25. Near Alexandria September 20. Atchatalaya October 5. Ordered to White River, Ark., October 7, thence to Little Rock, Ark., December 7. Duty there as Headquarters Guard and escort, Dept. of Arkansas, till August, 1865. Mustered out August 30, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 7 Officers and 120 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 122 Enlisted men by disease. Total 252.
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