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2nd Regiment, New Jersey Cavalry

Organized at Camp Parker, Trenton, N. J., and mustered in August 15, 1863. Left State for Washington, D. C., October 5, 1863. Attached to Stoneman's Cavalry Division, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington, to December, 1863. District of Columbus, Ky., 6th Division, 16th Army Corps, Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1863. Waring's Cavalry Brigade, 16th Army Corps, to January, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, 16th Army Corps, to June, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Cavalry Corps, District of West Tennessee, to November, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 6th Division, Cavalry Corps, Military Division Mississippi, to December, 1864. 1st Brigade, Cavalry Division, District of West Tennessee, to February, 1865. 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Military Division West Mississippi, to April, 1865. 2nd Brigade, Cavalry Division, Dept. of the Gulf, to May, 1865. Dept. of Mississippi to November, 1865.

In camp near Alexandria, Va., till November 9, 1863. Scout to Annandale October 18 (Cos. "B," "C," "G" and "L"). Moved to Eastport, Miss., November 9-28; thence to Columbus, Ky., December 6. To Union City, Tenn., December 15. Garrison and scout duty at Paris, Tenn., December 23, 1863, to January 16, 1864. Moved to Union City January 16-20. Expedition from Union City to Trenton January 22-27. March from Union City to Memphis and Colliersville, Tenn., January 28-February 8. Smith's Expedition to Okolona, Miss., February 11-26. Aberdeen, Miss., February 19. Prairie Station February 20. West Point February 20-21. Okolona February 21-22. Ivy's Farm February 22. Tallahatchie River February 23. Operations against Forest in West Tennessee and Kentucky March 16-April 14. Near Memphis April 5. Raleigh April 10. Sturgis' Expedition to Ripley, Miss., April 30-May 9. Bolivar, Tenn., May 2. Holly Springs May 23. Sturgis' Expedition to Guntown June 1-13. Brice's Cross Roads or Tishamingo Creek, near Guntown, June 10. Ripley June 11. Duty on Memphis & Charleston Railroad between Moscow and LaGrange June 25-July 5. Expedition from Memphis to Grand Gulf, Miss., July 4-24 (Detachment). Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., July 5-6. Port Gibson July 14. Grand Gulf July 15-16. Smith's Expedition to Oxford, Miss., August 1-30. Hurricane Creek and Oxford August 9. Tallahatchie River August 14. Waterford August 19. Duty at Memphis, Tenn., August 31, 1864, to December 20, 1864. Hernando October 15. Yazoo City December 2. Chickasawba Bridge December 10. Grierson's Raid to destroy Mobile & Ohio Railroad December 20, 1864, to January 15, 1865. Verona December 25. Egypt Station December 28. Moved to Natchez, Miss., January 19, and duty there till March 4. Moved to New Orleans, La., and camp at Carrollton till April 5. Moved to Mobile, Ala., April 5. Spanish Fort April 8. Fort Blakely April. Expedition from Blakely, Ala., to Georgetown, Ga., April 17-30. Moved to Columbus, Miss., and duty there till June 7. Moved to Vicksburg June 7. Duty there and at Natchez, Port Gibson and Brookhaven till November. Mustered out at Vicksburg, Miss., November 1, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 48 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 190 Enlisted men by disease. Total 241.

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