UNION RHODE ISLAND VOLUNTEERS
2nd Regiment, Rhode Island Cavalry
Organized at Providence November 21, 1862. Ordered to New
Orleans, La., and duty there till March, 1863. Attached to 1st
Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to July, 1863.
Cavalry Brigade, 19th Army Corps, to August, 1863.
- Moved to Baton Rouge, La., March 6-7, 1863.
Operations against Port Hudson March 7-27. Moved to Algiers,
thence to Berwick April 1-9. Operations in Western Louisiana
April 9-May 14. Teche Campaign April 11-20. Franklin April 14.
Near Washington May 1. Expedition from Opelousas to Alexandria
and Simsport May 5-18. Operations about Monett's Plantation and
on Bayou Sara Road May 18-19. Moved to Bayou Sara, thence to
Port Hudson May 22-25. Siege of Port Hudson May 25-July 9.
Jackson Cross Roads June 20. Springfield Landing July 2.
Surrender of Port Hudson July 9. Consolidated to a Battalion of
4 Companies August 24, 1863, and transferred to 1st Louisiana
Cavalry August 24, 1863. Camp Hubbard, Thibodeaux, August 29-30.
Again transferred to 3rd Rhode Island Cavalry January 14, 1864.
Regiment lost during service 4 Enlisted men killed and 31 by
disease. Total 35.
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