UNION RHODE ISLAND VOLUNTEERS
3rd Regiment, Rhode Island Cavalry
Organized at Providence September 12, 1863. 1st Battalion
moved to New Orleans, La., December 31, 1863, to January 14,
1864. Attached to Defences of New Orleans, Dept. Gulf, to March,
1864. 5th Brigade, Cavalry Division, Dept. of the Gulf, to June,
1864. Defences of New Orleans, La., to October, 1864. District
of LaFourche, Dept. Gulf, to November, 1865.
- Red River Campaign March 10-May 22, 1864. Advance to
Alexandria March 14-26. Monett's Ferry and Cloutiersville March
29-30. Natchitoches March 31. Campti April 4. Sabine Cross Roads April 8. Pleasant Hill April 9.
Natchitoches April 19. (Cos. "E," "F" and "L" moved to join
Regiment at Alexandria April 20-22.) Action at Tunica Bend April
21. About Cloutiersville April 22-24. Monett's Ferry or Cane River
Crossing April 23. Gov. Moore's Plantation May 1-2. Alexandria
May 11-12. Retreat from Alexandria to Morganza May 13-20.
Natchitoches May 14. Mansura May 16. Near
Moreauville May 17. Yellow
Bayou May 18. Near Morganza May 24. Reached Fort Banks,
opposite New Orleans, June 2. Companies "G" and "H" reported at
New Orleans May 8 and joined Regiment at Greenville June 10.
Regiment dismounted June 22, and duty as Infantry in the Defences
of New Orleans till September. Remounted September 20. Assigned
to duty in the District of LaFourche at Donaldsonville,
Napoleonville, Thibodeaux, Camp Parapet, Plaquemine, Houma,
Hermitage Plantation and other points in Louisiana, scouting and
patrol duty and operating against guerrillas. till November,
1865. Action at Napoleonville November 1, 1864, and at Doyall's
Plantation November 29, 1864 (Detachment). Expedition from
Brashear City to Whiskey Bayou January 16-18, 1865 (Cos. "B," "I"
and "K"). Expedition from Napoleonville to Grand River January
18-19 (Detachment). Scout from Donaldsonville January 19-20
(Detachment). Skirmish, Thompson's Plantation, January 23.
Scouts from Bayou Goula to Grand River January 29-February 7.
Skirmish, Richland Plantation, January 30. Expedition from
Thibodeaux to Lake Verret and Bayou Planton January 30-31 (Co.
"H"). Near Lake Verret January 30. Skirmish, Kittredge's Sugar
House, near Napoleon, February 10. Expedition from
Donaldsonville to Grand Bayou and Bayou Goula February 14-18.
Skirmish, Martin's Lane, February 15 (Cos. "D," "F" and "K").
Expedition from Plaquemine to the Park February 17-22
(Detachment). Expedition from the Hermitage to the French
Settlement April 2-5 (Detachment). Expedition to Lake Verret,
Grand Bayou, etc., April 2-10. Expedition from Terre Bonne to
Pelton's Plantation and Grand Caillou April 19-25 (Co. "M").
Operations about Brashear City April 30-May 12. Bayou Goula May
9. Expedition from Bayou Boeuf to Bayou de Large May 25-27.
Affair, Bayou de Large, May 27. Mustered out November 29,
Lost during service 8 Enlisted men killed and 4 Officers and
135 Enlisted men by disease. Total 147.
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