Battle Unit Details

UNION REGULAR ARMY

3rd Regiment, US Cavalry (Regular Army)

Overview:
In New Mexico at outbreak of the Rebellion and duty there till September, 1862. Action at Mesilla July 25, 1861 (Cos. "B," "F"). Evacuation of Fort Fillmore July 26. San Augustine Springs July 27 (Cos. "B," "F," "I"). Near Fort Thorn September 26 (Cos. "C," "G," "K"). Battle of Valverde February 21, 1862 (Cos. "C", "D","G","I" and "K"). Comanche Canon March 3 (Cos. "C," "K"). Evacuation of Albuquerque and Santa Fe March 2-4 (Co. "E"). Apache Canon March 26 (Co. "C"). Glorietta or Pigeon Ranch March 28 (Co. "E"). Albuquerque April 9. Pursuit of Confederate forces April 13-22. Peralta April 15 (Cos. "D," "E," "G," "I," "K"). Parejie May 21. Near Fort Craig May 23. Operations in New Mexico till September. Moved from Fort Union to Jefferson Barracks, Mo., September 30-November 23 (1280 miles). Moved to Memphis, Tenn., December, 1862. Attached to District of Memphis, Tenn., 16th Army Corps, Dept. Tenn., to March, 1863. Unattached, District Memphis, 16th Corps, to May, 1863. 2nd Brigade, District of Memphis, 16th Corps, to October, 1863. Unattached, 15th Army Corps, Army Tennessee, to March, 1864. St. Louis, Mo., Dept. Missouri, to May, 1864. Unattached, 7th Army Corps, Dept. Arkansas, to September, 1864. 2nd Brigade, Cavalry Division, 7th Army Corps, to February, 1865. Little Rock, Ark., 7th Corps, to July, 1865. Dept. of Arkansas to April, 1866.

Service:
-Duty in District of Memphis, Tenn., till October, 1863. Left Memphis for Corinth, Miss., October 8, thence moved to Cherokee, Ala. Operations on Memphis & Charleston Railroad in Alabama October 20-29. Barton Station, Cane Creek and Dickson's Station October 20. Cherokee Station October 21. Cane Creek October 26. Bear Creek, Tuscumbia, October 27. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. March to relief of Knoxville, Tenn., November 28-December 6. Near Loudon December 2 (Detachment). Expedition to Murphey. N. C., December 6-11 (Detachment). Moved to Huntsville, Ala., December 12-29, and duty there till March, 1864. Moved to St. Louis, Mo., March 6-7, thence to Devall's Bluff, Ark., May 20-26, and to Little Rock, Ark., June 4-9. Duty in the Dept. of Arkansas till April, 1866. Expedition from Little Rock to Little Red River August 6-16, 1864. Expedition from Little Rock to Fort Smith, Ark., September 25-October 13 (Detachment). Reconnoissance from Little Rock toward Monticello and Mt. Elba October 4-11. Reconnoissance from Little Rock to Princeton October 19-23. Expedition from Little Rock to Irving Station October 26-28. Expedition from Little Rock to Saline River November 17-18 (Detachment). Expedition from Little Rock to Benton November 27-30. Duty at Little Rock and other points in Arkansas till April, 1866.

Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 30 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 105 Enlisted men by disease. Total 140.
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