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Brief History

This Unit was organized at Indianapolis, Indiana, September 20, 1861, as 2nd Regiment, Indiana Cavalry. They mustered out July 12, 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee.[1]

For more information on the history of this unit, see:


Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.



  • Officer and Staff - see Roster
  • Company A - many men from Carroll County - see Roster on page 273
  • Company A - Reorganized Soldier - no cities or counties given - see Roster on page 297
  • Company B - no cities or counties given - see Roster on page 275
  • Company B - Reorganized Soldier - no cities or counties given - see Roster on page 297
  • Company C - many men from Wayne County - see Roster on page 277
  • Company C - Reorganized Soldier - no cities or counties given - see Roster on page 300
  • Company D - no cities or counties given - see Roster on page 279
  • Company D - Reorganized Soldier - no cities or counties given - see Roster on page 301
  • Company E - no cities or counties given - see Roster on page 280
  • Company F - some men from Wabash County - see Roster on page 282
  • Company G - many men from Clay County - see Roster on page 284
  • Company H -no cities or counties given - see Roster on page 286
  • Company I - many men from Sullivan County - see Roster on page 288   
  • Company K - men - from different counties - see Roster on page 289 
  • Company L - many men from Fayette County - see Roster on page 291
  • Company M - many men from Eikhart County - see Roster  on page 292 
  • unassiged recuits - see Roster on page 294
  • unassiged recuits from Reorganized Soldier - see Roster - on page 302


The list of companies with their counties and their rosters are on the 41th Regiment/ 2nd Indiana Cavalry on CIVIL WAR INDEX web site..

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Other Sources

WEBSITES

  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘Indiana in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
  • National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
  • Indiana in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Indiana, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • Wikipedia (accessed 13 Dec 2010) article on the 2nd Regiment, Indiana Cavalry.
  • Shelly, Joseph Frederick, "The Shelly Papers", (ed. Fanny Anderson and trans. Sophie Gemant, Indiana Magazine of History 44, no. 2 (June 1948): 181-198.) 1862-1863, LaPorte County (Michigan City) ,41st Indiana Volunteer Infantry, 2nd Calvary, Co. B   Abstract and Bibliographic Information  article PDF

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 4 January 2011).
  2. "The Civil War of 1861" Chaper 12 in Kemper, G. W. H. 1908. A twentieth century history of Delaware County, Indiana. (Chicago: Lewis Publ. Co.) (page 378, Regiment, Companies, Name's), 977.265 D3k v. 2 FHL US/CAN BookFHL Collection FamilySearch Books Online Vol. 1 FamilySearch Books Online Vol. 2 INTERNET ARCHIVE

 

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