Organized at Peoria, Ill., and mustered in September 20, 1862. Moved to Covington, Ky., October 8, 1862. Attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Army of Kentucky, Dept. of the Ohio, to January, 1863. 3rd Brigade, District of Central Kentucky, Dept. of the Ohio, to April, 1862. 2nd Brigade, District of Central Kentucky, Dept. of the Ohio, to June, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 23rd Army Corps, Army of the Ohio, to August, 1863. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 23rd Army Corps, to October, 1868. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 23rd Army Corps, to November, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, 23rd Army Corps, to May, 1854. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 23rd Army Corps, to August, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 23rd Army Corps, Army of the Ohio, to February, 1865; and Dept. of North Carolina to June, 1865.
SERVICE - Moved to Falmouth, Ky., October 18, 1862. Escort supply train to Big Eagle, Ky., October 19-21, thence moved to Georgetown and Lexington, Ky. October 23-24. Duty at Lexington till March, 1863. Moved to Danville, Ky., March 21; thence to Nicholasville, Camp Dick Robinson, Lancaster and Crab Orchard, Stanford and Milledgeville, Ky. Duty at Milledgeville till April 26. Regiment mounted at Milledgeville. Moved to Somerset April 26. Operations against Pegram's forces in Southeast Kentucky April 26 - May 12. Action at Monticello May 1. Duty at Somerset, Ky., till July. Saunders' Raid in East Tennessee June 14-24 (Detachment). Knoxville June 19-20. Strawberry Plains June 20. Rogers' Gap June 20. Powder Springs Gap June 21. Pursuit of Scott's forces July 9-13. OPerations in Eastern Kentucky against Scott July 26 - August 6. Battle of Richmond July 28. Burnside's Campaign in East Tennessee August 16 - October 16. Winker's Gap August 31. Action at Cleveland September 18. Athens, Calhoun and Charleston September 25. Calhoun September 26. Athens September 27. About Kingston October 16-24. Philadelphia October 25-26. Lieper's Ferry, Holston River, October 28. Knoxville Campaign November 4 - December 23. Holston River November 15. Campbell's Station November 16. Near Knoxville November 16. Siege of Knoxville November 17 - December 5. Skirmishes about Bean's Station December 9-13. Bean's Station December 10 and 14. Blain's Cross Roads December 16-19. Bend of Chucky Road, near Dandridge, January 16, 1864. Operations about Dandridge January 16-17. Dandridge January 17. Operations about Dandridge January 26-28. Flat and Muddy Creek January 26. Near Fair Garden January 27. Kelly's Ford January 27-28. Moved to Marysville, thence to Knoxville and dismounted, thence moved to Mount Sterling, Ky., February, 1864. Duty at Mt. Sterling February 22 - April 6. Moved to Camp Nelson, Ky., April 6, thence to Knoxville, Tenn., arriving May 3. Movement to Tunnel Hill, Ga., May 3-5. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 5 - September 8. Demonstrations on Dalton May 9-13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Cartersville May 18. Advance on Dallas May 18-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25 - June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10 - July 2. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Muddy Creek June 17. Noyes' Creek June 19. Cheyney's Farm June 22. Olley's Creek June 26-27. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Line of Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Siege of Atlanta July 22 - August 25. Utoy Creek August 5-7. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31 - September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Operations against Hood and Forest in North Georgia and North Alabama September 29 - November 3. Nashville Campaign November - December. Columbia, Duck River, November 24-27. Battle of Franklin November 30. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-29. At Clifton, Tenn., till January 15, 1865. Movement to Washington, D.C., thence to Fort Fisher, N. C., January 18 - February 9. Operations against Hoke February 11-14. Fort Anderson February 18. Capture of Fort Anderson February 19. Town Creek February 19-20. Capture of Wilmington February 22. Campaign of the Carolinas March 1 - April 26. Advance on Goldsbow March 6-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 21. Gurley's March 31. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. Duty at Greensboro, N. C., till June 20.
Mustered out at Greensboro, N. C., June 20 and discharged at Chicago, Ill., July 7, 1865.
Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 76 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and Officer and 153 Enlisted men by disease. Total 234.