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Carmichael's Independent Illinois Cavalry Company

Dyer's Unit History

Source - "A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer


Organized at Camp Butler, Ills., as Cavalry Company "B," 29th Illinois Infantry, and mustered in August 19, 1861. Attached to District of Cairo to February, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Army Tennessee, to July, 1862.

SERVICE - Duty in Military District of Cairo, Ills., until February, 1862. Expedition from Cairo into Kentucky January 16-21, 1862. Operations against Fort Henry, Tenn., February 2-6. Investment and capture of Fort Donelson, Tenn., February 12-16. Moved to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., March 6-13. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Raid on Mobile and Ohio R. R. and skirmish at Purdy May 4. March to Bethel and Jackson, Tenn., June 4-7, and duty there until July. Assigned to Stewart's Independent Cavalry Battalion as Company "B," July, 1862.

 Transcribed by Susan Tortorelli

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