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Gilbert's Independent

Illinois Cavalry Company

Dyer's Unit History

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


Organized at Geneva, Ills., with 52nd Illinois Infantry, October 25, 1861. Attached to Dept. of Missouri to March, 1862. 2nd Division, Army of the Tennessee, to July, 1862. District of Corinth, Miss., to December, 1862.

SERVICE - Moved to St. Louis, Mo., December 8, 1861; thence to Cairo, Ill., January 16, 1862, and to Smithland, Ky., January 24. Moved to Fort Donelson, Tenn., February 10-17. Guard prisoners from Fort Donelson to Chicago. Ills., February 18-March 6. Moved to St. Louis, Mo., March 6-7, thence to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., March 20-30. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Pursuit to Booneville May 30-June 12. Duty in District of Corinth until December. Battle of Corinth October 3-4. Pursuit to Ripley October 5-12. Assigned to 12th Illinois Cavalry as Company H August, 1862, but changed to 15th Illinois Cavalry as Company G December 25, 1862.

 Transcribed by Susan Tortorelli

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