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O'Harnett'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., with 30th Illinois Infantry, and mustered in August 28, 1861. Moved to Cairo, Ills., September 1, 1861. Attached to Military District of Cairo to February, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Army of the Tennessee, to July, 1862.

SERVICE - Duty in the Military District of Cairo, September, 1861, to 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 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, Tenn., May 7. Moved to Bethel and Jackson, Tenn., June 4-7 and duty there until July. Assigned to Stewart's Illinois Cavalry Battalion July, 1862.

 Transcribed by Susan Tortorelli

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