3rd Illinois Volunteer Cavalry



Roster of Men from Schuyler County in 3rd Cavalry
Enlisted for Three Years Service
  Compiled from various sources including obituaries, newspapers, Combined History of Schuyler and Brown Counties, Illinois, 1882 and Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of Schuyler County, 1908.

Summary


Company B
Name
Military Inof
Note
Horton, John

Seward, David A.

Seward, Stephen H.




Company H
Name
Military Info
Note
Beretler, John Private, mustered out September 5, 1864
Bixby, Henry C. Private
Bollman, William C. Private, tranferred to Co. B Consolidated, mustered out October 10, 1865, as Sergeant
Bradley, John W. Private, Veteran, tranferred to Co. B Consolidated, mustered out October 10, 1865
Bradley, Thomas H. Private, mustered out September 5, 1864
Chapman, John C. Recruit, tranferred to Co. B Consolidataed, mustered out October 10, 1865
Chapman, William Recruit, tranferred to Co. B Consolidated, mustered out October 10, 1865
Edwards, Charles N. Recruit, tranferred to Co. B Consolidated, mustered out October 10, 1865
Edwards, William B. Private, Veteran, died Helena, Arkansas, August 28, 1862
Geer, Sidney A. Private, Veteran, tranferred to Co. B Consolidated, mustered out October 10, 1865, as Corporal
Gossage, Andrew J. Private, Veteran, tranferred to Co. B Consolidated, absent at mustering out of regiment
Horton, George H. First Lieutenant, tranferred to Co. B Consolidated, resigned May 22, 1861
Justus, John A. Recruit, tranferred to Co. B Consolidated, mustered out October 10, 1865
Kingrey, William H. Private, Veteran, tranferred to Co. B Consolidated, Promoted September 2d to Lieutenant, mustered out October 10, 1865
Onion, William T. Private
Phillips, Asheal (Asahel) M. Recruit, tranferred to Co. B Consolidated, mustered out October 10, 1865
Reed, John H. Sergeant, discharged
Rucker, Eli Private, mustered out September 5, 1864
Shaw, Liberty Private, deserted February 10, 1862
Talbott, Isaiah Recruit, tranferred to Co. B Consolidated, mustered out October 10, 1865
Williams, Walter Private, Veteran, tranferred to Co. B Consolidated, deserted June 6, 1865






COMING SOON
 

SUMMARY

  The Colonel of this regiment was Eugene Carr of the regular army. A portion of company H from Schuyler county and one whole company (G) from Brown county, composed part of it. The regiment was organized at Camp Butler, in August 1861. Its first movement was to St. Louis, Sept. 25th, and thence up the Missouri river to Jefferson City, and thence to Warsaw, in the direction of Springfield, Mo. Under Gen. Hunter, it reached Rolla, Nov. 19, where it remained till the 29th of Dec. 1861, when it moved in advance of Gen. Curtis' army for the south-west. On the 13th of Feb. 1862, near Springfield, the Third cavalry fought the first engagement, and won the first victory of Gen. Curtis' campaign.
  On the 14th of February, 1862, occupied Springfield, Mo. On the 15th came up with Gen. Price's retreating army, and took some prisoners. On the 18th, at Sugar creek, Ark., the Third battalion participated in a cavalry charge, routing the enemy. Had various skirmishes and short marches during the summer and fall in Arkansas and west of the Mississippi river, when, on the 23d Dec. 1862, it reported to Brig. Gen. Steel, at the mouth of the Yazoo river, formed part of the force, and did good service in the disastrous attack on Vicksburg, Miss., under Gen. Sherman. It was among the last to leave the field and embark on boats, after the battle.
  The Battalion of which the regiment formed a part, under Col. McCrillis, of Springfield, Ill., took part in the Western Louisiana campaign under Gen. Banks. In Dec. 1864, Major O'Connor, of Pana, took command of the Battalion, and it moved to Port Hudson, and from thence to Memphis, Tenn., rejoining the regiment, which had been separated into three divisions. In the month of July, a large portion of the regiment re-enlisted as veterans. The non veterans, under Major O'Connor, were stationed as garrison at Germantown, Tenn. On the 21st of August, the regiment participated in the repulse of Gen. Forrest, in his attack on Memphis. On the 24th of August, 1864, the non-veterans having been mustered out, the veterans were consolidated into a Battalion of six companies.
 The Battalion operated below and around Nashville, and took part in the battles with Gen. Hood's army in Dec. 1864. In May, 1865, it embarked for St. Louis, Mo., thence to St. Paul, Minnesota, reporting to Major Gen. Curtis. On the 4th of July, 1865, it was ordered on an Indian expedition over the plains of Minnestora and Dakota, north to the British lines, and then returned to Fort Snelling, Oct. 1st, arriving at Springfield, Illinois, Oct. 13th, 1865, and was mustered out of service. Such are some of the leading movements of the Third Cavalry Regiment, in which these men largely participated.






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