The Civil War in the East

Third Indiana Cavalry Regiment

 

The regiment is honored by a monument at Gettysburg.

monument to the 3rd Indiana Cavalry Regiment at Gettysburg

1861

August 22

Right Wing (Cos. A, B, C, D, E and F) organized at Madison, Ind. for 1st Cavalry

September

Moved to Washington, D.C.

October 22

Designated 3rd Cavalry; Attached to Hooker's Division, Army of the Potomac under the command of Colonel Scott Carter and Major George Chapman; Duty at Budd's Ferry, Md.

November 8

Capt. Jacob S. Buchanan of Company A becomes lieutenant colonel.

December

Assigned to duty in Lower Maryland by Detachments

December 15

Capture of Sloop "Victory"

December

Companies A, B and F in St. Mary's County, Company "E" at Maryland Point and Port Tobacco

1862

March

Lower Maryland, Middle Department

 

Charles Chase becomes major

May

Attached to Geary's Independent Brigade, Dept. of the Rappahannock

May 3

Regiment moved to Washington, D.C.

May 25

To Thoroughfare Gap, Va.

May 28

Action at Wardensville

June

Attached to Shields' Division, Dept. of the Rappahannock

June 16

Joined Shield's Command at Luray and movement to Front Royal

July

Attached to Farnsworth's 2nd Brigade, Pleasanton's Cavalry Division, Army of the Potomac

July

At Bristoe Station

July 7

At Falmouth, Va.

July 19

Major Chase resigns, and is replaced by Robert Klein

July 23

Action at Mt. Carmel Church

July 24-26

Reconnaissance to Orange Court House

August 5-8

Expedition to Frederick's Hall Station and Spottsylvania Court House

August 5-6

Thornburg's Mills and Massaponax Church

August 26

Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia. Centreville

August 29-30

Battle of Bull Run

August 31

Centreville and Chantilly

September - October

Maryland Campaign

September 7-8

Poolesville, Md.

September 9

Nolansville

September 9

Barnesville and Monocacy Church

September 10-11

Sugar Loaf Mountain

September 13

Catoctin Mountain and Middletown

September 14

South Mountain

September 16-17

Battle of Antietam

September 19

Shephardstown Ford

October 1

Reconnaissance to Martinsburg and Shephardstown, W. Va.

October 9-12

Pursuit of Stuart into Pennsylvania

October 12

Mouth of Monocacy

October 24

Lt. Colonel Buchanan resigns and is replaced by George Champan; Captain William S. McClure of Company E becomes major.

November

Attached to 2nd Brigade, Cavalry Division, Army of the Potomac

November 1-2

Philomont

November 2-3

Union

November 2-3

Upperville and Bloomfield

November 5-6

Barber's Cross Roads

November 7

Waterloo Bridge

November 8

Little Washington

December 12-15

Battle of Fredericksburg, Va.

1863

January 20-24

"Mud March"

February

Attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac

March 11

Colonel Carter resigns; George Chapman becomes colonel, Robert Kline lieutenant colonel and

Captain Charles Lemon of Company C major.

April 14

Rearguard at Freeman's Ford. Lost 26 casualties withdrawing under attack across the rising Rappahannock River

April 27 - May 6

Chancellorsville Campaign

April 29-May 8

Stoneman's Raid

May 1

Rapidan Station

May 29

William Patton becomes major

June 9

Brandy Station and Beverly Ford

June 21

Upperville and Middleburg

July 1-3

Battle of Gettysburg

The regiment was commanded by Colonel George H. Chapman, and was combined for the Gettysburg campaign with the 12th Illinois Cavalry. The 3rd brought 313 men to the field, of whom 6 were killed, 21 wounded and 5 missing, including Major Charles Lemon, mortally wounded on July 1st.

July 6

Williamsport, Md.

July 8

Boonsboro

July 9

Benevola (or Beaver Creek)

July 10-13

Funkstown

July 14

Falling Waters

July 21-22

Chester Gap

July 31-August 1

Kelly's Ford

August 1-3 and 4

Brandy Station

September 13-17

Advance from the Rappahannock to the Rapidan

September 13

Culpeper Court House

September 14-16

Raccoon Ford

September 21-23

Reconnaissance across the Rapidan

September 22

Jack's Shop, Madison Court House

September 22

Raccoon Ford

October 9-22

Rapidan Campaign

October 10

Raccoon and Morton's Fords

October 11

Stevensburg, near Kelly's Ford, and Brandy Station

October 12

Brandy Station, or Fleetwood

October 15

Oak Hill

October 25-26

Near Bealeton

November 1

Catlett's Station

November 7-8

Advance to line of the Rappahannock

November 8

Muddy Run, Culpeper

November 26

Mine Run Campaign

November 29

Parker's Store

1864

January 20

Scout from Culpeper to Madison Court House

February 6-7

Demonstration on the Rapidan; Barnett's Ford

February 28 - March 4

Kilpatrick's Raid to Richmond

March 1

Fortifications of Richmond, Hanover Junction and Ashland

April

Attached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac

March 4

Captain Benjamin Q. A. Gresham of Company B promoted to major

May-June

Rapidan Campaign

May 4

Near Chancellorsville

May 5

Craig's Meeting House

May 5-7

Battle of the Wilderness

May 8

Alsop's Farm, Spotsylvania

May 9-24

Sheridan's Raid to the James River

May 9-10

North Anna River

May 11

Ground Squirrel Church and Yellow Tavern

May 12

Brook Church (or Richmond Fortifications)

May 26

Demonstration on Little Run

May 26-28

On line of the Pamunkey

May 27

Salem Church

May 28-31

Totopotomoy

May 31

Mechump's Creek

June 1-12

Battle of Cold Harbor

June 2

Totopotomoy, Gaines' Mill, Salem Church and Haw's Shop

June 3

Haw's Shop and near Via's House

June 12

Long Bridge

June 13

Riddell's Shop

June 13

White Oak Swamp

June - August

Siege of Petersburg

June 22

Ream's Station

June 22-30

Wilson's Raid to Southside & Danville R. R.

June 23

Nottaway Court House and Black and White Station

June 24

Captain George H. Thompson of Company E and Alfred Gadis promoted to major

June 25

Staunton River Bridge (or Roanoke Station)

June 28-29

Sappony Church (or Stony Creek)

June 29

Ream's Station

June 30

Jarrett's Station

June 30 - July 3

Ream's Station

July 7 and 22

Ream's Station

July 21

Colonel Chapman is promoted to Brigadier General

August 7 -
November 28

Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign; Army of the Shenandoah, Middle Military Division

August 17

Winchester

August 25

Near Kearneysville

September 7

Near Brucetown and Winchester

September 19

Battle of Opequan (Third Battle of Winchester)

September 20

Near Cedarville

September 21

Front Royal

September 22

Milford

September 29
and October 2

Waynesboro

October 7

Back Road, near Strasburg

November 10

Near Kernstown

November 12

Newtown

November 22

Cedar Creek and Rude's Hill, near New Market

December 19-22

Expedition from Kernstown to Lacey Springs

December 21

Lacey Springs

1865

February 27 -
March 25

Sheridan's Raid from Winchester

March 2

Waynesboro

March 15

Ashland

March 28

Appomattox Campaign

March 30-31

Dinwiddie Court House

April 1

Battle of Five Forks

April 3

Deep Creek

April 5

Sailor's Creek

April 8

Appomattox Station

April 9

Appomattox Court House; Surrender of Lee and his army.

May 23

Grand Review at Washington. D.C.

June

Moved to Louisville, Ky.

August 7

Mustered out




 
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