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15th Illinois Cavalry
in the American Civil War

Regimental History
Fifteenth Cavalry. Cols., Warren Stewart, George A. Bacon; Lieut.-Cols., George A. Bacon, Franklin T. Gilbert; Majs., Warren Stewart, Franklin T. Gilbert, James Grant Wilson, Eagleton Carmichael, Samuel B. Stewart, Samuel B. Sherer. The companies that composed this regiment were independent companies attached to infantry regiments and acted as such. In the spring of 1862 they moved with the army from Cairo up the Tennessee river to Fort Henry and later participated in the battle of Shiloh. In the spring of 1863 the companies were organized as the 15th regiment and during the following year did post duty and severe scouting. By expiration of term of service it was mustered out Aug. 25, 1864, and the recruits who were enlisted in 1862 were consolidated with the 10th Ill. cavalry.

Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing Company, 1908 - Volume 3

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