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|Thirtieth Infantry. Col., Daniel J. Dill; Lieut.-Col., E. M.
Bartlett; Maj., John Clowney. This regiment was organized at Camp Randall, Madison, and
was mustered in Oct. 21, 1862. On May 2, 1863, Cos. D, F, I and K were ordered to the
upper Missouri as guards for transports in the Indian expedition under Gen. Sully, from
Sioux City, Ia., to Fort Pierre, Dakota. Cos. G and E were sent to Superior and Bayfield
to keep close watch on the Chippewa Indians, who were stirred up by the Sioux outbreak in
Minnesota. In August detached companies were used for maintaining order during the
enrollment under the conscription act, furnishing guards for conscripts, recruits and
deserters. The regiment spent the winter in the state. Detachments were ordered to various
posts in northwestern Minnesota and Dakota in March, 1864, where they spent the spring and
summer in campaigning under Gen. Sully against the Indians, guarding emigrants, making
many diificult marches through wild country, and participating in a number of engagements.
On Oct. 1, Cos. A, C, F and H under Col. Dill were stationed at Fort Rice, Dak.; Cos. B,
E, G and K under Maj. Clowney at Fort WadsWorth; Co. D under Capt. Fulton at Fort Sully,
and Co. I under Capt. Grier at Fort Union. The companies were reunited at Louisville, Ky.,
during the fall, with the exception of Co. I, which remained at Fort Union until the
following summer. The regiment was attached to the 2nd brigade, 2nd division, Military
District of Kentucky, and was used in prison guard duty, as provost guard at Louisville,
and for garrison duty at Frankfort and Georgetown in detachments during the winter and
spring. Col. Dill was appointed provost marshal-general of Kentucky, April 17, 1865. Co. I
joined the regiment on June 22, and the organization was mustered out at Louisville Sept.
20, 1865. Its original strength was 906. Gain by recruits, 312; substitutes, 1 ; total,
1,219. Loss by death, 69; desertion, 52; transfer, 46; discharge, 340; mustered out, 710.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 4