One Hundred and Twenty-fifth Regiment (10th Cavalry) Cols., Thomas N. Pace, George R. Swallow, Lieut.-Cols., Benjamin Q. A. Gresham, George R. Swallow, Thomas G. Williamson, Majs., George R. Swallow, George F. Herriott, Thomas G. Williamson, Sylvanus Milner, DeWitt C. James, George R. Mitchell.

This regiment, the 125th of the line, was organized during the fall and winter of 1862-63 at Vincennes and Columbus, was mustered in Feb.2, 1863, and left the state May 3, moving via Nashville to Pulaski, Tenn.

Assignment

At the time of the West Harpeth action the 10th IN Cav was 1st Brigade, 7th Division Cavalry, Military Division of the Mississippi.

Action

The detachment at Decatur, under Maj. Williamson, fought Hood’s forces for four days in October and a portion of the regiment, under Lieut.-Col. Gresham, was engaged at Nashville, Little Harpeth, Reynolds’ Hill and Sugar creek, losing 8 killed 43 wounded and 75 captured, but it captured 300 prisoners with their arms, and 4 stands of colors.

Sources:

  • Diaries
    Diary of Major William Whiteworth, Company K, 125th Indiana Regiment, March 8, 1864 – August, 1865. INHI. Smith Historical Society Library. Cited in: Guide to Indiana Civil War Manuscripts, 1965.
  • Archives and Manuscripts
    Louis Bernard DeMotte (author)
    Title: William Milton DeMotte, Union cavalryman and Hoosier doctor : his life and family /
    Indiana Historical Society – see citation
    DeMotte was a member of the 10th Indiana Cavalry regt; pages 15-30 apparently cover his service in the 10th.
  • Reenactors
    6th Alabama Cavalry , Montgomery, AL Maj. Brien McWilliams, brienmcw@aol.com
    A family oriented unit We have both mounted & dismounted companies. We attend reenactments throughout the state. We portray the 10th Indiana Cavalry when we put on blue(often).
  • Genealogy research
    • Dan and Judy Harvey are interested in the 10th Indiana Cav, particularly in John A. Cox, Company C
      d_jharvey@verizon.net.
    • Kraig McNutt’s wife had a 1st cousin in the 10th IN Cav; Thomas Gudgel of Company B. His parents were Andrew and Elvira Gudgel. Kraig can be reached at tellinghistory[at]yahoo.com
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