Organized at Camp Butler, III., and mustered in August 27, 1861. Moved to St. Louis, Mo., September 25, thence to Jefferson City, Mo., and to Warsaw, Mo., October 1-11.
1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, District of West Tennessee, to November, 1864.
1st Brigade, 5th Division, Cavalry Corps, Military Division Mississippi, to May, 1865. Dept. of the Northwest to October, 1865.
Operations in Tennessee and Alabama against Hood November-December.
- Expedition from Memphis to Moscow November 9-13.
- Shoal Creek, Ala., November 11.
- On line of Shoal Creek November 16-20.
- Duck River November 28.
- Franklin November 30.
- Battle of Nashville December 15-16.
- Pursuit of Hood December 17-28.
- West Harpeth River December 17.
- Richland Creek December 24.
- Illinois in the Civil War