7th Illinois Regt Cavalry (Union)

 Organized at Camp Butler, Ills., and mustered in October 13, 1861.


1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, District of West Tennessee, to November, 1864.

1st Brigade, 5th Division Cavalry Corps, Military Division Mississippi, to November, 1864.

2nd Brigade, 5th Division, Cavalry Corps Military Division Mississippi, to July, 1865.


Nashville Campaign November-December.

  1. Shoal Creek, Ala., November 11.
  2. On line of Shoal Creek November 16-20.
  3. Lawrenceburg November 22.
  4. Campbellsville and Lynnville November 24.
  5. Columbia Duck River November 24-27.
  6. Mt. Carmel November 29.
  7. West Harpeth River, Franklin, November 30.
  8. Battle of Nashville December 15-16.
  9. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28.
  10. West Harpeth River, Franklin, December 17.
  11. Spring Hill December 18.
  12. Rutherford Creek December 19.
  13. Columbia December 20.


  • Web site  –
    In the Nashville campaign the Regiment fought at Brentwood Hills and
    in the Battle of Nashville. Following Hood's route the cavalry followed him to the Tennessee River. 

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